Campbellford Chrysler and Bellevue Fabricating present Vantastics This Saturday

The Gord’s Water Vantastics return for their second and final race of the season. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

2016 July 30PosterBRIGHTON, Ont. (July 27, 2016) – Brighton Speedway’s 49th season of racing returns to action on Saturday, July 30 with the second and final race of the season for the Gord’s Water Vantastics. The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s are all on the schedule for weekly shows while the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks compete in the final round of the Larry’s Towing Triple Crown.

Spectator gates open at 5:30pm before the action gets underway at 7:00pm. Adult admission is just $10 and a family pass, valid for two adults and up to three children 12 and under, is only $25.

The Gord’s Water Vantastics are a unique form of racing at Brighton. Not only are they minivans instead of stock cars, but each van actually features a team of two: one driver and one navigator. It often produces some of the wackiest and most entertaining racing around.

Steve Baldwin holds the hot hand in Late Model competition after a dominating performance last week. (Rod Henderson photo).

Steve Baldwin holds the hot hand in Late Model competition after a dominating performance last week. (Rod Henderson photo).

Entering the final week of July racing, Phil Potts has claimed the championship point lead with two wins and two second-place finishes in the month so far. The margin for error remain slim though, as he holds just a 15-point advantage over Charlie Sandercock. Brandon Mowat sits third, just 70 points back of the lead. Adam Turner and Steve Baldwin complete the current top-five.

Andrew Hennessy’s fifth win of the season padded his lead in the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified standings last week. He sits on a 225-point gap over Dan Ferguson and Kraig Handley, who sit tied for second. Derrick Greig occupies the fourth spot, just 30 points ahead of Josh Hennessy.

The standings remain unchanged in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock division following last week’s race where the top four drivers in points finished in the top four positions. Justin Ramsay holds a 150-point lead over Wade Purchase. Doug Anderson sits 35 points back of Purchase for second while Brandon Murrell is fourth on the strength of his second win. Jonah Mutton is fifth.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s return to regular weekly action after completing the ABC Taxi Triple Crown portion of their schedule last week. Tyler French claimed the Triple Crown this year. He is in commanding control in the overall championship standings with a 345-point lead. Josh Read occupies second, although he will not compete the rest of the season. Matthew Moore is third in the standings ahead of Adam Flieler and Peter Moore.

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Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 3 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2, July 16); 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: 5 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 23); 3 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25, July 16); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11); 1 – Josh Hennessy (July 9)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 5 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2); 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)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 4 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 2 – Luke Toms (July 16, July 23); 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21);

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

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

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18); 1 – Dylan Westbrook (July 9)

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

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

About Campbellford Chrysler/JJ Stewart Motors: Campbellford Chrysler and JJ Stewart Motors have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying their customer’s needs. JJ Stewart Motors, located in Norwood, and Campbellford Chrysler, located on Hwy.30 just south of Campbellford, are among the top dealers for Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep in the area. The Brighton Speedway Dodge Ram pace truck is provided by Campbellford Chrysler. Receive a FREE family pass to regular Saturday night racing at Brighton Speedway when you test drive at Campbellford Chrysler. Visit them online at and

About Bellevue Fabricating:
Located in Belleville, Ont., Bellevue Fabricating has been in business since 1975. As a competitive, multi-disciplined company with professionally qualified personnel, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd. provides custom fabrication to the marketplace while maintaining only the highest standards in product, service and safety. Dedicated to quality craftsmanship in both design and fabrication, the company has the ability to produce a broad scope of customized metal products. Bellevue Fabricating offers a complete range of services to meet the stringent demands of a multitude of industries. For more information, visit or call (613) 968-6721.

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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