GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Brian Brown is returning to Florida this weekend to rejoin the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
Brown kicked off his season in the Sunshine State last month, highlighting the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals with a 14th-place run during the opener.
Now, he’ll look to improve on that mark with a return visit to Volusia Friday before heading to East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday night.
Friday’s Volusia Outlaws show marks the first show at the half-mile dirt track in March in the history of the series, dating back to 1978.
“It’s different with this being a one-day show at Volusia rather than racing for five straight nights,” Brown said. “We’ve had good speed at the track almost every year we’ve went and had speed there last month, but didn’t get the results we wanted. Hopefully we can lay down a good qualifying lap to open the action and run up front for the remainder of the night.”
While Brown has never run with the World of Outlaws at East Bay, he did compete there last year in a two-night show sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions, with a best finish of sixth after starting from the pole in the opener and leading two laps.
“We ran sixth there the first night with the All Stars last year, but we weren’t very good the second night,” Brown said of East Bay. “That can be a unique track, so it’s important to stay on top of the surface changes throughout the night. We’re looking forward to getting another shot at it as well as Volusia this weekend.”
Following the Florida doubleheader, Brown looks to stay with the World of Outlaws as the tour migrates back toward his home region in the Midwest.
“There aren’t options out there to race so that’s why we’re making the long trip back to Florida,” Brown said. “We plan on sticking with the World of Outlaws the next few weeks if they are able to get the races in as they make their way toward the Midwest.”
The first Midwestern World of Outlaws race of the season is March 26 at U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborne, Mo.