by Tommy Goudge
(June 17, 2010) – This Saturday night, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour will return to familiar territory when Brighton Speedway hosts the tour for the second round of the SOS season!
The season opener at Brighton on May 22nd, featured a thrilling finish as Keith Dempster beat 2009 SOS Rookie of the Year Tyler Rand to the finish line by mere inches. The win was Dempster’s eighth at the Rinaldi-family owned one-third mile clay oval.
Dempster’s win propelled him to the early season points lead, while Rand is second, followed by Adam West, Bob Crawford, and 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate Jim Munsie.
Always a fan favourite at Brighton, Joyceville’s Rick Wilson will try to add to his stellar record at the Northumberland County track this weekend. In thirty-eight career Sprint Car events at Brighton, “The Joyceville Jet” has claimed thirteen feature victories to lead the way in that category, along with a dozen runner-up finishes.
Glenn Styres looked to be in command of the season opener until fuel pump problems forced the “Ohsweken Flyer” to the sidelines. Styres has claimed ten career victories at Brighton and is sure to contend for the win again this weekend.
Other active drivers with feature wins at Brighton include Warren Mahoney (3), Kyle Wilson (3), Adam West (2), Kevin Job (1), and Dick Mahoney (1).
Others expected in competition on Saturday night and looking to add their names to Brighton’s sprint car win list include; Chris Jones, April Wilson, Kyle Fraser, Travis Cunningham, Doug Banks, Frank Baranowski, Paul Pekkonen, and 2010 Rookie of the Year candidates Brad Lodge, and Erin Joyce.
Don’t miss the second event of the SOS racing season on Saturday, June 19th! Vanderlaan’s Building Supplies presents the evening’s activities,featuring the Southern Ontario Sprints, along with Brighton’s popular DIRTCar Pro Late Models, Canadian Modifieds, Pro Stocks, and Comp 4’s.
Southern Ontario Sprints 2010 Season, Round #2
775 County Road 64
Phone: (613)-475-1102 or toll free 1-(866)-681-1102
On the Web: www.brightonspeedway.com
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Pit Gates open @ 3:00p.m., Spectator Gates Open @ 5:30p.m., Racing @ 7:00p.m.
Tickets: $18 Adults, $14 Youth and Seniors, $4 Children Ages 7-12, FREE Children Ages 6 and Under, $42 Family Pass
** Advance ticket sales are available for all SOS events at Brighton Speedway in 2010. Visit www.BrightonSpeedway.com for details. **
Please visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com for more news and information about the Southern Ontario Sprints! 2010 marks the fifteenth year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Wiseco Piston, Kenetic Photos, Stealth Racewear, Triple X Race Co., ASI Racewear, The Racers Edge, BS&B Radiator, www.ImageFactor.ca, Hepfner Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts Inc., Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and Have Bus Racing Tours.
TOP 5 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND #1
Rank. Number Name Total
1. 5 Keith Dempster – 171
2. 84 Tyler Rand – 164
3. 30 Adam West – 159
4. 10 Bob Crawford – 156
5. 9 Jim Munsie (R) – 146