Considering he battled an ailing car, Brian Brown’s weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series went well.

Considering he battled an ailing car, Brian Brown’s weekend with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Series went well.
Throttle problems on Friday and a fuel leak on Saturday at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, took care of any chance at a win for the Grain Valley sprint car driver.
Brown, despite a stuck throttle, finished fourth in the Friday feature after drawing the pole position. He took second in his heat race, allowing him to draw the pole on a redraw.
Brian tried to find a comfortable line on the big half-mile early on, and then the throttle problems surfaced.
“The first two or three laps were probably driver error, as I was trying to find where I needed to be on the track,” he said. “I went to the bottom and Shane Stewart drove by me on the top. When he went by, he threw a mud clod down the right side of my hood. It broke the hood in half and caved it in against the throttle linkage, so our throttle was open for the next 20 laps. Impact Signs went to a lot of hard work to make the car look good, so that part was unfortunate.”
Despite the problem, Brian was able to maintain a fourth place finish and lock himself into Saturday’s finale.
In the finale, however, Brown’s car developed a fuel leak early.
“We fell back a spot or so, and then developed a fuel leak,” Brown said. “So we pulled it in and saved it for another day.”
Brown will be back in action with the series this weekend in Oklahoma City.
The Devil’s Bowl opener will play to a TV audience on the Versus Channel on May 2.