Salute To Our Forces Race Night Presented By CANEX This Saturday

Steve Arbuthnot won the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club race at Brighton Speedway last July. (Rod Henderson photo).

Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club Makes First Appearance

By Clayton Johns

2016 July 16 PosterBRIGHTON, Ont. (July 13, 2016) – Brighton Speedway roars back to life on Saturday, July 16 with its annual Salute to our Forces race night presented by CANEX. The speedway will continue its annual tradition and honour Canadian Armed Forces members from 8 Wing CFB Trenton for serving our country.

Military members can show their military ID at the 8 Wing CANEX store in Trenton to receive their free pass to Saturday’s event or at the track on race night. Charlie Sandercock and Phil Potts will have their Pro Late Models on display at the 8 Wing CANEX store in Trenton from 11am-1pm. Coffee and snacks will be provided for military members as part of the event.

At the track, Canadian Armed Forces members will participate in the night’s racing by waving the first green flag of the night, riding in the Campbellford Chysler Pace Truck and presenting feature winners with their awards.

Shawn Gregory won at Brighton with the EOVSCC on July 26, 2014.

Shawn Gregory won at Brighton with the EOVSCC on July 26, 2014.

Saturday’s race will feature racing from five action-packed divisions including the first visit of the season from the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club (EOVSCC). The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s are all on the schedule as well.

Kingston, Ont. racer John Stanley enters Saturday’s EOVSCC tour as the point leader and holds a 12-point advantage over fellow Kingston native Denzil Billings Jr. Merrickville’s Steve Billings occupies third in the standings ahead of Kemptville’s Steve Lackie and Watertown, NY driver Ally Amell. The EOVSCC will also return on September 23 as part of the Applefest Shootout weekend.

Charlie Sandercock’s lead atop the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model standings grew to 55 points over Phil Potts after his win last week. Andrew Hennessy is at the top of the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified standings with a 175-point advantage over fellow Picton native Kraig Handley.

Jonah Mutton went to victory lane for the first time this season last Saturday night to maintain his spot in the top-five of the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock standings. Justin Ramsay holds a 215-point lead over Wade Purchase at the top of the standings. Brandon Murrell and Doug Anderson occupy third and fourth in the standings.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s return to action after a week off with Tyler French atop the standings. Josh Read sits second ahead of Matthew Moore, Adam Flieler and Peter Moore.

All of the action get underway at 7:00pm. Spectator gates will open at 5:30pm. Adult admission is just $10 and a Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 kids 16 and under) is just $25. Complete event information is available at


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 2 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2); 2 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11); 2 – Adam Turner (May 14, June 18); 2 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28, July 9); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 4 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2); 2 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11); 1 – Josh Hennessy (July 9)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 5 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Brandon Murrell (May 28); 1 – Jonah Mutton (July 9)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 4 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21);

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Arthur McCauley; 1 – Del MacGregor (July 9)

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – Brittany Golden (May 28); 1 – Willy Bolton (June 11); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25); 1 – Dylan Lobb (July 9)

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18)

Go Nuclear Late Model Series: 1 – Charlie Sandercock (June 25)

About CANEX: CANEX, established in 1968, is a retail operation made up of a number of stores and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of the military community. In many ways, CANEX goes beyond the normal retail requirements in order to ensure the military community reaps extra benefit from the operation. Log on to for more information.

About the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club: The Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club (EOVSCC) is a travelling series of open-wheel modifieds styled as 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s stock cars. The EOVSCC was formed with the intent of providing a safe, affordable and competitive racing platform to honour and showcase the historical roots of dirt stock car racing in Ontario. The club offers a very exciting and unique brand of Dirt Modified Racing throughout Eastern Ontario and Northern New York State. For more information, visit

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Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Belleville Boyer Nissan, Belleville Transmission & Auto, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bicknell Racing Products, Bill’s Johns, BJ McColl Fams, Bonn Law, Boyer Chevrolet Napanee, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian Energy, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5, Classic Rock 107.9 The Breeze, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, CSC Products, Davis Auto Repair, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Eastern Overhead Doors, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gilmour’s Meat Shop, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Hellraiser Race Bodies, Hewbrook Incorporated, Hits FM 95.5, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Humber Nurseries, Motorsport Designs, JJ Stewart Motors, John’s Equipment, Jones Automotive, KD Transmission, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, KOA Campground of Brighton, Krown Rust Control Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Leaf Racewear, Leclair Electric, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, Maestro’s Painting, Mark Heating & Cooling, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monacoe’s Hair Salon & Day Spa, Monster Energy, Motosports of Trenton, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing My FM 100.9/93.3, Mystical Distributing, NecksGen Head and Neck Restraint, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Peter’s South End Garage, Qunte Mall, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, REMAX (Saoirse Graham & Nicole Parks), ROCK 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stewart Electric, Stix & Stones Billiards, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Target Fabrication, TAS Communications, The Trentonian, Therapeutic Massage Centre, Towne and Country Liquidation, Turris Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Vanderlaan Building Products, Vandermeer Toyota, VanZuylen Tire and Alignment, The Vinyl Solution, Vito’s Restaurant, VP Racing Fuels and Workman’s OK Tire.

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Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson