Styres, Sandercock, King and Anderson Score Victories

By Josh Gordon

BRIGHTON (July 11, 2015) – A total of 67 cars across four divisions invaded the Brighton Speedway for the Electro Cables and VanZuylen Tire & Alignment presentation of the Sanderson Tire & Automotive Southern Ontario Sprints on Saturday. Fans also previewed the drivers of the future as a part of Brighton Speedway Kart Klub demonstration.

0StyresVL3Styres Picks Up Third SOS Victory

Ohsweken’s Glenn Styres (No.0 Case IH) kicked off the second half of the Southern Ontario Sprints schedule in style by picking up his third victory of the season Saturday night, his second in a row at Brighton.

Styres started on the front row for the 25-lap main event alongside Kyle Fraser (No. 01) but it was Mitch Brown (No.10b Haldex) who quickly challenged Styres for the lead. Brown, who started fourth, had moved into third when the first caution of the race came out on lap five. On the restart, Brown quickly slid to second before a caution on lap 10 slowed the field again.

When the green flag flew again, Styres jumped to a larger lead, thanks in part to a poor restart from Brown. The main battle instead came between the third and fourth place cars, with Dain Naida (No. 77 Iroquois Hereford Farms) and Charlie Sandercock (No. 57 Bellevue Fabricating) exchanging places a couple of times before the final caution of the race came out as the result of an April Wilson (No. 15aw FK Rod Ends) spin on lap 18.

When the field restarted, Brown got a much better jump on Styres but in the end he did not have enough to catch “The Oshweken Flyer”. The win was Styres’ 47th of his career. Dain Naida was able to edge out Charlie Sandercock for third by 0.7 seconds while Cory Turner (No. 19) completed the top five.

57SandercockVL6Sandercock’s Hot Streak Continues

For the second week in a row, and for the fifth time this season, Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) found himself in victory lane at Brighton Speedway in Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Model action Saturday night.

Andy Mayhew (No. 1 A&A Haulage) and Mark Rayner (No. 55 Sam’s Auto Repair) led the 16-car field to green but the race quickly became about the car starting from the back. Following the only caution of the race on lap six, sixth-57Sandercock6place starter Tyler Rand (No. 84 Main Stop Ultramar) had jumped into second while eighth-place starter Phil Potts (No. 29 Vanderlaan) had slid into third. Sandercock, who started 12th, also began making his charge, moving up to fifth by lap eight.

On lap 10, Rand was able to sneak by Rayner for the lead and five laps later Sandercock passed the No. 55 for second. For the next 10 laps Rand and Sandercock raced side-by-side with Rand using the high line to stay ahead of the No.57.

But Rand’s magic ran out on lap 25 of the 30-lap main event when Sandercock was able to get under the No. 84 and cruise to victory. While Rand settled for second, Steve Baldwin (No. 5 Smokin’ Speedway), Potts and Adam Turner (No. 92 Village Variety) completed the top five.

07King3King Bests Ferguson

A caution filled start of the race quickly turned into one of the best races of the night, as Curtis King (No. 07 Ajax Nissan) was able to hold off Dan Ferguson (No. 11 Kilmarnock Enterprise) in the second Rona of Trenton Triple Crown race of the season for the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds.

Kraig Handley (No. 91 Tri-Canadian Energy) and Josh Hennessey (No. 88 A&A Haulage) brought the field to life for the 30-lap main event but it was quickly brought to a halt as third-place starter Mitch Rosborough (No.36 Kerr Construction) spun in turn four resulting in a complete restart. Doug O’Blenis (No. 32 John’s Car Care)), Adam Switzer (No. 72 Switzer’s Towing) and Chris Lebrun (No. 54 PDQ Racing Engines) all got caught up in the wreck and did not return.

When the field restarted it was quickly stopped again when Derek Bowers (No. 03) spun on lap two, taking out Dan Insley (No. 28 Greer Excavating) in the process. On the restart King was able to scurry past Handley for the early lead but was unable to get a big jump on the field as caution flew again on lap six.

07KingVL3On the final restart of the night, the 10th-place starter Ferguson found himself sitting beside the No. 07 and the two battled for the remaining 23 laps. King took away the low line causing Ferguson to try the high side to no avail. On lap 20, Ferguson tried to get under King but was unable to pass. On the same lap, Andrew Hennessey (No. 87 Custom Automotive), who was once as low as 14th, snuck into third and quickly began gaining on King and Ferguson.

When the white flag flew, Ferguson had the lead by eight-thousandths of a second but Hennessey got behind King and helped push the No. 07 across the line to victory. For King it was his second win of the season and his first since May 9.

Anderson Outduels Ramsey

72AndersonVL2In what is seemingly becoming a weekly occurrence at the Brighton Speedway, Doug Anderson (No. 72 Hunt’s Landscape Service) and Justin Ramsay (No. 03 Empey Tire) locked into another duel in the Brighton Automotive Pro Stock division.

Anderson started on the front row alongside Brandon Murrell (No. 19 Hannah Motors), while Ramsay started 11th. When the green flag dropped, Anderson jumped out to a quick lead passing Murrell on the first lap. Meanwhile Ramsay began his charge to front by passing several cars quickly.

When caution flew on lap 7 after Angie Kirby (No. 23 Mr. Runningboard) lost her bumper, Ramsay was already in third place. The caution also tightened the field considerably as Anderson had already established a lead of several car lengths.

Coming out of the caution, Ramsay quickly jumped into second and the duel with Anderson began. Ramsay tried to pass Anderson on the high side in the latter laps but as the 20-lap main event concluded the two began to reach lapped traffic and Anderson sailed to victory.

It was Anderson’s second victory of the season and his first since May 23. Ramsay, Murrell, Wade Purchase (No. 53 Performance Auto Sales) and Rich Sanders (No. 29 Frank’s Auto Repair) completed the top five.

92KeiraTurnerHigh Turnout for Kart Klub Demonstration

Twenty cars across four divisions checked-in for the Brighton Speedway Kart Klub demonstration. Drivers in the club range between five and 16 years of age and race Thursday nights in the infield oval at the Speedway. In the condensed program, James Markland (No. 21) picked up the win in the Box Stock division, Kiera Turner (No. 92) won the Rookie 1 race, Holly Denard (No. 02) topped the Rookie 2 division and Nathan Rinaldi (No. 3) drove by the checkered first in the Junior Restricted class.

Next Week at Brighton Speedway – July 18

There will be a full slate of racing next week with all five divisions in action as ABC Taxi and Hotch’s Auto Parts presents our Salute to the Forces Night. Active Canadian military will receive free admission to the track with their military ID. The Bill’s Johns Comp 4 division will have its third Triple Crown race of the year and the Eastern Ontario Vintage Racing Club will also be in attendance.

Complete Results – July 11 – Electro Cables and Van Zuylen Tire present the Southern Ontario Sprints

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive A-Main (25 Laps – 18 Entries): 1. 0 Glenn Styres, 2. 10b Mitch Brown, 3. 77 Dain Naida, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 19 Cory Turner, 6. 42w Rick Wilson, 7. 11j Chris Jones, 8. 91 Ryan Turner, 9. 11t Jamie Turner, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, 11. 25 Warren Mahoney, 12. 71s Shawn Sliter, 13. 5 Keith Dempster, 14. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 15. 66 Frank Baranowski, 16. 15 Mike Ferrell, 17. 15aw April Wilson, 18. 11z Darren Zumpe. Time: 12:39.175.

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11j Chris Jones, 2. 42w Rick Wilson, 3. 01 Kyle Fraser, 4. 91 Ryan Turner, 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen, 6. 11z Darren Zumpe.

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 0 Glenn Styres, 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 3. 5 Keith Dempster, 4. 15aw April Wilson, 5. 25 Warren Mahoney, 6. 15 Mike Ferrell.

Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10b Mitch Brown, 2. 19 Corey Turner, 3. 77 Dain Naida, 4. 11t Jamie Turner, 5. 66 Frank Baranowski, 6. 71s Shawn Sliter.

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models A-Main (30 Laps – 16 Entries): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 84 Tyler Rand, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, 4. 29 Phil Potts, 5. 92 Adam Turner, 6. 1 Andy Mayhew, 7. 46 Brandon Mowatt, 8. 55 Mark Rayner, 9. 77 Caley Weese, 10. 11 Corey Earl, 11. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 12. 42 Adam Nayler, 13. 60 Norm Mayhew, 14. 27 Rob Wadforth, 15. 01 Eli Mayhew, 16. 97 David McDonald. Time: 12:15.605

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 42 Adam Nayler, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 1 Andy Mayhew, 5. 5 Steve Baldwin, 6. 77 Caley Weese, 7. 60 Norm Mayhew, 8. 01 Eli Mayhew.

Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 84 Tyler Rand, 2. 46 Brandon Mowatt, 3. 55 Mark Rayner, 4. 97 David McDonald, 5. 92 Adam Turner, 6. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 7. 11 Corey Earl, 8. 27 Rob Wadforth.

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Rona Trenton Triple Crown Race 2 (30 Laps – 18 Entries): 1. 07 Curtis King, 2. 11 Dan Ferguson, 3. 87 Andrew Hennessey, 4. 88 Josh Hennessey, 5. 74 Mike Lucas, 6. 46 Warren Mowatt, 7. 91 Kraig Handley, 8. 1 Shawn Gregory, 9. 36 Mitch Rosborough, 10. 48 Derrik Greig, 11. 12 Adam Whaley, 12. 03 Derek Bowers, 13. 09 Robbie Wilson, 14. 00 Darrell Toms, 15. 28 Dan Insley, 16. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 17. 72 Adam Switzer, 18. 54 Chris Lebrun. Time: 18:54.423.

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 91 Kraig Handley, 2. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 3. 36 Mitch Rosborough, 4. 07 Curtis King, 5. 11 Dan Ferguson, 6. 88 Josh Hennessey, 7. 28 Dan Insley, 8. 48 Derrik Greig, 9. 54 Chris Lebrun.

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 87 Andrew Hennessey, 2. 1 Shawn Gregory, 3. 09 Robbie Wilson, 4. 46 Warren Mowatt, 5. 74 Mike Lucas, 6. 00 Darrell Toms, 7. 72 Adam Switzer, 8. 03 Derek Bowers, 9. 12 Adam Whaley.

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks A-Main (20 Laps – 15 Entries): 1. 72 Doug Anderson, 2. 03 Justin Ramsey, 3. 19 Brandon Murrell, 4. 53 Wade Purchase, 5. 29 Rich Sanders, 6. 51 Mike Freeman, 7. 39 Jonah Mutton, 8. 26 Bob Green, 9. 55 Jamie Marshall, 10. 08 Brian Cross, 11. 33 Samantha Thompson, 12. 13 Ryan Connor, 13. 2 Leslie Mowatt, 14. 23 Angie Kirby, 15. 32 Carissa Burrows (DNS).

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsey, 2. 19 Brandon Murrell, 3. 53 Wade Purchase, 4. 29 Rich Sanders, 5. 13 Ryan Connor, 6. 2 Leslie Mowatt, 7. 23 Angie Kirby. 8. Carissa Burrows (DNS).

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 72 Doug Anderson, 2. 39 Jonah Mutton, 3. 51 Mike Freeman, 4. 26 Bob Green, 5. 08 Brian Cross, 6. 55 Jamie Marshall, 7. 33 Samantha Thompson.

Winners to Date

Southern Ontario Sprints: 3 – 0 Glenn Styres (July 11 – Brighton Speedway, July 3 – Ohsweken Speedway, June 20 – Brighton Speedway); 2 – 10B Mitch Brown (July 4 – South Buxton Raceway, May 16 – 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: 5 – Charlie Sandercock (July 11, July 4, June 6, May 16, May 9); 1 – Adam Turner (June 13); 1 – Kyle Sopaz (May 23); 1 – Corey Earl (May 3)

OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds: 2 – Curtis King (July 11, May 9); 2 – 11 Dan Ferguson (July 4, June 13); 2 – Andrew Hennessy (June 20, May 3); 1- 74 Mike Lucas (June 6); 1 – 32 Doug O’Blenis (May 23)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 5 – Justin Ramsay (July 4, June 13, June 6, May 16, May 3); 2 – Doug Anderson (July 11, May 23); 1 – 53 Wade Purchase (May 9)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 5 – Tyler French (June 13, May 16, May 9, May 3); 1 – 94 Brady Greer (June 6), 1 – Shelby Mills (May 23)

Quinte Septic Stingers: 2 – Del MacGregor (July 4, May 9); 1 – 95 Chris Lammle (June 6), 1- 89 Gary Taylor (May 23);

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