July 8, 2013- After getting rained out at Brockville Speedway last week, Danny O’Brien and his team were ready for battle this week with the second round of the Ogilvie’s Auto Triple Crown Series race on Saturday night. With a third place finish in the first Ogilvie’s Triple Crown Series race last week, Danny was looking for a solid run to bolster his chances of winning the inaugural championship.
The night started out with timed hot laps, with heat race starting positions determined by lap times. Danny posted the fasted time in his group, earning a front row starting spot for the preliminary heat race. O’Brien jumped to the lead early and never looked back, taking the checkered flag in the eight lap qualifier. He started the 50 lap feature from inside the second row in the third position and quickly moved to second place. The first caution came with just five laps in the books, and Danny used that to his advantage, taking the lead just two laps later. Danny had maintained the lead through heavy lapped traffic a caution came out on lap 37. O’Brien continued to lead the way through the remainder of the race to pick up his third win of the 2013 season.
“I really have to thank the crew and all the sponsors for their support. I also would like to thank all the fans for their continued support over the years”, says O’Brien from victory lane. “We have been running well and winning races, and hopefully we can keep that up throughout the season”.
This coming weekend Danny will be back at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night as he continues to close in on the points lead and challenge for his 11th Brockville Ontario Speedway track championship. He is currently second place in points, and only 24 points out of the lead.
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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