By Bill W
April 23, 2012 – Brian Brown and the Brian Brown Racing Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team posted a solid third place finish after starting eleventh with the World of Outlaws last Friday night at the Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. He will run a pair of WoO shows this weekend, as they go to Eagle (NE) Raceway on Friday and Knoxville (IA) Raceway on Saturday.
Brian has always done well in Sedalia. “Going in there, we’ve always had success,” he says. “We have some great partners in the area, like Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Ditzfeld Transfer and Champion Brands. Those are three companies that have been with us for a long time. There are a couple of Casey’s down there too, along with some FVP outlets.”
The Grain Valley, Missouri driver put himself in good position after qualifying 10th. “We were looking for a good run,” says Brian. “We came with a fresh motor, and we were the quickest car in our hot lap session. In qualifying, I felt like I missed it just a little bit. If you aren’t quick time, you might as well be somewhere in the 8-12 range. We ended up tenth which put us on the pole of the heat.”
After dashing out to a certain win in the heat, motor trouble arose. “We were leading there with a couple to go,” says Brian. “We had a motor expire, which is definitely not what we wanted. That would have put us up front in the dash, but Chad Morgan and Andy Anderson, Mark Clemons, Greg and some others got us ready to go for the B.”
After the motor change, it was smooth sailing in a B main win. “We felt really good in the B,” says Brian. “Our times were actually two-tenths better than those who were running the dash, so I felt really good about that. I felt we had a car capable of winning.”
Starting eleventh in the main event, Brian worked his way forward. “Our Maxim car was working really well,” he says. “We really didn’t make any adjustments all night long. We were able to make the bottom of one and two work to pass some cars, and we got some on the double-file restarts.”
Soon, he was with the leaders. “We were able to get to third, with about seven to go,” says Brian. “I really felt like we had a shot. We got a yellow with three to go, and (leader) Sammy (Swindell) chose the top. That’s really where I was looking to go too. We got a pretty good restart. I got a good run on them, and then the yellow came out.”
A late opportunity for a win slipped away. “We ran right up on them when Joey (Saldana) was sliding Sammy,” says Brian. “At that point, we started sputtering fuel. One thing we don’t have is the 33-gallon tank. We just have the 28. That’s something we’ll have to invest in. We just had to hold on at that point, and we were far enough from (Donny) Schatz (fourth) that we could do that.”
The third place finish provided a nice rebound from the heat race disaster. “Overall, considering we lost the motor, it was a successful night,” says Brian. “I couldn’t ask any more from our guys. It’s a good sign leading up to the coming weekend with the Outlaws.”
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Bruce Soko asks: How does running with the Outlaws sharpen your skills?
Brian answers: Running with the Outlaws, you either adapt quick and learn, or you run 20th every night. That’s kind of the gist of it. They run so hard every lap for 30 laps. That’s the big thing, is being consistent. Over the years, we’ve become better at that, especially if we get a few nights with them in a row.
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Brian won the 2010 Knoxville Raceway championship with consistency. Counting features during the Knoxville Nationals, he started 19 A mains, recorded four wins, 12 top fives and 15 top tens. His wins came on May 8, May 29, June 26 and September 4. In the Season Opener, he suffered a DNF, but closed the season strong with a win on Season Championship Night.
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 – Champion Racing Lubricants (Champion Racing 20W50 Motor Oil)
Visit Champion’s new web page at www.ChampionsUseChampion.com! Champion Racing 20W50 Motor Oil is the one that started it all by beating the competition in providing more horsepower, torque, and anti-wear additives than many of the more well known brands of racing oil. Champion Racing 20W50’s premium ZDDP anti-wear protection is among the highest in the industry. Champion’s exclusive shear stabilizer delivers better film strength and piston ring seal at peak temperatures. Champion Racing 20W50 also delivers more foot-pounds of torque with higher compression than any competitor’s brands.
• Provides exceptional low coefficient of friction
• Offers film strength and viscosity stability of thicker mono-grades at higher temperatures
• Provides upper cylinder anti-wear protection
• Increases high-temp oil pressure and compression
• Formulated for flat tappet, roll over cams and bearings in turbo and super-charged racing engines
• Lowers engine temperature
• Compatible with petroleum and other synthetics
Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Carrillo Rods/CP Pistons
Brian says – “With our Ostrich Racing Engines, Carrillo and CP have been my choice the last four or five years. We’re happy to use them, and hope we can win some races for them.”
CP Pistons and Carrillo industries have joined forces with one goal in mind: offer high quality performance products with excellent customer service. CP has built a reputation of high-end quality pistons, buil5 to perform and outlast; especially in power-sport and sport compact. They are recognized as a technological leader in piston design and development for all venues of motorsports. They focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service.
Nearing their 50th Anniversary, the name Carrillo is synonymous with connecting rods. Carrillo has won more races in virtually every format of motorsports than any rod manufacturer in the world. They carry a full line of stock replacement rods and specialize in custom applications. They focus on providing industry-leading products and performance while maintaining the highest level of customer service. All products are proudly made in USA. Visit them online at www.CP-Carrillo.com!
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!