Vanderlaan Building Products and Bay Marine present the Southern Ontario Sprints this Saturday

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BRIGHTON (June 12, 2014) – A full night of excitement is set for Brighton Speedway as the Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) make their second appearance of the season this Saturday night. Longtime speedway sponsors Vanderlaan Building Products and Bay Marine present the full night of action which also features the Vanderlaan Pro Late Models, OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds, and the Bill’s Johns Comp 4s.

IMG_6676Mitch Brown (No.10b) won the SOS season opener at Brighton on May 17 and Rick Wilson (No.42w) followed in second. This Saturday marks the third race on the tour this season and Glenn Styres (No.0) enters as the points leader. Brown is 34 markers back of Styres in second. Defending series champion Chris Jones (No.11J) is third. The fire-breathing, winged warriors with an attitude were 23 strong in their season opener. There is no reason to expect any fewer cars Saturday.

The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models season has been nothing short of five-start entertainment. Four different drivers have won over five weeks. After last week’s win, Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) became the first driver to win twice and currently holds a 60-point lead over Steve Baldwin (No.5 in the championship standings. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan) is riding a wave of momentum after his Go Nuclear! series win last Sunday at Cornwall Motor Speedway. So is Adam Turner (No.92 Village Variety), who finished second at Cornwall by just .011 seconds.

It took until last week for the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modified division to produce its first repeat winner and Andrew Hennessy (No.87 Custom Automotive) did so in dominating fashion. The feature win was Hennessy’s 100th checkered flag since the 2001 season. He enters the night with a 20-point lead over defending champion Ryan Scott (No.33), who has yet to find victory lane. Adam Whaley (No.12 John’s Equipment), Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise), and Doug O’Blenis (No.13 John’s Car Care) complete the top-five in the standings.

It’s been difficult for anybody without the last name ‘Greer’ to steal a win in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division. Brady Greer (No.94 Greer Excavating) has won three main events this year, including a pair of Triple Crown races, while brother Riley (No.47 Clark’s Automotive) won on May 31. Terry Hough (No.32 The Vinyl Solution) is the only other driver to find the Winner’s Circle. Despite the rough finish last week, Hough holds a 50-point cushion over Rich Sanders (No.29 Fowl Mood Racing). Brady is third after a DNF in week three set him back.

An error in the original speedway schedule stated the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks would also be in action this Saturday. The Pro Stocks will not race on June 14, instead returning to action on June 20.

The always-exciting Sprint Cars are set to breathe all kinds of excitement at Brighton on Saturday night. Racing starts at its usual time, 7:00pm on Vanderlaan Building Supplies and Bay Marine night. Hot laps will roll at 6:00pm after the spectator gates open at 5:30pm.

Special admission pricing is in effect for all SOS shows in 2014. Adult admission is $20, while youths and seniors are $18. Children between 7-12 are just $5. A family pass is $55 and offers admission for two adults and two children.

About Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd.: Located in Brighton, Ont., Vanderlaan Building Products is committed to the highest levels of construction. Vanderlaan offers high quality installation services on building products from over 20 suppliers, including North Store vinyl windows. Visit them at 13 Loyalist Drive in Brighton, online at, or call them at (613) 475-3684.

About Bay Marine: Bay Marine is the largest full sale and service marine provider in the Quinte region. Bay Marine is an Ontario’s sales leader for boats, including great names like Ranger, Lund, Moomba, Rinker, Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Hurricane Deck Boats, Striper, Sweetwater Pontoon Boats and the complete Sea-Doo line-up. In Ontario Bay Marine is a top choice for warranty, repairs, parts and service. Now a certified dealer for Can-Am, and Ski-Doo, Bay Marine is the proud supplier of the Brighton Speedway Can-Am Commander. A family-run company since 1974, visit Bay Marine in Trenton at 516 Highway 2 East, online at, or call 1-(877) 394-6691.

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 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,, 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 courtesy of Rod Henderson