June 10, 2013- For the second week in a row, weather issues were a major concern as Danny O’Brien and his team prepared for action at Brockville Ontario Speedway on Saturday night. Last week a heavy downpour made the decision easy to cancel the night’s program, but this week it was a miserable light rain that lasted a few minutes that made for a difficult decision.
Once the rain stopped, the night’s action continued as planned and the first round of the Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series resumed where it left off after time trials the previous week.
By time trialing fastest in his group before last weekend’s rain, Danny started from the front row in his qualifying heat race and finished the race in second place. In the 30 lap main event, he started from fifth place and remained in that position as he narrowly avoided disaster on lap six as several cars wrecked on the exit of turn four to bring out the red flag. By lap 15 he had advanced to third place, and that is where he would finish.
“It is always tough when the track conditions are like this”, says O’Brien after the race. “All the rain that we have had just makes the track extremely fast and rough, and its hard on equipment. We are happy to come out of here with a third place finish, and look forward to coming back here next week under better conditions”.
This coming weekend, Danny will be back in action at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night where he will be looking to get back to victory for the second time in 2013 and move up from his current fourth place position in track points.
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, Bicknell Racing Products, and Integra Racing Shocks for their continuous support and we look forward to a very exciting 2013 campaign.
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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