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Sandercock Scores First Sprint Car Win on Night One of Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend

By Josh Gordon

BRIGHTON (Sept. 6, 2015) – The Southern Ontario Sprints returned to the Brighton Speedway for fifth time of the season on Saturday night as a part of the Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Ultramar CST. The 22 Sprint cars were accompanied by 65 stock cars in what was an action filled night of racing on the one-third mile oval.

Sandercock Sprints to Victory

IMG_1596Charlie Sandercock (No. 57 Bellevue Fabricating) can now add Sprint Car champion to his already impressive racing resume. The Brighton Speedway regular passed Southern Ontario Sprints point leader Mitch Brown (No. 10b) on lap 19 and never looked back, leading the final six laps on route to his first ever SOS victory.

Warren Mahoney (No. 25) and Paul Pekkonen (No. 98) brought the 22-car field to green for the 25-lap main event but the pace was slow in the opening 10 laps as two cautions and a red flag were displayed to the field. Despite the slow pace however, there was a lot of movement on the leaderboard. By lap 10, Brown had moved from his third-place starting spot into the lead, Rick Wilson (No. 42w) jumped from his sixth-place starting spot into second, and seventh-place starter Sandercock was in third.

A long green flag run after lap 10 saw the leaders approach lapped traffic and that slowed Brown down, opening the door for Sandercock to pass him and take the lead. Not even a pair of late cautions in the dying laps of the race could stop Sandercock. Under SOS rules lapped cars are kept in position during caution instead of being placed at the back of the field as per regular Brighton Speedway guidelines. Sandercock used this rule to his advantage as the lapped cars between him and Brown were enough for him to secure the victory.

Hennessey Picks Up Fourth Win

IMG_1673After a disappointing 12th place finish last week, Andrew Hennessey (No. 87) started on the pole for the 25-lap Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified feature and went wire-to-wire, picking up his fourth feature win of the season.

Hennessey built a substantial lead at the halfway point of the race but a lap 18 caution tightened the field. Eighth-place starter Doug O’Blenis (No. 32) restarted beside Hennessey and the two raced side-by-side over the last seven laps. On the final lap, O’Blenis tried the outside line coming out of turn four but Hennessy narrowly edged him.

Hennessy’s win leaves him just 35 points behind sixth-place finisher Dan Ferguson (No. 11) in the quest for the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified championship.

Ramsay Reaches Double Digits

Justin Ramsay (No. 03) and Doug Anderson (No. 72) were locked into another edge-of-your-seat battle in Brighton Automotive Pro Stock action on Saturday night and for the 10th time this year, Ramsay outdueled his fierce rival.

Wade Purchase (No. 53) and Jonah Mutton (No. 39) brought the field to green for the 20-lap feature but the race was quickly stopped on lap six after Ramsay spun Leslie Mowatt (No. 2). Having to start from the back of the field as a result of causing the caution, Ramsay began his climb to the front of the pack. By lap 14, Ramsay was back in the top five but a caution halted his rapid accession.

On the ensuing restart, Ramsay and Anderson both got great jumps on the rest of the field. Both jumped into the top two and began to battle for first. On lap 19, Ramsay took the lead away from Anderson but Bob Green (No. 26) spun in turn four, bring out the caution and setting up a one lap dash to the finish. Having led the previous lap, Ramsay chose the inside line on the restart. That decision proved to be the correct one as he rode the low line to his tenth victory of the year, inching out Anderson who settled for second.

Four For Read

Becky Jamieson (No. 70) and Adam Chapman (No. 07) brought the nine car Bill’s Johns Comp 4 field to life but it was fifth-place starter Josh Read (No. 29) making the early charge, using the outside line to take the lead on lap 3. From that point on Read did not look back on his way to picking his fourth feature victory of the year.

While Read broke away from the field, Chapman, Austin Reid (No. 85) and Shelby Mills (No. 78) engaged in a hard-fought battle for second. None of the three drivers were able to distance themselves or gain on Read over the final 17 laps however and without the aid of a caution, Read claimed victory relatively unscathed.

Flieler Flies to Victory Lane

Adam Flieler (No. 11) started on the pole for the 12-lap Quinte Septic Super Stingers feature but he had lost his lead to Arthur McCauley (No. 99) by lap five. However, when Geoffrey York (No. 33) spun on lap 7 bringing out the caution, Flieler had chance to regain the lead. When the green flew again Flieler got a great jump on McCauley and took the lead for good. For Flieler, it was his second feature victory of the season and his first since July 18.

Twice is Nice for Evans

Brant Leggatt (No. 40) and Tom Cole (No. 6) started on the front row for the Quinte Septic Super Stingers 12-lap feature. While Leggatt maintained his starting position at the beginning of the race, Cole quickly faded, opening the door for Megan Golden (No. 07). Golden raced side-by-side with Leggatt for several laps until the two bumped coming out of turn two on lap 9. While Leggatt and Golden both slowed as a result of their bumping, third-place starter Dawson Evans (No. 01) used the bottom of the racing surface to pass both cars. Evans went unchallenged for the rest of the race on his way to his second victory of the season.

Day Two of the Classic Weekend – Sept. 6

Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Ultramar CST continues with Topless Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models, Topless Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, wingless Southern Ontario Sprints, as well as the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock division. Racing starts one hour earlier than usual at 6:00 p.m. Come early for tailgate party, which will include a dunk tank, an obstacle course and a bouncy castle! All that action gets underway at 1:00 p.m.

Complete Results – Sept. 5 – Ultramar CST Presents the Labour Day Classic Weekend featuring Southern Ontario Sprints

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive (22 Entries)

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0 Glenn Styres, 2. 25 Warren Mahoney, 3. 42w Rick Wilson, 4. 48 Mike Burkin, 5. 15aw April Wilson, 6. 18 Ryan Susice, 7. 2 Lee Winger, 8. 11t Jamie Turner. Time: 1:41.076

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 10b Mitch Brown, 2. 01 Kyle Fraser, 3. 77x Alex Hill, 4. 77 Dain Naida, 5. 5 Keith Dempster, 6. 66 Frank Baranowski, 7. 9 Jim Munsie. Time: 1:42.466

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11j Chris Jones, 2. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 3. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 4. 19 Cory Turner, 5. 91 Ryan Turner, 6. 71s Shawn Sliter, 7. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time: 5:56.092

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 10b Mitch Brown, 3. 42w Rick Wilson, 4. 25 Warren Mahoney, 5. 48 Mike Burkin, 6. 19 Cory Turner, 7. 77 Dain Naida, 8. 77x Alex Hill, 9. 0 Glenn Styres, 10. 15aw April Wilson, 11. 91 Ryan Turner, 12. 11t Jamie Turner, 13. 01 Kyle Fraser, 14. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 15. 71s Shawn Sliter, 16. 5 Keith Dempster, 17. 9 Jim Munsie, 18. 66 Frank Baranowski, 19. 18 Ryan Susice, 20. 11j Chris Jones, 21. 2 Lee Winger, 22. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time: 25:44.790. Margin of Victory: 1.286.

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds (15 Entries)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11 Dan Ferguson, 2. 88 Josh Hennessy, 3. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 4. 91 Kraig Handley, 5. 48 Derrick Greig, 6. 46 Warren Mowat, 7. 03 Derek Bowers. Time: 3:35.152

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Shawn Gregory, 2. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 3. 07 Curtis King, 4. 28 Dan Insley, 5. 00 Darrell Toms, 6. 74 Mike Lucas, 7. 12 Adam Whaley, 8. 72 Adam Switzer. Time: 2:10.381

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 2. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 3. 07 Curtis King, 4. 48 Derrick Greig, 5. 91 Kraig Handley, 6. 11 Dan Ferguson, 7. 88 Josh Hennessy, 8. 00 Darrell Toms, 9. 1 Shawn Gregory, 10. 03 Derek Bowers, 11. 72 Adam Switzer, 12. 12 Adam Whaley, 13. 74 Mike Lucas, 14. 28 Dan Insley, 15. 46 Warren Mowat. Time: 14:29.133. Margin of Victory: 0.539.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks (15 Entries)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 39 Jonah Mutton, 2. 19 Brandon Murrell, 3. 72 Doug Anderson, 4. 00 James Thompson, 5. 53 Wade Purchase, 6. 08 Brian Cross, 7. 38 Art Rodgers, 8. 13 Ryan Connor. No Time.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsey, 2. 29 Rich Sanders, 3. 2 Leslie Mowat, 4. 55 Jamie Marshall, 5. 51 Mike Freeman, 6. 33 Samantha Thompson, 7. 26 Bob Green

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks A-Main (20 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 72 Doug Anderson, 3. 19 Brandon Murrell, 4. 29 Jonah Mutton, 5. 00 James Thompson, 6. 55 Jamie Marshall, 7. 51 Mike Freeman, 8. 53 Wade Purchase, 9. 29 Rich Sanders, 10. 2 Leslie Mowatt, 11. 38 Art Rodgers, 12. 33 Samantha Thompson, 13. 26 Bob Green, 14. 13 Ryan Connor, 15. 08 Brian Cross. No Time.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s (9 Entries)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s Heat 1: 1. 85 Austin Ried, 2. 0 Tyler French, 3. 78 Shelby Mills, 4. 19 Luke Toms, 5. 07 Adam Chapman, 6. 70 Becky Jamieson, 7. 24 Bella Cosstick, 8. 7 Bailey Calbury-Reid, 9. 29 Josh Read. No Time.

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s A-Main (20 Laps): 1. 29 Josh Read, 2. 07 Adam Chapman, 3. 85 Austin Reid, 4. 78 Shelby Mills, 5. 19 Luke Toms, 6. 0 Tyler French, 7. 24 Bella Cosstick, 8. 70 Becky Jamieson, 9. 7 Bailey Calbury-Reid. No Time.

Quinte Septic Super Stingers (16 Entries)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 28 Mark McDonald, 2. 7 Rick Phillips, 3. 95 Christopher Lammle, 4. 33 Geoffrey York, 5. 89 Gary Taylor, 6. 64 Chris Johnson, 7. 25 Shane Vale, 8. 93 Jorden Pickell. No Time.

Quinte Septic Super Stingers Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 11 Adam Flieler, 2. 19 Del MacGregor, 3. 27 David Lemon, 4. 88 Nathan Day, 5. 99 Arthur McCauley, 6. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 7. 42 Andy Fletcher, 8. 19x Terry Hough. No Time.

Quinte Septic Super Stingers A-Main (12 Laps): 1. 11 Adam Flieler, 2. 99 Arthur McCauley, 3. 93 Jorden Pickell, 4. 7 Rick Phillips, 5. 19 Del MacGregor, 6. 42 Andy Fletcher, 7. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 8. 95 Christopher Lammle, 9. 64 Chris Johnson, 10. 89 Gary Taylor, 11. 88 Nathan Day, 12. 25 Shane Vale, 13. 28 Mark McDonald, 14. 33 Geoffrey York, 15. 27 David Lemon, 16. 19x Terry Hough (DQ). No Time.

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers (10 Entries)

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 01 Dawson Evans, 2. 5 Chantel Golden, 3. 6 Tom Cole, 4. 15 Nathan Buckey, 5. 88 Brittany Ivey. No Time.

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 07 Megan Golden, 2. 87 Kyle Dorie, 3. 00 Ken Evans, 4. 40 Brant Leggett, 5. 73 Tabitha Weese. No Time.

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers A-Main (12 Laps): 1. 01 Dawson Evans, 2. 07 Megan Golden, 3. 40 Brant Leggett, 4. 5 Chantel Golden, 5. 87 Kyle Dorie, 6. 15 Nathan Buckey, 7. 00 Ken Evans, 8. 6 Tom Cole, 9. 88 Brittany Ivey, 10. 73 Tabitha Weese. No Time.

Winners to Date

Southern Ontario Sprints: 4 – 0 Glenn Styres (July 11 – Brighton Speedway, July 3 – Ohsweken Speedway, June 20 – Brighton Speedway, August 9 – Humberstone Speedway); 2 – 10B Mitch Brown (July 4 – South Buxton Raceway, May 16 – Brighton Speedway); 1- 57 Charlie Sandercock (September 5); 1 – 19 Cory Turner (August 8 – Brighton Speedway); 1 – 11J Chris Jones (June 6 – South Buxton); 1 – 77M Parker Price-Miller (May 17 – Humberstone Speedway).

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 8 – Charlie Sandercock (August 22, August 15, July 25, July 11, July 4, June 6, May 16, May 9); 2 – Phil Potts (August 29, August 1); 2 – Kyle Sopaz (July 18, May 23); 1 – Adam Turner (June 13); 1 – Corey Earl (May 3). 

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 5 – Dan Ferguson (August 22, August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13); 4 – Andrew Hennessy (September 5, August 15, June 20, May 3); 3 – Doug O’Blenis (August 29; July 25, May 23); 2 – Curtis King (July 11, May 9); 1 – Shawn Gregory (August 8); 1- Mike Lucas (June 6).

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 10 – Justin Ramsay (September 5, August 29, August 15, August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13, June 6, May 16, May 3); 4 – Doug Anderson (August 22, August 8, July 11, May 23); 1 – 19 Brandon Murrell (July 25); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9).

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 7 – Tyler French (August 29; July 25, July 4, June 13, May 16, May 9, May 3); 4 – 29 Josh Read (September 5, August 22, August 15, August 8); 2 – Shelby Mills (July 18, May 23); 1 – 85 Austin Reid (August 1); 1 – Brady Greer (June 6).

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 3 – Del MacGregor (August 8, July 4, May 9); 1 – 28 Mark McDonald (August 15); 2 – Adam Flieler (September 5, July 18); 1 – Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- Gary Taylor (May 23).

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – 01 Dawson Evans (September 5, August 8) 2 – Chantel Golden (August 15, July 18).

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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, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, 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, ImageFactor.ca 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.

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