COLUMBIA, SC : McCallister Precision Marking is excited to announce the signing of 12-year-old Kade Brown to a multi-year contract.
Brown will work with the McCallister Precision Marketing team as he continues his climb through the racing ranks. Brown will be making the move from Bandoleros to Legends cars this year.
“I’m really excited to take the next step in my racing career by signing with MPM,” said Brown. “Moving up from Bandoleros to Legends cars is a big step, but now is the time to make that move and I know Tonya McCallister and everyone on her staff will do everything they can to help me learn everything I need to be successful.
Brown began racing karts when he was 5 years old and in 2012 captured the Gulf Coast Karters Fall Series and Overall track championship in Kid Karts. He backed that up in 2013 Gulf Coast Karters Spring Series, Fall Series and Overall track championship.
After another year of Kid Kart racing in 2014, Brown made the move to Bandolero racing in 2015. He earned the Texas Motor Speedway Bandolero Rookie of the Year Award and also captured the Summer Stampede Bandolero Bandit championship. His season-long effort earned him the Texas State Bandolero Bandit championship.
Since his debut Bandolero season in 2015 Brown has continued to collect accolades, including the INEX Battle at the Big Top Bandolero Bandit (2016 and 17’) and the Texas Motor Speedway Bandolero Bandit title (2016). He also earned another Summer Stampede Bandolero Bandit title (2016) and three more Texas State Bandolero Bandit championships (2016, ’17 and ’18).
In addition to his fourth Texas State Bandolero Bandit championship in 2018, Brown was also the only racer in his class to podium in every race during the INEX Florida Winter Nationals and Bojangles Summer Shootout.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kade Brown to McCallister Precision Marketing,” said Tonya McCallister, the owner of McCallister Precision Marketing. “Kade has found a lot of success in his brief time behind the wheel of the race car, but beyond that he is a very humble and respectful young man who just wants to learn as much as he can. That’s exactly the type of racer we want to work with.
“We’re looking forward to working with Kade and his family as he continues his progression up the racing ladder.”