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Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (June 1, 2020) - Brian Brown is excited to venture to his favorite track - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - this Saturday before joining the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday in Kansas.
The two races come on the heels of a frustrating weekend with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
May 29 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 26; Heat race: 8 (7); B Main: DNF (10).
"Qualifying is normally our strong suit," Brown said. "For whatever reason this weekend it was our worst suit. The track did slow down and change a bit from beginning to end, but Sheldon (Haudenschild) went out and laid down a good lap so it was there if you made a great lap. I made one good corner each lap, but they were at opposite ends. If you mess one up you don't qualify well. That was the Achilles Heel. We didn't run well in the heat because you're trying to get better. Then in the B Main we were racing midpack and got together with Rico (Abreu). That broke my right front shock off the axle and ended our night."
May 30 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 31; Heat race: DNF (8); B Main: DNS (15).
"We drug some of our gremlins over from Friday to Saturday," Brown said. "We had our car off a bit for qualifying. In the heat race me and Cale Thomas came together and it knocked my front end out; just wrong place at the wrong time. When you're slow a lot of times you're the bug and not the windshield. It was one of those weekends you want to forget as quick as you can."
UP NEXT - Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and Sunday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions
"Thanks need to go out to Kendra Jacobs, John McCoy, the race committee and the fair board, the governor, and city and county officials for all the hard work that went into this," Brown said. "There's a lot of things behind the scenes that has allowed us to do this. Hopefully this is the beginning to do everything right where we can have the 2020 Knoxville Nationals be as close to the normal Knoxville Nationals as we've had in the past. I think that's the goal. Do everything they say and hopefully as weeks go by they allow us to have more fans. I'm excited to get back there. For me and our team confidence-wise this couldn't come at a better time. It's a good way for us to hit the reset button. Hopefully we can put together a good night and carry some momentum into 81 Speedway.
"The All Stars have an awesome schedule set up for their drivers the next couple of weeks. We've won some races at 81 Speedway. From what I've heard it's a new track owner and they did some things to the facility. I'm excited to see what that is, too. It will be a fun weekend."
SEASON STATS -
14 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s
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