By Bill W
March 17, 2011 – Brian Brown and the Brian Brown Racing FVP #21 team have reason to celebrate. After agreeing to an extension in their partnership with FVP, they are ready to race again this Saturday night at the Malden Speedway in Malden, Missouri with the 360 USCS series.
This is the fourth year that Brian has been involved with Factory Motor Parts, and the second full season representing the FVP product. “I’m really excited that we’ll be with FVP for many years to come,” he says. “Everyone at FVP, Factory Motor Parts and SPLASH has been great to work with and they have treated us like family”. Their company just continues to grow. It’s an honor to represent their employees and customers and I’m tickled they want to be apart of Brian Brown Racing in the future.”
Senior Director of Marketing for Factory Motor Parts, Joel Quetschenbach is excited about another great season of racing. “The entire FVP family is very excited to extend our partnership with Brian Brown Racing,” he says. “This year and for the years to come, we have decided to expand the race schedule that will allow us to reach more of our FMP markets across the country and more importantly give many more of our customers the chance to purchase our FVP products and come out to the races and cheer Brian on. Brian has become part of our family over the past few years and we look forward to many more years to come in this partnership. Brian does a great job at all of our functions of interacting with our customers and also at the tracks with the race fans.”
FVP offers a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. “As the diesel fuel and everything gets higher in racing, you have to align yourself with great partners,” says Brown. “They enable you to go out and represent them. We’re able to run 75 shows in fifteen states and are probably able to touch more potential customers than most if not all of their salesmen. We have to make sure we are educating the fans and potential customers about the benefits of using FVP products.”
It will be the Grain Valley, Missouri driver’s first trip to Malden. “We’re excited to get back on the track this weekend after running Vegas last week,” says Brian. “We’re running in Malden for the first time ever. I’ve heard good things about it being slick and racy. USCS will be in town, and they always bring a lot of good cars. I’m sure Terry Gray, (Tim) Crawley, Jerrod Hull, Marshall Skinner and others will be in town. You never know who is going to pop up this time of year.”
It will be the first race of the year in Brian’s home state, and he will be showing off the FVP colors on the car and trailer there for the first time. “Obviously, I’m very happy to be a part of what they are doing,” he says. “I’m hoping that this is just the start of a relationship that will be here for years to come. I feel if we go out and do our job as a race team by winning races and representing them well by returning our end of the bargain, we can do that. It’s a two-way street, and I look forward to representing FVP for a long time to come.”
The FVP Racing Team remains on the cutting edge of social media as well. “Anyone who wants to follow us in 2011 can follow us LIVE on Twitter and Facebook (see links below),” says Brian. “GoPro has also provided us with an inboard camera, so people will be seeing some of that action as well. The social media outlets are a great way to follow what’s going on with our team.”
Follow Brian and FVP Racing on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube!
The FVP marketing team has launched a Twitter page, a Facebook page, and a Youtube page (make sure to subscribe to all!) to keep up to date with Brian and FVP racing! You can become a fan and follow along by clicking on the links below:
For up to date information on Brian Brown, visit www.BrianBrownRacing.com!
To purchase Brian’s new t-shirts, visit www.BrianBrownRacing.com!
Alex Wood asks: What has been the biggest benefit in using Facebook and Twitter?
Brian answers: The biggest benefit for me is interacting with the fans. I can do a lot more of that now, then when we just saw them after the races. You get used to seeing the same people making comments and you find out just how big a fan someone is. Just communicating with the fans this way is a cool thing. They feel a part of our life a bit, and I feel like I’m a part of theirs too. It’s the wave of the future. I think we were ahead of the curve on this a bit. We’ve been at it for a couple of years now, and it’s a lot of fun.
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On May 24, 2003, Brian won his first 410 feature at Knoxville Raceway. It came a year after his first 360 win there. A hard battle with Terry McCarl ensued over the last twelve laps. Brian was able to drive Lonny Parsons’ #6 to victory over McCarl, Travis Cram, Shane Stewart and Jaymie Moyle.
We offer a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, plus a complete line of high quality batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial and other specialty vehicles. All products are made to OE manufacturer fitment specifications. FVP products are engineered to provide our customers with quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. Visit us on the web at www.FVPparts.com!
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Marketing Partner of the Week – Ditzfeld Transfer
Brian says – “Ditzfeld Transfer is a family deal. Ronnie and his sons were our very first sponsor. They haul our motors, and if I would need anything hauled across the country, I would call them first.”
Ditzfeld Transfer has been with Brian since the start of his racing career, and was his first sponsor. The Sedalia based family owned trucking business has been in operation for over 45 years, and has a commitment to maintaining the highest level of service. Currently, Ditzfeld Transfer utilizes more than 50 power units and 160 trailers. To learn more about Ditzfeld Transfer, visit www.DitzfeldTransfer.com!
Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems
Brian says – “From day one in racing, all I have ever used has been ButlerBuilt seat systems. Brian and Jeannie Butler do a great job, and make sure their drivers are in the safest seat possible. I’d never run anything else.”
No matter the form of motorsports, ButlerBuilt’s leadership makes it the most successful seat in the industry! Winners utilizing ButlerBuilt in the last two weeks span a wide range of motorsports: Kyle Busch, Bubba Pollard, Tyler Walker, Jonathan Allard, Brady Short, Jason Sides, Josh Fisher, Shannon McQueen, Wayne Johnson, Bud Kaeding, Jessica Zemken, Lynton Jeffrey, Jason Johnson, Brooke Tatnell, Levi Jones and many more! To learn more about the Butler Advantage, visit www.ButlerBuilt.net today!
Brian would like to thank FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, Impact Sign and Lighting, Champion Brands, SPLASH, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, My State Insurance Rates, Arctic Cat, K&N Filters, Hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, Fuel-Safe Tanks, Awesome Racewear, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, A1 Mortgage, Rockwell Security, Paul’s Auto Body Supply, Engler Machine, Vortex Wings, Ostrich Racing Engines, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Santomauro Racing Products, Cometic Gaskets, Kaeding Performance, Donovan, Magtech, ISC Racers Tape, Racing Optics, Pro Shocks, Don’s Truck Wash, Gardner Farms, Hoosier Tires, GoPro, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Peterson Fluid System, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, www.Impact4800.com and WSIB Insurance for all their help!