Brighton Speedway Makes Record Donation To Local Food Bank

A capacity crowd at Brighton Speedway donated nearly 4000 pounds of food to the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank. Rod Henderson photo.

Just some of the non-perishable food donations to the Food Bank. The trailer was full at the end of the night. Brett Minaker photo.

BRIGHTON, Ont. – May 3, 2016 – Brighton Speedway’s Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Radio Canada was an overwhelming success on Saturday night. A capacity, standing room only crowd took full advantage of $2 admission and helped the track make the largest non-perishable food donation in its history to the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank.

Track officials unloaded 3980 pounds of food on Monday at the Food Bank. The food bank was overflowing with products following the donation. The donation will go towards helping local families in need of food or personal toiletry items.

“It is great to see the fans of Brighton Speedway support this great initiative that continues to grow each year,” said Mark Rinaldi, Brighton Speedway’s owner and track promoter. “This is the largest amount of food we have donated to the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank to date and we’re excited to continue growing this tradition.”

Brighton Speedway would like to extend its sincere thanks to drivers, teams, fans and staff for making the donation possible.

The Brighton Fare Share Food Bank is located at 39 Elizabeth Street in Brighton. It is open the third and fourth Monday of every month from 9:00am to Noon and the fourth Monday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Call (613) 475-4190 for more information.

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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, 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 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

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson