Brighton Speedway Kicks Off 2016 Season This Saturday With Monster Energy Season Opener

Curtis King (No.07) and Dan Ferguson (No.11) are just two Canadian Modified drivers who are eager to hunt for a championship this season. King earned two wins in 2015 while Ferguson claimed five. Rod Henderson photo.

MonsterEnergyBy Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (April 25, 2016) – Brighton Speedway will welcome fans and drivers back on Saturday, April 30 to kick start its 49th racing season with the Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Radio Canada.

UCB CanadaAdmission for all ages to the opening night event is just $2 with donation of a non-perishable food item. All food donations are in support of the Brighton Fare Share food bank. Spectator gates open at 5:30pm for the 7:00pm start time. As always, hot laps and warm-ups are at 6:00pm.

On the card for the season opener are the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s.

The Pro Late Models will compete in a 30-lap feature, while the Canadian Modifieds battle for 25 turns around the 1/3-mile oval. Pro Stocks will have a 20-lap distance and Comp 4 drivers face a 15-lap task.

Several Brighton Speedway Pro Late Model drivers already have a race under their belt following last weekend’s Go Nuclear Late Model Series race in New York and are well prepared to start the season close to home.

The Canadian Modified field will be especially impressive as several drivers bring new cars and a new look to the track this season. Reigning Comp 4 champion Shelby Mills has moved up to the division for 2016 to add to a long list of veterans looking for a checkered flag.

Both the Pro Stock and Comp 4 divisions are expected to have ultra-competitive fields. Justin Ramsay returns to defend his Pro Stock championship, while Mills’ departure leaves the Comp 4 championship wide open for a new driver.

For more information on the Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Radio Canada, a full Brighton Speedway schedule, and to read divisional season previews, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

About Monster Energy: At Monster we are all about the things you care about. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans. Monster is a lifestyle in a can. 

About UCB Radio Canada: UCB Canada (Cobourg/Port Hope 90.7FM, Belleville 102.3FM and Kingston 100.5FM) is a Christian radio network which is a part of UCB international, a family of affiliated Christian Media Ministries operating in over 20 countries. The mission is to spread God’s Word and UCB Canada produces its own program, The Word For You Today, to help impart this mission. For more information, visit www.ucbcanada.com.

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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 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, 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, My FM 100.9/93.3, Mystical Distributing, NecksGen Head and Neck Restraint, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Peter’s South End Garage, 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, Sunoco Racing Fuels, 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 and Workman’s OK Tire. 

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, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

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.  

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

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

claytonjohns@brightonspeedway.com

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson

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