By Bill W
March 26, 2012 – After a successful hiatus west with the World of Outlaws on the west coast, Brian Brown and the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team are back home. The team hits the 81 Speedway near Wichita, Kansas Saturday with the NCRA. The trip finished up with a shortened Mini-Gold Cup at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.
The team knew the west coast swing would be tough. “We went out west to work on our program, and make sure we’re ready to go,” Brian says. “That’s what we did. We knew we would take some lumps along the way, and Friday night was one of those nights.”
The Mini-Gold Cup prelim was held Friday night, and though he looked good in hot laps, Brian struggled to qualify 25th. “We had the quickest time in hot laps, but I think we changed for our qualifying effort,” he says. “I didn’t feel I charged the track the way I should have on my qualifying laps. A tenth of a second would have put us in the top sixteen and at the front of a heat race.”
Starting in the fourth row in the heat, Brian failed to make up any ground, and was mired in the back of a one-lane B main. “We went the wrong way with the car for the heat,” he says. “I just had a lot of issues, and things just got worse as the night went on. When we went out for the B, it was already laying rubber. That was one of those nights. You race 100 and you have highs and lows…this was just one low.”
The trip was highlighted by a run from 23rd to 5th in Las Vegas with the WoO. “Overall, I think it was a good swing,” says Brian. “We would have liked some better results at times, but we learned a lot and we’ll get ready for Wichita.”
Brian is excited for Saturday’s race at Wichita. “We’ve ran really well there in the past,” he says. “We’ve been able to come from back in the pack and win. The wind is always a big issue, but hopefully, the weather cooperates.”
The following weekend finds the team at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska where Brian has dominated Victory Lane several times the last few years. “I’m happy to be back home, and in Casey’s, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, Impact, Champion and Ditzfeld country,” he says. “We’re happy to be back in the Midwest, going to some tracks we’ve done well at.”
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Melinda Brown asks: Are you still planning on running the King’s Royal at Eldora in July?
Brian answers: Right now, that’s tentatively on the schedule. That’s a race that we’ve never been able to do, and I feel like we need to go do it and see how we stack up with the best of the best. Right now, that’s the plan, and we hope we can go do it.
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Brian grabbed the lead from Jack Dover on a lap 17 restart in the 25-lapper to capture the September 27, 2008 season finale for the NCRA at 81 Speedway. He started the event twelfth. He was followed to the line by Dover, Gary Taylor, AJ Selenke and Mike Peters.
About Casey’s General Stores
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating nearly 1700 convenience stores in 11 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade-To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 12th largest c-store chain and sixth largest pizza chain in the United States.
We are very excited to introduce our new line of automotive chemicals, oils and fluids to our product offering. These new products will be available at many retailers across the country. We continue to 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. To learn more about our FVP products or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit us at www.FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution
In addition to our line of seasonal safety products, we are very excited to introduce a full line of SPLASH Wiper Blades. Our SafeView Performance Blades fit 95% of the vehicles on the road with quick and easy installation for everyone. The AccuVision Beam Blade offers memory curve steel, which provides uniform pressure for a clear wipe, without the streaks. Look for these great new SPLASH products! Whether it’s keeping your windshield clean or free of ice, protecting your RV, boat or pool from freezing in the winter, or your sidewalk safe to walk on, SPLASH Products are what you need! Check out our new SPLASH website at www.SPLASHWash.com! SPLASH…SEE SAFELY!
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 – HostIowa.net
Brian says – “One of the most important parts in making your team look professional, is your website. I believe we have one of the most professional ones out there. Kyle McCullough at HostIowa.net has not only been able to help us, but a lot of my friends. He’s a good friend, and I appreciate what he does for us.”
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Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Searsboro Telephone Company, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps / impact4800.com, Champion Brands, SPLASH, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, Weld Wheels, Housby Trucks, www.RateWin.com, 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, Engler Machine, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel Sikkens, Jack Links, Rockstar, Deli Express, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Santomauro Racing Products, Cometic Gaskets, Kaeding Performance, Donovan, Magtech, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler, Racing Optics, Don’s Truck Wash, Gardner Farms, Hoosier Tires, GoPro, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Peterson Fluid System, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, and WSIB Insurance for all their support!