Drops Tentative 2017 Racing Schedule!
(February 1, 2017) The RB2 Motorsports team
and driver Russell Brown, Jr. released a tentative version of
their 2017 schedule today right here at www.RussellBrownJr.com!
Russell plans to skip "Speedweeks" this year in Georgia
and Florida and is instead eyeing a NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late
Model Series doubleheader at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran,
Georgia on March 10-11 as his season opening weekend. More dates
will be added to the schedule as the year progresses, but you
can check out all confirmed dates by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Brown, Jr. Rallies for Sixth in Season-Ending Showdown!
4, 2016) Russell Brown, Jr. and his #00 team wrapped
up their 2016 campaign on December 2-3 in the 'Showdown in Savannah'
at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Pooler, Georgia! On Friday evening,
Russell laid down the second quickest lap during his qualifying
session before finishing second in heat race action. The Valdosta,
Georgia standout then rolled off from the outside of the fourth
row in the $10,000 to win feature event on Saturday night, only
to get dumped by another competitor on a couple of different occasions
early in the 75-lapper. Despite bending a left front lower control
arm and getting toed out, Russell rallied from the back of the
pack to salvage a solid sixth place performance behind only winner
Jonathan Davenport, Mark Whitener, Dennis Franklin, Ben Faircloth,
and Jason Fitzgerald! Complete results from the season-ending
weekend at OSP can be viewed online at www.ospracing.net.
Runs Inside Top Ten Early in Turkey 100...
27, 2016) RB2 Motorsports rolled into Swainsboro Raceway
in Swainsboro, Georgia on November 25-26 for the annual running
of the 'Turkey 100.' The Crate Late Model special once again boasted
a whopping $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Russell Brown,
Jr. posted the second quickest lap in his group during qualifying
prior to running second in his heat race. After starting Saturday's
100-lap main event from the inside of the sixth row, Russell had
moved up inside of the top ten before being squeezed into the
inside wall, which resulted in left front damage and forced him
to retire after 74 circuits in the nineteenth position. Full results
from the 'Turkey 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Brown, Jr. Grabs Top Five in Volusia Visit!
20, 2016) The #00 team dipped down to the Sunshine State
for a $2,000 to win Late Model event on Saturday evening, November
19 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Russell Brown,
Jr. knocked down the second quickest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action.
After starting the 35-lap main event from the outside of the second
row, Russell wound up finishing right where he started... in the
fourth position. Full results from last night at VSP can be viewed
online at www.vspracing.com.
Sets Fast Time & Leads Early at Swainsboro
30, 2016) Russell Brown, Jr., of Valdosta, Georgia,
headed to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday
night, October 29 for a $3,000 to win 'Turkey 100' tune-up race
for the Crate Late Models. Russell clicked off the fastest lap
of the 25 entrants during qualifying to earn the pole position
for the main event. After controlling the stout field for the
first five circuits, Russell caught a choppy spot in the track
and unfortunately went for a spin. He then restarted the race
from the tail end of the field, but battled back to salvage a
solid ninth place effort. Full results from last night at Swainsboro
Raceway can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Brown, Jr. Runner-Up in Super Street at Cochran!
23, 2016) Valdosta, Georgia standout Russell Brown,
Jr. piloted a Super Street machine on Saturday evening, October
22 at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia during the track's
'Georgia State Championship' special. Russell ran second in the
first heat race of the night and later had a strong run in the
$1,000 to win feature event as well. At the checkers, Russell
drove his #23 entry to an impressive runner-up showing behind
only race winner Luke Scott. Complete results from last night
at Cochran can be accessed online at www.cochranspeedway.com.
Wins Heat; Finishes Sixth at Golden Isles!
16, 2016) Russell Brown, Jr. returned to dirt-slinging
action on October 14-15 in the annual running of the 'Showdown
on the Coast' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia.
On Friday night, Russell laid down the fastest lap in his group
and the second quickest time overall during the NeSmith Chevrolet
Dirt Late Model Series qualifying session prior to scoring an
impressive triumph in his heat race. After starting Saturday's
$5,000 to win headliner from the outside of the front row, Russell
slipped back a few spots during the caution-filled race to finish
in the sixth position. At the completion of 60 green flag laps,
the Valdosta, Georgia ace trailed only winner Chase Edge, Ronnie
Johnson, Kyle Bronson, Mark Whitener, and Jason Fitzgerald. Full
results from GIS can be accessed online at www.nesmithracing.com.
Brown, Jr. Wins Heat Race at Volusia with UDLMCS
18, 2016) Valdosta, Georgia standout Russell Brown,
Jr. ventured south to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
on Saturday, September 17, as the United Dirt Late Model Challenge
Series (UDLMCS) presided over a $3,000 to win throwdown. Russell
laid down the second quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to scoring an impressive victory in his heat race.
After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 40-lap
headliner, Russell admittedly drove too conservatively and along
with his hard tire selection, he ultimately slipped back to seventh
in the final finishing order. Complete results from last night
at VSP can be accessed online at www.vspdirtlife.com.
Sixth in Holiday Weekend Finale at Cochran...
(September 5, 2016) Russell Brown, Jr. jumped
behind the wheel of a couple of different machines over the Labor
Day holiday weekend for special events at Swainsboro Raceway in
Swainsboro, Georgia and Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia
on September 3-4. Piloting Geoff Collins' #119 Super Street on
Saturday at Swainsboro, Russell laid down the eighth quickest
lap of the 36 entrants during qualifying to earn the outside of
the fourth row for the start of the $10,000 to win main event.
He was then up to the fifth position during the headliner before
ripping the center out of the wheel, which dropped the Valdosta,
Georgia ace to a disappointing seventeenth place showing.
At Cochran on Sunday evening, the Southern Thunder
Late Model Series rolled into town to preside over a $2,000 to
win showdown. Russell drove Bailey Harris' RBRC entry to the eleventh
quickest time during the qualifying session. After rolling off
from the inside of the sixth row in the A-Main, he wound up rallying
to sixth at the checkers of the 'Labor Day Blowout' behind only
winner Larry Harrod, Kelly Walker, Joseph Brown, Ben Faircloth,
and Dalton Cook! Full results from both venues can be accessed
online at www.swainsbororaceway.com
Brown, Jr. Invades Senoia for Ultimate Battle
14, 2016) The RB2 Motorsports team rolled into Senoia
Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening, August 13 for
the 'Friends of the Dream 40,' which was sanctioned by the Ultimate
Super Late Model Series. Russell Brown, Jr. laid down the twenty-first
quickest lap during the qualifying session, which locked him into
the inside of the eleventh row in the $3,000 to win headliner.
Russell tried his best to move forward on the slippery racing
surface during the 40-lapper and eventually wound up scored seventeenth
in the final rundown. Complete results from last night at Senoia
Raceway can be accessed online www.ultimatesupers.com.
Tackles Southern Nationals Specials in Peach State
24, 2016) Russell Brown, Jr. and his #00 RB2 Motorsports
team invaded Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia and Screven
Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on July 22-23 for a pair of
$5,300 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series spectaculars.
On Friday night at Swainsboro, Russell timed in eleventh quickest
in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fifth and final
transfer spot through his B-Main. On an ultra-rough racing surface
during the 53-lap headliner, Russell stayed out of trouble before
pulling off the track and settling for a thirteenth place effort.
At Screven on Saturday evening, another $5,300 winner's
check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Rebel Yell.'
Russell posted the seventh fastest lap in Group B during time
trials and later scored an impressive triumph in his consolation
event. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in
the 53-lap main event, the Valdosta, Georgia native was holding
his own early in the distance before overheating woes sent him
pitside and relegated him to a twenty-second place outing. Complete
results from both weekend races can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Runner-Up in Super Street at Swainsboro!
(July 4, 2016) Valdosta, Georgia ace Russell
Brown, Jr. competed in holiday weekend specials on July 2-3 at
Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia and Cochran Motor Speedway
in Cochran, Georgia. On Saturday in a $2,000 to win Super Street
race at Swainsboro, Russell piloted Geoff Collins' #119 entry
and timed in third quickest overall. After falling back to fourth
in the A-Main, Russell climbed all the way up to second to finish
a strong runner-up behind only victor Andy Stewart. In the $4,000
to win Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) event on Sunday
at Cochran, Russell qualified seventh fastest in his group, but
pulled off the one-groove racing surface early in the feature
and settled for a fourteenth place showing. Full results from
both Peach State speedplants can be accessed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com