Anderson, Denard, Markland, LeClair, James, McCrillis, and Lockridge Win At Week Three of Kart Klub

Kyle Anderson, son of Pro Stock racer Doug Anderson, won his second straight race in the Junior Restricted division on Thursday night. (Clayton Johns photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – June 10, 2016 – A cool and windy night didn’t stop the young drivers of the Brighton Speedway Kart Klub presented by Kiwanis of Trenton from tearing up the track on night three of their 2016 season on Thursday night. A busy pit area saw 39 karters sign in for action at the mini infield oval.

Anderson Wins For Second Week In A Row

Kyle Anderson drove his No.17 kart to victory lane for the second time in a row in the Junior Restricted division’s 15-lap main event on Thursday night. Kyle took the lead from AJ Rinaldi off turn two near the midpoint of the race and evaded Nathan Rinaldi over the final five laps to claim the victory. Cole Perry finished third ahead of Anthony, and Jordan Burrows.

Junior Restricted Results (15 Laps): 1. 17 Kyle Anderson, 2. 3 Nathan Rinaldi, 3. 23 Cole Perry, 4. 77 Anthony Rinaldi, 5. 16 Jordan Burrows, 6. 16m Michaela Lough.

Holly Denard poses in Victory Lane with her parents. (Clayton Johns photo).

Holly Denard poses in Victory Lane with her parents. (Clayton Johns photo).

Denard Wins First Of Season

Holly Denard drove to her first win of the season in Junior Sportsman 2 competition. Holly outdueled a hard-charging Cole McKeown over the final five laps following a yellow flag at lap 10. Cole repeatedly tried to build his momentum and go to the outside lane, but Holly was too strong on the bottom on her way to the win. Cole was second across the line ahead of Emily Peterson, who completed the podium.

Junior Sportsman 2 Results (15 Laps): 1. 02 Holly Denard, 2. 11 Cole McKeown, 3. 17 Emily Peterson, 4. 48 Chandler LeClair, 5. 23k Kaitlyn O’Blenis, 6. 07 Raiah Lough.

James Markland won the Junior Sportsman 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo)

James Markland won the Junior Sportsman 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo)

Markland Becomes Third Junior Sportsman 1 Winner

James Markland led every lap of the Junior Sportsman 1 division feature after starting on the pole to earn his first win of the season. It didn’t come easy by any means as James had to hold off Cameron Bristow who made a dash to the front on a lap 12 restart while racing three-wide for second momentarily with Keira Turner and Carson Down. Three different drivers have won the three races so far this year.

Junior Sportsman 1 Results (15 Laps): 1. 21 James Markland, 2. 99 Cameron Bristow, 3. 92 Keira Turner, 4. 55 Carson Down.

Ashton LeClair poses in Victory Lane with his father. (Clayton Johns photo).

Ashton LeClair poses in Victory Lane with his father. (Clayton Johns photo).

LeClair Scores Rookie 2 Win

Ashton LeClair dominated the Rookie 2 feature and defeated a very fast Nathan Shorts for his first win of the season on Thursday night. LeClair has to be perfect on two restarts at lap three and lap six in order to hold off Nathan’s No.20 kart. Carson Lemanis dashed to a third-place finish after starting at the rear of the field.

Rookie 2 Results (10 Laps): 1. 76 Ashton LeClair, 2. 20 Nathan Shorts, 3. C1 Carson Lemanis, 4. 22 Emma Terpstra, 5. 83 Koen O’Hara.

Jace James won the Rookie 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo).

Jace James won the Rookie 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo).

Rookie 1 Feature Belongs To James

Jace James drove his No.99J kart to victory lane after starting on the pole of the 10-lap feature. Ryan Greig did his best to become the division’s first two-race winner this season, but ran out of laps to get the job done. Jace was strong on a lap three restart and led every lap to claim the checkered flag.

Rookie 1 Results (10 Laps): 1. 99J Jace James, 2. 48 Ryan Greig, 3. 03 Brooklyn Bowers, 4. 66 Carson McKee, 5. 74 Lexi Lucas, 6. 52 Asher Heard.

Trevyn McCrillis won his first Box Stock 2 race of the season. (Clayton Johns photo).

Trevyn McCrillis won his first Box Stock 2 race of the season. (Clayton Johns photo).

McCrillis Wins Box Stock 2 Feature

Trevyn McCrillis won an action-packed Box Stock 2 feature, becoming the first driver to defeat Jacob Down so far this season. Trevyn was seemingly perfect in his No.71 kart, dodging challenges from all five karts throughout the race on his way to the victory. Tyson followed in second-place ahead of Jacob, Cooper McKeown and Emma Terpstra.

Box Stock 2 Results (10 Laps): 1. 71 Trevyn McCrillis, 2. 87 Tyson Cooper, 3. 57 Jacob Down, 4. 9 Cooper McKeown, 5. 22 Emma Terpstra.

Colton Lockridge made a lap lap pass to win the Box Stock 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo).

Colton Lockridge made a lap lap pass to win the Box Stock 1 feature. (Clayton Johns photo).

Lockridge Steals Thrilling Box Stock 1 Race

Colton Lockridge stole the checkered flag on the final corner of the last lap for his first win of the season in the Box Stock 1 division. The beginner division of the club features primarily drivers seven years old or younger. Gabe Miller took the lead on lap four and was on cruise control until he reached lapped traffic on the final lap. Colton stole the lead on the final corner to claim the checkered flag ahead of Tyson Cooper, and Gordie Miller.

Box Stock 1 Results (10 Laps): 1. 5c Colton Lockridge, 2. 87 Tyson Cooper, 3. 15 Gordie Miller, 4. 51 Gabe Miller, 5. 20 Callie Bristow, 6. 1 Coleson Gregory, 7. 89 Colby Ellis.

Up Next

The Kiwanis Club of Trenton Brighton Speedway Kart Klub returns to action next Thursday, June 16 for it’s fourth night of competition. Race time is 7:00pm with hot laps scheduled for 6:30pm.

Winners To Date

Box Stock 1: 2 – Tyson Cooper (May 26; June 2); 1 – Colton Lockridge (June 9)

Box Stock 2: 2 – Jacob Down (May 26; June 2); 1 – Trevyn McCrillis (June 9)

Rookie 1: 1 – Ryan Greig (May 26); 1 – Brooklyn Bowers (June 2); 1 – Jace James (June 9)

Rookie 2: 1 – Koen O’Hara (May 26); 1 – Emma Terpstra (June 2); 1 – Ashton LeClair (June 9)

Jr. Sportsman 1: 1 – Carson Down (May 26); 1 – Cameron Bristown (June 2); 1 – James Markland (June 9)

Jr. Sportsman 2: 1 – Kaitlyn O’Blenis (May 26); 1 – Emily Peterson (June 2); 1 – Holly Denard (June 9)

Jr. Restricted: 2 – Kyle Anderson (June 2, June 9); 1 – Nathan Rinaldi (May 26)

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