BRANTFORD BROTHERS GEARING UP FOR BUSY RACING SEASONTuesday - March - 2015
Mitch and Jake Brown Eyeing Championships in 2015
The opening of the local motorsports scene is still a few weeks away and for racing brothers Mitch and Jake Brown of Brantford, they can hardly wait to fire up the engines in their winged-open-wheel race cars at Ohsweken Speedway.
The local track south of Brantford has scheduled its pre-season test and tune session for May 8th with the opening of its 20th season of weekly Friday night racing beginning on Friday, May 15 and both brothers will be there.
Mitch Brown actually began his 2015 Sprint Car season back in February with five nights of racing in the Sunshine state…not a bad place to test the refreshed equipment and sharpen the reflexes following 3-1/2 months of relative inactivity since his 2014 season ended.
But the February laps he ran in practice and in fierce competition at Tampa’s East Bay Raceway Park and Ocala’s Bubba Raceway Park were simply a warm-up for the hectic schedule he’s plotted into his Sprint Car racing calendar for 2015.
With 56 events spread among seven Southern Ontario tracks and eleven ovals in 5 states south of the border, Mitch and his Brantford-based team know they have a tough challenge ahead of them.
Included in those 56 events are 34 counting towards three championships in three series – Ohsweken Speedway’s Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Car Division; the Southern Ontario Sprints championship; and the Canadian portion of the US-based Patriot Sprint Tour’s cross-border championship.
Last season Mitch was runner-up to Glenn Styres in both Ohsweken’s and the SOS championship races and was fourth in the PST’s Canadian series final standings.
Before Ohsweken Speedway’s opener on May 15, Mitch is scheduled to begin his spring season with three National Racing Alliance events at Limaland Motorsports Park at Lima, Ohio and three Patriot Sprint Tour races with stops at Merrittville Speedway (Thorold, ON), Canandaigua Motorsports Park in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and Woodhull Raceway in the Southern Tier of New York State west of Corning.
Also on Mitch’s busy schedule are two events against the Empire Super Sprints, the World of Outlaws annual race at Ohsweken Speedway on July 3rd and the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken in mid-September.
His season will wrap up in October with the UNOH Sprintacular at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Ohio and two American Sprint Car Series events at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas and I-30 Speedway at Little Rock, Arkansas.
JAKE BROWN SET TO RETURN TO OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY’S 602 SPRINT CAR SERIES
Following a strong showing in his first season of racing the 602 Crate Sprints at Ohsweken, Jake Brown is looking forwarded to an even better season in 2015.
Last year he won two A-Main events at the 3/8th-mile oval, finished third in the developmental division points and added another win in a special late season appearance at South Buxton Raceway south of Chatham.
With aspirations of eventually moving up to the 360 Sprints he’s aware of the increased demands required to compete in the highly competitive level of open-wheel racing and is determined to prove he’s got what it takes to race with his brother in the near future.
Although most of his racing will be at Ohsweken Speedway in 2015 he also hopes to find other events to compete in.
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