Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend Bigger Than Ever with $2000 to Win SOS Sprint Cars on Sunday!

BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 28, 2017 – The first of two huge doubleheader weekends is on tap next as the Southern Ontario Sprints roll in to Brighton Speedway for the Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend presented by Lucas Oil, Mystical Distributing and Rock 107 on September 2nd and 3rd.

One of the season highlights for the past fourteen years, the Ultramar Labour Day Classic weekend features back-to-back nights of Southern Ontario Sprints 360 Sprint Car racing along with appearances by all of Brighton regular divisions throughout the weekend.  This year is expected to be as big as ever as for the 15th annual event Sunday’s purse has been increased to $2,000.00 to win thanks in part to Lawns We Do for kicking in some bonus money.  The increased purse is the largest purse ever for a Labour Day Classic Weekend!

This year will also mark the return of the Brighton Speedway Kids Klub Fun Zone on Sunday between 4 pm and 6 pm in the courtyard with a giant bouncy castle and face painting.  Drivers Dylan Westbrook with his Sprint Car, Andrew Hennessy and Charlie Sandercock will have their topless rides on display as well hero cards signing autographs for fans young and old.

The first ever Labour Day Classic Weekend was held in 2003 with the two most winningest drivers in both Brighton Speedway Sprint Car history and SOS history picking up wins on that weekend.  Glenn Styres won on the Saturday and Rick Wilson picked up the win on Sunday.  While Glenn will not be able to drive this weekend as he suffered a concussion earlier in the season the Styres race team will be in full force with Dylan Westbrook and Holly Porter behind the wheel!  Rick is leading the feature win column in Brighton Speedway feature wins (22), SOS feature wins (33) and Labour Day Classic feature wins (8) and will be hoping to expand on these totals.

Three points races remain on the Southern Ontario Sprints 2017 schedule, including this weekend’s doubleheader, and Oakland, Ont. teenager Dylan Westbrook sits at the top of the standings with a commanding lead backed by his 7 wins in 8 events so far this season. The only other driver to pick up a win this season is Picton’s Chris Jones who won at Brighton back on June 17th.  Shawn Sliter and Josh Sliter sit second and third, respectively, in the championship standings. Frank Baranowski and Mike Farrell, complete the top-five in the standings entering the weekend.

Saturday’s race will feature the Four Wide Design ‘Dream Come True Dash’. The race will exclusively feature drivers who have never earned a checkered flag in a Sprint Car. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the Simon Petit Memorial wingless dash. Drivers will have the opportunity to take the wing off their cars for a 10-lap wingless Sprint Car dash.

Weekend action will also feature a double header for the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds. Andrew Hennessy continues to lead the point standings and holds a 185 point advantage over Curtis King prior to this weekend’s two complete programs.  Saturday will be a regular race program for the Canadian Modifieds but Sunday will feature a special topless race in a full points paying event.

The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models join Sunday’s show for their annual topless race. Charlie Sandercock currently holds a narrow 115 point advantage going into Sunday’s event over the most recent Late Model winner Brandon Mowat.  Mowat looks to the topless event to close the gap a little further after his second feature win of the season.

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks will be in action for two straight nights of complete points programs. Doug Anderson holds a slim 60-points lead over 2016 champion Justin Ramsay.  Both nights will be full points events with Sunday being the final Pro Stock points event for 2017 and a champion will be crowned

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4’s and Quinte Septic Stingers will both race exclusively as part of Saturday’s program. Tyler French continues to lead the Comp 4 standings by 115 points over Jeff Humphry.  While in the Quinte Septic Super Stinger division, Britney Golden leads the pack and Joel Dempster leads the points in the JR Stinger division.

Saturday’s show will start at the regularly scheduled time of 7:00pm with spectator gates scheduled to open at 5:00pm. Sunday’s event begins one-hour early at 6:00pm with gates to open at 4:00pm. Hot laps start one hour prior to race time each night.

Adult general admission is $20 for each night of racing. Family passes are $55. Seniors and Youth are $18 each, Children 7-12 are $5 and Children 6 and under are always free. There will be a weekend pass available as well; $35 for Adults, $32 for Youths & Seniors and $3 for Children 7-12.  For additional details, please visit www.brightonspeedway.ca.