Barton Motorsports Mechanic Wins NASCAR Cup Series Championship
Barton Motors of Pontrug Caernarvonshire produced some very distinctive racing motorcycle engines from a chapel there, using modified Suzuki 750 racing engines designed for use in NHRA Factory Stock Showdown classes utilizing gear driven water pumps and Krober electronic ignition.
Chip Hoynitski brought his 2015 Drag Pak Challenger into Barton’s shop with one aim in mind – Barton needed it as part of their test fleet for their 2016 Drag Pak Challenger build project.
Early Life and Education
Brett McCutcheon of Barton made history this season when he won a championship in NASCAR’s Cup Series as part of Ryan Blaney’s team, helping win three races this season as front mechanic and front line mechanic for him.
Brothers was born into racing. Her parents divorced when she was two, forcing her to live between various relatives as her mother managed the children herself by working as an exercise rider and bartender to provide for their needs.
Brothers was an accomplished jockey for 25 years. During that time she won over 1,200 races and received numerous honors – her crowning achievement being winning the 1984 Breeders’ Cup Classic on Sir Barton.
Barton began his professional racing career in 2000 by test-driving a Toyota Super Touring Camry fielded by Sydney race team Phoenix Motorsport. Soon thereafter he moved up to full-size open wheeler racing, competing in the 2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship using his Van Diemen RF01.
Barton made an outstanding first full season debut, placing second in the newly named National subseries while outshone outright championship class drivers in several races.
Barton also participated in the World Time Attack Challenge driving for Team Lotus Exige GT3, competing against time attack machines designed specifically to defeat it. Now he offers driver coaching programs combining his racing experience with simulation and data analysis – perfect for race meetings around the globe!
Achievement and Honors
In 2001, Barton moved up into the National subclass of British Formula 3, where he enjoyed outstanding results, frequently beating outright Championship class drivers into the top 10. Bruce Cary – an internationally acclaimed Australian Formula 3 race engineer who had recognized Barton’s potential – provided guidance and mentorship at this critical juncture of his career.
In 1985, Barton established Barton Engines – an engine manufacturing business. Due to its immense success, this venture eventually turned into a full-time endeavor and is currently located in Ankeny with a shop at Stateline Speedway.
Barton is an avid race fan who regularly attends races across the country. Additionally, he serves as front mechanic on Ryan Blaney’s pit crew where he assists with building and prepping the car prior to inspection day.
Barton learned everything he could from his father about race cars and learning everything they could from him in their time off at his garage – this is where his racing abilities first developed.
Barton’s stellar performances in Formula Ford series earned him a place in IMCA National racing class for 1986, even on a budget. He consistently placed within the top ten at every race meeting he entered.
Team Modified was unrivaled at that time in terms of modified racing dominance, winning numerous races at local tracks in Minnesota and Wisconsin while also dominating Stateline Speedway (Busti, NY) as well as Eriez Raceway 7 (Conneaut, Ohio) by winning 80 feature races there in total. They were the pioneering modified team to utilize dual right rear tires on wet tracks – something only other modified teams dared attempt.
Rich Barton, founder and CEO of Zillow Group with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion, also founded Trover online travel photography sharing site as well as holding stakes in Expedia, Glassdoor and Netflix companies.
Heikki Kovalainen of Finland is an accomplished former Formula One racing driver who has competed for some of the leading teams. Known for being an avid fan of Bruce Lee and having even painted his car with his likeness as part of an honorary tribute.
Sebastien Loeb, an acclaimed French racing driver with an estimated net worth of $55 Million, is an avid player of Gran Turismo. While traveling on his private jet to an event or race, Sebastien often spends time enjoying this virtual reality racing simulation game.