Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:26 Published in Press Releases
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“I was excited about the start of the 2012 season and the rainout June 1 was a double-edged sword. First, there was the disappointment that comes with not finally being back at the track. But, it also gave us some extra time to go over the car,” said Brown. “It always amazes me at how quickly the time seems to go by. Maybe its part of getting older, but it didn’t seem like 2 weeks had passed before we were rolling the car into the trailer and heading to the track.”
After the night’s practice sessions wrapped-up, it was finally time to strap-in for battle. Scheduled to start outside the front row in the show’s second qualifying heat, Brown wheeled the #99 Kawartha Metals/Rousseau Automobile Communications/The Wolf 101.5/Don Butt Auto Body/Mayhew Graphics/Clarke Motorsports Communications machine to a solid runner-up finish and advanced to the semi feature. That’s where his night took an unfortunate turn. Coming down the backstretch, the car mysteriously lost power and while sitting prone on the racetrack – with another 8 cars charging toward him – he was hit from behind.
“I stuck my hand out the window and tried waving my arm to warn the others, but there just wasn’t time. It all happened so fast, I didn’t even know who’d hit me until just a few minutes ago,” admitted Brown while relaxing after the 100-lap Late Model feature. “Both ends of the car slapped the concrete and the contact with the wall broke the panhard bar, but a broken shaft on the distributor is what started the ball rolling.”
Not just frustrated by having to watch the first main event of the year from the grandstands – instead of contending for the win – Linc Brown was forced to take a damaged racecar to Mark’s Work Wearhouse in Peterborough the next day for the Five Counties Charity Barbecue, presented by The Wolf 101.5. There is also a chance he may have to miss the second week of action at the Fraserville, ON, oval. The engine will need to be taken apart to check for any foreign matter that might be floating around inside and because of the hard hit, the team will be checking for damage to the right-rear hub and a possible bent axle tube. They’ll look for potential issues with the suspension parts and steering components and giving the piece a general once-over before making any decisions about heading to the track. Brown says he’d like to get some laps on the car before the Summer Sizzler on July 6.
“It’s certainly not the way I expected the season would start, but this sport is all about something called ‘racing luck’ and things could have just as easily worked the other way,” said Brown. “It’s not a long season, but the main point now is to stay positive. I’m sure the team has the experience and ability to bounce back from a tough start.”
From Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 11:24 Published in Press Releases
FRASERVILLE, ON - It may have been a couple of weeks later than originally shown on the printed schedule, but Kawartha Speedway finally put their 2012 season opener in the books on Friday, June 15. Bright, sunny skies and strong car counts in all 3 regular divisions welcomed a new campaign of action at the popular 3/8-mile Fraserville, ON, oval.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:55 Published in Results & Points
FRASERVILLE, ON - The ironic twist of racing at Kawartha Speedway – where an OLG casino is a stone’s throw from the front stretch – hasn’t been lost on a NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model runner named ‘Betts’.
Monday, 04 June 2012 12:38 Published in Feature Stories
There is nothing so good that it couldn’t be better. Few things are so bad that they couldn’t be worse. It’s how you handle the different levels of success or adversity that determine your strength. Coming back to Kawartha Speedway’s headline NAPA Auto Parts ACT Late Model division for the first time since 2008 has put a lot on Linc Brown’s plate.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 11:31 Published in Press Releases
What is the difference between a driver and a racer? Some people may try to tell you there isn’t one, but just take a casual survey at your favourite speedway. You don’t need to be part of the action on the track to be a racer. It’s more about having an undying passion for the sport. You eat, sleep and dream motorsports. It’s an infatuation that consumes you and you can’t wait to get to the track.
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 15:18 Published in Breaking News