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Dirt track kings at speedway’s final championship sports night

The 14th Annual Danny Reid Memorial 50 Lap Canadian Modified Race presented by John’s Equipment was led to the green flag with Danny’s grandson Austin paying tribute in the K5 at Brighton Speedway Saturday night. Rod Henderson photo

It was a wild show down to the finish line with 97 Stock Cars dialed in for the final 2019 championship points night at Brighton Speedway, Saturday night.

Sandercock scores 7th Late Model championship
It was a tense action-packed night with No. 57 Charlie Sandercock claiming his seventh Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division championship. It took No. 5 Steve Baldwin no time at all to move up into first from his sixth starting position in the 35-lap event. Once in the lead, Baldwin took off and on to victory for the first time this season. Try as he might to catch the 5 there wasn’t enough time and Sandercock took home second, No. 7 Adam Nayler third, No. 29 Phil Potts fourth and No. 46 Brandon Mowat fifth.

With a battle to the finish, newly crowned 5-time champion No. 87 Andrew Hennessy fought off the 2018 Memorial winner No. 91 Kraig Handley in the 50 Lap $2000 to win Danny Reid Memorial Canadian Modified race at Brighton Speedway Saturday night. Rod Henderson photo

Hennessy reigning champion and wins coveted Danny Reid memorial
The OilGARD Anti-Rust Canadian Modifieds competed in their crown jewel event Saturday as they raced 50 laps in memory of former driver Danny Reid who passed away while competing in the division in May of 2005. Thunder Stock driver No. 85 Austin Reid paced the field of 16 Canadian Modifieds in his grandfather’s K5 car in a touching tribute.

Polesitter No. 87 Andrew Hennessy established clear dominance even as he went wheel to wheel with 2018 Memorial winner No. 91 Kraig Handley. Hennessy put the hammer down rolling into a clear victory and securing his 5th championship in the division which he dedicated to his late Crew Chief and mentor the late Bill Munro, who he noted always wanted the two victories to coincide. Handley earned a hard fought second, No. 12 Adam Whaley third, No. 1 Shawn Gregory fourth and No. 29 Rich Sanders fifth.

Purchase is the champ again
No. 53 Wade Purchase scored his second consecutive Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock championship Saturday night.

During the 25-lap main event, No. 03 Justin Ramsay strong armed his way up into the lead from his 13th starting position and never looked back until he realized No. 48 Adam Wells had also hustled his way up from mid-pack. For the final 5 laps the pair treated fans to a thrilling back and forth affair. Wells charged to victory lane leaving Ramsay to settle for second. Purchase was third, No. 92 Adam Turner fourth and No. 72 Doug Anderson fifth.

Kippen and Moore champions
Comp 4 No. 43 Devon Kippen and Mini-Stock 14m Matthew Moore are 2019 champions at Brighton Speedway.

Points runner up No. 44 Tommy Bailey who had a strong season took home the last feature win in the Bill’s John’s Comp 4 20-lap affair. No. 19 Jordan Baldwin was second, No. 11 Adam Flieler third, Kippen fourth and No. 87 Mike Beaudie fifth.

No. 25 Lawrence Evenden won the Mini-Stock feature. Moore placed second, No. 12 Caleb Severin was third and No.7 Anthony Rinaldi fourth.

Dorie and Golden win Stinger features
In the Quinte Septic Stinger Junior and Senior divisions, William Dory claimed his inaugural win and Brittany Golden made yet another appearance in victory lane in the 12-lap affairs. No. 99 Alex Woods was second, No. 72 Austin South third, No. 4 Corey Halbert fourth and No. 18 Carter Rhodes fifth. In the senior race No. 08 Brian Cross was second, No. 51 Patrick Easton third, No. 07 Megan Golden fourth and No. 93 Jordan Pickell fifth.

The Speedway is closed this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 14th as they prepare for annual Cool 100 Shootout Weekend on Friday, Sept. 20th and Saturday, Sept. 21st. These two events have grown in popularity and drivers from all over Ontario, Quebec and the US will head to Brighton. On Friday night the DIRTcar Sportsman Series will headline the race card with Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks and Vintage Cars joining them. The Saturday event begins early at 3pm in expecatation of an amazing car count and a fantastic schedule. The 358 DIRTcar Modifieds will join the DIRTcar Sportsman, Late Models, Canadian Modifieds and the Thunder Stocks.

September 7th Top 5 Race Results
Vanderlaan Building Products Late Model Division
1st. No. 5 Steve Baldwin; 2nd, No. 57 Charlie Sandercock; 3rd. No. 7 Adam Nayler; 4th. No. 29 Phil Potts; 5th. No. 46 Brandon Mowat

Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division
1st. No.87 Andrew Hennessy; 2nd. No. 91 Kraig Handley; 3rd. No. 12 Adam Whaley; 4th. No. 1 Shawn Gregory; 5th. No. 29 Rich Sanders

Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock Division
1st. No. 48 Adam Wells; 2nd. No. 03 Justin Ramsay; 3rd. No. 53 Wade Purchase; 4th. No. 92 Adam Turner; 5th. No. 72 Doug Anderson

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division
1st. No. 44 Tommy Bailey; 2nd. No. 19 Jordan Baldwin; 3rd. No. 11 Adam Flieler; 4th. No. 43 Devon Kippen; 5th. No. 87 Mike Beaudrie

Bill’s Johns Mini Stock Division
1st. No. 25 Lawrence Evenden; 2nd. No. 14 Matthew Moore; 3rd No. 12 Caleb Severin; 4th. No. 7 Anthony Rinaldi

Quinte Septic Tank Junior Stingers
1st. No. 78 William Dorie; 2nd. No. 99 Alex Wood; 3rd. No. 72 Austin South; 4th. No. 4 Corey Halbert; 5th. No. 18 Carter Rhodes

Quinte Septic Tank Senior Stinger
1st. No. 85 Brittany Golden; 2nd. No. 08 Brian Cross; 3rd. No. 51 Patrick Easton; 4th. 07 Megan Golden; 5th 93 Jorden Pickell.

Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September.

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