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Speedway’s Sprints a caution-riddled main event

No. 47x Dylan Westbrook snapped up the lead and took off to victory lane, leaving No. 91 Ryan Turner to settle for hard earned second during the Southern Ontario Sprint portion of the Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. – Rod Henderson photo

The Southern Ontario Sprints invaded Brighton Speedway Saturday night to send the last long weekend of summer off in style.

Westbrook wins night 1
Polesitter No. 91 Ryan Turner dominated over half of the Southern Ontario Sprints caution riddled 25-lap main event. A series of yellow flags didn’t deter Turner from taking off at the drop of each green flag as a quick and determined No. 47x Dylan Westbrook worked his way up and nestled behind the 91. Coming off a win the night before at Ohsweken Speedway, Westbrook was determined to taste victory again. On the 16th time by he snapped up the lead and took off to victory lane, leaving Turner to settle for hard earned second. No. 9 Steve Lyons was third, No. 1-10 Jake Brown was fourth and No. 10 Mitch Brown fifth. No. 21 Kyle Phillips won the Sprints 4-lap dash for cash.

Proving it doesn’t matter what car he is driving, Charlie Sandercock subbing for the 99 Linc Brown in the Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified came from 12th to 1st on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway. – Rod Henderson photo

Sandercock shines in modified
It only took No. 99 Charlie Sandercock seven laps to muscle his way up into the lead from is 12th starting position in the Bainer’s OilGARD Canadian Modified main event. Subbing for Linc Brown, Sandercock wheeled the 99 effortlessly around in the track in the 25-lap affair, as division points leader No. 87 Andrew Hennessy pounded at the back door. But Sandercock wasn’t letting Hennessy in. Sandercock rode the inside to victory lane, with Hennessy in second. No. 07 Curtis King was third, No. 12 Adam Whaley fourth and No. Doug O’Blenis fifth.

Turner turns up another win
At the drop of the green flag No. 92 Adam Turner took off and never looked back in the Brighton Automotive Thunder Stock 20-lap event. Turner was hooked up as No. 03 Justin Ramsay tried to intimidate him in the rear view. Turner went on to score his second win of the season with Ramsay in second, No. 48. Adam Wells was third, No, 53 Wade Purchase fourth and No. 72 Doug Anderson fifth.

Galt and Moore victorious again
No. 11 Adam Flieler looked like he was going to secure his third win of the season in the Bill’s John’s Comp 4/Mini-stock feature Saturday night. Flieler was flying when a lapped car cut in front of him and forced the 11 to the pits. It put No. 52 Doug Galt in the lead and he sailed to victory lane for the second time this season. No. 87 Mike Beaudrie was runner-up, No. 1 Brock Gregory was third, No. 17E Emily Peterson fourth and No. 43 Devon Kippen fifth.
No. 14m Matthew Moore won the mini-stock feature.

McAuley and Blight earn stinger wins
No. 37 Terry Blight pounced on the lead early in the Quinte Septic Junior Stinger 12-lap feature and cruised to victory lane. No. 18 Carter Rhodes was second, No. 95 Ethan Schoep was third, No. 99 Alex Woods fourth and No. 25 Steve Darling fifth.

No. 99 Arthur McCauley took the lead at the drop of the green flag and flew to the checkered flag in the Quinte Septic Senior Stinger 12-lap event. No. 1 Kyle Gregory was second, No. 42 Aiden Fletcher third, No. 01 Brandon Gregory fourth and No. 95 Chris Lammle was fifth.

Night two of the Ultramar Parkland Fuels Belleville Labour Day Classic Weekend was won by Mother Nature. Persistent precipitation throughout the day lead to the cancellation of the Southern Ontario Sprints final show at Brighton Speedway for the 2019 season.

The next event is the QBT Excavating Service Ltd. Championship night and the John’s Equipment 50 Lap Canadian Modified Danny Reid Memorial race as well as the final points event for the Vanderlaan Building Products Ltd. Late Models, Brighton Automotive Thunder Stocks, Bill’s Johns Comp 4/Mini Stocks and the Quinte Septic Tank Stingers. Front Gates will open at 5p.m. and racing begins at 7p.m. Grandstand Admission for Adults is $15, Youths and Seniors are $13, children 7 to 12 are $4 and a Family Pass is $35.

August 31st Top 5 Race Results
Bainer’s OilGARD Anti Rust Canadian Modified Division
1st. No. 99 Charlie Sandercock; 2nd. No.87 Andrew Hennessy; 3rd. No. 07 Curtis King; 4th. No. 12 Adam Whaley; 5th. No. 32 Doug O’Blenis

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

Bill’s Johns Comp 4 Division
1st. No. 52 Doug Galt; 2nd. No. 87 Mike Beaudrie; 3rd. No. 1 Brock Gregory; 4th. No. 17E Emily Wood Peterson; 5th. 43 Devon Kippen

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

Quinte Septic Tank Junior Stingers
1st. No. 37 Terry Blight; 2nd. No. 18 Carter Rhodes; 3rd. 95 Ethan Schoep; 4th. No. 99 Alex Wood; 5th. No. 25 Steve Darling

Quinte Septic Tank Senior Stinger
1st. N. 99 Arthur McCauley; 2nd. No. 1 Kyle Gregory; 3rd. No. 42 Aidan Fletcher; 4th. 01 Brandon Gregory; 5th. No. 95 Chris Lammle

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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