Brighton Speedway Set 3rd Annual Great Crate Race This Saturday Night; Record Car Counts Expected With Over $20,000 At Stake

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Craig Revelle – Finish Line Web Design – September 23rd, 2013

The highly anticipated Great Crate Race at Brighton Speedway is on tap this Saturday night, and you can feel the excitement in the air as the Brighton Speedway locals are looking to defend their home track turf against the invaders that are coming in from as far away as Pennsylvania and New York State and other parts of Ontario.  With the addition of lap sponsors, and fantastic contingency awards, this race will pay out well over $20000 in total.


The third annual event was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 7th, but was postponed due to rain.  Record car counts are expected for this event that has quickly become a premier race for the Late Model division throughout the area.  Last year’s race winner Chuck Meyers will return to defend his crown, back behind the wheel of a Greg Belyea – Excel Tower Service prepared car.


McDougall’s Insurance & Financial returns as the title sponsor of this 65 lap event, with additional backing from Excel Tower Service, Brighton Speedway, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Dibbitt’s Excavating Ltd., John’s Equipment, Tenacious Racing, and Finish Line Web Design.  The total purse with awards and contingencies will be in excess of $20000, with more than $5000 going to the race winner.


In addition to the Great Crate Race on Saturday night, Brighton Speedway will also have the Canadian Modifieds on hand with big money for them as well with the $2000 to win Danny Reid Memorial event on the same night. The entire program from the original September 7th date will take place on Saturday night, along with the addition of the Pro Stocks.  Brighton Speedway will also host a unique 10 lap dash between Charlie Sandercock and Corey Earl, who are currently tied for the points lead in the Late Model class.  Prior to the 65 lap Great Crate Race, these two drivers will race one on one with the winner being declared Brighton Speedway Track Champion.


General Admission for this event is only $18 for adults, $15 for Youths and Seniors and only $4 for children ages 7 to 12.  Children six years of age and under are admitted FREE to the main grandstand area.  Gates will open at 4:30pm with racing action getting underway at 6pm.


For more information on this second annual event, please visit us online at or  You can also contact Angela Rinaldi at the Speedway office toll free at 1-866-681-1102, locally at 613-475-1102, or by email at