Racecar drivers never stop. They’re always thinking, planning and in some cases, even scheming. The search to get the most out of their own equipment and be better than the rest of the field never ends.
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