The hometown motorsports experience continues to grow in 2013. More stars. More of game’s biggest names and even more marquee events fill this year’s calendar. Brighton Speedway promoter Mark Rinaldi says it’s about giving the people what they want.
“There are things we hear and see throughout the year that help us plan every event on the schedule,” said Rinaldi. “Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are valuable resources in putting together the racing agenda. We can also tell what people want to see by looking at what they’re wearing. If you see a large number of people in t-shirts they’ve picked-up at another track’s special event, then we need to look at doing what we can to bring those series to Brighton Speedway. Racing fans are very loyal and love seeing big names on the homefront stage.”
The first special event on the 2013 schedule is the inaugural Brightonappearance for the World of Outlaws Late Model Tour – Thursday, June 20th. The Excel Tower Service 50, presented by Dibbits Excavating, Campbellford Chrysler and J.J. Stewart Motors will see the tour’s biggest names like former series champion Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Chub Frank and others tackle Greg Belyea, Caley Weese, Adam Turner and more of the local favourites for a whopping $10,000.00 winner’s payoff.
“On most tracks, the touring stars might hold an advantage, but the 1/3rd mile layout here gives our Crate Late Models a fighting chance in the big dance,” said Rinaldi. “As a promoter, you’re not supposed to have any favourites, but I think it would be great to see one of our regulars take home the big cheque and event trophy.”
Extra grandstands are being brought in for the Thursday, June 20th World of Outlaws Late Model event – also featuring the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified divisions – with advance tickets still available. Visit www.brightonspeedway.com or call 866.681.1102 for details.
Saturday Night Scrapbook: The Southern Ontario Sprint Car Series makes 6 stops at Brighton Speedway – including Saturday and Sunday, August 31st and September 1st for the Bellevue Fabricating Labour Day Classic Weekend – in 2013…Pro Late Model teams will fight for a $ 5,000.00 payday in the 3rd running of the Great Crate Race – presented by McDougall Insurance and Financial – Saturday, September 7th…The Cool 100.1 Applefest Shootout includes the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Friday, September 20th and the 100 lap Mr. DIRTcar Championship Trail event for 358 Modifieds Saturday, September 21st.
The 2013 campaign takes the green flag – following a parade through the downtown core – Saturday, May 4th. Follow Brighton Speedway on Facebook and Twitter and look to www.brightonspeedway.com for the latest news and schedule updates.
Photo attachment: World of Outlaws Late Model Series archive
Watertown, New York’s Tim McCreadie – a former World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion – will be in the field as the tour rolls into Brighton Speedway for the Excel Tower Service 50 Thursday, June 20th.