Deerhaven Farm and Garden presents the TUSA Canada East Mod Lites and Vantastics this Saturday

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IMG_3669BRIGHTON – The TUSA Canada East Mod Lites will make their only appearance of the 2014 season at Brighton Speedway this Saturday on Deerhaven Farm and Garden night. The Gord’s Water Vantastics will also be part of the program for the first time this season.

The Mod Lites will chase the Brighton 1/3-mile after competing at Mohawk Raceway on Friday. The TUSA Canada West Mod lite tour competed in a triple-header weekend June 20-22 in the Niagara area at Ohsweken, Merrittville, and Humberstone Speedways. Many of the same drivers will be in action this weekend Brighton.

The eighth round of the weekly chase for the 2014 championship continues this week for the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s. Meanwhile, the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds will compete in round two of the RONA Trenton Triple Crown.

IMG_0747After a win last week, Steve Baldwin (No.5 has cut Charlie Sandercock’s (No.57 Deerhaven Farm and Garden) lead in the Pro Late Model standings to 75 points. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan), Matt Vanderlinden (No.09 Integra Racing Shocks), and Adam Turner (No.92 Village Variety) trail Baldwin in the top-five.

On the strength of his fourth consecutive win, Andrew Hennessy (No.87 Custom Automotive) has stayed at the top of the Canadian Modified standings. Hennessy leads Ryan Scott (No.33 J&J Automotive), Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise), Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care), and Adam Whaley (No.12 John’s Equipment) at the top of the division.

The Pro Stock division has been dominated by Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) and Doug Anderson (No.72 Hunt’s Bobcat Service). Both drivers have earned three wins in six race nights after Ramsay secured a trip to victory lane each of the last two times he has unloaded. After a couple of early season mechanical problems, Ramsay sits third in the standings. Anderson leads Leslie Mowat (No.2 Cormers Auto Recycling), Ramsay, Wade Purchase (No.53 Paul Turner Auto), and Jason McCrory (No.49 NOCO Fuels) at the top of the leader board.

After waiting 20 years to find victory lane for the first time, Rich Sanders (No.29 Fowl Mood Racing) has won two consecutive Bill’s Johns Comp 4s main events. He currently leads Brady Greer (No.94 Greer Excavating) by 125 points. Shelby Mills (No.78 ABC Taxi), Emily Weedman (No.87 Nate’s Auto Cosmedix), and Terry Hough (No.32 The Vinyl Solution) secure the final three spots in the top-five.

The entertaining Gord’s Water Vantastics make their first of two appearances at Brighton in 2014. The Vantastics will return on August 2for their next event of the year. The wacky and wildly entertaining vans are a race you don’t want to miss.

Spectator gates open at 5:30pm before a 6:00pm hot lap session for all divisions. The first green flag of the night is scheduled to fly at 7:00pm.

Special pricing is in effect for the night. Adult admission is $12 and a family pass is just $35.

About Deerhaven Farm and Garden Supply: Located in Belleville, Ont., Deerhaven Farm and Garden is a licensed dealer for all John Deere farm, lawn, and residential equipment. Deerhaven also supplies Compact Utility Tractors, Heavy Duty Crossovers, and more. Whether you’re in need of new equipment, repairs, or simply the best service in Eastern Ontario, call on Deerhaven. Remember nothing runs like a Deere. Visit them in Belleville at 896 Bell Blvd. West, call (613) 962-5021, and online at

Thursday night Kart Racing: The inaugural Brighton Speedway Kart Klub season is now in full swing. Racing takes place on the infield Karting oval on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Admission is just $5 to see the next generation of Brighton Speedway stars. Its high-adrenaline fun in a small package! Visit for a full schedule.

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Brighton Speedway’s 2014 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: Lucas Oil, Vanderlaan Building Supplies, Quinte Septic, OilGARD Anti-Rust (a division of Bainer’s), Brighton Automotive, Bill’s Johns, Sanderson’s Tire & Automotive Centre, Mystical Distributing Company Ltd., ROCK 107, T.R.S. Communication, Campbellford Chrysler, Cool 100.1, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Dibbits Excavating,, Workman’s OK Tire Quinte West, NOCO Fuels, Star 93.3, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Ultramar CST, Benson Auto Parts, Brighton Recycling and Excel Tower Services.

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. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under UMP DIRTcar sanctioning. The track’s flagship Applefest Shootout Weekend attracts drivers, fans, and sponsors from across the NorthEast every September.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson, Track Photographer