Kart Klub Race Report #3

The Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub had race night #3 on the season this past Thursday night at the Brighton Speedway.  Beautiful summer weather and a nicely packed clay oval ready for 48 registered karts to sling some dirt.

First up on the track, the youngest division at the speedway with competitors as young as 6 years old the Box Stock 1 class.  The Nayler Plumbing #7 of Tate Black and the Trenton Window and Glass #95 of Cole Robson led the way to the green flag.  The pair were able to hold the lead for the first corner but hard to the outside #19 Bentley Davidson overtook the lead down the backstraight.  It was all Davidson with his 2nd win on the season followed by Black, Robson, and #01 Blake Gregory in the 4th spot.

Rookie 1 rolled out onto the race surface next, #99 Ethan Dobb and #29 Colby Butcher paced the field for their 10 lap event.  Dobb did not waste any time when the green flag waved as he pulled from the front row to take the tight inside line.  The race saw many passes and great racing as the North Shore RV Park sponsored #99 machine went green to checkers picking up the win.  #51 Gabe Miller picked up a smooth 2nd place, #18 Elliot Stacey 3rd, Findley Mahoney 4th and Colby Butcher 5th.

Birthday Boy Gordie Miller and Jacob Down rounded the 4th corner to green in the Junior Sportsman 1 class.  Miller got the bite down the front straight as points leader Trevyn McCrillis and Cooper McKeown followed through on the low line under the #57 of Down.  Miller was able to run off and pickup the birthday win while the karts behind him battled it out swapping spots. In the end it was Miller with the win, #71 McCrillis, #57 Down and #9 McKeown across the line.

Box Stock 2 fired up the methanol eating engines and headed off the grid.  KD Transmission sponsored #0 Kolton French and Wheel N Deal Buy & Sell #44 Tyler Green led the pack,  It was all #0 of French early as he set the pace and ran some smooth laps until a late race restart gave #31 of Brody Davidson the chance he was waiting for, French battled back hard and was able to keep the lead and pickup the win, Davidson 2nd, Bryce and Rhys Massey crossed 3rd and 4th after a great race and #44 Green 5th.

Picton’s #33 Caydie Lucas and Trenton’s #09 Gavin Quaterna paced the Rookie 2 division down the track to the opening flag, the lead was short lived as the pair were under attack from the inside and the outside as hard charging #22 Nolan Chatten and #89 Kolby Ellis fought their way to the 1 and 2 spots.  The Beaudrie Excavating #22 ran some very smooth laps until overtaking a lapped kart on lap 7 played havoc on his race with him spinning to the infield,  On the restart an ecstatic Kolby Ellis kept things under control and picked up the win followed by #09 Quaterna, #22 Chatten making it back to 3rd, #33 Lucas and #9 Charley Smith-Wilson.

8 Junior Sportsman 2 karts charged at stand in starter Mark Rinaldi’s green flag to start the Junior Sportsman 2 class. #35d Dylan Moore made the long Thursday night trek down the 401 and he was on a mission – the Can-Am Speedway regular took the lead and never looked back as he had multiple challenges from #9T Garren Taylor, #99 Cameron Bristow, and #55 Carson Down.  As the final flag fell it was Moore holding off Down, #01 Tyson Gregory, #21 James Markland and #92 Kiera Turner rounding the top 5.

Junior Restricted had 10 karts led by #44 Geoffrey Boates and the Patriots Excavating kart of Lexi Lucas.  Boates and #74 Lucas battled it out early until Lucas pulled to a 5 kart lead on the field running some very clean laps.  Action back in the pack saw lots of passing on the small oval with setup playing key in gaining positions.  To make the Moore Racing sweep on the night – #35b Brennan Moore made a move on the last lap for the win, #74 Lucas 2nd, #02 Holly Denard 3rd, #22 Emma Terpstra 4th and Napanee’s Kaitlyn O’Bleinis rounding the top 5.

Last up on a smoothly run evening of racing the Stock Lite class – Lambert Race Engines Koen O’Hara and CarQuest Trenton’s Chandler LeClair hit the go pedal first, it was Brighton’s #83 O’Hara to the lead early as they sorted out postions behind him.  Within a few laps #3 Carter Rhodes made a move to the inside and pulled into the 1st spot, followed through by #7 Anthony Rinaldi. One yellow flag gave competitors a chance to get by the Rhodes #3 but in the end it was Rhodes with the win, #7 Rinaldi 2nd, #17 Kyle Anderson 3rd followed by O’Hara and #48 Chandler LeClair.

This coming Thursday is an off week for the Kart Klub.  Join us July 18th at 6:45pm to see the stars of tomorrow on the little track.
Check out results, points and schedule at ww.brightonspeedway.com