BRIGHTON, Ont. – October 3, 2016 – Over 150 cars flooded the pit area for the Lange & Fetter Ford Eve of Destruction at Brighton Speedway on Saturday Afternoon. The Hotch’s Auto Parts 100-lap Monster Enduro and Workman’s OK Tire School Buses were the main events of the day to thrill the capacity crowd.
Hotch’s Auto Parts Monster Enduro
The Hotch’s Auto Parts 100-lap Monster Enduro saw 133 cars take the initial green flag. Chaos ensued around the racetrack as drivers fought for every spare inch available – and there weren’t many to be found. A couple of red flags were issued to slow the race due to cars on fire, but all were extinguished without injury.
At the end of 100 laps it was Billy Nicholls driving his No.79N to victory lane over Late Model regular Charlie Sandercock in car No.57. They were the only two drivers to complete all 100 laps. Third-place finisher Corey White in car No.91w was the only driver to finish 99 laps.
The Junior Enduro was the first race of the day with 20 laps for drivers 16 and under. Travis Pearce, who started dead last in the 17th position, drove through the field and survived a late race battle with Nick Goodfellow and Joel Dempster to earn the victory.
The Ladies Enduro followed second on the docket with a 30-lap main event. Over 25 cars entered the race. Chantel Golden was the class of the field, lapping all but one car until she suffered a flat right-front tire with five laps to go. That handed the lead to sister Megan Golden, who walked away with the victory in car No.707 ahead of Lisa Rickman in car No.777 and Kylea Smart in No.767.
Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races
The Workman’s OK Tire School Bus race had 16 drivers entered on the afternoon. The busses completed a four-wide parade lap to start the race as a salute to the dedicated fans in attendance. Bus No.69 driven by Spencer Visser started on the pole and led the first two laps until a caution waved when John Kemp hit the wall in bus No.15.
The restart allowed Rick Sopaz to take the lead until lap 12 when the leaders hit traffic. Mike Freeman took advantage of the opportunity and stole the lead from Sopaz to drive off with the win.
The Lange & Fetter Ford Gauntlet race pitted Brian McCall’s 1989 Buick Hearse against six bandit cars. McCall’s mission was to finish six laps before the bandits could stop him. Matthew French landed the first blow to the hearse on the backstretch during the first lap, sending the hearse for a spin. McCall took several more hits before the bandits pinned him on lap three to claim the victory.
The flag-pole race had Bryer McLean and Kevin Gregory lead the field to the start. Gregory jumped out to the early lead as he carefully navigated the flag pole figure-8 on the frontstretch.
Ninth-starting Charlie Sandercock quickly wound his way through the field and took the lead from Gregory in the circle on lap seven. Gregory was faster around the rest of the track and had a sizable lead entering the flag pole for the last time. Sandercock entered the flag pole circle full speed and Gregory was held up in the congestion enough for Sandercock to take the lead and the win.
The Trailer Race saw a number of entertaining entries. Brian Rickman and Jan Maat won the most original trailer award for the “It Happens” house trailer. Steve Stachura and Mike Freeman led the field to the green flag. Freeman grabbed the early lead until the caution flag waved on lap two when Erick Potts parked his mini van and trailer on top of Cory Mahurnin’s boat trailer and blocked the track.
Once the race got back to green it was a three-car battle for the lead. Alex Schuts was chased by his son Lofton Schuts and Mike Freeman. Alex Schuts led with two laps to go until Potts knocked his trailer off and took him out of the running. At the end of 10 laps, it was 14-year-old was Oakland, Ont. driver Lofton Schuts who came away with the victory.
The competitors in the long jump competition saw a new twist with a brand new steel jump fabricated by Bellevue Fabricating. The jump had never been tested prior to the first jumper of the day, Wayne Jordan. Jordan’s first jump did not disappoint as the fans on the frontstretch roared for his 68-foot distance.
In total, 12 jumpers took part. Charlie Sandercock and Chris Allard came close to Jordan’s mark at about 55 feet. The top three were set for a jump-off to settle the winner, but Jordan could not get his car re-fired after the first attempt.
Allard had his best jump of the day on the second go-round at 65-feet, but Sandercock saved the best for last. The No.57 raced for the jump and launched the car an amazing 72-feet to earn his second win of the day.
The Brighton Recycling Demolition Derby concluded the day’s events and 18 cars entered the ring. It didn’t take too long for the derby to reduce to three cars. Corey white, Jamie Wilkinson and two-time Derby winner Chris Flieler were the remaining three standing. The three cars beat on each other until Wilkinson retired. With two cars left standing, White outlasted Flieler to claim the title.
The Eve of Destruction brought to a close the 2016 season at Brighton Speedway. The track will host its annual Night of Champions for its Saturday night stock car racers in the New Year. Details will be available in the coming weeks at www.brightonspeedway.ca. Brighton Speedway would like to thank all of its fans, sponsors, drivers, staff and supporters for a successful 2016 season. We look forward to a bigger and better 50th anniversary season in 2017.
LANGE & FETTER FORD EVE OF DESTRUCTION – OCTOBER 1, 2016
Hotch’s Auto Parts Monster Enduro (133 Entreis – 100 Laps – Number of Laps Completed In Parentheses): 1. 79N Billy Nicholls (100), 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock (100), 3. 91w Corey White (99), 4. 347 Nathan Mitchell (98), 5. 2 Lofton Schuts (98), 6. 7w Jordan Wilson (97), 7. 777 Jan Maat (96), 8. 195 Chris Lammle (96), 9. 16 Connor Perrow (95), 10. 15w Jamie Wilkinson (95), 11. 27 Jack Hannah (95), 12. 22x Cam Pederson (94), 13. 707 Rick Phillips (94), 14. 01 Ryan Farguhar (93), 15. 68 Wayne Jordan (93), 16. 11 Adam Flieler (93), 17. 44 Michael Beaudrie (93), 18. 80 Jeremy Kelly (93).
Junior Enduro (20 Laps): 1. 37 Travis Pearce, 2. 13 Joel Dempster, 3. 99 Nick Goodfellow
Ladies Enduro (30 Laps): 1. 707 Megan Golden, 2. 777 Lisa Rickman, 3. 767 Kylea Smart
Flag Pole Race (10 Laps): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 47 Kevin Gregory, 3. 401 Tyler Junkin
Trailer Race (10 Laps): 1. 2 Lofton Schuts, 2. 51 Mike Freeman, 3. 169 Steven Stachura. Best Appearing: No.747 S*** Happens
Long Jump Winner: 57 Charlie Sandercock – 72 Feet
Demolition Derby: 1. 91 Cory White, 2. 17 Chris Flieler, 3. 15w Jamie Wilkinson
About Lange & Fetter Ford: Located in Trenton, Ont., Lange and Fetter Ford is committed to superior sales and service. Open Monday to Saturday, Lange and Fetter Ford offers the highest quality new and pre-owned car sales. Visit them at 52 Dundas Street East in Trenton or online at www.langefetterford.ca.
About Hotch’s Auto Parts: With two locations in Eastern Ontario, Hotch’s Auto Parts specializes in high-quality recycled auto parts. The locations in both Ameliasburgh and Bowmanville offer only the best levels of service. All parts from Hotch’s are automatically covered under a 101-day warranty. Hotch’s Auto Parts also offers a daily delivery service to Belleville, Trenton, Napanee, Kingston, and Prince Edward County. Find out more at www.hotchsautoparts.com.
About Workman’s OK Tire: Workman’s Ok Tire has been located in Quinte West since 1995. Owned and operated by Mike Workman, OK Tire has built nearly 20 years of customer relationships. Experience the OK Tire difference that comes from an independently owned and operated store able to tailor service specifically to its customers. Visit their newly renovated location at 494 Bigford Road, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.
About Brighton Recycling: Brighton Recycling is a locally owned and operated full service ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling company. With over 20 years of experience, Brighton Recycling provides quality service to all of its customers throughout central and eastern Ontario. Brighton Recycling recycles all types of metals, including aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, iron, electronics, and more. For more information, visit www.brightonrecycling.ca.
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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 divisions on Saturday nights from May to September.
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