In the past, Brown has enjoyed going to the .363-mile bullring in North Carolina. However, incidents and misfortune have prevented results indicative of his speed there.
Brown hopes to carry some of that speed in his No. 47 Super Late Model into this weekend during his first trip to Hickory since 2018.
Hickory has always been one of my favorite tracks since the first time I went down there in 2017. We’ve always been quick down there. The first time I crashed out, the second time there was a big pile-up, but we’ve always had bad luck there. Last time, we had one of the fastest cars and blew the rear-end. We’re looking forward to going down there and racing two races.
Brown will get two chances to score an elusive first win with the Pro All Stars Series, one on Friday in the 2020 Easter Bunny 150 make-up race and the second on Saturday during the 2021 Easter Bunny 150. Brown finished fourth in PASS points in 2019, and has eight top-five finishes and 23 top-10s with the series. However, the trip to victory lane remains on the to-do list.
The former Oxford Plains Speedway track champion will have two chances to change that on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3.
“It would mean more than I can even explain. We’re obviously going down to win, but we are going down there to compete with those guys and start the year off good.
“It’s going to be tough, but I’ve come a long way as a driver, I feel. With Granite State doing time trials, it’s helped me when going down south for time trials. Hopefully, we can show our strength with that stuff and we’ll figure it out this weekend.”
Gabe Brown has eight top-fives and 23 top-10s in the Pro All Star Series. He will be looking for his first series win this weekend.
After a busy offseason, Brown also believes he has better equipment going into the season than years past. He’s also confident in the team behind him, with a committed crew led by Dale Shaw ready to go racing.
“We’ve put a lot of work into the cars this winter. I’ve got a good crew going into the year, finally. We’ve struggled really bad getting crew guys to commit. We finally have a good base going into the year, and I’m excited about it.”
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