PHILLIPS TAKES FIRST SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS WIN

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Updated: July 9, 2022

Photo credits: Rod Henderson (www.canadianracer.com)

By Tommy Goudge

BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 9, 2022) – Kyle Phillips became a first-time Sprint Car winner on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway in the sixth round of the 2022 Southern Ontario Sprints tour.

The young driver from Grand Island, New York started on the pole and led all 25 laps of the A-Main; he did have to remain focused during a lengthy yellow flag period with a pack of veterans behind him, but drove off to join his father Tim on the all-time SOS win list.

Ryan Turner took the runner-up spot, followed by Chris Jones, Jacob Dykstra, and Cory Turner. Heat race wins were claimed by Ryan Turner, Rick Wilson, and Jacob Dykstra.

The Southern Ontario Sprints tour will next be in action on Sunday, July 10 at Cornwall Motor Speedway. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.

Southern Ontario Sprints Race Report
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Brighton Speedway
Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 91 Ryan Turner, Dunnville [2]; 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken [4]; 3. 20AU Brayden Cooley, Kirkstall, Victoria, Australia [5]; 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre [6]; 5. 71S Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne [3]; 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen, Brockville [1]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:06.205
1. 42W Rick Wilson, Joyceville [1]; 2. 13 Cory Turner, Tillsonburg [4]; 3. 21 Kyle Phillips, Grand Island, New York [5]; 4. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford [6]; 5. 77T Tyeller Powless, Ohsweken [3]; 6. 25 Warren Mahoney, Lefroy [2]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 5D Jacob Dykstra, Port Colborne [1]; 2. 110 Jake Brown, Brantford [5]; 3. 11J Chris Jones, Picton [2]; 4. 9 Liam Martin, Binbrook [4]; 5. 84 Tyler Rand, Picton [3]; 6. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken [6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 21 Kyle Phillips [1]; 2. 91 Ryan Turner [4]; 3. 11J Chris Jones [3]; 4. 5D Jacob Dykstra [2]; 5. 13 Cory Turner [8]; 6. 20AU Brayden Cooley [6]; 7. 110 Jake Brown [9]; 8. 84 Tyler Rand [15]; 9. 11 Jamie Turner [10]; 10. 9 Liam Martin [12]; 11. 42W Rick Wilson [7]; 12. 68 Aaron Turkey [18]; 13. 77T Tyeller Powless [14]; 14. 71S Shawn Sliter [13]; 15. 25 Warren Mahoney [17]; 16. 98 Paul Pekkonen [16]; 17. (DNF) 0 Glenn Styres [5]; 18. (DNF) 10 Mitch Brown [11]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Kyle Phillips 1-25
Margin of Victory – 2.904 seconds
Hard Charger – Tyler Rand +7

Up Next:
Sunday, July 10 – Cornwall Motor Speedway – Long Sault, Ontario

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About the Southern Ontario Sprints tour: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints tour is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. The SOS is celebrating 25 seasons of racing in 2022, and each points-paying event on the schedule will pay a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.southernontariosprints.com for more information.