ORANGE MOTORSPORTS APPLEFEST SHOOTOUT WEEKEND BIGGER THAN EVER IN 2017

ORANGE MOTORSPORTS APPLEFEST SHOOTOUT WEEKEND BIGGER THAN EVER IN 2017

BRIGHTON, Ont. – The 50th Anniversary season at Brighton Speedway has sped by faster than the competition on the track. Although only one weekend of dirt racing remains on the schedule it certainly is a case of ‘saving the best for last’. Orange Motorsports presents the 13th Annual Applefest Shootout Weekend along with Lucas Oil Products, Coca-Cola, Cool 100, VP Fuels and Image Factor Media.  The action packed two-night program runs Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd.

The excitement begins on Friday night at 7PM as the DIRTcar Sportsman Series will compete in their first event of the weekend. Race one of the Go Nuclear Late Model Series and Comp 4 / Mini Stocks will also be on the card along with Pro Stocks and the second visit of the season by the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club.

On Saturday night racing begins at 6PM and will feature the return of the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds as they compete in the $5,000 to win, 75 lap Applefest Shootout. The 50 lap Great Crate Race will also take place for the Go Nuclear Late Models. The winner of that event will walk away with $4,000. The evening will also include three $1,000 to win races as DIRTcar Sportsman Series will return along with the finale for the Quad Track Duel on the Dirt Pro Stock Series and the Canadian Modifieds.

Five drivers have etched their name in the DIRTcar 358 Modified portion of the Applefest Shootout history books. In 2016 Erick Rudolph became the events only three time winner (2014, 2015, 2016). Two drivers have won the event twice, including Mario Clair (2007, 2013) and Pete Bicknell (2008, 2010). Kyle Dingwall won the inaugural event in 2005 and Tim O’Brien picked up a victory in 2011. The race was rained out in 2006, 2009 and 2012.

Nine different drivers have won the DIRTcar Sportsman part of the event. Cody McPherson (2012, 2016) and Gary Lindberg (2014, 2015) are the only two drivers to have won twice. A total of six different drivers including Martin Pelletier (2016), Shane Pecore (2013), Chris Herbison (2010), Nic Cupolo (2009), James Michael Friesen (2008) and Mark D’Ilario (2007) also have a single win in the Sportsman race at Applefest.

The Great Crate Race has seen four different winners over the first five editions of the race. Charlie Sanderock is the most recent winner and has managed to claim the checkers in back to back years (2015, 2016). Dale Caswell of West Monroe, NY is the only other repeat winner with back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014. Lee Gill of Lafargeville, NY won the inaugural race in 2011 while Chuck Meyers claimed the victory in 2012.

Additional event information is available at www.brightonspeedway.ca and www.imagefactor.ca/applefestshootout.

Orange Motorsports Applefest Shootout Weekend!

Brought to you in part by VP Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil, Imagefactor.ca, Coca Cola, Hoosier Racing Tires, Dibbits Excavating, Vanderlaan Building Products, Hotch’s Auto Parts and Cool 100

Event Schedule

Friday, September 22
VP Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series (35 Laps – $1000-to-win)
Lucas Oil Go Nuclear Late Model Open (30 Laps – $1200-to-win)
Coca Cola Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club (15 Laps)
Cool 100 Comp 4 Open – Home Track Rules Apply (25 Laps)
Hoosier Racing Tires Pro Stocks – Home Track Rules Apply (20 Laps)

Pit Gate: 3:00pm, Spectator Gate: 5:30pm, Racing Starts: 7:00pm
Pit Admission: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members
Admission – Adults: $15, Youths/Seniors: $13, Children (7-12): $4, Under 6: Free, Family Pass: $40

Saturday, September 23
ImageFactor.ca DIRTcar 358 Modified Shootout (75 Laps – $5000-to-win)
Excel Tower Service Go Nuclear Late Model Great Crate Race (50 Laps – $4000-to-win)
VP Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series (35 Laps – $1000-to-win)
Cool 100 Canadian Mod/ UMP Modified Challenge (25 Laps – $1000 to win)
Hoosier Racing Tires Duel on the Dirt Pro Stock Series (40 Laps – $1000-to-win)

Pit Gate: 2:00pm, Spectator Gate: 4:00pm, Racing Starts: 6:00pm
Pit Admission: $35 members, $40 non-members
Admission – Adults: $28, Youths/Seniors: $23, Children (7-12): $6, Under 6: Free, Family Pass: $75.

Imagefactor.ca DIRTcar 358 Modified Purse Breakdown (Sat. Sept. 23 – 100 Laps): 1. $5000, 2. $2750, 3. $1800, 4. $1300, 5. $1000, 6. $800, 7. $700, 8. $650, 9. $600, 10. $520, 11. $450, 12. $425, 13. $400, 14. $375, 15. $350, 16. $350, 17. $350, 18. $350, 19. $325, 20. $325, 21. $325, 22. $325, 23. $325, 24. $325. Total Purse: $20,120.

VP Racing Fuels DIRTcar Sportsman Series Purse Breakdown (Fri. Sept. 22 – 35 Laps/ Sat. Sept. 23 – 35 Laps): 1. $1000, 2. $600, 3. $450, 4. $325, 5. $275, 6. $225, 7. $200, 8. $180, 9. $160, 10. $140, 11. $120, 12. $110, 13. $100, 14. $100, 15. $100, 16. $100, 17. $100, 18. $100, 19. $100, 20. $100, 21. $100, 22. $100, 23. $100, 24. $100, 25. $100, 26. $100, 27. $100, 28. $100, 29. $100, 30. $100. Total Purse (Each Night): $5,585.

Excel Tower Service Go Nuclear Late Model Great Crate Race Purse Breakdown (Sat. Sept. 23 – 50 Laps): 1. $4000, 2. $2000, 3. $1000, 4. $700, 5. $600, 6. $550, 7. $525, 8. $500, 9. $475, 10. $450, 11. $425, 12. $400, 13. $375, 14. $350, 15. $325, 16. $300, 17. $300, 18. $300, 19. $275, 20. $275, 21. $275, 22. $250, 23. $250, 24. $250. Total Purse: $15,150.

Lucas Oil Go Nuclear Late Model Open Purse Breakdown (Fri. Sept. 22 – 30 Laps): 1. $1200, 2. $500, 3. $350, 4. $200, 5. $175, 6. $150, 7. $130, 8. $120, 9. $110, 10. $100, 11. $100, 12. $100, 13. $100, 14. $100, 15. $100, 16. $100, 17. $100, 18. $100, 19. $100, 20. $100, 21. $100, 22. $100, 23. $100, 24. $100. Total Purse: $ 4,335.

Hoosier Racing Tires Pro Stock / Hoosier Stock Purse Breakdown (Fri. Sept. 22 – 20 Laps): 1. $250, 2. $160, 3. $130, 4. $110, 5. $90, 6. $75, 7. $60, 8. $55, 9. $50, 10. $45, 11. $45, 12. $45, 13. $45, 14. $45, 15. $45, 16. $45, 17. $45, 18. $45, 19. $45, 20. $45, 21. $45, 22. $45, 23. $45, 24. $45.

Hoosier Racing Tires Duel on the Dirt Purse Breakdown (Sat. Sept. 23 – 40 Laps): 1. $1000, 2. $500, 3. $300, 4. $225, 5. $175, 6. $135, 7. $110, 8. $85, 9. $70, 10. $65, 11. $50, 12. $50, 13. $50, 14. $50, 15. $50, 16. $50, 17. $50, 18. $50, 19. $50, 20. $50, 21. $50, 22. $50, 23. $50, 24. $50.

Cool 100 Canadian Mod / UMP Modified Purse Breakdown (Sat. Sept. 23 – 25 Laps): 1. $1000, 2. $550, 3. $400, 4. $350, 5. $300, 6. $250, 7. $200, 8. $175, 9. $150, 10. $140, 11. $130, 12. $120, 13. $110, 14. $100, 15. $100, 16. $100, 17. $100, 18. $100, 19. $100, 20. $100, 21. $100, 22. $100, 23. $100, 24. $100.

Cool 100 Comp 4 Open Purse Breakdown (Fri. Sept. 22 – 25 Laps): 1. $300, 2. $250, 3. $175, 4. $125, 5. $100, 6. $75, 7. $70, 8. $60, 9. $55, 10. $50, 11. $50, 12. $50, 13. $50, 14. $50, 15. $50, 16. $50, 17. $50, 18. $50, 19. $50, 20. $50, 21. $50, 22. $50, 23. $50, 24. $50.

About Orange Motorsports: At Orange Motorsports we believe that a customer is the most important visitor on our premises. Our customer is not dependent on us; we are dependent on our customer. Our customer is not an interruption in our work – but the purpose of it. Our customer is not an outsider in our business, but an integral part of it. We are not doing our customer a favor by serving him/her; our customer is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so. Orange Motorsports is conveniently located near the areas of Port Colborne, Baltimore, Gores Landing and Port Hope. For more information visit www.orangemotorsports.ca.

About Cool 100: Cool 100 is Today’s Best Country Music Radio and the #1 Country Station in Eastern Ontario, Belleville and the Quinte Region for Country Western and New Country Hits. Listen live at 100.1FM or online at www.cool100.ca.

About Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola® was invented by Atlanta pharmacist, John Smith Pemberton in 1886. Since that time, The Coca-Cola Company has grown to represent over 400 different brands in 200 countries. Coca-Cola® beverages have been sold and distributed in Canada for more than one hundred years. In 1906, the first Canadian-made Coca-Cola® bottles came off the production line at 65 Bellwoods Avenue in Toronto. Brighton Speedway is proud to offer Coca-Cola products on race days. For more information, visit www.coca-cola.ca.

About Excel Tower Service: Excel Tower Service specializes in building wireless networks. Excel Tower Service is your source for professional installation of telecommunications and transmission towers, technical services, equipment supply, network maintenance and mandagement. Find out how they can help you at www.exceltowerservice.ca.

About Hoosier Racing Tire: Established in the 1950s, Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest race tire manufacturer in the world. Hoosier has grown to produce over 1000 different types of race tires. The company has its own 300-mph test wheel; a technology center; state-of-the-art, fully-integrated production facilities recently adding a high-tech mixing plant, with enough capacity to produce not only for Hoosier Racing Tire, but to have the ability to produce rubber for additional entities as well as a model sales and distribution network. Visit www.hoosiertire.ca for more information.

About Image Factor Media: Image Factor Media offers a number of graphic design services to race teams, speedways and motorsport sponsors. By making your image a factor you will show fans and sponsors that you mean business. Whether its apparel, websites, autograph cards, flyers, poster, event tickets or sponsorship proposals Image Factor Media can provide the services and products needed for every budget. Explore your options at www.imagefactormedia.com.

About Lucas Oil: Lucas has been involved in the Canadian motorsports industry since 1999. They are a proud sponsor of many racers and racing events across the country. As sales in Canada increase, so does Lucas Oil’s commitment to motorsport sponsorship and community events. Lucas Oil remains committed to producing only the highest quality premium automotive, heavy duty, industrial and specialty oil products. For more information, visit Lucas Oil online at www.lucasoil.ca.

About VP Racing Fuels: VP is recognized by many as the world leader in race fuel technology, with a catalog of nearly 70 fuel blends and a growing roster of VP-fueled champions across the entire spectrum of motorsports. VP’s reputation for product quality, along with superior service and technical support, helped secure its position as the Official Racing Fuel of the largest racing sanctioning body in the world–NHRA Championship Drag Racing. VP is also a sponsor of nearly 60 other series and sanctioning bodies, including World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Late Models among many others. Find out more at www.vpracingfuels.com.

About the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club: The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club (EOVSCC) is a travelling series of open-wheel modifieds styled as 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s stock cars. The EOVSCC was formed with the intent of providing a safe, affordable and competitive racing platform to honour and showcase the historical roots of dirt stock car racing in Ontario. The club offers a very exciting and unique brand of Dirt Modified Racing throughout Eastern Ontario and Northern New York State. For more information, visit www.easternontariovintage.com.

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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

 

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson
www.canadianracer.com

IMG 9614             Erick Rudolf (No. 62) took the feature win for the third time in 2016 during the Imagefactor.ca DIRTcar 358 Applefest Shootout at Brighton Speedway.

IMG 8613             Cody McPherson (No. 7) In the DIRTcar Sportsman division will return in 2017 to attempt a Three-peat for all the Apples during the Cool 100 Applefest Shootout Weekend at Brighton Speedway Friday, September 22nd & Saturday, September 23rd.