Potts Returns to Victory Lane with Ferguson, Anderson and Ramsay

For Immediate Release
By: Angela Rinaldi
July 29th, 2008

It was another sizzling night at Brighton Speedway as Gord Mark Heating and Cooling presented a full night of racing including the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and the second appearance of the year for the Gord’s Water Vantastics.  A full field of cars was on hand and the track was in great shape to put on an exciting show for the fans that filled the stands.

First feature event of the night was the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and it was the #03 Justin Ramsay who come from deep in the field to take home the checker flag.  Ramsay has been on a bit of a hot streak lately taking home a double win at Brockville Speedway last week when the 4 Cylinders were off at Brighton.  Following Ramsay across the line was the #10 of Travis McLean and #44 of Brandon Wilkie.

Up next was the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models and it was the two current point leaders #11 Corey Earl and #29 Phil Potts that were starting on the pole due to bad luck and poor finishes in the previous weeks feature.  Potts would jump out to an early lead for the first six laps when the caution would come out on lap 6 for a spin for the number #55 Mark Rayner that also collected the #57 of Charlie Sandercock.  Both Rayner and Sandercock would be forced to the pits.  On the restart it was Earl this time that would get the jump well Potts was right in tow.  The two would stay like that for a number of laps well the battle was being waged behind them.  #77 Caley Weese was making her way through the field and #46 Brandon Mowat was having one of his best runs of the season.  Weese would work underneath Mowat for third and set her sights on Potts for second.  Just past the half way mark coming out of turn one and turn two Earl would have a slight hick up and Potts that was already in the gas got into the back of early just slightly but enough to turn Earl around.  Potts later said “I am not really sure what happened there, Corey had been so good coming off of turn two all race and I was already back in the gas.  I feel bad for Corey we don’t race that way”.  Earl would do a complete donut and recover without pulling a caution and fall back as far as forth.   Earl would quickly grab third and move to the high side to race Weese for second.  Potts would go on to take the win while Earl would recover to grab second at the line by half a car over Weese.

 The Gord’s Water Vantastics were up next and in a race that saw the drivers doing a loop around the back straight away light pole there wasn’t a dull moment.  However there was a Red Flag at the half way mark when the #21 Van of Sam Gartshore and Jon McCrae were spun around and the #67 van of Jim Bryant and Jim Dunning had nowhere to go and ran into them head on.  Gartshore had a sore neck and was sent to hospital just for precaution.  She was later released and is recovering from whiplash.  In the end it was the #7 van of Ivan Smith and Brenda Smith that took home the victory.

The Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds Feature the Dan Ferguson and Zeke McKeon show continued.  Both started near the rear of the 17 car field and it was McKeown that made his way to the front first in the 30 lap Rona of Trenton Triple Crown event.  Although it took Ferguson a few more laps to get to the front when he got there he wasted no time in going to the high side and working his way around McKeown for the lead.  McKeown would try and battle back a number of times switching from the high side to the low side and back again.  But it was Ferguson who was able to pull everything together on this night and take the win.  McKeown would come home second with #46 Warren Mowat finishing third after #12 of Adam Whaley hit the wall coming through turn four.

In the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks it was #23 Rob Perry and #2 Leslie Mowat that started on the pole.   Perry would get the early lead and hold it for the first 17 laps while Mowat battled with #83 Jay O’Hara.  #72 Doug Anderson who started in 12th spot slowly picked his way through the field and on lap 17 when Perry got lose coming out of turn two Anderson would work underneath him and go on to the win followed by Perry and O’Hara.  Perry’s strong run and heat win earned him the Campbellford Chrysler Driver of the Week honours.

Be sure to join us this Saturday and be part of the action as we roar into the month of August as Star 93.3 radio presents the Sanderson Tire and Auto SOS Sprints Cars return to the 1/3rd mile oval for the long weekend holiday along with the Vanderlaan Building Supplies Late Models, Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4.  Gates open at 5:00pm and racing starts at 7:00 sharp.  For complete details on this even or other coming events please visit www.brightonspeedway.com


Brighton Speedway


Bainer’s Radiators Canadian Modified 7/28/12

Feature:1. Dan Ferguson (Bloomfield, ON), 2. Zeke McKeown (Havelock, ON), 3. Warren Mowat (Trenton, ON), 4. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON), 5. Derrick Greig (Carrying Place, ON),


Bill’s Johns Comp 4 7/28/12

Feature:1. Justin Ramsay (Trenton, ON), 2. Travis McLean (Trenton, ON), 3. Brandon Wilkie (Trenton, ON), 4. Tom Vance (Stockdale, ON), 5. Rich Sanders (Picton, ON),


Brighton Automotive Pro Stock 7/28/12

Feature:1. Doug Anderson (Trenton, ON), 2. Rob Perry (Wooler, ON), 3. Jay O’Hara (Brighton, ON), 4. Leslie Mowat (Trenton, ON), 5. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON),


Vanderlaan’s Pro Late Models 7/28/12

Feature:1. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 2. Corey Earl (Picton, ON), 3. Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON), 4. Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON), 5. Adam Turner,

Photo Tags:

  1. 1.       The Bainer’s Radiator Canadian Modified past Champion #11 Dan Ferguson took home the checkered after battling #19 Zeke McKeown on Saturday night during the Mark Heating & Cooling presentation of the races at Brighton Speedway.
  2. 2.       #11 Corey Earl and #29 Phil Potts battled with fierce determination in the Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies Pro Late Model feature during the Mark Heating & Cooling presentation of the races at Brighton Speedway.