Canada Day Mid-Season Championships This Saturday With Mystical Distributing Firework Show

Dan Ferguson (No.11) is the current Canadian Modified track record holder and the most recent winner. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

2016 July 2 PosterBRIGHTON, Ont. (June 29, 2016) – Brighton Speedway is excited to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with it’s annual Mid-Season Championships presented by Brighton Automotive and The Community Press and a special fireworks show from Mystical Distributing. Drivers in all four divisions in action will have the opportunity to set a new track record in single-car time trials on Saturday which begin at 5:00pm. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm.

Last season, three drivers set new track records. Dan Ferguson set a new track record in Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified qualifying with a lap of 15.598 seconds. Justin Ramsay’s lap o 16.573 seconds was a new track record for the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks while Brady Greer’s time of 18.175 seconds was a new Bill’s Johns Comp 4 record.

All four divisions will compete in extra distances races. Many of Brighton’s Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model drivers will be competing in their second straight 50-lap race. The Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds battle for 40 laps in their second longest race of the season. The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks face a 25-lap distance and the Bill’s Johns Comp 4s will battle for 20 laps.

Charlie Sandercock set fast time in Pro Late Model time trials last year with a lap of 14.371 seconds, but bettered the mark last week in Go Nuclear Late Model Series time trials with a lap of 14.173 seconds. Brandon Mowat, Greg Belyea and Tyler Rand were all under the 2015 mark one week ago, which should make things interesting depending on track conditions. Sandercock enters the race with a 35-point advantage over Picton’s Adam Turner.

In Canadian Modified competition, Andrew Hennessy holds a 40-point advantage over Ferguson. Kraig Handley, Derrick Greig and Doug O’Blenis complete the current top-five in the standings.

Meanwhile, Ramsay leads the current Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks standings over perennial rival Doug Anderson while Brandon Murrell, Wade Purchase and Jonah Mutton complete the current top-five. Austin Reid is the top-rookie in the standings in the sixth spot.

Tyler French remains the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 leader ahead of Josh Read and Adam Flieler, all of which have at least one win this season. Matthew Moore and Peter Moore (no relation) round out the top-five.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00pm with the early event start time of 5:00pm for time trials. Adult admission is $15 for the special event, Youth(13-16)/Seniors are $13, Children (7-12) are $4 and a Family Pass is $40. Children 6 and under are always free. Visit for more information.


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

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

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 4 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Brandon Murrell (May 28)

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

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Arthur McCauley

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – Brittany Golden (May 28); 1 – Willy Bolton (June 11); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25)

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18)

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

About Brighton Automotive: Brighton Automotive is a high-quality auto aftermarket parts dealer serving the Northumberland and Quinte regions in Eastern Ontario. Brighton Automotive began in 1988 and has grown over the past 26 years. Its current location at 140 Prince Edward Street in Brighton offers a showroom featuring many Canadian-made parts at competitive prices. Stop in and visit their friendly and knowledgeable staff to help keep your vehicle in peak performance condition. Visit them online at to find out more.

About The Community Press: The Community Press is your source for local news, sports and information. The Community Press is the official local newspaper of Brighton Speedway, where you can find race night recaps each week. Visit to read online or to subscribe.


About Mystical Distributing: Mystical Distributing is your one-stop shop for fireworks in Canada. Every year, Mystical brings the best variety of fireworks from around the world to the Canadian market. For all of your Firework needs, visit Mystical online at or contact their Eastern office in Trenton at (613) 394-7056.

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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