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John Ricketts


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 addicting!".

John's favorite racing websites are, and



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