Styres Snags First SOS Win of the Season at Brighton Speedway‏

Styres Snags First SOS Win of the Season at Brighton Speedway‏

Written by  on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 11:24

@SOSsprints• @BrightonSpdwy • (Saturday, June 20, 2015) - Brighton, Ontario - The Southern Ontario Sprints tour headed to Brighton Speedway for the fourth round of the 2015 season, on a night that also featured the return of the World of Outlaw Late Model Series. For Glenn Styres the night would produce his first win since capturing the 2014 SOS Championship.

A total of 21 cars made the trek to the 1/3 mile clay oval in Brighton, Ontario. Dain Naida and Glenn Styres started on the front row of the 25 lap feature on what was a dry slick track following the Late Model main event.

Naida took the early lead and maintained the top spot through a caution for a spin by Shawn Sliter in the opening laps. On the restart Styres utilized the outside line around the track to reel the leader in, and on lap 6 powered by Naida in corner four to take the lead. The pass would hold up to be the winning move of the race and propelled Styres to victory.

The battle of the race was for the third through sixth positions, as Keith Dempster, Mitch Brown, Cory Turner and Chris Jones all swapped positions multiple times. In the closing laps point leader Brown broke free of the pack and took the third position behind Styres and Naida. Dempster and Turner completed the top five.

The win was Styres' 43rd career sprint car win, and first of the 2015 season. The podium finish for Brown helped him maintain the unofficial point lead after the fourth round of the twelve race tour.

The Southern Ontario Sprints next return to action for two nights of racing on Friday, July 3rd at Ohsweken Speedway in Ohsweken, Ontario, and Saturday, July 4th at South Buxton Raceway near Chatham, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2015 SEASON EVENT #4 - SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY - BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name - Hometown)
0 Glenn Styres - Ohsweken ON
01 Kyle Fraser - White Lake ON
2w Lee Winger - Mount Hope ON
5 Keith Dempster - Alton ON
10b Mitch Brown - Brantford ON
10 Bob Crawford - Sutton ON
11j Chris Jones - Picton ON
11t Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre ON
11z Darren Zumpe - St. Catharines ON
15 Mike Ferrell - London ON
15aw April Wilson - Joyceville ON
19 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre ON
22 James Thompson - St. Catharines ON
25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy ON
42W Rick Wilson - Joyceville ON
57r Tyler Rand - Picton ON
66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope ON
71s Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne ON
77 Dain Naida - Tecumseh MI
77x Alex Hill - Ohsweken ON
91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (6)
2. 11t Jamie Turner (4)
3. 5 Keith Dempster (7)
4. 66 Frank Baranowski (5)
5. 15 Mike Ferrell (3)
DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (1)
DNS. 77x Alex Hill (2)
No Time.

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps -Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11j Chris Jones (2)
2. 77 Dain Naida (4)
3. 10b Mitch Brown (3)
4. 91 Ryan Turner (7)
5. 42w Rick Wilson (6)
6. 25 Warren Mahoney (1)
7. 10 Bob Crawford (5)
No Time.

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 57r Tyler Rand (1)
2. 19 Cory Turner (6)
3. 11z Darren Zumpe (2)
4. 71s Shawn Sliter (7)
5. 15aw April Wilson (4)
6. 2w Lee Winger (3)
7. 22 James Thompson (5)
Time - 1:50.881

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres (2)
2. 77 Dain Naida (1)
3. 10b Mitch Brown (7)
4. 5 Keith Dempster (4)
5. 19 Cory Turner (3)
6. 11j Chris Jones (6)
7. 11t Jamie Turner (8)
8. 91 Ryan Turner (11)
9. 42w Rick Wilson (14)
10. 57r Tyler Rand (9)
11. 66 Frank Baranowski (10)
12. 11z Darren Zumpe (5)
13. 10 Bob Crawford (18)
14. 01 Kyle Fraser (20)
15. 25 Warren Mahoney (16)
16. 77x Alex Hill (21)
17. 15 Mike Ferrell (13)
18. 71s Shawn Sliter (12)
19. 22 James Thompson (19)
20. 2w Lee Winger (17)
21. 15aw April Wilson (15)
No Time.
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dain Naida (1-5), Glenn Styres (6-25)
Hard Charger - Kyle Fraser (+6)

SOS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS - TOP 10
(As of June 20, 2015)
Rank. Number Name - Points Total
1. 10b Mitch Brown - 652
2. 11j Chris Jones - 610
3. 0 Glenn Styres - 582
4. 5 Keith Dempster - 579
5. 19 Cory Turner - 561
6. 11t Jamie Turner - 534
7. 25 Warren Mahoney - 494
8. 91 Ryan Turner ® - 485
9. 77 Dain Naida - 469
10. 71s Shawn Sliter - 467

2015 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:
Mitch Brown - 1 (Brighton Speedway May 16)
Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Humberstone Speedway May 17)
Chris Jones - 1 (South Buxton Raceway June 6)
Glenn Styres - 1 (Brighton Speedway June 20)

UP NEXT:
-Friday, July 3, 2015: Ohsweken Speedway - Ohsweken ON (Corr/Pak vs. SOS)
-Saturday, July 4, 2015: South Buxton Raceway - Merlin ON

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2015 marks the 20th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants, Speedway Motors, The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, and www.OnDirtRacingNews.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

by Greg Calnan

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