Don Linton was co-owner of the X15 super modified driven by Linder to the track’s 1965 championship. He also co-owned the mini-sprint with Cook that took the 1992 track title.
Cook and Linton spent over 35 years together owning and maintaining cars, with Cook driving for Linton in the beginning. Linton had his first race car when he turned 15. Over the years Linton worked on Al Frank’s crew while Cook worked on Willie Keegan’s team. Cook and Linton owned many cars together over the years.