By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (July 17, 2023) – As Brian Brown has mentioned on numerous occasions, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, is one of his favorite places to compete, and that statement certainly proved true yet again during the recent week, as the Higginsville, Missouri, native took to the highbanks of The Big E and ultimately qualified for the biggest event in sprint car racing history: the Eldora Million.
Brown, ace of his own Casey’s, FVP, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Impact Signs Awnings and Wraps, Mt. Dew Overdrive, HAWK Hunting, Ditzfeld Transfer, No. 21 sprint car, finished sixth in the $1,002,023-to-win Eldora Million main event on Thursday, July 13, advancing two spots total after starting eighth on the 50-lap grid. A runner-up performance during heat race competition led to Brown’s eventual Million qualification.
“Blackjack” kicked the week off with a top-five result during Eldora Million preliminary competition on Wednesday, July 12, finishing fourth at the final checkers after leading a large portion of the program. Rico Abreu, the eventual preliminary feature winner, took command over Brown with 15 laps remaining. An incredible run from fifth to second during preliminary heat race competition set the tone for Brown’s entire week at The Big E.
Unfortunately, Brown was unable to repeat success in Eldora Speedway’s Kings Royal later that weekend, missing Saturday’s 40th Kings Royal main event program and the chance to compete for another $175,000-to-win. Despite the eventual frustration, Brown was able to activate the Kings Royal portion of the week-long program with a 12th-place score during The Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14.
“A great week for us, really. It all started on Wednesday when we were able to lead some laps before finishing within the top five. Then at the Million, started eighth and really got going. Actually pressured Sweet for third at one point before fading some to sixth,” Brown, a four-time Knoxville Raceway winner in 2023, said. “I wish our outcome at the Kings Royal would have been a little better. We qualified the best that we could, but ultimately got behind all night. But, it is what it is. I felt like we had one of the better cars there all weekend long. Just an awesome event and glad to be a part of it.”
Brian Brown and Brian Brown Racing will continue their 2023 campaign with a return to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 22.
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.
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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 196 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.