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Brighton’s Labour Day Classic A Huge Success

Brighton’s Labour Day Classic A Huge Success

By Angie Rinaldi - September 4, 2012 – The sun shone down on Brighton Speedway for the entire weekend during the 10th annual Lucas Oil Labour Day Weekend presented by Hutchinson Fuels. The camping area was jammed and the stands were full of Sprint Car enthusiasts got set for a double header of Southern Ontario Sprint car action that would see the 2012 series champion crowned at the end of the weekend. That along with appearances from all five Brighton Speedway divisions doing battle on the dirt track with Pro Stocks and Comp 4 doing double duty it was a jam packed weekend.

Saturday nights Sanderson Automotive Sprint Car feature saw a pair of Ohsweken Speedway regulars #0 Glen Styres and #07x Dain Naida start from the pole position and at the Green it was Styres that would jump out to the early lead with Naida trailing and #42w of Rick Wilson in third place. Styres’ Sprint Car was on rails and he looked like the car to beat as he worked his way through lapped traffic but Naida would continue to poke his nose on the high side as Styres ran down low. With three laps to go, Naida finally grabbed the lead with a run off the high side and would hold on for his second win of the season at Brighton Speedway and his first ever Labour Day Classic Weekend win. Behind Naida, Styres would come home second and Wilson would hold the final podium position with third place. #01K of Mikey Kruchka was making his second appearance of the season at Brighton and came home 4th place while #30 Adam West would cross the line next for a top five finish.

Other Saturday night winners includes #46 Warren Mowat picking up his first Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified feature of the season. #72 Doug Anderson picked up the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock win. In the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division #44 Brandon Wilkie picked up the win but was later DQ’d in post-race tech handing the win to #03 Justin Ramsey. #19 Del MacGregor picked up the Quinte Septic Stingers win while Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Late Models had the night off a number of drivers showed up on Saturday for hot laps and #29 Phil Potts won a special Dash for Cash.

Sunday throughout the day there were a number of events taking place on the speedway grounds for campers and fans to take part in. A bouncing obstacle course provided by Back Yard Bouncers, Good Times Lawn Tractor Pulls, a dunk tank for fans to dunk their favourite drivers, a race car show and shine along with a drivers points fund pig roast.

Sunday night saw a full field of 24 Sanderson Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint Cars hit the track for night two of the Labour Day Classic Extravaganza and #51Lee Ladouceur had a 78 point lead going into the final event over #5 Keith Dempster. Ladouceur would just need to have consistent night to win his second title in as many years. Sunday nights redraw for the Sprint Cars would take place on the front straight where a select number of children pulled for the top 9 positions on behalf of the drivers. As luck would have it the children would pull the #0 of Glenn Styres and the #07x of Dain Naida on the pole again while home town favourite Charlie Sandercock would draw third and the Joyceville Jet Rick Wilson starting forth. In a replay of Saturday night Styres would break out to the early lead followed by Naida, Wilson and then Sandercock. By lap 8 the four drivers would start to hit lap traffic and Naida once again was all over Styres. The two would swap the lead a few times with Styres on the bottom and Naida in the middle until Wilson would come through on the high side and make it a three car battle for the lead. Wilson would take a few laps but would work his way around the two and take over the lead. Styres would remain second but with lapped traffic the two would remain close with Styres just waiting for Wilson to make the slightest mistake. Meanwhile the battle for third had heated up as Sandercock was trying to work his way underneath Naida and the 01K of Mikey Kruchka would start to work night one’s winner Naida over for fourth. As the laps wound down Wilson was flawless in lapped traffic and pick up his first win since May and his 21st victory at Brighton Speedway. Styres would come home second and Sandercock would get his first Sprint Car podium finish. Kruchka would get by Naida in a drag race to the line to finish fourth and fifth respectively. Points Leader Lee Ladouceur would finish in ninth position securing his second Souther Ontario Sprints Points Championship and becoming only the second driver in SOS history to win back to back championships, the other was Glen Styres on 2007 and 2008.

Sunday night was also named topless night around the oval in honour of two special events. The Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models would race with their roofs of as well the Sprint Cars would hold a special wingless feature at the end of the night making both races topless. Greg Belyea would pick up the win in his topless Late Model well #5 Keith Dempster picked up the win in the top less sprint car feature narrowly holding of the driver that beat him on the points standings #51 Lee Ladoucuer. Doug Anderson made it two for two on the weekend picking up the win in the 50 lap Pro Stock invitational over Merrittville Speedway invader #4k Kevin Knapp. Justin Ramsey was also a double winner on the weekend picking up the 30 lap invitational for a $500.00 pay day in the Comp 4 division.

With the Sprint Car season behind us we move forward to focus on Late Models and Canadian Modifieds with the biggest races and car counts of the year coming up this Saturday with the second annual McDougall Insurance and Financial Great Crate Race for Late Models and the Johns Equipment Danny Reid Memorial for Canadian Modifieds / IMCA Cars. Both races have large purses and are expected to draw cars and drivers from Southern Ontario, all over New York State, even a few from Pennsylvania and Ohio as these invaders come in to try and take the big money from our local super stars in these two divisions. The Late Model Great Crate Race pays $5,000.00 to win and was a huge success last year drawing 28 cars. In its second season car counts are expected to hit as high as maybe 40. The $2,000.00 to win Modified race will see IMCA invaders from Brewerton Speedway bring their high horsepower Modifieds to compete against Brighton’s strong crop of 2012 Canadian Modifieds. Last year’s winner #11 Dan Ferguson will have his work cut out to defend home turf.

Don’t miss all the action this week as the Danny Reid Memorial and Great rate race take place Saturday September 8th. Gates open at 5pm well racing starts at 7pm sharp. For complete details on this event or other events at brighton Speedway visit www.brightonspeedway.com or email info@brightonspeedway.com

Brighton Speedway Saturday September 1st

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified
Feature:1. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 2. Ryan Scott (Kingston, ON), 3. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 4. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 5. Dale Locke (Stirling, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp
Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 3. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 4. Brady Greer (Wellington, ON), 5. Stephen Giza (Trenton, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON), 3. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 4. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 5. Jason Preece (Trenton, ON),

Quinte Septic Stingers
Feature:1. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 2. Gary Taylor (Oshawa, ON), 3. Steve Wells (Picton, ON), 4. Jorden Pickell (Trenton, ON), 5. Jeff Inia (Colborne, ON),

Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Model Dash
1: #29 Phil Potts, 2: #77 Caley Weese, 3: #46 Brandon Mowat, 4: #55 Mark Rayner, 5: #97 Dave McDonald

Sanderson Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints
Feature:1. Dain Naida (, MI), 2. Glen Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 3. Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON), 4. Mikey Kruchka (St. Catherines, ON), 5. Adam West (Ridgetown, ON),

Brighton Speedway Sunday September 2nd

Bill;s Johns Comp 4
Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 3. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 4. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON), 5. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Rob Perry (Trenton, ON), 3. Kevin Knapp (Port Colberne, ON), 4. James Thompson (St. Catherines, ON), 5. Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne, ON),

Vanderlaan Building Supplies Topless Feature
Feature:1. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 2. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 3. Kyle Sopaz (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Mark Rayner (Codrington, ON), 5. Phil Potts(Frankford, ON),

Sanderson Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints
Feature:1. . Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON), 2. Glen Styres (Ohsweken, ON), 3. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 4. Mikey Kruchka (St. Catherines, ON), 5. Dain Naida (, MI),

Photo Tags:
1. #25 Warren “Wiley” Mahoney and #42 Rick “the Joyceville Jet” Wilson battled the 1/3rd mile clay oval at Brighton Speedway during the Labour Day Classic Weekend Extravaganza.
2. #25 Greg Belyea raced to the finish line during Sunday’s Topless Night at the Brighton Speedway as part of the Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Hutchinson Fuels.

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SOS Championship To Be Decided Labour Day Weekend

SOS Championship To Be Decided Labour Day Weekend

The Labour Day Classic Weekend is here! Two days of thrilling Sprint Car racing action at Brighton Speedway where the 2012 Southern Ontario Sprints Champion will be crowned!

Saturday night will kick off the weekends action with round 10 of the Southern Ontario Sprints Championship. Lee Ladouceur is the current SOS Champion and leads the points heading into the weekend. Can Lee hold off Keith Dempster to become only the second driver to win back to back Championships since Glenn Styers in 2007-2008

Featured Saturday night will be the Four Wide Design Ltd. “Dream come True” Dash. This is a race open to drivers that have never held a checkered flag and with crossing the finish line someones dream of winning their first sprint car race will come true.
Limited practice time for the non-wing race will be held after the features Saturday night.

On Sunday afternoon the party starts at 12:00 pm with the Race Car Show and Shine, Lawn Tractor Pullers, Backyard Bouncer’s Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Pit Stop Competition and more. Brighton Speedway is hosting a delicious Pig Roast in support of their Driver’s Points Fund. Come out for an afternoon of fun and excitement.

Sunday night is the final Southern Ontario Sprints championship points night of 2012. With 2 races to go and a tight points battle it will be down to the wire to crown the 2012 Champion.

Sunday night is also Topless Night on the Oval! While the Brighton Speedway Latemodel division will compete “topless” all night the weekends races will be topped off with a special Non-wing sprint car dash for the cash. Starting Positions will be determined by draw.

Free camping is permitted. See www.brightonspeedway.com for camping guidelines and details.

NOTE:
Teams traveling from Western Ontario should be aware of major construction at the 401 & 410 interchange in Mississauga. Severe traffic delays are likely in the area.

Temporary SOS memberships are available for $20 for the first night. MC3 right rear tires required. New tires are available at the SOS pit stand for $200 ea. Some teams may have used tires available as well.

Drivers are reminded that the early start time and sunset can be a factor on track in turn 3 during the heat races on Sunday.

WHAT:
Southern Ontario Sprints 2012 Championship, Round #10 & 11 www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

WHERE:
Brighton Speedway
775 County Road 64
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0
Phone: (613)-475-1102 or toll free 1-(866)-681-1102
e-mail: info@brightonspeedway.com
On the Web: www.brightonspeedway.com

WHEN:
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Pit Gates open @ 4:00p.m., Spectator Gates Open @ 5:00p.m., Sprint Car Hot Laps @ 6:30p.m., Racing @ 7:00p.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Pit Gates open @ 3:00p.m., Spectator Gates Open @ 4:00p.m., Sprint Car Hot Laps @ 5:30p.m., Racing @ 6:00p.m.

Tickets: $18 Adults, $14 Youth and Seniors, $4 Children Ages 7-12, FREE Children Ages 6 and Under, $42 Family Pass

Pit Gate Admission: $25.00 for Non Members, $20.00 for Members (Membership Cards MUST be presented in order to be eligible for the
discount)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2012 partners:
Wiseco Pistons, XXX Race Co., Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The Racer’s Edge, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive and Ontario Oval.com

Find The Southern Ontario Sprints online at: www.southernontariosprints.com Follow The Southern Ontario Sprints on Twitter: @sossprints Like The Southern Ontario Sprints on Facebook:www.facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

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Potts Takes Home Late Model Checkers At Brighton Speedway

Potts Takes Home Late Model Checkers At Brighton Speedway

By Angie Rinaldi – August 20, 2012 -  Andrew Hennessy in his #87 Modified and #23 Rob Perry in his Orange #23 Pro Stock were winners on Saturday night presented by R. Ward Construction and Precision Plumbing but the real winners of the night were the Canadian National Autism Foundation and Community Care Northumberland, both were supported by the fans and drivers of Brighton Speedway.  It was a jam packed night of exciting racing that included the Canadian National Autism Foundation “Kids Race” where funds were collected and raised to support families affected by Autism.  The night also hosted Fan Appreciation, the annual Community Care Mayors Hospice Cup Challenge and the Larry’s Towing Spectator One on One was filled with some intense action.

With a busy schedule on the race card fans were treated to an obstacle course event for this year’s Mayors Hospice Cup Challenge presented by Community Care Northumberland. Seven of Northumberland’s Mayors or Council representatives and there teams were on hand to compete and raised money for Hospice.  At the end of the event it was Cobourg Councilor Larry Sherwin and his team mate that won the obstacle course and at the end over $4000.00 was raised in support of the cause.

First feature to the lineup were the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks that would see a new winner for first time in many weeks. Every driver out there is trying to dethrone #72 Doug Anderson who has won 10 feature events to date this season.  This week taking the checkered flag was #23 Rob Perry for his first feature win of the season.  Anderson meanwhile who had to pit on lap 10 of the 20 lap event came out at the rear of the field and smoothly made his way through the pack from the back and was able to nab second spot at the line from #83 Jay O’Hara on the last lap for second and third respectively.  #36 Mitch Rosbourgh and #73 Jason Preece crossed to take the fourth and fifth spot.

The Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model Division was filled with drama as an early race pile up swept up 6 cars in corner one.   #77 Caley Weese suffered powering steering failure on lap one and spun in front of the half of the field starting the pile up and ending last weeks third place finisher #46 Brandon Mowats night.  On the restart it would be #42 Adam Nayler that would dominate the first half of the race while #29 Phil Potts would start to make his way around the top side of the track.  On lap 16 Potts would take the lead and go on to take the checkered in his newly designed Fowl Mood Racing Autism Awareness car.  His winnings on the night were matched at the line by class sponsor Vanderlaan Building Supplies and donated to the Canadian National Autism Foundation along with the additional $835 raised from T Shirt Sales and donations.  Continuing their incredible hot streak well into the month of August was #11 Corey Earl and #25 Greg Belyea who finished second and third respectively followed by#42 Adam Nayler and #92Adam Turner to round out the top five in this division.

The Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds, not to be outdone for action on the track the field of seventeen cars took the track in fierce battle for the checkers.  #46 Warren Mowat broke out to the early lead and look to be in control leading the first 22 laps of the 25 lap race when the caution came out for a spin for the #55 Jamie Marshall.  While under caution Mowat’s car seemed to overheat and come to a stop on the back straight ending his night.  This would hand the lead over to #87 Andrew Hennessy who was left to fend of a hard charging #91 Kraig Handley on the outside and #11 Dan Ferguson trying to get underneath him.  Hennesy would hold on for his first win of the season.
Handley would spin out on the high side of the last corner handing second to Ferguson followed by #84 Wally Alderdice, #13 Dale Locke and #19 Zeke McKeown.

Fourth and final feature of the night was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division in their third Triple Crown event.  An early race pile up on the first corner had a number of casualties including the #95 Rob Brooks and #78 Shelby Mills.  #44 Brandon Wilkie would come out on top taking home the victory but later in post race inspection disqualified during an exhaust inspection leaving the top five to #3 Justin Ramsay, #17 Jeff Humphry, #43 Tom Vance, #11 Adam Flieler and #94 Brady Greer.

With only seven race events left in the 2012 season the points battles will continue to heat up. Join us for the nonstop action on Saturday August 25th as Part Source presents a complete race program including Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Comp 4′s plus the Pro Stock Mechanics Race and the Gord’s Water Vantastics.  Racing action begins at 7:00PM and front gates open at 5:30PM.  This coming Sundays 250 Lap endurance race has been cancelled due to low registration.  The next Endurance race will be Sunday, September 30th as Lange and Fetter Motors presents the Eve of Destruction.  Email info@brightonpseedway.com or visit www.brightonspeedway.com for all the details.

Brighton Speedway Top Five Finishes 8/18/12

Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds
Feature:1. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 2. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 3. Wally Alderdice (Wooler, ON), 4. Dale Locke (Stirling, ON), 5. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4
Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ), 3. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 4. Adam Flieler (Trenton, ON), 5. Brady Greer (Wellington, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock
Feature:1. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 2. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 4. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 5. Jason Preece (Trenton, ON),

Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models
Feature:1. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 2. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 3. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 4. Adam Nayler (Quinte West, ON), 5. Adam Turner,

Photo Tags:
1.       #29 Phil Potts raced to victory lane in the Kids Race in support of the Canadian Autism Foundation during the R. Ward Construction and Precision Plumbing event Saturday Night at Brighton Speedway.

2.       Larry’s Towing Spectator One on One was filled with action as Tyler French beats out the competition in the Spectator race.

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Belyea Grabs The Checkered In Honour Of The Kids At Brighton

Belyea Grabs The Checkered In Honour Of The Kids At Brighton

By Angela Rinaldi – August 11, 2012  - Mother Nature must be a fan of Brighton Speedway this season as impending clouds gave way to sunshine in the afternoon, drivers, crew and fans made their way to the 1/3rd mile clay oval for another action packed night of excitement. The complete race program presented by Behan Construction kicked off with the Excel Tower Service Toy Drive and was successful in netting over 350 toys and $300.00 in cash donations to support local initiatives for Christmas.  “Brighton Fans are the most dedicated and generous group of individuals I know and we are proud to be a part of such an amazing community”, General Manager Angela Rinaldi states.  Around 7:30 pm clouds rolled in over the speedway and weather was threatening causing officials to expedite the program and postpone the scheduled Fan Appreciation to August 18th, the race program was fast paced and entertaining.

First to the track for the feature line up was the Quinte Septic 6 Cylinder Stingers.  #17 Jeff Inia picked up his first ever feature win holding off some hard chargers in #15 Robert Farrell, #42 Andy Fletcher and #19 Del “Chili” MacGregor.

Quick to the follow was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division with 24 cars in competition and 15 laps to the finish.  #17 Jeff Humphry, coming off a win at Humberstone Speedway last Sunday continued his hot streak took the checkers at Brighton. He was followed over the line by #66 Mark Packer, #43 Tom Vance, #44 Brandon Wilkie and #81 Christian Gregory.

Without any hesitation the Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds hit the track for their 25 lap feature.  #11 Dan Ferguson had a banner night picking up his second win in three weeks.  Ferguson had a great start on the outs side and by the end of lap two he was in fourth place.  He methodically picked off the remaining three cars one at a time and taking the lead by lap 13.  Fergusons recent hot streak has put the reigning champion on top of the points standings for the first time in 2012 with a slim lead over #19 Zeke McKeown.  Ferguson was followed across the line by #12 Adam Whaley, #87 Andrew Hennessy, #18 Kevin Scott and #1 Shawn Gregory.

Next on the race card saw the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models in a 30 lap feature.  Starting on the front row were #57 Charlie Sandercock and the #55 Mark Rayner.  The competitors raced hard around the track and Sandercock was able to jump out to the front for significant lead like the week before.  And just like the week before while it appeared he had the race in his hands when getting into lapped traffic it all came apart for Sandercock who has struggled in the middle part of the season.  Just past the half way mark in the race Sandercock came up on the back of the #92 Adam Turner who was off the pace and seemed to catch Sandercock off guard caused him to spin for a caution and head to the pits for a quick check on the car.  After the caution it would be the #36 of Brandon Mowat who would take over the top spot with #77 Caley Weese, #29 Phil Potts and Raynor all chasing Mowat.  Weese would try the top side a number of times and then back down to the bottom to get around Mowat but Mowat would hold strong.  Well the two battled it out it was late race hard charger #25 Greg Belyea that would go around the top making three wide to complete the pass for the lead.  Shortly after Weese would get by Mowat for second and the top three would finish that way with Belyea picking up his second win of the season.  #11 Corey Earl and #29 Phil Potts rounded out the top five.  In his victory lane speech Belyea said “I am happy for the win but even happier for the great support we got for the toy drive!  The kids are the real winners here thanks to the Brighton Speedway fans and drivers.”

The night wasn’t over yet as the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks took the green flag in race three of the home track Duel in the Dirt series.  The 25 lap feature ended with the #72 Doug “Big Smooth” Anderson first to the checkered flag.  Anderson started eleventh and took the lead on lap ten passing #36 Mitch Rosborough on the high side.  Anderson would win his second in a row and tenth of the season.  Anderson was followed by #07 Percy Walsh, Rosborough, #74 Mike Lucas and #83 Jay O’Hara.

With the rain still holding off the Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds had an opportunity to put their crew in the car for the once yearly Mechanics Race.  Pair of future Brighton Speedway wall of fame veterans was in this race with Richard Ferguson driving the #18 and Sam Hazelwood drove the #46 car.  Ferguson who pits for his son Dan and son-in-law Kevin Scott looked like he had not lost his touch behind the wheel leading from green to checker in the eight lap event with Hazelwood coming home second.

Be sure to join us this week as R. Ward Construction and Precision Plumbing present
the “KIDS RACE” for The Canadian National Autism Foundation plus the annual Mayors Hospice Cup Challenge and the rescheduled fan appreciation to round out a busy night at the track.  Larry’s Towing Spectator One on One will be in action along with Vanderlaan Building Supply Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4.  Gates open at 5:30 and racing starts at 7pm sharp.  For complete details on this event or others visit www.brightonspeedway.com

 

Brighton Speedway Top Five Finishers: Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds

Feature: 1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 2. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON), 3. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 4. Kevin Scott (Trenton, ON), 5. Shawn Gregory (Trenton, ON),

 

Bill’s Johns Comp 4

Feature: 1. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ), 2. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 3. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 4. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON), 5. Chris Gregory (Carrying Place, ON),

 

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks

Feature: 1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Percy Walsh (Trenton, ON), 3. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 4. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 5. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON),

 

Quinte Septic 6 Cylinder Stingers

Feature: 1. Jeff Inia (Colborne, ON), 2. Robert Farrell (Belleville, ON), 3. Andy Fletcher (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 5. Christopher Lammle (Trenton, ON),

 

Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Models

Feature: 1. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 2. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON), 3. Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON), 4. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 5. Phil Potts (Frankford, On),

 

Photo Tags

1. The #72 “The Big Smooth” Anderson battles with #26 Mitch Rosborough at the Brighton Speedway Saturday night but over took him on lap 10 for Anderson’s tenth feature win of the season.

2. Greg Belyea of Excel Tower Service and driver of the #25 Late Model grabbed the checkered flag Saturday night at Brighton Speedway but the real winner’s are the children who will receive the 350 toys collected in support of the Toy Drive presented by Belyea and his family.

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Winged Warriors Back To The Track At Brighton Speedway

Winged Warriors Back To The Track At Brighton Speedway

By Angela Rinaldi – Fans filled the stands Saturday in anticipation of the forth visit of the Southern Ontario Sprint cars to Brighton Speedway on Star 93.3 night. The weather was hot and the action on the track was even hotter as eighteen SOS drivers put on a fast paced show that went green to checker without a caution.

#11 Chris Jones and #07 Dain Naida led the field to green in the Sanderson Tire and Automotive feature event. Jones a local favorite jumped out to the early lead on the low side and Naida would work the high side. Jones would hold the lead till lap 6 when Naida would take the lead coming out of turn four. Jones would not give up easily though and battled back to the lead on lap eight however that would be short lived as the two leaders would start to approach lapped traffic. Jones would get caught up on the bottom while Naida would find a hole through the busy lapped traffic. By the half way mark Naida had grabbed the lead and did not look back as he started to check out on the field. Naida crossed the line for the checker flag in the green to checker event. Jones maintained second under pressure from the previous winner #7x Jamie Collard while #51 Lee Ladouceur and #57 Charlie Sandercock would make their way around the #42 Rick Wilson into forth and fifth respectively.

In the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models it was #25 Greg Belyea picking up his third win of the season and moving himself into third place in the points battle however, current points leader #11 Corey Earl maintained his consistent streak of top 5 finishes with a second place finish while #09 Mat Vanderlandin picked up a top three finish.

#72 Doug Anderson won the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and #12 Adam Whaley held off some stiff competition to win his second Bainer’s Radiator Modified feature. #23 Matt Hatley picked up his first win of his career in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division and earned himself the honours of Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week.

Be sure to join us this Saturday as Behan Construction presents a full race program plus Fan Appreciation where admission is only $5.00 with a new toy donation for the Excel Tower Toy Drive. This Saturday will feature the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and Quinte Septic Stingers. Also this Saturday be sure to get there early as a fans that chance to get a Harry’s place special with a beer and a burger for only $5 before 7pm! Gates open 5:30 and racing starts at 7 pm sharp. For complete details on this event or others visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

Brighton Speedway results for August 4, 2012

Bainers Radiator Canadian Modified
Feature:1. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON), 2. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 3. Kevin Scott (Trenton, ON), 4. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 5. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4
Feature:1. Matthew Hately (Belleville, ON), 2. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 3. Josh Read (Trenton, ON), 4. Nathan Day (Colborne, ON), 5. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON),

Brighton Auto Pro Stock
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 3. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 4. Jason Preece (Trenton, ON), 5. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON),

Vanderlaans Building Supplies Pro Late Models
Feature:1. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 2. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 3. Mat Vanderlinden (Trenton, ON), 4. Adam Nayler (Quinte West, ON), 5. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON),

Sanderson Tire and Automotive SOS Sprint Cars
Feature:1. 07 Dain Naida, 2. 11 Chris Jones, 3. 7x Jamie Collard 4. 51 Lee Ladouceur, 5. 57 Charlie Sandercock

Photo Tags
1. #07x Dain Naida and local favourite #11 Chris Jones raced back and forth in the Sanderson’s Tire & Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint Feature Race Saturday night at Brighton Speedway.
2. Star 93.3 presentation of the race program at Brighton Speedway saw #25 Greg Belyea take the feature win the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model Division.

Photos by Rod Henderson / www.CanadianRacer.com

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Potts Returns To Victory Lane At Brighton Speedway

Potts Returns To Victory Lane At Brighton Speedway

For Immediate Release – By Angela Rinaldi – July 29th, 2012

It was another sizzling night at Brighton Speedway as Gord Mark Heating and Cooling presented a full night of racing including the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and the second appearance of the year for the Gord’s Water Vantastics.  A full field of cars was on hand and the track was in great shape to put on an exciting show for the fans that filled the stands.

First feature event of the night was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and it was the #03 Justin Ramsay who come from deep in the field to take home the checker flag.  Ramsay has been on a bit of a hot streak lately taking home a double win at Brockville Speedway last week when the 4 Cylinders were off at Brighton.  Following Ramsay across the line was the #10 of Travis McLean and #44 of Brandon Wilkie.

Up next was the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models and it was the two current point leaders #11 Corey Earl and #29 Phil Potts that were starting on the pole due to bad luck and poor finishes in the previous weeks feature.  Potts would jump out to an early lead for the first six laps when the caution would come out on lap 6 for a spin for the number #55 Mark Rayner that also collected the #57 of Charlie Sandercock.  Both Rayner and Sandercock would be forced to the pits.  On the restart it was Earl this time that would get the jump well Potts was right in tow.  The two would stay like that for a number of laps well the battle was being waged behind them.  #77 Caley Weese was making her way through the field and #46 Brandon Mowat was having one of his best runs of the season.  Weese would work underneath Mowat for third and set her sights on Potts for second.  Just past the half way mark coming out of turn one and turn two Earl would have a slight hick up and Potts that was already in the gas got into the back of early just slightly but enough to turn Earl around.  Potts later said “I am not really sure what happened there, Corey had been so good coming off of turn two all race and I was already back in the gas.  I feel bad for Corey we don’t race that way”.  Earl would do a complete donut and recover without pulling a caution and fall back as far as forth.   Earl would quickly grab third and move to the high side to race Weese for second.  Potts would go on to take the win while Earl would recover to grab second at the line by half a car over Weese.

The Gord’s Water Vantastics were up next and in a race that saw the drivers doing a loop around the back straight away light pole there wasn’t a dull moment.  However there was a Red Flag at the half way mark when the #21 Van of Sam Gartshore and Jon McCrae were spun around and the #67 van of Jim Bryant and Jim Dunning had nowhere to go and ran into them head on.  Gartshore had a sore neck and was sent to hospital just for precaution.  She was later released and is recovering from whiplash.  In the end it was the #7 van of Ivan Smith and Brenda Smith that took home the victory.

The Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds Feature the Dan Ferguson and Zeke McKeon show continued.  Both started near the rear of the 17 car field and it was McKeown that made his way to the front first in the 30 lap Rona of Trenton Triple Crown event.  Although it took Ferguson a few more laps to get to the front when he got there he wasted no time in going to the high side and working his way around McKeown for the lead.  McKeown would try and battle back a number of times switching from the high side to the low side and back again.  But it was Ferguson who was able to pull everything together on this night and take the win.  McKeown would come home second with #46 Warren Mowat finishing third after #12 of Adam Whaley hit the wall coming through turn four.

In the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks it was #23 Rob Perry and #2 Leslie Mowat that started on the pole.   Perry would get the early lead and hold it for the first 17 laps while Mowat battled with #83 Jay O’Hara.  #72 Doug Anderson who started in 12th spot slowly picked his way through the field and on lap 17 when Perry got lose coming out of turn two Anderson would work underneath him and go on to the win followed by Perry and O’Hara.  Perry’s strong run and heat win earned him the Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.

Be sure to join us this Saturday and be part of the action as we roar into the month of August as Star 93.3 radio presents the Sanderson Tire and Auto SOS Sprints Cars return to the 1/3rd mile oval for the long weekend holiday along with the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4.  Gates open at 5:00pm and racing starts at 7:00 sharp.  For complete details on this even or other coming events please visit www.brightonspeedway.com

 

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Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified 7/28/12

Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield,ON), 2. Zeke McKeown (Havelock,ON), 3. Warren Mowat (Trenton,ON), 4. Kraig Handley (Picton,ON), 5. Derrick Greig (Carrying Place, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 7/28/12

Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton,ON), 2. Travis McLean (Trenton,ON), 3. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton,ON), 4. Tom Vance (Stockdale,ON), 5. Rich Sanders (Picton,ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock 7/28/12

Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton,ON), 2. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton,ON), 4. Leslie Mowat (Trenton,ON), 5. Mitch Rosborough (Picton,ON),

Vanderlaan’s Pro Late Models 7/28/12

Feature:1. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 2. Corey Earl (Picton,ON), 3. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Brandon Mowat (Brighton,ON), 5. Adam Turner,

Photo Tags:

  1. The Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified past Champion #11 Dan Ferguson took home the checkered after battling #19 Zeke McKeown on Saturday night during the Mark Heating & Cooling presentation of the races at Brighton Speedway.
  2. #11 Corey Earl and #29 Phil Potts battled with fierce determination in the Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Model feature during the Mark Heating & Cooling presentation of the races at Brighton Speedway.

Photos by Rod Henderson / www.CanadianRacer.com

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Vanderlinden Gets First Brighton Speedway Late Model Win

Vanderlinden Gets First Brighton Speedway Late Model Win

By: Angie Rinaldi – July 22, 2012 – As the half way mark of the season has come and past with this Saturday’s Hotch’s Autoparts night at the 1/3rd mile speedway, the points battles are heating up as much as the summer heat in all divisions.  With four divisions in competition and the night ending with the Hotch’s Autoparts 30 lap endurance race the fans were stoked for a great night of racing and they wouldn’t be disappointed.  It was #09 Mat Vanderlinden in his Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Model that went home happiest as he picked up his first win in the division and is the first rookie to do so this season.  Mat had many feature wins in the Canadian Modified division and stepped up to the late models this season with high aspirations.  Mat’s efforts have earned him Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.

Kicking off the feature line up the Quinte Septic 6 Cylinder Stinger division took to the track for their 12 lap event.  This non contact division established for the beginner racer had 16 cars take the green.  #19 “Chili” MacGregor took the checkered flag to for his third win of 2012.  MacGregor showed patients coming from his sixth starting position and came through the field passing the #17 of Jeff Inia late in the race.  Inia would come home second while #95 Chris Lammle would finish third.

#29 Phil Potts  and #55 Mark Rayner would lead the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model to the green flag and Potts would jump out to the early lead.  Potts looked like he was on rails and wouldn’t be stopped on this night with Rayner in second and the rest of the field jockeying for position behind them.   On lap 8 a caution was called for a piece of debris on the front straight that came from the #42 Adam Nayler, Nayler would be sent to the back for the restart as Potts and Rayner would line up again on the front row.  Potts would take the high side but it would be #09 Mat Vanderlinden that would make the best of this restart from the outside of row two Vanderlinden would pull ahead of Rayner and duck underneath Potts.  The two would battle side by side for a couple of laps but Vanderlinden would pull out front.  Bad luck struck Potts a few laps later with a right rear flat tire.  Vanderlinden would go on to victory lane followed by Nayler who came back through the pack after going to the back on lap eight.  Steve Baldwin #5 having a great rookie season crossed the line third.  This was Baldwin’s third top five finish in a row and his fourth of the year.

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Division set the field for a 25 Lap Triple Crown race presented by Larry’s Towing.  This extended lap event saw the #72 “Big Smooth” Doug Anderson come from his eighth starting spot to challenge race leader #74 Mike Lucas for the lead.  Lucas was able to hold off Anderson for a while but Anderson was not to be denied.  The finish would see the Anderson, Lucas, and#36 Mitch Rosborough coming home third.  A post-race track technical inspection would see Anderson disqualified for improper shocks on the rear of the car handing the win to Mike Lucas.

 

The fourth feature race event to take to the track was the Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified division.  The division is quickly becoming a fans favorite for the exiting close competition racing.  Saturdays event was no different with four different leaders that included #01 Shawn Gregory, #46 Warren Mowat, #19 Zeke Mckeown and #11 Dan Ferguson.  Three wide racing saw Mowat trying to take the high side around Gregory and McKeown down the inside.  McKeown and Gregory would get together coming out of turn two and both go through the infield sending a tire on the track for a caution.  This would put the two to the back and leave Mowat and Ferguson to battle up front.  Ferguson worked his way under Mowat and wouldn’t look back to take the checkered flag.  Mowat crossed the line second and McKeown battled back through the field for third place finish to keep his slim points lead over Ferguson in the championship battle.

Finishing off the night would be the Hotch’s Autoparts 30 lap endurance race, with 29 cars competing for the top five spots to place them in the upcoming $10,000 to win Summer Slam Enduro presented by Bay Marine on Sunday August 26th.  #1 Shawn Gregory led from the poll and never looked back in the mayhem filed race.  Shawn was followed across the line by #17 Pat Mosco and his wife #22 Cindy Mosco.

Sam Hazelwood returned to the driver’s seat in the Late Model mechanics race driving Mark Rayner’s #55.  Sam looked like he had not missed a beat and lead from wire to wire to take home the win.  #11 Corey Earl’s crew chief Tim Jones chased Hazelwood for most of the race but could not put the outside move on him.  Jones would come home second.

As July draws to a close join all the race fans on Saturday July 28th as Marks Heating and Cooling presents a complete race program including the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models, Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and Gord’s Water Vantastics return.  Gates open at 5:30PM and racing begins every Saturday night at 7:00PM.  Admission for a Family is only $25.00 and includes a free popcorn.  For more information visit www.brightonspeedway.com or email info@brightonspeedway.com.

 

Brighton Speedway Top Five Race Results 7/21/12

Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified

Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield,ON), 2. Warren Mowat (Trenton,ON), 3. Zeke McKeown (Havelock,ON), 4. Kevin Scott (Trenton,ON), 5. Kraig Handley (Picton,ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock

Feature:1. Mike Lucas (Belleville,ON), 2. Mitch Rosborough (Picton,ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton,ON), 4. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 5. Leslie Mowat (Trenton,ON),

Quinte Septic Stingers

Feature:1. Del MacGregor (Brighton,ON), 2. Jeff Inia (Colborne,ON), 3. Christopher Lammle (Trenton,ON), 4. Lexi Fletcher (Carrying Place, ON), 5. Robert Farrell (Belleville,ON),

Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Models

Feature:1. Mat Vanderlinden (Trenton, ON), 2. Adam Nayler (Quinte West,ON), 3. Steve Baldwin (Trenton,ON), 4. Brandon Mowat (Brighton,ON), 5. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON),

Hotch’s Auto Parts Enduro

Feature: 1. Shawn Gregory (Trenton, ON), 2. Pat Mosco (Trenton, ON), 3. Cindy Mosco (Trenton, ON), 4. Tom Vance (Trenton, ON), 5. Brian Mitts (Brighton, ON),

Photo Tags

  1. Mat Vanderlinden  #09 in the Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Model Division took home his first feature finish during Hotch Autoparts presentation of the races on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway.
  2. Shawn Gregory #1 is met in Victory Lane by son Brock as he takes the checkered flag in the Hotch’s Autoparts 30 lap Endurance Race at Brighton Speedway.

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Styres Returns To SOS Victory Lane In Showdown

Styres Returns To SOS Victory Lane In Showdown

A full house filled the stands at Brighton Speedway on Saturday as Watson Building Supplies and Aaron Auto presented the first ever SOS Showdown brought to you by Ultramar. Up for grabs was a top prize of $2,500.00 to the winner of the 25 lap main event, which as the biggest payout ever for an SOS event.

The action on the track was as hot as the weather; the track was super-fast for the heats that saw Warren Mahoney and local favorite Charlie Sandercock take home the heat wins assuring themselves of spots in the redraw. However it was the #0 Glen Styres who by virtue of a third place finish in his heat was in the redraw and was able to pull out the poll position pill to start up front in the main event. Styres who has ten feature wins to his credit at Brighton would start alongside current point leader and 2011 Champion Lee Ladouceur.

For the initial green flag of the first ever Watson Building Supplies, Aaron Auto and Ultramar SOS Showdown, Glen “the Ohsweken Flyer” Styres would start on the bottom with Ladouceur on the high side however it didn’t take long for the two drivers to switch positions and Styres would go right to the top while Ladouceur would drop to the inside and run right down on the tires where there was still some bite. The two would stay that way for some time while #42 Rick Wilson would be close in tow trying both the high side and low side trying to find a line that would allow him to gain on the two leaders. #57 of Charlie Sandercock in only his third sprint car race was working to improve on his sixth place starting spot and would make his way around the #25 Warren Mahoney and #30 Adam West. Sandercock would then start to apply pressure to Wilson and would try and work underneath him. Sandercock was actually able to pass Wilson coming out of turn two and going into turn three however Wilson would rocket of the high side of turn four and take back the advantage. The duo waged this exciting battle for a number of laps and Wilson would actually have to change his line and move to the bottom of turns 1 and 2 in order to take Sandercock’s line away and keep him behind him. Meanwhile out front Styres was cruising along with a 4 car lead over Ladouceur however the two would start to encounter lapped traffic. The slower cars would slow Styres up just a bit as he moved around the #15 of Mike Farrell and the #66 Frank Baranowski. Ladouceur was closing in and charging hard with two laps to go as Styres would close in on #2 Brad Lodge and #9 Jim Munsie. Styres would pass Lodge on the high side as they came to the white flag as and would come up behind Munsie. Styres would have to lift going into turns one and two and Ladouceur was right on his back bumper. The three cars would race up the back straight going into turn three and Munsie would push up a little high into turn for opening up the bottom for Ladouceur where he had been so good all night. Coming out of turn four it was a drag race to the finish line in a photo finish! The crowd sat silent waiting in anticipation for announcer Huck Flindall to let them know the official scorers decision and moments later there was a roar from the crowd as they announce Styres was the official winner.

The win marked Styres 11th win all time at Brighton Speedway but his first win since Labour Day Saturday of 2009. Ladouceur’s strong run allows him to strengthen his points lead five points events left on the SOS schedule. The two drivers also qualified for the 10 lap “Ohsweken Shootout” on September 14th during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. The shootout pits two drivers from each of the 5 co-sanctioning Canadian Nationals organizations plus two “Wild Card” entries in the first race of the weekend. Wilson would hold of Sandercock to come home third and fourth respectively while #5 Keith Dempster would round out the top five.
Other winners on the night included #25 Greg Belyea picking up his second win of the season in the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models over second place finisher #5 Steve Baldwin who had his best finish of his rookie season. #11 Dan Ferguson returned to victory lane in the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified division over point leader #19 Zeke Mckeown. Doug Anderson showed his muscle again in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks however #7 Todd MacDonald who only has a handful of races under his belt come home a strong second. #66 Mark Packer picked up the win in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division. It was his first feature in in what has been a hard luck season for the #66 team and their hard work has earned them the Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.
This coming week Hotch’s Auto Parts presents a complete race program of Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Stingers plus a 30 lap endurance race at the end of the night. The top five finishers in this week’s enduro will qualify for the 250 lap $10,000.00 to win monster enduro on August 26th adding some extra incentive to finish well. Gates open at 5:30 and racing starts 7 pm sharp. For complete details on this event or more visit www.brightonspeedway.com

Brighton Speedway results for July 14th

Sanderson Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints 7/14/12
Feature:1. Glen Styers (Ohsweken, ON), 2. Lee Ladouceur (, ON), 3. Rick Wilson (Joyceville, ON), 4. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 5. Keith Dempster (Alton, ON),

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified 7/14/12
Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 2. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON), 3. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 4. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 5. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 7/14/12
Feature:1. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 2. Adam Flieler (Trenton, ON), 3. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 4. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 5. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock 7/14/12
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Todd MacDonald (Shannonville, ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 4. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON), 5. Percy Walsh (Trenton, ON),

Vanderlaan’s Pro Late Models 7/14/12
Feature:1. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 2. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON), 3. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 4. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON), 5. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON)

Photo Tags
1. For the first ever Watson Building Supplies, Aaron Auto and Ultramar SOS Showdown, Glen “the Ohsweken Flyer” Styres takes the #0 to Victory Lane and the $2500.00 pay cheque at Brighton Speedway Saturday night.
2. Greg Belyea #25 takes home his second feature finish in front of full grandstands at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.

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Southern Ontario Sprints Headed For A Showdown At Brighton

Southern Ontario Sprints Headed For A Showdown At Brighton

The summer air is sure to be charged with excitement as Sandersons Tire and Auto present The Southern Ontario Sprints Summer Showdown at Brighton Speedway this Saturday, July 14th

With $2,500 waiting in victory lane for the winner this is the largest purse ever presented by the SOS. The runner up will take home $1,000 and 3rd place will pay $600. Up to 25 drivers will start the feature on the fast bullring track by the lake in front of the roaring crowd! It will be a battle to see who can make it to the top, and they’ll have their work cut out for them, as the race will go the extra distance to 25 laps in the biggest sprint car showdown of the summer at Brighton Speedway.

As an added bonus the highest finishing SOS member will also be qualified for the “Ohsweken Shootout” at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.

NOTE to competitors:
Temporary SOS memberships are available for $20 for the night. MC3 right rear tires required. New tires are available at the SOS pit stand for $200 ea. Some teams may have used tires available as well. Free overnight camping.

WHAT:
Southern Ontario Sprints 2012 Championship, Round #6 www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

WHERE:
Brighton Speedway
775 County Road 64
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0
Phone: (613)-475-1102 or toll free 1-(866)-681-1102
e-mail: info@brightonspeedway.com
On the Web: www.brightonspeedway.com

WHEN:
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Pit Gates open @ 2:00p.m., Spectator Gates Open @ 5:00p.m., Sprint Car Hot Laps @ 6:30p.m., Racing @ 7:00p.m.
Tickets: $18 Adults, $14 Youth and Seniors, $4 Children Ages 7-12, FREE Children Ages 6 and Under, $42 Family Pass

Pit Gate Admission: $25.00 for Non Members, $20.00 for Members (Membership Cards MUST be presented in order to be eligible for the
discount)

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2012 partners:
Wiseco Pistons, XXX Race Co., Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, The Racer’s Edge, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive and Ontario Oval.com

Find The Southern Ontario Sprints online at: www.southernontariosprints.com.  Follow The Southern Ontario Sprints on Twitter: @sossprints Like The Southern Ontario Sprints on Facebook:
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Whaley Out Battles McKeown, Ferguson & Locke For First Win

Whaley Out Battles McKeown, Ferguson & Locke For First Win

By Angie Rinaldi – Morning rains covered the Speedway on Saturday but by noon the sun was shining for CBM Ready Mix night at Brighton Speedway. The morning showers actually aided with track prep put some much needed water into the clay, creating a fast and tacky racing surface for the five divisions of stock cars and the Figure 8 that was on tap   The heat of the summer doesn’t compare to the action on the track though especially in the Modified division on this night and it is only going to get better as the points battle getting to a feverish pitch.

First feature of the night was the Quinte Septic Stingers and it was #06 Steve Wells returning to victory lane for his second feature of the year.  Hard charger award went to Shawn MacGregor in the #19 substituting for big brother Del.  Shawn started 16th on the field and came home second in the twelve lap event while veteran #89 Gary Taylor  came home third and rookie #13 Kaylee Honey had her best career finish of fourth.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks took to the fast tacky track and #23 Rob Perry took the early lead and was followed by the #83 Jay O’Hara.  It was the reigning champ #72 Doug Anderson who took to the high side of the track and came from deep in the field picking off one car at a time on the outside.  By lap 8 Anderson had moved to the second and was poised to continue his march to the front as he went out around Perry.  The two would battle side by side for a couple of laps but in the end Anderson would not be denied and would pick up the win.  Perry would hold on for second and O’Hara would take the third.

Six cars setup for the once yearly Figure 8 race that saw #44 Mike Brooks start on the pole and lead the majority of the race.  Brooks would be challenged a number of times by #1 of Brett Minaker and would also have to dodge a number of close calls in the crossing of the track but he was able to navigate his way through safely for 12 laps and come home the winner.  It was Mike’s first win of any kind at the track.

The third feature of the night saw the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models hit the track.  Early action saw the two pole sitters #11 Corey Earl in the and #46 Brandon Mowat get tangled on the front stretch going into turn one on lap 2.  Some minor body damage sent Earl to the pits for a quick fix, where he would return without losing a lap however would now have to start from the back of the field.  Up front it was a battle between #09 Mat Vanderlinden and #29 Phil Potts.  The two would battle back and forth but Potts would gain the advantage.  Mean while with the help of a couple of cautions Earl was making his way through the field and was now in second.  Potts looked to be in control and on the way to his third victory of the season when a lap 26 caution was the last thing he wanted to see.  This would now pit Potts against Earl in a side by side restart, Potts would pick the high side and Earl would go low.  When the green flag dropped coming out of turn four Potts would fire first but spun his tires while Earl seemed to have no problem hooking up and finding the traction.  Earl would take the lead going down the front straight and into turn one.  He would not look back for the next four laps to take home his third victory of the season and extend his points lead.  Potts would cross the line second followed by Vanderlinden who had his best finish of his rookie season.

The Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds race was the highlight of the night.  #91 Kraig Handley and #87 Andrew Hennessy would start on the pole   The two would battle side by side for the first few laps but it was the #13 Dale Locke and #12 of Adam Whaley that were making fast tracks on the outs side and soon Locke was on the outside battling Hennessy for the lead with Whaley waiting in the wings to see what would shake out of the side by side battle up front.  Meanwhile last week’s winner #19 Zeke McKeown and #11 Dan Ferguson were picking their way to the front from their starting positions that were deep in the field.  Hennessy would fade back and soon it was Whaley on the bottom with Locke on the top up front battling side by side and right behind them Ferguson was down low and McKeown was up top side by side.  It was a four way battle for a number of laps that had the fans on the edge of their seats!  The top spot was tossed back and forth but it was Whaley’s to lose as he fended off a number of challenges on the high side from Locke and McKeown and Ferguson was attempting to work his way underneath Whaley up the back stretch.  In the end Whaley would remain calm and keep his composure as he was being assaulted from all angles and would hold on for his first feature win in the division.  McKeown would edge out Ferguson at the line by less than a foot to come home second while Ferguson would settle for third place.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4 feature saw rookie #43 Tom Vance take his first ever checkers flag ahead of points leader #17 Jeff Humphry, #81 Chris Gregory, #66 Mark Packer and #29 Rich Sanders.

Coming up this Saturday Watson Building Supplies and Aaron Auto presents the Sprint Car Showdown, $2500 to win Sprint Car event.  The Summer Show Down has also been named a qualifier for the Ohsweken Shootout and will award starting positions to the 1st and 2nd place drivers who are SOS regular competitors in the 10 lap “Ohsweken Shootout” on September 14th during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend.  The shootout pits two drivers from each of the 5 co-sanctioning Canadian Nationals organizations plus two “Wild Card” entries in the first race of the weekend.  Also on the card are the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4.  Front Gates open at 5:30PM and Racing begins at 7:00PM, visit www. brightonspeedway.com for all the details.

 

Brighton Speedway Top Five July 7th, 2012

Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified

Feature:1. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON), 2. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON), 3. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 4. Dale Locke (Stirling, ON), 5. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4

Feature:1. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 2. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ), 3. Chris Gregory (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 5. Rich Sanders (Picton, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock

Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 4. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON), 5. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON),

Quinte Septic Stingers

Feature:1. Steve Wells (Picton, ON), 2. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 3. Gary Taylor (Oshawa, ON), 4. Kaylee Honey (Codrington, ON), 5. Robert Farrell (Belleville, ON),

Vanderlaan’s Pro Late Models

Feature:1. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 2. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 3. Mat Vanderlinden (Trenton, ON), 4. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 5. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON),

Photo Tags

  1. The Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified race at Brighton Speedway Saturday night was a highlight of an exciting night of racing with a four car battle to the checkered flag.  #12 Adam Whaley took his first feature win in the division in a fight to the finish with #11 Dan Ferguson and #19 Zeke McKeown.
  2. First time feature winner in the Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway, #12 Adam Whaley credits his K5 Danny Reid Chassis with his win.

Photos by Rod Henderson / www.CanadianRacer.com

 

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Belyea Hangs On For First Late Model Win Of 2012 In Canada Day Championships

Belyea Hangs On For First Late Model Win Of 2012 In Canada Day Championships

By: Angie Rinaldi -  July 1st, 2012

Drivers arrived early at the track for the annual mid-season Brighton Automotive Canada Day Championships that would see them do their once a year time trials to vie for fastest lap and qualifying positions for the night. All classes featured extra laps, extra purse money and double points so the intensity level was high as the cars hit the track one at a time each taking two laps to see who would get the bragging rights of fastest lap.

The Custom Carts of Trenton Poll Awards time trials began at 5pm and first class to hit the track was the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and it was Doug Anderson of Trenton setting fastest lap with a time of 18.881 seconds. Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified Rookie #13 Dale Lock set the fastest lap in his respective class with a time of 17.039 seconds. #17 Jeff Humphrey’s set the fastest time in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4’s however was later disqualified during post-race inspection handing the fastest lap to #78 Shelby Mills with a time of 19.507 seconds. And for the third straight year Phil Potts of Frankford and his #29 Fowl Mood race team set the fastest lap in the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models with a blistering time of 15.140 seconds that averages over 128 kilometers per hour on the 1/3rd mile clay oval.

The Quinte Septic Stingers were the first feature to hit the track for the feature events and #19 Del MacGregor battled it out with the #06 Steve Wells as they have in almost every feature event this season. MacGregor was able to follow up his minivan win from last week taking the 15 lap main event for the division.

Next up was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division and the Poll Sitters were Humphrey’s and Mills as set from the time trials earlier in the night. Humphrey’s would lead the race 20 lap main event from green to checker but was DQ’s in post-race inspection handing the win to #03 Justin Ramsey. Ramsey was followed across the line by #43 Tom Vance and #10 Travis Mclean.

The Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models would take to the track for their 50 lap feature event. #29 Phil Potts and #42 Adam Nayler would be poll sitters thanks to their timed laps earlier in the night. Potts would jump out to the early lead but however third place starter #11 Corey Earl and fifth place starter #25 Greg Belyea would slip under Nayler and move into the second and third positions. Potts was running the high line and Belyea would soon do the same to move around Earl for the second place position. The first caution would come out just shy of the mid-race point for a spin by the #09 Mat Vanderlinden, on the restart Potts would choose the low line giving Belyea the high side as they came to green. Belyea would prove to make the high side work and take the lead followed by Potts, Earl and #77 Caley Weese had now made her way up to fourth place. Weese would make her way around Earl for third just as the caution came out for #88 of Brian Down as he struck the front straight retaining wall. Belyea would again line up on the top and Potts on the bottom for the restart and the two battled side by side going down into turn one but Belyea would once again gain control. Weese was now trying to work underneath Potts for second when the forth place car of Nayler would spin bringing out the caution for the third time. Belyea again took control on the restart but it was short lived when one lap later #75 Beau Brown would spin off turn one brining out another quick caution. On the restart it was deja-vu as Belyea would jump two the high side and once again get the jump on Potts. #57 Charlie Sandercock who had fallen as far back as seventh place was no making his way around Weese for third and had his sights set on Potts for second. The fifth caution of the event would fall on lap 33 when Weese who had been having a great race suffered a mechanical failure and slowed to a stop on the front straight setting up yet again another shoot out restart between Potts and Belyea. However this time Potts would time his start just perfect getting the bite of the bottom part of the race surface and power down into turn one ahead of Belyea. Potts would lead and Sandercock was now trying to work underneath Belyea for second. The two would battle back and forth for five laps, both taking their turn in the runner up position. Earl who was running forth had his first taste of bad luck in the 2012 season as his left rear tire would go down causing him to fade fast but he would stay out trying to stay on the lead lap and hope for a caution. Potts had opened up a full straight away lead as Sandercock and Belyea battled for second. Just as Potts was cruising 09 of Vanderlinden would spin off turn three for the sixth and final caution on lap 43. Once again Potts chose the bottom for the restart and Belyea was up top with Sandercock sitting in third place. The first attempt at the restart was called back for Belyea jumping and when they lined up again to fire for the final time of the night Potts would spin the tires and loose his momentum allowing Belyea to grab the lead back and Sandercock to follow. Nothing was stopping Belyea now as he rolled through the last seven laps on route to his first win of 2012. Sandercock and Potts would follow up with second and third respectively. Belyea’s win would earn him the Campbellford Chrysler driver of the week honours.

#19 Zeke McKeown would pick up the Mid-Season 40 Lap win in the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified division well #72 Doug Anderson made it a clean sweep on the night winning the Custom Carts Poll award, his heat and the 30 lap feature event in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks.

Next week CBM Ready Mix presents a Figure 8 race as well as the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and Quinte Septic Stingers. Gates open at 5:30, racing starts at 7pm sharp and admission is just $25.00 for a family pass. For complete details visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

Also coming up on July 14th is the Watson Building Supplies and Aaron Auto SOS Sprint Car Summer Show Down paying $2,500.00 to win. The Summer Show Down has also been named a qualifier for the Ohsweken Shootout and will award starting positions to the 1st and 2nd place drivers who are SOS regular competitors in the 10 lap “Ohsweken Shootout” on September 14th during Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend. The shootout pits two drivers from each of the 5 co-sanctioning Canadian Nationals organizations plus two “wild Card” entries in the first race of the weekend.

Brighton Speedway Results from Saturday June 30th

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds
Feature:1. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON), 2. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 3. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 4. Jamie Marshall (Trenton, ON), 5. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON)
Fastest lap: Dale Locke 17.039 seconds

Bill’s Johns Comp 4
Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 3. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 4. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON), 5. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON)
Fastest lap: Shelby Mills 19.507 seconds

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 3. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 4. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 5. Jerry Kimmerly (Brighton, On)
Fastest lap: Doug Anderson 18.881 seconds

Quinte Septic Stingers
Feature:1. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 2. Jorden Pickell (Trenton, ON), 3. Gary Taylor (Oshawa, ON), 4. Chris Birch (Campbellford, ON), 5. Heather Lane (sub Mike Brooks) (Trenton, ON),

Vanderlaans Pro Late Models
Feature:1. Greg Belyea (Frankford, ON), 2. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 3. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 4. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON), 5. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON)
Fastest lap: Phil Potts 15.140 seconds

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Jam Packed Night For Monster Trucks & Outlaw Stars At Brighton

Jam Packed Night For Monster Trucks & Outlaw Stars At Brighton

By Angie Rinaldi – June 24th, 2012 – Fans filed in early on Deerhaven Farm and Garden night as Adecco presented the Summer Smash Monster Trucks at Brighton Speedway. Monster Trucks Aftershock and Krazy Train were on hand in the courtyard along with World of Outlaw Late Model Stars Chub Frank and Bub McCool signing autographs and taking pictures as they filed in through the gates. Excitement was in the air as this was the first time for Monster Trucks at the track since 2007 and the first time ever World of Outlaw Stars would compete on the 1/3rd mile oval against a select few of Brighton Speedway’s own Late Model hero’s along with a full card of racing that included Mini Vans and Vintage cars for their first visits of 2012.

During the heats the monster trucks would do an intro and have a head to head race. Both trucks put on an entertaining race as Krazy Train got out to the early lead but rounding the third corner and third jump pilot Pete Robbins would get a little out of shape and both racers would come off there last jump and cross the finish line in a photo finish that was awarded to Mark Noto and Aftershock who was subbing in for Aftershock pilot Bob Robbins who became sick prior to the event.

The first feature of the night was the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and this week it was the #72 Doug Anderson returning to his winning ways after a rough week last week. Doug went to the front early and didn’t look back winning by more than a straight away over the #2 Leslie Mowat and #23 of Rob Perry. Doug’s fourth feature win of the season was enough to earn him this week’s Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.

Up next were the wild and crazy Gord’s Water Mini Van races. After some hard side by side racing that included lots of bumping and rubbing it was #67 Jim Bryant and passenger Rod Drake getting into the side of race long leader and Man Cave Racing team mate #68 Mike Burry sending Burry almost completely around. The tangle between the two team mates would allow the Sprint Van of #19 Del “Chili” MacGregor and passenger Kojak to go around the high side and take the lead, MacGregor and Kojak would not look back and go on to their first ever Mini Van win.

The Eastern Ontario Vintage Club hit the track next and it was Brighton racer Mike McCrory in the 4x Gremlin modified that lead the field to green and would take the early lead. McCrory would be chased by #B22 Steve Lackie and X22 Denzil Billings Jr. Lackie, Billings Jr. and #B10 Paul Billings would all make their way around McCrory and the three would battle for the lead. #R70 of Steve Arbuthnot would soon be in the mix of the tightly contested event. During a late race restart Arbuthnot, Billings Jr, Billings and Lackie would come out of turn 4 for the green flag and get tangled up sending Lackie’s B22 barrel rolling down the front straight. Lackie was okay but his car suffered serious damage. When the race went back to green it was the #R70 of Arbuthnot taking the win followed closely by the #X22 of Billings Jr. and the #B10 Paul Billings.

Monster Truck freestyle was up next and during the course set up that included 11 cars, mini vans, SUV’s and a pickup truck track announce Huck Flindall staged the draw on the front straight away for the upcoming Outlaw Late Model Dash. The six drivers would each pick a Frisbee up off the front straight that had a number on the bottom. World of Outlaw Star Bub McCool would draw the #1 starting position to the cheer of the energetic crowd well legendary Late Model racer and hall of famer Chub Frank would have his work cut out for him coming from the 6th starting spot. After the draw the drivers autographed the Frisbee’s and through them into the crowd.

After the draw the Monster Truck free style course was now set up and fans waited with anticipation and Pete Robins and Krazy Train were up first. Pete thrilled the crowd with a series of Jumps and wheelie’s until Pete would approach the car / pickup truck combo that he would hit with so much force it would send Krazy Train at least 15ft in the air standing straight up and down and had Pete starring at the night sky for what seemed to be an eternity. When Krazy Train finally came down, it came down with such force it would break some rear suspension off and put an end to Pete Robins freestyle run but not without a huge roar from an excited crowd. After Shock would hit the course next and would put on a great show for the fans hitting every obstacle on the infield with hundreds of flash bulbs going off in the stands. During the course clean up both drivers were brought back over to the front straight for the crowd to make the all-important decision on who was the champion of freestyle. It was hard to tell the cheers were so loud for both drivers but in the end it was Mark Noto and Aftershock taking a clean sweep of the night winning both the race and the freestyle events! After the events both drivers were very excited to compete in front of such a large and loud crowd!

Next up was the second big event of the night, the Outlaw Dash that featured four of Brighton’s Late Model Hero’s taking on two World of Outlaw stars. #57b Bub McCool would lead the drivers to the initial green of their 15 lap dash and would take the early lead over 2011 Brighton Speedway Champion #25 Greg Belyea. Bub’s lead would be short lived however as on lap four his engine would expire as he came down the front straight away leaving a trail of oil behind him. On the following restart Belyea would now be on the pole however he would have to compete with another Outlaw Star as the #1* of Chub Frank would start along the outside. Belyea and Frank would battle for a couple of laps but by lap 7 Chub had made the move on the inside of corner two forcing his way past Belyea an into the lead showing his years of experience. Chub would not look back and would go on to win the Outlaw Dash followed up by Corey Earl. Belyea too would experience a blown motor while Potts and Sandercock each had their own mechanical issues. “A number of sponsors came together to make this race possible and we can’t thank them enough” said track promoter Mark Rinaldi. Sponsors included Dibbits Excavating, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Sandercock Farms, Gord’s Water, Image Landscaping, Excel Tower Service and Hell Raiser Race Car Bodies.

Warren Mowat would pick up his second win of the season in the Bill’s Johns comp four. Mowat had his hands full with #44 Brandon Wilkie and #10 Travis Mclean who would finish second and third respectively. “This class is extremely competitive with 22 to 26 cars every week and there are a lot of tough cars out here and hard racing” said Mowat in his victory lane speech.

Brighton Speedway Results

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified 6/23/12
Feature:1. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON), 2. Adam Whaley (Trenton, ON), 3. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 4. Jamie Marshall (Trenton, ON), 5. Kevin Scott (Trenton, ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 6/23/12
Feature:1. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 2. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON), 3. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 4. Terry Hough (Brighton, ON), 5. Mark Packer (Trenton, ON),

Brighton Automotive Pro Stock 6/23/12
Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON), 3. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 4. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 5. Percy Walsh (Trenton, ON),

Gord’s Water Vantastics 6/23/12
Feature:1. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 2. Jim Bryant (Brighton, ON), 3. Tristan Leclair (Trenton, ON), 4. Robin Edwards, 5. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON),

Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club 6/23/12
Feature:1. Steve Arbuthnot (Renfrew, ON), 2. Denzil Billings Jr., 3. Paul Billings (Kemptville, ON), 4. Peter Stapper (Brockville, ON), 5. Ryan Comeau (Toledo, ON),

Photo Tags

Photo #1: Mark Noto and Aftershock crushing some cars as he makes his final jump on his way to victory in the head to head race early in the night at Brighton Speedway Saturday Night.

Photo #2: #1* World of Outlaw star Chub Frank, nicknamed “Chubzilla” wheels his 800 horsepower Late Model around Brighton Speedway.

Photo #3: Del MacGregor and his passenger Kojak race the #19 Sprint Van to victory in the Gord’s Water mini vans.

Photos by Rod Henderson / www.CanadianRacer.com

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Outlaws And Monsters Set To Invade Brighton This Saturday

Outlaws And Monsters Set To Invade Brighton This Saturday

From Brighton Speedway – Bob Robbins and the Aftershock race team are excited to becoming back to Brighton Speedway this Saturday for Deerhaven Farm and Garden Monster Truck Night presented by Adecco.  Bob is the Owner and Pilot of Aftershock monster truck and he can’t wait to get back to the track along the shores of Lake Ontario.

Bob competed at Brighton Speedway back in 2007 for Monster Madness and has fond memories of the track as he won the Free Style competition two out of the three days.

Joing Bob in his quest to crush cars at Brighton this Saturday at Brighton Speedway will be his Brother Pete Robbins in Krazy Train.  This will be Pete’s first visit to the track but don’t think that Pete won’t be trying to top Bob in freestyle competition as there has always been a strong brotherly rivalry once they strap them selves in their 1500 HP Chevy Silverado.  On the track its all business and the two are always trying to out do each other!

Come see Bob and Pete Robbins compete this Saturday at Brighton Speedway in Aftershock and Krazy Train.  Both trucks and drivers will be on hand in the courtyard at 5pm for autograph session.  The Monster Trucks will be joined in the courtyard by World of Outlaw Late Model Stars Chub Frank and Rick Eckert.

Frank and Eckert will make their first appearance Brighton Speedway for the Outlaw Dash agai nst 4 of Brighton’s Finest Late Model drivers.  Once 7pm comes along the action will switch to the track when the Bill’s John’s Comp 4, The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, the Gord’s Water Vantastics and the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club compete in a full night of race.

For full details visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

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Collard Returns To SOS Victory Lane At Brighton Speedway

Collard Returns To SOS Victory Lane At Brighton Speedway

 For Immediate Release – By Angie Rinaldi – It was a beautiful sunny day at Brighton Speedway as Vanderlaan Building Supplies presented round two of the Southern Ontario Sprint Cars along with Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Comp 4 and Stingers.  22 Sprint Cars filled the pits and a large crowd filled the stands in anticipation of a great night of racing ahead.  Early in the night before the race began the 2012 Wall of Fame inductions took place.  This year’s inductees were long time racers #K1 Karl Kleinsteuber and #33 George Pettingill.  Also inducted was long time track supporter and crew member for a number of drivers over the past 40 years Brian Weese.

After some great heat racing in all classes by 8:30 it was time to start the main events and the first feature up would be the Quinte Septic Stingers.  #06 Steve wells would lead from start to finish but not without challenge, #19 Del MacGregor would hound Wells for the top spot for the whole race and would get close but would not be able to seal the deal.  Wells would go on to his first victory of 2012 in the stingers.

The Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models would be up next for their 30 lap main event.  The #77 Caley Weese and # 75 Beau Brown would start on the poll and the two would battle it out side by side for the first few laps when #42 Adam Nayler would work his way under Brown and work on Weese for the lead.   By lap 5 Nayler would get under Weese as she bobbled on the high side and take the lead, #57 Charlie Sandercock would also take advantage of Weese’s mistake and move into second.  The caution would fly on lap 12 for #20 Terry Hunt as he spun in turn two.  This would set up Nayler and Sandercock side by side on the restart.  Nayler would get the jump on the low side and maintain a narrow lead over Sandercock who was rim riding around the top side of the track until lap 17 when #29 of Phil Potts would hit the front straight wall coming out of turn 4 ending the night for his Fowl Mood Race team.  On the restart it would again me Nayler and Sandercock but now #11 “Mr. Consistency” Corey Earl had jumped up into third to get in the mix.  On the restart the three would maintain the same with Nayler and Earl working the bottom while Sandercock was up high.  Just as Sandercock was able to make his way around Nayler the caution would come out yet again.  This time for a spin between Weese and the #97 Zeke McKeown hand Nayler the lead back.   The next restart all three would get a good jump and go three wide in turn one as Earl and Sandercock would split Nayler coming out of turn two.  Sandercock would now lead on the high side but not for long as Earl was hooked up on the low side and would take over the lead.  Earl would hold on from there and take his second win of the season.  Earl has not finished outside the top five all season long.  Sandercock would come home in the runner up and Brown would recover for a strong third place finish.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 feature would be the third feature to hit the track as 24 cars lined up for the drop of the green flag.   #46 Warren Mowat would take the initial lead but a rash of early cautions would move the #43 of Tom Vance and #44 of Brandon Wilkie into second and third behind Mowat.   #44 Wilke would take the lead and would not look back from there going on to his first ever win followed by Vance and Mowat.

The Sanderson Tire and Automotive Repair Southern Ontario Sprints would hit the track with #30 Adam West and #98 Paul Pekkonen starting on the front row.  Pekkonen would jump out to the early lead but it would not be long before second row starter 7x Jamie Collard would work around the top side of West and then take the lead from Pekkonen on lap three.  The top three would stay that way for a number of laps with Collard, Pekkonen and West but it was #0 Glen “the Ohsweken Flyer” Styres that was on the move and working hard on West for third.  Styers would get by West and then Pekkonen to move into second and would start to close in on Collard in lapped traffic.  It was a straight green flag run right from lap 1 and it looked it might go green to checker.  Styres was continuing to close on Collard but knew time was running out and was pushing the high side to the limits when on lap 16 he would jump the cushion and end up spinning off of turn three for the first and only caution of the race.  On the restart with a cushion of three lapped cars between him and second place #71 Travis Cunningham, Collard would break out to a lead and would not look back for his first win of 2012 with the SOS and at Brighton Speedway.  Cunningham would hold on to second but not without a fight as he battled 2011 SOS Champion #51 Lee Ladouceur who came home third.  Sandercock who was doing double duty started the feature 20th because of his rookie status and ended in 8th for his second sprint car race ever.

Dan Ferguson would pick up his third win of the season in the Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified class that would earn him Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the week honours.  Dan had a hard fought race coming from his seventh starting spot to take the lead from #91 Craig  Handley with less than ten laps to go and would not look back from there.

On Sunday of this double header weekend the Annual Hotch’s Auto Parts Fathers Day Enduro took place on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  Winners of the Juniors race was #22 Colin Gregory while former Comp 4 Champion Stacey Ferguson Scott picked up the ladies race.  The 100 Lap main event was a closely contested battle with the top four drivers all completing 100 laps.  In the end #24 Dave Small crossed the line just car lengths ahead of #7 Jon Driscoll for the win.  The Flag pole race was won by #01 Kevin Gregory.

Another huge night takes place at Brighton Speedway this Saturday night as Deerhaven Farm and Garden presents Adecco MONSTER TRUCK night featuring Aftershock and Krazy Train.  Also World of Outlaw Late Model Stars Chub Frank “Chubzilla” and 2011 WOO Champion Rick Eckert will be on hand to battle a handful of our own Late Model Stars in the Outlaw Dash!  Main Gates open at 5pm this week and advance tickets are available at the Speedway office.  Aftershock, Krazy Train, Chub Frank and Rick Eckert will all be on hand in the courtyard at 5pm for autographs and to meet and greet the fans.  It will be a full show of racing plus Monster Trucks and the Outlaw Dash where our drivers race the best in the business with 700 – 800 horsepower under their hoods.  Racing actions starts at 7pm, for more details visit www.brightonspeedway.com

 

 

Brighton Speedway Results

Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified

Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield,ON), 2. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 3. Dale Locke (Stirling,ON), 4. Kevin Scott (Trenton,ON), 5. Shawn Gregory (Trenton,ON),

Bill’s Johns Comp 4

Feature:1. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton,ON), 2. Tom Vance (Stockdale,ON), 3. Warren Mowat (Trenton,ON), 4. Mark Packer (Trenton,ON), 5. Brady Greer (Wellington,ON),

Quinte Septic Stingers

Feature:1. Steve Wells (Picton,ON), 2. Del MacGregor (Brighton,ON), 3. Gary Taylor (Oshawa,ON), 4. Eldon McCracken (Belleville,ON), 5. Lexi Fletcher (Carrying Place, ON),

Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models

Feature:1. Corey Earl (Picton,ON), 2. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville,ON), 3. Beau Brown (Brighton,ON), 4. Terry Hunt (Carrying Place, ON), 5. Adam Nayler (Quinte West,ON),

Sanderson Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints

Feature:1. #7x Jamie Collard 2. #71 Travis Cunningham 3. #51 Lee Ladouceur 4. #30 Adam West 5. 07x Dain Naida

Hotch’s Auto Parts Father’s Day of Destruction

100 Lap Enduro

1. #24 Dave Small 2. #7 Jon Driscoll 3. #171 Dan Ferguson 4. #J51 Justin Gregory 5. #288 Dale Stewart

Juniors 20 Lap Event

  1. #22C Colin Gregory 2. #95-2 Travis LeClair 3. 53 Alex Baragar 4. 64 Chris Johnson 5. 16 Jesse Wilson

Ladies 20 Lap Event

  1. #01 Stacey Ferguson Scott 2. #22 Cindy Mosco 3. #511 Wendy Dadson 4. #85 Brittany Golden 5. 95 Sarah Parks

Flag Pole Event

  1. #01X Kevin Gregory 2. #51 Larry Dadson 3. 01 Shawn Gregory 4. #41 Brad May 5. 95-2 Jason Parks

Photo tags

  1. The Sanderson’s Tire & Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints returned to Brighton Speedway this past weekend and saw #7X Jamie Collard take his first checkered flag of the season.
  2. Brighton Speedway’s own #57 Charlie Sandercock did double duty on Saturday night and came from the back of 22 cars to finish 8th in the Sanderson’s Tire & Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint feature event.
  3. Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model Feature event on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway saw a fierce battle for the lead between winner #11 Corey Earl and runner up #57 Charlie Sandercock.

Photos by Rod Henderson / www.CanadianRacer.com

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Rick Eckert To Join Outlaw Dash At Brighton On June 23rd

Rick Eckert To Join Outlaw Dash At Brighton On June 23rd

June 12, 2012, BRIGHTON, ON – 2011 World of Outlaw Dirt Late Model Champion Rick Eckert will be coming to Brighton Speedway!  Eckert nicknamed “Scrub” will join Chub Frank on Saturday June 23rd as they take on four of Brighton Speedway’s local hero’s in their Super Late Models.  Eckert with his Bloomquist Chassis 800 horse power super late model won the 2011 WOO championship at the Dirt Track at Lowes Motor Speedway during the final event of the season on the last lap over Josh Richards. Eckert is also a past Dream 100 winner at Eldora Speedway where he collected a $100,000.00 pay day!

“It is cool enough to be racing these guys when they come to our area but to be racing them on our own home track is awesome” states last week’s Late Model winner #29 Phil Potts.  Potts who picked up his second win of the season will be competing with fellow Brighton Speedway regulars #11 Corey Earl who has one feature win in 2012,  #57 Charlie Sandercock who has picked up two features so far this season and the 2011 track champion #25 Greg Belyea.

Chub and Eckert will be on hand early in the night to meet and greet fans and sign autographs in the courtyard.  The five drivers will have 2 hot lap sessions to tune their super Late Models and then will compete in the 10 lap Deerhaven Farm and Garden / Dibbits Excavating Dash for Cash.  Other sponsors of the event include Sandercock Farms, Gords Water Service, Image Landscaping, Excel Tower Service and Hellraiser Race Car Bodies.

Chub, Eckert and the local heroes will be part of an action packed night on June 23rd as they join the Bill’s John’s Comp 4, The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, the Gord’s Water Vantastics and the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club as they make their first of two appearances.   Also on hand June 23rd presented by Adecco will be the Monster Truck duo of Krazy Train and Aftershock!  Both Trucks and their pilots will be available in the court yard between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for autographs and them will be racing and smashing cars throughout the night!  For more info visit www.brightonspeedway.com

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