French Picks Up Sixth Win On Rain-Shortened Monster Truck Night

By Josh Gordon

BRIGHTON (July 26, 2015) – Fans packed Brighton Speedway on Saturday night for the Adecco Summer Smash Monster Truck Extravaganza presented by Owasco RV but rain quickly put a damper on the night, as only one division was able to complete its feature race. Fortunately for the fans in attendance, Monster Trucks Aftershock and Krazy Train were able to complete their spectacle before the showers hit the speedway.

Monster Trucks Deliver Crushing Performance

Aftershock2Monster Trucks Krazy Train and Aftershock destroyed several cars courtesy of Brighton Recycling as a part of their car-crushing spectacle in the Speedway’s infield.

Krazy Train, driven by its owner Bob Robbins, was the first to get airborne as he sped into the Speedway over turn 4. Aftershock, driven by Wayne Solly, was quick to follow jumping over turn 1. The two custom-painted Chevrolet Silverados circled the infield with their 1500 horsepower engines roaring and giant Goodyear tires kicking up dirt.

Both Monster Trucks performed mammoth freestyle jumps, much to KrazyTrain1the delight of the Speedway faithful, and Krazy Train’s thunderous whistle had the crowd cheering. The trucks’ destructive nature was intensified when the skies opened up and rain began to plummet onto the Speedway. Spinning and sliding through the wet infield, Krazy Train and Aftershock completed their performance by demolishing the remaining cars that were left standing.

French Claims Sixth Comp 4 Victory

Tyler French (No.0 ABC Taxi) dominated the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 field on Saturday night, cruising to victory and picking up his sixth win of the season.

0French2Bella Cosstick (No. 24 Active Wealth Management) and Emily Weedman (No. 87 Dent Masters) brought the field to life for the 15-lap main event but it was French making his presence felt early, jumping up from his forth-place starting position to lead the first lap.

While French stretched his lead in the opening laps, Adam Chapman (No. 07 Int’l Truckload Services), Austin Reid (No. 85 Young Drivers), and Driver of the Week Shelby Mills (No. 78 ABC Taxi), engaged in a hard-fought battle for second. Mills was finally able to pull away from the battle in lap 13 but she was not able to catch her teammate French, who had built a several car length lead in the caution-free race. Reid and Chapman settled for third and fourth respectively.

Next Week – August 1

Due to the inclement weather that postponed Saturday’s remaining features, the Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models, the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds and the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks will all run double features next week as a part of Bellevue Fabricating and Campbellford Chrysler Fan Appreciation Night.

Kraig Handley and Mike Lucas will bring the field to life in the first Canadian Modified feature. Charlie Sandercock and Greg Belyea will start on the front row in the first Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Model feature and Ryan Connor and Jonah Mutton will take the field to green in the first Brighton Automotive Pro Stock feature.

After the first three features are complete, a full night of racing action will be in store with four divisions in action, including the third Larry’s Towing Pro Stock Triple Crown Race. The Gord’s Water Vantastics will also be in attendance in what is sure to be an action-packed night of racing.

Fans will also have the chance to see three new members inducted to Brighton Speedway’s Wall of Fame. More details about the ceremony, which will take place in the main entrance courtyard, will be released this week.


Complete Results – July 25

Adecco Summer Smash Monster Truck Extravaganza presented by Owasco RV

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models Heat 1 presented by Motosports of Trenton (8 Laps): 1. 25 Greg Belyea, 2. 92 Adam Turner, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 77 Caley Weese, 5. 60 Norm Mayhew, 6. 27 Jason Curlette, 7. 79 Nathan Bosma.

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models Heat 2 presented by Motosports of Trenton (8 Laps): 1. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 2. 46 Brandon Mowatt, 3. 55 Mark Rayner, 4. 11 Corey Earl, 5. 89 Austin King, 6. 84 Tyler Rand.

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models Heat 3 presented by Motosports of Trenton (8 Laps): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 1 Andy Mayhew, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 01 Eli Mayhew 6. 97 David McDonald (DNS).

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 1 presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden (8 Laps): 1. 11 Dan Ferguson, 2. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 3. 48 Derrick Greig, 4. 74 Mike Lucas, 5. 1 Shawn Gregory, 6. 09 Robbie Wilson, 7. 00 Darrell Toms, 8. 88 Josh Hennessey.

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 2 presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden (8 Laps): 1. 87 Andrew Hennessey, 2. 36 Mitch Rosborough, 3. 07 Curtis King, 4. 46 Warren Mowatt, 5. 91 Kraig Handley, 6. 12 Adam Whaley, 7. 28 Dan Insley, 8. 72 Adam Switzer.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 1 presented by Vanderlaan Building Products (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsey, 2. 2 Leslie Mowatt, 3. 51 Mike Freeman, 4. 33 Samantha Thompson, 5. 30 Rob Dier, 6. 53 Wade Purchase, 7. 29 Rich Sanders, 8. 23 Angie Kirby. No Time.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 2 presented by Vanderlaan Building Products (8 Laps): 1. 39 Jonah Mutton, 2. 19 Brandon Murrell, 3. 72 Doug Anderson, 4. 08 Brian Cross, 5. 55 Jamie Marshall, 6. 13 Ryan Connor, 7. 27 Rob Perry. No Time.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s A-Main (20 Laps – 8 Entries): 1. 0 Tyler French, 2. 78 Shelby Mills, 3. 85 Austin Reid, 4. 07 Adam Chapman, 5. 29 Rob Brooks, 6. 87 Emily Weedman, 7. 24 Bella Cosstick, 8. 19 Luke Toms. No Time.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s Heat presented by Brighton Trophy: 1. 85 Austin Reid, 2. 78 Shelby Mills, 3. 0 Tyler French, 4. 07 Adam Chapman, 5. 19 Luke Toms, 6. 87 Emily Weedman, 7. 24 Bella Cosstick, 8. 29 Rob Brooks. No Time. 

Winners to Date

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 5 – Charlie Sandercock (July 11, July 4, June 6, May 16, May 9); 2 – Kyle Sopaz (July 18, May 23); 1 – Adam Turner (June 13); 1 – Corey Earl (May 3)

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 3 – Dan Ferguson (July 18, July 4, June 13); 2 – Curtis King (July 11, May 9); 2 – Andrew Hennessy (June 20, May 3); 1- Mike Lucas (June 6); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 23)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 6 – Justin Ramsay (July 18, July 4, June 13, June 6, May 16, May 3); 2 – Doug Anderson (July 11, May 23); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 6 – Tyler French (July 25, July 4, June 13, May 16, May 9, May 3);2 – Shelby Mills (July 18, May 23); 1 – Brady Greer (June 6).

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Del MacGregor (July 4, May 9); 1 – Adam Flieler (July 18); 1 – Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- Gary Taylor (May 23);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (July 18).

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About RUSH Late Model Racing: The RUSH Dirt Late Model Series sanctions weekly crate late model racing at 14 dirt tracks in five U.S. states (Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and one Canadian province (Ontario). The weekly series boasts a points fund of over $27,000. The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series boasts two separate tours, north and south, that compete from April to October. The two touring series will combine for 24 events across the Northeast in 2015 with an annual points fund in excess of $30,000. 

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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.

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