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Over 800 race tracks have operated in Canada over the years and they're listed here.



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Here is why the history part of the site was not updated in years:

I spent five years researching and writing a book. The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and I wrote its official history. The book is now available. Visit the Ontario Regiment Museum at 1000 Stevenson Road North in Oshawa during Museum hours to purchase a copy.

The book is 320 pages and includes a large number of photographs, maps and line drawings.

I have been doing other military history writing but I will get back to the racing history in the winter of 2017-18. Check back for updates.




Brighton Speedway -September 22-23, 2018

The 2018 season wrapped up with the annual Applefest Shootout Weekend. Unfortunately, I had to miss Friday night and I was sick for most of Saturday so I didn't shoot the entire day.


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Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Sportsman Modified
358 Modified

 

Brighton Speedway -September 8, 2018

Monster trucks and OSCAAR Hot Rods were added to the schedule to make up for previous rain-outs.


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Stinger
Comp4
Canadian Modified
Late Model
OSCAAR Hot Rod

 

Brighton Speedway -September 1-2, 2018

 

Brighton Speedway - August 25, 2018

Again the rain came and washed out the night. We only had two Junior Stinger heats in.


Stinger

 

Brighton Speedway - August 18, 2018

The Action Sprint Tour made its first-ever visit to Brighton. We can always use more sprint car racing.

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Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Action Sprint Tour

 

Brighton Speedway - August 11, 2018

 

Brighton Speedway - August 4, 2018

In three hours and fifteen minutes we ran full fields in all the regular classes plus vans.

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Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Van

 

Brighton Speedway - July 28, 2018

 

Brighton Speedway - July 21, 2018

After yet another rain-out on July 14, we were back to racing with all the Brighton classes, the Vintage Modifieds and Wall of Fame Night.

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Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Vintage

 

Brighton Speedway - July 7, 2018

The sprint cars were back and the karts put on a demonstration.

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Comp4
Canadian Modified
Late Model
SOS
Kart

 


Sunset Speedway - July 1, 2018

For the first time in about 10 years I spent most of the night sitting the grandstands watching the races. I did sneak away and shoot the OSCAAR Hot Rod series though.

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All Hot Rod

 


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Brighton Speedway - June 30, 2018

We got back to racing after yet another rain-out on June 23 with all five classes.

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Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model

 


Brighton Speedway - June 16, 2018

After a rain-out in May the Southern Ontario Sprints were able to get a full night of racing in.

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Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Southern Ontario Sprints

 


Brighton Speedway - June 9, 2018

Vans and Fan Appreciation were part of a full night of racing.

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Stinger
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model
Van

 

Brighton Speedway - June 2, 2018

The weather finally cooperated and we had a full night including bus racing.

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Bus
Comp4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model

 

Kawartha Speedway - June 1, 2018

I was able to visit a track other than Brighton on June 1 to take in the Bone Stocks, Legends, Hot Rod and Modifieds. All three classes had good car counts. The still fairly new Hot Rod class had 16 cars, that all looked great.

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Bone Stock
Legends
OSCAAR Hot Rod
OSCAAR Modified

 


Brighton Speedway - May 26, 2018

We had a rainout on May 19. On May 26 the rain came after the second Stinger qualifier and the night was done. I shot some photos of the hot laps.

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Stinger
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
SOS

 

Brighton Speedway - May 12, 2018

 


Brighton Speedway - May 5, 2018

After a rain-out on April 28, the 2018 season got underway.

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Stinger
Comp 4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model

 


Site Updates: Late 2017, early 2018

I was able to put aside my military history writing for a while to finally get back to updating the history part of this site in the fall and winter of 2017-2018.

March 13, 2018:
Another update of the track database - lots of changes. I have also changed the database from Access to MySQL, which I hope will fix the slowness issue.

March 3, 2018: Added a Shearing Speedway program cover and photos for Oakwood Speedway, Richelieu Park, Langford Speedway and Peterborough Speedway.

December 21, 2017: Photos added for Davidson Airport.

December 20, 2017: Photos added for Lansdowne Speedway, Saratoga Speedway (QC) and Murillo Speedway.

December 13, 2017: The track database has finally been updated after about five years! There are more changes that I can cover here. Several tracks closed, some name changes, lots of facts updated and even some new entries. Also added were photos for Orillia Speedway, photo and program for Beamishill Speedway, photos for CNE Speedway, Edmonton Exhibition, Brighton Speedway (paved), Seymour Speedway, Mosport Speedway and Tweed Speedway.

November 29, 2017: The first update is to change how the historic photos appear. They are now a Facebook-style browser, the same as I changed the Brighton Speedway galleries prior to the 2017 season. While doing this update I took the time to add photos for Wasaga Beach Speedway, Aylmer Fairgrounds and Speedway Park (Concord, ON).

 


Brighton Speedway Photos


CanadianRacer.com has been the official track photographer at Brighton Speedway since the 2009 season.


All the Brighton photos on this site are available for sale

All of the 2018 photos, sorted by class and driver (updated to August 11):

Stinger
Comp 4
Thunder Stock
Canadian Modified
Late Model


Photos page for previous years

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Ghost Track - Golden Lake Speedway

The History of Western Speedway by Lois Pollard-Grant


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