Perk Brown

Perk Brown

10/2/1925 - 7/7/1999

Perk Brown's real name was Jack Thomasson. He was from Spray, N.C. which is about 30 miles from the Martinsville track. He "owned" the local tracks in the early to mid 60's.Bowman-Gray in Winston-Salem,N.C., and Starkey Speedway(Roanoke,Va.). He also won 7 features at Martinsville over those years.. He traveled to Trenton often and had one of his worst crashes there in 1960 driving the Mason's Garage '37 Chevy sedan. He finished in the top 5 several years in a row in the race of champions and was always at the top of the yearly National Modified driver list. He drove for William Mason in the #45 using a small block Chevy from the late 50's until 1968. He then drove his own number 0 "Honey Bear" and the number 04 coach and sedan of Donald Bryant.He drove a number 22 Hudson Hornet in the '50's and found he didn't like the traveling in the Grand National ranks. Bobby Allison drove Perk's car for 2 years while he was out of racing dure to kidney stones, winning 2 national championships.

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