Brian Brown Enjoys FVP Meet-and-Greet Experience After Long Haul to Arizona
(Photo by Matt Hill Photo)
Monday, April 9, 2018
Inside Line Promotions – QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 9, 2018) – Last weekend was a long one for Brian Brown, whose team ventured to Arizona Speedway to tackle the Arizona Desert Shootout on Saturday.
“It was a long trip,” he said. “Thanks to Chad and Michael for all they do. It’s about a 20-hour trip one way. We chose to head from California to Wichita, Kan., the previous week so we had to go back to Arizona.”
Brown kicked off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race by participating in a meet-and-greet event for FVP.
“There were about 150 FVP customers and employees that we met,” he said. “The World of Outlaws do a phenomenal job of hosting those guys so we want to thank them.”
Brown began the action on the track by qualifying sixth quickest before he placed second in a heat race to garner a spot into the dash.
“It started off good,” he said. “You have to keep yourself in position. We had a tough heat with Donny (Schatz) and (David) Gravel behind us.”
A sixth-place finish in the dash started Brown on the outside of the third row for the A Main.
“We made some good adjustments prior to the feature and we were decent,” he said. “We were up to fourth and back to sixth, battling in that range. There was a double-file restart midway through. We got going pretty well, but I got tight in turns one and two and didn’t get a good run down the backstretch. It let Brad (Sweet) get a run on me in turns three and four. He tried a little slider. I pushed the issue and got over the cushion and crashed us both.
“Everything happened so fast. The cushion was built up pretty good off turn four. I didn’t get down the back straightaway very good so I left myself open. He did what he had to do and unfortunately I collected us both there.”
Brown was unable to restart the race and he was credited with a 22nd-place result.
Weather permitting, Brown is scheduled to compete this Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, during the 65th annual Season Opener. He won last season’s season opener as well as in 2007.
“The opener is very important to us,” he said. “Plus, being able to race in front of the great people from Casey’s General Stores is great as well. We’ve got a few races under our belt this season so we’re looking to get in there and have a good night.”
QUICK RESULTS –
April 7 – Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. – Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 22 (6).
SEASON STATS –
12 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 65th annual Season Opener
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About Casey’s General Stores –
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating 2,000 convenience stores in 15 states throughout the Midwest. Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gasoline, freshly-prepared foods, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the fourth largest convenience store chain, and the fifth largest pizza chain in the United States. For more information, visit http://www.Caseys.com.
About FVP –
Built on a commitment to quality and delivered with unmatched service, FVP is the confident solution for all of your OEM needs. FVP products are engineered to provide customers with OE quality products that are equal or superior in performance to the major national brands at a competitive price. FVP is proud to carry a full line of high quality oil, air, cabin air and fuel filters, powerful batteries for multiple applications including cars, trucks, SUV’s, commercial, boats and other specialty vehicles as well as automotive chemicals and oil, antifreeze, DEF, hub assemblies, radiators and condensers. To learn more about FVP or to find out where you can have FVP products installed in your vehicle, visit http://www.FVPparts.com! FVP … Verified. Proven.
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Smiley’s Racing Products
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“Tom Lorenz and his whole family have been a big supporter of our race team since the mid-2000s,” Brown said. “For any of your part needs we recommend Smiley’s. We try to use them as much as we can.”
Brown would also like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Rams Racing, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Fischer Body Shop, MSD ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C and M Lawn and Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem’s Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines and Fortress Wealth Management for their continued support.
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