Brian Brown Garners Eight Wins and 20 Podiums During 2018 Campaign
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Inside Line Promotions – GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2018) – Brian Brown produced a strong season in 2018, winning eight races to go with 28 top fives and 38 top 10s.
Statistically, Brown had his best season ever at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, where he won seven of the 410ci winged sprint car features – including four in a row at one point. He also added a 360ci winged sprint car triumph at the half-mile oval.
“We didn’t race for points at Knoxville this year so it was great to be so strong there almost every time out,” he said. “We’ve won a lot of races at Knoxville throughout the years, but this year we felt like no matter what we had a consistent opportunity to win every time we showed up. Chad and the guys gave me a great car and it showed almost every race at Knoxville.”
This year also marked the ninth consecutive season with at least seven triumphs for Brown, who added five runner-up results and seven third-place finishes to close the season with 20 podiums, giving him a podium in nearly one third of his starts. He also set quick time during qualifying 12 different times, including setting a new track record at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., and at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.
“Consistency is key in racing,” he said. “If you can consistently put yourself in the top three and top five the wins will come. We had some really good results this year in races we didn’t win. Of course you can look back and nitpick all the races you could have won and didn’t, but that’s what makes this sport so tough.”
Brown earned six top fives during World of Outlaws action, including a season-best third-place finish at the AGCO Jackson Nationals hosted by Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn. He also posted a runner-up result during the Hard Knox Night at the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.
“The way our team rebounded from a terrible preliminary night during the Knoxville Nationals to battle for the Hard Knox Night victory shows how hard this team works,” he said. “We put so much focus and energy on the Knoxville Nationals. Just about anything that could go wrong went wrong during our preliminary night. However, everyone kept their head down and kept working and it showed during Hard Knox Night when we were able to earn a second-place finish to lock into the Knoxville Nationals A Main.
“That’s one of the biggest things I’ll take from this year. We had some wins and great results, but the hustle and hard work from the team is something I’m very proud of. Also, our great partners who have supported us night in and night out are very valuable. I want to thank them as well as my family and crew. We’re all determined to make 2019 our best season ever.”
Brown noted that all of the team’s partners are returning in 2019 and there are marketing opportunities on the car for next season.
“We also want to thank Michael Williams for three great years as a crew member and we wish him good luck in the next chapter of his life and we welcome Nate Steinhaus to our team,” he said.
SEASON STATS –
66 races, 8 wins, 28 top fives, 38 top 10s, 48 top 15s, 55 top 20s
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“Fischer Body Shop came on board with our team this year,” Brown said. “It is a family owned business that has supported racing in the Midwest for a long time. They do a phenomenal job of helping us with the paint on our cars, which look as good as ever.”
Brown would also like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, J.D. Welding & Machine, MSD Ignition, Housby, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, www.HostIowa.net, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, Clem’s Helmets, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, AkzoNobel, Kenny’s Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance Products, Cometic Gaskets, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Donovan, 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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