Checking in on MB2 Motorsports' Christian Brooks

MB2 Motorsports’ driver Christian Brooks has been competing in this year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Division circuit as a rookie driver. This is Christian’s first season on the tour, coming from a highly successful stretch of kart racing, seeing him win a number of prestigious titles. With the season now hitting its final stretches, let’s take a look at how he’s fared so far in this new challenge.

Early Season

Coming in as one of the rookies to watch, Brooks’ career in Red Bull GRC had a solid start, as a fourth-place finish in the “last chance qualifier” race was good enough to secure a spot in the final of the Phoenix (I) event. While he ultimately finished sixth in the final, Brooks put the rest of the GRC Lites circuit on notice: he was not a driver to take lightly.

Brooks confirmed this the next day when he made the final again at the Phoenix (II) event, this time finishing fourth, less than three seconds from making his first podium. As the season progressed, Christian made each of the next three finals (Dallas and both Daytona events). He even finished runner-up of a heat at Daytona, showing a dramatic improvement week over week.

Mid-Season

The middle of the year was less friendly to Christian Brooks. He missed his first event final after a fifth-place finish at the Marine Corps Air Station New River (I) event’s last chance qualifier. That miss cost him a lot of points, but he did manage to squeak his way into the fifth spot in the standings. The New River (II) event being cancelled due to severe weather did not help his title pursuit either, causing him to miss another opportunity to possibly gain back some points.

The most recent race at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC was a hard-fought battle for every driver, and Brooks did well to pull himself back into form, finishing third in the last chance qualifier race in order to get back to the final. The final didn’t go as well as Brooks would have liked, finishing over 12 seconds behind the leader for 7th place, but just getting back into the final was a good boost for his standings points.

The Home Stretch

With four events remaining in the year, Brooks still has plenty of opportunity to climb the standings with some good finishes. As of today, Brooks sits solidly in fifth place, 26 points ahead of the next driver down, but 43 points behind the next driver in front of him.

The series next takes to the track with a waterfront race in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 28th-29th. The Lites then head back to the west coast with a race at Evergreen Speedway in Seattle, Washington on September 16th-17th.

Finally, the series comes to a close with a doubleheader event at the Port of Los Angeles on October 8th-9th. This is your best chance to see Brooks in action in the event that he considers to be his “home track.” Tickets for the event are still available, and early-bird specials are available through September 3rd.

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