Anderson, Denard, Markland, Terpstra, Greig, Cooper and Miller Win On Night 9 of Kart Klub

Cameron Bristow (right) leads Carson Down (left) in Junior Sportsman 1 racing on August 4 at the Brighton Speedway Kart Klub. (Carley Davis photo).

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – August 4, 2016 – The Brighton Speedway Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub was back in action on Thursday, August 4 for its ninth night of competition. A total 39 karters were signed in to the pit area for the action.

Anderson Back To Junior Restricted Victory Lane

Kyle Anderson won his sixth Junior Restricted feature. (Carley Davis photo).

Kyle Anderson won his sixth Junior Restricted feature. (Carley Davis photo).

Kyle Anderson drove his No.17 to a sixth Junior Restricted division victory, the Kart Klub’s top division. Polesitter Cole Perry led the opening eight laps until Anderson took the lead exiting turn two and completed the pass down the backstretch on lap nine. From there, Anderson held off Perry’s late charge for the victory. Jordan Burrows completed the podium.

Junior Restricted Results (15 Laps): 1. 17 Kyle Anderson, 2. 23 Cole Perry, 3. 16 Jordan Burrows, 4. 16m Raiah Lough, 5. 77 AJ Rinaldi, 6. 3 Nathan Rinaldi, 7. 11 Cole McKeown.

Denard Holds Off Hard Chargers For Second Win

Holly Denard may have started on the pole for the Junior Sportsman 2 feature, but her second victory of the season didn’t come easy. A hungry pack of drivers in the form of Cole McKeown, and Chandler LeClair were all over the back bumper of her No.02 for the entire 15-lap distance. Denard was perfectly smooth over all 15 laps and held a tough group of challengers at bay. She was able to pull away by a couple of kart lengths at race end with McKeown and LeClair battling for second.

Junior Sportsman 2 Results (15 Laps): 1. 02 Holly Denard, 2. 11 Cole McKeown, 3. 48 Ryan Greig, 4. 23 Kaitlyn O’Blenis, 5. 17e Emily Peterson.

Markland Tops Junior Sportsman 1 

James Markland topped the Junior Sportsman 1 division. (Carley Davis photo).

James Markland topped the Junior Sportsman 1 division. (Carley Davis photo).

James Markland was the top dog in the Junior Sportsman 1 feature on Thursday night. Markland lined up in the pole position and ran a perfect race to hold off Carson Down, Cameron Bristown and Keira Turner who all raced nose-to-tail for the entire 15 laps. The four drivers in the division have been impressive all season long, racing clean with little or no contact each week to provide some of the best racing in any division.

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

Terpstra Tops Rookie 2

Emma Terpstra made a bold move in her heat race that helped line her up on the pole position for the feature. From there, she was flawless in her No.22 kart. Despite the best efforts from second-place finisher Ashton LeClair and a creative Nathan Shorts, Terpstra locked down the bottom lane and drove to the victory.

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

Greig Claims Rookie 1 Feature

Ryan Greig won the Rookie 1 feature. (Carley Davis photo).

Ryan Greig won the Rookie 1 feature. (Carley Davis photo).

Ryan Greig was the man on the move in the Rookie 1 feature. The Belleville youngster took the lead from Jonathan Davidson on lap two and never looked back. He overcame a couple of restarts and challenges from both Jace James and Carson McKee to secure the victory. Diego Martin was welcomed to the Kart Klub for his first race and did well as he learned the ropes quickly over the course of his first night.

Rookie 1 Results (10 Laps): 1. 48 Ryan Greig, 2. 99J Jace James, 3. 66 Carson McKee, 4. 60 Jonathan Davidson, 5. 03 Brooklyn Bowers, 6. 74 Lexi Lucas, 7. 44 Diego Martin.

Cooper Wins Action-Packed Box Stock 2 Feature

Tyson Cooper won his sixth feature of the season. (Carley Davis photo).

Tyson Cooper won his sixth feature of the season. (Carley Davis photo).

Tyson Cooper continued the theme that the pole was the place to be as the young Picton driver won his fourth Box Stock 2 feature of the season. All the action took place behind the young leader, who led every lap. Carson Down and Cooper McKeown battled non-stop for the second spot, exchanging the position a handful of times. However, at the finish it was Trevyn McCrillis who followed Tyson across the line ahead of Max McDonald.

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

Gordie Miller Wins First Box Stock 1 Feature

Gordie Miller is all smiles after his first win. (Carley Davis photo).

Gordie Miller is all smiles after his first win. (Carley Davis photo).

Gordie Miller held off his brother Gabe in the closing laps of the Box Stock 1 feature to win his first ever race. Starting from second, Gordie took the lead from Coleson Gregory and then had to navigate the lapped traffic around the infield oval. He did so without issue and won his first race my only a couple of kart lengths over his brother Gabe. Colton Lockridge was a very close third-place finisher.

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

Up Next – August 11

The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub resumes action next Thursday, August 11 for race 10 of the season. Three scheduled nights of racing remain on the schedule, with the championship finale set for September 1. Full schedule, points and Kart Klub details are available at

Season Winners

Box Stock 1: 4 – Gabe Miller (June 30, July 7, July 14, July 28); 2 – Colton Lockridge (June 9, June 16); 2 – Tyson Cooper (May 26; June 2); 1 – Gordie Miller (August 4)

Box Stock 2: 4 – Tyson Cooper (June 16, July 7, July 14, August 4); 2 – Jacob Down (May 26; June 2); 2 – Trevyn McCrillis (June 9, June 30); 1 – Max McDonald (July 28)

Rookie 1: 3 – Jace James (June 9, June 16, July 7); 3 – Ryan Greig (May 26, July 14, August 4); 2 – Brooklyn Bowers (June 2); 1 – Carson McKee (June 30, July 28)

Rookie 2: 4 – Emma Terpstra (June 2, June 16, July 14, August 4); 2 – Nathan Shorts (July 7, July 28); 1 – Koen O’Hara (May 26); 1 – Ashton LeClair (June 9); 1 – Carson Lemanis (June 30);

Jr. Sportsman 1: 4 – Carson Down (May 26, June 16, July 7, July 28); 2 – Cameron Bristown (June 2, July 14); 2 – James Markland (June 9, August 4); 1- Keira Turner (June 30)

Jr. Sportsman 2: 2 – Kaitlyn O’Blenis (May 26, June 30); 2 – Chandler Leclair (June 16, July 14); 2 – Emily Peterson (June 2, July 28); 2 – Holly Denard (June 9, August 4); 1 – Cole McKeown (July 7)

Jr. Restricted: 6 – Kyle Anderson (June 2, June 9, June 16, June 30, July 14, August 4); 3 – Nathan Rinaldi (May 26, July 7, July 28)

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