By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (October 9, 2023) – For the first time in his illustrious career, “Blackjack” Brian Brown is a Tuscarora 50 champion, earning the highly-sought after prize at the legendary Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The $62,000 triumph, accomplished on Thursday, October 5, was the biggest and richest of Brown’s career, simultaneously increasing his overall All Star Circuit of Champions win count to four all time – his first of 2023 and his first at Port Royal Speedway.
“It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Brown noted. “I’ve always thought we could win at Port Royal Speedway, but to win a crown jewel like the Tuscarora 50 is a dream come true. Just so thankful for Casey’s, FVP, and all of our partners for the continued support, and for allowing us the opportunity to race out east. And a special thanks to Charlie Garrett for the great horsepower. His dependability puts us in these positions.”
Brown, ace of the Casey’s, FVP, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis No. 21 sprint car, took command of the prestigious 50-lapper on lap 44, battling by race-long rival and fellow Knoxville Raceway warrior, Chase Randall. The Higginsville, Missouri, native, who now resides in nearby Grain Valley, was a frontrunner the entire distance, racing into a podium spot for the first time on lap 24 before earning the next two positions.
“The Quickest Chicken” Chase Randall led the first 18 circuits before Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks took over on lap 19. Back-to-back cautions, including a red flag incident, set-up Marks’ eventual takeover, sliding the Waco, Texas, native as the pair entered turn one. Randall, in his first-ever race at Port Royal Speedway, started from the outside-pole position, ultimately leading his first-ever laps with the All Star Circuit of Champions.
Marks maintained control until disaster struck on lap 35, spinning to a stop in turn four after nearly making contact with a lapped car. The former Tuscarora 50 champion had nowhere to go.
With Marks now out, Randall was able to take back the lead, keeping control until caution flags waved for the final time on lap 44, this one for then runner-up, Buddy Kofoid. The caution also allowed Brown the opportunity to gain second, using the ensuing restart to drive by the 18-year-old Texan.
“When the caution came out with a few to go, I was riding around just trying to come up with a good game plan to get by Chase [Randall],” Brown continued. “I knew we had a golden opportunity to win the biggest race on the east coast, as long as we could execute. Nailing the restart was vital, and we did it.
“I’m just so proud of Chad, JB, and my dad. They never give up. It’s been a long month on the east coast and they continue to show up everyday with a great attitude and the willingness to work hard. Attitudes, especially positive attitudes, are contagious.”
Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50 was just the tip of the weekend’s schedule, as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invaded the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile the following two evenings for the annual Nittany Showdown doubleheader. Although unable to match his Tuscarora 50 outcome, Brown highlighted the World of Outlaws double with a 12-place score on Saturday, October 7; he started sixth on the feature grid, kicking off the evening with a heat race victory.
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a trip to Kansas City’s Lakeside Speedway for the Micro-Lite Harvest Rumble on Saturday, October 14. “Blackjack” is a former World of Outlaws winner at Lakeside, scoring the triumph on October 20, 2017.
Brian Brown Racing would like to thank Casey’s, FVP, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, Champion Brands, MC Power, Weld Wheels, Housby, Maxim Chassis, J.D. Welding & Machine, Waldinger, Smiley’s Racing Products, Wolfe Eye Clinic, Mid Mo Equipment, Bell Helmets, K1 RaceGear, Clem’s Helmets, Factory Kahne Shocks, Cometic Gaskets, C & M Lawn & Landscape, Lincoln Electric, K&N Filters, HostIowa.net, Fultz Excavating, Restless Spirits Distillery, FSR Racing Products, Ti64, AL Driveline, Vortex Wings, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Kenny’s Components, Rod End Supply, Winter’s Performance Products, KSE Racing Products, ISC Racers Tape, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Racing Optics, Hoosier Tires, XYZ Machining, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Ultra-Lite Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bam Roller Lifters, Outerwears, MPD, All Star Performance, 6B Apparel, MSD Ignition and Garrett Racing Engines for their continued support.
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Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back 14th-place scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8. Recorded back-to-back World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series top-five finishes at Volusia Speedway Park on Sunday, March 5; fifth and third during the Spring Showdown opener and DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature, respectively. Finished ninth from 18th in Lakeside Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on April 11. Rallied from 21st to finish ninth in 34 Raceway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on Tuesday, April 25; earned a $1,200 bonus for his efforts. Charged from 13th to finish fourth in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Hard charged his way from 25th (provisional) to fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Tuesday, May 16. Finished seventh during POWRi 410 action at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, on Friday, May 19. Won first feature of the season at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, May 20; started seventh, 61st career win. Finished fourth during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, May 27. Won second feature of the season during Knoxville Raceway start on Saturday, June 3; 62nd career win at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Earned back-to-back podium finishes against World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Knoxville Raceway; a win on Friday, June 9, and a runner-up finish on Saturday, June 10. Finished second in POWRi start at I-70 Motorsports Park on Friday, June 16. Finished fourth in Knoxville Raceway’s Border Battle on Saturday, June 17. Qualified for Huset’s Speedway’s $250,000-to-win High Bank Nationals; finished 18th. In addition, finished seventh in Friday’s High Bank Nationals preliminary. Earned fourth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 8; started eighth. Finished fourth in his respective Eldora Million preliminary feature on Wednesday, July 12. Finished sixth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million A-Main on Thursday, July 13. Earned fifth feature victory of 2023 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22; led every lap. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores with the All Star Circuit of Champions at I-70 Motorsport Park and Knoxville Raceway on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29; finished ninth and fifth. Finished second in 360 Knoxville Nationals preliminary feature on Friday, August 4. Won 2023 360 Knoxville Nationals main event on Saturday, August 5; sixth victory of 2023. Finished 14th in Knoxville Nationals finale A-Main on Saturday, August 12. Finished third in POWRi 410 Bandit Outlaw Sprint Series start at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Missouri, on Sunday, August 20. Finished fifth in Knoxville Raceway Season Championship program on Saturday, August 26. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 1. Won at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 3. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on Monday, September 4. Finished fifth in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Won Port Royal Speedway’s 56th Annual Tuscarora 50 on Thursday, October 5; biggest and richest win of Brown’s career at $62,000.
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ABOUT BRIAN BROWN RACING:
Brian Brown Racing is a professional winged sprint car team that is based in Grain Valley, Mo. Brian Brown, who is the owner and driver, has amassed 200+ total feature victories, as well as six track championships at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.BrianBrownRacing.com.