Cars ready to race

RJ Perkins at Skyline

Photos above:  Sprint cars at top of page, John Shewbrooks, John in his hydroplane named Sho nuff, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in stock car, at Chicagoland Speedway in Indy car, at Kokomo Speedway in number 7 TQ Midget.

Leaving WOO race in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

A new shop, pictured above, was built in town.  It is mostly for storage.  The adjacent land was also purchased to expand as space is needed.

At 125 mile per hour John Shewbrooks of Waverly, Ohio, spent decades competing on the American Power Boat Association Inboard Racing Tour throughout the United States and Canada.  He also traveled to New Zealand and Australia for international competition.  With his 2.5 litre modified inboard hydroplane, Sho nuff, John and crew would travel 25,000 miles per year in quest for their several wins and championships.  In 2007, John entered Three Quarter (TQ) Midget racing as a rookie, competing weekly in Indiana and Illinois from May to September.  Since 2010, his TQ Midget continues to compete in Indiana by the Steed Race Team as John began racing 410 cubic inch wing sprint cars.  Having also driven an Indy Car at Chicagoland Speedway and a NASCAR style stock car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in driving schools, he focuses his racing close to home in his sprint cars.  John races four sprint cars, numbered A67, A76, A79 and A97 out of his race shops in Waverly, Ohio.  John drives only occasionally now but still enjoys the thrill of competition. Local college student rookie RJ Perkins will return for his second year in competition in 2016.  World of Outlaw veteran Brandon Wimmer will return to either the A97 or A67 car.  Jarett Andretti plans to return in 2016 running mostly wing races.  John's car numbers are a tribute to his dad, Jack Shewbrooks, as these numbers were on his dad's many race boats. 

Jarett Andretti at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio