Wilson Completes Labor Day Weekend Sweep at Brighton

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London, Ontario (Sept 9, 2011) – Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend would
dawn rainy and cool, causing some to question if the races would go or
not. However, right on schedule, the SOS cars were pushed to the track
and fired up for the last night of action in the 2011 season.

The Southern Ontario Sprint Car Feature would see the green fall with
the #11 of Chris Jones from Picton leading the way. Jones who took home
the only Labour Day checkered from 2010 was dominant the first half of
the race while the #5 of Keith Dempster, #0 of Dave Dykstra and the 42w
“Joyceville Jet” Rick Wilson tried to chase him down. The #79 of Dick
Mahoney ran out of room in corner 4 and banged the car off the front
stretch wall ending his night, while bad luck again struck the #9 of Jim
Munsie, as he flipped his car again, this time in turn 4 ending his
night early. By lap 9 Dempster had made his way around Jones while
Wilson had made his way around Dykstra. Dempster began to check out on
the field while Wilson worked on Jones. Wilson and Dykstra were able to
clear Jones and started to chase down Dempster. Just as fast as Dempster
had got the lead, he had now run into lapped traffic which allowed
Wilson and Dykstra to close the gap. The three were now in real tight
quarters as they tried to work their way through the back of the field.
Dempster moved low to try and get under the #66 of Frank Baranowski just
as Rick Wilson closed in. Rick “the Joyceville Jet” Wilson made a go for
broke pass around the outside, almost off the track, but held on to
shoot to the lead with just two laps left! Wilson did not look back and
went on to take his fourth all time Labour Day Classic win, placing him
in front of Glenn Styres who has three Labour Day Classic wins. Dempster
came home second with Dykstra a very close third. Lee Ladouceur would
get a top ten finish which was enough to secure him his first ever
Southern Ontario Sprint Car Championship.


Congratulations to 2011 SOS Champion Lee Ladouceur. Lee and the top 10
for 2011 will be honoured at the SOS Annual Awards Banquet November 5th
at the Cairn Croft Inn in Niagara Falls. All are welcome to attend.
Ticket info and details will be announced shortly on the SOS website.

Join the SOS for the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway
September 15th, 16th& 17th. Information on the event and tickets can be
found at www.ohswekenspeedway.com

2011 SOS EVENT #10
Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario

ENTRIES (19 cars)
(Number Name – Hometown)

01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake
0d Dave Dykstra – Port Colborne
2 Brad Lodge – Stouffville
5 Keith Dempster – Alton
5m Brad Malloy – Fort Erie
9 Jim Munsie – Newmarket
10 Bob Crawford – Sutton
11 Chris Jones – Picton
15aw April Wilson – Joyceville
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy
30 Adam West – Ridgetown
42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville
45x Doug Banks – Inverary
51 Lee Ladouceur – Alexandria
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope
67 Chris Durand – Port Stanley
71 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby
79 Dick Mahoney – Newmarket
98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville