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Danny O'Brien notches sixth Brockville win of the season

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From Brockville Speedway

Track titles and bragging rights were on the line this past Saturday at "The BOS" in all division plus the final points in the first ever Ogilvie's Auto and Fleet Triple Crown for the 358 Modified and Sportsman divisions.

The Modifieds were set for 50 laps of racing and with the heads up start format, Lee Ladouceur and Jeff Sykes led the field to Gary Vandermeer's green flag.

Sykes was able to use the outside groove to take the lead away as Ladouceur, Danny O'Brien, Brian McDonald and Pat O'Brien completed the top five spots. Sykes was on rails in the opening laps as he held a six car length lead, working the outside lane to perfection until the first caution flew on lap 12 for defending track champion Kyle Dingwall's spin in Turn 4.

When the green flew Sykes continued his great run with Danny O'Brien, Brian McDonald, Pat O'Brien and Jason Riddell making up the top five.

Danny O'Brien was in pursuit of the lead on lap 20 as Sykes began to enter into lapped traffic. Five laps later, O'Brien used a slick move in Turn 3 to take away the spot using the bottom side of the speedway.

On lap 28 the yellow flew for Luke Stewart who slowed with a flat tire. On the restart O'Brien took command of the lead, but behind him Lee Gill was having quite an adventure.

After a near flip in his heat put him 15th on the starting grid, Gill tried at will to keep pace with his championship rival. After surviving contact with the wall and dodging several race cars along the way Gill was able to break into the top five by lap 30.

On lap 36 the yellow flew again for Joe Banks who spun off Turns 1 and 2.

When the green flew, Danny O'Brien had the fastest car on the track and despite two late race cautions, O'Brien would cruise on the his sixth win of the year and clinch the Ogilvie's Auto and Fleet 358 Modified Triple Crown with older brother Pat O'Brien coming home second.

Lee Gill came home third, sealing up his fifth career track championship. Jeff Sykes and Bobby Herrington rounded out the top five.

The regular season is in the record books but the racing action is not finished yet as the annual Monster Enduro will be set to go in two weeks on Sunday September 15th. Racing begins at 2pm.