Brighton Speedway Hosts Final Fan Appreciation Night And Welcomes Kids Race For CNAF This Saturday

Fans will get the chance to meet their favourite drivers on the track during the final Fan Appreciation night of the season this Saturday at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 24, 2016 – Brighton Speedway’s final week of regular racing before a trio of special events has become a big event on its own. A rainout two weeks ago has scheduled the final Fan Appreciation night of the season for Saturday, August 27 along with the Kids Race for the Canadian National Autism Foundation presented by Greig Truck and Trailer, Behan Construction, and Towne & Country Liquidation.

Representatives from the Canadian National Autism Foundation will be on hand to provide information and resources about autism and the Kids Race. The CNAF is a non-profit organization run by parents of children with autism in Canada. Brighton Speedway is happy to partner with CNAF to help raise autism awareness in our local community and in Canada.

The night’s racing features an action-packed schedule with four divisions on the card. The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models will headline the show also featuring the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s.

Entering Saturday’s race, the 18th week of the season, the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models feature the tightest point battle of any division. Phil Potts and Charlie Sandercock sit tied at 2440 points each through 13 races. Three points races remain this season to decide the track championship.

The two drivers have traded the points lead multiple times over the last couple of weeks and there’s a common feeling the battle will come down to the final night. A repeat of 2013’s championship duel where Sandercock and Corey Earl were tied after the final race seems entire possible. The two drivers settled the championship with a head-to-head 10-lap race, which Sandercock won.

Adam Turner remains in the hunt as well, 75 points back in third, while Brandon Mowat sits fourth, 165 points back, and Kyle Sopaz occupies fifth.

Andrew Hennessy has a comfortable 335-point advantage at the top of the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified standings with Kraig Handley second and Dan Ferguson third. Josh Hennessy and Derrick Greig occupy the final top-five spots.

The battle in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock division has also tightened up with Justin Ramsay just 150 markers ahead of Doug Anderson for the championship lead. Brandon Murrell holds third-place ahead of the injured Wade Purchase. Mat Purchase will drive the final four points races of the season in place of his son. Jonah Mutton is fifth.

Tyler French has a cushy 400-point lead over rookie Matthew Moore with three points races remaining. French needs only to start this week’s feature to secure the championship. Peter Moore jumped to third in the standings on the strength of his third-place finish. Adam Flieler and Luke Toms round out the top-five.

Race time is 7:00pm, but spectator gates will open at 5:30pm for the popular Fan Appreciation event. Adult admission is just $10 and a Family Pass is $25. Additional event details at


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 4 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2, July 16, July 30); 3 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11, July 23); 2 – Adam Turner (May 14, June 18); 2 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28, July 9); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 6 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 23, July 30); 3 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25, July 16); 2 – Josh Hennessy (July 9, August 6); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11);

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 6 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 30); 2 – Wade Purchase (May 14, July 16); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 2 – Brandon Murrell (May 28, July 23); 1 – Jonah Mutton (July 9); 1 – Austin Reid (August 6)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 5 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4, July 30); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 2 – Luke Toms (July 16, July 23); 2 – Adam Flieler (May 21, August 6);

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 2 – Del MacGregor (July 9, August 6); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Arthur McCauley (June 25); 1 – Mark MacDonald (July 23)

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – Brittany Golden (May 28, August 6); 2 – Willy Bolton (June 11, July 23); 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25); 1 – Dylan Lobb (July 9)

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18); 2 – Dylan Westbrook (July 9, August 6)

Go Nuclear Late Model Series: 1 – Charlie Sandercock (June 25)

Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club: 1 – Shawn Gregory (July 16)

About Canadian National Austim Foundation: The Canadian National Autism Foundation was formed in June 2000 by parents of children with autism. The foundation is completely run and administrated by unpaid volunteers. The objectives of the Canadian National Autism Foundation are charitable. The Canadian National Autism Foundation has been formed to provide funding for educating the general public and professionals, providing information and resources to families of people with autism, providing funding for Canadian based research and development, and promoting national autism awareness. For more information visit

About Greig Truck and Trailer: Located in Trenton, Ont. at Greig Truck and Trailer they their very best to keep your truck on the road with safe and reliable service without breaking the bank. Whether you need an oil change, an engine job, brakes replacement or adjustment, or a simple light fix, the goal is to get you back on the road as quick as possible. Visit for more information.

About Towne & Country Liquidation: Located in Bellevile, Ont., Towne and Country Liquidation is a family-owned business that offers name brand merchandise at discounted prices. Stop in often to see the current deals as new and exciting merchandise arrives on a weekly basis.

About Behan Construction: Your sponsor for tonight’s race event, Behan Construction Limited has been providing road building, water main and sewer line installation to the Northumberland County area for over 55 years. Many of the streets and underground services here in Brighton have been built or reconstructed by Behan Construction. Currently Behan Construction forces can be found on the way into Brighton on Highway 30 where Young and George streets are undergoing a major reconstruction with new sewer, water lines and a complete rebuild of the roads. For more information, visit

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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, 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.

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

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson