Southern Ontario Sprints Return On Vanderlaan and Belleville Nissan Night At Brighton Speedway

Mitch Brown won the Southern Ontario Sprints season opener for the third straight year on May 21 at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

2016 June 18 PosterBRIGHTON, Ont. – June 14, 2016 – Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season continues when the Southern Ontario Sprints return for their second visit of the season on Vanderlaan Building Products and Belleville Nissan night on Saturday June 18, 2016. The race marks round three of the 2016 tour, also presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive.

The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models, Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks and Bill’s John Comp 4s are also on the schedule. Adult admission is just $20 and a Family Pass is $55. Spectator gates open at 5:30pm before a 7:00pm start time.

Entering Saturday’s Southern Ontario Sprints (SOS) race, a trio of Turners sit atop the standings. Caistor Centre’s Jamie and Ryan Turner sit first and second-respectively in the championship standings with Cory Tuner sitting third. Sprint Car rookies Dylan Westbrook and Alex Hill currently complete the current top-five.

Steve Baldwin became the first Pro Late Model driver to win two features this season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Steve Baldwin became the first Pro Late Model driver to win two features this season. (Rod Henderson photo).

In Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model division, the points race is as tight as ever with just 50 points separating the top-five drivers. Brandon Mowat is the current point leader by just five points over Steve Baldwin and Charlie Sandercock, who sit tied for second. Phil Potts sits fourth, 20 points off the lead with Adam Turner completing the top-five. Those five drivers have combined for 24 top-five finishes in 30 starts so far this season.

The Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds have seen four different winners in five races this season and two consecutive last lap passes for a win. Curtis King won his first race of the season last Saturday night and currently sits sixth in the standings. Andrew Hennessy sits atop the division with a 35-point cushion over Dan Ferguson. Kraig Handley, Derrick Greig and Doug O’Blenis complete the current top-five.

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stock will battle for 25 laps again this week in round two of the Larry’s Towing Triple Crown. Doug Anderson won the opening race of the Triple Crown on May 21 and is also the division’s most recent winner. Justin Ramsay is the current division point leader while Anderson sits tied for second with Wade Purchase. Brandon Murrell and Jonah Mutton round out the top-five.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s saw a first-time season winner last Saturday when Josh Read went to victory lane. The Trenton, Ont. native held off a surging Adam Flieler for the victory boosting him to within 30 markers of point leader Tyler French. Flieler sits third in the standings ahead of Matthew Moore and Peter Moore.

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Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 2 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11); 1 – Phil Potts (April 30); 1 – Adam Turner (May 14); 1 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 2 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4); 1 – Dan Ferguson (April 30); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 2 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Brandon Murrell (May 28)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 4 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4), 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21); 1 – Josh Read (June 11)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14);

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – Brittany Golden (May 28); 1 – Willy Bolton (June 11)

Southern Ontario Sprints: 1 – Mitch Brown (May 21)

Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd.: Located in Brighton, Ont., Vanderlaan Building Products is committed to the highest levels of construction. Vanderlaan offers high quality installation services on building products from over 20 suppliers, including North Store vinyl windows. Visit them at 13 Loyalist Drive in Brighton, online at, or call them at (613) 475-3684.

Boyer Nissan Belleville: Belleville Nissan was opened in 2009 by the Boyer brothers, Michael & Peter. The Boyer Auto Group was founded in 1981 with Michael Boyer opening his first GM store in Apsley, Ontario. The Boyer Auto Group now includes six dealerships with great brands like Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Kia, Mazda and Belleville Nissan- the newest member of the Boyer Auto Group family. Stop by for more information.

Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive: Sanderson Tire & Automotive is a family owned and operated automotive tire and repair centre located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Sanderson Tire & Automotive is a proud supporter of the Southern Ontario Sprints at Brighton Speedway.

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Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Battlefield Equipment Rentals, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Belleville Boyer Nissan, Belleville Transmission & Auto, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bicknell Racing Products, Bill’s Johns, BJ McColl Fams, Bonn Law, Boyer Chevrolet Napanee, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian Energy, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5, Classic Rock 107.9 The Breeze, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, CSC Products, Davis Auto Repair, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Eastern Overhead Doors, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, First Place Trailers, Gerow Propane, Gilmour’s Meat Shop, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Hellraiser Race Bodies, Hewbrook Incorporated, Hits FM 95.5, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Humber Nurseries, Motorsport Designs, JJ Stewart Motors, John’s Equipment, Jones Automotive, KD Transmission, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, KOA Campground of Brighton, Krown Rust Control Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Larry’s Towing, Leaf Racewear, Leclair Electric, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, Maestro’s Painting, Mark Heating & Cooling, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Mix 97, Monacoe’s Hair Salon & Day Spa, Monster Energy, Motosports of Trenton, Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing My FM 100.9/93.3, Mystical Distributing, NecksGen Head and Neck Restraint, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Peter’s South End Garage, Qunte Mall, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, REMAX (Saoirse Graham & Nicole Parks), ROCK 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stewart Electric, Stix & Stones Billiards, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Target Fabrication, TAS Communications, The Trentonian, Therapeutic Massage Centre, Towne and Country Liquidation, Turris Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Vanderlaan Building Products, Vandermeer Toyota, VanZuylen Tire and Alignment, The Vinyl Solution, Vito’s Restaurant, VP Racing Fuels and Workman’s OK Tire. 

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 Weekly Series sanctioning.

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

Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson

Photo Attachment 1: Brantford’s Mitch Brown won the Southern Ontario Sprints season opener at Brighton Speedway on May 21. (Rod Henderson photo).

Photo Attachment 2: Steve Baldwin became the first two-time Pro Late Model winner in 2016 last Saturday night at Brighton. (Rod Henderson photo).