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Kart Klub Adventures Race 2

After a 1-week setback due to rain, a beautiful sunny Thursday evening at the Brighton Speedway for race #2 of the Kart Klub season.  51 Briggs & Stratton, methanol breathing race karts with drivers and crews masked up and ready for some exciting action on the little track.

Box Stock 1 was first for feature events – #101 Jase Patterson and #100 Hannah Harrison were first to starter Anthony Rinadi’s green flag.  Moving quickly to the front Max Taylor in the fast red kart #97 followed through by #27 Riley Day in the green machine, the pair made some nice smooth laps as they worked their way through some lapped traffic in a 6 kart field.  In the end Taylor was victorious, Day- 2nd, Harrison held on for 3rd, Sterling Bent, Jase Patterson, and Knoxin Wells finished the running order.

8 – Rookie 1 karts roared to life off of corner 4.  #31 Brody Davidson and #82 Reese Harrison kept the field in line as they ran down the front stretch.  Davidson used the clean air upfront and distanced himself from the field as a couple of hard chargers made their way up the scoring tower.  A caution slowed the field after the halfway point and on the restart last weeks winner #0 Kolton French took advantage and pulled to the lead and was able to cruise to the win, #80 Brock Beattie squeezed into 2nd place, #31 Davidson settled for 3rd, followed by #760 Oliver Collins and #44x Tyler Green.

Junior Sportsman 1 were ready to go – #99 Ethan Dobb and #18 Elliot Stacey hit the gas first with Dobb pulling on the inside and taking the lead.  Hard charger Coleson Gregory in his black #1 worked very hard to get to the inside of the Dobb machine.  Dobb fought back for multiple laps on the outside line but in the end, could not make it stick.  Coleson Gregory picked up the win, Stacey 2nd, Dobb 3rd and the #99m of Bryce Massey rounded the top four.

#70 Finley Mahoney used the hard-outside line to roll down the front straightaway and pick up the lead of the Rookie 2 feature event.  It was all Mahoney for the six laps, fending off challenges inside and outside.  Finally, #10 Landen Menard took a dive to the inside coming off of corner 2 and passed Mahoney for the lead.  Menard got the win, throw a blanket over the next four as they crossed the line — #09 Gavin Quaterna, #14 Holden Paul, Finley Mahoney, and #51 Gabe Miller rounded the top five.

A group of four Box Stock 2 racers hit the track.  #19 Bentley Davidson and #7 Tate Black hammered the go pedal and held on tight.  Black won the drag race down the straightaway and took the lead as Davidson and #01 Blake Gregory battled out for the 2nd spot.  Black picked up the win, #01 Blake Gregory rolled into 2nd using the inside line.  Davidson 3rd and #95 Cole Robson 4th.

The most action-packed event of the night, the highly anticipated Junior Sportsman 2 division with 10 karts hitting the clay oval.  #9s Cooper McKeown and #89 highside Kolby Ellis led the field to the green.  McKeown took to the lead first to run and hide as long as he could out of the action behind him.  Hard-charging #71 Trevyn McCrillis picked his way through the field as he took over the lead before the mid-way point.  The race did not disappoint fans with various leaders and action throughout the field.  As the checkers fell, #15 Gordie Miller picked up the big W, #35 Dylan Moore moved to 2nd, #71 McCrillis made it back to 3rd place, #22 Nolan Chatten 4th, and #01 Tyson Gregory battled to 5th.

Junior Restricted Division had 6 karts on the night – #35b Brennan Moore and last weeks winner #74 Lexi Lucas got ready as green was waved, using the advantage of the inside line Moore took the lead followed through by #21 James Markland under Lucas.  With some very fast laps and stiff competition Moore kept it smooth and clear and was able to cruise to victory lane. Markland finished up 2nd with Lucas, #22 Callie Mahoney and #44 Geoffrey Boates in the top 5.

Stock Lite fired up as the sun went down, #32k Kaitlyn O’Blenis and #11 Cole McKeown were ready on the front row. O’Blenis used the inside berm to launch off of 4 to the lead with #83 Koen O’Hara following through.  Some very tight racing with drivers trying to use every inch of clay at the bottom of the speedway to advance position saw a caution filled event.  After 20 hard laps of battle, it was O’Blenis with the top spot, O’Hara 2nd, and McKeown in 3rd.

Next week Thursday, July 30th  Kart Racing action will continue on the little oval at Brighton Speedway.  Please stay tuned to www.brightonspeedway.com and the Go Kart Racing Facebook page for updates.