Massive Part Source Applefest Shootout Scheduled This Weekend at Brighton Speedway

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON (September 24, 2015) – Brighton Speedway is set for its biggest event of the season, the Part Source Applefest Shootout which kicks off on Friday, September 25. The race weekend will feature five prestigious races with eight different divisions competing over the course of the two-day show.

PecoreThe action heats up on Friday, September 25 with the only visit of the season for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Drivers from Cornwall, Brockville, Merrittville and Humberstone Speedways are all expected to be in attendance. Cornwall’s Shane Pecore has confirmed his attendance at the event and will look for his second Applefest win following his 2013 triumph and a third-place finish one year ago. Ridgeway, Ont. native Gary Lindberg is the defending champion of the race.

Friday night’s action will also see the final points night of the season for Brighton’s Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4s and Quinte Septic Stingers while the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club makes their final visit of the season.

RudolphSaturday marks the busiest night of the season with 265 feature laps scheduled across four divisions. The DIRTcar 358 Modifieds make their return to the speedway for the annual 100-lap showdown. ‘Super’ Mario Clair and “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell have each won two Applefest Shootouts at Brighton. It will be a highly competitive field of drivers trying to prevent the two frontrunners from completing the hat-trick.

The Go Nuclear Late Model Series makes its only appearance of the year at Brighton for the 5th annual McDougall Insurance and Financial Great Crate Race presented by Excel Tower Service. Dale Caswell of West Monroe, NY is the two-time reigning winner of the event. The top five drivers in Brighton Speedway and Go Nuclear Series points are guaranteed starters in the event. Trenton’s Charlie Sandercock leads both sets of championship standings. Over 30 drivers are expected to battle for 24 starting spots in the 65-lap main event with $6000 on the line.

GreatCrateRace CaswellBrighton’s Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified division will decide their 2015 champion over 50 laps in the Danny Reid Memorial presented by John’s Equipment. Dan Ferguson enters the final night with a 35-point lead over fellow Picton native Andrew Hennessy. The championship chase is far from settled between the two drivers heading in to the final night.

The final showdown scheduled for Saturday night is the $1000-to-win, 50-lap Duel in the Dirt Pro Stock finale. The four track mini-series allows Pro Stock drivers from four tracks to compete against one another in a four-race mini-series which also includes two qualifying races at each home track. Dave Bailey, a regular at both Ohsweken and Merrittville Speedways, won the first series race at Humberstone Speedway on August 2. The second two races at Merrittville and Ohsweken were rained out on September 11 and 12, respectively. Bailey has a very slim two-point lead over Brighton point leader Justin Ramsay entering the final race.

Applefest Shootout Tickets And Event Times

Racing is scheduled to get underway at 7:00pm on Friday, September 25. General adult admission for the event is just $15. Youths and Seniors are $13. A family pass is $40.

The action will start one our earlier – at 6:00pm – on Saturday, September 26. General adult admission for the final racing program of the 2015 stock car season at Brighton Speedway is $23. Youths and Seniors are $20. A family pass is $65.

For more information on the PartSource Applefest Shootout presented by Lucas Oil, Motorsports Design, Coca-Cola and Cool 100, fans and drivers can log on to

Winners to Date

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 8 – Charlie Sandercock (August 22, August 15, July 25, July 11, July 4, June 6, May 16, May 9); 2 – Phil Potts (August 29, August 1); 2 – Kyle Sopaz (July 18, May 23); 2 – Adam Turner (September 6, June 13); 1 – Corey Earl (May 2).

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 5 – Dan Ferguson (August 22, August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13); 4 – Andrew Hennessy (September 5, August 15, June 20, May 3); 3 – Doug O’Blenis (August 29; July 25, May 23); 2 – Curtis King (July 11, May 9); 1 – Shawn Gregory (August 8); 1- Mike Lucas (June 6).

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 11 – Justin Ramsay (September 6, September 5, August 29, August 15, August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13, June 6, May 16, May 3); 4 – Doug Anderson (August 22, August 8, July 11, May 23); 1 – 19 Brandon Murrell (July 25); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9).

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 7 – Tyler French (August 29; July 25, July 4, June 13, May 16, May 9, May 3); 4 – 29 Josh Read (September 5, August 22, August 15, August 8); 2 – Shelby Mills (July 18, May 23); 1 – 85 Austin Reid (August 1); 1 – Brady Greer (June 6).

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 3 – Del MacGregor (August 8, July 4, May 9); 1 – 28 Mark McDonald (August 15); 2 – Adam Flieler (September 5, July 18); 1 – Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- Gary Taylor (May 23);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – 01 Dawson Evans (September 5, August 8) 2 – Chantel Golden (August 15, July 18).

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About 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  

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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.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include: Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Bazell Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions. 

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.

Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0. 

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