Dylan Westbrook Claims Night One Of Labour Day Classic Weekend

17-year-old Dylan Westbrook in victory lane with representatives from Rock 107 following his third straight SOS win at Brighton. (Rod Henderson photo).

King, Ramsay, French, McDonald and Bulten Also Winners

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – September 3, 2016 – The first night of the 2016 Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, Rock 107 and Mystical Distributing saw a busy pit area, full grandstand and packed campground at Brighton Speedway. A total 85 cars signed in for competition as the Southern Ontario Sprints headlined the show with a 25-lap main event on their fifth visit to Brighton this season.

Westbrook Wins Third Straight Brighton Start With SOS

Dylan Westbrook (No.47x) and Kyle Fraser (No.01) race through turn three during the Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap feature on night one of the Labour Day Classic weekend. (Rod Henderson photo).

Dylan Westbrook (No.47x) and Kyle Fraser (No.01) race through turn three during the Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap feature on night one of the Labour Day Classic weekend. (Rod Henderson photo).

Dylan Westbrook (No.47x Bradshaw Fuels) is quickly becoming the Sprint Car king at Brighton Speedway. The Oakland, Ont. teenager won his third straight Southern Ontario Sprints series race at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. The 360 Sprint Car rookie started outside the front row with the ‘Joyceville Jet’ Rick Wilson (No.42w Draper Doors) on the pole.

Wilson paced the first four circuits until the only caution of the race slowed the field in turn four after Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) spun in turn four. Westbrook made his move on the single-file restart, throwing a slidejob at Wilson in turn one to take the lead off turn two. Wilson tried to return the favour at the other end of the track, but hopped the cushion in turn four and Westbrook held the lead.

At the halfway point, Westbrook had pulled away to a full straightaway lead over Wilson, but it began to evaporate over the final 10 laps as Westbrook struggled through two-wide lapped traffic. The lead was reduced to five car lengths on the final lap, enough for Westbrook to hold on for his fifth SOS win this season. Wilson finished in second ahead of Warren Mahoney (No.25 RBM Carriers), Sandercock and Steve Lyons (No.9 Creative Edge).

Curtis King Wins Second Canadian Modified Feature

Curtis King in victory lane with Rock 107 representatives. (Rod Henderson photo).

Curtis King in victory lane with Rock 107 representatives. (Rod Henderson photo).

Wooler’s Curtis King (No.07 Flowmetrix) started on the pole for the 25-lap Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified feature and led every lap to earn the win. The race was slow to start with four cautions in the opening three laps before the final 22 laps ran without incident.

Josh Hennessy (No.88 A&A Haulage) challenged King early in the outside lane, but was overtaken by Picton’s Kraig Handley (No.91 Tri-Canadian Energy) for second on lap eight. Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise) relegated Hennessy to fourth on the same lap.

King maintained a consistent three car-length gap over Handley until Ferguson took the runner-up spot on lap 14. Ferguson followed King around the bottom of the racetrack, as the No.07 raced without error to secure the victory. Andrew Hennessy (No.87 RJ Equipment) used a last lap pass to claim third over Handley and Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care).

Ramsay Tops Pro Stocks For Seventh Win

Justin Ramsay in victory lane with Ultramar representative. (Rod Henderson photo).

Justin Ramsay in victory lane with Ultramar representative. (Rod Henderson photo).

The ‘Rossmore Rocket’ Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) drove to victory lane for the seventh time this season in Brighton Automotive Pro Stock action. The win initially appeared like it would happen in convincing fashion after he started outside row two, but was never able to pull away from the top three.

Ramsay led the first lap after Art Rogers (No.38 Wilson Engines) and Chris Dorland (No.14 Performance Sales) led the field to the green flag. Doug Anderson jumped from sixth to second by lap two to challenge Ramsay. The two raced nose-to-tail until they restarted side-by-side on lap seven following a caution for an expired motor on Brian Cross’ Sobey’s sponsored No.08.

Jonah Mutton made his presence felt following the restart and stuck with the top two drivers in a three-car breakaway. Mutton raced passed Anderson for second on lap 12. He chased Ramsay the final eight laps, but Ramsay was able to pull away in lapped traffic to complete the win.

French Scores Comp 4 Win

Tyler French in victory lane with an Ultramar representative. (Rod Henderson photo).

Tyler French in victory lane with an Ultramar representative. (Rod Henderson photo).

Tyler French (No.0 Empey Tire) returned to victory lane in the 15-lap main event for the Bill’s Johns Comp 4. Polesitter Adam Flieler (No.11 Double D Sports Bar) led the opening two laps before rookie Matthew Moore (No.14 Farl’s Auto Body) took the point on the third lap. French raced to second on the same lap and the two drivers broke away from the rest of the field. At the halfway point, French took the lead from Moore in turn four and then danced away to claim his sixth win of the season. Moore held on to second while Luke Toms (No.19 Diamond Detailing) won a battle for third over Peter Moore (No.17 Sherry’s Pet Grooming). Nick Hamer (No.44) was fifth.

MacDonald and Bulten Earn Stinger Wins

Mark MacDonald won the Super Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Mark MacDonald won the Super Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Mark MacDonald (No.28 Cannifton Garage) started outside the front row for the Quinte Septic Super Stinger feature and used the track position to his advantage from the drop of the green flag. MacDonald led the opening lap while Jorden Pickell (No.93 Sowerby Signs) raced in to second on lap two. The only caution of the race came on lap seven for debris and MacDonald held off a challenge from Pickell and Del MacGregor (No.19 R Ward Construction) over the final five laps to secure his second win of the season.

Willy Bulten won his third Junior Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

Willy Bulten won his third Junior Stinger feature. (Rod Henderson photo).

In Junior Stinger action, Willy Bulten (No.50) raced from the eighth starting position to his third win of the season. Tony Reid (No.4) led the field to the green flag and paced the opening two laps before the first caution of the race. Bulten used the restart to take the lead and ran away from fellow rookie Brock Gregory (No.1 Like Nu Driveway Sealing) to earn his division-leading third feature win. Brittany Golden (No.85 Rapid Rad) was third after a last lap pass to take the final podium spot.

Up Next – Labour Day Classic Weekend Day Two

The Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, Mystical Distributing and Rock 107 continues tonight with another full show for the Southern Ontario Sprints as well as topless races for the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models and Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds. The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks are also on the card. Racing starts an hour earlier than usual at 6:00pm.



A-Main (25 Laps – 14 Entries): 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 2. 42w Rick Wilson, 3. 25 Warren Mahoney, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 9 Steve Lyons, 6. 22 Shawn Sliter, 7. 11J Chris Jones, 8. 48 Mike Burkin, 9. 01 Kyle Fraser, 10. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 11. 15aw April Wilson, 12. 66 Frank Baranowski, 13. 15 Mike Ferrell, 14. 7 Brandon Murrell. No Time. Margin of Victory: 1.296 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9 Steve Lyons, 2. 42w Rick Wilson, 3. 22 Shawn Sliter, 4. 01 Kyle Fraser, 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 6. 15aw April Wilson, 7. 15 Mike Ferrell. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 2. 11J Chris Jones, 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 4. 25 Warren Mahoney, 5. 48 Mike Burkin, 6. 66 Frank Baranowski, 7. 7 Brandon Murrell. Time: 1:48.038.


A-Main (25 Laps – 15 Entries): 1. 07 Curtis King, 2. 11 Dan Ferguson, 3. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 4. 91 Kraig Handley, 5. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 6. 48 Derrick Greig, 7. 12 Adam Whaley, 8. 03 Derek Bowers, 9. 2 Leslie Mowat, 10. 55 Jamie Marshall, 11. 84 Mark Busscher, 12. 88 Josh Hennessy, 13. 1 Shawn Gregory, 14. 78 Shelby Mills, 15. 00 Darrell Toms. No Time. Margin of victory: 0.370 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 07 Curtis King, 2. 48 Derrick Greig, 3. 11 Dan Ferguson, 4. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 5. 84 Mark Busscher, 6. 12 Adam Whaley, 7. 00 Darrell Toms, 8. 55 Jamie Marshall. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Shawn Gregory, 2. 03 Derek Bowers, 3. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 4. 88 Josh Hennessy, 5. 91 Kraig Handley, 6. 78 Shelby Mills, 7. 2 Leslie Mowat. Time: 2:13.327.


A-Main (20 Laps – 19 Entries): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 39 Jonah Mutton, 3. 72 Doug Anderson, 4. 51 Mike Freeman, 5. 85 Austin Reid, 6. 29 Rich Sanders, 7. 19 Brandon Murrell, 8. 2 Warren Mowat, 9. 13 Ryan Connor, 10. 33 Samantha Mayhew, 11. 38 Art Rodgers, 12. 02 Carissa Burrows, 13. 17 Rob Archer, 14. 46 Adam Switzer, 15. 7 Rob Dier, 16. 23 Angie Kirby, 17. 08 Brian Cross, 18. 14 Chris Dorland, 19. 31 Dayna Netzel. No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7 Rob Dier, 2. 19 Brandon Murell, 3. 08 Brian Cross, 4. 85 Austin Reid, 5. 38 Art Rodgers, 6. 17 Rob Archer, 7. 46 Adam Switzer. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 39 Jonah Mutton, 3. 2 Warren Mowat, 4. 33 Samantha Mayhew, 5. 14 Chris Dorland, 6. 31 Dayna Netzel. No Time.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51 Mike Freeman, 2. 72 Doug Anderson, 3. 13 Ryan Connor, 4. 29 Rich Sanders, 02 Carissa Burrows, 23 Angie Kirby. No Time.


A-Main (15 Laps – 10 Entries): 1. 0 Tyler French, 2. 14 Matthew Moore, 3. 19 Luke Toms, 4. 17 Peter Moore, 5. 44 Nick Hamer, 6. 24 Bella Cosstick, 7. 7 Rob Dier, 8. 11 Adam Flieler, 9. 22 Keith Dunk, 10. 10 Jeremy Toms. No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Luke Toms, 2. 44 Nick Hamer, 3. 14 Matthew Moore, 4. 0 Tyler French, 5. 17 Peter Moore, 6. 24 Bella Cosstick, 7. 11 Adam Flieler, 8. 7 Kevin Hertendy, 9. 10 Jeremy Toms, 10. 22 Keith Dunk. No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – 12 Entries): 1. 28 Mark MacDonald, 2. 19 Del MacGregor, 3. 93 Jorden Pickell, 4. 07 Meagan Golden, 5. 95 Chris Lammle, 6. 99 Arthur McCauley, 7. 89 Gary Taylor, 8. 01 Dawson Evans, 9. 25 Lawrence Evenden, 10. 41 Mike Fletcher, 11. 27 David Lemon, 12. 7 Rick Phillips (DQ). No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 25 Lawrence Evenden, 2. 93 Jorden Pickell, 3. 28 Mark MacDonald, 4. 19 Del MacGregor, 5. 01 Dawson Evans, 6. 41 Mike Fletcher. No Time.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 7 Rick Phillips, 2. 27 David Lemon, 3. 99 Arthur McCauley, 4. 95 Chris Lammle, 5. 89 Gary Taylor, 6. 07 Meagan Golden.


A-Main (12 Laps – 15 Entries): 1. 50 Willy Bulten, 2. 1 Brock Gregory, 3. 85 Brittany Golden, 4. 5 Chantel Golden, 5. 87 James Turgeon, 6. 68 Wayne Jordan, 7. 4 Tony Reid, 8. 17 Melanie Fortier, 9. 63 Mike Harrington, 10. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 11. 6 Tom Cole, 12. 73 Patty Simpson, 13. 11 Jim Kotsilidis, 14. 7 Dylan Lobb, 15. 00 Ken Evans (DQ). No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1 Brock Gregory, 2. 11 Jim Kotsilidis, 3. 7 Dylan Lobb, 4. 17 Melanie Fortier, 5. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 6. 85 Brittany Golden (DQ), 7. 87 James Turgeon (DQ), 8. 6 Tom Cole (DNS). No Time.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 68 Wayne Jordan, 2. 50 Willy Bulten, 3. 00 Ken Evans, 4. 4 Tony Reid, 5. 63 Mike Harrington, 6. 73 Patty Simpson, 7. 5 Chantel Golden (DQ). No Time.


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 4 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2, July 16, July 30); 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); 1 – Brandon Mowat (August 27)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 6 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 23, July 30); 4 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25, July 16, August 27); 2 – Josh Hennessy (July 9, August 6); 2 – Curtis King (June 11, September 3); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Shawn Gregory (August 20)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 7 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 30, August 20, September 3); 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); 1 – Austin Reid (August 6); 1 – Mike Freeman (August 27)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 6 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4, July 30, September 3); 3 – Luke Toms (July 16, July 23, August 27); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 2 – Adam Flieler (May 21, August 6); 1 – Jeff Humphrey (August 20)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 2 – Del MacGregor (July 9, August 6); 2 – Arthur McCauley (June 25, August 20); 2 – Mark MacDonald (July 23, September 3);1 – Rick Phillips (May 14);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 3 – Willy Bulten (June 11, July 23, September 3); 2 – Brittany Golden (May 28, August 6); 2 – Dylan Lobb (July 9, August 20); 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25);

Southern Ontario Sprints: 3 – Dylan Westbrook (July 9, August 6, September 3); 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18);

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

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

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Photo Credit: Rod Henderson