Brighton Speedway Hosts Inaugural Mr. DIRTcar Series Events for Sportsman and 358 Modifieds During Upcoming Applefest Weekend

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Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design

September 17, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tim O’Brien in victory lane after winning last year’s Applefest race for the 358 Modifieds.  This year will be an inaugural DIRTcar 358 Series Race.  (Rick Young Photo)