BRIGHTON, Ont. – It was Kids Race Canadian National Autism Foundation night at Brighton Speedway on Saturday presented by Archer Poultry Farm and Comfort Zone Heating and Air Conditioning. The Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models competed in their final round of the Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown and were joined on the schedule by the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4’s.

Mowat Muscles Way to Win

Adam Turner (No. 92) and Mark Raynor (No. 55) led the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Model field to the green flag in the 35 lap Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown race. The pair raced door to door for the opening ten laps with each taking turns as the race leader. While the top two dueled, title contenders Brandon Mowat (No. 46) and Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) worked their way into the top five. On lap 14 Mowat slipped past Raynor into the runner-up position and began to apply pressure to the race leader.

After a lap 23 restart Mowat used the outside line to power past Turner into the top spot and led the final twelve circuits to collect his first win of the season. Turner finished in second while Kyle Sopaz (No. 12) marched his way to a third place finish. Point leader Sandercock rallied from a crash in the qualifying heats to finish fourth while Phil Potts (No. 29) rounded out the top five.

O’Blenis Bags Third

The OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds 25 lap feature started with Rich Sanders (No. 29) and Leslie Turcotte-Mowat (No. 2) making up the front row. Both drivers took a turn at leading the race before Curtis King (No. 07) worked past both and took the lead on lap 4. King pulled away from field and dominated the next 13 laps before the races first caution bunched the field back up.

On the restart Doug O’Blenis (No. 32) snuck by King while point leader Andrew Hennessy (No. 87) also got by for second. O’Blenis pulled away in the final laps and captured his third win of the season with Hennessy finishing in the runner-up position. Charlie Sandercock (No. 7x) worked his way through the field to finish third ahead of Kraig Handley (No. 91) and King.

Murrell Marches On

In the 20 lap Brighton Automotive Pro Stock feature Mike Freeman (No. 51) and Jonah Lewis (No. 78) led the field to the green flag. Freeman took the lead, however it was evident in the early going that Brandon Murrell (No. 19) was going to be tough to beat. Murrell took the top spot on lap 6 and led until the races first caution five circuits later. On the restart Austin Reid (No. 85) and Wade Purchase (No. 53) began to pressure the race leader.

On lap 13 Reid used the outside lane to narrowly lead the race for a pair of laps before Murrell got back by for good. The win was the second of the season for Murrell. Reid and Purchase finished a close second and third respectively while Justin Ramsay (No. 03) rallied from earlier problems to cross the line in fourth. Chris Dorland (No. 14) had a solid night ending the night in fifth.

Flieler Finds Second Win

The final feature of the night was for the Bill’s John’s Comp 4 division. Bella Cosstick (No. 24) and Keith Dunk (No. 22) started at the front of the 15 lap affair, but were quickly overtaken by Adam Wells (No. 48). By lap 4 Wells had built a sizeable lead over the rest of the field and looked bound for victory lane.

Adam Flieler (No. 11) came into the night second in the point standings and showed why he is a title contender. He reeled in leader Wells and slipped by for the top position on lap 7. From there he was untouchable and cruised to his second win of the year over Wells. In a hotly contested battle Tyler French (No. 0) narrowly beat out Matthew French (No. 51) for the third spot while Jeff Humphry (No. 17) rounded out the top five.

Sandercock and Insley Win Mechanics Races

The evening’s events also featured a pair of Mechanics races for the Pro Late Models and Pro Stocks. Each division ran 8 lap races. Jamie Sanderock (No. 57) won the wild and exciting Pro Late Model race in his brother Charlie’s car while Steve Insley (No. 28), driving for father Dan, dominated the Pro Stock event.

Up Next – Pinty’s Pub and #77 Weese Racing Anti-Bullying Night

Next Saturday night McDougall Insurance & Financial presents Pinty’s Pub Night featuring the #77 Weese Racing Anti-Bullying Night at the Races plus a complete race program including the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models, OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds,  Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4’s, Quinte Septic Stingers and Mechanics races for the Canadian Modifieds and Comp 4. Racing starts at 7:00 PM. Adult admission is $10. For more information visit

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Brighton Speedway’s 2017 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, Archer’s Poultry, B & H Carpet, Bay Marine,  Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Gerow Propane, 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, Maestro’s Painting Contractors, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monster Energy, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, OilGARD Anti-Rust, Orange Motorsports, Owasco RV, Part Source, Pinty’s, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rock 107, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Sills Argo, Stix & Stones, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, The Community Press, Town and Country Liquidation, TURRIS  Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Weaver Funeral Home, 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. Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson;

IMG 4215 Doug O’Blenis (No. 32) in the OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division pulled away in the final laps and captured his third win of the season at Brighton Speedway on Saturday August 12th.

IMG 4303 After a lap 23 restart Brandon Mowat (No. 46) in the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Model Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Race 2 used the outside line to power past Turner into the top spot and led the final twelve circuits to collect his first win of the season at Brighton Speedway on Saturday August 12th.

Brighton Speedway Feature Results 8/12/17

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division

  1. Adam Flieler (Trenton, ON), 2. Adam Wells (Stirling, ), 3. Tyler French (Belleville, ON), 4. Matthew French (Frankford, On), 5. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ON), 6. Bella Cosstick (Trenton, ON), 7. Keith Dunk (Brighton, ON), 8. Kevin Hertendy (Cobourg, ON), 9. Matthew Moore (Port Hope, ON), 10. Josh French (Belleville, ON),


Brighton Automotive Pro Stock Division

  1. Brandon Murrell (Gores Landing, ON), 2. Austin Reid (Brighton, ON), 3. Wade Purchase (Demorestville, ON), 4. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 5. Chris Dorland (Demorestville, ON), 6. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 7. Mike Freeman (Brighton, ON), 8. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 9. Jonah Lewis (Shannonville, ON), 10. Steven Stachura (Frankford, ON), 11. Dan Insley (Wellington, ON), 12. Jeff Howard (Trenton, ON), 13. Rob Dier (Frankford, ON), 14. James Boyer (Picton, ON), 15. Carissa Burrows (Ameliasburgh, ON), 16. Ryan Connor (Brighton, ON),


OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division

  1. Doug O’Blenis (Napanee, ON), 2. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 3. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 4. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 5. Curtis King (Wooler, ON), 6. Brandon Gregory (Trenton, ), 7. Shawn Gregory (Trenton, ON), 8. Rich Sanders (Brighton, ON), 9. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 10. Adam Whaley (Frankford, ON), 11. Mark Busscher (Hillier, ON), 12. Nathan Rinaldi (Brighton, ON), 13. Leslie Turcotte-Mowat (Trenton, ON), 14. Derek Bowers (Belleville, ON),


Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Race 3 8/12/17

  1. Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON), 2. Adam Turner (Picton, ON), 3. Kyle Sopaz (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 5. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 6. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON), 7. Mark Rayner (Codrington, ), 8. Robbie Wilson (Trenton, ON), 9. Greg Belyea  (Frankford, ON), 10. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 11. Andy Mayhew (Picton, ON), 12. Caley Weese  (Carrying Place, ON), 13. Curtis King (Wooler, ON), 14. Kyle Tasker (Peterborough, ON), 15. Trevor Lewis* (Shannonville, ON), 16. Micheal Goudie (Muskoka, ),