Mustang race car driver Paul Brown passed away last Saturday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 43.
Brown won the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Drivers’ Championship in his Tiger Racing/Paul Brown Racing Ford Mustang Boss 302S.
The son of well-known Mustang race driver and tuner Kenny Brown, Paul got his start in street cars and local SCCA before moving into open track events and obtaining his race license. He worked with the Saleen race program early on, where he was exposed to drivers like Steve Saleen, Rick Titus, Scott Pruett, Parnelli Jones, and George Follmer. He made his first SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge start in 1993.
Following last year’s championship season, Brown was diagnosed with an aggressive melanoma and began undergoing treatment. In 2012, Justin Bell drove the No. 50 Mustang in Brown’s absence. With Bell unable to attend the Mosport event in June due to a scheduling conflict, Brown returned to the driver’s seat for what would turn out to be the final time. Battling side effects from the cancer treatment, Brown raced to a pair of top
10 finishes, including a third-place.
Outside of the driver’s seat, Brown operated HP Motorsports in Omaha, Nebraska, for many years and more recently managed the shop at Tiger Racing.
To accommodate the multitude of Paul's family, friends and industry associates, two celebrations will be held. The first Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 2:00 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE. Followed afterward by a gathering of friends and family location yet to be determined.
The second celebration will be held on the west coast to accommodate industry associates and west coast friends and family. Time and place is to be determined.
Donations in honor of Paul are being directed to:
Citrus Valley Hospice and Hospital Home Care Nursing
820 North Phillips Avenue
West Covina, CA 91791
Arcadia Methodist Hospital - Emergency Care Unit
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia CA 91007