Ultramar Labour Day Classic Underlines Brighton Speedway Sprint Car Season

Mitch Brown of Brantford, Ont. won two races at Brighton Speedway in 2015 on route to the SOS championship. Rod Henderson photo.

SOSLogoBRIGHTON (April 18, 2016) – With the 2016 season just a handful of days away, Brighton Speedway is looking forward to a number of major events during its 49th season of action.

The 1/3-mile clay oval will host the Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson’s Tire and Automotive on six occasions in 2016, including the double-header Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, Rock 107 and Mystical Distributing. The 2016 edition takes place on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.

Ultramar-logoThe event once again features two nights of Winged 360 Sprint Car action for the SOS. The Ultramar Classic offers a rare opportunity in Ontario to see Sprint Cars on back-to-back nights at the same track.

Friday night will also feature the Four Wide Designs Dream Come True Dash where a driver will get their first ever win a winged 360 Sprint Car while Saturday features the Simon Petit Wingless Sprint Car Dash.

In addition to the Southern Ontario Sprints, the OilGARD Canadian Modifieds, Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4s and Quinte Septic Stingers all compete on Friday night. The Vanderlaan Building Products RUSH Pro Late Models and OilGARD Canadian Modifieds compete topless on Saturday night along with the Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks.

Off the track the event is a family favourite which often features a barbeque and several family activities in addition to the on track action.

The annual Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend is among the can’t-miss events at Brighton Speedway this season. Adult admission is just $20 each night.

For more information on the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend and for the complete 2016 Brighton Speedway schedule, visit www.brightonspeedway.com.

The 2016 Brighton Speedway season kicks off with the Monster Energy Season Opener presented by UCB Canada on Saturday, April 30. Admission is just $2 with a non-perishable food donation to the Brighton Speedway Fare Share Food Bank on race day.


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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 will host 18 events in 2016. The tour will visit 13 different racetracks in three states (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania) and Ontario while awarding $5000 to the tour champion and paying down the top 12 positions. Overall, the RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will put $170,000 in cash and contingencies directly in to the hands of local racers.

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, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions. 

Brighton Speedway’s 2016 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bainer’s OilGARD Anti-Rust, Bay Marine, Behan Construction, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Bill’s Johns, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Budweiser, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, CANEX, Classic Hits 95.5 Classic Rock 107.9, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, The Community Press, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, ImageFactor.ca Motorsport Designs, John’s Equipment, JJ Stewart Motors, Kiwanis Club of Trenton, Lange & Fetter Ford, Lester’s Hot Dogs, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Monster Energy, Mix 97 My FM 93.3, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, Owasco RV, Part Source, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Read’s Accounting, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Towne and Country Liquidation, TAS Communications, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products and VanZuylen Tire and Alignment.

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