Turner defends Sprint crown in thrilling opener, Brown bags first dirt career win

A little mist created a racy track adding to the excitement at Brighton Speedway for the Southern Ontario Sprints season opener Saturday night. The long anticipated action-packed night presented by Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd. and Deerhaven Farm and Garden featured the Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson Tire & Automotive, Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd. Northeast Late Model Alliance Home Track Race 2, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modifieds, Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock Race 2 and Quinte Septic Tank Stingers.

Turner defends crown with opening night win 

After a pair of season opener rain outs, No. 1 Holly Porter and 2018 champ No. 13 Cory Turner were eager to lead the field of 18 Southern Ontario Sprints to green. On the second time by Turner slid past Porter and took off.  A pair of cautions and some lapped traffic slowed a furious pace but nothing was going to keep Turner from victory lane as Porter, No. 91 Ryan Turner, No. 10 Mitch Brown and No. 11J Chris Jones waged a fierce single file battle for the lead.  Turner flew to victory lane with Porter in second, Ryan Turner third, Brown fourth and Jones fifth.

Sandercock snags fourth season win

It only took No. 77 Caley Weese two laps to grab the lead from her third starting position in the 35-lap Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd. Northeast Late Model Alliance home track race 2.  Steve Baldwin went to war with Weese for the top spot in a thrilling back and forth affair.  By the 8th time by Baldwin snatched the lead and sped off while No. 57 Charlie Sandercock continued to muscle his way up from his 10th starting position into third.  Sanderock went door-to-door with Baldwin, took the lead on lap 14 and never looked back as he went on to score his fourth season win.  Baldwin earned a hard fought second, Weese an equally well deserved third place finish, No. 46 Brandon Mowat fourth and No. 1 Andy Mayhew fifth.

Brown bring home first dirt career win

“I can’t believe it,” were the words Linc Brown cried as parked his No. 99 machine in victory lane four races into his Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust career.  Having just made the switch from pavement this season Brown called the win unbelievable, but for race fans seeing was believing as Brown snapped up the lead from pole sitter No. 39 Jonah Mutton with only 7 laps of the 25-lap feature to go. Brown flew to victory lane with No. 32 Doug O’Blenis taking runner up, No. 87 Andrew Hennessy finished third, Mutton fourth and No. 12 Adam Whaley fifth.

Checkers fly for Freeman

From the drop of the green flag The Brighton Automotive Thuder Stocks treated fans to a stellar show in the Insta Panels Duel on the Dirt Race 2.  No. 82 Terry Gorgerat and No. 23 Angie Kirby led the 20-car field to green in the 20-lap feature.  No. 51 Mike Freeman was quick to take the lead from his fourth starting position while No. 69 Steven Stachura, No. 53 Wade Purchase and No. 17 Jeff Humphrey treated fans to a three-wide battle for third place.   Freeman and Purchase went back and forth but it would be the 51 that would hang tough on the outside for the win.  Purchase took second, Humphrey third, Stachura fourth and No. 03 Justin Ramsay fifth.

Daniel Dick and Kyle Gregory score stinger wins

Daniel Dick was a force to be reckoned with in his No. 22 machine in the 12-lap Quinte Septic Junior Stinger feature race.  He scooped up the lead on the 4th lap and hammered down to victory lane scoring his first ever checkered flag.  No. 37 Terry Blight took home second, No. 76 Brad Collar third, No. 25 Steve Darling fourth and No. 95 Ethan Schoep fifth.

Having just made the jump from junior to the Quinte Septic Senior Stinger Division No. 1 Kyle Gregory was determined to score his second win of the season.  He wasted no time taking the lead and sailed to victory lane with No. 93 Jordan Pickell in second, No. 08 Brian Cross third, No. 42JR Aiden Fletcher, No. 07 Megan Golden.

Up next Fidelity Engineering & Construction and Loud & Dirty Brand presents the Gerow Propane Summer Smash Monster Truck Extravaganza featuring Mike Vaters II in Overkill Evolution and Matt Cody in Iron Warrior along with a full race card including Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Thunder Stocks and Comp 4 / Mini Stocks.   Adult admission is $20.00 and a Family Pass is only $55.00.  The green flag drops at 7:00 PM, Front Gates will open at 5:00 PM.  Early entry is encouraged to ensure great seats!

Saturday, June 15th Top 5 Feature Results

Vanderlaan Building Products Late Models

1st No. 57 Charlie Sandercock; 2nd No. 5 Steve Baldwin; 3rd No. 77 Caley Weese; 4th No. 46 Brandon Mowat; 5th No. 1 Andy Mayhew

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modifieds

1st No. 99 Linc Brown; 2nd No. 32 Doug O’Blenis; 3rd No. 87 Andrew Hennessy; 4th No. 39 Jonah Mutton; 5th No. 12 Adam Whaley

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock

1st No. 51 Mike Freeman; 2nd No. 53 Wade Purchase; 3rd No. 17 Jeff Humphry; 4th No. 69 Steven Stachura; 5th No. 03 Justin Ramsay

Quinte Septic Tank Senior Stingers

1st No. 1 Kyle Gregory; 2nd No. 93 Jorden Pickell; 3rd No. 08 Brian Cross; 4th No. 42JR Aidan Fletcher; 5th 07 Megan Golden

Quinte Septic Tank Junior Stingers

1st No. 22 Daniel Dick; 2nd 37 Terry Blight; 3rd No. 76 Brad Collar; 4th No. 25 Steve Darling; 5th No. 95 Ethan Schoep

Photos by Rod Henderson canadianracer.com

IMG 4196 2018 Southern Ontario Sprint Champion No. 13 Cory Turner led the field to green under grey skies on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway and held onto the lead to take the inaugural checkered flag on the SOS season.

IMG 4419 Four in row for No. 57 Charlie Sandercock as he continues to battle through the field of Late Models at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.

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