Brighton Speedway Ready for 48th Season Opener

By Clayton Johns

MonsterEnergyBRIGHTON (April 30, 2015) – Brighton Speedway is undergoing final preparations for its 48th season opener on Saturday, May 2 presented by Monster Energy and Kellogg’s Belleville. It will have been 224 days since the last checkered flag fell on the Applefest Shootout weekend when the first race of the 2015 season hits the track.

Kellogg’s cereals mascots Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam will be at the track along with the Monster Energy promotional girls.

Kellogg's logoFans will be treated to a full racing schedule for just $2 admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item to the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank. Children 6-years-old and under are always free.

The Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models, OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s will all be in action on opening night.

Spectator gates will open at 5:30pm. The first hot laps are scheduled to hit the track at 6:00pm with the first green flag of the season on tap at 7:00pm.

Off-Season Improvements

Brighton Speedway has undergone a handful of changes over the cold and oftentimes bitter off-season. Over 150 truck loads of clay were added to the racing surface for the upcoming season. The frontstretch wall from the flag stand to turn one has been updated and replaced as well as a new wall in turn four.

Fans will also notice changes at the concession stands. The number of fryers at each concession stand has doubled along with additional grills to help serve customers faster. The Brighton staff is also examining the way customers are served and looking to make changes in order to reduce wait times at the concession stands.

Although it is not yet in place, a new turn one grandstand will be installed and operational in mid-June. The additional seating will give fans more room throughout the grandstand.

There are plenty of other projects in the works, but many have not been completed due to a late spring.

“We’ve made all of these changes with our dedicated fans in mind,” said track owner/promoter Mark Rinaldi. “We improved the race track to help make our already entertaining racing even more exciting. The changes to our concession stands will help serve customers faster and reduce line-ups.”

As always, fans are encouraged to give their feedback at any time via email at

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Brighton Speedway’s 2015 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bay Marine, Belleville Bulls, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Benson Auto Parts, Bill’s Johns, Breeze 107.9, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Extreme Rush Adventures, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Motorsport Designs, Investor’s Group, John’s Equipment, JJ Stewart Motors, Kellogg Belleville, Lange & Fetter Ford, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Monster Energy, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, OilGARD Anti-Rust, Owasco RV, Part Source, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Rock 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Small Engine Fuels, Star 93.3, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Town and Country Liquidation, TRS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products. VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

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.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson