May 15, 2012, BRIGHTON, ON
Local race car driver Charlie Sandercock will take another step in his young racing career and take the reins of a 700 horsepower Southern Ontario Sprints 360 Sprint Car for the first time this Saturday at Brighton Speedway. Charlie, who has raced in almost every division at the speedway is now a top competitor in the Pro Late Model class will be doing double duty this Saturday as he battles for the checkered flag in two classes this weekend.
Sandercock has impressed many with his driving skills over the past 11 years, but has made a roaring leap since February 2012.Last winter, Sandercock was given, “an opportunity of a lifetime”, according to the 25 year old driver, by fellow competitor, Greg Belyea. Charlie, Greg and their crew in tow, headed to Florida to compete in 9 days of North America’s most grueling Super Late Model races at Volusia and Bubba Speedway with the World of Outlaw Late Models. With some success and vast knowledge gained, Sandercock continues to expand his driving opportunities with his great results and picked up the win this past week in his Late Model at his home track Brighton.
The promising driver will be once again at the helm of a Belyea ride this weekend as the touring “Winged Warriors” of the Southern Ontario Sprints hit the 1/3rd mile oval to race at Brighton Speedway. Although, slightly nervous, Sandercock’s intuitive driving skills will be his best quality as he takes on two fields of cars in the Pro Late Model and Sprint Car division. Fans that were on hand last Saturday at the Speedway were able to see Sandercock getting his first taste of the open wheeled car as he brought Belyea’s #25 Sprint car out for practice in two hot lap sessions on May 12th and looked right at home in the seat.
In addition to his most recent accomplishments, Charlie was crowned the inaugural Pro Late Model Champion in 2010 and finished 2nd overall in 2011.
Be sure to join us Saturday when Rock 107 and VanZuylen Tire and Alignment present the first appearance by the Sanderson Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints as they hit the 1/3rd mile oval to start their 2012 points season. The 2nd annual BSP Chili contest will take place at Harry’s Place in turn four before the races to be judged by the ROCK 107 Lovely Ladies. The contest is open to anyone so call or email the speedway for details. Gates open at 5:30 and racing starts at 7pm sharp. For complete details on this or other events please visit www.brightonspeedway.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org