November 29, 2013- After an unusually rough season in 2012 by Danny O’Brien’s standards, he returned to the track in 2013 looking to return to championship form. He is a 10 time Brockville Speedway champion, and he had his eyes on an unprecedented 11th title when the season started at the BOS in May.
O’Brien spent the first couple weeks of the season at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario with mixed results. The two outings did give O’Brien a chance to get into the swing of things for Brockville. A DNF on opening night at the BOS was quickly forgotten when the posted their first victory of the year on week two.
June was a very productive month for O’Brien, posting another win, and three top five finishes in three events during the month. He also had a runner-up finish at Mohawk Raceway and Cornwall Speedway.
As the summer heated up, so did O’Brien, as he posted back to back feature wins at Brockville to start the month. A hard crash towards the end of the month set the team back some, but they regrouped and was a major factor going into the final month of the regular season as the points championship battle began to take shape.
With July ending with a couple of hard crashes, O’Brien found himself behind several points to the leader going into August. With two features wins, and a second place finish, over the final month, Danny gained back several points, but would end up second overall in track points. A win on the final night of the regular season did propel O’Brien to the inaugural Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series championship.
“It was a good year for us. I really have to thank everyone for their support over the season”, says O’Brien. “We came up just a little short in our quest for the championship, but we will be back next year as strong as ever”.
Plans for 2014 are still in the works at this time, but O’Brien does plan to race more often next season. He hopes to return to competing two nights a week, and perhaps competing in the full DIRTcar 358 Series if all goes well. The team is currently seeking sponsorship for the 2014 season. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the most accomplished racers in the Northeast, contact Danny O’Brien at email@example.com.
“We definitely need to race more next season. It really is tough racing just one night a week. I have always felt that racing two or three nights a week is a huge benefit”.
Danny O’Brien would like to thank 1000 Islands RV Centre, Pat’s Rad, BOB FM, Ponte Bros. Masonry, Morrison Racing Engines, Snap-On Adam Way, Bicknell Racing Products, and Integra Racing Shocks for their continuous support and we look forward to a very exciting 2013 campaign.
For more information on Danny O’Brien and the 17D racing team, please visit our website, www.dannyobrien.ca. You can also follow Danny O’Brien through www.1000islandsrvmotorsports.com, a website launched by longtime sponsor 1000 Islands RV.
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