Closes Out Season in Early Bird 50...
19, 2018) The 7th Annual 'Early Bird 50' was next up
on the schedule for the #00 team on November 17-18 at Needmore
Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia. In the $5,000 to win Late Model
special, Russell Brown, Jr. qualified ninth fastest in time trials,
won his heat race, and was running sixth in the 50-lap feature
on Sunday before he was hit from behind and suffered a flat left
rear tire. Russell wound up retiring from the 'Early Bird 50'
and was relegated to a seventeenth place showing. Behind the wheel
of his 602 Sportsman car, Russell laid down the tenth quickest
lap overall during qualifying prior to placing second in his heat
race. The Valdosta, Georgia ace had then climbed to third in the
running order before being taken out by another competitor. Due
to some extracurricular activity that ensued, Russell was black-flagged
from the $2,500 to win shootout and wound up twenty-ninth in the
final finishing order. Full results from the season-ending weekend
can be found online by clicking on www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
Brown, Jr. Fourteenth in Cash Money 100
28, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr. and his RB2 Motorsports
team made the trek to Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina on Saturday, October 27 for the 'Cash Money 100.'
The lucrative Limited Late Model special was trimmed down to $10,000
to win show due to unfavorable weather, but still drew a strong
41 car field. Russell stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group
B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the
60-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row, Russell was
running strong until overheating problems caused him to retire
after only 39 circuits. The Valdosta, Georgia standout was paid
for a fourteenth place showing in the 'Cash Money 100.' Complete
results from Fayetteville can be viewed online at www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com.
(JB Hot Shots Photo)
Enters Showdown at Waycross Motor Speedway
7, 2018) The RB2 Motorsports team rolled into Waycross
Motor Speedway in Waycross, Georgia on October 5-6 for the annual
running of the 'Showdown.' The two-day Late Model special paid
$10,000 to the winner for competitors that had entered four Shootout
races throughout the year at the facility. Since Russell Brown,
Jr. competed in only three Shootout events, he was racing for
a $5,000 top prize. In another interesting twist, even though
Russell laid down the second quickest lap overall during qualifying
on Friday night, he was forced to start at the tail on Saturday
behind all of the locked-in cars that raced in four Shootout races
or more. Racing 100 laps for a lower purse and starting from the
tail was not in Russell's best interest, so the Valdosta, Georgia
ace ran only a couple of circuits and retired in the nineteenth
position. Full results from WMS can be viewed online at www.wayxspeedway.com.
Top Ten for Russell Brown, Jr. at Golden Isles
23, 2018) Valdosta, Georgia ace Russell Brown, Jr. and
his #00 team headed to Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia
on Saturday evening, September 22. A Late Model showdown was on
tap at GIS and a $3,000 payday was up for grabs. Russell knocked
down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session to
earn the pole position for the A-Main. After running second early
in the headliner, Russell unfortunately jumped the cushion and
fell back to as far as twelfth in the running order. At the checkers,
he had climbed back up four positions to finish in the eighth
spot. Complete results from last night at GIS can be accessed
online at www.gisdirt.com.
Place Showing for Brown, Jr. at Waycross
16, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr. and the RB2 Motorsports
team were back in the pit area at Waycross Motor Speedway in Waycross,
Georgia for another $3,000 to win throwdown on Saturday evening,
September 15. Russell laid down the fifth quickest lap overall
during the qualifying session, which locked him into the inside
of the third row for the start of the 30-lap contest. Unfortunately,
the Valdosta, Georgia ace went the wrong way on an adjustment
and slipped back two positions during the course of the race to
finish seventh in the final rundown. Full results from WMS can
be viewed online at www.wayxspeedway.com.
Solid in Waycross Motor Speedway Double-Dip
26, 2018) The #00 team made their way to Waycross Motor
Speedway in Waycross, Georgia on August 24-25 for a pair of $3,000
to win Late Model shootouts. On Friday night, Russell Brown, Jr.
posted the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast
Time honors and the pole position for the 30-lap main event. Battling
a loose racecar, Russell was able to hang around the front before
garnering a fourth place effort behind only victor Rhett Carter,
Will Herrington, and Chad Tuten. At Waycross on Saturday evening,
Russell knocked down the seventeenth quickest time in qualifying
and later passed seven cars during the 30-lapper en route to a
steady tenth place performance. Complete results from both races
can be found online at www.wayxspeedway.com.
Brown, Jr. Battles Ultimate Foes at Dixie Speedway
29, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr., of Valdosta, Georgia,
debuted a new RBRC machine on Saturday evening, July 28 at the
historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. The Ultimate Super
Late Model Series roared into the Atlanta-area facility and a
$4,000 top prize was on the line. Russell posted the twelfth quickest
lap in his group during time trials and later grabbed the sixth
and final transfer spot through his consolation race. After starting
the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the eleventh row, Russell
was able to steer his new ride - that was equipped with an underpowered
engine against the Super Late Model field - up five positions
during the course of the race on his way to a seventeenth place
outing. Full results from last night at Dixie can be viewed online
Claims Podium Effort at Needmore Speedway!
22, 2018) Following an early rain-out at Golden Isles
(GA) Speedway, Russell Brown, Jr. once again wheeled a Limited
Late Model on Saturday night, July 21 at Needmore Speedway in
Norman Park, Georgia. Russell started and finished second in his
heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the front row
in the $1,500 to win main event. The Valdosta, Georgia ace ran
in the second position much of the feature until a late caution
flag. On the restart, Russell's motor kept skipping and he fell
back to third by the unfurling of the checkered flag. Full results
from last night can be accessed online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
Brown, Jr. Nabs First Victory of 2018 Campaign!!
8, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr., of Valdosta, Georgia, claimed
his first victory of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening,
July 7 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia! Behind the
wheel of his 602 Late Model, Russell won his heat race from the
sixth starting position and later started the A-Main from the
outside of the front row. After slipping back to as far as third
in the running order, Russell streaked into the lead around the
lap 15 mark and drove to the $1,000 triumph over Daniel Bailey,
Josh Taylor, Marty McGuire, and Kevin Bennett. In Limited Late
Model action at Needmore, Russell advanced up to third in his
heat race and was battling for a top five in the $1,000 to win
headliner before battery issues dropped him to fourteenth in the
final finishing order. Full results from last night can be accessed
online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
(Momma D Photography)
Races 602 Late Model to Sixth at Swainsboro
10, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr. and the #00 team trekked
back to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday
night, June 9 for a 602 Late Model Sportsman special, which boasted
a $5,000 top prize. Russell knocked down the seventh quickest
time overall during the qualifying session, which locked him into
the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 35-lap main
event. After moving up to fifth in the running order, Russell
was knocked out of the way by another competitor with only two
laps remaining and was forced to settle for a sixth place showing
behind only winner Blake Smith, Ben Faircloth, Dustin Morris,
Jimmy Thomas, and Ches Chester. Full results from last night at
Swainsboro can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Brown, Jr. Places Twelfth in Pine Tree 100
6, 2018) The #00 RB2 Motorsports team traveled to Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday evening, May 5 for
the annual running of the 'Pine Tree 100.' The Crate Late Model
special drew a strong field of competitors gunning for the $5,000
winner's check. Russell Brown, Jr. bottomed out and pushed during
the qualifying session and eventually stopped the clock twelfth
quickest. After starting the 40-lap feature from the outside of
the sixth row, Russell raced hard on the one-groove racing surface
and wound up finishing right where he started... in the twelfth
finishing position. Full results from last night at Swainsboro
can be viewed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Lands on Podium in Limited at GIS!
22, 2018) Russell Brown, Jr. and his #00 team rolled
into Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on Saturday
evening, April 21 and unloaded a Limited Late Model in pursuit
of capturing the $800 winner's check. Russell started off the
night by knocking down the fifth quickest lap during the qualifying
session. With a fast track, Russell navigated the heavy cushion
the best he could with his 602 crate motor. He did record the
fastest lap times in the main event while moving past two competitors
en route to a strong third place podium showing! Complete results
from last night at GIS can be accessed online at www.gisdirt.com.
Lifts Lid to 2018 Campaign at Cochran!
25, 2018) The RB2 Motorsports team started their 2018
racing season over the March 23-24 weekend in a pair of NeSmith
Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series shootouts that made up the 'Cochran
Clash' at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia. On Friday
night in the $2,000 to win weekend opener, Russell Brown, Jr.
laid down the fourth quickest time overall during qualifying to
earn the outside of the second row for the start of the A-Main.
Unfortunately, Russell's carburetor stuttered at the drop of the
green flag and he was hit from behind - ultimately giving his
#00 mount a flat left rear tire. The Valdosta, Georgia ace wound
up retiring early and was credited with a twenty-third place performance
in his season lid lifter.
A $4,000 top prize was then up for grabs for the
cars and stars of the NeSmith Series on Saturday evening at Cochran.
Russell qualified seventh fastest in his group during time trials
before finishing sixth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main.
He unfortunately suffered another flat Hoosier tire during the
50-lap headliner that dropped him to twenty-fourth in the final
finishing order. Full results from the Peach State can be viewed
online at www.nesmithracing.com.