McKeown, Turner, Markland, Denard, Anderson, Burrows Win Night Six of Kart Klub

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON (July 23, 2015) – The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub hosted the sixth round of its 2015 season on Thursday, July 23 with 33 karts signed in for action on the tight confines of the infield oval.

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Cooper McKeown (No.9) started on the outside of the front row for the Box Stock 1 feature and wasted little time taking over the point. McKeown passed Colton Lockridge (No.5c) on the opening lap for the lead and never looked back. Brookyln Bowers (No.03) did her best to track down the race leader but was forced to settle for second ahead of Trevis McCrillis (No.71), Colton, Carson McKee (No.2) and Ryan Post (No.11R). Cooper and Brooklyn claimed the heat race wins.

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Jace James (No.99J) and James Marklan (No.21) were on the front row for the 10-lap feature event and the top two drivers ran that way until lap five. At the halfway point, Markland was able to slip past James and grab the lead in turn four. The Trenton, Ont. youngster went on to claim the victory. Ahead of Max McDonald (No.5), Jacob Down (No.57) and Jace. James Markland also won the qualifying heats.

Rookie 1

IMG_0859Keira Turner (No.92) claimed the pole for the Rookie 1 feature and never relinquished the top position on route to the victory. Carson Down (No.55) drove from his third starting position to battle Turner for the race lead. The two drivers were side-by-side for half of lap four, but Carson wasn’t able to make it stick in the top lane. Claire McDonald (No.17) fell just short of catching Carson for second, but successfully held off Lexi Lucas (No.74), Ashton LeClair (No.76), Carson Lemanis (No.C1), Cameron Bristow (No.99) and Nathan Shorts (No.20). Carson Down and Carson Lemanis scored heat race victories.

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Cole McKeown (No.11) and Holly Denard (No.02) rolled off on the front row and set the stage for a dramatic Rookie 2 feature. Cole led in the early going and opened a big lead, but Holly had her chisel out to chip away at the lead. With less than two to go, Holly took the bottom lane off of turn four to pass Cole for the point. She was able to lead the final two laps and claim the win over Cole, Emily Peterson (No.17e), Chandler LeClair (No.48), Kaitlyn O’Blenis (No.23k) and Emma Terpstra (No.22). Both Holly and Cole won qualifying heat races.

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The Junior Sportsman division also featured a thrilling battle. Kyle Anderson started on the pole for the 15-lap main event and never wavered out front of the field. Anderson was flawless, even on a lap 11 restart, holding off brothers Nathan Rinaldi (No.3) and Anthony Rinaldi (No.77) in the middle portion of the race. At the finish like, Anderson crossed ahead of Nathan, Cole Perry (No.23), Jordan Burrows (No.16) and Anthony. Anthony Rinaldi won the heat race.

Jr. Restricted

IMG_0886Brock Gregory (No.1) earned the pole for the 15-lap Junior Restricted feature event. Third-place starter Carrissa Burrows (No.33c) scored the point after sliding past both Brock and Nathan Rinaldi (No. 3) on the opening lap and never gave the lead back. A final restart on lap 11 gave Nathan his best shot at the lead, but Burrows was the class of the field on the evening to earn the victory over Nathan, Michaela Lough, and Brock.

Next Race – July 30

The Brighton Speedway Kart Klub will be back in action next Thursday on July 30 for week seven of the Kart Klub season.

Brighton Speedway’s 2015 season is proudly supported by the following corporate sponsors: ABC Taxi, Adecco, AeCON, Bay Marine, Belleville Bulls, Bellevue Fabricating Ltd., Benson Auto Parts, Bill’s Johns, Breeze 107.9, Brighton Automotive, Brighton Recycling, Campbellford Chrysler, Canadian National Autism Foundation, Coca-Cola, Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning, Cool 100, Deerhaven Farm and Garden, Dibbits Excavating, Electro Cables, Excel Tower Service, Extreme Rush Adventures, Gord’s Water, Greig Truck & Trailer, Humber Nurseries, Hotch’s Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Motorsport Designs, Investor’s Group, John’s Equipment, JJ Stewart Motors, Kellogg Belleville, Lange & Fetter Ford, Lucas Oil, McDougall Insurance and Financial, Monster Energy, Mystical Distributing, NOCO Fuels, OilGARD Anti-Rust, Owasco RV, Part Source, Quinte Septic, Rapid Rad, Rock 107, Rona Trenton, Sanderson Tire and Automotive, Small Engine Fuels, Star 93.3, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Town and Country Liquidation, TRS Communications, 95.5 Hits FM, UCB Radio Canada, Ultramar CST, Workman’s OK Tire, Vanderlaan Building Products. VanZuylen Tire, and VP Racing Fuels.

About Brighton Speedway: Brighton Speedway is a 1/3-mile clay stock car racing oval located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Brighton, Ont. The speedway hosts five weekly stock car divisions on Saturday nights from May to September. The weekly Pro Late Model division competes under RUSH Late Model Series sanctioning.

Brighton Speedway mailing address: 775 County Road 64, Brighton, ON, K0K 1H0.

Media Contact: Clayton Johns