Jones Wins at Brighton Speedway

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Brighton, ON — (July 13, 2013) — Chris Jones won the Southern Ontario Sprints feature Saturday night at Brighton Speedway.

Twenty sprint cars took the green flag in the 20 lap main event with Warren Mahoney and Mitch Brown on the front row. Brown shot out to the early advantage and led the first 16 laps of the race. It was apparent very early that Jones would be a factor as he moved from his 6th place starting position to the top three in the opening laps. There was plenty of action at all ends of the track. A pair of spins and an excursion by Glenn Styres off of corner two was not enough to produce a yellow flag. The leaders worked their way through traffic during the middle stages of the race and before the halfway point Jones worked by Mahoney for the second spot. The first caution of the race came on lap 16 as Bob Crawford spun in corner four. On the restart Jones gained the advantage on Brown to take the lead. Another spin in corner four, this time by Mike Ferrell on lap 18, produced the second yellow of the night and set up for a green-white-checkered finish. Jones was able to pull away on the restart and claim the win. Jamie Collard charged from 11th and got by Mitch Brown in the final lap for second. Brown finished third. Travis Cunningham was the hard charger of the race. After a hard crash in corner four in his heat race the #71 team repaired the car and made the feature. Cunningham drove from the 20th starting position to finish sixth.