Electro Cables and VanZuylen Tire & Alignment present the Southern Ontario Sprints this Saturday

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By Clayton Johns

SOS BannerBRIGHTON (July 9, 2014) – The Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) return to Brighton Speedway this Saturday for the third of six visits this season to headline a full night of racing presented by Electro Cables and VanZuylen Tire.

IMG_9802The SOS return to Brighton after a pair of races last weekend at Ohsweken Speedway and South Buxton Raceway. Those races tightened the points battle as Glenn Styres of Ohsweken, Ont. (No.0 Rochester Knighthawks) leads Brantford, Ont.’s Mitch Brown (No.10b Haldex) by just four points at the top of the standings. Brown has won both races at Brighton so far this season and has led all 50 laps of competition. Justin Martin (No.7m Vortex Insulation), Chris Jones (No.11j Jones Automotive), and Keith Dempster (No.5 Renway Energy) complete the top-five in the standings.

The Vanderlaand Building Products Pro Late Models provided plenty of excitement in their 50-lap main event last weekend that provided a new winner in 2014. Corey Earl (No.11 Hotch’s Auto Parts) won his first race of the season. Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) continues to lead the championship standings by 55 points over Steve Baldwin (No.5 cigarchief.com). Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan) enters the night 120 markers back of the lead.

IMG_2417After their longest feature of the year last week, the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds will be in action again aswell. Andrew Henessy (No.87 Custom Automotive) is fresh off is fifth win in six starts and leads the championship standings by 55 points over Ryan Scott (No.33 J&J Automotive). Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise) is currently third.

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks will be back in action after an exciting 25-lap Mid-Season championship last week. Doug Anderson (No.72 Hunt’s Bobcat Service) leads Leslie Mowat (No.2 Cormier’s Auto Recycling) and Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) at the top of the standings.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s and Quinte Septic Stingers will both return to action on July 19.

As always, spectator gates are scheduled to open at 5:30pm with hot laps set to roll at 6:00pm. The first green flag is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Special pricing is in effect for the Southern Ontario Sprints. Adult general admission is $20 and a family pass is just $55.

Upcoming Events at Brighton Speedway

July 13 – Vanderlaan Pro Late Models on asphalt at Kawartha Speedway. Click here for more information.

July 19 – Salute to the Forces night presented by Mark Heating and Cooling

July 26 – Adecco Summer Smash Monster Trucks presented by Owasco RV

August 4 – Duel on the Dirt at Merrittville Speedway

August 30/31 – Ultramar CST Labour Day Classic Weekend featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints

September 6 – McDougall Insurance and Financial Pro Late Model Great Crate Race (65 Laps) and Danny Reid Memorial

September 19/20 – Benson Auto Parts Applefest Shootout Weekend

About Electro Cables: Located in Trenton, Ont.,Electro Cables is a supplier of high quality CSA, UL, and ETL electronic and electrical cables. Electro Cables offers 500 different types of standard wire and cable constructions for communications, speakers, fire alarms, security systems, and control. Superior technical support is a top priority for Electro Cables. The sales and engineering department can design custom cables for your unique applications. For more information, call (613) 394-4896, or visit Electro Cables online at www.electrocables.com.

About VanZuylen Tire and Alignment: Estbalished in the Ottawa-Gatineau region for many years, Vanzuylen Tire is the premium destination for tire purchases. With its 17 locations, the staff of Vanzuylen Tire is proud to offer complete vehicle maintenance and repair services such as oil changes, wheel alignments, preventive engine repairs and electronic system diagnostics. Vanzuylen Tire is committed to excellence in serving all customers including people with disabilities. For a location nearest you and to get a quote, visit www.vanzuylen.ca.

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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 www.brightonspeedway.com for a full schedule.

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, ImageFactor.ca, 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