By Clayton Johns
STIRLING, Ont. – September 21, 2016 – The Go Nuclear Late Model Series returns to action on Saturday, September 24 for the $6,000-to-win 6th annual Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race. The 65-lap race is the longest of the season and the biggest payday of the campaign for the Crate Late Model touring series.
The winner of Saturday’s race walks away with a massive $6,000 prize with main event starters earning a minimum of $250. Lap sponsorships have increased the $18,900 purse north of $20,000.
The history of the Great Crate Race is only five years long, but it has produced memorable finishes and plenty of side-by-side racing. Trenton, Ont. driver Charlie Sandercock won the 2015 edition of the race after several runner-up finishes. Dale Caswell of West Monroe, NY is the only two-time winner of the race after back-to-back victories in 2013 and 2014. Lee Gill won the inaugural race in 2011 while Chuck Meyers went to victory lane in 2012.
Entering the series’ tenth scheduled race of the season, Sandercock leads the championship standings with three victories to his credit this season. Brighton native Brandon Mowat is second, 19 points back of Sandercock, with two wins so far this year. Current Brighton Speedway point leader Phil Potts is third in the series standings ahead of Trenton’s Kyle Sopaz and Auburn, NY pilot Chris Fleming.
The series is coming off a tripleheader weekend that featured a two-day stop at the Mohawk Nationals and Weedsport Speedway. Brandon Mowat and series point leader Charlie Sandercock earned victories at Mohawk while Sunday’s race at Weedsport was rained out.
Pit gates open at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 24 at Brighton Speedway. Hot Laps are scheduled for 5:00pm. Racing begins at 6:00pm. Pit admission is $34 for Brighton Speedway members and $38 for non-members. Additional information can be found at www.brightonspeedway.ca and www.imagefactor.ca/applefestshootout.
Go Nuclear Late Model Series Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race Purse Breakdown (Sat. Sept. 24 - 65 Laps): 1. $6000, 2. $2500, 3. $1200, 4. $750, 5. $675, 6. $650, 7. $600, 8. $575, 9. $550, 10. $525, 11. $500, 12. $475, 13. $450, 14. $425, 15. $400, 16. $375, 17. $350, 18. $325, 19. $300, 20. $275, 21. $250, 22. $250, 23. $250, 24. $250. Total Purse: $18,900CAD.
Current Series Points (Top-10): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock - 682 Points, 2. 46 Brandon Mowat - 653, 3. 29 Phil Potts – 584; 4. 12 Kyle Sopaz – 556; 5. 10 Chris Fleming 554; 6. 25 Greg Belyea – 529; 7. 311 Sam Pennacchio 504, 8. 91 Chad Homan – 487, 9. 92 Adam Turner – 439, 10. 9k AJ Kingsley – 401.
SEASON WINNERS: Charlie Sandercock – 3 (Brighton Speedway on June 25, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 3, Mohawk International Raceway on September 17); John Waters – 2 (Utica-Rome Speedway on April 24, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25); Brandon Mowat – 2 (Humberstone Speedway on July 24, Mohawk International Raceway on September 16)
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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