sos Southern Onatario Sprints
sos Southern Onatario Sprints

By Tommy Goudge

(August 31, 2010) – The Southern Ontario Sprints fifteenth anniversary tour is back in action this weekend with two big events at the Brighton Speedway. The Labour Day Classic weekend is always a highlight of Ontario’s racing season, and again will play a pivotal role in the SOS season championship.

Glenn Styres of Ohsweken saw his lead in the SOS season standings drop to just twelve points over Consecon driver Tyler Rand after the last SOS race at Brighton on August 7. Rand finished third in that event, while Styres finished sixth. Keith Dempster of Alton is third in the standings and fifty points out of the lead, while Ridgetown’s Adam West is fourth, and rookie driver Jim Munsie of Pickering sits fifth.

Joyceville’s Rick Wilson got his first feature win of the season in the August 7 event. Wilson dominated the feature race to claim his fourteenth career win at the Rinaldi family-owned 1/3 mile oval. Always a fan favourite at Brighton, “The Joyceville Jet” will try to add to his stellar record at Brighton this weekend. Wilson has a dozen runner-up finishes to go along with his fourteen wins in forty-one career races at the Northumberland County track.

Championship leader Styres has ten career wins at Brighton, including four on Labour Day weekend, but none this year. Styres’ teammate Dempster got his eighth Brighton win in May, Jamie Collard of Burford won at Brighton in June, and local driver Chris Jones of Demorestville got his first ever Sprint Car win there in July. Collard is still sitting out due to a back injury suffered in a July World of Outlaws event. 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 this weekend and looking to add their names to Brighton’s Sprint Car win list include; Bob Crawford, April Wilson, Kyle Fraser, Brad Malloy, Travis Cunningham, Doug Banks, Chris Durand, Frank Baranowski, Paul Pekkonen, and 2010 Rookie of the Year candidates Brad Lodge and Erin Joyce.

The Southern Ontario Sprints and Brighton Speedway have worked together again this year to increase the purse for the Labour Day Classic. Saturday’s feature winner will be awarded $1,000, while Sunday’s first prize is $1,200. Second and third place awards are also increased for the weekend.

Ohsweken Speedway’s two-seater Sprint Car will be at Brighton all weekend, with driver Glenn Styres ready to give you the ride of your life! Rides in the two-seater are $100, and more information is available by calling the Brighton Speedway office at 1-(866)-681-1102, or e-mailing

Don’t miss the 8th annual Southern Ontario Sprints Labour Day Classic on Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5! The big weekend is presented by Hutchinson Fuels, Lucas Oil, Rock 107, Mix 97, and Brighton’s popular weekly divisions will also in action over the course of the weekend, and a Tail Gate Party, Race Car Show and Shine, Lawn Mower Tractor pulls, Pit Stop Competition, and Kids Club Carnival kick off the festivities on Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00. Live bands will be a part of both days, with music from Printers Alley on Saturday night, and from Rusty Zipper on Sunday afternoon during the Tail Gate Party. Please visit and for more information.

“Labour Day Classic Weekend”
Southern Ontario Sprints 2010
15th Anniversary Season
Rounds #7 and #8

Brighton Speedway
775 County Road 64
Brighton, Ontario
K0K 1H0
Phone: (613)-475-1102 or toll free 1-(866)-681-1102
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Saturday, September 4, 2010: Spectator Gates Open @ 5:30p.m., Racing @ 7:00p.m. Live music to follow.
Sunday, September 5, 2010: Show and Shine and Tailgate Party begins @ 1:00p.m., Spectator Gates Open @ 4:30p.m., Racing @ 6:00p.m. Fireworks to follow.

Single Day Tickets: $18 Adults, $14 Youth and Seniors, $4 Children Ages 7-12, FREE Children Ages 6 and Under, $42 Family Pass
Weekend Passes: $32 Adults, $25 Youth and Seniors, $6 Children Ages 7-12, FREE Children Ages 6 and Under, $80 Family Pass
** Advance ticket sales are available for all SOS events at Brighton Speedway in 2010. Visit for details. **

Just three events remain in the Southern Ontario Sprints fifteenth anniversary season, and the championship is still up for grabs. The SOS Season Championship event will be held this year at Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario on Friday, September 10 during International Championship weekend. Make your plans now, and visit for more information.

Please visit 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,, Hepfner Racing Products, Saldana Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts Inc., Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and Have Bus Racing Tours.

Rank. Number Name Total
1. 0 Glenn Styres – 759
2. 84 Tyler Rand – 747
3. 5 Keith Dempster – 709
4. 30 Adam West – 688
5. 9 Jim Munsie (R) – 646

August 30, 2003 – 0 Glenn Styres
August 31, 2003 – 42w Rick Wilson
September 4, 2004 – 6g Cody Geldart
September 5, 2004 – 42w Rick Wilson
September 3, 2005 – 42w Rick Wilson
September 4, 2005 – 0 Glenn Styres
September 2, 2006 – Rainout
September 3, 2006 – Rainout
September 1, 2007 – 79 Dick Mahoney
September 2, 2007 – 11m Joe Middlemiss
August 30, 2008 – 0 Glenn Styres
August 31, 2008 – 77x Ryan Hunsinger
September 5, 2009 – 0 Glenn Styres
September 6, 2009 – 77x Ryan Hunsinger