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Brown Best of the ASCS Midwest at I-80 Speedway

Lonnie Wheatley, GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 2, 2009) – Brian Brown picked off his first American Sprint Car Series feature win of the year by topping Thursday night’s 25-lap ASCS Midwest Region feature event at Nebraska Raceway Park’s I-80 Speedway.

Riding the top side of the track, Brown raced around early pacesetter Doug Lovegrove on the fifth round and then denied a late Jack Dover bid to snare his 11th career ASCS Midwest win in the Super Clean No. 21 Maxim.

Dover slid past Brown in turns three and four on the 17th round only to hand the lead back over to Brown when he jumped the turn two cushion a half lap later. Following a caution that set up a five-lap dash to the checkered flag, Brown slipped away to a half straightaway advantage over Dover, with Jonathan Cornell, Lovegrove and Don Droud, Jr., rounding out the top five.

Chad Humston raced from 18th to sixth, with Jason Danley, Mike Boston, Robby Wolfgang and Trevor Grossenbacher completing the top ten.

Brown, Lovegrove and Cornell topped heat race action for the 29-car field, with Humston winning the “B” Main.

ASCS Midwest Results from I-80 Speedway:

Heat One (10 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown, 2. 27-Patrick Bourke, 3. 82-Jason Danley, 4. 2-Don Droud, Jr., 5. 35ab-Trevor Grossenbacher, 6. 00-Brad Foster, 7. 11xs-Donovan Peterson, 8. 25-Dylan Peterson, 9. 18-Ryan Roberts, 10. 05-Justin Wolf Medlock.

Heat Two (10 Laps): 1. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 2. 24a-Jack Dover, 3. 1a-Robby Wolfgang, 4. 35-Derrik Ortega, 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 14-Jeff Heffner, 7. 45-Jeff Lowery, 8. 36-Rick Hansen, 9. 3-Julee Jamison. DNS: 7-Roger Sundquist.

Heat Three (10 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 2. 88-Mike Boston, 3. 71r-Ryan Anderson, 4. 17-Gage Dorr, 5. 93-Brent Kronfuss, 6. 8b-Bobby Becker, 7. 71-Bob Schaeffer, 8. 47-Brandt O’Banion, 9. 1m-Chad Humston.

“B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 47-Brandt O’Banion, 2. 1m-Chad Humston, 3. 93-Brent Kronfuss, 4. 45-Jeff Lowery, 5. 14-Jeff Heffner, 6. 71-Bob Schaeffer, 7. 25-Dylan Peterson, 8. 11xs-Donovan Peterson, 9. 36-Rick Hansen, 10. 3-Julee Jamison, 11. 18-Ryan Roberts. DNS: 05-Justin Wolf Medlock, 7-Roger Sundquist.

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown, 2. 24a-Jack Dover, 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell, 4. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 5. 2-Don Droud, Jr., 6. 1m-Chad Humston, 7. 82-Jason Danley, 8. 88-Mike Boston, 9. 1a-Robby Wolfgang, 10. 35ab-Trevor Grossenbacher, 11. 27-Patrick Bourke, 12. 71r-Ryan Anderson, 13. 5-Eric Lutz, 14. 8b-Bobby Becker, 15. 45-Jeff Lowery, 16. 17-Gage Dorr, 17. 47-Brandt O’Banion, 18. 93-Brent Kronfuss, 19. 35-Derrik Ortega, 20. 00-Brad Foster.

ASCS Midwest Points (Top Ten): 1. Chad Humston 936, 2. Jason Danley 910, 3. Mike Boston 879, 4. Brian Brown 846, 5. Don Droud, Jr. 826, 6. Jonathan Cornell 804, 7. Lee Grosz 775, 8. Eric Lutz 757, 9. Jack Dover 692, 10. Ryan Roberts 587.