Kart Klub Race Report Thursday, June 27th

After a 2 week break, 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.  45 high powered race karts filled the pit area in hopes for a checkered flag.

First on the track the Box Stock 1 Class with #7 Tate Black 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 good battle waging behind him as the laps clicked off. The Subway sponsored #19 was able to hold on for the entire 10 lap race and pick up the win, #95 Cole Robson of Trenton edged out Tate Black and #01 Blake Gregory at the line.

Next up the Rookie 1 division – #29 Colby Butcher and #1 Colson Gregory on the front row.  It was Butcher pulling on the low line for the early lead holding off multiple attempts from Gregory and #51 Gabe Miller, that was the case until the pair split the lead kart breaking the draft with Gregory on the inside and Miller to the outside leaving Butcher fighting to keep up.  In the end, it was #1 Gregory with the win, Home Hardware of Madoc sponsored #51 of Miller 2nd, followed by hard-charging Finlay Mahoney,  Butcher, and Ethan Dobb rounded the top 5.

Bellevue Fabricating sponsored Cooper McKeown and the Image Landscaping ride of Jacob Down led the field of Junior Sportsman 1 karts to green.  McKeown pulled out early for a bit until Brighton’s Trevyn McCrillis reeled him in and made a nice move to the inside line, McKeown fought back on the outside spinning in the process, #71 McCrillis never looked back as he picked up his 2nd win of the year, followed by #10 Chris Lough for 2nd, #57 Down 3rd, McKeown 4th and Gordie Miller in the 5th spot.

Box Stock 2 lined up and were given the OK by Race Director Charlie Sandercock, Carrying Place’s #31 Brody Davidson held his line and was hard on the gas out of turn 4 on the inside, followed closely by #99 Bryce Massey and #80 Bock Beattie both rolling the cushion up the track using the high side to gain momentum.  With few laps to go both #80 Beattie and the Sign Works of Port Perry sponsored machine of Massey were able to use the outside and take the 1 and 2 spots away and that is how it finished – Beattie with the win, Massey 2nd, #9 Rhys Massey 3rd,  #31 Davidson with a 4th and #0 Kolton French in 5th.

Rookie 2 took to the track next paced by #89 Kolby Ellis and #17 Ethan Humphrey.  Hard to the bottom it was the APEX Graphics #89 pulling up to a straightaway lead. A good multiple lap battle for 2nd between #17 Humphrey and points leader #22 Nolan Chatten until Chatten was able to squeeze through setting his sights on the leader. As the checkers fell it was #89 Ellis with the win, Chatten 2nd, Humphrey 3rd, followed by the #09 of Gavin Quaterna and Wilson Motors #09 of Charley Smith-Wilson.

An exciting class of 8 Junior Sportsman 2 karts lined up with #48 Ryan Greig and #01 Tyson Gregory ready to do battle on the little oval.  The Greig Truck and Trailer #48 advanced to the lead and looked like he was in good shape until an unfortunate clutch failure ended his race early handing the lead to the #01 of Gregory waiting patiently for his chance. After the dust settled on a crazy last lap it was the Patterson & Sons Ground Works machine picking up the win and the trophy.  Hard charger of the race #21 of James Markland came from the back after an early race incident to pick up a 2nd. #99 Cameron Bristow, #92 Keira Turner, and #9T of Garren Taylor rounding the top 5.

10 super fast Junior Restricted karts surveyed the racing surface ready for 15 laps of action led by the Wuis Brothers Construction #26 of Callie Mahoney and #22 Emma Terpstra. Chaos in the first lap including some 4 wide action saw Picton’s Holly Denard move to the lead quickly followed through by Napanee’s Kaitlyn O’Blenis and Havelock’s Cole McKeown. The trio were all fast as the 15 lap feature went through uneventful as the Lambert Race Engines #02 of Denard took the win, 2nd to #23k O’Blenis, 3rd #11 McKeown, a great finish for the #74R of Rush Waite in 4th and #22 Terpstra in 5th.

After hard luck in the season opener, Brighton Speedways #7 Anthony Rinaldi led the field to green in the Stock Lite final. The race saw the white #7 hitting his marks a majority of the race with lots of action behind him as the 6 kart field battled it out,  Trenton’s #17 Kyle Anderson had a good run and was able to lead for a couple of laps only to have Rinaldi charge back to the bottom and pick up the win. #17 Anderson was able to hold on for a 2nd, #3 Carter Rhodes who was involved in a hard wreck salvaged a 3rd place followed by #23 Cole Perry and #48 Chandler LeClair.

The action doesn’t stop at the Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub – come out and see a great night of racing for $6 next Thursday night July 4th, Racing starting at 6:45 pm.  Check out the points, results, and schedules at www.brightonspeedway.com