Marcus Brookes Benefit Shootout

As some of you know our friend Marcus Brookes was involved in a terrible accident November 4, when he and Chris had taken his car down the highway for a test drive. Something didn’t feel right with the car so Marcus pulled over on the shoulder to check it out. As they got out of the car a distracted driver hit Marcus pinning him between the cars.

We are planning an evening to help Marcus and family with bills and medical expenses.

Event Details

This will be a NOPREP N/T small tire 28×10.5 or 275×60 car shootout with a guaranteed payout of $4500+100% all entires based on 12 cars.

  • BACK HALF cars allowed
  • NO WHEELIE BARS or TUBE CHASSIS cars allowed
  • GRUDGE racing can get action
  • $20 gate / $25 Test & Tune / $100 entry
  • Gate will open at 9am
  • Racing starts at 1pm

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4 days ago

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Marcus Brookes Benefit ShootoutApr 14, 10:00amThunder Road Raceway GilliamAs some of you know our friend Marcus Brookes was involved in a terrible accident November 4, when he and Chris had taken his car down the highway for a test drive. Something didn’t feel right with the car so Marcus pulled over on the shoulder to check it out. As they got out of the car a distracted driver hit Marcus pinning him between the cars. We are planning this evening to help Marcus and family with bills and medical expenses. This will be a NOPREP N/T small tire 28x10.5 or 275x60 car shootout with a guaranteed payout of $4000+ entire fee
Based on 12 cars. BACK HALF cars allowed. NO WHEELIE BARS,TUBE CHASSIS cars allowed. GRUDGE racing can get action. $20 gate,$25 test/tune, $100 entry. Gate will open at 10am, Racing starts around 1pm.
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Through good days & bad, we still know the Lord is working through Marcus. He has a hard time waiting some days. (As do I) Since he has excelled so quickly through his recovery, things seem to have slowed down at the moment. (We figured it would come to this point.) I just pray my husband continues to feel God's love & know it will all be ok. We have to accept a new life we have been given. Some days to Marcus it doesn't feel like a blessing, but in his heart he knows it is a blessing that he is still with us. Between dreams of the accident awakening new memories of the moment (he remembers vividly putting his arm out as a reflex to "stop" her from hitting him) & the unknown of what God's plan is for him, anger tries to creep in. We fight it back as hard as we can, but at the same time it is healthy to work through these feelings. I know through all of these trials we will come out of the storm so much stronger than we could ever imagine. The journey getting there is not promised to be easy or be "sunshine & roses", but with our faith & the support of our family, friends, & even strangers, this too shall pass. I just ask for your continued prayers & uplifting presence. If you find something that you believe is uplifting or even want to post a word of encouragement for Marcus, PLEASE, do so. You are all blessings to us. God is working through each of you to get us through all of our uncertainties. We pray you are all well & blessed! We pray you have a blessed week to where you end it thinking, "Wow, God! Thank you!" We love you all!! God bless!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Keep the Faith. God will get you through this! Keep fighting!! -Michele

Prayers continue

Continued Prayers

When things look down, look UP. Philippians 4:13

Marcus and Jessica, your story has been such an inspiration to me. Anytime I am having a pity party for myself, I think of all you have been through in these 3 months. You and your faith have helped me in more ways than I can tell you. God bless you!

Praying for you and Marcus daily.

Thank you all!

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Prayers continued

I know exactly how he feels I lost my leg below the knee last December. I kept one thing in mind put it in God's hands and he will take care of u because I new in my heart all things are possible with god in your life. And there will always be ups and downs but I know that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had a reason for this to come in to my life stay strong my friend keep God first in your heart mind and soul and if u ever need to talk about anything just let me know.

Praying always for Both of you & your families

Just reading this post is uplifting to me. I’m not sure what it is about reading your posts that gives me a new look on life. Your post ALWAYS change my mood and hopes and it immediately puts a feeling in my heart that God truly does speak through you and your words. Our family thinks of your family every single day. My 7 year old will ask me, “Mommy, how is Marcus today”. I have been given an extension in my next surgery, but I know it is still to come. I look to Marcus and you for everything. I watched a tv show the other night about amputee’s and it was another learning tool. The individual was 8 years out and still dealing with his accident. It was just a reminder there will always be something to deal with, it’s how we handle it that’s counts. Sadly in his case he turned to alcohol, but after counseling he stopped drinking and never touched it again. We can’t do this on our own. He was on his 12th Prosthetic. I just learned so much from the show. Parts of it scared me to death and other parts taught me it’s more about how we deal with it. We have to have faith that God Does have a bigger plan for us. I’m so proud of The Brooke’s family. You’ve already started your new normal with God First and up front. You chose to use your new normal as a testament to others and for that right there you have changed others outlook on this process. You’ve possibly saved a life, saved others from slipping into depression, so many things that you do for others and you probably don’t even realize it. I wish there were something We could do for you guys when you feel this “slowed down” times. You guys do so much for so many strangers. Just know we are all praying for you every step of this journey. We love you and we will all get through this with Marcus together. We aren’t going anywhere. If there is ever anything I can do, I’m there. I’m always down for a road trip to Texas.

All sending prayers

Marcus you keep your head up and stay strong like you know you are god is with you and in your heart you got this buddy. Keep your faith praying for you. And remember god is with you you have a new life.

Prayers continue ... You guys are such an inspiration!

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Prayers for your family through this huge challenge!

Jeremiah 30:17. Praying Healing!

Marcus you and your family have been an inspiration to me. Praying

Continued prayers are always with you, Marcus, and your family. How are you doing with your new leg? I saw a couple of pictures when you first got it, but nothing since. The will to overcome is very strong. You keep working on it. Someday you'll be chasing that adorable granddaughter of yours. And now, when she starts walking, you can walk beside her.

The most uplifting thing that came to my mind IMMEDIATELY, was y'all! Your faith, strength, even on the worst of days and courage to continue fighting through it all! God has a plan, his own plan for us all and y'alls just has a few curve balls. He only gives those to the best of us LOL. I've had my fair share, believe me!! So, I guess I'm trying to say, YALL ARE A TRUE BLESSING TO ONE ANOTHER AND TO ALL OF US! I know I absolutely love reading your updates, makes me continue to have faith on the toughest of days. Hang in there. Your roller coaster ride we call life can only have something amazing in store around one of its next bends!! Y'all are truly an amazing display of life and love. REMEMBER THAT!! ❤ (Just one person's opinion) 😁

Thank you all so much!! ❤️❤️

I know alot of Marcus frustrations.. Hang on buddy..it gets to be normal. Did you need those platforms still?

Stay positive, God is your healer, and remember one day at a time and keep the faith, you've got this Marcus!

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Thank you for sharing this

We hope everyone is doing well with all the illnesses going around. We have managed to avoid it so far. We have had some family issues we have been focusing on which has kept me from updating as often. We just ask for continued prayers that the Lord will carry us all through these. He knows our needs, & we know He will provide the strength & peace we need to come through these like we have the many other trials we have faced.

You know we are human. We feel emotions just like everyone else. We have settled in enough that we are experiencing some of the more difficult emotions of our journey. I can not begin to imagine the feelings Marcus goes through in just a single day. Don't get me wrong, he is still an amazing man. He is so strong to have even made it as far as he has as quickly as he has. We have just had a few down days lately. I know in my heart he will do great as time goes on. For him it is missing things he loved doing. He wants to feel sand on a beach & the ground beneath his feet. So many things we all take for granted EVERYDAY! I wish I could turn back the time & we could avoid the nightmare, but we are on this path for a reason. God has brought him this far for a reason. We don't know the answers, but I promise you, when we do, it is going to be big! We knew we would probably have these feelings. We just have to keep reminding ourselves we can not look back. We don't have the power to change things. We do have a God that can heal our hearts & guide us down this path He has given us. He knows where it leads. We just have to continue to have faith in Him. I am telling you, the devil is working hard to take our joy. He sees God working through Marcus, our children, our family & friends. Satan is determined to pull us away! I will NOT allow that! Please continue to pray for Marcus's progress, but also pray for us as we fight for our faith! We love you all!! May you have a blessed week!! God bless you all!!!

We also hope to see as many of you as possible at Prescott, Arkansas this Saturday!! February 17th!! Gates open at 9:00am & racing starts at 1:00pm!!! There will be some fast cars, food, & good family fun!! Please come see us!!
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Praying for y’all! You’ve come too far to look back now! You all have been so inspiring to me. Keep the faith!

Know your always in my prayers!! Y'all have come so far in such a short time and done amazing things!! Hold tight to each other and your faith!!!

Sending prayers

Prayers continue

Yall are always in my prayers you are a miracle give God glory

Love & prayers!!!❤️🙏🏼🌈💖

I am so sorry that your family is struggling with this. You all have been so strong. It is ok to have these feelings. God understands! I will continue praying for Satan to be rebuked.

Praying for yall

Grief is a necessary part of healing sometimes. I know he'll get through it. The Comforter is ever present. Praying for you guys!

Continued prayers I seen Marcus yesterday he is an amazing man

God Bless!

Jess, you are an amazing woman; hang in there.

Continued prayers for your family!

Prayers for your family. The Lord will be with you.

Still sending up prayers & sending our love!!!

Lord I come to you tonight for a precious family, the devil is trying his best to cause evilness in this families lives, I pray that you continue to surround them with your protection, your strength, your courage, your love, your patience, your guidance and I ask that you give each one of them only the peace that you provide which is beyond all human understanding ... I ask that you continue to heal Marcus, Jessics and their children physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The devil is trying to undo all your blessings and We all know he will not succeed. I ask all these things in Jesus name Amen. God Bless Ya'll Jessica

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Another big step today!! He went back to work!! It was a long day for him, but just to be back in the swing & starting a routine again is great!! He still amazes me! 😊❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Another big step today!! He went back to work!! It was a long day for him, but just to be back in the swing & starting a routine again is great!! He still amazes me! 😊❤️Image attachment

 

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God is GOOD!!!

That's great

That is so awesome so proud of you Marcus. Your a strong soul

Praise God. That's wonderful

That's great! I'm sure it made him very happy to be back at work. God Bless him.

It was so awesome to see him today

Way to go Marcus !! You are tough !! I’m proud of your determination !!

What bldg he working? 421????

Unstoppable now

You can't keep a strong man down, keep up your strong will to succeed brother

Cool, they might get something done around there now!!!! I'm so glad for ya bro!

What?!? No way!!; Look at you Mr. Miracle!

And in typical Marcus fashion. A Dr Pepper can right beside him

Awesome God is good

Way to go glad to see you back at work

That is great! I love a never give up attitude. Being back at work will help physically and mentally

You go Markus . Your an inspiration

I will try to make my way over there

God is so good. Prayers continue

Wow!! How exciting!! -Michele

How exciting!! God is good!

Wow! That's unbelievable. It will definitely keep your mind busy & you'll rest better at night. Praying for you to have a good week. 🙏😊

Wow

So awesome!!!

Awesome Marcus! 💪

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It's been a couple of weeks since I posted. We have had a lot going on within our family (not related to his injury) & we had to focus on us a little bit. I hope this announcement makes waiting to hear from us all worth it!!!!

HE HAS A LEG!! He immediately stood on it & took off! He did use the handrails but he was determined he was going to walk!! Praise God!! Our Lord is so good!!

I do ask that you all pray for our family. As I mentioned, we have had some issues come up that we can only rely on God to get us past. We know He will we just have to trust in Him!

We pray for you all still! We hope everyone is well & feels God's blessings everyday! Love you all!!
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Praying

Prayers for your family.

Proud, Proud, Proud 🏁🏁🏁

Woot!!!!!!

Go marcus!!!! That is so awesome!

I’m in tears! So happy to see this!!

God is so good !! Continued prayers for you all !! Love you guys !!

This is amazing. I'm so happy for you Marcus. I will continue to pray for your family.

Wow. That's wonderful. So happy for you! God is so good! Still praying for all of you! Love in Christ! ❤️🙏

Alright!! This is great...He will be running in a week

Awesome! The bionic man !!! Whoop!!! 🎉❤️🙏🏼🎶🤩

How wonderful! Prayers continue

Yay! I’m so happy for y’all god is showing out big!

Great news, I was thinking about you earlier and knew you hadn't posted. Praying for y'all daily.

Awesome progress!!

So glad he is strong enough to make everything work together!

OMG, I'm sooo happy for him. I was waiting to hear if he got measured for one and here he is already walking on it. An amazing man I might add. Fantastic video.

This makes me so happy, I love you guys so much! ❤️❤️❤️

Prayers and happy for yall

Reagan Simmons look at you in the background!! Love you booo

Awesome. All your hard work shows. Keep it up

That is just fantastic! I have never had a single doubt that you would be back on your feet just as soon, or sooner than humanly possible! I’m so proud to call you a friend Marcus! You two are an inspiration to so many people!!!!

One thing I know. When I was broken net up and in a hospital bead for several months . I could not have done it with out great support. I am glad you have such a awesome support group.

That is awesome prayers for you all God is good

Praying for your family still!!!

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We have had a good few days. We have all been pretty tired with the weather up & down. This crazy Texas weather! Our daughter, Emily, that got the invitation to Massachusetts for the medical conference for high school kids received another invitation to another medical conference where they let the kids get involved in simulations of medical scenarios at a choice of different colleges across the country. The closest to us is University of Houston. It's more money but it sounds awesome! We are working on getting her lined out! 😊
And the big news today......We got a text telling us the prosthetic company received the prior authorization from the insurance company for his leg!!!! 😆😆😆😃😃 We thought it would take at least 2 weeks once they submitted their paperwork, but it might have taken a week with the weekend included!! We needed some good news & the Lord provided it.

I have been a little emotional lately. I'm sure I have just been the "typical female". Lol (I say it out of love ladies!) But mostly some feelings of anger & a little withdrawn. Anger that this happened to Marcus. Anger because we didn't ask for our lives to be changed. Withdrawn, because I did not want to take these feelings out on my family. I'm not angry with them. I feel guilty for having these feelings, because God has taken care of us. Every turn or bump He has provided us with what we needed and comfort. I share this with you all to show you all of our days or feelings are not a bed of roses. We are human. But I assure I still thank God for everything He has done & continues to do for us. He gets me through these feelings. I can feel Him all around us. He has wrapped our family so tight in His arms. He knows every emotion we feel, & just like a parent wanting to comfort their hurt child, He knows we have better days ahead. We just have to continue believing that. Again, we are human. We are not perfect & I ask God to forgive me for these feelings. I ask you all to pray for all of us. Our family & our friends that are all still dealing with this. We all know Marcus is a tough, hard headed man & that he is going to do amazing things. I do not mean to sound selfish. Please know I know Marcus is dealing with much more than any of us could imagine. I just want to be strong to help keep him moving forward! Thank you all for all of the support, prayers, & kind words. Everything you have offered and given us is more than appreciated!! We love you all so much & you all continue to be in our prayers!! God Bless!!
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Your an amazing woman. Stronger than anyone I know. Keep going day by day. God is a miracle worker. God bless.

Praying you will rest peacefully tonight. I'm sure you're not getting enough. Praying for all of you! ❤️🙏

I'm glad y'all got the authorization you needed from insurance company. You are going to have days like this but you will get through them. You are stronger than you know and y'all have my prayers along with everyone else's!!

That’s all awesome news !! God is so good all the time !! Girl you’ve been so strong it’s ok to be a little emotional!! Continued prayers for you all !!

Wonderful news about the prosthetic. As for you, my dear, I'm sure all of us understanding all the feelings you are having. As strong as he is, you are his Rock. It's not easy being the Rock. We all pray for you as well as for Marcus. Things will get easier day by day. You're headed in the right direction.

Glad things are moving along at a good pace with the prosthetics people! Best of luck to ya'll!

God bless y'all. God never gives us more than we can handle. I know the devil is trying to plant seeds of doubt because God has blessed y'all with so much. Keeping y'all in our prayers

The good Lord is amazing and will guide you through this, he will take care of marcus the best he can and keep my girl emily safe on her travels. Stay strong . Praying for yall.

Prayers for YOU tonight

You are in the “7 stages of grieving as devastating loss. It is a normal human reaction. God knows your heart ❤️. That’s why He’s hugging you tight. But, Marcus is also grieving a huge loss! He may be doing so silently. He is questioning everything about what his “new normal”. Trust that he needs to see what your holding inside. So y’all can talk about it and trust each other enough to be blunt and honest. It is easier when 2 grieve and go through the 7 steps together. And each one of y’all will move through the steps at a different pace. Just be there and share your feelings and love each. God’s there to walk you through it. He’ll never give you more than you can bear!!! Praying for you!!!

Continued prayers for you all. ❤️🙏

Keep up the fight........ It WILL get better!!!!!

Prayers for all of you

U r amazing. Prayer and Praises!

Prayers continue for y'all, keep fighting...I know it's hard, but you will be so much stronger on the​ Other side

All of your feelings are normal. They help you cope in a different way.

The Lord is great and good always.Amen

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1 month ago

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We can not wait to see everyone! We are so blessed with such amazing friends that have planned this!! We love you guys!!

Marcus Brookes Benefit ShootoutApr 14, 10:00amThunder Road Raceway GilliamAs some of you know our friend Marcus Brookes was involved in a terrible accident November 4, when he and Chris had taken his car down the highway for a test drive. Something didn’t feel right with the car so Marcus pulled over on the shoulder to check it out. As they got out of the car a distracted driver hit Marcus pinning him between the cars. We are planning this evening to help Marcus and family with bills and medical expenses. This will be a NOPREP N/T small tire 28x10.5 or 275x60 car shootout with a guaranteed payout of $4000+ entire fee
Based on 12 cars. BACK HALF cars allowed. NO WHEELIE BARS,TUBE CHASSIS cars allowed. GRUDGE racing can get action. $20 gate,$25 test/tune, $100 entry. Gate will open at 10am, Racing starts around 1pm.
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