A shooting star is an astronomical phenomenon which appears suddenly in the night sky, burns brightly for a few seconds as it streaks across the heavens, then disappears from view as suddenly as it appeared. This also is an apt description of the 1950’s racing career of a Northern California businessman who burst on the fledgling West Coast racing scene and became one of the sport’s brightest stars, then had his career cut short by a racing accident that claimed his life. This is the story of Lou Brero Sr.
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