Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 3, 2021) - Brian Brown recorded his third career FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions feature victory a week ago Tuesday to highlight a three-race week with the series.
July 27 - I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Mo. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 5 (8); Feature: 1 (5).
"Racing close to home is always good and we were good there the last time we were there with the Outlaws," Brown said. "We knew we had a good opportunity.
"We qualified third and ran third in the heat. We drew the worst number for the dash, but were able to go from eighth to fifth. That was a key moment to get a couple of rows for the feature. We were able to get to third real quick. We chased Shane (Stewart) and Gio (Scelzi) through traffic. I knew my car was really good on the bottom. I was able to get by Gio in traffic and then at that point I felt I was going to get Shane, but the yellow came out. I was able to get beside him on the restart, but couldn't clear him. However, I was able to pass him with two laps to go. It was just an awesome car all night. Danny, Nate, Tye and my dad gave me one of the best cars I've had in a long time."
July 29 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 1 (3); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: 11 (5).
"It was an important race with it being the Ron Ditzfeld Memorial," Brown said. "He was my first sponsor and his family still supports me today. They've been a partner from my first year of racing until today so it was a race I wanted to win more than anything.
"We had a miss in the engine, but were still sixth quick. We changed engines and started third in the heat. We had to win the heat and were able to do that. Then I finished fifth in the dash. In the feature I was able to get to third and felt we were in a position to pounce, but I had a flat right rear tire. We went to the work area, got back up to eighth or ninth and then had a flat left rear. We went to the work area and came back to 11 th. It's not the finish we wanted, but we had a car capable of winning. We just had bad luck."
July 31 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (4); Dash: 4 (6); Feature: 4 (7).
"We were third quick, won our heat and then drew the highest number in the dash draw again," Brown said. "We got two spots to finish fourth. In the feature I felt like we missed it just a tiny bit and weren't as good as we needed to be, but we were able to get fourth. We're just missing a little when we are pushing off for the feature to have the balance right for the 25 laps. It's a guessing game. There's been times we've been really good and there's been times we were off. Saturday was right there in the middle. But I think we have a good game plan. I have an awesome group of guys who are working for me and as a team. If we have a little luck the sky is the limit."
UP NEXT - Thursday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 31st annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the 10th annual Fatheadz Eyewear Capitani Classic presented by Great Southern Bank
"We're not trying to look too far ahead," Brown said. "The most important race of the year is Thursday of the 360 Nationals. We have to focus on the task at hand and that's making sure we do everything we can to win Thursday night. I like where we are as far as attitude, our car speed, just everything in general. We're where we need to be as a team. We just need a tad bit of luck. If we get that I think we can be dangerous."
SEASON STATS -
46 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 24 top 10s, 32 top 15s, 40 top 20s
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Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed more than 120 feature victories and three track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, since the team was created in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com .
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