John Cook of Fremont was an auto racing pioneer at Fremont Speedway. Cook, who is known as Flower by many associated with racing, has two career feature wins at Fremont; He was the car owner of the famous X15 super modified driven by Jim Linder to the track championship in 1965. He was the owner of the #6 mini sprint driven by Jerry Inbody to the track’s 1992 championship. Cook also owned late models that competed at the track throughout the years.
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.