Plainville, ON's Brad Martin, a competitor in Kawartha Speedway’s Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stock division, finished 4th in the entry level division’s 2011 point standings. His first career win in a 50-lap invitational event also helped him earn the most improved driver honour at the season ending award’s banquet. On Friday, June 15, the 25-year-old took his first step toward claiming the 2012 track championship with a stellar performance in the Fraserville, ON, oval’s first night of action. Martin steered his #53 Bio 2000 Pressure Wash/JJ Stewart Chrysler/DeMille Photography/Canadian Industrial Services/Spintech Custom Welding/Mayhew Graphics/Kawartha Metals/Extreme Motorsports/ Bailey’s Automotive/Gray Mechanical/Rhino’s Roadhouse Dodge Neon to a win in his heat race, semi feature and 20 lap main events.
“My Dad, the crew and I did a lot of work on the car over the winter and having a night like this so early in the year makes it all worthwhile,” said Martin in victory lane. “That was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in a racecar and the best part is that we’ll get to do it all again next week. Usually, there are some sleepless nights leading up to the next week’s race, but I think everyone on the entire team will be pumped-up for quite a long time.”
Brad Martin’s quest for a repeat performance takes to the track Friday, June 22, when Kawartha Speedway hosts their second night of action for the 2012 season. The Ontario Legends Series will join a regular night of racing featuring the NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Models, Thunder Cars and the Hasiuk Trailer and Container Rental Mini Stocks. Gates open at 3:00 p,m., with rotating practice sessions getting underway at 5:00 p.m. The night’s first green flag is at 7:00 p.m.
For details on the complete schedule, see www.kawarthaspeedway.com.
From Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications