Dream Factory fulfills Brockport teen’s NASCAR wish


Brady Putnam, 14, of Brockport, loves watching NASCAR, learning about the drivers and checking out the car designs.  

The Dream Factory of Rochester, a volunteer organization that fulfills wishes by children with critical or chronic illnesses, made his dream of attending a race and meeting his favorite drivers come true.  

The Dream Factory sends Brady Putnam and his family to Watkins Glen International for a NASCAR race.

Dream Factory spoke with Putnam, who lives with a chronic neurological disorder, about his choice of a dream months before the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a local connection with driver Corey LaJoie, Putnam and his family spent a day at Watkins Glen International.  

Putnam met with LaJoie, Joey Logano and other drivers and pit crew members.  

Brockport teen Brady Putnam has his NASCAR dreams come true with a visit to Watkins Glen with his family and driver Corey LaJoie.