A timed hot lap session determined the lineup for the qualifying heat races, and Danny was fastest in his group and backed that up with a heat race win. The race was divided into three segments, with a possible inversion at the end of segment one and two.
The first segment lasted 10 laps, in which Danny was out front. Come inversion time, the number on the inversion dice was three, and Danny would restart the race from the third position. Danny remained in third through segment two and once again a dice was rolled to determine the inversion. A six was rolled, meaning the top six cars would invert their positions for the start of the final segment. Danny remained in third to start segment three, and was up to second and began challenging for the lead halfway through the final segment.
Danny swapped the lead a couple times through lap 55 before pulling away over the final couple circuits.
"The car worked great again tonight", says O'Brien. "I really have to thank the crew, all of our sponsors and the great race fans for their support each week".
O'Brien will return to Mohawk International Raceway this Friday night after a rare week off last week. He will also be back at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night as he looks to add to his 69 point lead in the chase for the BOS championship. There are just three point events remaining at each track in 2014.
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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