Charlie Sandercock Wins Second Straight Go Nuclear Late Model Seres Great Crate Race at Brighton Speedway

By CLAYTON JOHNS

BRIGHTON, ONT – Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) didn’t lead many laps in Saturday’s Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race presented by Hotch’s Auto Parts, Dibbits Excavating and Vanderlaan Building Products for the Go Nuclear Late Model Series, but he led the final one to earn his second straight $6,000 payday at the annual event.

Kyle Sopaz (No.12 KD Transmissions) started on the pole for the 65-lap event with Chris Fleming (No.10 Hottenstein Bus Service) to his outside. Sopaz led a very clean race that saw him pull Sandercock along to a three-second lead over third-place running Chad Homan (No.91 DigTrack.com).

A pair of cautions on lap 22 regrouped the field as Sopaz continued to lead Sandercock and Hornell, NY native Bryce Davis (No.94 Close Racing Supply) at the halfway point. Two more caution on lap 34 and 37 appeared to reenergize Friday night winner Phil Potts (No.29 Vanderlaan) as he jumped past Sandercock for second with 20 laps to go.

Sandercock got the better of Potts on a lap 51 restart to retake second and two laps later took advantage of a mistake by Sopaz to lead off turn two. A restart with five laps to go allowed Davis to move past Sopaz to second as he sought to challenge Sandercock.




The final restart came with three laps to go and Sandercock bobbled the car on the start allowing Sopaz to retake the lead momentarily. Sandercock fought back to lead the final two laps and claim the victory over Sopaz, Potts, Davis and Homan.

The Go Nuclear Late Model Series has two races remaining on its 2016 schedule and returns to the state of New York for the final time in 2016 at Fulton Speedway on Friday, September 30 as part of the Outlaw 200 weekend. Fulton Speedway is located at 1603 County Route 57, Fulton, NY.

Complete Results – Go Nuclear Late Model Series at Brighton Speedway
Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race presented by Dibbits Excavating, Hotch’s Auto Parts and Vanderlaan Building Products
September 24, 2016

ENTRY LIST
Number Name – Hometown – Sponsor

01 Eli Mayhew – Picton, ON – Power Concrete
1 Andy Mayhew – Picton, ON – A&A Haulage
5 Steve Baldwin – Trenton, ON – Pro Advantage Sports and Hobbies
7m Mike Maresca – Potsdam, NY – St. Lawrence Radiology
10 Chris Fleming – Auburn, NY – Hottenstein Bus Services
12 Kyle Sopaz – Trenton, ON – Lots and Lines
R19 Dale Caswell – West Monroe, NY – Ameritool
25 Greg Belyea – Stirling, ON – Excel Tower Service
29 Phil Potts – Brighton, ON – Brighton Recycling
42 Adam Nayler – Wooler, ON – Nayler Plumbing
46 Brandon Mowat – Brighton, ON – Target Fabrication
55 Mark Rayner – Codrington, ON – Sam’s Auto Repair
57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton, ON – Bellevue Fabrication
60 Norm Mayhew – Lakeport, ON – Mayhew Graphics
77 Caley Weese – Carrying Place, ON – Dibbits Excavating
85 Doug O’Blenis – Napanee, ON – Excel Tower Service
87 Andrew Hennessy – Picton, ON – Bellevue Fabricating
89 John Owen – Port Hope, ON – Durmach Excellence In Tooling
91 Chad Homan – Macedon, NY – DigTrack.com
92 Adam Turner – Picton, ON – Village Variety and Gas Bar
94 Bryce Daivs – Hornell, NY – Close Racing Supply
311 Sam Pennacchio – Niagara Falls, ON – Duguay Haulage

Excel Tower Service Great Crate Race A-Main (65 Laps – Starting Position in Parentheses): 1. 57 Charlie Sandercock (3), 2. 12 Kyle Sopaz (1), 3. 29 Phil Potts (3), 4. 94 Bryce Davis (5), 5. 91 Chad Homan (4), 6. 25 Greg Belyea (17), 7. 92 Adam Turner (6), 8. 87 Andrew Hennessy (13), 9. 77 Caley Weese (10), 10. 42 Adam Nayler (11), 11. 5 Steve Baldwin (12), 12. 311 Sam Pennacchio (19), 13. 7m Mike Maresca (8), 14. 10 Chris Fleming (2), 15. 46 Brandon Mowat (9), 16. 60 Norm Mayhew (14), 17. 55 Mark Rayner (16), 18. 1 Andy Mayhew (18), 19. 89 John Owen (21), 20. 85 Doug O’Blenis (20), 21. R19 Dale Caswell (15), 22. 01 Eli Mayhew (DNS). No Time. Margin of Victory: 1.047 seconds.

Scott Jeffrey’s Performance Hard Charger: Greg Belyea (+11 – 17th to 6th)
Dynamic Diversified Halfway Leader: Kyle Sopaz

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw): 1. 91 Chad Homan, 2. 29 Phil Potts, 3. 12 Kyle Sopaz, 4. 77 Caley Weese, 5. 87 Andrew Hennessy, 6. 55 Mark Rayner, 7. 311 Sam Pennacchio, 8. 89 John Owen. Time: 2:04.196.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw): 1. 46 Brandon Mowat, 2. 94 Bryce Davis, 3. 92 Adam Turner, 4. 42 Adam Nayler, 5. 60 Norm Mayhew, 6. 25 Greg Belyea. Time: 2:02.231.

Heat 3 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redraw): 1. 10f Chris Fleming, 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock, 3. 7m Mike Maresca, 4. 5 Steve Baldwin, 5. R19 Dale Caswell, 6. 1 Andy Mayhew, 7. 85 Doug O’Blenis. Time: 2:02.559.

Time Trial Group 1 (Invert 4): 1. 12 Kyle Sopaz 14.562 seconds, 2. 29 Phil Potts 14.745, 3. 311 Sam Pennacchio 14.916, 4. 91 Chad Homan 14.975, 5. 77 Caley Weese 15.134, 6. 87 Andrew Hennessy 15.253, 7. 55 Mark Rayner 15.340, 8. 89 John Owen 15.614.

Time Trial Group 2 (Invert 4): 1. 94 Bryce Davis 14.503 seconds, 2. 60 Norm Mayhew 14.772, 3. 46 Brandon Mowat 14.958, 4. 25 Greg Belyea 15.068, 5. 92 Adam Turner 15.070, 6. 42 Adam Nayler 15.210, 7. 01 Eli Mayhew 17.962.

Time Trial Group 3 (Invert 4): 1. 7m Mike Maresca 14.442 seconds, 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock 14.575, 3. 5 Steve Baldwin 14.922, 4. 10f Chris Fleming 14.931, 5. R19 Dale Caswell 15.005, 6. 1 Andy Mayhew 15.147, 7. 85 Doug O’Blenis 15.396.

SEASON WINNERS: Charlie Sandercock – 4 (Brighton Speedway on June 25, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 3, Mohawk International Raceway on September 17, Brighton Speedway on September 24); 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.