Sandercock, Lucas, Ramsay, Greer, Lammle, LeClair Score Week 6 Wins

By Clayton Johns with files from Josh Gordon

BRIGHTON (June 7, 2015) – A massive field of 81 stock cars and 12 school busses filled Brighton Speedway as Lange and Fetter Ford presented the Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races. It was the first of two appearances in 2015 for the school buses. The buses return on September __ for the Eve of Destruction.

IMG_1664Sandercock Earns Third Victory

Belleville driver Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) scored his third victory of the season in Vanderlaan RUSH Pro Late Model action on Saturday night. The win also comes in the first ever Hotch’s Auto Parts Pro Late Model Triple Crown race.

Terry Hunt (No.20 Krown Rust Control) and David McDonald (No.97 McDonald Homes) led the 16-car field to the green flag. Sandercock, who started seventh, wasted little time picking his way through the field, taking the lead at lap nine. The defending champion had Greg Belyea (No.25 Excel Tower Service) in tow during his trek to the front.

The race’s only caution came on lap 14 when James Seymour (No.77 Dibbits Excavating) and Hunt got tangled. The restart did not allow any of the other 15 drivers to remove Sandercock from the point. The win was Sandercock’s second in a row.

IMG_1904Lucas Wins First Career Canadian Modified Feature

Josh Hennessy (No.88 A&A Haulage) and Shawn Gregory (No.1 CPS Wood Products) brought the OilGARD Canadian Modified field to the green flag for the 25-lap main event.

Fourth-place starter Mitch Rosborough (No.36 Kerr Construction) took the lead on lap three. Lucas, who started fifth, had different plans than Rosborough and took the lead with just six laps to go.

Lucas had to fend off an eager Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care) and Dan Ferguson (No.11 Kilmarnock Enterprise) in the dying laps to secure the victory.

IMG_7285Ramsay Makes It Three

Doug Anderson (No.72 Hut’s Bobcat Service) and Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) entered the night tied for the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock points lead, an accomplishment that earned them co-Drivers of the Month.

Brian Cross (No.08 Sobey’s) and Jamie Marshall (No.55 C&L Upholstery) led 15-car field to the green flag. A first lap collision involving Anderson and Leslie Mowat (No.2 Cormier’s Auto Recycling) caused a yellow flag, but didn’t stop Marshall from taking the lead.

As Anderson began moving to the front, so too did Ramsay. Ramsay assumed the lead on lap 10, but his lead was erased on a lap 14 caution. On the ensuing restart, Anderson jumped to the lead, but Ramsay battled back on lap to recapture the point. The two drivers battled wheel-to-wheel to the finish and Ramsay edged the defending champion by less than a nose to earn the victory.

IMG_7312Greer Wins First of Season

Wellington, Ont. pilot Brady Greer (No.94 Greer Excavating) captured his first checkered flag of the season, ending the combined four-race win streak for the Dirty Fast Racing teammates Tyler French (No.0 Empey Tire) and Shelby Mills (No.78 ABC Taxi).

Tyler Parker (No.8 D&T Lawn Maintenance) and Emily Weedman (No.87 Dent Masters) paced the field to green for the second leg of the ABC Taxi Triple Crown but it wasn’t long before Brady Greer took the lead on lap four.

The race was slowed for caution on lap eight when Mills and Courtney Mastin (No.97 DW Metal Expressions) tangled while Riley Greer (No.47 Greer Excavating) took his Honda into the backstretch creek.

On the ensuing restart, Greer drove away and left a vacuum for the second position. A four-car battle developed between Parker, French, Mastin and Mills for the runner-up spot. Parker would eventually secure the position, but Brady Greer had already checked out in front of the field and cruised to the victory.

IMG_7276Lammle Trumps Big Stinger Field

Trenton, Ont. wheelman Chris Lammle (No.95 Sowerby Signs) finally captured his first Quinte Septic Stinger victory on Saturday night, claiming the victory over Chris Johnson (No.64) and Andy Fletcher (No.42 Like-Nu Driveway Sealing) and the rest of the 25 cars signed in for action.

Lawrence Evenden (No.25) and Geoff York (No.33) led the field to the green flag before Lammle charged through the field from his 11th-place starting position. Lammle passed both Johnson and Fletcher on route to his first victory of the season.

IMG_7299LeClair Wins Bus Showdown

Deno LeClair was the big winner in the Workman’s OK Tire School Bus spectacle. LeClair drove his No.3 bus to the winner’s circle as he outdueled Bob Green (No.8) and Derek Vanderhill (No.9).

The race was stopped briefly when Brighton Speedway track promoter rolled his No.19 bus in the main event. He was uninjured.

Up Next – Fan Appreciation on June 13

Brighton Speedway’s 48th season resumes on Saturday, June 13 with a full card of racing and Fan Appreciation night. Following a rainout on May 30, Fan Appreciation night has been rescheduled for next Saturday, and will allow fans to meet their favourite drivers on track at intermission for autographs and photos.

Adult admission is just $10 and a family pass, valid for two adults and two children under age 16, is just $25.

PrintWorld of Outlaws Late Model Series tickets on sale

Just two week remain to purchase tickets for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Mud Slinger 50 on June 20. The Southern Ontario Sprints and OilGARD Canadian Modifieds join the Outlaws for this spectacular show. Ticket sales will continue until race day, but advance ticket purchase is recommended for this reserved seating show. Very limited general admission and standing room is available..

Tickets can be purchased at the Brighton Speedway office for $40 CAD, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Tickets can also be ordered over the phone by calling the office at 1(866) 681-1102.

Complete Results – June 6, 2015 – Lange and Fetter Ford presents Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races 

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models A- Main (16 Entries – 35 Laps – Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Race 1): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 25 Greg Belyea, 3. 11 Corey Earl, 4. 5 Steve Baldwin, 5. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 6. 46 Brandon Mowat, 7. 29 Phil Potts, 8. 42 Adam Nayler, 9. 97 David McDonald, 10. 92 Adam Turner, 11. 89 Austin King, 12. 1 Any Mayhew, 13. 20 Terry Hunt, 14. 79 Nathan Bosman, 15. 77 James Seymour, 16. 27 Jason Curlette. Time: 13:17.330.

OilGARD Canadian Modifieds A-Main (15 Entries – 25 Laps): 1. 74 Mike Lucas, 2. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 3. 11 Dan Ferguson, 4. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 5. 36 Mitch Rosborough, 6. 88 Josh Hennessy, 7. 07 Curtis King, 8. 91 Kraig Handley, 9. 12 Adam Whaley, 10. 00 Darrell Toms, 11. 28 Dan Insley, 12. 46 Warren Mowat, 13. 1 Shawn Gregory, 14. 03 Derek Bowers, 15. 72 Adam Switzer (DNS). Time: 7:04.451.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks A-Main (15 Entries – 20 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 72 Doug Anderson, 3. 55 Jamie Marshall, 4. 53 Wade Purchase, 5. 08 Brian Cross, 6. 13 Ryan Connor, 7. 38 Art Rodgers, 8. 33 Samantha Thompson, 9. 26 Bob Green, 10. 19 Brandon Murrell, 11. 01 Shawn Gregory, 12. 29 Rich Sanders, 13. 51 Mike Freeman, 14. 2 Leslie Mowat, 15. 23 Angie Kirby.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 A-Main (11 Entries – 20 Laps – ABC Taxi Triple Crown Race 2): 1. 94 Brady Greer, 2. 8 Tyler Parker, 3. 97 Courtney Mastin, 4. 0 Tyler French, 5. 78 Shelby Mills, 6. 85 Austin Reid, 7. 07 Adam Chapman, 8. 87 Emily Weedman, 9. 47 Riley Greer, 10. 19 Luke Toms, 11. 24 Bella Cosstick.

Quinte Septic Stingers A-Main (25 Entries – 12 Laps): 1. 95 Chris Lammle, 2. 4 Chris Johnson, 3. 42 Andy Fletcher, 4. 93 Jorden Pickell, 5. 07 Megan Golden, 6. 44 Mike Brooks, 7. 27 David Lemon, 8. 33 Geoff York, 9. 28 Mark McDonald, 10. 5 Chantel Golden, 11. 65 Kenny Johnson, 12. 23 Arlington McDonald, 13. 40 Brant Leggett, 14. 7 Rick Phillips, 15. 72 Richard McCormack, 16. 19 Del MacGregor, 17. 89 Gary Taylor, 18. 25 Lawrence Everingham, 19. 99 Arthur McCauley, 20. 11 Adam Flieler. DNQ – 00 Ken Evans, 01 Dawson Evans, 6 Tom Cole, 41 Matt French, 73 Tabitha Weese,

Workman’s OK Tire School Bus Races (12 Entries): 1. 3 Deno LeClair, 2. 8 Bob Green, 3. 9 Derek Vanderhill, 4. 55 Matt Downs, 5. 77 Bernie Rebergen, 6. 29 Jan Stanstra, 7. 32 Terry Hough, 8. 43 James Loveless, 9. 12 Cody Moon, 10. 19 Mark Rinaldi, 11. 44 Jim Perry, 12. 24 Rick Sopaz.

Winners to Date

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 3 – Charlie Sandercock (June 6, May 16, May 9); 1 – Kyle Sopaz (May 23); 1 – Corey Earl (May 3)

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 1- 74 Mike Lucas (June 6), 1 – 32 Doug O’Blenis (May 23); 1 – Andrew Hennessy (May 3); 1 – Curtis King (May 9)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 3 – Justin Ramsay (June 6, May 16, May 3); 1 – Doug Anderson (May 23); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 3 – Tyler French (May 16, May 9, May 3); 1 – 94 Brady Greer (June 6), 1 – Shelby Mills (May 23)

Quinte Septic Stingers: 1 – 95 Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- 89 Gary Taylor (May 23); 1 – Del MacGregor (May 9)

About Lange & Fetter Ford: Located in Trenton, Ont., Lang and Fetter Ford is committed to superior sales and service. Open Monday to Saturday, Land and Fetter Ford offers the highest quality new and pre-owned car sales. Visit them at 52 Dundas Street East in Trenton or online at Call them at (613) 392-6561. 

About Workman’s OK Tire: Workman’s Ok Tire has been located in Quinte West since 1995. Owned and operated by Mike Workman, OK Tire has built nearly 20 years of customer relationships. Experience the OK Tire difference that comes from an independently owned and operated store able to tailor service specifically to its customers. Visit their newly renovated location at 494 Bigford Road, Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

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About RUSH Late Model Racing: The RUSH Dirt Late Model Series sanctions weekly crate late model racing at 14 dirt tracks in five U.S. states (Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and one Canadian province (Ontario). The weekly series boasts a points fund of over $27,000. The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series boasts two separate tours, north and south, that compete from April to October. The two touring series will combine for 24 events across the Northeast in 2015 with an annual points fund in excess of $30,000. 

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include: Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, Bazell Race Fuels, MSD Ignition, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, The Brake Man, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, TurboStart, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Crate Innovations Inc., Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop,, B.R.A.K.E.S.,, and Valley Fashions.

Brighton Speedway’s 2015 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bay Marine, Belleville Bulls, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Benson Auto Parts, Bill’s Johns, Breeze 107.9, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Extreme Rush Adventures, 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, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Monster Energy, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, OilGARD Anti-Rust, Owasco RV, Part Source, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Rock 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Small Engine Fuels, Star 93.3, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Town and Country Liquidation, TRS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, 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 Pro Late Model division competes under RUSH Late Model Series sanctioning. 

Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson