Brian Brown recently rolled into the I-80 Speedway, near Greenwood, Nebraska, with confidence, as he was no stranger to winning at this track. In fact, the driver had already logged two wins this season and took the checkered flag at I-80 Speedway nine times throughout his career. After his most recent visit to the speedway, Brown had managed to earn yet another victory. "We're always confident anywhere we go," explained Brown, "but especially at I-80 Speedway, because we've have a lot of success there."
Sprint Car Racer Brian Brown
FVP #21 Sprint Car Driver Brian Brown
Starting third in his heat, the driver had his work cut out for him, as he shared the front row with high caliber drivers such as Jack Dover and Wayne Johnson. Although Brown fell back a little during the beginning of the race, he continued fighting and eventually took the lead and ultimately the win at I-80 Speedway.
Lining up in the ASCS Midwest Region Race feature on the outside, front row, Brown was prepared for a twenty five lap battle. Again, at the race's end, Brian Brown had managed to take the checkered flag. "It felt good to get the win," shared Brown. "Anytime you get a win, it's not only good for your team, but also for the marketing partners. Everybody is there for the same reason, so when you leave with the money, it's always a good feeling."
When asked the key to earning a victory on that particular night, the driver continued, "The key every night is to make sure you have the fastest car. We were able to do that, and when you do have the fastest car, you have to take advantage of it.
Although as the driver of the FVP #21 Car, Brian Brown is the one in the spotlight upon gaining a victory at I-80 Speedway, he credits his team as well. "Our team is very important. I'm one of the few that's an owner and a driver. It's not just my team. It's everyone involved, from the guys working on the car to every single one of our marketing partners. Without any of them, there would be no Brian Brown Racing. It's something that we enjoy, and we really appreciate every single person who sticks with us and helps us out."
Brian Brown and his team are acutely aware of the importance of keeping their car in optimal running condition. "Our car has been running really good," explained Brown. "I think we have won seven races up to this point. We've had some ups and downs, but I feel like we're on pace to have a really strong year. We're going to keep plugging away and keep working our tails off. I've got the crew and the partners and everybody that works with us. We've just got to keep plugging away and not taking no for an answer."
That said, the well-being of their engine depends a great deal upon keeping her internal parts well-lubed and dust-free. "I think that's a major part," explained Brown, referring to filters. "You can get an engine to run well for a little while without the proper filter, but if you want to make sure your motor runs well for the long haul, you've got to have a good filter."
"That's why we use K&N," he continued. "They have the best filter that will use the most air, but also keeps the engine clean. You've got to take care of the internal parts if you want to go long term. We use K&N air filters and oil filters. We also use their filter spray and filter oil."
According to the driver, they not only depend upon K&N products to keep their race car running at its optimal performance, but they also use them on their personal vehicles as well.
"We've been running K&N filters since 2001," shared Brown. "They make the best product and it shows." Referring to race cars he continued, "Pull the hoods off of 99.9 percent of the cars out there and they're going to have a K&N filter on them.
In closing Brian Brown said, "We really appreciate all of the support that we get from our sponsors and fans. They do a lot for us, and without them we wouldn't be able to do what we do. Hopefully, we'll be able to pay them back with some more wins real soon."
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