Baldwin, King, Anderson, Read, Lammle, Bolton and Flieler Earn Wins at Brighton

Curtis King (No.07) battles Mike Lucas (No.74) for the lead in Bainer's OilGARD Canadian Modified action at Brighton Speedway on June 11. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – June 12, 2016 – An action-packed night of racing saw 81 stock cars and 13 mini vans sign in for action on Bay Marine, Towne & Country Liquidation and UCB Radio Canada night at Brighton Speedway. The Gord’s Water Vantastics made their first appearance of the season along with five weekly racing divisions at the speedway. The drivers did not disappoint as the night featured a pair of thrilling last lap battles for victories.

Steve Baldwin Is First Pro Late Model Repeat Winner

Steve Baldwin became the first Pro Late Model driver to win two features this season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Steve Baldwin became the first Pro Late Model driver to win two features this season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Brian Down (No.8 Unique Landscaping) and Nathan Bosma (No.79 Pro Cut Property Maintenance) were on the front row for the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model 30-lap feature. Down jumped to an early lead, but was under instant pressure from row two starters Greg Belyea (No.25 Excel Tower Service) and Adam Nayler (No.42 Quinte Tire Disposal). Belyea tried to use the top lane to pass Down, who running the middle, but couldn’t find enough room.

Enter Steve Baldwin (No.5 Free Flow). Baldwin entered the fight for top spot and on lap six drove under Down off turn four to claim the lead. That was the last the field saw of Baldwin, who drove the final 24 laps of a caution-free race without incident to become the division’s first repeat winner this season.

Nayler drove to second ahead of Phil Potts (No.29 Brighton Recycling), Brandon Mowat (No.46 Target Fabrication) and Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) who were involved in a spirited side-by-side battle for third until the checkered flag.

Curtis King Drives To Victory On Last Lap Pass

Curtis King poses in Victory Lane following his Canadian Modified win on June 11. (Rod Henderson photo).

Curtis King poses in Victory Lane following his Canadian Modified win on June 11. (Rod Henderson photo).

For the second week in a row it was a last lap pass that decided the winner of the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified feature. After a wreck one week ago, Curtis King (No.07 Flowmetrix) rebounded with a vengeance and earned his first win of the season. King started outside the front row for the 25-lap main event alongside polesitter Dan Insley (No.28 Ball Machine).

A flurry three cautions over the first five laps slowed the race as drivers struggled to find a rhythm. Insley suffered the worst of those three cautions when he experienced race-ending front-end damage following contact while racing for second on lap four. Mike Lucas (No.74 A&C Insley Property Maintenance) lined up alongside King for restarts on lap four and five with King initially holding the point.

One lap prior to the halfway point, however, Lucas mounted a charge in the outside lane and drove to the lead. With five to go, Lucas’ lead was over a second, but King gained momentum around the bottom of the track. The two drivers were even as they took the white flag and King took the lead off turn two. Lucas drove as hard as possible in to turn three, hoping to carry enough momentum to lead the money lap, but King was too strong on the bottom and claimed the victory. Derrick Greig (No.48 Greig Truck & Trailer), Josh Hennessy (No.88 A&A Haulage) and Andrew Hennessy (No.87 RJ Equipment Rentals) completed the top-five.

Anderson Wins As Rivalry With Ramsay Heats Up

Doug Anderson won his second Pro Stock feature of the season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Doug Anderson won his second Pro Stock feature of the season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Doug Anderson (No.72 Hunt’s Bobcat Service) and Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) wrote the newest chapter to their Pro Stock rivalry on Saturday night with a heated race decided on the final lap. The 25-lap Brighton Automotive Pro Stock feature doubled as the first home track qualifier for the Duel in the Dirt series.

Polesitter Brian Cross (No.08 Sobey’s) led the opening 10 laps until a side-by-side battle developed with Rob Dier (No.7 Quinn Quest Renovations). Anderson, meanwhile, caught the lead pair after starting 12th. Ramsay had also caught the top-three cars, but spun in turn two after hitting an implement tire to bring out the yellow.

With Ramsay at the rear, Anderson took the lead on the restart. A final yellow on lap 16 gave Ramsay a chance to make his move forward. The Rossmore native wasted little time and within four laps was challenging Cross and Austin Reid (No.85 Kids R Kool) for second. Ramsay took the spot with four laps to go and began tracking down Anderson.

With two to go, Ramsay moved outside of Anderson in a bid to take the lead. As the two drivers came to the white flag side-by-side, they made contact on the frontstretch and again in turn two as Ramasay’s right front rode on top of Anderson left front. Both driver miraculously managed to stay straight and ahead of the field. Anderson’s momentum proved the difference as he drove to the win by the narrowest of margins over Ramsay. Reid, Cross and Dier completed the top-five at the end of a thrilling 25 laps. 

Read Scores First Win Of The Season

Josh Read poses with Gary John of UCB Radio Canada following his first Comp 4 win of the season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Josh Read poses with Gary John of UCB Radio Canada following his first Comp 4 win of the season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Josh Read (No.04 Down To Earth Landscaping) started ninth in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 feature, but it was his top finishing position that was reason to celebrate for the Trenton driver on Saturday night. Josh French (No.08) and Luke Toms (No.19 Gardenhill Towing) exchanged the lead on the opening lap until Adam Flieler (No.11 Double D Sports Bar), who started fourth, drove to the lead a lap later.

A caution on lap nine for a spun Steven Usher (No.06) tightened the field and exposed Flieler to the rest of the field. Read took the point position from Flieler off a restart with six laps to go and led the rest of the way for his first win of the season.

Lammle and Bolton Claim Stinger Features

Chris Lammle won his second straight Super Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Chris Lammle won his second straight Super Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Chris Lammle (No.95 Lammle Computer Repair) survived a war of attrition to win his second straight Quinte Septic Super Stinger feature. Polesitter Lawrence Evenden (No.25 Lava Clean) led the opening six lap until he suffered a flat right-front tire, handing the lead to Lammle who had navigated his way forward after starting last. Del MacGregor (No.19 R. Ward Construction) made his push to the front, but was also victim to a flat right-front tire in the latter half of the race. A lap nine restart gave Jorden Pickell (No.93 Sowerby Signs) to dethrone Lammle, but his effort came up short as the No.95 cruised to the victory.

Willy Bolton won his first career Junior Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Willy Bolton won his first career Junior Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

In Quinte Septic Junior Stinger action, it was second starting Brant Leggett (No.40 Broken Arrow) who jumped to the early lead. His advantage was erased at a lap four caution for a spun Emily Harrington (No.63). The restart allowed Chantel Golden (No.5 Cannifton Garage) to climb to the point. Two laps later, however, 10th-starting Willy Bolton (No.50) drove to second and began tracking down the Golden No.5. In lapped traffic with two to go, Bolton took advantage of an opening between Golden and a lapped car through the middle of the racetrack. He drove to the lead off turn four and led the final two laps on his way to victory over Brittany Golden (No.85) and Chantel Golden.

Flieler/Koebel Win Vantastics

Adam Flieler and Jennifer Koebel pose with Dr. Rus Jeffrey from UCB Radio Canada after winning the Gord's Water Vantastics feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Adam Flieler and Jennifer Koebel pose with Dr. Rus Jeffrey from UCB Radio Canada after winning the Gord’s Water Vantastics feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Adam Flieler and Jennifer Koebel drove and navigated through a wacky group of mini vans to score the Gord’s Water Vantastic win on Saturday night. The Mystery Machine van of Jason Parks and Travis LeClair led early on, but it was the Flieler/Koebel combination along with Chris Lammle and Mike Lammle who took over the top two spot on lap seven.

The race was slowed on lap nine when the No.57 Man Cave was saw it’s engine reach the expiration date. It set up a three-lap dash where Flieler held on at the finish. The Lammle duo finished second while Lloyd Moore and Crystal Stewart finished third in van No.133.

Up Next – Southern Ontario Sprints Return On June 18

SOSLogoThe Southern Ontario Sprints return to Brighton Speedway next Saturday night for their second visit of the season and round three of their 2016 tour. Brantford, Ont. driver Mitch Brown won the tour season opener at Brighton for the third-straight year back on May 21. Adult admission is $20 for the event while a Family Pass is $55. Gates open at 5:30pm before a 7:00pm green flag. Complete event information is available at



A-Main (30 Laps –14 Entries): 1. 5 Steve Baldwin, 2. 42 Adam Nayler, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 46 Brandon Mowat, 5. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 6. 25 Greg Belyea, 7. 92 Adam Turner, 8. 84 Tyler Rand, 9. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 10. 1 Andy Mayhew, 11. 20 Terry Hunt, 12. 8 Brian Down, 13. 79 Nathan Bosma 14. 09 Robbie Wilson. Time: 7:52.425. Margin of victory: 1.465 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 25 Greg Belyea, 2. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 3. 92 Adam Turner, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 46 Brandon Mowat, 6. 79 Nathan Bosma, 7. 20 Terry Hunt. Time: 3:09.065.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Andy Mayhew, 2. 84 Tyler Rand, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 29 Phil Potts, 6. 8 Brian Down, 7. 09 Robbie Wilson. Time: 2:00.959.


A-Main (25 Laps – 13 Entries): 1. 07 Curtis King, 2. 74 Mike Lucas, 3. 48 Derrick Greig, 4. 88 Josh Hennessy, 5. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 6. 91 Kraig Handley, 7. 11 Dan Ferguson, 8. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 9. 1 Shawn Gregory, 10. 03 Derek Bowers, 11. 78 Shelby Mills, 12. 28 Dan Insley, 13. 12 Adam Whaley (DNS). Time: 12:45.981. Margin of victory: 0.437 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Shawn Gregory, 2. 11 Dan Ferguson, 3. 88 Josh Hennessy, 4. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 5. 07Curtis King, 6. 78 Shelby Mills. Time: 2:08.984.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 74 Mike Lucas, 2. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 3. 28 Dan Insley, 4. 91 Kraig Handley, 5. 12 Adam Whaley, 6. 48 Derrick Greig, 7. 03 Derek Bowers. Time: 2:12.997.


A-Main (25 Laps – 16 Entries – Duel in the Dirt Series qualifier 1): 1. 72 Doug Anderson, 2. 03 Justin Ramsay, 3. 85 Austin Reid, 4. 08 Brian Cross, 5. 7 Rob Dier, 6. 51 Mike Freeman, 7. 2 Leslie Mowat, 8. 14 Chris Dorland, 9. 33 Samantha Mayhew, 10. 02 Carissa Burrows, 11. 29 Rich Sanders, 12. 53 Wade Purchase, 13. 19 Brandon Murrell, 14. 17 Rob Archer, 15. 91 Cory White, 16. 39 Jonah Mutton. No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 72 Doug Anderson, 2. 85 Austin Reid, 3. 08 Brian Cross, 4. 39 Jonah Mutton, 5. 29 Rich Sanders, 6. 02 Carissa Burrows. No time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 19 Brandon Murrell, 3. 51 Mike Freeman, 4. 33 Samantha Mayhew, 5. 14 Chris Dorland. No time.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 53 Wade Purchase, 2. 91 Cory White, 3. 2 Leslie Mowat, 4. 7 Rob Dier, 5. 17 Rob Archer.


A-Main (15 Laps – 15 Entries): 1. 04 Josh Read, 2. 11 Adam Flieler, 3. 0 Tyler French, 4. 14 Matthew Moore, 5. 13 Matthew French, 6. 17 Peter Moore, 7. 44 Nick Hamer, 8. 7 Kevin Hertendy, 9. 06 Steven Usher, 10. 22 Keith Dunk, 11. 08 Josh French, 12. 19 Luke Toms, 13. 24 Bella Cosstick, 14. 27 Glenn Hamer, 15. 10 Jeremy Toms (DNS). No time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11 Adam Flieler, 2. 17 Peter Moore, 3. 0 Tyler French, 4. 06 Steven Usher, 5. 08 Josh French, 6. 7 Kevin Hertendy, 7. 10 Jeremy Toms. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 04 Josh Read, 2. 14 Matthew Moore, 3. 19 Luke Toms, 4. 44 Nick Hamer, 5. 24 Bella Cosstick, 6. 27 Glenn Hamer, 7. Matthew French. No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – 10 Entries): 1. 95 Chris Lammle, 2. 93 Jorden Pickell, 3. 89 Gary Taylor, 4. 01 Dawson Evans, 5. 41 Mike Fletcher, 6. 19 Del MacGregor, 7. 25 Lawrence Evenden, 8. 7 Rick Phillips, 9. 07 Meagan Golden (DQ), 10. 28 Mark McDonald (DNS).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Del MacGregor, 2. 95 Chris Lammle, 3. 01 Dawson Evans, 4. 89 Gary Taylor, 5. 25 Lawrence Evenden. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7 Rick Phillips, 2. 07 Meagan Golden, 3. 93 Jorden Pickell, 4. 41 Mike Fletcher, 5. 28 Mark McDonald (DNS). No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – 13 Entries): 1. 50 Willy Bolton, 2. 85 Brittany Golden, 3. 5 Chantel Golden, 4. 40 Brant Leggett, 5. 87 James Turgeon, 6. 00 Ken Evans, 7. 88 Brittany Ivey, 8. 17 Peter Moore, 9. 77 Ryan Bebee, 10. 63 Emily Harrington, 11. 73 Tabitha Weese, 12. 7 Dylan Lobe, 13. 65 Darrian Johnson. No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7 Dylan Lobe, 2. 50 Willy Bolton, 3. 40 Brant Leggett, 4. 65 Darrian Johnson, 5. 63 Emily Harrington, 6. 77 Ryan Bebee, 7. 88 Brittany Ivey. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 85 Brittany Golden, 2. 5 Chantel Golden, 3. 00 Ken Evans, 4. 87 James Turgeon, 5. 17f Melanie Fortier, 6. 73 Tabitha Weese. No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – Top-5): 1. 11 Adam Flieler/Jennifer Koebel, 2. 95 Chris Lammle/Mike Lammle, 3. 133 Lloyd Moore/Crystal Stewart, 4. 43 Jane Sopaz/Devon Kippen, 5. 55 Tristan Leclair/JP Cormier.

Heat Winners: 11 Adam Flieler/Jennifer Koebel, 07 Megan Golden/Brittney Golden


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 2 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11); 1 – Phil Potts (April 30); 1 – Adam Turner (May 14); 1 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 2 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4); 1 – Dan Ferguson (April 30); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 2 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Brandon Murrell (May 28)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 4 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4), 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21); 1 – Josh Read (June 11)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – Brittany Golden (May 28); 1 – Willy Bolton (June 11)

Southern Ontario Sprints: 1 – Mitch Brown (May 21)

About Bay Marine: Bay Marine is the largest full sale and service marine provider in the Quinte region. Bay Marine is an Ontario’s sales leader for boats, including great names like Ranger, Lund, Moomba, Rinker, Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Hurricane Deck Boats, Striper, Sweetwater Pontoon Boats and the complete Sea-Doo line-up. Now a certified dealer for Can-Am and Ski-Doo, Bay Marine is the proud supplier of the Brighton Speedway Can-Am Side-By-Sides. A family-run company since 1974, visit Bay Marine in Trenton at 516 Highway 2 East, online at, or call (613) 394-6691.

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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. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under RUSH Late Model Weekly Series sanctioning.

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Photo Credit: Rod Henderson