Hennessey Becomes the First Three Time Winner in Canadian Modified
Rock em! Sock em! It was another fantastic night on the oval at Brighton Speedway with a full race program presented by Mark Heating and Cooling who were on hand to show the dirt track fans a great time. As we sit in the middle of the racing season, fans can expect greater racing coming their way as points battles get tighter and racing becomes more competitive. Saturday night also marked the Salute to our Canadian Forces as CFB Trenton personnel we admitted free to enjoy a night at the races.
Quinte Septic 6 Cylinder Stinger Division was the first feature to hit the track and #98 Geoffrey York took the lead early on in the 12 lap event and never looked back. With plenty of action at his rear bumper York never fumbled and took home his first win of the season.
Next on the race card came the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks. Once again it was #72 Doug Anderson who took the lead on lap 8 and dominated the remaining 12 circuits around the track. Behind Anderson there was a strong battle for second with the #2 of Leslie Mowat, #36 Mitch Rosborough and #83 of Jay O’Hara. Rosborough would suffer a flat tire leaving Mowat to edge out O’Hara for second.
OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division saw #87 Andrew Hennessy take his third feature of the season in what was clearly the best race of the night. It didn’t come easy though as Hennessy had to work his way through the pack after starting dead in the field to chase down pole sitter and point leader #33 Ryan Scott. Scott would lead the first 20 laps of the 25 lap event but on lap 21 Scott would slip up the track in turn one just enough for Hennessy to work underneath him. The two would then race side by side for the next four laps with Hennessy getting the advantage coming off the final turn for the win. Behind Hennessy and Scott was another fierce side by side battle between #13 Dale Lock and #55 Jaime Marshall. Like the leaders these two raced a number of laps side by side and never touched. In the end it was Scott edging out Mashall for the podium finish.
As the evening progressed the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models hit the track for an exciting race. #77 Caley Weese and #25 Greg Belyea started on the pole. Weese would lead the first lap but after that Belyea would take charge on the high side. Belyea wouldn’t look back but behind Belyea there was alot of battles in close quarters. #92 Adam Turner would race side by side, lap after lap with Weese for second when the two of them ran up on lap traffic. This slowed Turner and Weese enough for #11 Corey Earl and #57 Charlie Sandercock to join the race. Turner would eventually get into the back of a lapped car allowing Weese, Earl and Sandercock to get by. While Belyea would win by a straight away; Earl would edge Weese at the line for second to build on his points lead.
Rounding out the night of feature racing was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division racing in their second ABC Taxi Triple Crown event. Fraught with yellow flags and even a red flag for the rollover of #19 Brandon Murrell, the event was finally won by #44 Brandon Wilkie over last week’s winner #78 of Shelby Mills. Wilkie’s endurance to outlast the rest in the 20 lap event was enough to earn him the Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.
The final event of the night was the Pro Stocks Mechanics race, this opportunity for crew members to take a turn around the oval and to have a little fun for all their efforts in the garage at home and pits on Saturday nights. Shawn Lambert took the checker in the ten lap event in Jay O’Hara’s #83 Camaro.
Be sure to join us next week as Deerhaven Farm & Garden presents the Adecco Summer Smash Monster Trucks Krazy Train and After Shock. These same two trucks visited last year and put on a great performance in front of a packed house of Monster Truck fans from all over Northumberland and Quinte West. The evening will also feature the Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Comp 4’s. Gates open at 5:00 and racing starts at 7:00 pm sharp each Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and we remind fans that we have full concessions on site. Be sure to check the web site at www.brightonspeedway.com or visit us on Facebook to keep up to date on all that is happening in our racing world.
Top 5 finishers Saturday July 20, 2013
Bill’s Johns Comp 4
- #44 Brandon Wilkie; 2. #78 Shelby Mills; 3 #94 Brady Greer; 4. #09 Cole Sandercock; 5. #27 Nathan Day
Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks
- #72 Doug Anderson; #2 Leslie Mowat; 3. #83 Jay O’Hara; 4. #53 Wade Purchase; 5. #73 Jason Preece
OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified
- #87 Andrew Hennessy; 2. #33 Ryan Scott; 3. #55 Jamie Marshall; 4. #13 Dale Locke; 5. #91 Kraig Handley
Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models
- #25 Greg Belyea; 2. #11 Corey Earl; 3. #77 Caley Weese; 4. #57 Charlie Sandercock; 5. #92 Adam Turner
IMG1632: #87 Andrew Hennessy had to work his way through the pack of 15 Canadian Modifieds after starting dead in the field to chase down pole sitter and point leader #33 Ryan Scott on Saturday night during the feature event.
IMG 1695: #25 Greg Belyea took the checkered flag during Saturday night’s Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model Feature with a half a straight away lead at Brighton Speedway.