One could say racing is in the blood of the Benjamins, with the latest family members being a pair of brothers who continue to chew up the competition on the karting track.

Brothers Kaleb, 15, and Colby, 8, are experiencing success in the fast-paced sport of karting.

On his eighth birthday, July 2, Colby won his first race of the season in the Box Stock Division at Thundering Valley Raceway in St. Albans. Colby also has finished second in many other races this season.

Kaleb has won twice at Thundering Valley this season in the Senior Champ Animal Division, and also is racing at Richmond Karting Speedway.

Colby attends Edna Drinkwater School in Northport and Kaleb is a student at Belfast Area High School.

The Benjamins come from a racing family and are the sons of Joe and Bobbie Jo Benjamin of Belfast.

VillageSoup sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at