Hotch’s Auto Parts and Comfort Zone Heating night this Saturday
BRIGHTON (June 20, 2014) – Brighton Speedway returns to action this Saturday the seventh round of the 2014 championship chase on Hotch’s Auto Parts and Comfort Zone Heating night. Five weekly divisions will be in action as well as the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car club for their first appearance of the season.
The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models will headline the show with a 30-lap main event. Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) won the main event last Saturday night, his third this season. Sandercock is the current points leader with a 70-point cushion over Steve Baldwin (No.5 cigarchief.com), who has finished second to Sandercock each of the last two weeks. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan), Matt Vanderlinden (No.09 Integra Racing Shocks), and Adam Turner (No.92 Village Variety) complete the top-five in the standings.
On the strength on his third win in as many weeks, Andrew Hennessy (No.87 Custom Automotive) sits atop the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modified standings. The current spread ahead of defending champion Ryan Scott (No.33 J&J Automotive) is 30-points. Its likely to remain close as the two drivers have battled hard together over the last two weeks. Scott continues to search for his first victory of the season. Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise), Adam Whaley (No.12 John’s Equipment), and Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care) currently hold spots three to five in the championship chase.
After one week to retool, the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks return to the track this week. Defending champion Doug Anderson (No.72 Hunt’s Bobcat Service) has scored three wins so far this year, while Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) picked up his second win last time out of the box. Leslie Mowat (No.2 Cormer’s Auto Recycling) has been knocking on victory’s doorstep this year and currently sits 95 markers behind Anderson for the division lead. Ramsay currently sits third. Wade Purchase (No.53 Paul Turner Auto Repair) is on the upswing in fourth while Jamie Marshall (No.55 C&L Upholstery) is fifth in the standings.
The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s saw a new face in victory lane last Saturday as Rich Sanders (No.29 Fowl Mood Racing) won his first feature event in 20 years of competition. ‘The Colonel’ was lightening quick in the win that pushed him in to the points lead, 85 notches above three-time winner Brady Greer (No.94 Greer Excavating). After missing a week due to damage sustained on June 7, Terry Hough (No.32 The Vinyl Solution) remains third. Shelby Mills (No.78 ABC Taxi) and Emily Weedman (No.87 Nate’s Auto Cosmedix) are tied for fourth.
The Quinte Septic Stingers will return to the speedway after a one-week hiatus. Del MacGregor (No.19 R.Ward Construction) has won each of the three features so far this season. Jordan Pickell (No.93 Sowerby Signs) has been among MacGregor’s toughest contenders, but remains 155 points back of the division lead. Christopher Lammle (No.95 Lammle Repair) is third while teammates Megan Golden (No.07 Ontario Duct Cleaning) and Rick Phillips (No.7 Ontario Duct Cleaning) round out the top five.
The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club will also make its first appearance of the season at Brighton. The vintage style racecars always put on an interesting show that will give fans a blast from the past. The series will be back at Brighton on July 26.
The Pro Stock mechanics will also have the chance to try their hand behind the wheel at the conclusion of the night. The Mechanic’s Race gives any crewmember the opportunity to get behind the wheel of his driver’s car and experience the glory in a 10-lap dash.
Spectator gates will open at 5:30pm ahead of the 7:00pm start time. Hot laps will take place at 6:00pm.
Regular admission pricing is in effect. Adult tickets are just $10 per person and a family pass, which is valid for two adults and two children, is just $25.
About Hotch’s Auto Parts: With two locations in Eastern Ontario, Hotch’s Auto Parts specializes in high-quality recycled auto parts. The locations in both Ameliasburgh and Bowmanville offer only the best levels of service. All parts from Hotch’s are automatically covered under a 101 day warranty. Hotch’s Auto Parts also offers a daily delivery service to Belleville, Trenton, Napanee, Kingston, and Prince Edward County. Find out more at www.hotchsautoparts.com.
Comfort Zone Heating: Located in Cobourg, Ont., Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditioning offers a wide variety of heating products to suit your every need. Comfort Zone Heating provides free appointments to assess how it can help serve you. Choosing your home’s heating or air conditioning system is no longer a simple matter. Let the experts at Comfort Zone help you. Visit them online at www.comfortzonecanada.com.
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.
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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, 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