Brighton Speedway Celebrates 50 Years of Speed

In 1967 Lou Reddom had a dream to bring dirt track racing to County Road 64.  This dream has survived 50 years, four owners and still stands as one of the best dirt tracks in Ontario.  Brighton Speedway has evolved through the ages, improving facilities, upgrading rule books, increasing technology in the sport and continuing to provide the motorsports enthusiasts with a place to enjoy.

This Saturday July 15th gates open early at 3:00 PM for live music provided by Terry Denyes and the Bay City Band, a Classic Race Car display and special guest appearances along with tables full of Speedway memories.  Huck Flindall will walk us through the history of Brighton Speedway and introduce us to those who started it all.  The Wall of Fame inductions will happen at 6:00 PM and the regular racing program will ensue at 7:00 PM.  We encourage all past racers and fans to join us and invite all past Wall of Fame Inductee’s to contact the Speedway Office for complimentary admissions.

In addition to this walk down memory lane the 1/3rd mile clay oval will see Triple 50’s with the Late Models, Canadian Modifieds and Pro Stocks racing 50 laps each.  Visiting the track for the first time is the OSCAAR Hot Rods, this pavement series will try their luck on the dirt to see who can make it stick.

Also joining the race card for Saturday night is the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club for their first of two visits to Brighton.  They will have cars on display before the racing begins so be sure arrive early for the festivities.

The Front Gates will open at 3:00 PM for the afternoon activities, admission will be $15.00 for
Adults, $13.00 for Youths & Seniors, $4.00 for Children 7 – 12 and Kids 6 and Under are Always Free.  A Family Pass is $40.00 for this weekend but if you wear a vintage Brighton Speedway Shirt you will receive $5.00 Off your admission.  Pit Gates will open early as well and Admission will be $28.00 for Yearly Members and $33.00 for Single Day Members.  Drivers and Crew participants in the Pits will also receive $5.00 Off their admission if they are sporting a Vintage Brighton Speedway T Shirt.  Green Flag racing action will begin at 7:00 PM, Time Trials for Brighton Speedway Divisions will begin following the Wall of Fame Presentations.

Action is hot on and off of the track this Saturday night! You don’t want to miss out on the celebrations or the battle for points.

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Brighton Speedway’s 2017 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, 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, Gerow Propane, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, Investor’s Group, John’s Equipment, JJ Stewart Motors, Kellogg Belleville, Lange & Fetter Ford, Lucas Oil, Maestro’s Painting Contractors, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monster Energy, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, OilGARD Anti-Rust, Orange Motorsports, Owasco RV, Part Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Sills Argo, Stix & Stones, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, Town and Country Liquidation, TURRIS  Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Weaver Funeral Home, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products. VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

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.

Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

 

Media Contact: Angela Rinaldi

angie@brightonspeedway.com

Photo Credit:  Archives & Ashley McCubbin

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  1. OSCAAR Hot Rods will take a turn on dirt this Saturday July 15th at Brighton Speedway during the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

2. Wear a Vintage Brighton Speedway T Shirt or Official Shirt to the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at Brighton Speedway this Saturday July 15th and receive $5.00 Off your Admission at the Front or Back Gate. Pictured here is Announcer Steve Young and Charlie White from 1991.