The 2014 Power Stock division provided excitement, and action on a weekly basis at Elko Speedway. The finale of the Power Stock season did not disappoint fans looking for drama as two rookies battled for the Championship.
Coming into the final night, #88 Nick Oxborough was the leader, he had lead most of the season and picked up three wins in his rookie season at Elko Speedway. He lead #14 Grant Brown by 4pts, Grant is the son of four time Sportsman/Big 8 Champion Doug Brown. Before the races I talked to Doug about Grant, he said he was proud no matter what happens, he also said his advice to his 14 yr old son would be, "drive it like you stole it."
The heat race saw the two competitors race in the same heat with Brown finishing just ahead of Oxborough and knocking the margin down to two points.
Nick Oxborough started third row outside and Grant Brown began the race directly behind him knowing not only he would have to pass his rival but either he would have to win or finish more than one position ahead because Oxborough held the tie breaker with those three wins.
Brown went on Facebook after the races and posted this "Well, I had a lot of fun this year. My guys did a great job giving me the best car I have ever had. Ended up tying for championship win, but I lost the tiebreaker due to my amount of feature wins. But I still had a great time, and to me that is worth a lot more than a trophy."
Well said for anyone, let alone a 14 yr old. Grant Brown surpassed the expectations of everyone in his rookie season, he was super strong and consistent he finished 2nd five times, well make that five runner-ups and one tie for a Championship. From beginning to end racing in the 2014 Power Stocks division was one we won't soon forget.