Kart Klub Race Report 4

As the Kiwanis of Trenton  – Brighton Speedway Kart Klub season rolls on the action heats up.  A great racing surface was prepped by track staff during a very hot week in southern Ontario.  A season high 63 karts parked ready in the infield pit area with family and friends ready for a great show.

Box Stock 1 fired up first led by #01 Blake Gregory and #7 Tate Black as they came down the front stretch to take the opening green flag.   It didn’t take long as 3rd place starter #19 Bentley Davidson of Trenton moved his White’s Snowplowing sponsored machine to the top spot and held the throttle for a smooth 10 laps to pick u his 3rd win of the season.  Coming across the line behind him for 2nd – Black, followed by Gregory and Cole Robson in 4th.

Rookie 1 class up next as Brighton’s #29 Colby Butcher and Campbellford’s #70 Finley Mahoney paced the field.  The pair got a great start as they were able to pull out a run off the laps 1st and 2nd for a majority of the race until a late race caution allowed the field to close back up and give a hard-charging #51 Gabe Miller a chance at the win.  On the restart it was Butcher pulling nicely with Miller moving into 2nd, on the final lap Miller made a great move to the inside coming off of the 2nd corner and was able to make it stick as he picked up the win in his Hotch’s Auto Parts #51, Butcher 2nd, Mahoney held on for 3rd followed by #99 Ethan Dobb and #18 Elliot Stacey.

Rolling off the grid – the Junior Sportsman 1 class, McDonald Homes #9 Cooper McKeown and Image Landscaping #57 Jacob Down led the field to green.  McKeown was hard on the gas on the inside rail as points leader #71 Trevyn McCrillis followed through under Down for 2nd.  McCrillis and McKeown swapped the top spot a couple of times until McCrillis gain control of the lead and picked up the win, McKeown was able to hold on for the 2nd place followed by #57 Down and #15 Gordie Miller crossing the line in a photo finish for the 3rd spot, #10 Chris Lough ended up 5th.

Box Stock 2 next on the clay oval – hard on the outside coming to green #31 Brody Davidson pulling down the front straight beating the polesitter #44x Tyler Green to turn 1.  An exciting first few laps as karts traded paint and positions, the Sticker Revival #44x of Green made his way back to the top spot and held on for the win followed through by #0 Kolton French and #31 Davidson.

7 Rookie 2 karts held pace until the corner 4 green flag led by #33 Caydie Lucas and #22 Nolan Chatten.  It was Chatten to the outside making a hard run to the first corner, with #89 Apex Graphics Kolby Ellis following through and keeping the #22 within eyesight.  The Roslin native Nolan Chatten was able to put together a flawless 10 laps as he got the win and heated up the points battle between himself and 2nd place finisher Ellis.  3rd place went to #33 Lucas, followed by #28 Ashton Sanderson and #09 Gavin Quaterna.

Junior Sportsman 2 next up with #9t Garren Taylor and #55 Carson Down holding the point.  A great side by side battle for 2 or 3 laps saw Taylor on the inside and Down on the outside until eventually the #57 of Down got a great run off the cushion and pulled to the number 1 spot.  Carrying Place native Carson Down then put his kart on a rail and left the pack picking up the win – #01 Tyson Gregory passed for the 2nd position with #9t Taylor, #48 Ryan Greig, and #35d Dylan Moore in the top 5.

#05 Leland Pynch and #26 Callie Mahoney led a great field of 11 Junior Restricted karts to green.  Pynch pulled first until overtaken by 3rd place starter #11 Cole McKeown, an action packed race saw the Bellevue Fabricating #11 leading until a late race restart gave hard-chargers #74 Lexi Lucas and #35b Brennan Moore a chance at gold.  In the end it was the Lyon’s & Goodfellow Furniture #35b of Moore picking up the win on the bottom over #74 of Lucas, McKeown 3rd followed by #02 Holly Denard and #22 Emma Terpstra.

With the sun setting on the horizon the 20 lap Stock Lite class pulled out paced by #48 Chandler LeClair and #83 Koen O’Hara.  A caution riddled event saw the Carquest Trenton machine of LeClair in the top spot until a late race charge by 3rd generation driver Kyle Anderson and points leader Carter Rhodes as they moved past the #48.  As head starter Leslie Mowat’s checkers flew it was Rhodes with the win, Anderson 2nd, LeClair 3rd, O’Hara 4th and #7 Anthony Rinaldi 5th.

Action continues next week on the little track at the Brighton Speedway  – Come check out some great racing Thursday, July 25th starting at 6:45 pm.  Also be sure to check www.brightonspeedway.com for all of the results, points and a full schedule.  

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