It’s been a tough time for Spencer Brockman.
Last fall his father Michael Brockman — a longtime Westport, road test editor at Motor Trend Magazine, former 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans pro racer, film actor, stuntman, and owner of Mazda of Milford — died. He was 74.
Then came COVID. For Spencer — a 2018 Staples High School graduate, and like his dad, a professional driver who could no longer race — that added to his sadness.
But the racing world has gradually opened up. And Spencer has had an exceptional year.
First he was invited to join the Bryan Herta Autsports IMSA team, where he found success.
On Friday — after years of being inches from victory — Spencer and his Formula Atlantic achieved his goal.
He took 1st place at the 57th SCCA National Championships in Wisconsin — an exceptionally difficult race. Last year, he placed 3rd.
He dedicated the win to his father. Click here for a full report. (Hat tip: Ian Warburg)