Kevin Shaw Profile
Wayne Brooks Profile
The fees for the class are :
- $1000 for a driver bring his own car through the class
- $400 for a crew member to come through the class
- NO CHARGE for a crew member coming to the track on the second day to help his driver at the track, but not attending the classroom portion.
- Wayne Brooks also offers specialized classroom and race track, one-on-one coaching. Please Contact Us ...for specialized pricing.
- If you would like to have the Brooks Shaw Driving School at your local track at least 10 drivers are required ..for a class. For more information on bringing a school to your local track please contact Kevin Shaw via the ..Contact section.
- The Classroom Session is presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation with several handouts and . ....visual props toaid in the teaching of the class.
- Video footage and Illustrations are included in the curriculum
- The Track Session incorporates multiple visuals and hands-on exercises at the track to enable students to learn exactly how to improve performance.
- The Track Session also includes instructions on how to read a race track and how to predict which direction ...that a track will go during the course of a race. Tire Management is also taught.
- Lunch is included in the price and is supplied on both days
- Everyone, who attends the School, receive a T-Shirt, Certificate of Completion, and a 110 page Technical ...Manual
Kevin Shaw Bio
Kevin has over 25 years experience working on race cars at his Dad's
shop. His dad is legendary car builder Larry Shaw, and with the staff at
Larry Shaw Race Cars they have built close to 4,000 race cars in 30 years
of business. Kevin was born July 23rd, 1967 in Newport, Arkansas and he
began going to the races at the age of four with his parents and his
brother Kirk, who owns New Vision Graphics, which is a successful
graphic's company based in Batesville, Arkansas.
Kevin began working in the shop helping to build the cars when he was
16 years old. He later graduated high school and went to college for
one semester before leaving and returning to work with his Dad in the
family business. Over the next 25 years he worked on thousands
of cars and helped thousands of customers with technical support and along the way made alot of friends in the racing industry. He has been involved
with several of the changes that today's race cars incorporate to be
successful and works closely with manufactuers to help develop new products.
He has worked closely with some of the best racers to ever strap in a race car including
his uncle, Billy Moyer, Wendell Wallace, Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell,
and Mark Martin from the Super Late Model ranks. He has also worked closely with several Open Wheel Modified drivers including Wayne Brooks,
Steve Arpin, Kevin Adams, Jeff Taylor, Jared Landers, and Dave Cain.
Kevin is constantly trying to improve the race cars that they build and pass
on any new information avalable to his customers to improve their performance on the track.
In 2002 Kevin and Wayne Brooks teamed up to start the Brooks/Shaw
Driving School . They started the school because they saw a need in the
sport for an informational type of program that provided a nice mix of classroom and trackside lessons. After 7 years of doing the school hundreds
of students have attended and received a quality education on how to prepare
their race car as well as understanding how their racecar works and how to improve
their performance on the track. Whether it be through driving the car differently
or changing the set-up on the race car.
Kevin and his wife Mindy have two children Clay and Sarah and one of his favorite
things to do is spend time with his family.
Kevin says for our sport to continue to grow, we all need to help one another
at the track. Example: If you see a racer struggling on the race track
and running in the back of the pack all the time, chances are that he will get
tired of racing and one day decide to sell his racecar and get out of the sport.
Then the race tracks start to struggle because they are losing car counts and
the next thing you know the race track drops that class.
However, if we try to help that guy running in the back and get him running in the top ten
occasionaly, then he probably won't sell his race car, and we can all still go
Wayne Brooks Bio
Wayne started racing in 1967. In over 40 years of racing he has driven almost
every kind of race car that there is from Stock Cars to Sprint Cars. He has raced
on dirt and asphalt and has developed a feel for the race car to help figure
out what is wrong with an ill handling race car. In addition, he is extremely good at diagnosing
what is wrong with the race car.
Wayne has seen many changes over the years in our sport and the biggest change
has been in the parts and chassis that we can now purchase to improve our performance
on the track. In the past racers had to go out to the salvage yard and find what
was needed or had to build the part themself. Now days anyone can pick up
the phone and order just about anything needed for a race car. Whether it be
a camshaft, ground just the way you want it, or a specific valved shock for
a specific corner of your race car, you can now pick up the phone and order it.
When Wayne first started getting involved with cars he worked for his Father in
the family's salvage yard helping to strip the cars. His first priority as a young
man was to collect all the loose change he found whenever a different car would
come into the salvage yard. After that he went on to work at the local Napa Auto
parts store and started to race at the local track. After racing there and winning
the Track Championship, Wayne started to travel around the southeast part of the
United States and won numerous races in the region. To date he has won over 700 features in his
40 years of racing. The biggest win of his career came in 2000 at the Dirt Open Wheel Modified race
at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee in front of over 60,000 fans. The biggest paying race Wayne has won
was the $20,000 to win Longhorn Roundup in Royce City, Texas, which he has won twice.
Many of the products you see on today's race cars, including many engine products, were developed with the assistance
of Wayne Brooks. He has worked closely with
Competion Cams, Schoenfeld Headers, Bilstien Shocks, and Federal Mogal to
help develop their products.
Now Wayne works very hard with the Brooks Shaw Driving School to help streamline it and make
every school a improvement over the last school. He also builds racing engines for
a few people and also builds and and sells the (Brooks by Shaw Modifieds and
Limited Modifieds). Wayne also offers one-on-one driving instruction.
" Thanks again Kevin.
The education you and Wayne provided was great. We went from struggling mid-pack to our first A-Mod feature win thanks to your suggestions. Please give Kudos to Wayne too!
"Thanks again for the driving school. Here’s a link to a video of my first feature win this year at my home track opener….. also just picked up my second one yesterday along with two 2nd places and a 3rd. We are off to a great start this year. Thanks for sharing all the “secrets” with others!!!"
Brooks Shaw Driving School students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and at the track and apply it immediately toward their own program. Below are some of the accomplishments of graduates for the Brooks Shaw Driving School. To submit your accomplishment, please E-Mail the webmaster.
Darwin Hamilton: 2011 Lonestar Dwarf Car Club Points Champion
..................................2011 June Speed Weekend Points Champion
................................. 2011 September Speed Weekend Points Champion
Jason Lacelle: 2009 Canadian IMCA Champion
............................. 2009 Track Champion Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
Zane DeVilbiss: 2010 IMCA Modified National Champion
Chad Dolan: 2009 IMCA Track Champ at Mid-Nebraska Speedway
.........................2009 three time IMCA Track Champ at Dawson County Raceway
.........................Owner of SIX IMCA Track Championships
Morgan Bagley: Qwik Car Nationals Champion at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, LA)
Casey Findley: Drew County Speedway (Monticello, AR) Winner
Christy Georges: 2010 UMP Limited Modified National Champion
Blake Jegtvig: 2010 Wissota Modified National Champion
Casey Jordon: Texas Dirt Motorplex Winner
Jared Landers: UMP Dirt Car Nationals Champion (5 wins)
....... $5,000 Gator Nationals Winner - Volusia Speedway Park (Volusia, FL)
Michael Robertson: USMTS Feature Winner At I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)
Rodney Wing: 1st Annual Winternationals Champion Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS)
....... $8,000 East Bay Nationals Winner (Tampa, FL)
Justen Yeager: Best of the Best Wild West Showdown Champion (3 wins)
Brooks/Shaw Driving School Graduates
Below is a list of drivers, who have graduated from the Brooks/Shaw Driving School. This list represents National Champions from sanctions such as the Wissota,IMCA, UMP, USMTS, SMP, and USCS plus countless track championships and feature wins.
If you have completed the Brooks/Shaw Driving School and your name is not on the list, please E-Mail Us.
Bobby Allen- IL.
Bobby Allen Jr.- TN
Ed Belec Jr.
Derrick Big Eagle
Billy Jack Burkins