From Bill W.
June 4, 2012 – Brian Brown struck with his 100th win last Friday night at the Jackson (MN) Speedway in the postponed “Spring Challenge”. The win was worth a cool $5,000 and came ahead of some stout competition. He also finished fourth in companion IRA action, and drove to a podium finish at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. This weekend, he’ll take on the World of Outlaws in Spencer, Iowa and at Knoxville.
Brian drove from fourth to second Friday in his 360 heat. “We drew a pretty good number there, and the way the track was, we just had to get going,” he says. “Those heat races are a crucial part of the night with passing points, and we were able to get up to second. Casey Heser was doing a good job and ran a good race.”
The Grain Valley, Missouri driver got some luck in the draw for the Dash and he won it. “My buddy Chad Ely was able to go up and draw a one,” says Brian. “If it were me, it would probably have been a ten. The car was phenomenal all night long. It was the best we’ve been in a while.”
The win put him on the pole of the feature beside Jason Johnson. “We knew we had our hands full, with Jason starting beside us,” says Brian. “We knew Brooke (Tatnell) and Danny (Lasoski) behind us were going to be coming too. Running the 410 side helped us with what the track was going to do too.”
Brian rode through some yellow flags and led every lap. “The pace of the race early was not good,” he says. “We had a number of cautions. Then we had about a twelve lap stretch that we went non-stop. Chad (Morgan) was signaling that we had a big lead the whole time. We had a red with about five to go, and we were able to add fuel and check tire pressure. We didn’t change a thing.”
The win came by about half a straightaway over Johnson. “It was good to get a win up there,” says Brian. “We have a lot of great fans. We’ve won the Jackson Nationals before, but it was on a point system. We hadn’t won there. I’d like to thank Van Wyhe Livestock and Folken Brothers Trucking for putting this race on. It’s about the best as far as purse and contingencies that you’ll find anywhere.”
The Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team did a great job running two classes at Jackson. “The guys on the crew are the unsung heroes,” says Brian. “I’m the one who gets the praise, but it is a huge task running two cars in one night. I just get in the cars and drive them. They are the ones busting their Fannies to get things ready.”
The IRA show ran well. Brian drove from the tail to third in his heat after driving over the burm. Then he drove from ninth to fourth in the feature. “Our Charlie Garrett motors are running really really strong,” he says. “We got a really good start in the feature. The outside row kind of got bottled up and I was able to sneak by and get up to fifth on the first lap.”
At Knoxville, Brian qualified third. That is where he would run in the feature after starting ninth. “We’re not as good as we really need to be right now,” he says of the track he has won two championships and sits one point out of the points lead despite missing a week. “We were what we finished. We had a third place car. We’re fighting a balance issue. We’re either too tight, or too free. We’re looking for a balance where we can dominate. We don’t have that combination there right now. It was a solid weekend. A win, a third and a fourth are nothing to shrug your shoulders about. I feel like our team is as strong as ever.”
The WoO visits the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer on Friday. “We’ve had some luck there in the past,” says Brian. “I think one year we ran third or fourth with the Outlaws there. We’re really looking forward to getting up there. We’ll have some FVP people there, and we want to put a good show on for them.”
Brian led much of the April WoO show at Knoxville before settling for fourth. They will return Saturday. “We’re going to bring our Nationals car back out this week and see how it does. We’ll have a fresh motor in there. We’re not going to run third, we’re going to win that thing. That’s why we’re coming guns a blazin’.”
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Josh Butler asks: You travel a lot of miles. Do you enjoy traveling?
Brian answers: We really do. That’s the cool part about it. Just like going to Minnesota last weekend and seeing some fans that we normally don’t get to see. You get to know and meet a lot of fans that become friends. When we go to Texas, we’ll hang out with the Smiley’s group, and we have fans in other parts of the country too. That’s the part I really like. It’s fun to get out and travel.
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Brian competed in 55 feature events in 2007. He registered 14 (25%) wins, 29 (53%) top fives and 35 (64%) top tens.
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 – Rod End Supply
Brian says – “Bob Douglas and Rod End Supply have always been very good to us. They make the nicest, most durable rod ends in racing, and we are proud to run them.”
Whether your running a go-cart, micro, mini-sprint, midget, modified, late model, sprint or a tractor, Rod End Supply has the assortment of rod ends, radius rods, and specialty products that will help you lead the field in performing at your maximum potential. At Rod End Supply, “They don’t just sell ‘em, they race ‘em! Visit them on the web at www.RodEndSupply.com or call 1-800-284-2902 today!
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!