marilyn_darnell1 Marilyn Darnell Marilyn is the Co-Crew Chief for the Flash Fire and SHOCKWAVE Jet Trucks and also wife of driver Neal Darnell. Among her various duties are communications with various people during the performance to make sure the Jet Truck and other vehicles that may also be performing are all in sync with one another at all times. The success of the performance is dependent on her timing and signaling skills.

Her responsibilities also include starting the big Jet Engine on the Flash Fire Jet Truck and towing the Jet Truck into position on and off the Runway with her Beautiful Red Corvette Pace Car.

Marilyn is a huge part of the success of the team everyone agrees, "We couldn't do it without her".


Brooke Darnell
Brooke is the Co-Crew Chief for the Flash Fire and SHOCKWAVE Jet Trucks and also wife of the driver, Chris Darnell. She has been around motorsports for over ten years and has found a new passion in air shows. "Seeing the fans faces after they watch Flash Fire go 375 MPH down the runway is priceless. It makes all the hard work and traveling more than worth it." Brooke was Chris' crew chief for his stock car prior to the jet truck. "When Chris approached me about crewing for Flash Fire, I jumped at the opportunity. I love the air show atmosphere and socializing with the fans and other performers."

Outside of traveling with Flash Fire, Brooke is a Kindergarten teacher and mother of two future air show enthusiasts. "Our youngest year old daughter has been known to tell people that when she grows up she wants to drive a jet truck. I fully anticipate both of my girls following in their father's foot steps."


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Wayne Rachel

Wayne Rachel has worked for the Darnell family for over 10 years. He is virtually a 'Jack of all Trades-Master of None' but he tries real hard. He's done most everything around the Race Shop and not afraid to tackle any task. He does a great job and is always there for us and we all consider him a part of the our Family.

In 2013 after we had acquired the SHOCKWAVE operation Wayne was elevated to the position of Crew Chief for SHOCKWAVE. He's also a huge Fan of Oklahoma Football. OU to be exact.