November 15th, 2014 - Chris Brown made an unscheduled visit to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada) over the weekend as he piloted Tommy Fain's IMCA Open Wheel Modified in the 2014 edition of the Duel in the Desert.
The three-day, mega event drew over 200 Open Wheel Modifieds to the oval, all chasing the $7,777 top prize. In Thursday night's preliminary event, Chris advanced from tenth to finish fifth in his heat race, sending him to a b-main. A second place finish in the b-main earn him the 26th starting spot on the feature grid. Despite starting near the back of the pack, Brown quickly sliced his way through the field to register a solid sixth place finish in the 25 lap, preliminary feature.
Friday evening saw another 25 lap, preliminary event being contested at the 1/2 mile oval. Chris used a heat race win to lock into the evening's main event before racing to a second place finish behind race winner, Johnny Scott. Kyle Strickler and Robert Hellebust finished third and fourth respectively. Brown's runner-up finish would earn him the sixth starting spot in Saturday night's 40 lap finale.
In the main event on Saturday, Chris battled amongst the top five throughout the 40 lap affair. He ran as high as third at times before settling to fifth place finish in the final rundown behind race winner, Terry Phillips, Jordan Grabouski, R.C. Whitwell and Johnny Scott.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.IMCA.com
November 8th, 2014 - Chris Brown returned to the seat of his #21 Brown Motorsports/LG21 Open Wheel Modified over the weekend as he competed in the 8th Annual Winter Nationals at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana), which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS).
Sixty-six Open Wheel Modified registered for the opening round of the mega event on Thursday night, and Chris would fall short of lock into the $2,000-to-win feature via heat race action. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he rolled off from the twelfth position on the grid. Brown battled the handle on his entry throughout the b-main, only managing an eighth place finish. Failing to qualify for the 30 lap main event, his night came to an early end.
The winner's check increased to $3,000 on Friday evening, and Chris would enjoy a much better outing as he went into battle against a stout field of seventy-two entries. Preliminary action saw Brown winning his heat race from the third starting spot, locking him into the pole position for the 40 lap feature.
When the race went green, Brown assumed the point from fellow front-row starter, Wes Armstrong. Leading the way for much of the event Brown looked to be well on his way to victory, but he would ultimately fall just short of a triumph.
Sixteenth starting Rodney Sanders used the high side to close the gap on the leaders in the closing laps before diving to the bottom to make his move on Brown. The pair fought hard over the final five laps but it was Sanders who came out on top with Brown settling for second place. Kelly Shyrock, Chris Henigan and Steve Whiteaker Jr. rounded out the top five finishers.
Saturday night's 8th Annual WInter Nationals finale boosted a $4,000 top prize for competitors. With seventy Open Wheel Modifieds in the pit area, Chris used a ninth to third run in his heat race to lock into the ninth starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Brown raced amongst the top ten for much of the main event before crossing the finish line in sixth behind race winner, Kelly Shryock, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Stormy Scott and David Winslett.
Full results from the events are available at www.USMTS.com
October 11th, 2014 - Chris Brown took his #21 Club 29 Race Cars Super Late Model into competition over the weekend in the 11th Annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).
With seventy-two entries on hand for the $20,000-to-win event at the 3/8 mile oval Brown struggled in time trails, which left him starting tenth in his heat race. Despite starting deep in his heat race, Brown made a great charge to a fourth place finish. Unfortunately, only the top three finishers advanced leaving him to run a b-main on Saturday night.
Chris raced to a third place finish in his b-main, but once again came up one spot short of locking into the 100 lap finale as his weekend came to an early end.
Full results from the event are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com
Preliminary action opened on Thursday evening at the 3/8 mile oval with a program that saw forty-five entries register for battle. Chris won his heat race from the pole position, which transferred him to the A-Main qualifier in the seventh starting spot. During the course of the qualifier Brown battled amongst the top ten before ultimately crossing the finish line in seventh.
Friday night's preliminary event once again saw Chris win his heat race from the pole position, locking him into the fifth starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. In the feature, Brown mounted a great charge to claim the win over Steve Whiteaker, Jon Mitchell, Justin Ingalls and Bobby Malchus.
Via his performance in preliminary action Brown earned the second starting spot for the 50 lap, $10,000-to-win finale alongside pole sitter, Rodney Wing. Throughout the course of the 50 lapper, Chris battled with fourth-starting Steven Whiteaker Jr. for the top spot. When the checkered flag waved it was Brown who took home the $10,000 payday over Whiteaker, Wing, Chris Henigan and Johnny Scott.
Full results from the event are available at www.LonestarSpeedway.com
Festivities began on Thursday night with 117 cars in the pit area as the field was divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win events. Chris earned the third starting spot for his heat race via qualifications, and went on to race to a third place finish to lock into the 25 lap, preliminary feature in the sixteenth starting spot. Brown raced around the mid-pack for much of the event before crossing the finish line in sixteenth.
Friday's program again found the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win races, and after qualifying 38th quickest in time trials he started on the pole of his heat race before racing to a fourth place finish, which positioned him starting on the pole of the b-main. Brown registered a second place finish in the b-main to lock into the 21st starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. Chris went on to advance nine spots to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.
The weekend drew to a close on Saturday evening with the final night of the crown jewel. With heat race line-ups being determined by a driver's performance on the preliminary nights Chris started seventh in his heat race and finished seventh, sending him to a b-main. Brown failed to reach a transfer position to the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale in the b-main, bringing his weekend to an early end.
Full results from the program are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com