Wet Weather Forces Change To Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2019

By Mike Ferrell

London, Ont. (May 17, 2019) – Persistent rain across Ontario this spring has wreaked havoc on racing schedules and has forced us to delay the start of the SOS season yet again.

Our race at Brighton Speedway for Saturday May 18th has been POSTPONED until Saturday May 25th. 

High water levels in Lake Ontario once again have the regular pit area used by SOS teams underwater.  And while in years past when we’ve been able to relocate to higher ground, at this time that option is currently not usable due to the soft ground from the wet spring weather.

On top of the parking issues the track crew is concerned about actual track conditions.  “The track was rough last week and with out getting even 24 hours of dry weather any day this week we have not been able to work the track as needed” track surface expert Gary Vandertoorn said.  “We want to give the sprint cars the smoothest, best track we can and we were not comfortable that will be the case on Saturday.

With already losing opening night at Merrittville Speedway in April, the SOS have worked with Brighton Speedway to postpone round #2 of the 2019 season to the following week on Saturday May 25th instead of cancelling the event altogether. Early registration membership pricing will be extended to the 25th as well.

2019 Southern Ontario Sprints Season – Round Two

Brighton Speedway
775 County Rd 64
Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0
Phone: 613-475-1102
Website: www.brightonspeedway.ca
Twitter: @BrightonSpdwy
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrightonSpdwy/

Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Racing begins @ 7:00 p.m.

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. 2019 marks the 24th year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2019 schedule consists of 12 events at three 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.

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

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2019 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.