Printer-Friendly Winner Profile - Brooks Washburn
New Mexico - 1st place 5-Axle
As a former America's Road Team Captain, Brooks is no stranger to safety. The second-place finisher in the 5-Axle class at the 2007 NTDC, he won his fifth New Mexico state title in the same class this year – qualifying him for the FedEx Aces team. He also won the Grand Champion award this year. During his 34 years as a professional driver – the past 16 with FedEx Freight in Albuquerque – he has racked up more than 3.9 million safe-driving miles without ever having an accident by staying patient. In his spare time, Brooks enjoys hunting and fishing. He and his high school sweetheart Mary have one son, Brooks Jr., and a grandson, Gage. The Washburns call Rio Rancho, N.M., home.