Brown looks to deliver back-to-back titles at I-44

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Former Lebanon resident Brian Brown hopes to defend his 2016 track championship at I-44 Speedway. The track is slated to open the season on April 29 with a special 50-lap Pro Late Model feature.

From I-44 Speedway

For NASCAR Missouri and Lebanon I-44 Pro Late Model champion Brian Brown, a trip to The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banquet has the former Lebanon resident and veteran driver hungry to defend his track championship.

A back-to-back champion is something that hasn’t happened in the top tier weekly class since the track went back to the NASCAR sanction in 2013. “It has a tough deal last season as the competition level was high last year,” Brown said.

A Strafford resident, the three-time feature winner feels that this season will be even tougher as veteran drivers have caught-up with the young-guns who claimed titles in 2013-2015.He says several drives figure to be tough challenges this season, including Rolla’s Mike Sloan who won the last three features in a row. During the off-season Sloan has a different ride and figures to be a tough competitor in the Pro Late Model Class.

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