Starts 2021 Season with Strong Top Five!
4, 2021) Russell Brown, Jr. and his #00 team lifted
the lid to their 2021 campaign on Saturday night, April 3 at Patriots
Park Raceway in Dublin, Georgia. The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) rolled into the Peach State to preside over the $4,000
to win 'Icebreaker 50.' Russell clicked off the fifth fastest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session before running second
in his consolation race. After starting the 50-lap season opener
from the inside of the fourth row, Russell scooted past a trio
of competitors during the contest to land in the fourth finishing
position behind only race winner Pearson Lee Williams, Dalton
Cook, and Wil Herrington! Full results from last night at Dublin
can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Leads Laps; Finishes Third in Season Finale!
6, 2020) The RB2 Motorsports team roared into All-Tech
Raceway in Ellisville, Florida on December 4-5 for the track's
running of the '602 Nationals,' which closed out their 2020 campaign.
A strong field of 26 competitors showed up for the 602-powered
Late Model special, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Following a
rain-out on Friday, Russell Brown, Jr. stopped the clock fourth
fastest in his group during qualifying on Saturday before securing
a heat race triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the
front row in the 50-lapper, Russell led laps 19-38 of the headliner
before landing in the third finishing position at the checkers
behind only race winner Clay Harris and runner-up Garrett Mosley!
Full results from yesterday's 2020 season finale can be viewed
online at www.alltechraceway.com.
Nabs Top Five in $5,000 Early Bird 50!
23, 2020) Following a month away from the Dirt Late
Model scene, Russell Brown, Jr. returned to competition in the
annual running of the 'Early Bird 50' at Needmore Speedway in
Norman Park, Georgia on November 21-22. On Saturday night during
preliminary action, Russell timed in fifth quickest overall during
the qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph. The
Valdosta, Georgia ace then started fifth on the grid in Sunday's
$5,000 to win headliner and eventually nabbed a hard-fought fourth
place performance behind only victor Joseph Brown, Mark Whitener,
and John Baker. Complete results from the 'Early Bird 50' weekend
at Needmore can be viewed online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
(Billy Dean Photography)
Brown, Jr. Lands on Podium at Needmore!
18, 2020) The #00 team invaded Needmore Speedway in
Norman Park, Georgia on Saturday evening, October 17 for a $2,000
to win Southern Clash Late Model Series tilt. Russell Brown, Jr.,
of Valdosta, Georgia, posted the third quickest lap overall during
the Late Model qualifying session, which locked him into the inside
of the second row for the start of the A-Main. Russell then drove
his Russell Brown Race Cars mount to a strong third place podium
effort in the headliner, as he trailed only winner Kyle Bridges
and runner-up Tom Jones, Jr. at the unfurling of the checkered
flag. Complete results from last night at Needmore can be viewed
online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
Drives Borrowed 602 Late Model at Waycross
4, 2020) Russell Brown, Jr. hopped into a borrowed 602
Late Model with a number #26 on October 2-3 at Waycross Motor
Speedway in Waycross, Georgia. On the undercard of the 3rd Annual
'Ralph Allen Showdown,' the 602 Late Models raced for a $2,000
top prize. Russell timed in tenth quickest overall during qualifying,
but was disqualified for being too light at the scales. He then
rallied to score a B-Main triumph on Saturday to earn the inside
of the twelfth row for the start of the feature event. The Valdosta,
Georgia standout was then unfortunately collected in an early
wreck and was officially placed twenty-second in the final rundown.
Full results from the weekend at Waycross can be viewed online
Brown, Jr. Sixth in Crate Racin' USA Special
27, 2020) The Russell Brown, Jr. Racing team rolled
into Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia on Saturday night,
September 26. The Crate Racin' USA tour made their debut at Needmore
last night and a $4,000 top prize was up for grabs. Russell Brown,
Jr. posted the fourth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying
session and later started the 50-lap feature from the inside of
the fourth row. The Valdosta, Georgia ace then drove a steady
race and survived the Crate Late Model special to bring home a
solid sixth place performance behind only winner Wil Herrington,
Jordy Nipper, Parker Martin, Jeff Mathews, and Mark Whitener.
Complete results from last night at Needmore can be viewed online
Bags $2,000 Top Prize in Needmore Triumph!
13, 2020) Russell Brown, Jr., of Valdosta, Georgia,
claimed his first feature win of the 2020 campaign on Saturday
evening, September 12 at Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia.
In the Southern Clash Late Model Series contest, Russell timed
in sixth quickest during the qualifying session, but quickly made
his way towards the front of the field in the 25-lap affair. Russell
then inherited the lead with only five circuits to go in the feature
event and drove to the $2,000 triumph ahead of Tom Jones, Jr.,
John Baker, Colby Boyett, and Jonah Bozeman! Complete results
from last night at Needmore Speedway can be viewed online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
(Billy Dean Photography)
Brown, Jr. Runner-Up in North Florida Opener!
2, 2020) The #00 team invaded North Florida Speedway
in Lake City, Florida on July 31-August 1 for the two-day 'Summer
Slam' spectacular. On Friday night behind the wheel of a 602 Late
Model, Russell Brown, Jr. advanced four spots in his heat race
to finish second and later moved up to finish a strong runner-up
in the A-Main as well. In his Late Model on Saturday evening in
a $2,000 to win contest, Russell won his heat race in preliminary
action and climbed to as high as second in the running order of
the headliner. Unfortunately, the Valdosta, Georgia standout lost
his brakes during the race and pulled off near the halfway mark,
which dropped him to a sixth place showing. Complete results from
the 'Summer Slam' weekend can be viewed online at www.northfloridaspeedway.com.
Gets Top Ten Against Southern Nationals Foes
18, 2020) The RB2 Motorsports team returned to racing
action on Friday night, July 17 back at Needmore Speedway in Norman
Park, Georgia. The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series made
their first-ever visit to the Peach State speedplant and a $10,053
top prize was on the line. Russell Brown, Jr. - armed with only
a spec motor against his open motor foes - timed in eighth quickest
in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 53-lap headliner
from the inside of the sixth row and unfortunately suffering a
flat left rear tire during the contest, Russell battled back from
the rear to earn a top ten finish - eventually crossing underneath
the checkers in the ninth spot! Complete results from last night
at Needmore can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(Billy Dean Photography)
Brown, Jr. Competes in Gene Maine Memorial
24, 2020) Following the conclusion of the weekday Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at Golden Isles Speedway, RB2
Motorsports invaded Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia
on Saturday, May 23. The unsanctioned 'Gene Maine Memorial' took
place at the Peach State oval and a standing-room-only crowd and
PPV audience witnessed the $6,000 to win special. Russell Brown,
Jr. qualified eighteenth quickest overall during the time trial
session before finishing sixth in heat race action. The Valdosta,
Georgia ace then wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order
or the 40-lap 'Gene Maine Memorial.' Complete results from last
night at Needmore can be viewed online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
Results from Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at GIS...
21, 2020) The third and final event of the Lucas Oil
Reopening Tour at Golden Isles Speedway took center stage tonight
and another $7,000 winner's check was on the line at the Brunswick,
Georgia facility. Following a rain delay, Russell Brown, Jr. laid
down the seventeenth quickest time in his group during the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session. Unfortunately,
his night ended prematurely in his heat race, as his #00 entry
went up in heavy smoke and those terminal motor problems caused
him to scratch from the remainder of the program, which was won
by Josh Richards. (Heath
(May 20, 2020) Another $7,000
top prize was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Golden Isles Speedway.
With inclement weather in the area, the program was sped up and
the action on the Brunswick, Georgia oval was fast and furious.
Unfortunately, Russell Brown, Jr. wound up scratching from the
event due to a broken rocker arm suffered on Tuesday night at
GIS. The new rocker arm should be delivered and installed in time
for Russell to compete tomorrow evening!
(May 19, 2020) The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series returned to action tonight at Golden Isles Speedway
and the #00 team was in the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia
speedplant for round one of the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour. A total
of 43 entrants converged on the southern Georgia facility for
the first series event since February. With no fans in attendance
for the $7,000 to win special due to COVID-19 restrictions, Russell
Brown, Jr. started off his evening by posting the twenty-first
quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session. Russell
then finished tenth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main,
which unfortunately kept him out of the 40-lap headliner that
was won by Jimmy Owens.