The victory marked the Brantford driver's first career win in ESS competition and shot him into first place in Ohsweken Speedway's 360 Sprint Car divisional points standings ahead of defending track champion Glenn Styres.
Brown started fifth in the feature event and passed early leaders Rob Dietrick of Farmington, NY and Cory Turner of Caistor Centre, ON on lap 12 after the two had waged a persistent battle for the lead. Once in front Brown then had to deal with lapped cars as Jason Barney of Brewerton, NY and Styres started to close the gap in the final laps. ESS points leader Steve Poirier of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, PQ, and Turner rounded out the top five.
The win for Mitch was his second in as many races following his surprise victory at Montpelier Motor Speedway (Montpelier, Indiana) last Saturday.
Despite his jubilant victory at Ohsweken, Brown didn't realize just how close he came to not finishing the race when a bolt on a tie rod end snapped as the team was pushing the car into the post-race technical inspection garage.
One more lap in the race could have spelled disaster for the youngster who is gaining increasing popularity among race fans and certainly his competitors (as witnessed by the congratulatory hugs he received from Barney and Styres in the winner's circle), but he simply shrugged off the potential problem as part of the gamble a driver must face given the terrific pounding cars take on the ever changing clay racing surfaces.
In Friday's action, Jake Brown finished fifth in the Strickland's GMC 602 Crate Sprint Car Feature
Mitch Brown didn't have much time for celebration as he was on the road the following morning heading to Brighton Speedway for event number seven on the Southern Ontario Sprints schedule.
A more detailed report on his weekend results will be published following Sunday's SOS race at New Humberstone Speedway near Port Colborne, ON.
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