Member of the Board of Directors
Car & Race Car
This Nine Second Beauty Runs and Looks Good!
James Richardson, Charter Member, Passed Away - Feb. 12, 2014, died on Wednesday, February 12th in Baton Rouge
After a long illness, James was taken to the hospital Thursday morning where he passed away. Arrangements: Funeral will be held at, Greater Oak Grove B. C., 23595 Plank Rd. Zachary, LA, 70791, Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:00am. (225) 654-9639
James was one of the original 9 members of Bracket Masters Racing Team. Due to his illness, he had recently moved his membership to Honorary Member status.
Mild mannered and always willing to help a friend or fix a bicycle for a neighborhood child, James was a person that you could depend on when you needed help. His workmanship was excellent and he could always be depended on to make it look better and work better than anyone else could. James could look at a problem, think about it for a few seconds and come up with a fix that no one else had thought of, and it always worked! His attention to detail was without question better than most racers. His vehicles showed how much he cared about beauty and detail.
James will be missed by his family, teammates and friends.
Feb. 23, 2014
James Richardson Profile:
James is a very meticulous individual, possessing excellent
organizational and fabrication skills. James is a retired
Equipment Operator for the City of Baton Rouge. James is always ready to help members with any
job, and you know, with James helping, the job will be done to
the first round of eliminations at Houston Raceway Park, during a team
trip, the Camaro laid down a perfect 10.02 sec. run on a 10.02
Dial-In. That pass won the Bracket Masters
Medallion for "Closest to the Dial-In During Competition".
Congratulations James! In the 2nd round the car ran 9.999 on the
10.02 and lost.
James rolled in the
Krewe of Maringouin Mardi Gras Parade and his car won 3rd place in the
Race Car Division, congratulations James!
James participated in
Scout-O-Rama in New Iberia, LA. The car looked
outstanding and had many comments from the visitors.
James Testing At State Capitol Dragway
The team traveled to
Memphis for the 1st Annual Bracket ShotOut, hosted by the Memphis
Tri-State Racers. The Camaro ran very good all day.
Everyone had fun, Bracket Masters took 7 cars and 43 people from the
Baton Rouge area.
James and the
Beautiful Camaro attended the Annual BMRT Picnic and Race at State
Capitol Dragway. The car ran the quickest time ever in the heat
of the day (somewhere around 9.95, or lower), showing that there are
better times coming as the motor is broken in.
James attended the
Super Chevy Show at Houston Raceway Park this past weekend.
James was on the tree during the Saturday Jackpot race and cut a
perfect .500 light. This earns him the team Perfect Light
Medallion! Congratulations James. James ran good all
weekend but was eliminated early on Sunday. James stayed around
until the end and got into the Winners Circle as one of Willie
Beathley's pit crew. James will be in Super Chevy Magazine in
the November issue as Willie's son Jeremy drove the "Mr.
Willie" Station Wagon to a win in the Street/DOT class at the
Super Chevy Show.
helped a teammate, who's truck had blown a transmission, to get back
on the road. James found a used transmission and asked the team
to purchase the unit for the teammate, who was sick at the time and
could not work. The team members donated the necessary amount to
purchase the unit and James picked up the transmission, installed and
tested the unit (before any teammates arrived to help) and returned
the truck to the teammate. Needless to say, our teammate was
overjoyed and could not thank James enough.
in the Annual Krewe of Maringouin Mardi Gras Parade.
A good time was had by all of the BMRT members as 9 of our team
members with families participated. As usual, James' Blue Suburban
carried food for everyone. James'
Camaro was selected as the "Best Race Car" at the parade!
helped Skip install the engine in Skip's new Camaro. The work
was started at 8:30 AM and in less than an hour the motor was in
place. James is always ready to help a teammate. While
helping to complete the installation, James pointed out several items
that had to be taken care of that Skip had not thought of. That
second set of eyes and looking at it from a different perspective really helps.
elected to the BMRT Board of Directors.
in the Glen Oaks High School Car Show. He was one of 6 team
mates that had cars at the show. Several other members came out
to support the school.
James took his
beautiful Camaro to Prescott Middle School for their "Career
Day". Bracket Masters had three cars and the Jr. Dragster
at the event. There were Doctors, Lawyers and a Judge, along
with other prominent persons from the community. James enjoyed
the home cooked lunch, and the team was presented a plaque for
coming. The young men and women were very nice, they were all
well dressed, and asked many questions
Visit To Summer
Get them while they are young! James supported the school event and
Bracket Masters Racing Team took 4 cars, including the Jr. Dragster, to
at God's Way Christian Academy
The cars that were present were, Mr. Warren Birkett with his M/SA
station wagon, recent winner of class at a national event, Mr. Willie
Beathley with his 9 second small block Chevy wagon, Mr. Glend McDonald
with his 9 second big block Chevy Camaro, and Skip Holbert handled the
teams Jr. Dragster. Also supporting the event was Mr. Reggie Jackson.