Brown Wins Race; McKinney Captures Title

Tylar Brown became the sixth different winner in eight races in the Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drive Division. Cody Riley dominated the early stages of the race until a broken axle sidelined him on lap 18. That gave Brown the lead over eventual division champion Elliott McKinney with J.D. Blankenship coming home in third.

“I thought we were racing for second,” Brown said in the Riley & Sons Victory Lane. “I looked at the scoreboard and saw I was leading. After that I just tried to stay ahead of Elliott (McKinney).”McKinney claimed his eighth quick time of the year during qualifying and settled into a comfortable pace throughout the race.

“I just wanted to finish the race,” McKinney said of his second consecutive title. “I hadn’t finished in the past four races.”