By Clayton Johns
STIRLING, Ont. (July 22, 2016) – The Go Nuclear Late Model Series is gearing up for two big events at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ont. on Sunday, July 24 and at Ohsweken Speedway on the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ont. on Monday, July 25 presented by Humber Nurseries. It is the only appearance for the Go Nuclear Late Model tour at both tracks this season and the only Late Model race of the season at Ohsweken. The two events are races five and six on the tour in 2016.
Sunday’s $1200 US-to-win, $175 US-to-start event at Humberstone will be a difficult test for the Go Nuclear travellers against the track’s weekly Late Model regulars. The race marks the series’ fourth visit to the tight 1/3-mile oval. Twice the series attracted 27 cars to Humberstone (2013 and 2015) and 31 cars once (2014).
New York drivers have won all three previous events at Humberstone. Jason Knowles of Addison, NY claimed the most recent victory on August 23, 2015. John Waters of Whitesville, NY went to victory lane on June 1, 2014 and Fulton, NY pilot Rick Miller scored the win on May 19, 2013. Pit admission for the event is $20 for Humberstone members and $25 for non-members.
On Monday, the series takes on Ohsweken in the Northern Crate Nationals for the second time in its history. The $2000 US to win and $200 US to start is one of the richest races on the tour this season. The Go Nuclear stars will share the track for the night with the Race of Champions Sportsman Tour, Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne, who will race in the 360 Sprint Car division. Darren Peters of Fort Erie, Ont. won the series inaugural visit to Ohsweken on June 30, 2015. Pit admission is $30 for Ohsweken members and $35 for non-members.
Trenton, Ont. native Charlie Sandercock holds the hot hand in recent Go Nuclear competition having won the last two tour events. Most recently, Sandercock won the Cornwall Clash at Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 3 and one week prior went to victory lane at Brighton Speedway on June 25. Sandercock has never won at either Humberstone or Ohswken, but did earn a runner-up finish at Ohsweken last year.
Sandercock sits atop the championship standings entering the Humberstone-Ohsweken swing. He holds a 19-point advantage over Brighton, Ont. native Phil Potts. Another Brighton, Ont. native, Brandon Mowat, occupies third in the standings ahead of Macedon, NY driver Chad Homan and Stirling, Ont’s Greg Belyea.
To date, John Waters is the only other victor after winning the series season opener at Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24.
Lap Sponsors (Both Events)
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 7 - AVAILABLE (3rd)
Lap 8 - Unilock (1st)
Lap 9 - AVAILABLE (14th)
Lap 10 - Guillevin International (7th)
Lap 11 - Tson Dang (10th)
Lap 12 - AVAILABLE (16th)
Lap 13 - King Landscaping (6th)
Lap 14 - AVAILABLE (11th)
Lap 15 - Techniseal (15th)
Lap 16 - Bellevue Fabricating (2nd)
Lap 17 - AVAILABLE (4th)
Lap 18 - Mix-Can Inc. (13th)
Lap 19 - CT Canada (12th)
Lap 20 - AVAILABLE (18th)
Lap 21 - Dynamic Diverse (14th)
Lap 22 - Surefoot Inc. (19th)
Lap 23 - AVAILABLE (22nd)
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
Lap 30 - Action Imports (1st)
Hard Charger Award: Scott Jefferies Performance $50 Gift Card
Halfway Leader: Armour-All Products Tool Box courtesy of Dynamic Diversified
SEASON WINNERS: Charlie Sandercock – 2 (Brighton Speedway on June 25, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 3); John Waters – 1 (Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24)
About Humber Nurseries: Humber Nurseries is Ontario’s largest all season garden centre. Humber Nurseries is located on 24 acres in the southeast corner of Brampton, Ont. with a 100-acre growing farm in Caledon East to support the demand for quality landscape plants that are locally grown and available at competitive prices. Humber Nurseries is an industry leader in the production and supply of annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, herbs, and aquatic plants that are not commonly available elsewhere. Visit www.gardencentre.com for more information.
The Go Nuclear! Late Model Series is supported by several dedicated corporate sponsors including Excel Tower Service, Humber Nurseries, Gillee’s Heavy Truck Parts, Adam Nayler Plumbing, Dibbits Excavating, B Tech Concrete & Construction, Tenace Diversifeid, Tenacious Sound, C. Smith Machine Shop, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Victory Motorcycles, Valley Automation and Control, Laguna Ponds, Guillevin International, Superior Crane, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants Canada, 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.
Media Contact: Clayton Johns Media