By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 5, 2010) – Brian Brown of Missouri has taken the early lead in the Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa SpeedWeek points after his win in the 20-lap Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, which was night number one of ten straight nights of sprint car racing in central Iowa. Night number two is another 20-lap winged 360-cubic-inch sprint car preliminary feature of the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals to be held on Thursday evening at the half-mile Knoxville Raceway dirt track.
The unofficial top ten in the 2010 Cox Design Iowa Speedweek points after one night are as follows: 1., Brian Brown, 50 points; 2., Dustin Selvage, 49 points; 3., Chad Humston, 48 points; 4., Jason Johnson, 47 points; 5., Jamie Veal, 46 points; 6., Bronson Maeschen, 45 points; 7., Lee Grosz, 44 points; 8., Matt Covington, 43 points; 9., Brady Bacon, 42 points; 10., Tony Bruce, Jr., 41 points.
The Cox Design & Metal Fabrication Iowa Speedweek includes ten straight nights of sprint car racing between Knoxville Raceway and the Southern Iowa Speedway. The top three places pay $2,500, $1,000, and $500, respectively, with the winner declared the Jesse Hockett “Mr. Sprint Car” titlist. Past “Mr. Sprint Car” titlists include Ricky Logan (2002) of Arkansas, Shane Stewart (2003, ’04) of Oklahoma, Billy Alley (2005) of Nebraska, Jason Johnson (2006) of Louisiana, Wayne Johnson (2007, ‘08) of Oklahoma, and Terry McCarl (2009) of Iowa.