Thursday, June 17, 2010

SOS: Dempster leadds Southern Ontario Sprints back to Brighton Saturday night

BRIGHTON, ON - 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.

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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

By Tommy Goudge

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