2012 Award Winner
Wes was named this
years winner based on his dedication and all around
attitude towards BMX racing.
We first met Wes
in 2004 when he showed up on June 6th and signed up
to race. Wes had been to the track with his cousin,
former track champion Pete Lorenzo.
For the next few
years Wes only raced sporatically and didn't get enough
races in to qualify for a year end award. In 2008 he
raced much more often and was our top 11 year old rookie.
He also earned the "Rider-Of-The-Week" award
mid way through the season.
Wes in 2008
He moved up to the
Novice class in 2009 and onto the Expert ranks in 2012
with a self-upgrade.
He is currently
a sophmore at Housatonic Valley Regional High School
and lives in Lakeville.
He is unsure right
now what he will persue as a career path but says he
is close to making a decision on college aspirations.
He loves Dubstep
electronic dance music and has no favorite group.
He says "The
Love Guru" is his favorite movie.
He was asked what
his favorite moment in BMX was and he thought for a
moment and came up with his win at the 2008 Connecticut
State Championship Race, held right here at Foothills
When he was asked
which riders he would most love to beat, without hesitation
he replied "Chris Pannullo and Jake Pirulli".
It was clear that his answer was out of respect for
their skills and not due to any animosity towards them.
"If I could beat them it would put me at a higher
level" he said.
Wes said he would
like to race BMX as long as he can.
Wes has not participated
at the Regional or National level but, when asked what
his favorite track is outside of Connecticut, he responded
that "Egg Harbor is pretty nice".
Wes moved up the the Expert
class to become a better rider by racing stiffer competition.
With the battles that he and Chris Pannullo have put
on almost every Sunday, its very clear that his plan
has worked. It could be just a short time before he
finds himself in the lead at the finish line, with Pannullo
and Pirulli in tow, on any given Sunday.
15 YEAR OLD EXPERT