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Brighton Speedway Launches An Exciting 2013 Season

Brighton Speedway Launches An Exciting 2013 Season

For Immediate Release – March 11, 2013 – By: Angie Rinaldi – It’s been a busy off season working hard and compiling the events that will comprise the much anticipated 2013 season at the 1/3rd mile oval on the shores of Brighton Bay.  Brighton Speedway management and staff look forward to building on the great success of 2012 to thrill fans and drivers with a wide variety of exciting and entertaining events.

It all starts on Saturday, May 4th when the stars and cars of the upcoming season at Brighton Speedway will hit the streets of downtown Brighton for the Parade of Champions in support of the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank.  The Parade of Stock Cars will begin at 3:00 PM and the cars will head right from the streets to the DIRT for the Monster Energy Drinks Season Opener where admission is just $2.00 in exchange for a donation to the food bank.

The month of May will also see the first visit of the Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint Cars on the Victoria Day long weekend, Saturday May 18th.  This event will mark the season opener for the SOS , the beginning of the 18th season for Ontario’s fastest oval racers.  The SOS  will visit Brighton Speedway a total of 6 times in 2013; May 18th, June 8th, July 12th, August 10th and then they will return for the 11th running of the Labour Day Classic Weekend where they will battle for two days, Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st to settle the SOS points Championship.

The Month of June will be highlighted with visits from the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club on June 1st, the Southern Ontario Sprints and the first appearance by the Workman Auto Repair School Bus races.  June will also see the first Hotch’s Auto Parts Enduro with the annual Father’s Day 100 lap Endurance race.  The event that has everyone talking for 2013 is the World of Outlaw Late Models as they make their first visit to Brighton Speedway in what is sure to be a historic event.  Tickets for this event are already on sale and have been selling at a rapid pace for this sure to be a sellout event.  June will close out with our midseason Canada Day Championships on Saturday June 29th featuring time trials, extra distance races for all classes and a huge fireworks display presented by Mystical Distributing.

Just as the weather heats up in July so will the racing with once again visits from the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club and Southern Ontario Sprints.  July 6th also marks the first appearance of Brighton Speedway’s ever popular Gord’s Water Vantastics, minivan races!  Saturday July 27th heralds the return of the Adecco Summer Smash Monster Truck Show featuring Aftershock and Krazy Train!  Last year the two trucks thrilled fans and had them standing on their feet as they smashed and crashed their way all over the speedway.

August is when the racing gets serious and the point’s championship battles are in full swing.  Contenders will start to emerge from the pack and racing becomes intense.   Sprint Cars and Vantastics both have events in August as well as the debut of the BSP Kart Klub.  The BSP Kart Klub will be putting on a demonstration on Saturday, August 24th demonstrating to fans, drivers and kids what they can look forward to on Thursday nights in 2014.  The Canadian National Autism Foundation “Kids Race” will take place on Saturday August 17th raising funds and awareness for Autism.

September is traditionally a huge month of racing at Brighton Speedway with must see racing events and that doesn’t change in 2013.  The month actually starts on August 31st with night one of the 11th annual Bellevue Fabrication Labour Day Classic weekend.  SOS Sprint Cars highlight the Saturday night events.  Sunday at 1pm is the annual Labour Day Tail Gate party with race car show and shine, Back Yard Bouncers fun for kids, lawn mower tractor pulls and many more fun events.  At 6pm on Labour Day Sunday the 1/3rd mile oval will come to life again for night two and the SOS Points Championship race.  Also Sunday night it is the topless around the oval night for the Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Late Models and a Special Topless Dash for the Sprint Cars at the end of the night.  The night will be topped off by a huge Mystical Distributing fireworks show!

The action doesn’t stop after Labour Day as we come right back the next week Saturday, September 7th with the John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial for Modifieds and the 3rd Annual McDougall Insurance and Financial $5,000.00 to win Great Crate Race which will once again be part of the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. Last year both events drew record car counts on the rain date Sunday so this season we will be looking to increase those numbers again.  The future of Brighton Speedway hits the track again Saturday, September 14th as the kids of the BSP Kart Klub come out for the second time as well the Gord’s Water Vantastics.

Returning again in 2013 is the 9th Annual Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend on Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st.  The event draws racers in all divisions from all over Ontario, Quebec and upstate New York.  Friday will feature a 35 lap DIRTcar Sportsman Tour Race with the Ford Dingwall Memorial Vintage Car Race.   Saturday will mark the return of the mighty 358 DIRTcar Modifieds in a 100 Lap Shootout DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Race.  Saturday will also host the return of the Mod Lites to Brighton Speedway after taking 2012 off.  This year’s event is the TUSA Canadian Nationals event which is expected to see drivers from Ontario, Quebec, New York, and maybe even as far away as Ohio and Delaware.  Saturday night is also the final event in the Brighton Speedway / Merrittville Speedway Duel in the Dirt which pits the best Street Stock Drivers from both sides of the province against each other in a season long championship that will see a winner crowned.   This is one of the biggest racing events in Ontario and is a must see weekend with record car counts in pretty much every style of race car on DIRT with none stop action all weekend long.

The season will again close out with the annual Eve of Destruction Sunday, September 28th.  The event has grown in the past few years and this season will host the 2nd event for the 2013 Workman Auto Repair Bus Races along with the Hotch’s Auto Parts Monster Enduro, the Trailer Race made famous on the Rick Mercer show, The Gauntlet, The Brighton Recycling Demo Derby and much more.  Promoter Mark Rinaldi has a saying that he used when describing these events “We are going to wreck stuff all day long” and it has surely stood up true in the first three running’s of these events.

“We are excited to present such an action packed and well-rounded entertaining schedule for our fans and drivers” says Rinaldi “2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet and we can’t wait to get started”.   The complete schedule of events can be found at www.brightonspeedway.com or can be picked up in person from local merchants or at one of the many upcoming cars shows.  Brighton Speedway will be attending the Frontenac Mall Show in Kingston from March 21st through March 23rd.  From there we head to the Bowmanville Fast and Furious Show on April 6th through April 7th.  The Quinte Mall Display will begin on Monday, April 15th through Sunday, April 21st.

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Tickets Now On Sale For Brighton World Of Outlaws Event

Tickets Now On Sale For Brighton World Of Outlaws Event

Contact: Kevin Kovac – World of Outlaws Late Model Series PR Director – kkovac@dirtcar.com | 704-254-7929

BRIGHTON, ONT – Feb. 26, 2013 – Brighton Speedway promoter Mark Rinaldi has a simple message for fans about the Canadian track’s first-ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on Thurs., June 20.

Get your tickets – now.

Reserved seat tickets have gone on sale for the Excel Tower Service 50 presented by Dibbits Excavating, Campbellford Chrysler and J.J. Stewart Motors, which is shaping up as the most highly anticipated race date in the history of the one-third-mile clay oval.

“We are really excited to have the World of Outlaws Late Model Series coming to Brighton Speedway for the first time ever and so are our fans,” said Rinaldi. “Ever since we made the initial announcement of the World of Outlaws event back in November, we have been getting calls and e-mails from all over Ontario asking when tickets will go on sale. Now that tickets have are available we expect the race to sell out, so I suggest fans don’t waste time in ordering their tickets.”

Tickets to the $10,000-to-win WoO LMS spectacular can be purchased on-line at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or www.brightonspeedway.com. Phone orders can also be placed by calling the speedway at 866-681-1102 or the event hotline at 877-395-6606.

All seats in Brighton’s two main grandstand areas will be reserved at a price of $35 per ticket. A general admission seating/standing section will also be available in the lower North tower/bar area with tickets priced at $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 16-and-under.

Brighton officials said plans are in the works to erect additional temporary bleachers at the turn one/south end of the speedway in order to accommodate more fans.

As an added bonus to advance ticket buyers, all tickets purchased before June 15 will include a free fan pit pass, allowing holders to make a pre-race visit to the pit area to check out the WoO LMS cars and meet the drivers.

Tickets ordered on-line or over the phone will be subject to a one-time $5 convenience fee per order (not per ticket). Fans also have the option of having tickets mailed to them for a $3 per order fee or picking them up on race day at the track’s Will Call window.

For this event Brighton Speedway is prohibiting coolers, blankets and seats with chairbacks in the grandstand. Only seat cushions will be permitted.

Additional information on Brighton Speedway and the Excel Tower Service 50 presented by Dibbits Excavating, Campbellford Chrysler and J.J. Stewart Motors can be obtained by logging on to www.brightonspeedway.com.

For more information on the WoO LMS, visit www.worldofoutlaws.com.

Fans can also follow the WoO LMS on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels and Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws .

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel), DirtonDirt.com (Hard Charger Award) and McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (Raye Vest Memorial Pill Draw Award); in addition to contingency sponsors: Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Eibach Springs, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, QuarterMaster, Roush Yates Performance Parts, Superflow Dynos, Wrisco Aluminum and XS Power Racing Batteries; along with manufacturer sponsors Capital Race Cars, Integra Shocks, GRT Chassis, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis, TNT Rescue, and Warrior Chassis.

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Fast & Furious Motorsports Show Coming April 6th & 7th

Fast & Furious Motorsports Show Coming April 6th & 7th

By OntarioOval.com – Spring is in the air and with it comes anticipation for the 2013 racing season. It’s the time of year when teams are putting the finishing touches on their cars and preparing for five months of non-stop action. The final stop before the cars hit the track will be Durham’s Fast & Furious Motorsports Show. Many Ontario short track teams will have their cars on display for the two day event which runs April 6th & 7th at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Centre in Bowmanville, Ontario.

This is the inaugural year for the show and already space has filled up quickly. Included to the exhibitors list are Brighton Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park as well as the OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Models and Modifieds series and one of their strongest supporters, Knightworks Design.

A good cross section of race cars will be on hand including Amanda Connolly and Kelly Balson who will both have their 2013 stock cars on display and will be helping to promote the upcoming season at Peterborough Speedway. From the OSCAAR ranks, 2012 Super Late Model Champion Brandon Watson will have his #9 on display. Brandon Bullens will be representing the OSCAAR Modifieds.

For dirt track racing fans the #11 Sprint Car of Jamie Turner will be on display along side the Ohsweken Speedway booth. There fans can pick up their 2013 pocket schedules, poster and calendars and learn more about reserved seating for the upcoming Northern Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Sprint Car events that will feature three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart.  The #25 DIRTcar Pro Late Model of Greg Belyea will also be on hand to help promote the first ever World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at Brighton Speedway this June.

Also in attendance will be ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs & Photos. The designers and operators of www.OntarioOval.com will have a booth featuring all of their design services available to the motorsports market including websites, autograph cards and many other promotional products. They will be a part of the ‘dirt section’ of the show and will be announcing some new and exciting news to the Ontario dirt scene during the weekend.

The Fast & Furious Motorsports Show runs from 10am to 7pm on Saturday, April 6th and from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, April 7th. Admission is just $5 per person while children 12 and under are free. There will be plenty of things to see for all motorsports enthusiasts from stock cars to motorcycles and everything in between. For directions and exhibitor information visit www.durhamfastandfurious.com.

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Outlaws Set To Make History At Brighton Speedway

Outlaws Set To Make History At Brighton Speedway

By Greg Calnan – Imagine lacing up for a game of hockey at your local rink and having a roster of NHL All-Stars step onto the ice with you. Or just picture your slo-pitch team taking to the field to play against the top players of the major leagues. The thought seems impossible, but for a group of local racers that experience will become reality.

On Thursday, June 20th, 2013, Brighton Speedway will host the biggest race in the tracks 46 year history when the World of Outlaw Late Model Series makes its first visit to the 1/3 mile clay oval. The best dirt Late Model drivers in the world will compete against the hometown stars in a 50 lap, $10,000 to win feature event.

The World of Outlaws are a band of traveling racers that compete in a 60 race schedule that covers 20 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. From early February to mid-November these teams log countless miles to race in front of thousands of fans all across North America. The drivers are true professionals, earning a living doing what they love while competing at the highest level in the world.

For the local team that races at Brighton Speedway every Saturday night from May to September, this race will be a dream come true and should be considered one of the biggest sporting events in Quinte area history. No other sport allows a part time competitor to compete on the same playing field with the best in the world in an official capacity. For that reason alone, the atmosphere will surely be electric as both the drivers and fans at Brighton Speedway on Thursday, June 20th get to be a part of history in the making.

This dream wouldn’t have been made a reality if not for Greg Belyea of Excel Tower Service and the Rinaldi family, who are the owners of Brighton Speedway. Both have put in a tremendous amount of hours and resources to secure the race date for Ontario race fans.

With the exception of a brief hiatus in the early 2000’s, dirt Late Model racing has been the staple of Brighton Speedway over the past half century and has been the top division at the track. Through the years there have been many great track champions and many great races with other Late Model drivers from across Ontario and New York State at Brighton, however this one race will be the pinnacle of them all. Will one of the top drivers in the world claim the first Outlaw checkered flag in speedway history or will a local hero write their own Cinderella story? Either way, it will be a race that is talked about for many years to come.

Tickets for the inaugural World of Outlaw Late Model Series race at Brighton Speedway are sure to be a hot commodity. Extra seating is being brought in for the event as a record crowd is expected. Fans who are interested in seeing this historic race should stay tuned to www.BrightonSpeedway.com for information as it is made available. All of the latest news and information about the World of Outlaw Late Model Series can be found on the tours official website at www.woolms.com.

The date is set and the countdown is on until the roughest and toughest Outlaws on dirt invade Brighton Speedway. With $10,000 on the line for the winner, it is sure to be an old-western style shootout.

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Bay Marine Oval Ice Races Round 1 At Brighton Speedway

Bay Marine Oval Ice Races Round 1 At Brighton Speedway

The Bay Marine Winterfest Oval Ice Races at Brighton Speedway was a huge success this past Saturday.  With over 100 competitors in 14 divisions the action on the 1/3rd mile fully iced oval was exciting.  Participants of all ages joined in the fun as snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, side by sides, ice bikes and endurance cars all took the slippery surface.  Extreme cold temperatures the week leading up to the event help Speedway staff and volunteers build over a foot of ice on the normally clay 1/3rd mile oval.

Exciting racing took place in every class with a record number of competitors in all classes.  This year marked the first ever appearance by the Vintage Snowmobile club.  The purpose built single cylinder racing sleds were a real crowd pleaser.  “It was a great day of ice racing, the track held up great, the competitors had fun and the fans got the fast paced action they came for!” said promoter Mark Rinaldi.

Special Thanks to our corporate sponsors for their support; Bay Marine, Star 93.3, Mix 97, Rock 107, Image Landscaping, Battlefield Equipment, Larry’s Towing and Bill’s Johns.

Round Two of the Bay Marine Oval Ice Races at Brighton Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th at 11:00am.  The same program will apply and we look forward to seeing everyone once again.  Registration Forms can be downloaded from www.brightonspeedway.com or completed at the track.

The 2013 Race Schedule will soon be posted to the website and fans can look forward to an exciting action packed season of dirt track racing.  Expect this season to be thrilled by the World of Outlaw Late Models, Monster Trucks, Southern Ontario Sprint Cars on top of our five weekly divisions and novelty events.  If your company is interested in advertising and promotional opportunities that cater to a dedicated market, or if you’re wondering how to get box seats for a night, don’t hesitate to contact the Speedway Office.

 

Features

  1. 0-500 cc Snowmobile Feature Winner: 18X Brandon Donahue,      Eganville

Sponsored By Mix 97

  1. 501-600 cc Snowmobile Feature Winner: 18X Brandon Donahue,      Eganville

Sponsored By Star 93.3

  1. 601-700 Snowmobile Feature Winner: #92 Erling Jenson, Brighton

Sponsored By Rock 107

  1. 701-800 cc Snowmobile Feature Winner: #92 Erling Jenson,      Brighton

Sponsored By Larry’s Towing

  1. 0 – 500 cc (8-13) Feature Winner: #214 Sam Rivers, Trenton

Sponsored By Image Landscaping

  1. 2 Wheel Drive ATV Feature Winner: #17  Shawn Waite, Trenton

Sponsored By Mix 97

  1. 4 Wheel Drive ATV Studded Feature Winner:  #208 Brandon      Gunter, Trenton

Sponsored By Image Landscaping

  1. 4 Wheel Drive Non Studded Feature Winner: #140 Aaron McDonald,      Codrington

Sponsored By Battlefield Equipment

  1. Vintage Snowmobile Feature Winner: 21X Cody Tiedemann, Eganville

 

  1. 4 Wheel Drive ATV Juniors 8-13: #149 Curtis Chaelle, Blackstock

Sponsored By Larry’s Towing

  1. 4 Wheel Drive ATV Youths 14-17 Feature Winner: #170 Olivia      Simone, Amherstview

Sponsored By Star 93.3

  1. 4 Wheel Drive ATV Youths 14-17 Feature Winner: ##133 Bailley      Cartier, Trenton

Sponsored By Star 93.3

  1. Open 2 & 4 Wheel Drive ATV Feature Winner: #17  Shawn      Waite, Trenton

Sponsored By Rock 107

  1. Ice Bikes  Feature Winner: #8 Mark Holliday, Bowmanville

Sponsored By Oshawa Cycle

  1. Side By Sides Feature Winner: Wes Bristow, Trenton

Sponsored By Bay Marine

  1. Endurance Race

Sponsored By Bill’s Johns

  1. #10 Travis McLean, Trenton
  2. #11s Adam Flieler, Trenton
  3. #68 Jim Bryant, Brighton

 

 

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Ice Racing Hits The Track This Saturday At Brighton

Ice Racing Hits The Track This Saturday At Brighton

With the current cold snap Brighton Speedway officials are working around the clock to turn the normally 1/3rd mile clay oval into an icy surface preparing for 2013 edition of the Bay Marine Winterfest Oval Ice Races.  The event that the Speedway was forced to cancel all together in 2012 due to an extremely mild winter should be back full steam on January 26th.

“We expect to build close to a foot of ice this week to give a great surface for the riders and drivers”  states track promoter Mark Rinaldi.  The day of exciting action will feature snowmobiles, 2wd four wheelers, 4wd four wheelers, side by sides and the always extremely exciting Ice Bikes!  The day will be ended off with a 30 lap endurance race for cars.  There are also classes for youths to compete in.  Complete details can be found on the Speedway web site at www.brightonspeedway.com<http://www.brightonspeedway.com>.

Gates open at 9 am and racing starts at 11 am, admission is just $10.00.

Hot food and indoor seating is available in the Lucas Oil Top Deck.  Don’t miss this exciting event as we kick off the 2013 season Icy style!

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World Of Outlaws Late Models Set To Invade Brighton In 2013

World Of Outlaws Late Models Set To Invade Brighton In 2013

By OntarioOval.com – It has been confirmed that the World of Outlaw Late Models Series (WoOLMS) will be competing at Brighton Speedway in 2013. The WoOLMS event will be the first ever at the 1/3 mile clay oval in Brighton, Ontario and is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th.

Dirt Late Model stars Chub Franks and Bub McCool competed at the track in

2012 during a special dash versus some of Brighton’s best of the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division.

Brighton Speedway and Excel Tower Service will be presenting the race, however primary title sponsorship opportunities remain available.

For more news regarding the World of Outlaws Late Models Series first event at Brighton Speedway stay tuned to www.brightonspeedway.com in the coming days.

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Eve Of Destruction Lives Up To Its Name At Brighton Speedway

Eve Of Destruction Lives Up To Its Name At Brighton Speedway

By Angela Rinaldi – September 30, 2012 – A quiet Sunday afternoon in the town of Brighton turned into a day of carnage and mayhem at Brighton Speedway’s 3rd annual Lange and Fetter Ford Eve of Destruction presented by Hotch’s Auto Parts and Brighton Recycling.  A packed crowd filled the stands and a record amount of cars took part in most of the day’s events for thrills and spills in every division that kept fans on the edge of their seats!

The first event of the day was the Junior’s Enduro, this event allows youths the age of 14 – 18 who have never raced a stock car before the chance to get behind the wheel with less cars and less laps to get comfortable with the cars and the track.  Fourteen juniors started the race and it was really a three car battle between the #22c Colin Gregory, #83 Zac Ferguson and #85 Britney Golden.  Gregory led most of the race until lap 18 when he got tangled up with a lapped car and gave up the lead to Ferguson.   Gregory would however recover for the lead and take home the first checkered flag of the day.  Golden would finish second followed by Ferguson.

Next up was the Ladies Enduro.  Thirteen cars took the green for the thirty lap race but it was really a race between two of the ladies.  Cindy Mosco in the 22c car that Colin Gregory had just finished winning with took the same car to victory lane two make it two in a row.  Mosco was chased the whole race by former Comp 4 driver #01 Wendy Dadson  while #13 Jane Sopaz finished third.

The Hotch’s Auto Parts 100 lap Monster Enduro would see 67 cars hit the track for big race.  The race ran smooth with only one red flag for a hard hit on the front straight by #17 Chris Flieler, who was OK and just checked over by on site medical attendants.  The rest of the race was filled with thrills and spills of cars going in every direction trying to keep it on the slick track.  At the end of it #288 Dale Stewart was the first man to complete 100 laps and win his first ever endurance race.  Second was the man who won the June father’s day Endurance race #24 Dave Small and third would go to #91 Steve McNevin.

The wild and wacky trailer race was next on the agenda and with a variety of different entries the fans were entertained by the creativeness of the drivers.  #95 Steve Parks won the “Best Appearing/Most Creative Trailer” trailer award with his Trailer “Parks” Boys entry.  The #68 minivan of Mike Bury and Andrew Wildenbeest came a close second with their Man Cave Laundry mat.  When it came to the racing Parks Trailer “Parks” Boys trailer exploded in to pieces on the first lap making a large obstacle in the track but the frame of Parks trailer would remain on and intact! Throughout the rest of the race drivers were doing their best to knock each other’s trailers off and it came down to just Parks with his trailer left.    The remaining cars knew if they wanted a shot at winning they would have to get that trailer off!  They all teamed up on Parks and beat on his trailer and his car but to no avail. Parks’ trailer would stay on and he would come out with the win!

The Flag Pole race took center stage next with a record 12 cars looking for the win in the 8 lap race.  #1 Kevin Gregory started in third but took the lead on the first circuit around the flag pole as him and #3 Paul Reid made contact popping Reid’s tire.    A massive traffic jam would take place as all twelve cars tried to maneuver around the flag pole with some entering the tight circle while others exited.  However by half way they started to spread out a bit and Gregory maneuvered the flag pole better than anyone else leading the whole race for the win.  The surprise of the race was the #29 Fowl Mood Racing Van of Stu Archer and Dave Gallaway who started the race in tenth and worked their  way through traffic and around the flag pole for a second place finish while  the #03 of Justin Ramsay came home in third.

The long awaited Gauntlet would hit the track with veteran Gauntlet driver Bernie Rehbergen behind the wheel.  In the previous two attempts the chase cars have always been able to stop Rehbergen from completing his mission.  This year he was equipped with a 35 foot Lincoln Limousine from Brighton Recycling.  Rhebergen was chased around the track by five cars whose only mission was to stop him from completing five laps.  After a number of hard contact hits, the chase cars appeared to have Rhebergen pinned in the Limo on the inside of turns three and four however Rhebergen would miraculously escape and make it around the final lap to beat the chase cars for the first time.

The long Jump contest was next with 8 cars taking part.  The contest however really came down to two competitors.  The #17 of Chris Flieler and #7 Jon Driscoll seemed to be the bravest of the field.  Flieler set the bar pretty high with a jump of 38 feet on his first attempt.  However Driscoll would then come and put that jump to shame with a jump of 52 feet!  After the first round both Flieler and Driscoll requested to get a longer run and more speed to try and improve on their first jumps.  This time around Fleiler beat out Driscolls jump with a jump of 56 feet but Driscoll would not be out done and put the pedal to the medal showing no fear and jumped his #7 Honda more than 60 feet to take home the win.

The Brighton Recycling Demo Derby was next and a record number 13 cars participated.  Officials were actually caught off guard by the amount of cars and had to make the ring bigger at the last minute.  The carnage started at the drop of the green flag and a few cars dropped out quickly.  The last two cars standing were #17 Chris Flieler and #76LJ of Brad Collard.  The two would take a number of runs at each other until finally Collard’s Saturn would not take any more pounding making Flieler the winner in his Hyundai.

For the finale of the day Brett Minaker made a brave attempt to Jump the 35 foot Limo over two cars!  While on approach to the ramp the Limo got a right front flat making it hard to drive and slowing its speed but Minaker drove on.  His attempt was so close to being successful as he clear ¾ of the limo over the cars that the crowd was still loud and cheering his attempt.  Track Promoter Mark Rinaldi then attempted to hit the jump with half the bus and get the bus up on two wheels.  After a number of attempts on the right hand side for the ramp with no success he attempted the steeper left hand side.  Still after gaining as much speed was possible and turning into the roll the ground was just two wet and soft to make it happen.  But not wanting to disappoint the fans Rinaldi then turned the bus to the right and hit the gas with an attempt to drive right through the middle of the stretched limo off to the side giving the crowd something to cheer for and living up to their promise that they were going to wreck a lot of stuff on the “Eve of Destruction”.

Full results for the Enduro and other events will be posted shortly on www.brightonspeedway.com Brighton Speedway Staff and Management would like to thank all the fans, drivers, crews and sponsors that supported us all season long and we look forward to seeing you all again next season.  Stay tuned to brightonspeedway.com for latest offseason news including the rules meeting, the banquet and winter races.

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Mario Clair Super In Second Applefest Shootout Win

Mario Clair Super In Second Applefest Shootout Win

September 22, 2012, BRIGHTON, ON – Mario Clair became the second driver to capture two Applefest Shootout wins at Brighton Speedway and the first to do so in a DIRTcar 358 Modified Series event at the 1/3 mile facility. Clair started 19th in the 100 lap feature and got by Carey Terrance with five laps remaining to claim the victory exactly five years to the date of his first win.

The Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout Presented by Cool 100 got off to a rocky start as a multi-car pile up in corner three set up a complete restart. Take two wasn’t any better as outside pole sitter Matt Billings’ car failed to get up to speed causing a log jam in the exit of corner four. Defending race winner Tim O’Brien would suffer heavy damage ending his night.

Once the race got underway Chad Chevalier would move by pole sitter Erick Rudolph for the lead on lap two. Chevalier’s time out front would last just five laps as Carey Terrance worked by the Port Colborne, Ontario driver and lead the next 39 laps.

On lap 46, DIRTcar 358 Modified Series points leader, Dale Planck, passed his teammate and car owner for the top spot. Planck pulled away and looked untouchable until the right front shock broke on the #77x on a lap 87 restart. Repairs under caution allowed Planck to finish the race in 13th place and on the lead lap. Mario Clair drove by Planck for the lead, but was passed two laps later by Terrance. Clair would get back by Terrance though on lap 95 and cruise to the win. The Quebec native collected $4,000 for the win while Terrance finished second. Travis Braun drove from the 11th starting position to finish 3rd while Mat Williamson and Chad Chevalier completed the top five.

Other winners on the night that made it to Lucas Oil victory lane were #72 Doug Anderson in the Duel in the Dirt 50 Lap Pro Stock Feature.  Anderson won the Feature but it was #M1 Rob Murray from Merrittville Speedway that took the overall Duel on the Dirt Championship finish with second to Anderson.  The Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds and Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Late Models each had a new winner see the VP Race Fuels checker flag with #55 Jamie Marshall picking up the win in the Modifieds while #92 Adam Turner won the Late Models.

Brighton Speedway would like to congratulate all of its champions and thank all of its drivers and fans for the 2012 season as we get set for the final event of the year this coming Sunday afternoon for the Lange and Fetter Ford Eve Of Destruction presented by Hotch’s Auto Parts.  The event will start at 12:30 and will feature a Juniors Enduro, a Ladies Enduro, the 100 lap Monster Enduro plus the popular Trailer Race, Car Long Jump Competition, The Gauntlet, Flag Pole Race and The Brighton Recycling Demolition Derby.  For complete details on this event or other news visit ww.brightonspeedway.com.

Notes:
- A total of 26 DIRTcar 358 Modifieds were on hand for the 2012 Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout Presented by Cool 100.
- The win for Mario Clair came exactly five years to the date of his first Applefest Shootout win on Saturday, September 22nd, 2007.

Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout 100 Presented by Cool 100
DIRTcar 358 Modified Series (100 Laps)
Results – Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Finish # Name (Starting Position)
1. 22c Mario Clair (19)
2. 66x Carey Terrance (7)
3. 76 Travis Braun (11)
4. 6m Mat Williamson (4)
5. 12 Chad Chevalier (3)
6. 37s Tommy Flannigan (5)
7. 6 Pat O’Brien (6)
8. 66 Kyle Dingwall (15)
9. 28 Todd Gordon (17)
10. M96 Brian McDonald (8)
11. 25R Erick Rudolph (1)
12. 61 Brian Rogers (22)
13. 77x Dale Planck (9)
14. 71 Mike Bowman (18)
15. 35 Adam Moore (21)
16. 77 Lee Miller (24)
17. 115 Stephane LaFrance (13)
18. 75J Joe Banks (26)
19. 01 Chris Raabe (10)
20. 17D Danny O’Brien (12)
21. 7 Lee Gill (16)
22. 9 Jason Riddell (23)
23. 17c Chris Steele (20)
24. 27T Travis Stacey (25)
25. 74 Matt Billings (2)
26. 88 Tim O’Brien (14)

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McPherson Wins Nailbiter In Applefest Opener At Brighton

McPherson Wins Nailbiter In Applefest Opener At Brighton

September 21, 2012, BRIGHTON, ON – Cody McPherson won a thrilling DIRTcar Sportsman Series feature event at Brighton Speedway Friday night to kick off the 2012 Applefest weekend. The young St. Catharines racer started on the pole in the stellar 31-car field, but the victory was far from easy. He lost the lead to his brother Tyler, and it looked as though Tyler would take the victory until his right rear tire exploded leaving Cody in position to score his first series win of the year.

“I tried everything I know on him (Tyler), but he’s just so good on the top,” said McPherson in victory lane. “As soon as Tyler went by me I knew the top was the place to be.

The 35-lap grind got off to a rocky start when series points leader Brandon Easey got crossed up coming to the green flag. Easey wound up spinning up the race track, and the rest of the field scattered to avoid the carnage. Numerous drivers were involved, but everyone was able to restart.

Cody jumped to the lead on the complete restart with Quebec racer Mathieu Desjardins, and local favorite Doug O’Blenis from Napanee in tow. The driver on the move in the opening laps was Tyler McPherson who seemed to pass a car each lap from his seventh place starting spot to take over second on lap five.

Just before the 10 lap mark Tyler was took over the top spot, and through the middle of the race Tyler had the car to beat leaving his brother to battle Desjardin, Gary Lindberg and O’Blenis for second. The other driver on the move was Easey who had restarted 25th. Easey charged into the top 10 at the halfway point of the race.

As laps wound town McPherson made easy work of lapped traffic, and he seemed en route to a commanding victory until lap 32. McPherson’s right rear tire exploded on the front stretch causing a caution which would lead to a three lap dash to the finish.

Cody McPherson restarted with the lead, but Quebec driver Martin Pelletier led a challenge for the spot along with Lindberg and Brockville’s Chris Herbison.

Cars tangled on the race track as the checkered flag waved, and Cody McPherson held on to win ahead of Pelletier, Herbison, Lindberg, and St. Catharines driver Justin Sharp who quietly finished a great race in fifth.

The action continues Saturday at Brighton Speedway when the DIRTcar Modifieds do battle for 100 laps on the exciting short track. Time trials start at 5:30 pm Saturday. For more information, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout 35
DIRTcar Sportsman Series (35 Laps)
Results – Friday, September 21st, 2012

Finish # Name (Starting Position)
1. 7 Cody McPherson (1)
2. 95 Martin Pelletier (12)
3. 63 Chris Herbison (26)
4. 28 Gary Lindberg (10)
5. 8s Justin Sharp (16)
6. 3m Mathieu Desjardins (4)
7. 52F James Michael Freisen (28)
8. 99P Greg Panunte (9)
9. 777 Tyler McPherson (7)
10. 18R Brad Rouse (8)
11. 44F John Ferguson (18)
12. 06 Brandon Easey (5)
13. 2 Jenna David (30)
14. 18jr Louie Jackson Jr. (24)
15. 47s Corey Wheeler (17)
16. B7 Brian Comeau (19)
17. R70 Ryan Arbuthnot (14)
18. 00 Ryan Poole (2)
19. 80 Steve Barber (29)
20. m1 Dave Marcuccilli (6)
21. 53 Ricky Thompson (31)
22. 80eh Doug Buzzell Jr. (22)
23. 32 Doug O’Blenis (3)
24. 2xR Richard Raison (23)
25. 52 Jessica Power (13)
26. 33 Corey winters (25)
27. 20 Jason Shipclark (21)
28. 84 John Mills (11)
29. 83 Dylan Evoy (27)
30. 44x Dylan Breen (15)
31. 88x Mitch Primeau (20)

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Brighton Hosts Inaugural Tour Events During Applefest Weekend

Brighton Hosts Inaugural Tour Events During Applefest Weekend

By Craig Revelle – September 17, 2012 – This coming weekend will be history in the making as Brighton Speedway hosts the DIRTcar Series events for both the Sportsman and 358 Modifieds. The pit area will be filled with some of the biggest names in DIRTcar racing as the Mr. DIRTcar tour tackles the tricky Brighton Speedway for the first time ever during the annual Applefest Weekend.

358 Modified Series points leader Dale Planck will make his first ever appearance at Brighton Speedway along with teammate and car owner Carey Terrance. Mat Williamson, Matt Billings, Erik Rudolph and many others will all be in battle, along with last year’s Applefest 358 Modified winner Tim O’Brien and a strong contingent of cars from the east and west regions of Ontario, plus many invaders from Northern and Central New York.

The DIRTcar Sportsman division was on the schedule last season at Brighton’s Applefest Weekend but had to be cancelled due to rain. They will be back this weekend for the second attempt at their inaugural race and will see Sportsman Series point leader Brandon Easey come in with a 14 point advantage ahead of both Martin Pelletier of Quebec and Cody McPherson from Merrittville. Dave Marcuccili and Mathieu Desjardins will also be at Brighton looking to solidify their spot in the DIRTcar Sportsman top five.

The opening portion of this year’s Applefest Shootout opens on Friday, September 21st with the 35 lap Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series race, along with a full show of Pro Stocks, Comp 4 and Stingers plus the return of the Vintage Modifieds. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstand Gates open at 5:30pm and racing gets underway at 7:00pm. General Admission is just $15 for adults, $10 for youths and seniors and children 12 and under are admitted for just $4. A family pass is available for $35.

On Saturday night, September 22nd, the 358 Modifieds take center stage, joined by Late Models, Canadian Modifieds and a $1000 to win Street Stock Dual in the Dirt event featuring the Brighton Street Stocks vs. Merrittville Speedway Street Stocks. Pit Gates open at 3pm, Grandstands open at 4pm and race time is 6pm. General Admission for Saturday is $20 for adults, $14 for youths and seniors, $4 for children 12 and under and the family pass is available for $45.

Cool 100, ImageFactor.ca, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing, VP Race Fuels, Ontario Oval, Benson Auto Parts, Coca Cola, Mystical Distributing and Lucas Oil proudly sponsor Applefest Weekend 2012.

For more information on this event, and other events throughout the 2012 racing season, please visit www.brightonspeedway.com or call the Speedway office at 613-475-1102 locally, or toll free at 1-866-681-1102.

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Ferguson Wraps Up Title; Buses Battle At Brighton

Ferguson Wraps Up Title; Buses Battle At Brighton

By Angela Rinaldi – September 16, 2012 – With fall weather quickly approaching the large crowd of race fans bundled up for Rapid Rad’s presentation of round two of the Workman Auto Repair School Bus Race and double points night for the Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Divisions.

The smooth and tacky track surface made for great racing all night long and was in great shape as the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks took the green flag. #83 Jay O’Hara would get out to the early lead and not look back taking the checkered flag after 20 laps. Following O’Hara would be #23 Rob Perry, #74 Mike Lucas, #36 Mitch Rosborough and newcomer 2X Lee Winger. O’Hara’s double win on the night was enough to earn him the Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week award.

The near capacity crowd anxiously anticipated the Start of the Workman Auto Repair School Bus races were up next for a 15 lap battle. Down a few busses from the regular bus count the drivers that did make it to the feature were intent on making sure it was an exciting race to watch. #9 Derek “Maestro” Vreugdenhil and #77 Brenie Rhebergen were not long making their way to the front. The two passed each other a number of times while trying to contend with lapped traffic. It all came down to the final corner on the last lap when Vreugdenhil dove to the inside of #325 Del “Chili” MacGregor but Rhebergen would make a bonzia move down the inside of Vreugdenhil making it four wide going into turn three. Rhebergen’s move proved to be the winning move as he came out of turn four in the lead however Maestro was pushing him sideways and Rhebergen actually passed the flag stand pointing at the wall but still in front for the win.

Third to the feature line were the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds as the night progressed. Reigning Champion Dan Ferguson did all he could in order to lock up the points title for a second year in a row and his third Bainer’s Radiator Championship overall by winning the double point’s event. Ferguson was followed by #91Kraig Handley, #18 Kevin Scott, #12 Adam Whaley and #13 Dale Locke.

The fourth and final feature to the 1/3rd mile clay oval was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division in a 20 lap double point’s battle. Rookie Tom Vance held the lead for most of the race but #03 Justin Ramsay was fighting hard to overtake him. At the line was Vance, followed by #10 Travis McLean, #66 Mark Packer and #88 Dave Fargey to round out the top 5.

Be sure to join us this week as one of the biggest weekends of the year hit the 1/3 mile clay oval and the last chance to take in exciting stock car action for this great 2012 season. This weekend is a double header of jammed packed racing action as Cool 100, presents the Lucas Oil DIRTcar Sportsman 35 lap Super DIRTcar Series on Friday night along with the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, plus the Season Finale for the Bills Johns Comp 4 and Quinte Towing Stingers. Friday’s gates open at 5:30 pm and racing starts at 7 pm.

On Saturday the action returns for the final time in 2012 with the 8th annual Benson Auto Parts Applefest 358 Modified Shootout presented by VP Fuels and Imagefactor.ca. This must see event will see the stars and cars of the 358 Super DIRTcar Series take their 700 horsepower Modifieds and battle it out for 100 laps for a $4000.00 pay day! This year marks the first time that the Applefest shootout since it inauguration in 2005 that the event has been part of the Super DIRTcar Series Schedule and is sure to bring some big names to the local track from all over Ontario, New York and Quebec. Joining the mighty 358’s on Saturday will be the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds and the Brighton Speedway / Merrittville Speedway Duel on the Dirt for Pro Stocks. The 50 lap event draws record car counts every year and is always a fans favorite. Saturdays gates open at 4pm and Racing Starts at 6:00 sharp.

For complete details on the Cool 100 Applefest Shootout visit www.brightonspeedway.com or the event website www.imagefactor.ca/applefestshootout/ or call the speedway office at 1-866-681-1102.

Brighton Speedway Top Five Race Results 9/15/12

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified Division
Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 2. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 3. Kevin Scott (Trenton, ON), 4. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON), 5. Dale Locke (Stirling, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division
Feature:1. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 2. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 3. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 4. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 5. David Fargey (Belleville, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Division
Feature:1. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 2. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 3. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 4. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 5. Lee Winger (Hamilton, ON),

Workman Auto Repair School Bus Division
Feature: 1. Bernie Rhebergen (Brighton, ON), Derrick Vreugdenhil (Trenton, ON),

Photo Tags
1. Bernie Rhebergen battled the field, often 3 wide through the corners to take home the hardware on Saturday night during Rapid Rad’s presentation of the Workman Auto Repair School Bus Races at Brighton Speedway.
2. Jay O’Hara #83 raced to the checkered in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Double Points events at Brighton Speedway.
3. Dan Ferguson #11 hung onto the points lead in the double points 30 lap Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified Event at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.

 

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Chuck Myers & Ryan Scott Pick Up Big Wins At Brighton

Chuck Myers & Ryan Scott Pick Up Big Wins At Brighton

For Immediate release – September 10, 2012

By Angie Rinaldi – It was a day late after Mother Nature rained down on Saturday delaying the John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial and the McDougall Financial and Insurance Great Crate Race but that didn’t deter Ryan Scott of Kingston, Ontario as he picked up $2000 and his first Danny Reid Memorial Trophy in three tries.  Chuck Myers from New York, New York picked up his first ever win at Brighton Speedway to take home the $5000.00 pay day in the 2nd Annual Great Crate Race driving #25 Greg Belyea’s backup car. Over 30 Late Models were in attendance for the rain date event!  The sun shone down on the Sunday Afternoon and it wasn’t long before the track blackened over and slicked off for this day time race.  The track was dusty during the heats but with some maintenance at intermission it was all fixed up for the feature.

 The John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial would hit the track and it was last week’s winner #46 Warren Mowat and #33 Ryan Scott who had drawn the front row starting spots and from the green it would be Scott who jumped out to the lead with Mowat in tow.  Scott would manage to stretch out his lead and the battle would heat up behind him as Mowat would battle it out with #11 Dan Ferguson , #87 Andrew Hennessy and the #76 J.J. Courcy.  Scott would come up on lapped traffic and the group behind him would close in on him with Mowat actually looking underneath Scott in turn one a few times but could not get the pass done and Scott would open up the lead again for a few laps while the rest battled behind him.  During a late race restart Mowat would make the contact with the wall and Hennessy would make a diving move into turn one to try and get by Scott that sent him spinning, sending Mowat to the pits and Hennessy to the back. On the restart Scott would once again pull away as Ferguson and Courcy were now chasing him with Ferguson making a charge on the last few laps but Scott would hang on to win his second ever feature at Brighton Speedway and his first Danny Reid Memorial.  “This is the biggest win of the year” said Scott in victory lane.  Last year’s winner Ferguson would settle for the runner up position and Courcy from Mexico, New York who had dropped as far back as 11th earlier in the race recovered for a top three podium finish.  Heat wins went to Scott, Ferguson and #84 Wally Alderdice.

By the time the Late Models had hit the track for the McDougall Insurance and Financial 65 lap Great Crate Race the track had taken on rubber from the Modified feature and was once again racy from top to bottom.  Twenty five cars took the green flag and #11 Corey Earl took off for the early lead over #R19 Dale Caswell of West Munroe, New York and Earl would lead the first 7 circuits around the track until the two came up on lapped traffic and Earl got caught up just slightly and Caswell wasted no time taking advantage.  Caswell would lead the next 41 circuits until his tires would start to go away on him and the #28 of Chuck Myers would make his way past the 11P of Jordan Peters, Earl and Caswell to take the lead on Lap 48.  The race had a number of cautions and was now into single file restarts. Earl would be all over Myers on a lap 54 and lap 57 restart but Myers continued to be strong late in the race while Peters would apply pressure to Earl for second.  At lap 65 it was Myers who crossed the line first taking his first ever feature win at Brighton Speedway in only his second start of the season.  “I would have never believed after the Qualifiers how good this track came in.  It rubber’d up and was real fast for most of this race!  We fell way back early on and I thought we were going to be in trouble but this Excel Tower Service Rocket came in and we were on rails” said Myers in victory lane.  Earl was able to hold off Peters for third who was also holding off his father #1P Darren Peters who crossed the line forth ahead of rookie late model driver #5 Steve Baldwin rounding out the top five.   Heat wins went to Myers, Earl, #3T Tim Sears Jr, and #98 of Rick Miller

In the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 it was #10 Travis Mclean taking home his first ever feature win and #06 Steve Wells won the Quinte Septic Stinger event.

Don’t miss this coming week as Rapid Rad presents the Workman Auto Repair School Bus Races.  The School Busses return to the 1/3rd mile oval for the final time in 2012 along with the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and the Bill’s John’s Comp 4 as they battle it out in a double points event plus Larry’s Towing 1 0n 1.  Gates open at 5 pm and racing starts at 7 pm sharp.  For complete details on this or other events please visit www.brightonspeedway.com<http://www.brightonspeedway.com>

Brighton Speedway Results Sunday September 9th;

McDougall Insurance and Financial Great Crate Race – Late Model Feature

Finish: 1 #28 Chuck Meyers (New York, Ny), 2 #11 Corey Earl (Picton, On), 3 #11P Jorden Peters (Fort Erie, On), 4 #1P Darren Peters (Fort Erie, On), 5 #5 Steve Baldwin (Trenton, On)

John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial – Modified Feature

Finish: 1 #33 Ryan Scott (Kingston, On), 2 #11 Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, On), 3 #76 J.j. Courcy (Mexico, Ny), 4 #91 Kraig Handley (Picton, On), 5 #55 Jamie Marshall (Trenton, On)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 – Feature

Finish: 1 #10 Travis Mclean, 2 #03 Justin Ramsay, 3 #29 Rich Sanders, 4 #17 Jeff Humphry, 5 #04  Josh Read

Quinte Septic Stingers – Feature

Finish: 1 #06 Steve Wells, 2 #93 Jorden Pickell, 3 #17 Jeff Inia, 4 #51 Mike Freeman, 5 #19 Del Macgregor

 

Photo Tags

Photo 1: Ryan Scott in afternoon action on his way to the win in the Danny Reid Memorial Modified Feature

Photo 2: Chuck Myers in late race action takes the McDougall Insurance and Financial Great Crate Race Late Model Feature in #25 Greg Belyea’s Excel Tower Service back up car.

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Great Crate Race At Brighton Moved To Sunday At 2pm

Great Crate Race At Brighton Moved To Sunday At 2pm

From Brighton Speedway – John’s Equipment presentation of the Danny Reid Memorial Canadian Modified Race and the McDougall Insurance & Financial Great Crate Race scheduled for tonight has been moved to Sunday, Septmeber 9th at 2pm.

Back gates will open at 10:00 am, Admission for Single Day Members is $25.00 and Yearly Members is $30.00. Front Gates will open at 12:30 pm, Admission for Adults is $15.00, Youths & Seniors are $10.00, Children 7-12 are $4.00, Children 6 & Under are Always FREE and a Family Pass is $35.00 — at Brighton Speedway.

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2nd Annual Great Crate Race At Brighton Coming Up Saturday

2nd Annual Great Crate Race At Brighton Coming Up Saturday

By Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design – September 3, 2012

After a very successful Great Crate Race debut in 2011, Brighton Speedway and McDougall Insurance & Financial are very excited to present the second annual 65 lap event that will payout out $5000 to the race winner and will offer a total purse worth more than $20000.  This year’s Great Crate Race will take place on Saturday, September 8th at Brighton Speedway.

The Great Crate Race will also be the next stop on the popular Go Nuclear Late Model Challenge Series, and will bring in cars from Northern and Central New York that have followed that series. Cars are also expected from Southern Ontario and expect from as far away as Pennsylvania and Ohio to battle with the Brighton Speedway regulars for the premiere Late Model event in this area.

Last year’s inaugural winner Lee Gill has moved on to another division, so the door is wide open for a first time winner this year.  The question remains to be answered as to whether a Brighton Speedway regular will take home the lucrative prize money, or will it go to one of the many invaders that will be on hand.

There have been 17 Crate Late Model competitors that have officially pre-registered for the event, while many others are expected the day of the race.  “We are expecting between 35 and 40 Late Models for this event which will be one of the largest field of Late Models in Brighton’s history” said track promoter Mark Rinaldi.  Brighton Speedway 2012 current points leader Corey Earl, along with 2011 champion Greg Belyea have been on a tear lately and have both pre-registered along with other Brighton regulars such as Charlie Sandercock, Terry Hunt, Shawn Gregory, Phil Potts, Brandon Mowat, Matt Vanderlinden, Mike McCrory, Adam Nayler, Greg Peake, David McDonald, Brian Down, Steve Baldwin and Mark Rayner, plus Humberstone Speedway invaders Adam and Dean Ferri from Welland, Ontario.

Dale Caswell and Adam Ferri have earned guaranteed starting spots for the race on Saturday night.  Caswell won the Go Nuclear Late Model Race earlier this season at Mohawk Raceway, with Adam Ferri winning a qualifier at Humberstone Speedway in August.  The top five in Brighton Speedway track points are also locked into the show, but will have to attempt to qualify thought the heats.  Any Guaranteed starters that do not make it into the field through qualifying will be tagged on to the back of the 24 car starting grid.

McDougall’s Insurance & Financial is the title sponsor of this event, with additional backing from Excel Tower Service, Brighton Speedway, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Dibbitt’s Excavating Ltd., King Landscaping, John’s Equipment, Tenacious Racing, and Finish Line Web Design.  Finish Line has offered a $200 voucher to the race winner towards the cost of a website for the 2013 season.  There are also a number of lap sponsors that have contributed additional lap money for this event and will be recognized all throughout the night.  There are still laps available for sale for $25.00 if you would like to be part of this historic event please contact the speedway office.

Don’t miss this exciting event along with the $2000 to win Danny Reid Memorial event for Canadian Modifieds and IMCA cars.  Gates open at 5pm and racing starts at 7pm sharp.  Admission for the event is $15 for adults, $10 for youths and seniors, $4 for children 7 to 12 and 6 and under are always free.  A Family pass is just $35.

For more information on this second annual event, please visit us online at www.finishlinewebdesign.ca/greatcraterace or www.brightonspeedway.com.  You can also contact Angela Rinaldi at the Speedway office toll free at 1-866-681-1102, locally at 613-475-1102, or by email at info@brightonspeedway.com.

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