The Pro Late Models features an affordable, durable crate engine option and other rules to keep the cost of racing in check. After a 10-year hiatus the Late Model Division brings new character and exciting action to our tight 1/3-mile bullring. The drivers are competitive, creative and dynamic as they thrill the fans each and every week. The Pro Late Models returned to Brighton Speedway in 2010 under DIRTcar sanctioning. At the start of the 2015 season, the Pro Late Model division aligned under RUSH Late Model sanctioning. The highlight of the Pro Late Model season is the Great Crate Race, run every September as part of the Go Nuclear! Late Model Challenge Series. The race offers a cool $5000-to-win.
The Canadian Modifieds are the second fastest division at Brighton Speedway and put on a fast-paced weekly show packed with excitement. These open wheel 360 ci. V-8 powered cars became a full-time class at the speedway in 2001 and have since become a fan favourite. Canadian Modifieds are purpose built race cars with very little factory stock parts used in their manufacturing process. The specifications of this class were derived from an IMCA style car although some modifications were made to make them unique to Brighton Speedway and affordable to competitors.
Pro Stock racecars are designed on a factory stock chassis with a stock appearing body. This class provides some of the most exhilarating and competitive racing at the speedway. The V-8 355 C.I. powered street stock-style cars have race on Hoosier Racing Tires and select few other racing modifications. These racing modifications convinced management to change the name of the longest running class at Brighton Speedway from Street Stock to Pro Stock in 2002.
On any given Saturday night, some of the biggest thrills happen in a Comp 4 race. This class is based on domestic and imported 4-cylinder vehicles that have been a long time crowd pleaser. It has also been the source of the speedway’s highest car counts in any division. Don’t let their size fool you. These little cars can turn a pretty hot lap and they have a ton of fun doing it. Some of the more popular brands in this class may be the Honda Civic or CRX, the Toyota Celica, Ford Mustang and the always-beloved Chevrolet Chevette.
Six Cylinder Stingers
Six Cylinder Stingers are for the ultimate weekend warrior that is interested in racing but doesn’t want the budget or commitment of a full-time racer! This class races on a bi-weekly basis. It is an exciting affordable way to get new people involved in the sport. The cars are 6 cylinder front wheel drive cars that race for trophies only. Points are kept and awards are given out at the year-end banquet. There is a claim rule in effect to keep the cost of the cars down. On any night, a driver, crew member or even a fan can purchase any car on the track for $550.00. Stinger drivers can win bonus prizes and awards throughout the year for best appearing and best themed cars.
The Southern Ontario Sprints provide some of the most exhilarating and exciting racing anywhere in Ontario. They visit Brighton Speedway 6 times annually. Their visits to Brighton are capped off by the annual Labour Day Classic Weekend, a double header for sprint cars on both Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend. For more information, visit: www.southernontariosprints.com.
The Gord’s Water Vantastics appear a couple of times throughout the season. These mini vans put on an entertaining and sometimes crazy show. With entertainment in mind the drivers are all motivated to be crowd pleasers and they aim to complete laps while stick handling any of the crazy obstacles officials may throw at them! Not only is it wild and crazy but the Vantastics are not limited to only one driver. Competitors can put as many people in their racing vans as they want provided they have roll bars and racing seat belts for each participant in the van.
Endurance racing happens once a year at Brighton Speedway. These cars are just off the road and on to the track to see who can endure 200 grueling laps.
School Busses made there debut at the Speedway in 2004. They were a huge success provided racing that was filled with action and excitement. The School Busses provide wild and crazy racing action with 14 -18 busses circling the 1/3rd mile clay oval twice a year.