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Walker wins at Shannonville! Travis Walker wins Honda Michelin Series Round 5 at Shannonville SHANNONVILLE, ONTARIO -- Mississauga racer Travis Walker dominated Round 5 of the Honda Michelin Series at Shannonville on Sunday. Walker, who started...

Walker wins at Shannonville!
Travis Walker wins Honda Michelin Series Round 5 at Shannonville

SHANNONVILLE, ONTARIO -- Mississauga racer Travis Walker dominated Round 5 of the Honda Michelin Series at Shannonville on Sunday. Walker, who started sixth, moved quickly to the front and held on to be the youngest driver ever to win a Honda Michelin Series race.

"This really was a team effort to get the Oakville Honda Civic to the winner's circle," Walker said. "And there isn't much body damage, so there won't be a lot of work for Ace Auto Collision or Signs Alive this week," Walker quipped.

Walker credited Mark Jonak, of Jonak Brothers Racing for making the right call on tire choice for the wet Round 5. "There is no doubt that our tire choice was what helped me get to the front -- Mark made the right call," Walker said of the team decision to run dry weather tires in a 'wet' race.

"We sent both drivers out on dry tires," Jonak Brothers Racing's Mark Jonak said. "The Michelin Pilot dry tires we use in the series are quite good even in fairly heavy rain, so we gambled and this time is paid off for us."

Walker wasted no time a the drop of the green flag to start his march forward. By the halfway mark of the race, he was in the top three, then with five laps to go, he took the lead. "It started to get a dry line on the track, and I could really pick my way through," Walker said. "At the end of the race, I had a pretty good lead so I just held my pace and waited for the flag."

Walker was wisked off to the podium, where he took the top step as the youngest driver ever to win a Honda Michelin Series race. "This is a great win for our whole team. I've got to thank everyone this time, my parents, Oakville Honda, Jonak Brothers Racing, Ace Auto Collision, Loft Transportation, Impact Race Products and Signs Alive for all their support.

Walker now has a few weeks off before the Round 6 at the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres.

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Series Road racing
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