Brian Brown Aiming for Strong Start to Season at DIRTcar Nationals
Monday, February 4, 2019
Inside Line Promotions – GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2019) – The 2019 season is set to get underway this week for Brian Brown, who ventures to Florida for the DIRTcar Nationals.
Brown will invade Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for five straight nights of competition on the half-mile oval, which welcomes the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday before World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series shows Friday through Sunday.
“It’s a long drive for us, 16 or 17 hours,” he said. “When you get there it’s a pretty cool event. We’ve been good down there. All the pieces of the puzzle are the same this year with our Maxim chassis, Vortex wings, Factory Kahne shocks and Garrett engines so there shouldn’t be a lot of guessing going on.”
Brown was stout during qualifying last year, timing within the top three during all five nights and setting quick time once. He also made the dash during four of the five races.
“With our engine package we seem to qualify really, really well,” he said. “That does set us up good all night long. Track position is critical everywhere, but it’s more crucial in the heats at Volusia. We’ve been fortunate where we have qualified well. Volusia fits my style with the big half mile. We were onto some stuff last year when we set two track records at the end of last year so hopefully we can take that package and put it to use at Volusia.”
Brown’s best feature finish came during the finale last year when he ended seventh. His career-best result at the oval was a fourth-place run in 2017.
“We’ve changed a few things with our Maxim chassis to try to do some different things,” he said. “One thing we’re concentrating on is our feature finishes. When you go to the bank on Monday they don’t care where you qualified. They want to know where you finished in the feature and how much you can deposit.
“Chad and Nate have been busting their butts all winter to make sure we’re prepared. I feel like this is the best we’ve been prepared and we’re looking to have some good runs. But what happens in Florida good or bad stays in Florida. With the sand and track conditions it doesn’t really translate to any other places we go to around the country.
“We didn’t lose any partners and were able to pick up SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Walldinger Corporation and Restless Distillery. As an owner you want to build on your program and the way to do that is to keep adding partners and we’re excited to do that in 2019.”
UP NEXT –
Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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