BRIGHTON, Ont. – The 50th Anniversary season at Brighton Speedway continued with the John’s Equipment Sales & Service Danny Reid Memorial 50 for the OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds.  The program was presented by UCB Canada and Cole’s Timber Mart and also featured the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models , Bill’s Johns Comp 4 and the Quinte Septic Stingers. The event marked the final points night for all divisions.

Sandercock Dominates Danny Reid Memorial

The OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds competed in their crown jewel event on Saturday night as they raced 50 laps in memory of former driver Danny Reid who passed away while competing in the division in May of 2005.

Charlie Sandercock (No. 7) started on the pole alongside Mitch Rosborough (No. 36) and took command of the race at the drop of the green flag. Sandercock was the class of the field. He led every lap of the event and was never seriously challenged for the win.

A pair of crashes were the main story of the night as both Derek Bowers (No. 03) and Kraig Handley (No. 91) were involved in rollovers. Bowers rolled violently in turn three after hopping the rear tire of Mark Busscher (No. 84) in his qualifying heat, while Handley was caught up in a multi-car crash on the front stretch in the feature and rolled onto his roof. Both drivers were able to walk away from their cars without major injury.

When the checkers flew Sandercock won by over a straightaway ahead of Curtis King (No. 07). Derrick Greig (No. 48) had a solid performance finishing third while Shawn Gregory (No. 1) was fourth. With a fifth place finish Andrew Hennessy (No. 08) wrapped up the Canadian Modified season championship.

Sopaz Snags Second

In the final points race of the season for the Vanderlaan Building Supply Pro Late Models Austin King (No. 89) and Caley Weese (No. 77) led the field to the start of the 30 lap feature. Weese led the first three circuits before Kyle Sopaz (No. 12) would overtake her with a pass on the outside of corner four.

Sopaz led the next seven laps before being passed by Phil Potts (No. 29). A caution on lap 11 tightened up the pack and gave Potts the choice of lanes on the restart. He chose the inside line, however the decision proved more beneficial to Sopaz as he powered back by Potts when the race resumed.

The final 8 laps were led by Sopaz as he cruised to his second win of the season over Potts. Steve Baldwin (No. 5) crossed the finish line in third ahead of Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) and pole sitter King. The Pro Late Model championship was won by Sandercock whose six wins on the year helped propel him to another title.

French Finishes First

Keith Dunk (No. 22) and Kevin Hertendy (No. 7) started on the front row of the Bill’s Johns Comp 4 feature. Matthew Moore (No. 14) wasted little time getting by both drivers and rocketed to the early advantage. Moore paced the field for the first seven laps of the 15 lap event.

By the halfway point though, point leader and defending champion Tyler French (No. 0) had worked his way to the lead and drove to the win and the 2017 division title. The win was French’s third of the season and capped a year where he led the points from start to finish.

Adam Wells (No. 48) worked by Moore in the closing laps and finished second. Moore finished the race in third while outside pole sitter Hertendy was fourth and Bella Cosstick (No. 24) was fifth.

Lammle Wins While Dempster and Golden Shine

The Quinte Septic Stinger also completed their championship chases and featured the most exciting finish of the evening. In the Junior Stinger division Aiden Fletcher (No. 42) and Joel Dempster (No. 13) entered the night tied for the point lead. The pair started side by side in the third row and worked their way toward the front. On lap 8 the pair split Caleb Severin (No. 12) going down the back stretch in a three wide race for the lead. Dempster took the top spot on the inside line while Fletcher was forced high in corner four and got off track. The incident allowed Dempster to pull away and claim both the win and the championship. Severin finished second ahead of Jim Kotstalidis (No. 11), James Harrington (No. 67) and Tony Reid (No. 4)

In the Super Stinger feature Chris Lammle (No. 95) captured his second win of the season in convincing fashion over former champion Del MacGregor (No. 19). Jordan Pickell (No. 93) ended the race in third place while Gary Taylor (No. 89) was fourth. With a fifth place finish Brittany Golden (No. 85) clinched her second championship in row.

Up Next – Orange Motorsports Applefest Shootout Weekend

Next week the speedway is closed, however the action returns on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd for the 13th Annual Orange Motorsports Applefest Shootout Weekend. Friday nights racing begins at 7pm and features the DIRTcar Sportsman with their first of two tour races during the weekend. The night will also include a Crate Late Model Open, the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club, Pro Stocks and Comp 4’s.

On Saturday night the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds will headline the program with the 75 lap Applefest Shootout along with the 50 lap Great Crate Race for Late Models. The evening will also include the second DIRTcar Sportsman tour race of the weekend, the finale for the Quad Track Duel on the Dirt series and Canadian Modifieds. Racing begins at 6pm. For admission pricing and more information visit


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Credit to Rod Henderson,

IMG 2406 The Danny Reid Memorial Race winner Charlie Sandercock (No. 57) is surrounded by family and friends of the late Danny Reid Saturday July 9th at Brighton Speedway.

ModGroupShot OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Drivers gather around the K5 with John & Debbie Kemp of John’s Equipment, Frankford before their 50 Lap Danny Reid Memorial Race and final points night at Brighton Speedway, September 9th.

Brighton Speedway Feature Results September 9th


Bills’ Johns Comp 4 9/09/17

  1. Tyler French (Belleville, ON), 2. Adam Wells (Stirling, ), 3. Matthew Moore (Port Hope, ON), 4. Kevin Hertendy (Cobourg, ON), 5. Bella Cosstick (Trenton, ON), 6. Keith Dunk (Brighton, ON), 7. Dustin Bode (Smith Falls, ), 8. Lloyd Moore (SUB) (Port Hope, ), 9. Jeff Humphry (Belleville, ON), 10. Dylan Kirkland (Brockville, ON), 11. Luke Toms (Port Hope, ON), 12. Adam Flieler (Trenton, ON),


OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified

  1. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 2. Curtis King ` (Wooler, ON), 3. Derrick Greig (Belleville, ON), 4. Shawn Gregory (Trenton, ON), 5. Andrew Hennessy (Picton, ON), 6. Doug O’Blenis (Napanee, ON), 7. Adam Whaley (Frankford, ON), 8. Jonah Mutton (Brighton, ), 9. Mike Lucas (Belleville, ON), 10. Nathan Rinaldi (Brighton, ON), 11. Rich Sanders (Brighton, ON), 12. Mark Busscher (Hillier, ON), 13. Leslie Turcotte-Mowat (Trenton, ON), 14. Mitch Rosborough (Picton, ON), 15. Kraig Handley (Picton, ON),


Quinte Septic Jr Stingers

  1. Joel Dempster* (Bloomfield, ), 2. Caleb Severin (Campbellford, ), 3. Jim Kotsilidis (Wellington, ), 4. James Harrington (Castleton, ), 5. Tony Reid (Malone, ), 6. Melanie Fortier (Cobourg, ON), 7. Alex Woods (Trenton, ), 8. Dylan Lobb (Napanee, ON), 9. Robert Jenner (Tweed, ), 10. Ryan Bebee (Colborne, ), 11. Brock Gregory (Trenton, ), 12. Aidan Fletcher (Brighton, ), 13. Mike Beaudrie (Wellington, ), 14. Tom Cole (Brantford, ON), 15. James Turgeon (Springbrook, ), 16. Willy Bulten (Trenton, ),


Quinte Septic Super Stingers

  1. Chris Lammle (Trenton, ON), 2. Del MacGregor (Brighton, ON), 3. Jorden Pickell (Trenton, ON), 4. Gary Taylor (Oshawa, ON), 5. Brittany Golden (Trenton, ), 6. Lawrence Evenden (Trenton, ON), 7. Rick Phillips (Frankford, On), 8. Megan Golden (Stirling, ON), 9. Dawson Evans (Frankford, ON),


Vanderlaan Building Supplies Pro Late Models

  1. Kyle Sopaz (Carrying Place, ON), 2. Phil Potts (Frankford, On), 3. Steve Baldwin (Trenton, ON), 4. Charlie Sandercock (Belleville, ON), 5. Austin King (Port Hope, ON), 6. Adam Turner (Picton, ON), 7. Caley Weese  (Carrying Place, ON), 8. Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON), 9. Robbie Wilson (Trenton, ON), 10. Terry Hunt (Carrying Place, ON), 11. Greg Belyea  (Frankford, ON), 12. Andy Mayhew (Picton, ON), 13. Mark Rayner  (Codrington, ), 14. Craig Graham (Orono, ON), 15. Kyle Tasker (Peterborough, ON),