Perrin Notches First Dirt Win While Many Claim Season Firsts at Brockville
By: Tim Baltz
Hot weather conditions provided for some hot racing this past Wednesday night on the kart track at Brockville, all 8 divisions provided great racing action and had the fans on the edge of their seat.
Rhylan Poole was the star of the show in the First Year Box Stock division as he took the lead from early race leader Max McBride on lap 4. Poole would survive 2 caution flags to score his 2nd win in a row and 3rd of the year over Malcome Banks, Max McBride and Carter Bingley.
The 2nd year Box Stock division saw Bryson Winters charge to the lead on lap 2 and set a torrid pace early on. Keegan Elliott had a hard hit into the turn 4 wall just past halfway bringing out the red. Elliott refused an ambulance ride and was able to climb back in and finish out the night. At the finish Bryson Winters was dominant taking his 3rd win in 5 starts in 2017 over Aiden Berry, Lachlan Anderson and Keegan Elliott
Blake Smith was looking to end all the hard luck that 2017 had brought his way as he took the early lead but had some company all race long as Max Petro and Grayson Reddick put the pressure on in the 15 lap event. With 5 to go Max Petro’s great night ended as he took a wild ride in the infield. Petro was unhurt but his kart was done for the day. At the finish Blake Smith survived a wild finish to score his first win of the year over Grayson Reddick and Dylan Moore.
In the Clone division not even a late yellow could stop Jordan Wood on this night. Wood held the lead all race long and survived a late caution to claim the win over a fast closing Trent Wallace at the checkers.
Brayden Comeau was the story of the day in the 15 lap Rookie 2 feature. After taking the lead early he held off an early charge from Tyler Stewart, then held off a hard charging Kalen Draper to march on to his first win of 2017 over Draper and Blayden Arquette.
Jayden Comeau won an eventful Jr. Restricted feature in a race where it looked like he was not even a factor until a late restart with 2 laps remaining. After experiencing problems early Jacob Herbison led to the green flag but Comeau was able to slip by heading into turn 1 and would not look back claiming his first 2017 win with early leader Tyler Stewart crossing 3rd.
Stock Light saw Xavier Perrin lead in the early going and would hold off several early race challenges from Evan Reynolds and Dylan Tinkler early on. On a restart Ethan Bressard was able to get by and looked well on his way to claiming his 2nd win of the year. Heading into turn 3 Perrin was able to slip back by and charge off turn 4 to claim his first ever karting win on dirt in 4 years of trying. Bressard settled for 2nd while Eric Castonguay would hold on for 3rd at the line.
Former Street Stock feature winner at Brockville Brett Horner was the dominant driver in the Stock Heavy event. A race that saw multiple caution flags for several multi-kart incidents. Horner was not to be denied as he led every lap to score his first win of the season over Ryan Roth and Randy Revelle who overcame early race struggles to complete the podium.
Box Stock (1st Year)
RHYLAN POOLE, Malcome Banks, Max McBride, Carter Bingley
Box Stock (2nd Year)
BRYSON WINTERS, Aiden Berry, Lachlan Anderson, Keegan Elliott
BLAKE SMITH, Grayson Reddick, Dylan Moore, Trey Lauzon, Barron Greer, Burke Davis, Max Petro
JORDAN WOOD, Trent Wallace
BRAYDEN COMEAU, Kalen Draper, Blayden Arquette, Landon Slinger, Carson Jakielaszek, Kyle Stewart, Brennan Moore
JAYDEN COMEAU, Jacob Herbison, Tyler Stewart, Mason Barkley, Noah Massey, Zack Renaud, Tyler Morin, Trent Wallace, (DNS) Branden Hudson
XAVIER PERRIN, Ethan Bressard, Eric Castonguay, Dylan Tinkler, Christopher, Pryor, Evan Reynolds
BRETT HORNER, Ryan Roth, Randy Revelle, Raymond David, Mark Greer, Jason Schomberg, Adam Bailey, Tim Bailey, Shawn Bolton, Mark Bailey, Brad Gipson, Philip Vanderlinden