MITCH BROWN STILL IN HUNT FOR TWO SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIPSTuesday - August - 2014
But laps running out for Brantford youngster as 2014 season winding down
Brantford’s Mitch Brown remains in contention for the points championship in both Ohsweken Speedway’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car division and the Southern Ontario Sprints series as he heads into this coming long weekend, but time is running out with only a few weeks remaining in the 2014 season.
The fifth year Sprint Car driver sits second in Ohsweken’s points, 40 points behind leader Glenn Styres with just two regular season events left on the track’s 2014 schedule.
Mitch is also aware of 2013 Corr/Pak champion Jim Huppunen of Welland lurking in the chase just 15 points back in third place and definitely not out of contention for his third championship in the past five seasons.
Last Friday, the driver of the Haldex/Pro-Fit Health Club/ Sit ‘N Bull Tires/ Leitch Performance Engines/Strodes BBQ & Deli-sponsored Sprint Car finished third in the Corr/Pak A-Main one spot ahead of Styres in the 20-lap chase.
This Friday night’s show at Ohsweken Speedway and again on September 5th will determine who gets to take home the championship hardware for 2014.
Huppunen and Styres lead in the track’s championship record books with three titles each since the 360 Sprints became a regular Ohsweken Speedway attraction back in 2005.
Brown Chasing Styres In Southern Ontario Sprints Championship Points Battle
Mitch Brown is also chasing points’ leader Glenn Styres in the Southern Ontario Sprints touring series trailing the Ohsweken, ON driver by 70 points with this Labour Day weekend’s double header coming up at Brighton Speedway Saturday and Sunday nights.
Although the points’ spread held by Styres over Brown going into this weekend’s events at Brighton favours Styres, anything can happen on the 1/3rd-mile oval as witnessed back on August 9th.
Brown took and early lead in that event in what looked like the Brantford driver’s fourth straight win at Brighton but he made a costly mistake when he clipped a giant corner tire markers while trying to lap a backmarker resulting in a damaged front wheel and steering linkage that ended his night early.
Styres, who was running second at the time, went on to win the race with Brown being scored 20th in the 25-lap event.
Fourth Place Finish In 2014 Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Points
Last weekend was a busy one for Brown who raced to a third-place finish at Ohsweken Friday night then headed east to compete at Brockville Speedway on Saturday night and Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday, both Patriot Sprint Tour events.
He entered those events third in the PST Canada Championship points but could only muster a 10th-place finish at Brockville and an 8th-place at Cornwall dropping him fourth in the final PST Canada standings.
Jake Brown Currently Third in 602 Sprints Division
Jake Brown will be back in action on Friday night, seeking to close the gap on leaders Ryan Hunsinger of Toronto and Aaron Turkey of Ohsweken ON who lead the Strickland’s GMC 602 Crate Sprints division at Ohsweken Speedway.
The younger Brown, who is currently third in the standings, trails leader Hunsinger by 66 points and second-place Turkey by 15 heading into the final two weeks of the schedule for the track’s new division.
Last Friday, Jake was back at the track in his APC/Port Dover Auto Parts/Strodes Express/Brown Auto Service race car looking for a solid finish in the division’s feature event.
Although he looked strong at the outset of the 15-lap race he wasn’t able to chase down the early race leaders and settled for a fourth-place in the division’s feature race.
The week before, Brown had set a new 6 lap track record on his way to a heat race win but his night’s performance ended with a blown engine early in the division’s feature.
With only two events left on Ohsweken’s schedule he’s hopefully of adding a second feature win to his “rookie” season record.
Mitch Brown Racing’s programs are pleased to Haldex, Pro-Fit Health Club, Sit ‘N Bull Tires, Leitch Performance Engines and Strodes BBQ & Deli as prominent sponsors of his Sprint Car while Jake’s car has APC, Port Dover Auto Parts, Strodes Express and Brown Auto Service as major sponsors in his Crate-Engine Sprinter programs .
Other sponsors of the team’s two car programs include Bicknell Racing Products, Image Factor, On Dirt Racing News, Eagles Nest Motorsports Park, Brochures etc., Hepner Racing Products, Total Oil Products, Letter-Rip Race Graphics, 21st Century Signs, Brown Auto Sales, Village Pizza & Wings and the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs
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