Brighton Speedway Announces 2016 Season Schedule

BRIGHTON, Ont. (March 10, 2016) – Brighton Speedway is excited to announce the 2016 schedule for its 49th season of racing featuring 24 events over 22 weeks and five weekly racing divisions. Fans will have their first opportunity to pick-up a copy of the 2016 schedule at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo at the International Centre in Toronto, March 11-13.

The 1/3-mile clay oval will host the same five divisions of racing on Saturday nights in 2016, including the Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Dirt Late Model Weekly Series, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive RUSH Pro Stock Weekly Series, Bill’s Johns Comp 4s and Quinte Septic Stinger Divisions.

The season kicks off on April 30 with the Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Canada. Fans will receive $2 admission to the event with the donation of a non-perishable food item.


A full crowd gets ready for another night of racing action. Rod Henderson Photo.

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to Brighton for six events in 2016. Ontario’s only touring Sprint Car series will make stops on May 21, June 18, July 9, August 6, and on September 3 and 4 as part of the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Sanderson Tire and Automotive.

The always popular Workman’s OK Tire School Bus races are in action on June 4 and as part of the Lange & Fetter Ford Eve of Destruction on October 1.

The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series visits Brighton on June 25 for a 50-lap showdown, marking a new event at the speedway in 2016.

The 50-lap John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial for the OilGARD Canadian Modifieds is scheduled as a standalone event on September 10.

Brighton’s premier annual event, the Partsource Applefest Shootout Weekend presented by Cool 100, returns with more excitement in 2016 on Friday and Saturday, September 23-24. The event features the Image Factor 100-lap 358 Modified invitiational, Excel Tower Service 65-lap Great Crate Race, DIRTcar Sportsman invitational and tour event, RUSH Late Model Weekly Series invitational, Duel in the Dirt Pro Stock Series championship finale and Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club.

Fan Appreciation nights are scheduled for May 28 and August 13 and will allow fans to meet their favourite drivers on track.

Other major events at the speedway in 2016 include the Adecco Summer Smash Monster Truck Extravaganza presented by Owasco RV on July 23 and the Brighton Automotive and Mystical Distributing Canada Day Championships on July 2.

Other special nights include Lester’s Toonie Hot Dog night on May 7, the CANEX Salute to the Forces Night on July 16, and the Kid’s Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation on August 13.

Also returning in 2016 are the Triple Crown Series for four weekly racing divisions, including Hotch’s Auto Parts Pro Late Model Triple Crown, RONA Trenton Canadian Modified Triple Crown, Larry’s Towing Pro Stock Triple Crown, and ABC Taxi Comp 4 Triple Crown.

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2016 Brighton Speedway Schedule

*All events begin at 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.

LM = Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Dirt Late Models, CM = Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, PS = Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, C4 = Bill’s Johns Comp 4, ST = Quinte Septic Stingers, TC = Triple Crown Event

April 30 – Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Canada ($2 Admission) – LM, CM, PS, C4

May 7 – Classic Rock 107.9 presents Lester’s Toonie Hot Dog night – LM, CM, PS, ST, C4 TC1

May 14 – AeCON presents Weekly Racing – LM, CM, C4, PS TC1

May 21 – NOCO Fuels and Mix 97 present the Southern Ontario Sprints – PS, C4, LM TC1 – 6th annual Chili Contest

May 28 – Dibbits Excavating and Classic Hits 95.5 Fan Appreciation Night – LM, PS, C4, ST, CM TC1

June 4 – Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races presented by Lange & Fetter Ford & Hotch’s Auto Parts – LM, CM, PS, C4 TC2

June 11 – Bay Marine, Towne & Country Liquidation and UCB Canada present Weekly Racing – LM, CM, C4, PS Duel in the Dirt qualifier 1, Gord’s Water Vantastics

June 18 – Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Vanderlaan Building Products – LM, CM, C4, PS TC2

June 25 – Campbellford Chrysler & JJ Stewart Motors “Schools Out!” Go Nuclear! Late Model Series (50 Laps) presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden – PS, C4, ST, CM TC2

July 2 – Brighton Automotive, The Community Press and Mystical Distribution Canada Day Championships – Time Trials at 5:00pm – LM, CM, PS, C4

July 9 – Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Southern Ontario Sprint presented by VanZuylen Tire and Alignment and Electro Cables – CM, PS, ST, LM TC2, Kiwanis Club of Trenton Kart Klub Demo

July 16 – CANEX Salute to the Forces night featuring Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club – LM, CM, C4, PS Duel in the Dirt qualifier 2

July 23 – Adecco Summer Smash Monster Truck Extravaganze presented by Owasco RV – LM, CM, PS, ST, C4 TC3

July 30 – Bellevue Fabricating & Campbellford Chrysler present Weekly Racing – LM, CM, C4, PS TC3, Gord’s Water Vantastics

August 6 – Sanderson’s Tire and Automtive Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Rapid Rad and My FM 93.3 – PS, C4, ST, CM TC3

August 13 – Kid’s Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation presented by Greig Truck & Trailer and Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning – CM, PS, C4, LM TC3

August 20 – Weese Racing Anti-Bullying Night presented by McDougall Insurance and Financial and Read’s Accounting – LM, CM, PS, C4, ST

August 27 – Behan Construction and Towne & Country Liquidation present Weekly Racing – LM, CM, PS, C4, Mechanics Races

ULTRAMAR Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, Rock 107 and Mystical Distributing

September 3 – Southern Ontario Sprints, CM, PS, C4, ST

September 4 – Southern Ontario Sprints, LM Topless, CM Topless, PS, Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Sprint Car Dash (6:00pm start time)

September 10 –John’s Equipment Danny Reid Memorial – CM 50, LM, PS, C4

PartSource Applefest Shootout Weekend presented by Cool 100,, Lucas Oil & Coca-Cola

September 23 – DIRTcar Sportsman Invitational, RUSH Late Model Invitational, Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club, PS, C4, ST

September 24 – Image Factor 358 Modified 100-Lap Shootout, DIRTcar Sportsman Series, Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race LM 65, Duel in the Dirt PS 50, CM (6:00pm start time)

October 1 – Lange and Fetter Ford Eve of Destruction – Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races, Brighton Recycling Demolition Derby, Hotch’s Auto Parts 100-Lap Monster Enduro, Juniors Race, Ladies Race, The Gauntlet, Flag Pole Race, and Trailer Race (1:00pm start time)

*Schedule subject to change. 

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About RUSH Late Model Racing: The RUSH Dirt Late Model Series sanctions weekly crate late model racing at 14 dirt tracks in five U.S. states (Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and one Canadian province (Ontario). The weekly series boasts a points fund of over $27,000. The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series will host 18 events in 2016. The tour will visit 13 different racetracks in three states (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania) and Ontario while awarding $5000 to the tour champion and paying down the top 12 positions. Overall, the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will put $170,000 in cash and contingencies directly in to the hands of local racers.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include: Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Bazell Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions. 

Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5 Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, JJ Stewart Motors, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Monster Energy, Mix 97 My FM 93.3, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Towne and Country Liquidation, TAS Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products and VanZuylen Tire and Alignment.

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 Series sanctioning.

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

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson