Friday - September - 2015

Mechanical Problems End Championship Hopes at Ohsweken

Mitch Brown heads to Merrittville Speedway this Friday night looking for his first championship in Sprint Car racing.

The sixth-year competitor in the winged, open wheel racing series leads the 2015 Southern Ontario Sprints standings with 1803 points, 136 more than 5-time and defending SOS champion Glenn Styres with Friday’s show the final event in the 12-race series schedule.

With the way the points are structured, Brown merely has to fire up the engine in his Haldex, Pro-Fit Health Club, Route 54 Gas and Variety, Leitch Performance Engines, Strodes BBQ & Deli Sprinter to clinch the title.

But rest assured, the Brantford youngster is determined to not only start Friday’s final but also to cop his third SOS feature race of the season.

Three weeks ago the 22 year old was second in Ohsweken Speedway ‘s Corr/Pak Merchandising Sprint Car division standings just 2 points behind leader Glenn Styres but his bid for a run at this year’s championship went up in smoke with engine failure following his heat race . Despite a furious attempt to replace the engine loaned to him by Cheektowaga’s Todd Hoddick, Brown and his teammates were unable to get the car started for the last chance B-Main, costing him valuable points and eventually dropping him to third in the track’s final standings.

Styres claimed his second consecutive track championship by 16 points over Hoddick with Mitch Brown ending 37 back of the leader.

With the engine problem of August 21st, Mitch was also forced to skip the final two races of the Patriot Sprint Tours Canadian tour dropping him from third to eighth in that series’ final standings.

Following the Merrittville race, Mitch will wrap up his 2015 Canadian racing schedule on September 18th-19th in the 11th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway.

Second Year Competitor Finishes Second In Points

Jake Brown took the lead of the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature on Friday September 4th before the halfway mark of the 20 lap race, and went on to claim his first win of the season.

The win marked the 7th time this season Jake has finished fifth or higher in the 12 events run in 2015.

He finished second to Scotland’s Dylan Westbrook in the final Crate Sprint points standings.

Jake will be back in action this Friday at Ohsweken in a special non-points night for the Crate Sprint Cars along with the UMP Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and Vintage Cars. along

Mitch Brown Racing is pleased to have Haldex, Pro-Fit Health Club, Sit ‘N Bull Tires, Route 54 Gas and Variety, Leitch Performance Engines, Strodes BBQ & Deli, APC, Port Dover Auto Parts, Strodes Express, WIX Filters, Bicknell Racing Products, Image Factor, On Dirt Racing News, Brochures etc., Hepner Racing Products, Klotz Canada, Total Oil Products, Letter-Rip Race Graphics, Bernies Auto Body, DJ Delivery, Green Racing, Village Pizza & Wings and the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs as members of their Sponsorship and Marketing Team

Prepared by:
Ken Spencer
Marketing and Media Relations
Mitch Brown Racing