FALL CLASSIC SEES A GREAT DAY OF RACING TO CAP OFF THE SEASON
By Jim Bourdon
The weather was perfect as the Annual Fall Kart Classic got underway Saturday.
First up was Box Stock 1 and Brock Beattie jumped out to an early lead. He would lead the first two circuits before surrendering the lead to 2018 champion, Adrianna Winters. Winters opened up the lead and would go on to victory ahead of Beattie and Carter Bingley.
Box Stock Second Year was up next and Bryson Winters would lead from the start. A caution at lap six, involving Declin Slinger and Rhylan Poole would see Rhylan hit the wall in almost the same spot as he did weeks before. Fortunately Rhylan was able to continue and on the following restart, contact between Max McBride and Winters, would collect the entire field, sending Slinger airborne! the race woukd see caution once more, but Bryson Winters was too strong and would take the checkers ahead of Melcolm Banks and Declin Slinger.
Carson Jakielaszek would lead the Rookie 2 field from the drop of the green. Four cautions would slow the pace, with a new challenger to challenge Jakielaszek on each restart. At one point, Blayden Arquette would even make contact with the leader. But this was Jakielaszek’s day and he would go on to win fending off runner-up Max Petro and third place, Gord Miller.
The Junior Sportsman feature was a battle between handling and horsepower. Trevyn McCrillis would power to the lead on the opening lap. Colby Ellis work into the second spot and the race was on between the two. McCrillis had his hands full with the kart not working through the turns, while Ellis would take advantage of superior handling to challenge for the top spot lap after lap. in the end, McCrillis had the power and was able to hold off Ellis for the win, with Ethan Dobb finishing a close third.
In Junior Restricted Zach Renaud was the dominant driver, leading from the drop of the green. While the race would be slowed four times for caution, Renaud was the class of the field and able to cross the finish line first, ahead of Brennan Moore and Jacob Herbison.
Jordan Wood set the pace early in the Clone feature and had lots of company in the form of Eric Dinelle. The two were well matched and gave a great show. Dinelle would eventually take the lead on lap five. the two would continue to battle for the win throughout the race, with Dinelle holding off Wood ahead of Grayden Reddick.
in the 40 lap Stock Heavy feature, Dylan Crawford was the class of the field, leading from the green flag through the end of the first 20 laps, when there was a mandatory stop for refueling and adjustments. following the restart a multi-kart caution bunched the field up. Crawford was still on a rail and was able to hold off all challengers. He would finish fist ahead of Randy Revelle and Tim Bailey.
The lawn Tractor class would see Andrew Horner go away from the pole. He would battle with Ben Nurse early and eventually pull ahead and go on to win ahead of Ben Nurse and Wesley Pelkie
Box Stock 1
Box Stock 2
Trevyn Mc Crillis
Marco McCarthy (DNS)