Bristow, James, Mattice, Rinaldi, Burrows win at Kart Klub

BRIGHTON – Another full pit area greeted Brighton Speedway’s next generation of young racers on Thursday night for the fourth night of the Inaugural Kart Klub season. The infield oval was resurfaced with new clay during the last two weeks to provide an excellent surface for a full night of racing.

Jace James tops Box Stock 1A feature

IMG_7230Jace James (No.99J) started his kart on the pole and used his position to lead all 10 laps of the Box Stock 1A feature. Jace held off a hard charging Carson Down (No.55 Image Landscaping) in the final laps. Carson passed three karts in the last five laps to finish second. Claire McDonald (No.17 McDonald Homes) raced a smooth race to finish third. Nathan Shorts (No.20 Towne and Country Liquidation) was fourth, Keira Turner (No.92 Quinte Towing) made a last lap pass to finish fifth, and Jacob Down (No.57 Image Landscaping) was sixth. Jace James and Carson Down were the heat race winners.

Cameron Bristow wins Box Stock 1B

IMG_7346Cameron Bristow (No.99) had to race his way through the field, passing Asher Heard (No.52G State Farm) for the lead on lap four, before becoming the second No.99 to reach victory lane on the night. Cameron made an excellent pass on the outside to get the lead. Max McDonald (No.5 McDonald Homes) raced his way to second-place while Ryan Greig (No.48 Greig Truck and Trailer) got up to third. Asher, James Markland (No.21 DLS Group), and Ryan Post (No.11R Free Flow) completed the running order. Cameron Bristown and Max McDonald were the heat race winners.

Rinaldi guards home turf in Sportsman class

IMG_7382Nathan Rinaldi (No.3) took the lead from brother Anthony Rinaldi (No.77) on lap three of the 15-lap feature and never looked back to earn his second win in a row. The only caution came on lap 12 when Kyle Anderson (No.17A) and Jacob Perry (No.9 Excel Tower Service), who was making his first start, made contact in turn two and spun. Rinaldi held on to the lead over the final three laps for the win over Anthony, Kyle, and Jacob. Nathan was the heat race winner.

Jaiden Mattice earns Box Stock 2 victory

IMG_7429Cole McKeown (No.11 McDonald Homes) led the opening lap of the 10-lap feature before Jaiden Mattice (No.J3 Moroni’s Restaurant) took over the point and led the final nine laps for the victory. She had to hold off a hard charging Raiah Lough (No.07) and Cole Perry (No.23 Excel Tower Service). Holly Denard (No.02) was fourth, Cole McKeown fifth, Emma Terpstra (No.22) sixth, and Kaitlyn O’Blenis (No.23) was seventh in her first start. Emma Terpstra and Cole McKeown were the heat race winners.

Burrows dominates for Jr. Restricted win

IMG_7483Carissa Burrows (No.33c) is on fire in the Junior Restricted division, leading all 15 laps for her fourth win of the season. Burrows made an impressive pass for the lead in turn two on the first lap, getting by two cars in a single cars. Some trouble for Michaela Lough (No.88x) and Nathan Rinaldi (No.3) slowed the race on laps two and three, respectively. But Burrows could not be beaten, despite the best efforts of second-place runner Brody Desrosiers (No.90). Michaela was third, while Nathan was fourth. Hannah McCrory (No.49 Apex Graphics) was unable to start the feature after mechanical problems in her heat race. Burrows also won her heat race.

The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub resumes action next Thursday, July 17 at 7:00pm. General admission to see the next generation of Brighton Speedway stars is just $5.

IMG_6786Thursday night Kart Racing: The inaugural Brighton Speedway Kart Klub season is now in full swing. Racing takes place on the infield Karting oval on Thursday nights at 7:00pm. Admission is just $5 to see the next generation of Brighton Speedway stars. Its high-adrenaline fun in a small package! Visit for a full schedule. 

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Brighton Speedway’s 2014 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: Lucas Oil, Vanderlaan Building Supplies, Quinte Septic, OilGARD Anti-Rust (a division of Bainer’s), Brighton Automotive, Bill’s Johns, Sanderson’s Tire & Automotive Centre, Mystical Distributing Company Ltd., ROCK 107, T.R.S. Communication, Campbellford Chrysler, Cool 100.1, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Dibbits Excavating,, Workman’s OK Tire Quinte West, NOCO Fuels, Star 93.3, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tires, Ultramar CST, Benson Auto Parts, Brighton Recycling and Excel Tower Services.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under UMP DIRTcar sanctioning. The track’s flagship Applefest Shootout Weekend attracts drivers, fans, and sponsors from across the NorthEast every September.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns

Photo Credit: Candice Coghlin (Coghlin Candids)

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