Kart Klub Race Report 6

As the exciting racing season rolls on the Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub at Brighton Speedway was back in action this past Thursday evening.  Hot temperatures all week led to a dry racing surface as the track prep crew struggled to get moisture into the clay.  But as with any race night, all competitors battled the same elements when the put to the test.  46 high powered race karts filled the pit area in hopes for a checkered flag.

First on the track the Box Stock 1 Class with #95 Cole Robson and #19 Bentley Davidson leading the way.  On head starter Leslie Mowat’s command the #19 of Davidson got a good run on the high side and pulled into the lead, with a hard charging #7 Tate Black chasing him down. The Subway sponsored #19 was able to hold a hard inside line as Black tried the top side, In the end it was #7 Tate Black with the win, Davidson in 2nd,  #01 Blake Gregory of Trenton edged out #95 Cole Robson for 3rd at the line. 

Next up the Rookie 1 division – #29 Colby Butcher and #18 Elliot Stacey on the front row.  It was Butcher pulling on the low line for the early lead, a caution filled 10 lap event saw the #29 able to keep ahead of the action for a majority of the laps.  After the dust settled and all of the paint was traded it was #1 Colson Gregory picking up the win from his 3rd place starting spot, Butcher held on for 2nd, #70 Finley Mahoney, #99 Ethan Dobb, and #760 Oliver Collins rounded the top 5.

McDonald Homes sponsored Cooper McKeown and the Vanderlaan Building Supplies ride of Trevyn McCrillis led the field of Junior Sportsman 1 karts to green.  McKeown pulled out early for a bit until Brighton’s McCrillis reeled him in and made a few attempts to overtake McKeown.  15 laps of racing action ended with #9 Mckeown in victory lane, #15 Gordie Millerinherited 2nd and McCrillis in 3rd.

Box Stock 2 lined up and were given the OK by Race Director Charlie Sandercock, Trenton’s #44x Tyler Green held his line and was hard on the gas out of turn 4 on the inside, followed closely by #0 Kolton French and #31 Brody Davidson. Some great driving by the pair saw #0 APC Auto parts machine of French move to the lead challenged heavy by points leader Brody Davidson.  As the laps clicked down the #31 tried the outside line and made it stick picking up the win and the checkers over French, #99 Bryce Massey, #44x Tyler Green, and #9 Rhys Massey 5th.

Rookie 2 took to the track next paced by #09 Gavin Quaterna and #28 Ashton Sanderson.  The Green Valley Wellness sponsored #09 kept the field in check as he controlled restarts like a pro leading much of the 10 lap race until being chased down by the Roslin Rocket Nolan Chatten and #89 Kolby Ellis.  Quarterna left the door open a little too long on the front stretch and #22 Chatten was able to squeeze in and pickup the lead and the win, #17 Ethan Humphrey made it past Ellis for 2nd at the line followed by Quaterna and Sanderson in the top 5.

An exciting class of 7 Junior Sportsman 2 karts lined up with #21 James Markland and #9t Garren Taylor ready to do battle on the little oval.  Markland in the #21 had his kart set on a rail as he ran a clinic on how to get around the little clay oval.  A flawless performance from the start gave him the win, Elgin, ON native #35d Dylan Moore, #9t Taylor, #01 Tyson Gregory and #92 Keira Turner all had great runs and finished 2nd through 5th respectively.

10 super fast Junior Restricted karts surveyed the racing surface ready for 15 laps of action led by the Villeneuve Roofing #26 of Callie Mahoney and Victory Trophy #74r Rush Waite. Action in the first few laps was fast and furious as 5th place starter #23k Kaitlyn O’Blenis used the catfish lane and pulled under #11 Cole McKeown and the #26 of Mahoney,  as they rolled out of turn 4. The pair of 3rd generation racers were able to distance themselves from the action and as they crossed the line it was O’Blenis, McKeown, #35b Brennan Moore, #02 Holly Denard and #74 Lexi Lucas at the end of 15 laps.

Stock Lite division fired and the 6 entrants lined up down the backstretch led by #83 Koen O’Hara and #17 Kyle Anderson.  Hard on the inside it was our points leader #3 Carter Rhodes making no hesitation in overtaking the pair at the drop of the green.  A smooth race had a little shakeup when polesitter O’Hara got out of shape entering turn 1 and ended up upside down in a rare rollover, track officials were quick to respond and ensure the driver was ok – O’Hara fired it back up and was able continue.  After the short break in the action Rhodes was able to hold on to where he left off and get the win, followed by #17 Anderson, #3 Anthony Rinaldi, #48 Chandler LeClair and #23 Cole Perry.

The Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub has a 1 week break in the action – With only 3 race nights left come out and see a great night of racing for $6 Thursday night August 15th, Racing starting at 6:45 pm.  Check out the points, results, and schedules at www.brightonspeedway.com