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New Lenox native Steven Brooks poses for a picture with his longtime girlfriend, Allie Wells, during a race at Fairbury American Legion Speedway earlier this summer. Photo Submitted
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
12:28 pm CDT July 9, 2018

When Steven Brooks got into racing, his first venture was on the go-cart circuit. The second ever go-cart his family purchased was one that was used by Danica Patrick.

“We should have held onto it,” Brooks said. “It probably would have been worth some money.”

Brooks got his start the same way as Patrick, in go-cart racing. He, like many, aspiring racers have not achieved her fame and fortune, but that’s fine with the New Lenox native, who is more than happy to reach a smaller, but no less satisfying, status in dirt track racing.