Chris Brandon, 37, is the driver of the #2 D&M Performance
chassis modified at Delta Bowl Speedway. Based out of Olive Branch,
Mississippi, he is sponsored by Knox Enterprises, Auto-X-Change, Henry
Chiropractic, Tennison Brothers Sheet Metal, and Spanky's Tire Connection.
A former weekly driver at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP - Millington,
Tennessee) and Riverside Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), Chris ran
exclusively at Delta Bowl Speedway for the 2003 season.
Chris's family includes his wife of 15 years, Melissa, and their two
daughters, Hannah, 8, and Holly, 4. Chris says that his dad has been his
biggest influence. His dad first got him interested in racing by taking
him to his first race at Riverside Speedway when he was 4 years old. His
brother and father started racing in 1992, when they built a mini stock
car to race at MMP. Chris started his driving career in 1993 when he
started racing a mini stock at MMP, also.
His car number comes from Chris's purchase of a used modified in 1996. The
car already had a 28 on it, but he decided to drop the eight and keep the
two. Prior to 1996, his mini stocks were always #6 to show his support for
his favorite driver, Mark Martin.
The #2 modified driver currently has no big plans in his racing future. He
is enjoying the sport as a hobby. He definitely has potential though. He
almost had his first win at Delta Bowl Speedway on May 24th, but the right
rear tire expired on the last lap with Chris in the lead. Chris won the
1996 MMP IMCA Modified Track Championship in his rookie year and was the
2002 MMP IMCA Modified Runner-Up, second only to his brother.
What CD or tape is in his car/truck right now? Eminem, Merle Haggard, 50
Cent, Nickel Back, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix
Favorite movie? The Green Mile
Lucky charms or Superstitions? None, except for not allowing peanuts near
the car (a tip he learned from Hooker Hood when he was a young kid).
Any nicknames? Andy Tennison used to call him "The Hook" in '97 at MMP.
According to Chris, in his first year on the quarter mile track, the
wrecker towed him off almost every week.
Profile by Dylan Belt
Picture by Dave Crocker
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