BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 9, 2016 – Brighton Speedway is excited to host its final Fan Appreciation night as well as the Kid’s Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation presented by Greig Truck & Trailer and Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditioning. All fans will have the chance to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for autographs, photos and special treats.
The Canadian National Autism Foundation (CNAF) will also be on hand for the annual Kid’s Race and to help raise national autism awareness. The CNAF, formed in 2000, is a charitable, volunteer-run organization committed to providing funding for educating the general public about autism while providing information and resources to families of people with autism.
Acton on the track is sure to be exciting as well with four weekly divisions in action. The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models will headline the night with a 35-lap feature for the final round of the Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown. After a week off, drivers are eager to hit the track again. Through 12 events, Phil Potts has a 60-point advantage over Charlie Sandercock. Adam Turner is third, 125 points off the pace. Brandon Mowat is just 130 points back of the lead while Kyle Sopaz occupies fifth.
The Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified drivers return to a regular 25-lap distance after completing the final round of their ABC Taxi Triple Crown. Josh Hennessy claimed his second win of the season and advanced to fourth in the standings. His older brother, Andrew Hennessy, won the overall Triple Crown and leads the champion standings by 300 points over Kraig Handley. Dan Ferguson trails in third. Derrick Greig is currently fifth.
Drivers in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock division will lick their wounds from an unusually rough race last week and storm back to action this week for their 20-lap feature. With 14 events complete, Justin Ramsay remains the championship leader with a 115-point advantage over Wade Purchase. Doug Anderson, Brandon Murrell and Jonah Mutton round out the top-five.
The Bill’s Johns Comp 4 drivers also return to action after a particularly thrilling feature last week. Adam Flieler staved off the efforts of point leader Tyler French to claim his second win of the season and move up to third in the standings. French remains atop the standings with rookie Matthew Moore in second. Peter Moore is fourth with 13 starts.
An entertaining night of action is affordable for the whole family. Adults are just $10 while a Family Pass, valid for two adults and up to three children 12 and under, is just $25. Spectator gates open at 5:30pm before racing begins at 7:00pm. For additional event information, visit www.brightonspeedway.ca.
Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 4 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2, July 16, July 30); 3 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11, July 23); 2 – Adam Turner (May 14, June 18); 2 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28, July 9); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4)
Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 6 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 23, July 30); 3 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25, July 16); 2 – Josh Hennessy (July 9, August 6); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11);
Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 6 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 30); 2 – Wade Purchase (May 14, July 16); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 2 – Brandon Murrell (May 28, July 23); 1 – Jonah Mutton (July 9); 1 – Austin Reid (August 6)
Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 5 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4, July 30); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 2 – Luke Toms (July 16, July 23); 2 – Adam Flieler (May 21, August 6);
Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 2 – Del MacGregor (July 9, August 6); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Arthur McCauley (June 25); 1 – Mark MacDonald (July 23)
Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – Brittany Golden (May 28, August 6); 2 – Willy Bolton (June 11, July 23); 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25); 1 – Dylan Lobb (July 9)
Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18); 2 – Dylan Westbrook (July 9, August 6)
Go Nuclear Late Model Series: 1 – Charlie Sandercock (June 25)
Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club: 1 – Shawn Gregory (July 16)
About Canadian National Austim Foundation: The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000 by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of people with autism, providing funding for Canadian based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness. For more information visit www.cnaf.net.
About Greig Truck and Trailer: Located in Trenton, Ont. at Greig Truck and Trailer they their very best to keep your truck on the road with safe and reliable service without breaking the bank. Whether you need an oil change, an engine job, brakes replacement or adjustment, or a simple light fix, the goal is to get you back on the road as quick as possible. Visit www.greigtruckandtrailer.cafor more information.
About 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.
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Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Belleville Boyer Nissan, Belleville Transmission & Auto, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bicknell Racing Products, Bill’s Johns, BJ McColl Fams, Bonn Law, Boyer Chevrolet Napanee, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian Energy, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5, Classic Rock 107.9 The Breeze, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, CSC Products, Davis Auto Repair, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Eastern Overhead Doors, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gilmour’s Meat Shop, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Hellraiser Race Bodies, Hewbrook Incorporated, Hits FM 95.5, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Humber Nurseries, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, JJ Stewart Motors, John’s Equipment, Jones Automotive, KD Transmission, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, KOA Campground of Brighton, Krown Rust Control Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Leaf Racewear, Leclair Electric, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, Maestro’s Painting, Mark Heating & Cooling, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monacoe’s Hair Salon & Day Spa, Monster Energy, Motosports of Trenton, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing My FM 100.9/93.3, Mystical Distributing, NecksGen Head and Neck Restraint, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Peter’s South End Garage, Qunte Mall, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, REMAX (Saoirse Graham & Nicole Parks), ROCK 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stewart Electric, Stix & Stones Billiards, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Target Fabrication, TAS Communications, The Trentonian, Therapeutic Massage Centre, Towne and Country Liquidation, Turris Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Vanderlaan Building Products, Vandermeer Toyota, VanZuylen Tire and Alignment, The Vinyl Solution, Vito’s Restaurant, VP Racing Fuels and Workman’s OK Tire.
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 divisionson Saturday nights from May to September.
Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0
Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media
Photo Credit: Rod Henderson
Photo Attachment 1: All fans will have the chance to meet drivers on the track at intermission during the final Fan Appreciation night of the year at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).