Wally Brown Racing was founded in 2019 by motorsports professional Wally Brown. With more than 25 years of experience in racing, as well as a family legacy in the sport, Brown believed he could bring a different perspective to flat track race bike design.
Brown has been spending time at the track with his family since he was a kid. His first job in the industry was an internship at Marcis Auto Racing in Arden, NC. After finishing college he began as a general mechanic at Ken Schrader Racing. Combining practical race knowledge with mechanical engineering, Brown worked his way through the ranks of several NASCAR teams including Penske Racing and Roush Racing. He currently works as Competition Director at Joe Gibbs Racing. Throughout his career he has worked with many popular drivers including Dave Marcis, Ken Schrader, Mark Martin, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr and Kyle Busch.
Like so many in racing, Brown grew up in the culture of motorsports. His granddad Walt raced Indian Motorcycles as a young man and then went on to work for Indian Motorcycle Factory as Service Manager. Later he became the Manager of Racing until the factory closed in 1953. Walt spent a lot of time at the track providing support for well-known racers including members of Indian’s original wrecking crew. He later worked for BSA Factory at a similar capacity. In the golden years of his career Walt joined American Motorcycle Association as an official.
Brown’s father Wally Brown, Sr was also an avid racer and motorsports enthusiast. He worked for BSA as a Service Manager. As a rider he competed in many races, including the 100-mile race on a Goldstar BSA in 1964. Wally Sr. always nurtured his son’s passion for racing and spent many years at the track supporting Brown while he raced Dirt Modifieds and Late Models in his youth.