Carnarvon's Jace Kempton has claimed the Brett Johnson Memorial for the first time following a high-octane weekend at the Nickol Bay Speedway. Fans converged on the Nickol Bay Speedway on Friday and Saturday night for the annual memorial held in Johnson’s memory. The club created the memorial in 2014 to celebrate life of the Kalgoorlie-born youngster, who visited the club in 2013 and rode in a two-seater street stock car. He died in October that year. The main race kicked off on Saturday evening with 21 entrants rolling up to the start line and Jake Hoath starting from pole followed by Kempton. Hoath and Kempton had been the top two performers across the weekend, both coming into night two tied on 100 points each, while Paul Bowman and Steve O’Dowd entered the night on 92 points. Hoath and Kempton battled for the lead lap after lap before a flat tyre in the dying moments of the race sent him down the order. Kempton moved into first place as Hoath fell behind the heated mid-pack battle between Stevie O'Dowd, Lenny Bates, Paul Bowman, Jack McAuley and Trent Claybrook. In the end Kempton crossed the line in first place, with O’Dowd taking out second and Claybrook jumping from sixth to third in the final corner. Kempton will now take his Holden Commodore to the tight confines of the Shark Bay Speedway this weekend for the 34th annual Far Western Championships.