Sandercock Headlines List of Winners on Wild Night at Brighton Speedway


BRIGHTON, Ont. – It was a ‘Vantastic’ night of racing at Brighton Speedway on Saturday as seven divisions took to the 1/3 mile clay oval as part of CANEX Salute to our Forces Night. It marked the first night of competition for both the Quinte Septic Junior and Super Stinger divisions in 2017. The Gord’s Water Vantastic Mini Van races and Fan Appreciation autograph session were also highlights during the fifth race night of the 50th Anniversary season.

Three-Peat for Sandercock

Since claiming his first win of the season on May 20th, Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Model driver Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) hasn’t let off the throttle. The Trenton, Ontario native drove from his 11th starting position to capture his third straight win.

Adam Turner (No. 92) and Greg Belyea (No. 25) led the field to green in the 30 lap feature, however half the field never made it across the start finish line. A multi-car pileup on the initial start sent two cars up and over as both Tyler Rand (No. 84) and Trevor Lewis (No. 73) rolled their cars. Elmer Stevenson (No. 10) and Eli Mayhew (No. 01) were also heavily damaged in the accident while the remainder of those involved were able to make repairs to rejoin the race.

By lap 9 Sandercock, who was also involved in the lap 1 accident, had moved his way in to the second position and was drawing closer to leader Belyea. The inevitable finally happened on lap 13 as Sandercock sailed by Belyea for the race lead and eventual win. Phil Potts (No. 29) and Brandon Mowat (No. 46) slipped by Belyea in the closing laps to finish second and third. Belyea held on to finish fourth while pole sitter Turner completed the top five.

King of the Castle

After coming up just short in the season opener Curtis King (No. 07) has begun to flex his muscle in the OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified division. The Wooler, Ontario driver survived a caution filled race and heavy body damage to win his second straight feature.

The 25 lap feature was led to the green flag by Adam Whaley (No. 12) and Kraig Handley (No. 91). Much like the Pro Late Model feature an opening lap pileup involving many top competitors occurred in corner two. Shawn Gregory (No. 1) took the worst of the damage while point leader Andrew Hennessy (No. 87) was also involved. Hennessy would make repairs in the pits and return to play a factor in the final outcome of the race.

Outside pole sitter Handley dominated much of the race leading the opening 20 laps using the outside line. On lap 21 though, King powered by on the bottom lane to take the lead and the win for the second week in a row. Justin Ramsay (No. 78), filling in for Shelby Mills, drove to an impressive second place finish while Handley would have to settle for third. Hennessy recovered to finish a solid fourth and Doug O’Blenis (No. 32) was fifth.

Anderson Smooth in First Win of 2017

Although he hadn’t quite hit the panic button, Doug Anderson (No. 72) was getting anxious to find victory lane in Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks. His wait would take 4 weeks, but was well worth it as his first win of the season came in the first Duel on the Dirt series qualifier of 2017.

Rob Dier (No. 7) and Jeff Howard (No. 41) made up the front row for the 25 lap feature. Dier took early control of the race and led until lap 5 when Howard spun and brought out a caution. On the restart Austin Reid (No. 85) took over the top spot, however the lead was short lived as Anderson was smooth and steady on the bottom and snuck by for the top spot. He went on to lead the final 18 laps and pick up his first win of 2017. Justin Ramsay (No. 03) finished second while Reid crossed the finish line third. Wade Purchase (No. 53) and Chris Dorland (No. 14) completed the top five.

Moore Finds More Success

After capturing his first career win in the first Triple Crown race for the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division earlier in the year Matthew Moore (No. 14) was looking for more success on night five. The Port Hope, Ontario driver found just that as he claimed his second win of the season on Saturday night.

The 15 lap feature was led to the green flag by Josh French (No. 08) and Keith Dunk (No. 22) with French pulling out to the early advantage. Problems on lap 4 though caused his car to slow and drop through the running order. His car managed to regain full power a half lap later, however the damage was done and he was out of contention. Moore took the lead on lap 5 and didn’t look back as he held off several challenges from Tyler French (No. 0) in the closing laps. Adam Wells (No. 48), Jeff Humphry (No. 17) and point leader Adam Flieler (No. 11) finished in positions third though fifth.

Golden Shines; Lammle ‘Vantastic’ in two Victories

After a one month delay due to weather the Quinte Septic Stingers finally had their chance to compete in 2017. In the Junior Stinger division, defending champion Brittany Golden (No. 85) continued where she left off by winning the 12 lap feature. A strong car combined with a couple of bold three wide passes helped propel her to the victory.

Chris Lammle (No. 95) had a successful night on two fronts as he not only claimed the win in the first 12 lap Super Stinger feature of the season, but also found victory lane in the Gord’s Water Vantastic main event. He led the final six laps of the Stinger feature to capture his first win of the night over Rick Phillips (No. 7) and held of Comp 4 driver Adam Flieler (No. 11) to claim the ‘Vantastics’ checkers.

Up Next – World of Outlaws Late Models Mud Slingin’ 50 plus Southern Ontario Sprints and Pro Stocks

The first major event of the 50th Anniversary Season takes place this coming Saturday night, June 17th, as Vanderlaan Building Supplies & Dibbits Excavating present the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models Mud Slingin’ 50 by Excel Tower Service. The program also features the Sanderson Tire & Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints plus the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks. The action packed card is brought to you by Campbellford Chrysler, JJ Stewart Motors, 95.5 Hits FM, The Intelligencer, Trentonian, Community Press & Mystical Distributing. Adult admission is $40. Race time is 7:00pm. 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. The weekly Late Model division competes under RUSH Late Model Series sanctioning.


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  • IMG 6295 Since claiming his first win of the season on May 20th, Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Model driver Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) hasn’t let off the throttle. The Trenton, Ontario native drove from his 11th starting position to capture his third straight win at Brighton Speedway last Saturday night.  Catch him this Saturday as he joins the World of Outlaw Late Models.
  • IMG 5904 Chris Lammle (No. 95) had a successful night on two fronts as he not only claimed the win in the first 12 lap Super Stinger feature of the season, but also found victory lane in the Gord’s Water Vantastic main event at Brighton Speedway Last Saturday Night!



Top 10 Feature Finish

Bill’s Johns Comp 4

1st 14 Matthew Moore, 2nd 0 Tyler French, 3rd 17 Jeff Humphry, 4th 48 Adam Wells, 5th 11 Adam Flieler, 6th 8 Josh French,7th 15 Mat Mailhot, 8th 7 Kevin Hertendy, 9th 22 Keith Dunk, 10th 9 Matt French

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks

1st 72 Doug Anderson, 2nd 3 Justin Ramsay, 3rd 85 Austin Reid, 4th 53 Wade Purchase, 5th 14 Chris Dorland, 6th 51 Mike Freeman, 7th 2 Warren Mowat, 8th 28 Dan Insley, 9th 23 Angie Kirby, 10th 02 Carissa Burrows

OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified

1st 7 Curtis King, 2nd 78 Shelby Mills (Justin Ramsay Sub), 3rd 91 Kraig Handley, 4th 87 Andrew Hennessy, 5th 32 Doug O’Blenis, 6th 12 Adam Whaley, 7th 84 Mark Boucher, 8th 2 Leslie Turcotte-Mowat, 9th 22 Brandon Gregory, 10th 3 Nathan Rinaldi

Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Model

1st 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2nd 29 Phil Potts, 3rd 46 Brandon Mowat, 4th 25 Greg Belyea, 5th 92 Adam Turner, 6th 12 Kyle Sopaz, 7th 20 Terry Hunt, 8th 77 Caley Weese. 9th 1 Andy Mayhew, 10th 5 Steve Baldwin