Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Aug. 4, 2020) - Brian Brown captured a top five at Knoxville Raceway and a top 10 at Huset's Speedway last weekend to highlight three races with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions.
July 31 - 34 Raceway in West Burlington , Iowa - Qualifying: 23; Heat race: 6 (8); Feature: DNF (18).
"It was a bit of a struggle all night," Brown said. "We didn't qualify well, but we were able to transfer through the heat. I think we were up to 12th in the feature. We tried to make something happen and got passed by four cars. It wasn't our night and we knew we had a big rest of the weekend ahead of us. We wanted to make sure we got the car back in one piece to concentrate on Saturday and Sunday so we pulled off early."
Aug. 1 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville , Iowa - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 4 (6).
"I missed the bottom a little in qualifying and that cost us a little time," Brown said. "We were able to win the heat, which was good. In the feature we had a pretty good car. We got into second and I got to a few lapped cars. I slowed my pace down to their speed. I had to fight off Rico (Abreu) and Gio (Scelzi) and they got the best of me so we ended up fourth. Overall it was a very hard-fought fourth-place finish. We had a car that was capable of being second, but I just didn't do a very good job when we got to lapped cars. Then it became a chess match for 10 laps and we couldn't get going again. On a positive note it was a brand new car that we wanted to try and I felt like we made some gains."
Aug. 2 - Huset's Speedway in Brandon, S.D. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 9 (9).
"I think everybody had hoped, but I don't know if anyone thought we'd be back at Huset's," Brown said. "It was best-case scenario when Tod (Quiring) bought it. He's been a big-time supporter of sprint car racing. It was a huge, huge night for Upper Midwest sprint car racing to have Sunday with a huge crowd and a huge car count. It was great racing all night.
"Short tracks have been our Achilles Heel, especially this year. Even though ninth is not a win, I felt like we made a lot of gains. Chad had the car good all night long. There's a lot of big races coming up the next three months so we can put those notes to good use."
UP NEXT - Thursday through Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 30th annual My Place Hotel 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank
"Our 360 program at Knoxville has been really good for a while," Brown said. "We've been able to win. We've qualified pretty well. I'm looking forward to this weekend. The 360 Nationals is an event and it's one you mark on the calendar that you want to win every year. I feel like we have the team and the car. If the driver does his job we have a great shot to contend for the title on Saturday."
SEASON STATS -
34 races, 4 wins, 11 top fives, 19 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 25 top 20s
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