Westbrook, Sandercock, Hennessy, Mutton, MacGregor and Lobb Find Victory Lane

Oakland, Ont. teenager Dylan Westbrook drives his Bradshaw Fuels No.47x to victory during Southern Ontario Sprints competition on Saturday, July 9 at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 9, 2016) – Brighton Speedway evaded any serious threat of rain to complete a full program on Vanzuylen Tire & Alignment and Electro Cables Southern Ontario Sprints race night. A total 85 cars were signed in to the pit area as Brighton’s 49th season of competition continued on a hot and humid evening.

Westbrook Claims First Brighton Win With SOS

Dylan Westbrook of Oakland, Ont. took the lead from Caistor Centre, Ont. native Cory Turner in traffic on lap 20 and powered to a his second straight win with the Southern Ontario Sprints presented by Sanderson Tire & Automotive over the final six laps on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway.

Ryan Turner (No.91 Insta-Panels) and Cory Turner (No.97 KT Tobacco) started on the front row for the 25-lap main event following an eight-car redraw. Cory Turner took the point on the top side of the speedway to lead the opening lap as Ryan Turner fell to second.

Third starting Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) bicycled his car in turn one, but got it back on all fours before tipping over. It shook the field, however, as Westbrook (No.47 Bradshaw Fuels) drove to the third position while Sandercock got his car under control.

While Cory Turner build a commanding lead of a full straightaway over his brother, Westbrook challenged Ryan Turner for the second position. Westbrook took the runner-up spot on lap eight, shuffling Turner’s No.91 backwards.

Westbrook worked the top lane, while Cory Turner attempted to find traction on the bottom. Traffic played a factor and Westbrook took the lead on lap 20, but Cory Turner wouldn’t go away. The two raced side-by-side off turn two with three laps to go, but Westbrook’s momentum on the top propelled him to the victory.

Sandercock Scores Second Win

Charlie Sandercock earned his second weekly win of the season and third overall at Brighton. (Rod Henderson photo).

Charlie Sandercock earned his second weekly win of the season and third overall at Brighton. (Rod Henderson photo).

Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) took the lead from Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan) on lap nine and led the final 26 laps for his second win of the season in Vanderlaan Building Products Pro Late Model competition.

Robbie Wilson (No.09 Bay Mazda) started on the front row with Potts, who jumped out to an early lead ahead of Caley Weese (No.77 Dibbits Excavating) and Steve Baldwin (No.5 Pro Advantage Sports).

The first of three cautions in the race came on lap eight when Chris Heard (No.9 Bernheisel Racecars) spun in turn four. Baldwin slowed to a stop in turn two under yellow, despite not being involved in the initial caution, and could not continue.

The race was slowed again one lap later for a rain delay that lasted a little over five minutes. Cars remained on the track to work the moisture in to the surface while the mini shower passed. Sandercock used the restart to power to the lead on the outside of Potts.

The final yellow flag waved on lap 11 when Tyler Rand (No.84 Terry’s Taxi) and Andy Mayhew (No.1 A&A Haulage) tangled in turn three with both drivers suffering minor body damage.

Sandercock grew his lead on the restart to a half-second, but could never pull away from Potts despite his best efforts. Those two drivers blew the rest of the field away, leading third-place driver Adam Turner (No.92 Village Variety) by a half lap in the closing laps.

Potts drove to the inside of Sandercock with two laps to go in turn two, but couldn’t reduce the lead to less than 0.2 seconds and ultimately settled for second at the line. Brandon Mowat (No.46 Target Fabrication) drove to third in the closing laps ahead of Adam Nayler (No.42 Quinte Tire Disposal) and Turner.

Josh Hennessy Earns First Career Modified Win

Picton’s Josh Hennessy won his first career Canadian Modified feature on Saturday, July 9 at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

Picton’s Josh Hennessy won his first career Canadian Modified feature on Saturday, July 9 at Brighton Speedway. (Rod Henderson photo).

Josh Hennessy (No.88 A&A Haulage) was near flawless in the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified 25-lap A-Main and led 23 laps for his first career victory in the division.

Polesitter Derek Bowers (No.03 Competition Motors) started on the pole and led the opening two laps until he spun in turn four for the first yellow of the race. Doug O’Blenis (No.32 John’s Car Care) powered to the second spot on the restart using the top lane.

A caution on lap nine reeled in the leader, but even that couldn’t prevent Hennessy from checking out in front of the field. The Picton, Ont. driver had an advantage of a full straightaway over O’Blenis and Derrick Greig (No.48 Greig Truck & Trailer) with five laps to go and Hennessy drove the final five circuits perfectly and claimed the victory.

Jonah Mutton Wins First Pro Stock Feature

Brighton native Jonah Mutton (No.39 NOCO Fuels) survived a three-wide battle for the lead with Justin Ramsay (No.03 Empey Tire) and Brandon Murrell (No.19 Hannah Motors) then withstood a challenge from Austin Reid (No.85 Kids R Kool) to earn his first Brighton Automotive Pro Stock win this season.

Rich Sanders (No.29 Orange Motorsports) led the opening two laps until Mutton, who started eighth, charged to the point. He was instantly under surge from Murrell and Ramsay. Murrell took over the top spot on lap eight, the same lap as the first caution for a stopped James Thompson (No.00 Greeves Automotive).

The restart produced a three-wide battle for the lead with Murrell in the middle of a Mutton-Ramsay sandwich. The three drivers raced that way for three laps until contact between Murrell and Ramsay resulted in Mutton spinning to the infield.

Mutton was given his spot back as the two involved cars were sent to the rear, which set up a six-lap dash against Reid. Mutton made the top of the racetrack work and celebrated his first win after collecting the checkered flag. Wade Purchase (No.53 Independent Alternator), Rob Dier (No.7 Quinn Quest Renovations) and Brian Cross (No.08 Sobey’s Picton) completed the top-five.

MacGregor, Lobb Take Stinger Wins

In Quinte Septic Super Stinger action, Del MacGregor (No.19 R Ward Construction) took the lead from Rick Phillips (No.7 Dennis Davy Property Maintenance) on lap two and led the final 10 laps for the victory. The former champion had to survive a one-lap dash to the finish after Phillips lost a right-front tire on the final lap. It was the only caution of the race.

Napanee’s Dylan Lobb (No.7 KC Bobcat) started on the pole in the Junior Stinger feature and never relinquished the top spot for his first career win. Chantel Golden (No.5 Cannifton Garage) challenged the point man until the bitter end as the two drivers raced side-by-side off the final corner, but Lobb prevailed for the victory.

Kart Klub racer Koen O'Hara leads the field in to turn one on the karting oval. (Rod Henderson photo).

Kart Klub racer Koen O’Hara leads the field in to turn one on the karting oval. (Rod Henderson photo).

Kart Klub Drivers Shine With Saturday Night Demonstration

The drivers of the Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub gave the fans a taste of their close quarter Thursday night racing on the infield oval during their annual Saturday demonstration. Jace James, Koen O’Hara, Cole McKeown and Nathan Rinaldi all went to victory lane in the four feature races. The Kart Klub returns to action on Thursday, July 14.

Up Next: CANEX Salute To The Forces Night on July 16

Next Saturday night, July 16, presents CANEX Salute to the Forces race night featuring the Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club. The night will also feature the Royal Canadian Army Cadets from Brighton. Pro Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Comp 4s are on the schedule with the vintage cars as well as home track qualifier two of the Duel on the Dirt Pro Stock series. It all gets underway at 7:00pm. Event details are available at www.brightonspeedway.ca.



A-Main (25 Laps – 13 Entries): 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 2. 97 Cory Turner, 3. 10 Mitch Brown, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 91 Ryan Turner, 6. 11 Jamie Turner, 7. 11J Chris Jones, 8. 22 Shawn Sliter, 9. 42w Rick Wilson, 10. 01 Kyle Fraser, 11. 15aw April Wilson, 12. 66 Frank Baranowski, 13. 15 Mike Ferrell. Time: 6:06.296. Margin of Victory: 1.091 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 42w Rick Wilson, 2. 97 Cory Turner, 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, 4. 10 Mitch Brown, 5. 11J Chris Jones, 6. 01 Kyle Fraser, 7. 15aw April Wilson. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 91 Ryan Turner, 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 3. 11 Jamie Turner, 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, 5. 66 Frank Baranowski, 6. 15 Mike Ferrell. No Time.


A-Main (35 Laps – Hotch’s Auto Parts Triple Crown Race 2 – 15 Entries): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 29 Phil Potts, 3. 46 Brandon Mowat, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 92 Adam Turner, 6. 1 Andy Mayhew, 7. 20 Terry Hunt, 8. 77 Caley Weese, 9. 84 Tyler Rand, 10. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 11. 09 Robbie Wilson, 12. 89 Austin King, 13. 79 Nathan Bosma, 14. 9 Chris Heard, 15. 5 Steve Baldwin. No Time. Margin of Victory: 0.427 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Andy Mayhew, 2. 5 Steve Baldwin, 3. 46 Brandon Mowat, 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 5. 09 Robbie Wilson, 6. 42 Adam Nayler, 7. 79 Nathan Bosma, 8. 9 Chris Heard. Time: 2:02.161.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77 Caley Weese, 2. 84 Tyler Rand, 3. 92 Adam Turner, 4. 29 Phil Potts, 5. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 6. 20 Terry Hunt, 7. 89 Austin King. Time: 2:00.966.


A-Main (25 Laps – 12 Entries): 1. 88 Josh Hennessy, 2. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 3. 48 Derrick Greig, 4. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 5. 07 Curtis King, 6. 03 Derek Bowers, 7. 12 Adam Whaley, 8. 1 Shawn Gregory, 9. 00 Darrell Toms, 10. 78 Shelby Mills, 11. 91 Kraig Handley, 12. 11 Dan Ferguson. No Time. Margin of victory: 4.584 seconds.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1 Shawn Gregory, 2. 91 Kraig Handley, 3. 07 Curtis King, 4. 48 Derrick Greig, 5. 00 Darrell Toms, 6. 78 Shelby Mills. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 88 Josh Hennessy, 2. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 3. 11 Dan Ferguson, 4. 03 Derek Bowers, 5. 32 Doug O’Blenis, 6. 12 Adam Whaley. Time: 2:09.404.


A-Main (20 Laps – 20 Entries): 1. 39 Jonah Mutton, 2. 85 Austin Reid, 3. 53 Wade Purchase, 4. 7 Rob Dier, 5. 08 Brian Corss, 6. 03 Justin Ramsay, 7. 51 Mike Freeman, 8. 2 Leslie Mowat, 9. 23 Michael Dillon, 10. 19 Brandon Murrell, 11. 45 Mike Schonauer, 12. 55 Jamie Marshall, 13. 29 Rich Sanders, 14. 02 Carissa Burrows, 15. 33 Steve Mayhew, 16. 4 Dan Summers, 17. 00 James Thompson, 18. 72 Doug Anderson, 19. 91 Cory White (DNS). 20. 6 James Boyer (DNS). No Time.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Brandon Murrell, 2. 08 Brian Cross, 3. 02 Carissa Burrows, 4. 33 Steve Mayhew, 5. 45 Mike Schonauer, 6. 4 Dan Summers, 7. 85 Austin Reid. No Time.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 03 Justin Ramsay, 2. 39 Jonah Mutton, 3. 00 James Thompson, 4. 51 Mike Freeman, 5. 29 Rich Sanders, 6. 55 Jamie Marshall, 7. 6 James Boyer. No Time.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 53 Wade Purchase, 2. 72 Doug Anderson, 3. 7 Rob Dier, 4. 23 Michael Dillon, 5. 2 Leslie Mowat, 6. 91 Cory White (DQ). No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – 10 Entries): 1. 19 Del MacGregor, 2. 95 Chris Lammle, 3. 99 Arthur McCauley, 4. 7 Rick Phillips, 5. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 6. 27 David Lemon, 7. 28 Mark McDonald, 8. 93 Jorden Pickell, 9. 07 Meagan Golden, 10. 01 Dawson Evans (DQ). No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 27 David Lemon, 2. 28 Mark Mcdonald, 3. 95 Chris Lammle, 4. 7 Rick Phillips, 5. 19 Del MacGregor, 6. 01 Dawson Evans, 7. 93 Jorden Pickell, 8. 99 Arthur McCauley, 9. 41 Lexi Fletcher, 10. 07 Meagan Golden. No Time.


A-Main (12 Laps – 15 Entries): 1. 7 Dylan Lobb, 2. 5 Chantel Golden, 3. 87 James Turgeon, 4. 08 Kyle Doric, 5. 40 Brant Leggett, 6. 00 Ken Evans, 7. 6 Tom Cole, 8. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 9. 73 Tabitha Weese, 10. 17f Darren Day, 11. 77 Ryan Bebee, 12. 85 Brittany Golden, 13. 50 Willy Bulten (DNS), 14. 63 Mike Herrington (DNS), 15. 65 Darrian Johnson (DNS). No Time.

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 87 James Turgeon, 2. 5 Chantel Golden, 3. 08 Kyle Doric, 4. 00 Ken Evans, 5. 17f Darren Day, 6. 6 Tom Cole, 7. 76 Jennifer Cassalman, 8. 73 Tabitha Weese. No Time.

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 40 Brant Leggett, 2. 7 Dylan Lobb, 3. 77 Ryan Bebee, 4. 65 Darrian Johnson, 5. 85 Brittany Golden, 6. 63 Mike Herrington, 7. 50 Willy Bulten. No Time.


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

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

Brighton Automotive Pro Stocks: 5 – Justin Ramsay (April 30, June 4, June 18, June 25, July 2); 2 – Doug Anderson (May 21, June 11); 1 – Wade Purchase (May 14); 1 – Brandon Murrell (May 28); 1 – Jonah Mutton (July 9)

Bill’s Johns Comp 4s: 4 – Tyler French (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 4); 2 – Josh Read (June 11, July 2); 2 – Josh French (June 18, June 25); 1 – Adam Flieler (May 21);

Quinte Septic Super Stingers: 2 – Chris Lammle (May 28, June 11); 1 – Rick Phillips (May 14); 1 – Arthur McCauley; 1 – Del MacGregor (July 9)

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

Southern Ontario Sprints: 2 – Mitch Brown (May 21, June 18)

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

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Photo Credit: Rod Henderson