Turner Takes First Career Sprint Car Win at Brighton

BRIGHTON, ONT – Ryan Turner is now the third member of his family to score a 360 Sprint Car win, following in the footsteps of father Jamie and brother Cory. The 27-year-old stole the lead away from Holly Porter late in Saturday night’s 25 lap Southern Ontario Sprints A-Feature at Brighton Speedway, and drove on to victory.

Kyle Phillips and Holly Porter made up the front row of the feature race with Porter, fresh off a Crate Sprint Car feature win on Friday at Ohsweken, taking the early lead. Ryan Turner quickly moved up from his third row starting spot to challenge Phillips for second followed by Cory Turner, who was looking to win two in a row at Brighton.

Dylan Westbrook’s quest for a third consecutive SOS championship got more difficult when problems with his throttle mechanism caused the 19-year-old to spin twice in the early going before dropping out. The final yellow flag of the race occurred on lap 21 when April Wilson spun in turn four, setting up a dash to the finish. Ryan Turner took advantage of the opportunity to get past Porter and take the win, while Cory Turner took the runner-up spot, followed by Porter, Tyler Rand, and Tyler Hendricks. Jamie Turner, Chris Jones, Shawn Sliter, Frank Baranowski, and Steve Lyons rounded out the top ten.

Heat races were claimed by Kyle Phillips, Holly Porter, and Dylan Westbrook, while Tyler Hendricks took the win in the Docks Are Us Dash For Cash.

Next on the Southern Ontario Sprints schedule is a doubleheader weekend; the SOS tour will race at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, August 17, followed by Saturday night racing at South Buxton Raceway on August 18. For additional event information visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and www.southbuxtonraceway.ca

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2018 SEASON EVENT #5 – SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
0 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ontario
9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
11j Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario
15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ontario
15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, Ontario
21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, New York
22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
22x Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ontario
38 Tyler Hendricks – Chatham, Ontario
47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, Ontario
55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ontario
71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 21 Kyle Phillips (2), 2. 84 Tyler Rand (5), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (3), 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (1), 5. 25 Warren Mahoney (4), 6. 71s Josh Sliter (6), 7. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 0 Holly Porter (1), 2. 91 Ryan Turner (3), 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5), 4. 15aw April Wilson (2), 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (4), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (6)

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 97 Cory Turner (4), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter (3), 5. 11j Chris Jones (2), 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5)

DOCKS ARE US DASH FOR CASH (4 Laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (2), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (1), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (3), 4. 15aw April Wilson (5), 5. 66 Frank Baranowski (4), 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (6)

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner (6)
2. 97 Cory Turner (8)
3. 0 Holly Porter (2)
4. 84 Tyler Rand (3)
5. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7)
6. 11 Jamie Turner (5)
7. 11j Chris Jones (15)
8. 22 Shawn Sliter (12)
9. 66 Frank Baranowski (10)
10. 9 Steve Lyons (17)
11. 21 Kyle Phillips (1)
12. 25 Warren Mahoney (13)
13. 98 Paul Pekkonen (18)
14. 71s Josh Sliter (16)
15. 55 Mike Thorne (4)
16. 15 Mike Ferrell (14)
17. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (19)
18. 15aw April Wilson (11)
19. 47x Dylan Westbrook (9)
Hard Charger – Chris Jones +8 (15th to 7th)

2018 SEASON A-FEATURE WINNERS
Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton Speedway – June 16)
Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway – July 7)
Ryan Turner – 1 (Brighton Speedway – July 28)

UP NEXT:
Ohsweken Speedway, Ohsweken, Ontario – Friday, August 17, 2018
South Buxton Raceway, Merlin, Ontario – Saturday, August 18, 2018

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. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

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The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.