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Protofab Racing began in 1989 with father and son team, Duane and John Nelson.

We are very fortunate here at Protofab Racing—we have an excellent race team, superior equipment, and most of all we are surrounded by great people that help us succeed. We do what it takes to be competitive on the track and in our shop. We currently run a 360 Winged Sprint Car on dirt oval tracks. The tracks range from a quarter to a half of a mile long.

Our 2009 season was cut short when our driver, John Nelson, broke his back in an accident early in the season. We were fortunate enough to add driver, Brooke Tatnell—The Aussie Outlaw—to our team.  Brooke began his racing career in Australia in 1987 and, among many other achievements, has become a 7 time World Series Sprintcars champion! Because the partnership has worked so well, we've continued on with Brooke as our driver.

We'd love to see you come out for a show!  Follow the links below for more event and speedway information.                         


2018 Protofab Racing Schedule




Princeton Speedway

Princeton, MN


Jackson Speedway

Jackson, MN


Eagle Valley Speedway

Jim Falls, WI


Jackson Speedway

Jackson, MN


Jackson Speedway

Jackson, MN


Jackson Speedway

Jackson, MN


360 Nationals at Knoxville Raceway

Knoxville, IA

08/02/2018- 08/04/2018

Granite City Speedway

Sauk Rapids, MN


Ogilvie Raceway

Ogilvie, MN


Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI


Clay County Fair Speedway

Spencer, IA




John Nelson  

Cole, Brooke, and John



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 "The Aussie Outlaw" Brooke Tatnell