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Brighton Speedway - September 20-21, 2019

The regular season wrapped up with the annual Applefest Shootout. The weather was warm and the pits were packed with cars.

September 20

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Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Vintage Modified
Sportsman Modified


 


Brighton Speedway - September 7, 2019

It was the Danny Reid Memorial 50 lapper for Canadian Modifieds and the final points night for all classes with champions being crowned.

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Jr Stinger
Sr Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model


 


Brighton Speedway - August 31, 2019

The SOS cars were back for their final appearance of the schedule. Yet again this year, rain impacted the schedule with day 2 of the Labour Day weekend being rained out.

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Jr Stinger
Sr Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
SOS


 


Brighton Speedway - August 24, 2019

 

Brighton Speedway - August 17, 2019

 


Brighton Speedway - August 10, 2019

 

Brighton Speedway - August 3, 2019

 

Brighton Speedway - July 27, 2019

 

Brighton Speedway - July 20, 2019

After yet another rain-out on July 13 we were back in action with Eastern Ontario Vintage Stock Car Club, Vans and Fan Appreciation.

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Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Van
Vintage Modified


 

Brighton Speedway - July 6, 2019

The Southern Ontario Sprints were back for their second visit of the season and the karts put on a demo.

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Comp4
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Karts
SOS


 

Brighton Speedway - June 29, 2019

It was the Canada Day weekend and all of Brighton's classes were in action.

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Jr Stinger
Sr Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model


 

Brighton Speedway - June 22, 2019

The weather was great and the Monster Trucks were in town.

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Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Monster Trucks


 

Brighton Speedway - June 15, 2019

Again rain was threatening but we got the whole night in. The SOS cars made their first appearance of the season.

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Jr Stinger
Sr Stinger
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
SOS


 

Brighton Speedway - June 8, 2019

We finally had a night where weather was not going to be an issue. All of Brighton's regular classes were in action.

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Jr Stinger
Sr Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model


 

Brighton Speedway - June 1, 2019

Brighton was back in action again after a rain-out on May 25. The rain was threatening again and the flooding situation continues. The rain held off and the track staff have been doing an amazing job in keeping the pits open.

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Bus
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model


 

Brighton Speedway - May 18, 2019

 

Brighton Speedway - May 11, 2019

After a rain-out on May 4 we got the 2019 season underway with Brighton's six classes.

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Junior Stinger
Senior Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model

 

Updates - Winter 2018-19

I have been making some updates to the site this winter. There have been some updates to track database entries (too many to note) and I've added quite a few photos.

March 29, 2019: There are now 892 tracks listed in the database and of those, 67% have map locations. I suspect I am nearing the reasonable limit for how many tracks I will be able to find maps. Some of the tracks will never be located. Thanks are in order for the work that Kyle Rizok has posted on some Facebook pages and for the Quebec research done by Pascal 'Magnum' Côté and his friends at http://www.stockcarquebec.ca. Here is the provincial breakdown:

Province
Total Tracks Tracks with Maps

AB

96

74

BC

103

77

MB

34

27

NB

34

26

NF

13

10

NS

49

32

NT

3

2

ON

292

198

QC

182

105

PE

13

7

SK

70

41

YK

3

1

892

600


Feb 10, 2019:
I have added Google maps locations for about 25% of the tracks in the track database. My main focus has been on Ontario, the Territories and the Maritimes. See Speedway Park in Concord, ON for an example. There are still some missing from these provinces and I will continue to research them and update the site. I will add Quebec and the western provinces soon.

Bob Lawless sent me several Kingston Speedway photos. The Toronto Star Archive is available through the Toronto Public Library site and can be used for educational and research purposes. I have also found some photos that people sent me over the years and got lost in my computer.

The following track database entries have had some photos added: Abbotsford Airfield, Airdrie Airport, Barrie Speedway, Central Canada Exhibition, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, CNE Speedway, Hamilton street circuit, Hastings Park, Le Circuit Mont Tremblant, Minoru Park, Mosport, Mountain Speedway, Nilestown Speedway, Pinecrest Speedway, Quinte Dragway, Shepard Raceways, Skydome, Speedway Park (Stoney Creek), St. Thomas Raceway, Sundance Speedway, Toronto Indy, Toronto Motorsports Park, and Windsor Motor Speedway.

I have also been going through the University of Toronto's 1954 aerial database and added aerial photos for the following tracks: Ailsa Craig Raceway, Ascot Park Speedway, Bluewater Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Meadow Park Speedway, Oshawa Motor Raceway, Pinecrest Speedway, Pleasure Valley Speedway, Sarnia-Glendale Speedway, Shannonville Speedway, Speedway Park (Concord), Stratford Speedway, St. Thomas Raceway, Sun Valley Speedway, Teviotdale Speedway, Tilbury Speedway and Warwick Raceway.

 

Site Updates: Late 2017, early 2018

I was able to put aside my military history writing for a while to finally get back to updating the history part of this site in the fall and winter of 2017-2018.

March 13, 2018:
Another update of the track database - lots of changes. I have also changed the database from Access to MySQL, which I hope will fix the slowness issue.

March 3, 2018: Added a Shearing Speedway program cover and photos for Oakwood Speedway, Richelieu Park, Langford Speedway and Peterborough Speedway.

December 21, 2017: Photos added for Davidson Airport.

December 20, 2017: Photos added for Lansdowne Speedway, Saratoga Speedway (QC) and Murillo Speedway.

December 13, 2017: The track database has finally been updated after about five years! There are more changes that I can cover here. Several tracks closed, some name changes, lots of facts updated and even some new entries. Also added were photos for Orillia Speedway, photo and program for Beamishill Speedway, photos for CNE Speedway, Edmonton Exhibition, Brighton Speedway (paved), Seymour Speedway, Mosport Speedway and Tweed Speedway.

November 29, 2017: The first update is to change how the historic photos appear. They are now a Facebook-style browser, the same as I changed the Brighton Speedway galleries prior to the 2017 season. While doing this update I took the time to add photos for Wasaga Beach Speedway, Aylmer Fairgrounds and Speedway Park (Concord, ON).

 


Brighton Speedway Photos


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