The Canadian Modifieds are the top class at Brighton Speedway and put on a fast paced weekly show packed with excitement. These open wheel 360 C.I. V-8 powered cars became a full time class at the speedway in 2001 and have since taken off to become a fans favourite. Canadian Modifieds are purpose built race cars with very little factory stock parts used in the manufacturing process. The specifications of this class were derived from an IMCA style car although some modifications were made to make them authentic to Brighton Speedway and affordable to competitors.
Pro Stocks are designed on a factory stock chassis with a stock appearing body shell. This class provides some of the most exhilarating and competitive racing at the speedway. This V-8 355 C.I. powered street stock style car has the addition of Hoosier Racing Tires and a select few other racing modifications. It was these racing modifications that 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 you can account for some of the biggest thrills happening in a Comp 4 race. This class that is based on domestic and imported 4 cylinder vehicles has been a long time crowd pleaser at Brighton Speedway. It has also been the source of the speedways 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.
Brought back to the track in 2010 the DIRTcar sanctioned Pro Late Model division 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 to the 1/3rd mile clay oval and exciting action. The drivers are competitive, creative and dynamic as they thrill the fans each and every week. The Late Model Division highlight of the season will take place in the September Great Crate Race, a 65 lap feature event with a $5000.00 to win price tag.
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! The intention is for the class to race 8 – 10 times spread out throughout the year. It is an exciting affordable new way to get people involved in the sport that doesn’t want to make the commitment to full time Saturday Night Racing. The cars are 6 cylinder front wheel drive cars that race for no purse, trophies only. Points are kept and awards are given out at the yearend banquet. There is a Claimer rule in affect to keep the cost of the cars down, on any given night another 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 and best themed cars!
Appearing four times throughout the season are the Gord’s Water Vantastics. 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 three times a year at Brighton Speedway. These cars are just off the road and on to the track to see who can endure the 200 grueling laps.
The Southern Ontario Sprints provide arguable some on the most exhilarating and exciting racing in all Ontario. They visit the Brighton Speedway 6 times a year capped off by the annual Labour Day Classic Weekend that is a double header of sprint cars on both Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend. More information can be found at www.southernontariosprints.com.
School Busses made there debut at the Speedway in 2004. They were a huge success providing racing that was filled with action and excitement. The Leon’s of Trenton School Busses will return twice in 2009 for wild and crazy racing action with 14 -18 busses circling the 1/3rd mile clay oval.