Sandercock’s 7th Brighton Win Earns Driver of The Week

By Clayton Johns

IMG_9746BRIGHTON (August 21, 2015) – Charlie Sandercock turned in a dominating performance last Saturday night at Brighton Speedway to earn his seventh RUSH Pro Late Model Weekly Series win of the season at Brighton. He now has 13 wins overall in 2015. His performance has earned the Driver of the Week honour for the week ending in August 15.

Heading in to Saturday’s race at Brighton, Sandercock and crew chief Tommy Haig decided to take a step back and look at the car from a fresh angle to get back in the winner’s circle.

“Tommy and I put our heads together and went over the car Saturday as we usually do. We changed a bunch of things and made sure our head was in the game and we didn’t over look things or didn’t over adjust,” Sandercock said.

After a fourth-place finish in the qualifying heat, Sandercock lined-up 11th for the main event. He wasted little time moving forward and took over second on lap 11 while running against the cushion before stealing the lead from Mark Rayner in traffic on lap 16.

“We kind of nailed the setup and had a couple of lucky breaks at the beginning. A couple of holes opened up for us and we didn’t have to battle a whole lot coming through traffic. That helped us a lot,” he explained.

IMG_8319The win came in dominant fashion as Sandercock claimed the win by 4.974 seconds over Adam Nayler. The No.57 team now has racked up enough victories to fill out their top 12 RUSH Weekly Series finishes completely with victories, including heir five wins at Can-Am Motorsports Park. Simply, Sandercock is motivated to keep winning at Brighton to collect bonus points with a $5000 RUSH championship prize on the line.

“We’ve got a solid year going. If we could rack up five more wins at Brighton Speedway, that would max it out, but that would mean we would have to win every race from here on out. We’re definitely going to try,” Sandercock said optimistically.

The team faces another doubleheader next week with a RUSH Weekly show at Brighton Saturday before heading south to Humberstone Speedway for round five of the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series tour.

“We’re going to go in to Humberstone with a clear mind and a ready racecar. We’re going to try and beat Lee Gill. He’s been on top of his game every race that he’s been out this year,” Sandercock said. “Hopefully we can regain the top spot in the Go Nuclear Series and keep going forward.”

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2015 Drivers Of The Month

May – Doug Anderson / Justin Ramsay

June – Andrew Hennessy

July – Justin Ramsay 

2015 Drivers Of The Week

May 9 – Wade Purchase (Pro Stock)

May 16 – Tyler French (Comp 4)

May 23 – Kyle Sopaz (Pro Late Model)

June 6 – Mike Lucas (Canadian Modified)

June 13 – Adam Turner (Pro Late Model)

June 20 – Andrew Hennessy (Canadian Modified)

July 4 – Dan Ferguson (Canadian Modified)

July 11 – Curtis King (Canadian Modified)

July 18 – Shelby Mills (Comp 4)

July 25 – Brandon Murrell (Pro Stock)

August 1 – Austin Reid (Comp 4)

August 8 – Dawson Evans (Stinger) / Shawn Gregory (Canadian Modified)

August 15 – Charlie Sandercock (Pro Late Model)

Winners to Date

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models: 7 – Charlie Sandercock (August 15, July 25, July 11, July 4, June 6, May 16, May 9); 2 – Kyle Sopaz (July 18, May 23); 1 – Adam Turner (June 13); 1 – Corey Earl (May 3).

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 4 – Dan Ferguson (August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13); 3 – Andrew Hennessy (August 15, June 20, May 3); 2 – Doug O’Blenis (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: 8 – Justin Ramsay (August 15, August 1, July 18, July 4, June 13, June 6, May 16, May 3); 3 – Doug Anderson (August 8, July 11, May 23); 1 – 19 Brandon Murrell (July 25); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9).

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 6 – Tyler French (July 25, July 4, June 13, May 16, May 9, May 3); 2 – 29 Josh Read (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); 1 – Adam Flieler (July 18); 1 – Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- Gary Taylor (May 23);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – Chantel Golden (August 15, July 18); 1 – 01 Dawson Evans (August 8).


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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