BRIGHTON, ON (September 22, 2018) - Large
crowds took in two nights of high octane racing during the
Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway
presented by Imagefactor.ca,
Hoosier Tire, VP Race Fuels and Lucas Oil. The
DIRTcar 358 Modifieds headlined the Saturday event in the 75
lap Applefest Shootout along with the Thunder Stock Duel in
the Dirt Finale and UMP Canadian Modifieds. To fans delight,
the DIRTcar Sportsman Western Series and Northeast Late
Model Alliance ran combined events both Friday and Saturday.
The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Club and Comp 4s also
engaged in a shootout Friday night.
Lindberg Wins First
The 14th annual Applefest Shootout was led to green by No.
19 Luke Stewart and No. 52 Jessica Power. The pair
battled it out for a few laps of the 75-lap main event but
they were no match for No. R70 Ryan Arbuthnot as he moved in
and snapped the lead on the 12th time by. No. 66 Kyle
Dingwall, No. 6 Matt Williamson and No. 28z Gary Lindberg
also joined in the fray. The halfway point proved to be
lucky for Lindberg as he slid into first place and took off.
Hungry to secure two consecutive Applefest victories,
Williamson was Lindberg’s toughest contender. A
restart with three laps left set up a perfect shootout to
the finish between Lindberg Williamson and Dingwall who was
running third. Linberg
jumped back out front in the No. 28z machine on the restart
as he cruised to the finish line first. Dingwall edged
out Williamson at the line to take took runner up, No. 47s
Corey Wheeler finished fourth and No. 3rs Ryan Susie placed
The Great Crate Race for the Northeast Late Model Alliance
shared centre stage Saturday night as a full field of cars
took to the track for a big pay day. Fulton Speedway
driver No. 10 Chris Fleming and No. 57 Charlie Sandercock
bolted to the top where they engaged in a side by side duel
for the majority of the 50-lap A-Main. Fleming fought
Sandercock from up high but lapped traffic became part of
the picture and seemed to work against Flemming.
Sandercock snapped up the lead on the 17th time by and never
relinquished the point. Even after multiple restarts,
the Trenton driver checked out, scoring back-to-back NLMA
wins on the weekend. Fleming picked up a well-earned
second, No. 29 Phil Potts took third place, No. 12 Kyle
Sopaz finished fourth and No. 89 Austin King placed fifth.
The NLMA chase on Friday saw Sandercock face tough
competition from No. 88 Adam Turner who took home a solid
second place finish. No. 29 Phil Potts placed third,
No. 89 Austin King fourth and No. 46 Brandon Mowat finished
fifth. Mowat went on to win the 358/Late Model 10 Lap
Dash for Cash Saturday night.
Rouse and Friesen
Dominate In Sportsman
From the drop of the green flag Friday night polesitter No.
88x Xavier Andrews was tough on the bottom while No. 33 Ryan
Scott battled from outside for the first 7 laps of the 35
lap feature. The pair went to war while No. 18R Brad Rouse
fiercely hunted them down from his fourth starting position.
Rouse stole the lead on lap 15 and never looked back as No.
7 Cody McPherson shot into second trying to catch the 18R
machine. Rouse parked it leaving McPherson to settle
for second. Scott finished third, Andrews took home
fourth and No. 8s Justin Sharp was fifth.
No. 17 Tristian Draper and No. 72 James Michael Friesen led
the Sportsman field to green in Saturday’s 35-lap feature.
The pair went door to door for 12 thrilling laps until
Friesen stomped on the gas and took the lead. Unable
to keep the pace, Draper dropped back to fifth as No. 44F
Jonathan Ferguson and No. 7 Cody McPherson engaged with
Friesen. The 72 machine held his own for the next 23
circuits and went on to win the feature. McPherson was
runner-up, Rouse scored third, Ferguson placed fourth and
No. 20K Kyle Inman was fifth.
Reid takes Duel On
No. 14 Chris Dorland and No. 5x Andrew Hennessy took the
field of Thunder Stocks to green in the 50-lap Duel on the
Dirt Finale. The two Prince Edward County drivers
duelled side by side until a caution slowed the pace on the
8th lap and Hennessy got the advantage on the restart.
Hennessy dominated the chase down low as No. 03 Justin
Ramsay battled at his back bumper and No. 85 Austin Reid
patiently gained positions from a tacky high side.
From that point Reid slid in to the lead from the outside
clinching his first Duel on the Dirt win. Hennessy
scored a well-earned second, Ramsay third, No. 17 Jeff
Humphry was fourth and No. 53 Wade Purchase fifth.
In the prelude on Friday No. 03 Justin Ramsay and No. 47x
Kyle Pelrine treated fans to a thrilling chase for checkers.
Ramsay strong armed his way past Pelrine on lap 14 and the
continued to rise when another caution brought the action to
a halt on the last lap. In a death match to the finish
it was Ramsay who waved the checkered flag. No. 96
Steve Shaw scored second, Pelrine third, No. 85 Austin Reid
fourth and No. 51 Mike Freeman fifth.
Canadian Modified Photo Finish
No. 39 Jonah Mutton jumped on the lead from his second
starting position on the first lap of the 25-lap UMP /
Canadian Modified feature. He paced the entire main
event as No. 48 Derrick Greig, No. 12 Adam Whaley and No. 3
Nathan Rinaldi and No. 87 Andrew Hennessy flexed their
muscles in the rearview. Hennessy zeroed in and the
pair engaged in an exhilarating duel that ended in a photo
finish with Mutton tasting victory. Hennessy earned
second, Whaley third, Greig fourth and Rinaldi fifth.
Polite Parks It
No. 01 Brandon Gregory and No. 75 Kenny Polite led the group
of Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock cars to the green flag in
the 25-lap feature. Polite was anything but that as he
stole the lead on the 17th trip around and sailed to
checkers leaving Gregory to settle for second. No. 33
Cory Winters placed third, No. J73 Josh Powers was fourth
and No. 14 Nathan Berry was fifth.
Checkers Fly For
No. 14M Joe McNichols and No. 11 Adam Flieler started on the
front row for the 25-lap affair. Flieler was the class
of the field and led every lap on route to the victory.
McNichols took second, No. 43 Devon Kippen placed third, No.
22 Keith Dunk fourth and No. 13 Joel Dempster fifth.
Next At Brighton Speedway
double header weekend is upon us! This time the First Annual
Kart Klub Shootout will be Saturday, September 29th
beginning at 4:00 pm. This
afternoon of go kart action is open to all kart racers under
the WKA Rules and we look forward to seeing young racers
from both the East and the West join us for the day.
Added to this already exciting event will be Lawn
Tractor Racers. Two
divisions will race competitively in the Supermod and the
Open classes. Registration
will take place prior to the event on Saturday.
Season Finale will occur on Sunday, September 30th
beginning at 1:00 PM. The
Lange & Fetter Eve of Destruction will feature the
Workman Ok Tire & Automotive School Bus Races, the
Hotch’s Auto Parts 100 Lap Enduro, Juniors Enduro and
Ladies Enduro. The Guantlet Race, The Long Jump, The Flag
Pole Race, The Trailer Race and the Brighton Recycling
This epic day of fun and excitement is thrilling and
entertaining so you don’t want to miss out!
Back Gates will open at 7:00 am for participants and
11:00 am on the Grandstand Side. Racing starts at 1:00 pm.
Admission for Adults is $20.00, Youths and Seniors are
$18.00, Children 7 to 12 are $5.00 and 6 and Under are Free.
Be sure to see the schedule at www.brightonspeedway.com
or visit us on Facebook!
5 Feature Finish Friday, September21st, 2018
Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race 1
Brad Rouse (Freedom Speedway), 2nd Cody McPherson
(Humberstone Speedway), 3rd. Ryan Scott
(Brockville Ontario Speedway), 4th. Xavier
Andrews (Brockville Ontario Speedway), 5th.
Justin Sharp (Humberstone Speedway)
Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club
Ken Polite, 2nd. Brandon Gregory, 3rd.
Cory Winters, 4th. Josh Powers, 5th.
4 / Mini Stock 25 Lap Feature
Adam Flieler (Quinte West, ON), 2nd. Joe
McNicolls (Westport, ON), 3rd. Devon Kippen (Quinte
West, ON), 4th. Justin Jodon (Cornwall, ON), 5th.
Joel Dempster (Bloomfield, ON)
Automotive Thunder Stock 20 Lap Feature
Justin Ramsay Brighton Speedway), 2nd. Steve Shaw
(South BuxtonSpeedway), 3rd. Kyle Pelrine (Merrittville
Speedway), 4th. Austin Reid (Brighton Speedway),
5th. Mike Freeman (Brighton Speedway)
Building Products Northeast Late Model Association
Charlie Sandercock (Trenton, ON), 2nd. Adam
Turner (Cherry Valley, ON), 3rd. Phil Potts
(Trenton, ON), 4th. Austin King (Port Hope, ON),
5th. Brandon Mowat (Wooler, ON)
5 Feature Finish Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
DIRTcar 358 Modified Shootout
Gary Lindberg 2nd.
66 Kyle Dingwall, 3rd. 6 Mat Williamson, 4th.
Corey Wheeler, 5th. No. 3rs Ryan Susie
Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race 2
No. 72 James Michael Friesen, 2nd. No. 7 Cody
McPherson, 3rd. No. 18R Brad Rouse, 4th.
No. 44 Jonathan Ferguson, 5th. No.
20K Kyle Inman
Building Products NLMA 50 Lap Great Crate Race
No. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd. No. 10 Chris
Flemming, 3rd. No. 29 Phil Potts, 4th.
No. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 5th. No. 89 Austin King
OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified / UMP Showdown
No 39 Jonah Mutton, 2nd. No. 87 Andrew Hennessy,
3rd. No. 12 Adam Whaley, 4th, No. 48
Derrick Greig, 5th. No. 3 Nathan Rinaldi
Panels Duel on the Dirt Finale
No. 85 Austin Reid (Brighton Speedway), 2nd. 5x
Andrew Hennessy (Brighton Speedway), 3rd. No. 03
Justin Ramsay (Brighton Speedway), 4th. No. 53
Wade Purchase (Brighton Speedway), 5th. No. 72
Doug Anderson (Brighton Speedway)
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Brighton Speedway’s 2018 season is proudly supported by
the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco,
Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, Bainer’s OilGARD
Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue
Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive,
Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National
Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola,
Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100,
Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro
Cables, Excel Tower Service, Fidelity Engineering &
Construction, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gord’s
Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries,
Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca
Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, Lange & Fetter
Ford, Larry’s Towing, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and
Financial, Mix 97, Mystical Distributing, Owasco RV, Part
Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s
Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive,
Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, TURRIS
Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar
Parkland, Weaver Funeral Home, Workman’s OK Tire,
Vanderlaan Building Products, VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing
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 and youth Go-Kart
racing on Thursday nights from May to September.
Brighton Speedway Mailing Address: 775 County Road 64,
Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.
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