Charlie Sandercock Claims Go Nuclear Series Win In Inaugural Schools Out Shootout at Brighton Speedway

By Clayton Johns

Charlie Sandercock drove his No.57 Bellevue Fabricating car to Victory Lane for the first time this season with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. (Rod Henderson photo). 

Charlie Sandercock drove his No.57 Bellevue Fabricating car to Victory Lane for the first time this season with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. (Rod Henderson photo). 

BRIGHTON, Ont. (June 26, 2016) – Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) used a lap 24 pass in traffic to take the lead from Brandon Mowat (No.46 Target Fabrication) and led the second half of the race to earn his first win of the season with the Go Nuclear Late Model Series at his home track Brighton Speedway on Saturday night.

“The car was working well tonight. We’ve been tinkering on it for the last couple of weeks to get it where we want it. It worked a lot better tonight,” Sandercock commented following the win.

Caley Weese (No.77 Cool 100) and Mowat brought the 21-car field to the green flag in the 50-lap Schools Out Shootout event presented by Deerhaven Farm and Garden. Mowat jumped to the early lead, but a pair of cautions on lap two and six slowed the field.

The restart on lap six began a 28-lap green flag run where Mowat drove to the lead, but had company the entire time in the form of fourth-starting Steve Baldwin (No.5 Pro Advantage). The two drivers raced nose to tail for several laps as Sandercock began his charge through the field.

On lap 14, Sandercock, who was the fast qualifier and also won his heat, took the fourth position after starting ninth following the redraw. As Mowat and Baldwin encountered lapped traffic on lap 17, it opened the door for Sandercock to gain on the lead duo.

Sandercock stalked Baldwin until taking the runner-up position on lap 21 and three laps later passed Mowat on the backstretch to take the lead at the halfway point. From there, Sandercock drove away from the field, growing his lead to 5.1 seconds when the third and final yellow flag of the night waved on lap 34 when Greg Belyea (No.25 Excel Tower Service) spun off the end in turn three.

“I obviously wasn’t looking forward to a caution,” Sandercock said. “I felt we were moving through lapped traffic really well and I didn’t know if the guys behind me were following me right through. I really didn’t want that caution, but we still made out alright.”

The restart gave Mowat and Baldwin there chance to reel in the point man, but were no match for the Trenton native over the final 16 laps. Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan Building Products) was the biggest beneficiary of the yellow flag, Potts drove by Baldwin on lap 38 and then Mowat with eight to go to claim the second spot. By that point, however, Potts was in need of a caution to help erase a 3-second Sandercock advantage that proved insurmountable.

Adam Turner (No.92 Village Variety) took third from Mowat on lap 48 and 49 before Mowat re-took the position on the final lap. 

At the finish line, Sandercock led Potts, Mowat, Turner and Baldwin. Turner, however, was disqualified in post-race technical inspection for a minor tire infraction. As a result, Baldwin claimed fourth and Chad Homan (No.91 DigTrack.com) finished fifth.

Up Next

The Go Nuclear Late Model Series returns to action next Sunday, July 3 for the first Cornwall Clash at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Event information will be available at www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com and www.cornwallspeedway.com.

Complete Results – June 25, 2016 – Go Nuclear! Late Model Series

Schools Out Shootout at Brighton Speedway

Entry List - Number Name (Hometown)

01 Eli Mayhew (Picton, ON)
09 Robbie Wilson (Trenton, ON)
1 Andy Mayhew (Picton, ON)
7 Sean Beardsley (Central Square, NY)
9 Chris Heard (Picton, ON)
10 Chris Flemming (Auburn, NY)
12 Kyle Sopaz (Trenton, ON)
20 Terry Hunt (Carrying Place, ON)
25 Greg Belyea (Stirling, ON)
29 Phil Potts (Brighton, ON)
42 Adam Nayler (Wooler, ON)
46 Brandon Mowat (Brighton, ON)
57 Charlie Sandercock (Trenton, ON)
77 Caley Weese (Carrying Place, ON)
84 Tyler Rand (Picton, ON)
89 Austin King (Port Hope, ON)
91 Chad Homan (Macedon, NY)
92 Adam Turner (Picton, ON)
118 Dale Caswell (West Monroe, NY)
311 Sam Pennachio (Niagara Falls, ON) 

A-Main (50 Laps – Starting Position in Parentheses): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (9), 2. 29 Phil Potts (8), 3. 46 Brandon Mowat (2), 4. 5 Steve Baldwin (4), 5. 91 Chad Homan (5), 6. 12 Kyle Sopaz (20), 7. 77 Caley Weese (1), 8. 84 Tyler Rand (3), 9. 25 Greg Belyea (12), 10. 311 Sam Pennachio (7), 11. 42 Adam Nayler (10), 12. 118 Dale Caswell (19), 13. 7 Sean Beardsley (11), 14. 10 Chris Flemming (21), 15. 20 Terry Hunt (15), 16. 09 Robbie Wilson (17), 17. 1 Andy Mayhew (13), 18. 89 Austin King (14), 19. 01 Eli Mayhew (18), 20. 9 Chris Heard (16), 21. 92 Adam Turner (6) – DQ. Time: 20:28.852. Margin of Victory: 3.093 seconds

Scott Jeffrey’s Performance Hard Charger: Kyle Sopaz (+14 – 20th to 6th)
Dynamic Diversified Halfway Leader: Charlie Sandercock
Man Cave Racing Long Haul Winner: Chad Homan
Fast Qualifier: Charlie Sandercock – 14. 173 seconds

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 46 Brandon Mowat, 2. 77 Caley Weese, 3. 91 Chad Homan, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 1 Andy Mayhew, 6. 9 Chris Heard, 7. 118 Dale Caswell. Time: 6:31.572.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 2. 311 Sam Pennachio, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin, 4. 7 Sean Beardsley, 5. 89 Austin King, 6. 09 Robbie Wilson, 7. 12 Kyle Sopaz (DQ). Time: 2:03.202.

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Starting Position): 1. 92 Adam Turner, 2. 84 Tyler Rand, 3. 29 Phil Potts, 4. 25 Greg Belyea, 5. 20 Terry Hunt, 6. 01 Eli Mayhew, 7. 10 Chris Fleming Time: 7:49.067.

Time Trial Group 1: 1. 46 Brandon Mowat - 14.285 seconds, 2. 77 Caley Weese – 14.571, 3. 1 Andy Mayhew – 14.639, 4. 118 Dale Caswell – 14.710, 5. 91 Chad Homan – 14.767, 6. 42 Adam Nayler – 15.070, 7. 9 Chris Heard – 15.673.

Time Trial Group 2: 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock – 14.173 seconds, 2. 5 Steve Baldwin – 14.469, 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz – 14.478, 4. 311 Sam Pennacchio – 14.480, 5. 7 Sean Beardsley – 14.880, 6. 89 Austin King – 14.913, 7. 09 Robbie Wilson – 15.331.

Time Trial Group 3: 1. 25 Greg Belyea – 14.258 seconds, 2. 84 Tyler Rand – 14.356, 3. 92 Adam Turner – 14.735, 4. 29 Phil Potts – 14.781, 5. 20 Terry Hunt – 14.812, 6. 10 Chris Flemming – 14.827, 7. 01 Eli Mayhew – 16.059.

Lap Sponsors – Schools Out Shootout at Brighton Speedway

Lap 1 - Surefoot Inc. (6th)
Lap 2 - Techniseal (18th)
Lap 3 - Unilock (17th)
Lap 4 - Ganesh Mohan (19th)
Lap 5 - Hi Line Gifts (10th)
Lap 6 - C Smith Machine Shop (15th)
Lap 8 - Unilock (1st)
Lap 10 - Guillevin International (7th)
Lap 11 - Tson Dang (10th)
Lap 13 - King Landscaping (6th)
Lap 15 - Techniseal (15th)
Lap 16 - Bellevue Fabricating (2nd)
Lap 18 - Mix-Can Inc. (13th)
Lap 19 - CT Canada (12th)
Lap 21 - Dynamic Diverse (14th)
Lap 22 - Surefoot Inc. (19th)
Lap 24 - Aqua Scape Inc. (2nd)
Lap 25 - C Smith Machine Shop (4th)
Lap 26 - Performance Auto (9th)
Lap 27 - King Landscaping (6th)
Lap 28 - Hi Line Gifts (14th)
Lap 29 - TriStar Pottery (10th)
Lap 30 - Action Imports (1st)
Lap 31 – Joseph Barker (5th)
Lap 33 – Stan-Way Construction (12th)
Lap 34 - Clayton Johns Media (17th)
Lap 35 - Clayton Johns Media (4th)
Lap 36 – Frank Aceto (22nd)
Lap 37 – Frank Aceto (3rd)
Lap 45 – Bloom N Dales Pond (11th)
Lap 46 – Target Fabrication (20th)
Lap 49 – The Lunch Box (14th)
Lap 50 – Fleming Livestock Trucking (1st)

Hard Charger Award: Scott Jefferies Performance $50 Gift Card
Halfway Leader: Armour-All Products Tool Box courtesy of Dynamic Diversified
Long Haul Award: Man Cave Racing ($100)

SEASON WINNERS: John Waters – 1 (Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24), Charlie Sandercock – 1 (Brighton Speedway on June 25)

MEDIA LINKS
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Twitter: @GoNuclearSeries

The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors including Excel Tower Service, Gillee’s Heavy Truck Parts, Adam Nayler Plumbing, Dibbits Excavating, Humber Nurseries, Tenace Diversifeid, Tenacious Sound, C. Smith Machine, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Victory Motorcycles, Valley Automation and Control, Laguna, Guillevin International, Superior Crane, Beyea Headers, and Scott Jeffrey’s Performance.

About the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series: The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is touring Crate Late Model series based in the state of New York. The tour typically runs 12-15 races each season from April to October to allow drivers the opportunity to travel with a competitive group of racers while maintaining their home track loyalty. For more information about the Go Nuclear! Late Model Series, visit
www.gonuclearlatemodelseries.com.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

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