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Brookside's Blenkhorn to drive Team Delux car

Dylan Blenkhorn, left, and Craig McFetridge will team up this season to compete in eight late model sportsman races in Atlantic Canada. Blenkhorn will drive the No. 41 Dulux Paints Chevrolet for McFetridge.
Dylan Blenkhorn, left, and Craig McFetridge will team up this season to compete in eight late model sportsman races in Atlantic Canada. Blenkhorn will drive the No. 41 Dulux Paints Chevrolet for McFetridge. - Submitted

HALIFAX, N.S. – Brookside’s Dylan Blenkhorn will sit behind the wheel of the No. 41 Dulux Paints Chevrolet during the 2018 season.

Blenkhorn will slide in the window of the Craig McFetridge-owned late model sportsman car for a minimum of eight races. The former IWK 250 and Toromont Cat 250 winner ran one race in the Dulux Racing car in 2017, coming home the winner during the MetalCore Night of Destruction event at Petty International Raceway last July.

“After three years and nearly a dozen drivers in the car, we have decided to give the driver’s seat some stability in 2018,” said McFetridge. “We have had a lot of fun over the past three seasons and this is not to say we won’t have the odd driver drop in, but Dylan will be our primary driver this year.”

The team will compete at four different race tracks and will focus on major events across the Maritime provinces. The first race for the team will be the 24th annual Shriners Classic in June at Scotia Speedworld.

“Dylan is a very talented young driver who can not only get the job done but works on his own cars, which is something this team has needed for some time. Scott Fraser Racing (SFR) built us a great race car and it is time to see if it is capable of running up front on a regular basis.”

Blenkhorn, who has also won a feature in a sportsman car at Scotia Speedworld, has enjoyed success in every division of motorsports he has competed in. He hopes to add major sportsman titles to the shelf while having fun with McFetridge and team.

“I’m really looking forward to this opportunity,” said Blenkhorn. “When I was coming up through the ranks, I missed the sportsman division step. Most young drivers that have started in the last 10 years or so have gone from a Bandolero to a legend car and to a pro stock, including myself. I ran a few sportsman races to get accustomed to a full bodied car but never really got to spend the time in the division before heading to pro stock.”

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