August Ends With Thrills As we heat up for the Hottest Month of Racing!
For Immediate release
August 26, 2013
By: Angela Rinaldi
As August comes to a close, drivers and fans are on the edge of their seats as the points battles in most divisions continues to heat up. Behan Construction Night Saturday night saw the points in the top two divisions tighten up going into the last month of September as the racing on the track continues to be fierce competition. In addition to the battle on the big track Saturday night, a highlight to the night for many was watching our future racers hit the Kart Track in the first ever BSP Kart Klub Exhibition. With 11 competitors in two divisions it was a great start to the new form of racing at the track and the fans were entertained with both the skill and the learning curve some of these drivers have to go through when starting as young as 5 years old.
The Bill’s Johns Comp 4’s hit the track and it was #31 Jeff Howard who lead from start to finish. Howard picked up the second win of the season while #44 Brandon Wilkie battled hard for second and held off #29 Rich Sanders.
Vanderlaan’s Pro Late Model feature was up next and #92 Adam Turner and #09 Mat Vanderlinden started from the poll. Turner would get the early lead and although he would have a number of challenges throughout the race he would fend them off. Late in the race #57 Charlie Sandercock and #11 Corey Earl who are in a tight points battle between the two of them found themselves sitting second and third and fighting for valuable positions and points. The two of them would apply constant pressure to Turner, but Turner was battling tooth and nail to hold on for the win and became the 9th different winner in the Late Model division this season. Sandercock would edge out Earl at the line and close the Championship battle to 20 points going into September.
Gord’s Water Vantastics were back for their final appearance of 2013 and early in the feature it looked like #7 Rick “Ricky Bobby” Phillips was going to pick up his second win of the season but it was #1* Kyle Sopaz who came sweeping by Phillips on the outside and took the win in the 12 lap main event.
OILgard Anti Rust Canadian Modifieds saw 19 cars hit the track for their 30 lap Rona Trenton Triple Crown feature event and it was #55 Jamie Marshall who jumped out to the early lead. Marshall led the first 12 laps until the caution came out for #12 Adam Whaley. On the restart Marshall would get the jump but it wasn’t long until #87 Andrew Hennessy, who has been on a tear since mid season, would work his way past Marshall and go on to take the feature win. Marshall would hold on for second while current points leader Ryan Scott over took #11 Dan Ferguson for third late in the race. With the win, Hennessy has closed the gap to 100 points within Scott and with the whole month of September plus a double points night coming up this championship looks like it could come down to the wire as well.
Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks were the final feature of the night and #03 of Justin Ramsay looked to be in control of the race trying to get his first feature win however a late race bobble in turn 3 and 4 was enough to let #72 Doug Anderson move underneath him and go on to take the win. Ramsay would hold on for second while Percy Walsh had a great run with some late race passes to come up to third place.
Go Kart Feature wins went to #23Z Riaah Lough in the Box Stock Division and #3r Nathan Rinaldi in the JR division.
As September heats up with events like the 3rd Annual Great Crate Race, the Danny Read Memorial and Applefest it all kicks off next weekend when Bellevue Fabricating presents the double header Labour Day Classic Extravaganza with Sanderson Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint Cars both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night Sprint cars will headline the show along with the Canadian Modified, Pro Stock, Comp 4 and Stingers. Gates open at 5:00PM and racing starts at 7:00PM sharp each Saturday night. On Sunday afternoon join us at the track a Pig Roast, Race Car Show & Shine, Tail Gate Party, Back Yard Bouncers Fun For Kids, Dunk Tank, Games & Lawn Mower Tractor Pulls between 1PM – 3PM. Racing on Sunday will begin at 6:00PM with the Sanderson Tire Southern Ontario Sprints Season Championship, Pro Late Models Go TOPLESS and a special SOS TOPLESS Dash with wings off presented by RBM Trucking, Blacks Transport and Ohsweken Speedway. We will also feature the Pro Stock 50 Lap and Comp 4 30 Lap Invitational plus Fireworks by Mystical Distributing at dusk. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and we remind fans that we have full concessions on site. Camping is free at the Speedway this weekend and be sure to check the web site at www.brightonspeedway.com or visit us on Facebook to keep up to date on all that is happening in our racing world.
Top Five Race Results Saturday August 24th at Brighton Speedway
Bill’s Johns Comp 4
Feature: 1. Jeff Howard (Codrington, ON), 2.Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON), 3. Rich Sanders (Picton, ON), 4. Stephen Giza (Trenton, ON) 5.Courtney Mastin (Trenton,ON)
Brighton Automotive Pro Stock
Feature: 1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON) 3. Percy Walsh (Trenton, ON), 4. Wade Purchase (Demorestville, ON), 5. Jay Oh’Hara (Brighton, ON)
Oilgard Anti Rust Can Modified
Feature: 1. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 2. Jamie Marshall (Trenton, ON) 3. Ryan Scott (Kingston, ON), 4. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 5. Derrick Greig (Carrying Place, ON)
Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Models
Feature:1. Adam Turner (Picton, ON) 2. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 3. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 4. Kyle Sopaz (Carrying Place), 5. Phil Potts (Frankford, On)
IMG 0896: #92 Adam Turner took his first Late Model Feature Win on Saturday night as he held off #57 Charlie Sandercock at Brighton Speedway.
IMG 0557: The Gord’s Water Vantastics entertained the crowd at Brighton Speedway with their antics.
IMG 0447: The BSP Kart Klub debuted on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway with an exhibition of Go Karters that will herald in a new crop of racing legends beginning in May 2014.