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For Immediate Release: Brighton Speedway Race Report 

 

The sold-out crowd at Brighton Speedway were on the edge of their seats for an action-packed night featuring the Workman Ok Tire School Busses as well as Vanderlaan Building Products Late Models, Bainer’s Oil Guard Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Mini Stocks.  Nineteen full sized school buses were in the pits and ready to tackle the 1/3rd mile clay oval.  LeClair Electric, J Bryant Plumbing, Quinte West Auto and Jack Link’s hosted a night of fast action, rollovers and tons of thrills. 

The Workman OK Tire School bus drivers did not wait for the features to turn up the excitement, in heat two when #31 Jason Tehaar would get sideways coming to the initial green flag leaving nowhere for the #98 Kyle Rhebergen to go and when the two collided, Tehaar would barrel roll his freshly painted bus right down the front straight in front of the packed stands.   The fifteen-lap feature event started with a four wide salute to the grandstands full of fans.  As the field took the green flag, it was the #45 James Seymour taking the early lead.  With Seymour breaking away to a full straight away lead, things would get tightened up as the red came out for #8 Cody Juby who was flipped around and on his side in turn two.  When the buses went back to green Seymour would jump to the lead again but now, he would have #19 Paul Quick battling for the top spot with him.  Quick and Seymour would make contact popping a tire on Seymour’s bus and Quick would suffer mechanical issues.  The beneficiary of the contact between the top two runners was #75 Frank Flieler and #77 Bernie Rhebergen as the two would make their way around Seymour.  Flieler would get the lead, but Rhebergen was all over him in the final laps.  Flieler would hold on for the win followed by Rhebergen, Seymour, #88 Bryan McColl and #29 Jan Steenstra to round out the top 5 positions.

The Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock division saw 23 cars hit the track for the feature event.  #17 Jeff Humphries led the full field of cars to green and took the early lead.  The race saw a red flag for a roll over on lap 8 as #27 Torri Pope had her wheel dig into the track and cause her to flip over.  Safety crews swiftly arrived on scene and Pope was fine.  Humphry would remain in the top spot for the remainder of the race taking his first feature flag of the season.  #03 Justin Ramsay would finish second followed by #0 Tyler French, #97 Dave Barrett and #9 Josh Black.

The Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division with 14 cars and 30 laps, the fast-paced race saw a tight battle early on from pole sitters #05 James Seymour and #11 Kyle Sopaz, for the first fifteen laps when current point leader #5 Steve Balwin would enter the mix and take over the top spot-on lap seventeen.  Hard Charger, #3 Nate Rinaldi would make his way from the 19th starting position to 3rd by lap twenty-one and in the closing laps when Baldwin would come up on lapped traffic Sopaz and Rinaldi would start to close in, time would however run out and Baldwin would hold on for his third feature of the season followed by Sopaz, Rinaldi, #41 Ryan Lambert and #46 Brandon Mowat in fifth.

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified twenty-five laps, was a caution filled affair in the early laps.  Cautions sent many cars to the pits with DNF’s.  However current points leader #40 Ron Wadforth would take the lead on lap 7 and not look back picking up his third feature flag of the season, #1 Shawn Gregory would keep the points race tight by finishing in the runner up position, #5 Wally Alderdice, #2 Leslie Mowat and #47 Joe Brosseau would complete the top five.

Bills Johns Mini Stocks would hit the track for their fifteen-lap main event to close out the night.  #12 Caleb Severin would take the lead and hold on for his first feature flag of the season.   Severin would be followed across the line by #4 Chris Tufford, #25 Lawerence Evenden, #96 Cole Abrams and #54 Tim Moore.

Next up is the Pro Rider Freestyle Motocross exhibition alongside a complete race card featuring the Canadian Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stock, Comp 4’s and Stingers.   The Pro Rider’s will perform daredevil feats with jumps and flips for you to see.  Adult admission is only $25, and you can purchase your tickets for this Saturday’s event at the gate or online at brightonspeedway.ca.  Front Gates open each Saturday at 5:00 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.       School Bus Action – A packed house and field of 19 school buses hit the dirt track at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, June 17th

2.       School Bus Full Field – Fans caught a three-wide salute on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway from the Workman OK Tire School Bus event, a wild race with roll overs and more.

June 17th Feature Results

Workman OK Tire School Bus Division

1             75          Frank Flieler

2             77          Bernie Rhebergen

3             45          James Seymour

4             88          Bryan McColl

5             29          Jan Steenstra

6             94          Shawn Sousa

7             3             Deano LeClair

8             11          Jim Bryant

9             83          Don Forsyth

10          14          Randy McCann

11          18          Rinaldi Crew Member

12          19          Paul Quick

13          53          Mike Workman

14          27          Matt Klawitter

15          81          Jack  Juby

16          8             Cody Juby

17          116        John McColl

 

Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division

1             5             Steve Baldwin

2             11          Kyle  Sopaz

3             3             Nate Rinaldi

4             41          Ryan Lambert

5             46          Brandon Mowat

6             151        Brian McDonald

7             5             James Seymour

8             77          Caley Weese

9             89          Austin King

10          33          David Vandertoorn

11          49          Brett Hope

12          21          Rich Sanders

13          73          Anthony Rinaldi

14          39          Rob Hood

 

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division

1             40          Ron Wadforth

2             1             Shawn Gregory

3             5             Wally Alderdice 

4             2             Leslie Mowat

5             47          Joe Brosseau

6             51          Mike Freeman

7             26          Bob Green

8             41          Corey Halbert

9             32          Doug O’Blenis

 

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock Division

1             17          Jeff Humphry

2             3             Justin Ramsay

3             0             Tyler French

4             97          Dave Barrett

5             9             Josh Black

6             19          Cory White

7             11          Cole  McKeown

8             74          Mike Lucas

9             16          Kaitlyn O’Blenis

10          73          Jason Preece

11          45          Dylan Riley

12          8             Angie Kirby

13          6             Bill OHara

14          23          Doug May

15          18          Kyle Anderson

16          6             Chris Hackett

17          46          Dion Riley

18          9             Garren Taylor

19          3             Paul  Read

20          88          Patrick Easton

21          72          Doug Anderson

22          27          Torri Pope

23          28          Steve Baldwin

 

Bill’s Johns Mini Stock Division

1             12          Caleb  Severin

2             4             Chris  Tufford

3             25          Lawrence Evenden

4             96          Cole Abrams

5             54          Tim Moore

6             72          John South

7             77          Ethan  Humphry

8             95          Chris  Lammle

9             17          Evan Minnie

10          71          Alesha Gerrard

11          18          Carter  Rhodes

12          8             Sebastian Rightmeyer

13          1             Bre Chambers

14          43          Jacob McKenzie

15          22          Tyson Gregory

DNS       0             William Vidito

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1 797 Luke Cuthbertson
2 29 Deegan Sudsbury
3 37 Ella Wannamaker
4 11 Bentley Fulton
5 03 Luke Ramsay
6 68 Gunner Ellis
7 39 Lucas Wannamaker
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2 92 Race Turner
3 77 Max Van Dyk
Rookie 1
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Rookie 2
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2 14 Chase White
3 08 Lilly Ray
4 2 Liam McPeak
5 54 Rae-lynn Branscombe
6 10 Hanna Merry
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3 19 Bentley Davidson
4 15 Liam Pakenham
5 23 Alby Hodkinson
JR Sportsman 2
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3 91 Jackson Veenstra
4 31 Brody Davidson
5 99 Bryce Massey
JR Restricted/Stock Lite
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3 22 Nolan  Chatten
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Kart # Name
Box Stock 1
1 797 Luke Cuthbertson
2 29 Deegan Sudsbury
3 37 Ella Wannamaker
4 11 Bentley Fulton
5 3 Luke Ramsay
6 68 Gunner Ellis
7 39 Lucas Wannamaker
8 5 Liam Baldwin
Box Stock 2
1 29 Lily Walters
2 92 Race Turner
3 77 Max Van Dyk
Rookie 1
1 87 Weston Mitts
2 15 Charlotte de Wal
3 48 Knoxin Wells
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