Brighton Speedway Race Report- August 26th

For Immediate Release: Brighton Speedway

It’s been a wild and exciting season at Brighton Speedway, with a late afternoon downpour, track management and persevered and with a bit of a late start, all classes hit the track.  Pristine Property Maintenance Ltd. and Campbellford Chrysler hosted a thrilling night, with a fast track and high energy.

The Quinte Septic Stingers took the first green flag of feature racing, with No 47 Josh Sparks starting on the poll alongside No 03 Dillon Barker.  The twelve-lap feature featured fourteen competitors and a couple of early caution flags, No 95 Nicole Deveau made the way to the front of the pack. No 29 driven by Jordan Mitts for Cody Easton, came from the back of the pack.  Collecting her first feature finish, Deveau led the last two laps followed by Sparks, Barker, Mitts and No 99 Alex Woods.

The Bill’s Johns Mini Stock division took to the field No 22 Tyson Gregory took the lead from his fourth starting spot but by lap 7 No 96 Cole Abrams had the position in hand.  No 18 Carter Rhodes and No 7 Chris Tufford pressed on making a dynamic race.  The fifteen-lap feature finished with Abrams in victory lane, followed by Tufford, Rhodes, No 54 Tim Moore and from 12th place starting position, rookie contender No 2 Trevyn McCrillis crossed the scales for his first time finishing off the top five.

The Gord’s Water Vantastics, with 13 entrants started their feature event in between turns 1 and 2 for a crazy turn of events.  Track promoter Mark Rinaldi moved tires onto the race surface to create a chicane and had the drivers making right turns instead of left.  12 Laps of entertaining battle kept poll sitter No 12 Mitch Wilkinson in the lead. He was followed across the line by No 01 Cody Juby, No 19 Del MacGregor with the hard charger of the event coming from 12 position, No 09 Calvin Reid and No 7 Rick Phillips.

An exciting Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified feature event put No 2 Leslie Mowat on the front row, holding off current points leader No 40 Ron Wadforth for the first 17 laps. He would get around her on lap 18 with No 33 Adam Turner and No 32 Doug O’Blenis pressing on the two.  The 25-lap race would finish in that order with No 1 Shawn Gregory crossing the line in 5th.

A scheduled weekend off for the Vanderlaan Building Products Late Models for a Northeast Late Model Alliance Series race at Ohsweken Speedway was quickly changed after a rain out on the Friday night.   Speedway partners, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Deerhaven Powersports & Vanderlaan Building Products quickly came through with a $1500.00 purse for a 12 Lap Dash for Cash.  Six cars were in attendance but motor issues with No 73 Anthony Rinaldi put five cars on the starting block.  No 11 Kyle Sopaz and No 41 Ryan Lambert put on an astounding race, running neck and neck for the 12 laps, with Lambert pressing hard to get around Sopaz. They ended at the line with Sopaz a tenth of a second ahead of Lambert.  No 33 David Vandertoorn, No 21 Rich Sanders and No 60 Norm Mayhew would complete the field.

The Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock twenty lap event began with 22 competitors on the track.  2022 Champion No 0 Tyler French got ahead of the No 17 Jeff Humphry by lap 8 and held on for the first of two wins on the weekend.  Current points leader No 03 Justin Ramsay found his way to challenge French by lap 14 but finished as a runner up, No 48 Adam Wells back in action finished in third.  No 86 Brock Gregory in fourth followed by Humphry.  French would follow Saturday nights win up with a Street Stock Challenge win at the Cornwall Motor Speedway on Sunday Night.

The final feature of the night was Bill’s Johns Comp 4.  No 20 Cody Sager led most of the 15 laps with No 15 Josh Boggard challenging late in the race but while all the smoke left his motor, Sager grabbed the checkered flag, followed by No 42 Aidan Fletcher, No 44 Tom Bailer, No 55 Zack Humphry and No 24 Travis Fox-Connor.

Race fans brace yourselves for the month of September! With six events left on the schedule the Labour Day Classic Double Header weekend is built for Sprint Car fans in Northumberland and Hastings County. The Action Sprint Car Crate Series and the Lawns We Do 360 Sprints will race both Saturday and Sunday.  With the points champion being crowned in the 360 Sprint Series on Sunday.  With the Brighton Speedway regular classes supporting the program each night, the racing action is going to stellar.  Live music and camping all weekend long to thrill the fans, the Rock 107 Labour Day Classic presented by Mystical Distributing will also be aired on GForce TV.  Adult admission is only $25 each night, and you can purchase your tickets for this event at the gate or online at brightonspeedway.ca.  Front Gates open on Saturday at 5:00 pm and Sunday at 4:00 pm.

 

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About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0

 

Photos by Rod Henderson, CanadianRacer.com

1.      No 40 Ron Wadforth takes his fifth checkered flag of the 2023 season at Brighton Speedway Saturday night.

2.      Gord’s Water Vantastics made 12 laps of mayhem with right hand turns and a chicane to thrill the fans at Brighton Speedway.

Feature Finish, Saturday August 26th, 2023

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified

Pos       No.       Name

1           40         Ron Wadforth

2           2           Leslie Mowat

3           33         Adam Turner

4           32         Doug O’Blenis

5           1           Shawn Gregory

6           5           Wally Alderdice

7           41         Corey Halbert SUB Justin Ramsay

8           51         Mike Freeman

9           26         Bob Green

10         56         Pat McEvoy

 

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock

Pos       No.       Name

1           0           Tyler French

2           3           Justin Ramsay

3           48         Adam Wells

4           86         Brock Gregory

5           17         Jeff Humphry

6           18         Kyle Anderson

7           74         Mike Lucas

8           9           Josh Black

9           97         Dave Barrett

10         46         Dion Riley

11         16         Kaitlyn O’Blenis

12         6           Bill OHara

13         8           Angie Kirby

14         45         Dylan Riley

15         11         Cole McKeown

16         6           Chris Hackett

17         19         Cory White SUB Shaun Umscheid

18         7           Ricky Phillips

19         27         Torri Pope

20         79         Kyle Beaudrie SUB Rodney Beaudrie

21         9           Garren Taylor

 

Bill’s Johns Mini Stock Division

Pos       No.       Name

 

1           96         Cole Abrams

2           4           Chris Tufford

3           18         Carter Rhodes

4           54         Tim Moore

5           2           Trevyn McCrillis

6           77         Ethan Humphry

7           72         John South

8           25         Lawrence Evenden

9           95         Chris Lammle

10         17e       Evan Minnie

11         8           Devon Obrien

12         22         Tyson Gregory

13         43         Jacob McKenzie

14         12         Caleb Severin

15         0           William Vidito

16         71         Alesha Gerrard

 

Bill’s Johns Comp 4

Pos       No.       Name

1           20         Cody Sager

2           42jr      Aidan Fletcher

3           44         Tommy Bailey

4           55         Zach Humphry

5           24         Travis Fox Connor

6           91         Jaiden Miller

7           15         Josh Bogaard

8           1           Scott Simpson

9           98         Steve McNevin

10         19         Shannon Davidson

11         77         Curtis Chamberlain

12         37         Terry Blight

 

Gord’s Water Vantastics

Pos       No.       Name

1           20         Cody Sager

2           42jr      Aidan Fletcher

3           44         Tommy Bailey

4           55         Zach Humphry

5           24         Travis Fox Connor

6           91         Jaiden Miller

7           15         Josh Bogaard

8           1           Scott Simpson

9           98         Steve McNevin

10         19         Shannon Davidson

11         77         Curtis Chamberlain

12         37         Terry Blight

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