Sandercock Claims Go Nuclear Series Shootout At Brighton; Ferguson, Ramsay, French, McCauley & Turgeon Also Score Wins

Trenton’s Charlie Sandercock drivers off turn four at Brighton Speedway on the way to his win with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (June 26, 2016) – A busy and action-packed night at Brighton Speedway saw 98 cars signed in to the pit area, including 21 cars for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series’ inaugural 50-lap Schools Out Shootout on Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Campbellford Chrysler and JJ Stewart Motors night.

Sandercock Earns Go Nuclear Win

Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) used a lap 24 pass in traffic to take the lead from Brandon Mowat (No.46 Target Fabrication) and led the second half of the race to earn his second late model win of the season at his home track on Saturday night.

“The car was working well. We’ve been tinkering on it for the last couple of weeks to get it where we want it. It worked a lot better tonight,” Sandercock commented following the win.

Caley Weese (No.77 Cool 100) and Mowat brought the 21-car field to the green flag in the 50-lap Schools Out Shootout event presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden. Mowat jumped to the early lead, but a pair of cautions on laps two and six slowed the field.

The restart on lap six began a 28-lap green flag run where Mowat drove to the lead, but had company the entire time in the form of fourth-starting Steve Baldwin (No.5 Pro Advantage). The two drivers raced nose to tail for several laps as Sandercock began his charge through the field.

Sandercock stalked Baldwin until taking the runner-up position on lap 21 and three laps later passed Mowat on the backstretch to take the lead at the halfway point. From there, Sandercock drove away from the field, growing his lead to 5.1 seconds when the third and final yellow flag of the night waved on lap 34 when Greg Belyea (No.25 Excel Tower Service) spun off the end in turn three.

The restart gave Mowat and Baldwin their chance to reel in the point man, but they were no match for the Trenton native over the final 16 laps. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan Building Products) was the biggest beneficiary of the yellow flag, passing both Mowat and Bladwin over the final 16 laps to claim the second spot.

Dan Ferguson Scores Canadian Modified Triumph

Dan Ferguson (No.11) races Doug O’Blenis (No.32) for the lead in the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified A-Main at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

Dan Ferguson (No.11) races Doug O’Blenis (No.32) for the lead in the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified A-Main at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise) shook the monkey off his back in round two of the ABC Taxi Triple Crown for the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, winning for the second time this season.

Napanee’s Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care) and Dan Insley (No.28 Ball Machine) bought the 14-car field to the green flag. O’Blenis was chased early on by third-starting Shawn Gregory (No.1 CPS Wood Products). Neither driver could pull away from the other and close racing ensued until the only caution of the race on lap 18 when Gregory spun alone in turn two.

The restart put Ferguson to the outside of O’Blenis. The two raced side-by-side throughout the next two laps until Ferguson took the lead on lap 20 on the bottom of the racetrack down the backstretch. From there, Ferguson paced himself far enough ahead of point leader Andrew Hennessy (No.87 Custom Automotive), who took second from O’Blenis on lap 24, to earn his first win since April 30. Kraig Handley (No.91 Tri-Canadian Energy) completed the podium as O’Blenis settled for fourth.

Justin Ramsay Dominates For Fourth Win

Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) made quick work of a talented Brighton Automotive Pro Stock field and led the final nine laps for his fourth win of the season.

Chris Dorland (No.14 Performance Sales & Accessories) and Rich Sanders (No.29 Orange Motorsports) brought the field to the green flag to start the 20-lap event. Sanders led early until Mike Freeman (No.51 Freeman Bus Lines) claimed the top spot on lap three, but didn’t make it back to the start-finish line before Jonah Mutton (No.39 Apex Graphics) raced out front.

Meanwhile, Ramsay had raced forward to second by lap eight and caught the leader Mutton at the halfway point. On lap 11, Ramsay took over the top spot and never looked back, despite a pair of cautions on laps 13 and 19 that erased his lead. Ramsay was flawless in a one-lap dash to the finish, as Doug Anderson (No.72 Morgan Brae Farms) passed Mutton for second. Brandon Murrell (No.19 Hannah Motors ) and Wade Purchase (No.53 Independent Alternator and Starter) completed the top-five.

Josh French Claims Second-Straight Comp 4 Feature

Josh French (No.08) assumed the lead on lap nine and held off a determined Josh Read (No.04 Down To Earth Landscaping) for six laps to claim his second-straight win in Bill’s Johns Comp 4 competition.

Polesitter Luke Toms (No.19 Diamond Detailing) led early, but was instantly pressured by Matthew French (No.13 Lava Clean). The two battled side-by-side for several laps including throughout a pair of restarts on laps five and six. On lap nine, however, the two drivers came together while racing for the lead in turn three resulting in both cars spinning off the track and the third yellow flag of the race.

Josh French inherited the point and ran alongside Read over the final five laps, until Tyler French (No.0 ABC Taxi) took the runner-up spot behind his brother on the final lap.

McCauley and Turgeon Take Stinger Features

Arthur McCauley (No.99 East Side Tire) survived a war of attrition and made an exciting last lap pass to become the third different winner in the Quinte Septic Stinger division. After leaders Rick Phillps (No.7 Dennis Davy Property Maintenance) and Del MacGregor (No.19 R Ward Construction) broke throughout the race, McCauley was in position to challenge Mark McDonald (No.28 Cannfiton Garage) for the top spot. On the final lap, the two drivers drag raced off the final corner with McCauley earning the win by less than a bumper.

In Junior Stinger competition, James Turgeon (No.87) outlasted the competition to earn his first win. Turgeon started sixth and took the lead on lap two when polesitter Dylan Lobe (No.7) suffered a flat right-front tire. Turgeon was challenged by Chantel Golden (No.5 Cannifton Garage), but was strong over the final 10 laps to earn the victory. Willy Bulten (No.50) was third.

Up Next

Brighton Speedway’s 49th season of racing continues next Saturday night with the Canada Day Mid-Season Championships presented by Brighton Automotive, The Community Press and Mystical Distributing. Time trials will begin at 5:00pm for the Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s Johns Comp 4s. Drivers will get their chance to set a new track record as part of the annual tradition. Racing begins at 7:00pm. Complete event information is available at www.brightonspeedway.ca.

COMPLETE RESULTS – JUNE 25, 2016 – GO NUCLEAR LATE MODEL SERIES SCHOOLS OUT SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY DEERHAVEN FARM & GARDEN, CAMPBELLFORD CHRYSLER AND JJ STEWART MOTORS

GO NUCLEAR LATE MODEL SERIES

A-Main (50 Laps – 21 Entries – Starting Position in Parentheses): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (9), 2. 29 Phil Potts (8), 3. 46 Brandon Mowat (2), 4. 5 Steve Baldwin (4), 5. 91 Chad Homan (5), 6. 12 Kyle Sopaz (20), 7. 77 Caley Weese (1), 8. 84 Tyler Rand (3), 9. 25 Greg Belyea (12), 10. 311 Sam Pennachio (7), 11. 42 Adam Nayler (10), 12. 118 Dale Caswell (19), 13. 7 Sean Beardsley (11), 14. 10 Chris Flemming (21), 15. 20 Terry Hunt (15), 16. 09 Robbie Wilson (17), 17. 1 Andy Mayhew (13), 18. 89 Austin King (14), 19. 01 Eli Mayhew (18), 20. 9 Chris Heard (16), 21. 92 Adam Turner (6) – DQ. Time: 20:28.852. Margin of Victory: 3.093 seconds

Scott Jeffrey’s Performance Hard Charger: Kyle Sopaz (+14 – 20th to 6th)

Dynamic Diversified Halfway Leader: Charlie Sandercock

Man Cave Racing Long Haul Winner: Chad Homan

Fast Qualifier: Charlie Sandercock – 14. 173 seconds

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 46 Brandon Mowat, 2. 77 Caley Weese, 3. 91 Chad Homan, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 1 Andy Mayhew, 6. 9 Chris Heard, 7. 118 Dale Caswell. Time: 6:31.572.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 311 Sam Pennachio, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, 4. 7 Sean Beardsley, 5. 89 Austin King, 6. 09 Robbie Wilson, 7. 12 Kyle Sopaz (DQ). Time: 2:03.202.

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 92 Adam Turner, 2. 84 Tyler Rand, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 25 Greg Belyea, 5. 20 Terry Hunt, 6. 01 Eli Mayhew, 7. 10 Chris Fleming Time: 7:49.067.

Time Trial Group 1: 1. 46 Brandon Mowat – 14.285 seconds, 2. 77 Caley Weese – 14.571, 3. 1 Andy Mayhew – 14.639, 4. 118 Dale Caswell – 14.710, 5. 91 Chad Homan – 14.767, 6. 42 Adam Nayler – 15.070, 7. 9 Chris Heard – 15.673.

Time Trial Group 2: 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock – 14.173 seconds, 2. 5 Steve Baldwin – 14.469, 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz – 14.478, 4. 311 Sam Pennacchio – 14.480, 5. 7 Sean Beardsley – 14.880, 6. 89 Austin King – 14.913, 7. 09 Robbie Wilson – 15.331.

Time Trial Group 3: 1. 25 Greg Belyea – 14.258 seconds, 2. 84 Tyler Rand – 14.356, 3. 92 Adam Turner – 14.735, 4. 29 Phil Potts – 14.781, 5. 20 Terry Hunt – 14.812, 6. 10 Chris Flemming – 14.827, 7. 01 Eli Mayhew – 16.059.

BAINER’S OILGARD CANADIAN MODIFIEDS

A-Main (30 Laps – ABC Taxi Triple Crown Race 2 – 15 Entries): 1. 11 Dan Ferguson, 2. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 3. 91 Kraig Handley, 4. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 5. 07 Curtis King, 6. 88 Josh Hennessy, 7. 74 Mike Lucas, 8. 1 Andy Mayhew, 9. 48 Derrick Greig, 10. 12 Adam Whaley, 11. 28 Dan Insley, 12. 00 Darrell Toms, 13. 78 Shelby Mills, 14. 03 Justin Ramsay, 15. 84 Mark Busscher (DQ). Time: 11:11.044. Margin of victory: 0.883 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 2. 11 Dan Ferguson, 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 4. 00 Darrell Toms, 5. 48 Derrick Greig, 6. 28 Dan Insley, 7. 03 Derek Bowers, 8. 84 Mark Busscher. Time: 13:06.317.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Shawn Gregory, 2. 91 Kraig Handley, 3. 88 Josh Hennessy, 4. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 5. 74 Mike Lucas, 6. 07 Curtis King, 7. 78 Shelby Mills. Time: 4:56.263.

BRIGHTON AUTOMOTIVE PRO STOCKS

A-Main (20 Laps – 20 Entries): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 72 Doug Anderson, 3. 39 Jonah Mutton, 4. 19 Brandon Murrell, 5. 53 Wade Purchase, 6. 85 Austin Reid, 7. 08 Brian Cross, 8. 51 Mike Freeman, 9. 7 Rob Dier, 10. 2 Leslie Mowat, 11. 55 Jamie Marshall, 12. 38 Art Rodgers, 13. 29 Rich Sanders, 14. 02 Carissa Burrows, 15. 14 Chris Dorland, 16. 33 Terry Murrell, 17. 46 Adam Switzer, 18. 91 Cory White, 19. 4 Dan Summers. 20. 23 Angie Kirby (DNS). No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 53 Wade Purchase, 3. 91 Cory White, 4. 2 Leslie Mowat, 5. 46 Adam Switzer, 6. 7 Rob Dier, 7. 02 Carissa Burrows. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Brandon Murrell, 2. 08 Brian Cross, 3. 39 Jonah Mutton, 4. 14 Chris Dorland, 5. 33 Samantha Mayhew, 6. 4 Dan Summers, 7. 23 Angie Kirby. No Time.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 72 Doug Anderson, 2. 29 Rich Sanders, 3. 55 Jamie Marshall, 4. 85 Austin Reid, 6. 51 Mike Freeman, 6. 38 Art Rodgers. No Time.

BILL’S JOHNS COMP 4s

A-Main (15 Laps – 14 Entries): 1. 08 Josh French, 2. 0 Tyler French, 3. 04 Josh Read, 4. 17 Peter Moore, 5. 24 Bella Cosstick, 6. 7 Kevin Hertendy, 7. 44 Nick Hamer, 8. 10 Jeremy Toms, 9. 22 Keith Dunk, 10. 19 Luke Toms, 11. 11 Adam Flieler, 12. 27 Glenn Hamer, 13. 14 Matthew Moore, 14. 13 Matthew French (DQ). No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11 Adam Flieler, 2. 08 Josh French, 3. 14 Matthew Moore, 4. 24 Bella Cosstick, 5. 19 Luke Toms, 6. 10 Jeremy Toms, 7. 27 Glenn Hamer. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 04 Josh Read, 2. 44 Nick Hamer, 3. 17 Peter Moore, 4. 7 Kevin Hertendy, 5. 22 Keith Dunk, 6. 13 Matthew French, 7. 0 Tyler French. No Time.

QUINTE SEPTIC SUPER STINGERS

A-Main (12 Laps – 12 Entries): 1. 99 Arthur McCauley, 2. 28 Mark MacDonald, 3. 93 Jorden Pickell, 4. 07 Megan Golden, 5. 25 Lawrence Evenden, 6. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 7. 01 Dawson Evans, 8. 27 David Lemon, 9. 19 Del MacGregor, 10. 7 Rick Phillips, 11. 89 Gary Taylor, 12. 95 Chris Lammle (DQ). No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 28 Mark MacDonald, 2. 95 Chris Lammle, 3. 01 Dawson Evans, 4. 93 Jorden Pickell, 5. 99 Arthur McCauley, 6. 25 Lawrence Evenden. No Time.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 19 Del MacGregor, 2. 07 Megan Golden, 3. 27 David Lemon, 4. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 5. 7 Rick Phillips, 6. 89 Gary Taylor. No Time.

QUINTE SEPTIC JUNIOR STINGERS

A-Main (12 Laps – 16 Entries): 1. 87 James Turgeon, 2. 5 Chantel Golden, 3. 50 Willy Bulten, 4. 85 Brittany Golden, 5. 08 Kyle Doric, 6. 00 Ken Evans, 7. 17 Melanie Fortier, 8. 73 Scott Simpson, 9. 71 Brady Keech, 10. 65 Darrian Johnson, 11. 40 Casey Grimes, 12. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 13. 63 Emily Harrington, 14. 7 Dylan Lobe, 15. 77 Ryan Bebee, 16. 88 Brittany Ivey. No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 7 Dylan Lobe, 2. 08 Kyle Doric, 3. 50 Willy Bulten, 4. 77 Ryan Bebee, 5. 17 Melanie Fortier, 6. 88 Brittany Ivey, 7. 73 Scott Simpson, 8. 65 Darrian Johnson. No Time.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 5 Chantel Golden, 2. 00 Ken Evans, 3. 85 Brittany Golden, 4. 40 Casey Grimes, 5. 87 James Turgeon, 6. 83 Emily Harrington, 7. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 8. 71 Brady Keech. No Time.

WINNERS TO DATE

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

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 3 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18); 2 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Photo Credit: Rod Henderson

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