Kart Klub Hits The Oval Again!

For Immediate Release: Kiwanis Club of Trenton Kart Klub Race Report

July 21, 2018

Another beautiful Thursday night for Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub action on the super fast Brighton Speedway oval with 46 methanol eating karts ready to put on a great show.  Brighton’s little oval has racers with ages ranging from 5 to 16 years old competing in various classes.

As always, the Box Stock took to the clay oval first with Bryce and Rhys Massey out of Port Hope leading the way of the 7 kart field. Early on it was the Massey pair pulling out and battling for the lead until kart 80 of Brock Beattie and 29 of points leader Colby Butcher picked their way forward from the rear of the field.  Crossing the line at the final checkers for his 2nd win of the season was Beattie followed closely by Butcher, the 31 of Brody Davidson, and Rhys and Bryce Massey rounding out the top 5.

The Rookie 1 division fired up and headed out next, the 22 Beaudrie Excavating entry of Nolan Chatten and points leader Gabe Miller were on point at the initial green. The passing in the top 5 of the 9 kart field was fast and furious with multiple lead changes – late in the race it was Coleson Gregory out of Carrying Place and Chatten pulling a healthy lead on the rest of the field. With action all over the track as the final flag fell it was Gregory with the win, Chatten a close 2nd, followed by Ethan Dobb, hard charger Ethan Humprey and the 51 of Miller picking up the 5th spot.

Madoc’s own Gordie Miller and the McDonald Homes kart of Cooper McKeown were hard on the gas leading the Junior Sportsman 1 feature. Early it was all Miller and the 48 of Ryan Greig until McKeown moved back up past the two taking the lead at the halfway point and not looking back. At the finish it was points leader McKeown with the win followed by Greig, the Alliance Fab kart of Tyson Cooper charged to a 3rd place.  The 15 of Miller and the 71 of Trevyn McCrillis battled hard for the 4th and 5th spots respectively.

Race Director Charlie Sandercock gave the OK for the start of the Rookie 2 10 lap feature event. Callie Mahoney’s Hastings Home Hardware ride and Geoffrey Boates were on the front row with Mahoney pulling out to an early lead, points leader Tyson Gregory was able to move past Boates for 2nd and then overtake Mahoney for the lead. Mahoney showed a glimmer of hope as she made it back to the lead on a Gregory mistake but it was short lived as the win went to Gregory followed by Boates fighting back to 2nd, Mahoney 3rd, and Ashton Sanderson and Rush Waite rounding out the top 5.

The Junior Sportsman 2 class was next on the clay. The Lava Clean 91 of Bailey Andrews and the Dominos Pizza 21 of James Markland led the field of 9 to green.  Markland took the early lead with the Bay Marine entry of Cameron Bristow moving to 2nd the two took off and pulled from the pack, action was thick from 3rd to 6th with karts changing lines and positions multiple times. Coming to the final checkers Bristow timed his corner exit perfectly and was able to take the win in a great finish with Markland.  Kiera Turner picked up a 3rd followed by Lexi Lucas of Belleville and Bailey Andrews.

As the sun began to set the high powered Junior Restricted class cranked them up Chandler LeClair and Kaitlyn O’Blenis brought the field though corner 4 onto the front stretch. LeClair and the 11 of Cole McKeown pulled out to an early lead followed by the Brighton Speedway mount of Anthony Rinaldi.  Points leader Holly Denard had a rocket ship on the night and picked her way though the field coming from mid pack to pickup the win. Photo finish at the line put LeClair 2nd, McKeown 3rd, Lambert Race Engines Koen O’Hara and Kyle Anderson with a 5th.

We are at it again next Thursday night at the Brighton Speedway – come out and see the action yourself only $5 for a night of great racing action starting at 7pm.

Story by Zeke McKeown

Photos from Carly Davis,  From the Hart Photography https://www.facebook.com/fromthehartphographs/