Entrenpreneur & Race Driver
As a young man, Brady was around dirt track sprint car racing in northern California. His dream since he could walk was to be a professional race car driver. Brady had two jobs by the age of 9 to convince his parents that he would be well worth the investment. He and his parents scraped up enough money to purchase an old used gokart at age 11. In a rich man's sport, on a small budget, his successful gokarting career highlighted 21 championships, 300 awards, Screaming Eagle award, and crowned national champion in the most competitive class in the International Karting Federation.
In the early stages of his "Road to Indy" IndyCar driver development program the racing career dream ended prematurely due to economic conditions. The talent was there, but in 2008 many companies pulled their sponsorship programs from auto racing.
A change in careers brought him into the automotive aftermarket industry where his company is now taking the muscle car engine market by storm. Today the company is one of the fastest growing business in his industry and sells millions of dollars worth of engines each year. Brady still has the racing dream alive and it may be possible with his new business venture.
"Something was attacking my nervous and neurological system. Everyone had given up on me including several medical doctors who said it was 'in my head' and only offered psychiatric drugs which I refused."
In 2013 Brady had started to develop anxiety, cold body temperatures, depression, energy loss, hair loss, fainting, and poor digestion. Medical professionals couldn't find an obvious diagnoses so they labeled it as a mental disorder of some kind. Brady knew it was something else and kept searching.
In 2016 Brady found the "Bulletproof Diet" through a friend and learned about the side effects of mold exposure. He took this data to doctors and they denied any possibility of him having mold exposure. They ran the tests anyway and Brady tested positive for black mold exposure at levels that would kill the average person. The mold effected his immune system to a degree where his gut, liver, galbladder, thyroid, and sinuses were in bad shap. H-Pylori (a bacteria in the stomach that attacks cells that produce acid and are the leading cause of ulcers) grew in his stomach which was causing the poor digestion due to low stomach acid production. With a very poor immune system his body was deteriorating slowly and bacteria was collecting in his gut. He tested positive for e-coli, salmonilla, C-diff, and SIBO. It's a miracle Brady not only made it out alive but was able to identify the problem through his own research. If he would have listened to the medical professionals who told him to take psychiatric drugs (anti-depressants) he wouldn't be alive today.
With the help of Root Cause Medical Clinic out of Saratoga, California, Brady was able to bounce back. This is a treatment that takes several years and Brady is 90% recovered.
"I hope to write a book one day so I can share what I've learned through this journey. I want to help others and I never want anyone to experience what I went through. You don't appreciate your health until it's gone."
"Our educational system and health/medical system are very broken because it's outdated. If you can't control your health, you can't control anything. Mind altering drugs were offered as a solution to me and if would have taken those medical professionals advice seriously I wouldn't be here today."
Brady's aims in life are to flourish in business, get back into racing, and provide the right help to those looking for solutions to improve their life. He is an active donor to "Fight for Kids" which is an organization that is keeping kids off drugs.
Brady knew he was born to drive the moment he laid his eyes on a World of Outlaw sprint car.
With no money, no coaching, no instruction, and a 5 year old gokart, there were no expectations for this 11 year old kid out of Woodland, California. While the other kids his age would go play on their scooters, he would sit in the bleachers watching professional drivers carve the race track for hours.
He and his dad used parts and tires that his competition would discard because there was no budget.
"I remember pulling tires out of trashcans. I would run laps until something broke or the tires showed cords. It didn't matter to me, I was just happy to be there."
At 12, he signed with a factory team Emmick Enterprise in Sacramento, California. He was recruited by Joey Hand, current ace driver for team Target Ginassi Racing in the United Sports Car Series. In the next 12 years Brady produced 21 championship titles, 14 track records, a national championship in TAG, Screaming Eagle award, and over 300 awards in karting. Brady was one of the brightest young upcoming drivers in America on his way to IndyCar. He mentored many drivers over the years, one including Marco Andretti. Brady competed against many top named you see in NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar with names such as Graham Rahal, James Hinchcliffe, Sergio Perez, Joel Miller, Robert Wickens, and Colin Braun.
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