Mowat makes it rain checkers

Mother nature held off and provided a nice cool night for racing at Brighton Speedway Saturday night.
However the racing was anything but cool as 82 cars dialed in for a full card of high energy.
Mowat makes it rain checkers
Polesitter No. 7 Adam Nayler and No. 46 Brandon Mowat treated fans to one of the best side-by-side battles of the evening.  During the 30-lap Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model main event, the pair duked it out door-to-door and finally on the 10th time by Mowat broke free of Nayler as No. 311 Sam Pennacchio, No. 87 Andrew Hennessey No. 57 Charlie Sandercock muscled their way closer to the leaders.  Even after multiple re-starts and a great pursuit by Pennacchio, nothing could keep Mowat from victory lane.
3-peat for Hennessey
Hungry for his third win on the season at Brighton, No. 87 Andrew Hennessy wasted no time getting up into the top three from his sixth starting position.  Hennessy and No. 07 Curtis King went to war for the top spot in a caution riddled 25-lap Bainers Oil Guard Canadian Modified affair.  On every re-start King proved Hennessey’s biggest contender however nothing was going to keep the 87 from tasting victory.  King took second, No. 12 Adam Whaley was third, No. 32 Doug O’Blenis fourth and No. 48 Derrick Greig fifth.
Turner takes checkers
Adam Turner was bent and bound to park his No. 92 machine in victory lane Saturday.  From the drop of the green flag Turner was unstoppable leading all 20-laps of the Brighton Automotive feature.  On the 5th lap an impressive three-wide performace by No. 03 Justin Ramsay, No. 0 Tyler French and the No. 53 Wade Purchase acted as a sling shot – propelling the 53 into 4th.  Purchase used that momentum to try and catch Turner.  Heavy traffic slowed the pace but it wasn’t enough for Purchase as Turner parked it. Purchase took second, No. 17 Shawn Gregory was third, No. 48 Adam Wells fourth and Ramsay fifth.
Back-to-back wins for Bailey
Tommy Bailey was determined to clinch back-to-back checkers as he took no time at all to move Bill John’s Comp 4 No. 44 machine from fourth position into the top spot in the 15-lap event. He battled pole sitter No. 17E Emily Peterson in a back and forth battle at its finest.  Try as she might Peterson couldn’t hold Bailey off.  He sailed to the finish line and Peterson took a hard earned second.  No. 19 Tristin Boutilier was third and No. 14m Matthew Moore finished fourth and was No. 43 Devon Kippen fifth.  No. 37 Terry Blight finished first in the ministock division.
Checkers for Lammle
No. 93 Jordan Pickell led the field of 17 Quinte Septic Stingers to green and was dominate as he led 8-laps of the 12-lap feature.  Pickell looked like he was well on his way to a first place finish, however No. 95 Chris Lammle spoiled those plans on lap 9.
Lammle cruised on victory lane leaving Pickell to settle for second.  No. 42jr Aiden Fletcher placed third, No. 79 Robert Jenner took fourth and No. 17 Gavin Rushlow placed fifth.
Photo Courtesy John Lyng
No 46 Brandon Mowat takes his first checkers of the shortened 2020 season.