Brian Brown Excited for Upcoming California Challenge With World of Outlaws
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Monday, March 4, 2019
Inside Line Promotions – LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2019) – Brian Brown is looking forward to spending the next few weeks in California as the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series is visiting ‘The Golden State.’
“It’s one big measuring stick every time you go out,” he said. “You have to prove yourself all over again whether you’re at Knoxville, Tulare or Port Royal. We didn’t have the best week in Las Vegas, but when you get to Tulare they don’t care what you did in Las Vegas. You have to go out and get qualified and that’s the first part of a four-part deal. Then you have to run good in your heat, get in the dash and run good in the A Main. You have to take it one night at a time and focus on the task at hand.”
Brown will compete this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, where he captured a career-best run of seventh in 2016.
“We’re looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s five degrees and snowy in Missouri. Any time you can get out and race it’s good. It’s an exciting track for the fans and the drivers.”
Brown is coming off a World of Outlaws doubleheader at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas, which hosted the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented by Star Nursery last Wednesday and Thursday.
“We had around 150 FVP customers and employees there on Thursday so I got to spend some time with them,” he said. “There were a lot of long-time customers so it was good to get to see them again.”
Brown started on a strong note by qualifying fifth quickest in his group last Wednesday. He maneuvered from third to second place in a heat race to advance into the dash. A fifth-place run lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.
“I felt like we had good car speed,” he said. “We took off in the feature and something didn’t feel right. As every yellow came out I kept getting tighter and tighter. We had a right rear tire go all the way flat. Those things happen. That’s just part of it. You can’t control flat tires so you have to concentrate on things you can control.”
The event wrapped up on Thursday. Brown timed in 13th quickest in his group. He finished sixth in a heat race to miss a lock-in position to the A Main by only one spot before running eighth in the Last Chance Showdown.
“We hot lapped pretty well,” he said. “The qualifying piece is on me. Normally in that situation you’d get one good lap in and go for the home run lap on your second lap. I chose to run the bottom in turns three and four both laps and didn’t do a good job of how I should run the track. Going 13th quick is not up to our standards. Usually in those situations you can try to dig yourselves out of the hole. The way the track was with the conditions, it was laying rubber in the heats and the B Main it was pretty lane dependent, we just couldn’t dig ourselves out of the hole. You’ll have nights like that.”
QUICK RESULTS –
Feb. 27 – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas – Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 5 (5); Feature: DNF (5).
Feb. 28 – The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas – Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (7); B Main: 8 (8).
SEASON STATS –
6 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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“I think we have 160-plus wins and every single win I’ve had is with Weld Wheels,” Brown said. “They are not only the lightest wheel, but the most durable. We switched to the black wheel this year and everybody seems to like the switch. Weld Wheels has been a long-term supporter and we appreciate them.”
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