Driver Development

Much More Than A Rental Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Crooks Racing Driver Development Program! We have 2 openings available for the 2017 race season. We also have a few select races available for the remaining 2016 season. We are looking for drivers who are ready to prepare themselves for a career in the racing industry. Those drivers must have drive, determination, dedication, and a positive attitude.

Driver Development Skills

Over the course of the program the drivers will learn communication skills, race strategy, importance of practice, team work/team building, media training and much more. We provide the equipment and an environment for our drivers to develop the skills and confidence they will need, to be better prepared as they move up the racing ladder.

Whether it is for one race or an all-out run for a championship, Crooks Racing, can design and execute a program that will fit your needs.

Please send us your driver Portfolio/Resume and/or videos telling us why YOU should be the next Crooks Racing Development Driver to:

Crooks Racing Driver Development
340 Performance Rd
Mooresville, NC 28115

For any questions, please e-mail us at [email protected] and we will be happy to get back to you!


With a fully equipped 9,000 sq ft shop with qualified employees, it makes us more than a rental program, we are a company that can hone your skills both on and off the race track. 

This season we bring a new dimension to our driver development program. In 2016,our drivers have the option to include a full marketing, media and training program that some of the top young race car drivers have used to learn public speaking, working with the media and how to sell themselves.

Competition is tough at every level and we believe that driving talent is not enough to make it to the national racing arena. Your marketing tools, creating your own brand and being able to communicate is critical to your success.  Every driver whether young or old, has a different mindset and skill set. We work with each driver and desding a program that fits their specific needs and timeline. 

For over 20 years, Gary Crooks, has deicated his life to providing select racers with this first class opportunity. Are you the next racer to join this elite group?



What Drivers Will Learn:

  •     Racing Strategy

  •     Importance of practice

  •     Getting the most out of each lap

  •     Team work/team building

  •     Communication with the Crew

  •     Media Training

  •     Self Confidence

  •     Professional Conduct


Gary is recongnized for his abilities as a crew chief, communicator, mentor, and coach when it comes to all aspects of driver development.

Over a four year period, Crooks racing was responsible for maintaining and implementing the successful Brad Keselowski late model racing program.

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