John Ricketts drives the #5r Sprint Class
car. His home track is Cowtown Speedway but can also be found
racing at Lone Star ASCS Series. He lives in Burleson, TX.
Team members helping John are:
Mom, Robert Bray - Crew Chief, Shelby, Heather. Leon Ricketts is
the car owner.
John started racing in Go Carts at the
age of 8 and 2004 in the Sprint class at Cowtown Speedway because it's
in his blood as a 3rd generation driver. His first win was in '06
in the Sprint Class at Cowtown Speedway. Career highlights include
back to back Feature wins at Cowtown Speedway. 2013 IMCA National
sprint car champion & Rookie of the Year. He was the only driver
to ever win both awards.
The thrill of racing for John is the
adrenaline rush when you have no fast cars all wanting the same piece of
real estate...the Winner's Circle. Side by side slide jobs
and wheelies also excite him. His most exciting racing moment
was starting 22 nd in the IMca nationals and finishing 4th. He's
most proud of his IMCA National Championship.
John's racing hero is Joey Saldana .
Of racing, John says, 'It is the most
legal fun you can have. Be careful, it's
John's favorite racing websites are