Max McDonald leads the field of Box Stock 2 racers down the front straightaway at the Kiwanis of Trenton Brighton Speedway Kart Klub on Thursday, July 28. (Photo-Carley Davis)
By: Clayton Johns/Brighton Speedway
July 29 2016
Brighton, Ontario – The Brighton Speedway Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub resumed action on Thursday night with 37 karts signed in for racing around the infield oval. It was a busy and action-packed night on a tacky and fast racetrack.
Rinaldi Completes Hat-Trick
Nathan Rinaldi won his third Junior Restricted division feature of the season in dominant fashion. Rinaldi started outside the front row for the 15-lap main event and led flag-to-flag in a caution free race. He crossed the finish line a half straightaway ahead of Kyle Anderson and Michaela Lough.
Junior Restricted Results (15 Laps): 1. 3 Nathan Rinaldi, 2. 17 Kyle Anderson, 3. 16m Michaela Lough, 4. 16 Jordan Burrows, 5. 23 Cole Perry, 6. 11 Cole McKeown.
Peterson Scores Junior Sportsman 2 Win
Emily Peterson engineered her top starting spot in to a commanding win Junior Sportsman 2 action. She led from the drop of the green until the checkered waved while Cole McKeown and Chandler Leclair rubbed fenders for the second position with McKeown taking the runner-up spot.
Junior Sportsman 2 Results (15 Laps): 1. 17e Emily Peterson, 2. 11 Cole McKeown, 3. 48 Ryan Greig, 4. 23k Kaitlyn O’Blenis, 5. 02 Holly Denard.
Down Claims Junior Sportsman 1 Victory
Carson Down started at the rear of the Junior Sportsman 1 field but the youngster from Trenton certainly didn’t finish there. Down drove past Keira Turner on lap five and engaged the cruise control button from there. At the finish, he led by a half lap over Turner and James Markland for his fourth win of the season.
Junior Sportsman 1 Results (15 Laps): 1. 55 Carson Down, 2. 92 Keira Turner, 3. 21 James Markland.
Shorts Earns Victory Lane Parking Spot
A hard fought Rookie 2 feature race resulted in Nathan Shorts stopping his No.20 kart in victory lane. The Codrington, Ont. driver started at the rear, but didn’t stay there long. Once he was out front, he built an insurmountable lead and claimed the victory over Ashton LeClair.
Rookie 2 Results (10 Laps): 1. 20 Nathan Shorts, 2. 76 Ashton Leclair, 3. 83 Koen O’Hara, 4. 22 Emma Terpstra.
Bowers Wins Rookie 1
Brooklyn Bowers started on the pole and never relinquished the top spot on the way to here second win of the season in Rookie 1 competition. It didn’t come easy, however, as Bowers had to protect the bottom lane from three-time winner Jace James in the closing laps and third-place runner Carson McKee
Rookie 1 Results (10 Laps): 1. 03 Brooklyn Bowers, 2. 99j Jace James, 3. 66 Carson McKee, 4. 48 Ryan Greig, 5. 60 Johnathan Davidson, 6. 74 Lexi Lucas.
McDoanald Takes Box Stock 2 Feature
Max McDonald took a smooth and steady approach from his pole starting position and used it to lead all 10 laps of the Box Stock 2. Cooper McKeown, Tyson Cooper and the rest of the field made it difficult on the Brighton youngster, but McDonald remained calm and cool on the way to his first win of the season.
Box Stock 2 Results (10 Laps): 1. 22 Max McDonald, 2. 9 Cooper McKeown, 3. 87jr Tyson Cooper, 4. 57 Jacob Down, 5. 71 Trevyn McCrillis.
Gabe Miller Steals Feature Win From His Brother
Gabe Miller only led one lap in the Box Stock 1 feature, but it was the most important one. Gabe took the lead from his brother Gordie off of turn four and stole the checkered flag, his fourth of the season. Coleson Gregory was glued right to the back bumper of the top two drivers and finished a very close third.
Box Stock 1 Points: 1. 51 Gabe Miller, 2. 15 Gordie Miller, 3. 1 Coleson Gregory, 4. 10 Chris Lough, 5. 89 Colby Ellis, 6. 5c Colton Lockridge.
Next Race – August 4
The Kiwanis of Trenton Kart Klub will take a one-week break before returning to action on Thursday, August 4 for the ninth race of the season. Visit www.brightonspeedway.ca/kartklub for a complete schedule of events.
Winners To Date
Box Stock 1: 4 – Gabe Miller (June 30, July 7, July 14, July 28); 2 – Colton Lockridge (June 9, June 16); 2 – Tyson Cooper (May 26; June 2);
Box Stock 2: 3 – Tyson Cooper (June 16, July 7, July 14); 2 – Jacob Down (May 26; June 2); 2 – Trevyn McCrillis (June 9, June 30); 1 – Max McDonald (July 28)
Rookie 1: 3 – Jace James (June 9, June 16, July 7); 2 – Ryan Greig (May 26, July 14); 2 – Brooklyn Bowers (June 2); 1 – Carson McKee (June 30, July 28)
Rookie 2: 3 – Emma Terpstra (June 2, June 16, July 14); 2 – Nathan Shorts (July 7, July 28); 1 – Koen O’Hara (May 26); 1 – Ashton LeClair (June 9); 1 – Carson Lemanis (June 30);
Jr. Sportsman 1: 4 – Carson Down (May 26, June 16, July 7, July 28); 2 – Cameron Bristown (June 2, July 14); 1 – James Markland (June 9); 1- Keira Turner (June 30)
Jr. Sportsman 2: 2 – Kaitlyn O’Blenis (May 26, June 30); 2 - Chandler Leclair (June 16, July 14); 2 – Emily Peterson (June 2, July 28); 1 – Holly Denard (June 9); 1 – Cole McKeown (July 7)
Jr. Restricted: 5 – Kyle Anderson (June 2, June 9, June 16, June 30, July 14); 3 – Nathan Rinaldi (May 26, July 7, July 28)
About Kiwanis Club of Trenton: The Kiwanis Club of Trenton was chartered on April 10, 1951. There are still three active charter members with over 61 years of service to their community. They are Ted Parker, Paul Tripp, and Wayne Simmons. The Kiwanis Club meets at 6:15 every Thursday at the Curling Club on King Street in Trenton. The Kiwanis Club of Trenton supports dozens of local projects, and has done so over the entirety of its 61 years. For more about the projects the Kiwanis Club of Trenton supports, visit www.trentonkiwanis.ca.
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