BRIGHTON, ON- After winning back to back features at Brighton Speedway, Greg Belyea was aiming for three in a row as he continues his second half surge towards the top of the standings in the 2012 season. Charlie Sandercock was also in action this week with the Excel Tower Racing Sprint car, leaving the comforts of their home track Brighton Speedway and hitting the road to Ohsweken Speedway and South Buxton Raceway.
Belyea began the night at Brighton on Saturday with the traditional qualifying heats. With his success the last few weeks, he would have to start towards the rear of the field, and battled his way up to third place before the checkered flag. In the 30 lap main event, he started from the 10th position, and moved forward methodically, vying for his third straight win in the competitive Late Model division. Despite some handling issues, Belyea raced his way up to third before the end of race.
“It was a pretty good run, but the car just got too loose and we were unable to move up any further then third”, said Belyea after the race. “Unfortunately, the two cars that we are trying to catch in the chase for the championship finished right in front of us, but we will bounce back and hopefully be even better next week”.
The Excel Tower Racing Sprint Car was back in action this week at Ohsweken Speedway and South Buxton Raceway with the Patriot Sprint Tour. With Charlie Sandercock behind the wheel, the team had a great run on Friday night, finishing third in their heat race. With 45 cars on hand, he would still have to run the B-Main, but a second place finish earned him a spot in the A-main. That in itself was a great accomplishment, with nearly half the field going home without qualifying, all of them having more experience then Charlie behind the wheel of a Sprint Car. He started 22nd and finished the race in 19th. The team moved on to South Buxton Raceway on Saturday night, and qualified third in the heat race, and started the A-main from 11th. Handling issues developed on the car, and Charlie came home with a 20th place finish.
This coming week, Belyea will be back at Brighton Speedway looking to return to victory lane once again and get back into the battle for the championship. Sandercock will be back in the Sprint Car at Brighton on Labor Day Weekend as the Southern Ontario Sprints are in action with a two-day event.
For more information on Greg Belyea and the Excel Tower Racing Team, please visit our www.exceltowerracing.com. You will find updated news, results, schedule and information on Greg Belyea and his Late Model, and Charlie Sandercock and the Excel Tower Service Sprint Car.
By Craig Revelle / Finish Line Web Design