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Fire Destroys Irvin Brown Racing’s Car Shop

Brown, Irvin Both Lose Vehicles in Detrimental Blaze

April 25, 2017
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - Editor (lmatthews@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The local dirt track racing community is banding together after an early morning fire destroyed Irvin Brown Racing's car shop, located in Jacksonburg.

According to Jacksonburg Volunteer Fire Department, the call concerning the blaze came in at 3:31 a.m., Sunday morning. Jacksonburg, Pine Grove, Reader, and Folsom VFDs responded to the call, along with Folsom EMS.

Upon the fire departments' arrival, the shop was fully engulfed in flames.

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Decades of hard work and dedication were destroyed due to a Sunday morning fire at Irvin Brown Racing’s car shop.

Among the losses were a five-bay garage, a semi-truck, trailer, three race cars, five complete motors, and every tool and gadget the Irvin and Brown racing families have acquired over years and years of racing. Scott Irvin, Travis Brown, and Andy Brown III's race cars were lost in the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, though a Irvin Brown Racing spokesperson noted that once the fire started, "there is basically no way to stop it with all the flammables inside the garage." Those flammables included race fuel, motor oil, aerosol cans, gear oils, grease, and more.

The Irvin and Brown racing families are looking to rebuild, and their supporters are hoping to help in anyway with the endeavor.

A GoFundMe account has been created, and donations can be dropped off at Jacksonburg Pit Stop. The GoFundMe "Travis Brown Garage Fire" can be accessed at www.gofundme.com/3opwx7c.

Supporters can also check for regular updates on the official "Irvin Brown Racing" Facebook page.

A quote on the Facebook page perhaps best describes the Irvin Brown Racing team's mentality for the upcoming days: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising up every time we fall."

 
 
 

 

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