Ultramar Labour Day Classic Weekend Features Twin Nights Of Southern Ontario Sprints Action

By Clayton Johns

2016 Labour Day Poster1BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 31, 2016 – 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 3 and 4.

The Ultemar 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.

Three points races remain on the Southern Ontario Sprints 2016 schedule, including this weekend’s doubleheader, and Oakland, Ont. teenager Dylan Westbrook sits at the top of the standings in his rookie year. Westbrook has won the two most recent races at Brighton this year with wins coming on July 9 and August 6. Shawn Sliter and Mike Ferrell sit second and third, respectively, in the champion standings. Ryan Turner and his father, Jamie Turner, complete the top-five in the standings entering the weekend.

Oakland, Ont. teenager Dylan Westbrook has won the last two Southern Ontario Sprints races in his No.47x at Brighton in his rookie Sprint Car season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Oakland, Ont. teenager Dylan Westbrook has won the last two Southern Ontario Sprints races in his No.47x at Brighton in his rookie Sprint Car season. (Rod Henderson photo).

Brantford’s Mitch Brown has had plenty of success at Brighton in recent years and has two Brighton wins to his credit so far this season. Brown is also the 360 Sprint Car point leader at Ohsweken Speedway.

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.

Saturday’s action will also feature the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds. Andrew Hennessy continues to lead the point standings and holds a sizeable 345-point advantage over Dan Ferguson. Kraig Handley enters the weekend third with Derrick Greig and Josh Hennessy completing the top-five. The Canadian Modifieds will also race topless in a full points paying event on Sunday as well.

The Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models join Sunday’s show for their annual topless race. Charlie Sandercock currently holds a five-point advantage – the slimmest possible margin – over Phil Potts at the top of the standings. Adam Turner, Brandon Mowat and Kyle Sopaz occupy the remaining top-five spots.

The Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks will be in action for two straight nights of complete points programs. Justin Ramsay holds a 150-points lead over Gores Landing native Brandon Murrell. Doug Anderson, Wade Purchase and Jonah Mutton hold top-five positions with five races remaining.

The Bill’s Johns Comp 4s and Quinte Septic Stingers will both race exclusively as part of Saturday’s program. Tyler French continues to lead the Comp 4 standings with a massive 405-point gap over rookie Matthew Moore. Peter Moore, Adam Flieler and Luke Toms complete the top-five.

In the Quinte Septic Super Stinger division, Chris Lammle leads the standings with Del MacGregor just 15 points back in second. Rick Phillips is third ahead of Jorden Pickell and two-time winner Arthur McCauley. Cousins Brittany and Chantel Golden are tied for the Quinte Septic Junior Stinger point lead. James Turgeon, Willy Bulten and Dylan Lobb complete the top-five.

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. For additional details, please visit www.brightonspeedway.ca.


Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Models: 4 – Phil Potts (April 30, July 2, July 16, July 30); 3 – Steve Baldwin (May 21, June 11, July 23); 2 – Adam Turner (May 14, June 18); 2 – Charlie Sandercock (May 28, July 9); 1 – Tyler Rand (June 4); 1 – Brandon Mowat (August 27)

Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modifieds: 6 – Andrew Hennessy (May 28, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 23, July 30); 4 – Dan Ferguson (April 30, June 25, July 16, August 27); 2 – Josh Hennessy (July 9, August 6); 1 – Doug O’Blenis (May 14); 1 – Curtis King (June 11); 1 – Shawn Gregory (August 20)

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 6 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 30, August 20); 2 – Wade Purchase (May 14, July 16); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 2 – Brandon Murrell (May 28, July 23); 1 – Jonah Mutton (July 9); 1 – Austin Reid (August 6); 1 – Mike Freeman (August 27)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 5 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4, July 30); 3 – Luke Toms (July 16, July 23, August 27); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 2 – Adam Flieler (May 21, August 6); 1 – Jeff Humphrey (August 20)

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 2 – Del MacGregor (July 9, August 6); 2 – Arthur McCauley (June 25, August 20); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Mark MacDonald (July 23)

Quinte Septic Junior Stingers: 2 – Brittany Golden (May 28, August 6); 2 – Willy Bolton (June 11, July 23); 2 – Dylan Lobb (July 9, August 20); 1 – Chantel Golden (May 14); 1 – James Turgeon (June 25);

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18); 2 – Dylan Westbrook (July 9, August 6)

Go Nuclear Late Model Series: 1 – Charlie Sandercock (June 25)

Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club: 1 – Shawn Gregory (July 16)

About Ultramar CST: Ultramar CST is headquartered in Montreal and includes the cardlock, home heating and motorist sales sectors in Canada. Ultramar operates close to 800 stations and 84 cardlocks (Pipeline Commercial), in addition to delivering home heating oil to over 140,000 customers. Ultramar CST Canada co. is a major player in the economy of Eastern Canada. For more information, visi: www.ultramarcst.ca.

About Lucas Oil: Lucas Oil has been involved in the Canadian motorsports industry since 1999 and is a proud sponsor of many racers and racing events across the country. Lucas Oil is a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry, producing the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. As sales in Canada increase, so does Lucas Oil’s commitment to motorsport sponsorship and community events. Lucas Oil remains committed to producing only the highest quality premium automotive, heavy duty, industrial and specialty oil products. For more information, visit them online at www.lucasoil.ca.

About Rock 107: Rock 107 is Quinte’s source for Classic Rock. Be sure to tune-in to Anderson in the Morning and Middays with Rick Kevan for the best classic rock in Quinte. Listen at 107.1 or online at www.rock107.ca.

About Mystical Distributing: Mystical Distributing is your one-stop shop for fireworks in Canada. Every year, Mystical brings the best variety of fireworks from around the world to the Canadian market. For all of your Firework needs, visit Mystical online at www.mysticaldistributing.ca or contact their Eastern office in Trenton at (613) 394-7056.

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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, ImageFactor.ca 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.

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Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media

Photo Credit: Rod Henderson