Brown Captures First SECA Bonus Race Win
Checking off one of his preseason goals in impressive
fashion, Dillon Brown added to his 2017 championship lead
by scoring his 1st career SRI Performance Bonus Race
presented by RockAuto.com victory this past Saturday night
at Sumter Speedway.
As the Sumter faithful gathered in anticipation of great
racing action, the night did not disappoint. In SRI
Performance Time Trials, Brown topped the charts with a
lap of 15.517 and edged out Thomas Robinson’s lap of
15.522. Overall the Top 4 in time trials was separated by
a mere 7 hundreths of a second!
Turn one proved to be a challenge once the racers were
lined up for the main event. Two multi-car incidents left
several cars with damage, while some were sent pit side.
On the third attempt, all drivers were able to navigate
Sumter’s sweeping corners time after time which allowed
Brown to set the pace and develop a rhythm while the
fueled jockeyed for position behind him. Fourth starting
Timbo Mangum moved into 2nd as Robinson reclaimed 3rd from
With mostly clear race track ahead, Brown was able to
steer clear of trouble having only one lap car to navigate
over the 30 lap feature. Brown went on to secure his first
SRI SECA Bonus Race win as Mangum and Robinson rounded out
the Top 3. Hank Taylor and Joshua Bishop rounded out the
Top 5 finishers.
“We have been wanting one of these wins and big checks for
a long time. I thank God for blessing me and my family. I
must also thank my brother....he puts in so much of his
time for our racing program. My mom, dad, I just want to
thank them all. We have been so close and this just feels
good", stated Brown in Victory Lane.
This marked Brown's first win at Sumter Speedway and his
6th SECA Late Model win of 2017. Mangum continues his
solid season and Robinson extended his current streak of
Top 3 finishes.
Partners of the South Eastern Crate Association include:
City Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, SRI
Performance, RockAuto.com “The Official Auto Parts of the
South Eastern Crate Association”, FK Rod Ends, VP Racing
Fuels “The Official Racing Fuel of the South Eastern Crate
Association”, JRi Shocks, Bilstein Shocks, Big A's Custom
Graphics, JRS Competition Finishes, Ntense Graphics,
ARbodies, Velocita, Flag To Flag, & Thomas Clarke