Meet Brent McKinnon

Brent McKinnon
Brent McKinnon

Age: 31

Hometown: Carlyle, IL

Track: Belleville, Tri-City, Pevely, Macon, Highland

Division: Late model

Chassis Builder: Rocket

Engine Builder: Dargie Racing Engines

Car Owner: Brent McKinnon & Ed Bryan

Crew Members: Ed “Bear” Bryan
Landon McKinnon
Chris McKinnon
Bud Mckinnon
Ryan McKinnon
Greg Frey
Lucky Dog Racing

Family Members: Wife- Jillian McKinnon
Sons- Landon and Weston McKinnon
Dog- Deek

Hobbies: Whitetail bow hunting
Crappie fishing
Waterfowl hunting

Sponsors: A&J Motorsport (Ed Bryan)
Bretz Wildlife & Winery
Jeff Staley Foundation
Moxie Solon (Jillian McKinnon)
The Keys Bar and Grill
Signs and Designs
Buffalo Wild Wings

Work Info: Union Operating Engineer local 520, crane and heavy equipment operator.

Racing History & Accomplishments: Raced go karts when I was young, and had many wins and raced against several famous drivers. Ive been a fan of racing all my life. I had a dream to race a dirt late model. I worked 3 years of night shifts, building Prairie State Energy Campus, putting in up to 3000 hours a year, followed that with two years six days a week on the Veterans/Musial bridge (ran tower crane on Illinois pier). Saved my money and with the help of a retired operator we went out and bought a late model. Now, I’m living my dream. There have been rough times, but il get there.

Racing Idol: Brian Birkhofer- he’s just one bad dude..
Kevin Harvick, his win after Dale Sr passed at Atlanta was amazing after taking the roll over for the great Dale Sr..

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