July 22, 2014- With the month of July rapidly coming to an end, Danny O’Brien and his race team continue to move closer and closer to their quest for an unprecedented 11th track championship at Brockville Speedway.
O’Brien was in Victory Lane at Brockville the past two weekends and was looking for three wins in a row on Saturday night. He was also looking for the same luck at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night.
At Mohawk International Raceway, O’Brien has run well all season, but has not had been the dominant car like he has been at Brockville. Danny has a win to his credit earlier this season and was looking to get back there again on Friday night. After posting a third place finish in his qualifying heat race from his eighth place starting position, optimism was high going into the 25 lap main event. Rolling off the starting grid from the ninth position, O’Brien was looking to get off to a strong start, but through the opening 10 laps he picked up just two positions, running in seventh. Danny picked up the pace over the next 20 laps, moving into the top five before completing lap 20. With just two laps remaining, the final caution of the race was displayed, regrouping the field for one last restart. By this time, O’Brien was up to third place, and that is where he would finish.
“It was a good run for us. We continued to get off to a slow start here for some reason, but it wasn’t as bad tonight”, says O’Brien. “We still have some work to do to catch up to the 23 car”.
O’Brien returned to Brockville Speedway on Saturday night looking to extend his winning streak. Danny began the night with a fourth in his qualifier, and started the 30 lap main event from the 11th position. At the drop of the green flag, Danny quickly moved forward and by lap seven he was inside the top five and looking for more. By lap 13 he was up to third and advanced one more spot to second before hitting the halfway point of the race.
O’Brien made an impressive move to grab the lead on lap 15 and never looked back, cruising to his third consecutive win and fifth overall at Brockville.
“The car was pretty much perfect again tonight”, says O’Brien after the race. “I really have to thank all the crew that works on the car, our sponsors, and the great race fans that come out and support us each week”.
O’Brien and his team will return to Mohawk International Raceway this Friday night and Brockville Speedway once again on Saturday night.
Danny O’Brien would like to thank 1000 Islands RV Centre, Pat’s Auto Centre, BOB FM, Ponte Bros. Masonry, Morrison Racing Engines, Snap-On Adam Way, Bicknell Racing Products, ATC World Class Trailers and Integra Racing Shocks for their continuous support throughout the 2014 season.
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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