Dibbits Excavating and 95.5 Classic Hits FM Present Fan Appreciation This Saturday

Fan Appreciation is a fan favourite event that allows all fans to meet their favourite drivers on the racetrack at intermission. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – May 25, 2016 – Brighton Speedway’s 49th season returns to a rumble on Saturday, May 28 for the first Fan Appreciation night of the season presented by Dibbits Excavating and Classic Hits 95.5 FM. Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to meet their favourite drivers on the track at intermission for autographs, pictures and lots of candies. It’s the Brighton Speedway version of Hallowe’en.

All five Brighton Speedway divisions will be in action for the highly popular night of racing. The Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds will compete for 30 laps in the first round of the RONA of Trenton Triple Crown. Race time is 7:00pm and adult admission is just $10.

Saturday’s race also marks the first Brighton Speedway Kids Klub event of the season. Kids Klub members will have the chance to meet their fellow Kids Klub friends before the races in the track courtyard.

The action on the racetrack is heating up at the speedway. In Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model competition, Phil Potts and Steve Baldwin are tied at the top of the championship standings with 505 points and a win each. Charlie Sandercock, Brandon Mowat and Adam Turner are all inside the top-five in the championship standings after finishing in the top-five last Saturday as well.

The Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds return to action after a week off from points racing. Belleville’s Derrick Greig won last Saturday’s Dash for Cash while Dan Ferguson and Doug O’Blenis won the first two points races of the season. Andrew Hennessy is the current point leader with a 20-point advantage over Ferguson. Kraig Handley, Greig, and O’Blenis complete the current top-five.

Fans have witnessed three different drivers claim victories in Brighton Speedway Pro Stock competition so far this season. Doug Anderson won the most recent event last Saturday night while Wade Purchase and Justin Ramsay have also gone to victory lane. A highly competitive division means a fourth straight different winner is certainly a possibility. Jonah Mutton sits second in the championship standings behind Ramsay after a trio of strong finishes and is among the top candidates for a one-way trip to victory lane. Purchase, Mike Freeman and Gores Landing native Brandon Murrell complete the current championship top-five.

Adam Flieler’s win last Saturday night handed him the lead in the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 standings. Flieler returned to the Comp 4 division this season for the first time since 2013. He defeated a competitive field that includes Tyler French and Josh Read, who sit second and third in the standings. Rookie Mathew Moore is currently fourth in the standings following his second-place finish while Peter Moore completes the current top-five.

The Quinte Septic Stingers have just one race under their belt on May 14. Rick Phillips won the Super Stinger season opener while Chantel Golden claimed the opener for the Junior Stingers. Both drivers lead the standings in their respective divisions.

For more information on Saturday’s Fan Appreciation night at Brighton Speedway presented by Dibbits Excavating and Classic Hits 95.5 FM, log-on to www.brightonspeedway.com.


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 1 – Phil Potts (April 30); 1 – Adam Turner (May 14); 1 – Steve Baldwin (May 21)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 1 – Dan Ferguson (April 30); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 1 – Justin Ramsay (April 30); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Doug Anderson (May 21)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 2 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14), 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14)

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14)

Dibbits Excavating: Dibbits Excavating is an excavating contractor located in the Quinte Region. Dibbits offers a full range of excavating services and a wide variety of soil products. Dibbits has continuously expanded since its inception in 1970. Dibbits is a proud sponsor of Brighton Speedway and several racers. Dibbits Excavating – moving the world one bucket at a time. Visit them at 132 Country Road 40 in Trenton or online at www.dibbitsexcavating.com.

95.5 Classic Hits FM: 95.5 Hits FM is one of Belleville’s Best radio stations, playing the best hits from the 80s, 90s and Now! Tune in to 95.5 Hits FM from 5am-10am weekdays for Mark and Ingrid in the Morning. 95.5 Hits FM is CJOJ-FM, a part of Starboard Communications Ltd. For more information or to listen live, visit www.955hitsfm.ca.

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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, 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, 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