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(Bill W) July 10, 2017 – Brian Brown and the Casey’s General Stores/FVP #21 team will be heading for Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio for this weekend’s King’s Royal festivities. The team is looking forward to it after sitting on the front row of last year’s event and finishing with a top five despite some serious issues with the car. The event will run Thursday, Friday, and conclude Saturday with the $50,000 to win finale. Last weekend, the Grain Valley, Missouri driver chalked up a top ten with the World of Outlaws at the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway near New Richmond, Wisconsin.
You timed in 21st quick Friday night at Cedar Lake.
Our qualifying is off just a little bit. When you’re off, it’s difficult to catch up with the Outlaws. Some of that had to do with our draw. Cedar Lake (track) seems to fall off more than most. We drew a 50 and a 51 to qualify last weekend. You are hoping for the 15th quick range really when you come out late there. They always hot lap in the daylight up there around 6. It provides awesome racing, but if you have a late number it’s tough.
You managed to battle back in your heat.
We were able to take advantage of the Outlaw format when we went from sixth to fourth in our heat. That moved us up from starting 24th to 13th. People want to complain about everything these days, but I think the Outlaws got that part of their format correct, when you’re racing for your position in the feature in the heat.
You made steady progress forward in the feature.
We were able to move up to ninth. I really felt at the end of the race, we had a top five caliber car. We just didn’t have the track position at that point in the night. We had passed (Tim) Kaeding for eighth at one time, and Sides was right there. With (crew chief) Chad (Morgan) at a wedding…it was nice to get a top ten without our leader there. I thought Friday was a pretty solid night.
You timed in a familiar spot (22nd quick) for Saturday’s finale. Again, you battled back.
We went from sixth to fifth in the heat, and that put us starting 18th in the A. We were able to get up to twelfth at one time and ended up 13th.
It was another event that FVP was a big part of.
Overall, it was a great event. We were able to host 200 FVP employees and customers Saturday, and it’s always good to meet with them. We just didn’t finish quite as high as we were hoping. Cedar Lake has always been feast or famine for us. We’ve had chances to win, and we’ve finished at the back. Every time we go, we learn something different. We’ll try again next year.
You have to be excited about the King’s Royal.
We’ve had some success there in the past. Last year, we ran well there, especially on Saturday night. We’re just looking forward to it. If you qualify well and do your job, you should be in the hunt every night.
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Brian won the $5,000 360 portion of the Jackson Speedway Folkens Bros. Trucking Sprint Nationals in Minnesota. His win came ahead of Danny Lasoski, Dylan Peterson, Jason Johnson and Justin Henderson.
About Casey’s General Stores
Casey’s General Stores is a Fortune-500 company (NASDAQ CASY) operating over 1,900 convenience stores in 14 states through the Midwest. Known for its “Homemade To-Go” pizza, sandwiches, donuts and bakery items, Casey’s strives to consistently deliver quality gas, fresh kitchen-prepared food, clean environments and friendly service at every retail location. Casey’s is currently the 4th largest c-store chain and fifth largest pizza chain in the United States.
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 FVPparts.com! FVP…The Confident Solution.
Marketing Partner of the Week – Weld Wheels
Weld ®. The word is virtually synonymous with racing wheels. Their heritage is unmatched; their product is the choice of champions in most forms of motorsports. Founded in 1968 by Greg Weld out of the pure love of racing, the company has undergone many changes over the last forty years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the product is still designed and manufactured in Kansas City, USA. In November 2008, the heritage and future became one, as Weld Racing, LLC was formed by current Weld management and Granite Creek Partners, LLC, to place ownership and leadership of the company back in the hands of racers. Visit them at www.WeldRacing.com!
Associate Marketing Partner of the Week – Kenny’s Components
Kenny’s Components is dedicated to building high quality, carbon-fiber products for all types of racing machines. They specialize in design consultation, engineering, production, and custom fabrication to meet your exact specifications and needs.
In 2001, Kenny Koldsbaek decided it was time to control his own destiny, and started Kenny’s Components Incorporated in the garage of his Troutman, North Carolina home. The business quickly outgrew the garage, so Kenny took the next step and relocated the business to a commercial building.
Today, Kenny’s Components occupies a 7200 square foot facility in the Lakeside Business Park, in Mooresville. Though the business has grown, Kenny remains dedicated to building quality MADE IN THE USA carbon fiber products! Visit Kenny’s Components online at www.KennysComponents.com!
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s General Stores, FVP, Wormall Civil, Impact Signs Awnings Wraps/ impact4800.com, Champion Brands, Weld Wheels, Ditzfeld Transfer, Maxim Racing, Smiley’s Racing Products, MSD ignition, MC Power, Housby, Searsboro Telephone Company, Next LED Sports, Hope for the Warriors, Factory Kahne Shocks, Arctic Cat, Lincoln Electric, K&N, www.hostiowa.net, FSR Race Products, TI64, ATL Tanks, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Bell Helmets, Hinchman Uniforms, CP Pistons, Carrillo Rods, Vortex Wings, Penray, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Butler Built Seats, AkzoNobel, Kenny's Components, Snap-On Tools, Rod End Supply, KSE Racing Products, Winters Performance, Cometic Gaskets, Shell Shock, Donovan, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, 5-hour ENERGY, Hoosier Tires, NGK Spark Plugs, XYZ Machining, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Red Devil Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, 6B Apparel, Garrett Racing Engines, and Fortress Wealth Management for all their support!
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