JAKE BROWN TAKES SPRING SIZZLER WIN AT MERRITTVILLE

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JAKE BROWN TAKES SPRING SIZZLER WIN AT MERRITTVILLE

By Tommy Goudge with files from Steven Petty

THOROLD, Ont. (April 23, 2022) – The Southern Ontario Sprints tour was back on track Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway, and Jake Brown took advantage of his front row starting spot to claim the third SOS win of his career.

Glenn Styres and Jake Brown made up the front row for the 25 lap A-Main and Brown took the early lead. Jacob Dykstra moved up to the third spot on lap four, just before a spin by Paul Pekkonen brought out the yellow flag. Brown, Styres, and Dykstra raced for the lead after the restart, while Ryan Turner moved through the field and eventually took over the second position on lap 14. Turner closely pursued the leader, but Brown was able to stay ahead and claim the third SOS win of his career and first at Merrittville.

Turner took a runner-up finish, followed by Dykstra, Mitch Brown, and Styres. Heat race wins went to Aaron Turkey, Ryan Turner, and Brayden Cooley, while Turkey also won the Frontier Transportation Service Dash for Cash. The event was the first in over two years for the SOS tour following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Southern Ontario Sprints tour will next be in action on Saturday, May 14 at Southern Ontario Motor Speedway. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report
Saturday, April 23, 2022
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario
10B Mitch Brown – Brantford, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Tillsonburg, Ontario
14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario
20 Brayden Cooley – Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, New York, USA
21J John Burbridge Jr – St. Williams, Ontario
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ontario
70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario
71S Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston, New York, USA
87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario
94 Todd Hoddick – Cheektowaga, New York, USA
98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario
110 Jake Brown – Brantford, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:54.083
1. 68 Aaron Turkey [2]; 2. 5D Jacob Dykstra [4]; 3. 71S Shawn Sliter [1]; 4. 1 Holly Porter [7]; 5. 87X Shone Evans [6]; 6. 21J John Burbridge Jr [3]; 7. 98 Paul Pekkonen [5]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 91 Ryan Turner [1]; 2. 0 Glenn Styres [2]; 3. 13 Cory Turner [3]; 4. 21 Kyle Phillips [4]; 5. 94 Todd Hoddick [5]; 6. 81 Derek Jonathan [7]; 7. 11 Jamie Turner [6]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.583
1. 20 Brayden Cooley [1]; 2. 110 Jake Brown [3]; 3. 10B Mitch Brown [6]; 4. 14H Jim Huppunen [4]; 5. 70 Baily Heard [2]; 6. 11J Chris Jones [7]; 7. 25 Warren Mahoney [5]

Frontier Transportation Service Dash for Cash [Started] 5 laps – 1:13.479
1. 68 Aaron Turkey [1]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [2]; 3. 0 Glenn Styres [5]; 4. 20 Brayden Cooley [3]; 5. 5D Jacob Dykstra [4]; 6. 110 Jake Brown [6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 110 Jake Brown [2]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [7]; 3. 5D Jacob Dykstra [5]; 4. 10B Mitch Brown [8]; 5. 0 Glenn Styres [1]; 6. 68 Aaron Turkey [6]; 7. 20 Brayden Cooley [3]; 8. 94 Todd Hoddick [14]; 9. 1 Holly Porter [10]; 10. 21 Kyle Phillips [11]; 11. 87X Shone Evans [13]; 12. 70 Baily Heard [15]; 13. 71S Shawn Sliter [4]; 14. 11J Chris Jones [18]; 15. 14H Jim Huppunen [12]; 16. 25 Warren Mahoney [21]; 17. 13 Cory Turner [9]; 18. 81 Derek Jonathan [17]; 19. (DNF) 98 Paul Pekkonen [19]; 20. (DNF) 11 Jamie Turner [20]; 21. (DNF) 21J John Burbridge Jr [16]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jake Brown 1-25
Margin of Victory – 0.580 seconds
Hard Charger – Todd Hoddick +6

Up Next:
Saturday, May 14 – Southern Ontario Motor Speedway – Merlin, Ontario

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