It was a relatively slow week for Danny O’Brien and his team with just one night of racing on their schedule for the weekend. Mohawk Raceway was closed for the week because of their local fair, so it was just Saturday night’s event at Brockville Speedway this week.
Danny began the night by setting fast time in opening practice. It was clear that he would have a fast car, but time would tell if the bad luck that had hindered him all season would subside. After a strong second place finish in his qualifying heat race, O’Brien hit the track again for a final practice session before the 30-lap main event and once again he was on top of the scoreboard.
Danny rolled off the starting grid from seventh place, and after avoiding an opening lap incident, he restarted the race from fourth. Just four laps into the race, Danny was in the lead, and built up a half track advantage over second place. The big lead evaporated with a lap 26 yellow, but over the final four laps he was able to pull away, and pick up his third win of 2012 at Brockville.
“The car was great tonight, and we were finally able to finish the race,” said O’Brien. “It has been a tough few weeks here, so its nice to get back to victory lane. I knew we had a big lead early as I could see the scoreboard coming off turn two and seen that second place hadn’t crossed the line yet. I didn’t want to see that last caution, but we were able to pull away again on the restart.”
This coming week, Danny will return to Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night, then on to Brockville Speedway on Saturday. On Sunday night, he will travel to Cornwall Motor Speedway for their 100-lap Canadian Nationals Series race.
Danny will also be at 1000 Islands RV on Friday afternoon from noon until 2 p.m. signing autographs. He will be there as part of 1000 Islands RV’s Customer Appreciation Sale that runs all week long at their Gananoque, ON, location beside the 401.
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, Wurth, Bicknell Racing Products, and Integra Racing Shocks for their support during the 2012 season.
For more information on Danny O’Brien and the 17D racing team, please visit our brand new website, www.dannyobrien.ca. The website just received a new look this week. You can also follow Danny O’Brien through www.1000islandsrvmotorsports.com, a new website recently launched by longtime sponsor 1000 Islands RV.
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