Brian Brown Scores Special Season-Opening Win at Knoxville Raceway
(Photo by Craig Mobley)
Monday, April 22, 2019
Inside Line Promotions – KNOXVILLE, Iowa (April 22, 2019) – Brian Brown captured the season-opening event at Knoxville Raceway for the second time in the last three years last Saturday. The triumph marked his 45th career victory in the 410 sprint car division at the ‘Sprint Car Capital of the World.’
April 20 – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa – Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (6); Feature: 1 (6).
“We were able to get quick time, which was great,” Brown said. “In the feature I was able to get to third pretty quick. Then I got to second and chased Justin (Henderson) down. I was trying to figure out how to work the track and get by him. Once I took the lead I tried the best I could through traffic. You’re always trying to look around to see where your car is better or worse. Even when I had the lead I’d leave my line to see if there was rubber. If you’re not paying attention you can get beat that way. When the race goes non-stop like it did it makes it good for everybody. It wasn’t my best performance, but overall it was a good night for us.
“One thing is we have a good core package when we get to Knoxville that will get us around there. It’s our job just not to screw it up. We had a good practice night (on Friday) and worked some bugs out and tried some things that will help us down the road.”
Here is a link to a highlight video of the main event: https://youtu.be/XkCBi9CjJ4M.
In memory of Barbara Lasoski –
“With how everything has played out as far as my family it was important to have a good run in honor of my grandma,” Brown said. “I’m sure she’d be proud to have us run the way we did. Going there as a kid, until I could get in the pits a lot of my memories at Knoxville are sitting in the grandstands with her. People think it’s of going to races with Danny (Lasoski) or when I’ve raced, but a lot of my memories are of being there with her. She’s a big part of our family and will continue to be. It was good to get a win for her also.”
SEASON STATS – 14 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 8 top 20s
“You can’t win two until you win one,” Brown said. “Every night is important and you have to focus on the task at hand and what gives you the best opportunity to win. If you get worried about a week down the road you won’t focus on the task at hand.”
UP NEXT – Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
“We’ve had some success in 360 action so we’re coming up with a game plan on how we want to attack it at Lake Ozark Speedway,” Brown said. “I think we’ve won there six or eight times (in 360 races). We have some FVP customers and employees coming so it’s important to run well. After that we’ll put together a plan for Saturday.”
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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, SPLASH, FVP Stay Tuned, Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps, Champion Brands, MC Power, Rams Racing, Weld Wheels, Housby, Ditzfeld Transfer, Fischer Body Shop, Maxim Racing, J.D. Welding & Machine, The Waldinger Corporation, Restless Distillery, MSD Ignition, 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, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, 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 and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.
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