July 24, 2005 - Week 13
Weather wise it was a beautiful weekend for racing
and unfortunately, there was another National event
in the area, this time in New York for Regional racing.
Every time this happens, it certainly affects the attendance
for our Sunday program. Also there were at least 6 riders
who frequent our facility off to the World Championships
of BMX in Paris France, but, we still enjoyed 168 riders
and 46 motos.
For a summer day the weather could not have been nicer
with temps in the mid 80’s but low humidity.
It was another on time start as the gate dropped promptly
at 1:29 p.m. In Expert action Kyle Block managed a win
in 10 ex. Kyle Strong had to work to old off Freddy
Long and the Skyline Fence sponsored Josh Wedge in 12
ex. In 14 ex it was Jason Bush holding off Chris Sunbury
for the win. Tyler Johnson, sponsored by Santoro’s
Cleaners was the top 15 ex and Dan Bycinski enjoyed
the same results in 16 ex. Marc Sundstrom won 18-21
ex; Pete Lorenzo won 22-29 ex and Tom Johnson topped
the field in 35 & over ex.
Even Greco was the fastest 7 novice there today and
Shawn Mcauley was the quickest 9 NOV. In 10 year old
nov action Nate Martinson, even with a 4th in the second
round, had enough to win the 10 novice group. Brodie
Beliveau held off the pack in 12 nov while Roberto Alicia
edge the TSB sponsored Martin Tartaglino in 13 nov.
With the eye of the tiger look of determination, Dan
Krouse won the 14 novice class. The Quiet Zone sponsored
Aaron Testa won 15 nov.
The always large rookie contingent was on hand and
that is where the closest competition was. Starting
off with the ankle biters it was 4 yr old Dalton Belmonte
winning the 5 & under action. Tyler Bluestein edged
out Ty Sheely for the 6 yr old rookie win and Mike Guerin,
after being named the rider of the week from last week,
won 7 yr old rookie. In 8 yr old action there were enough
rider to force a main event. When the dust settled it
was Mike Buonocore capturing the win. Another main in
9 rookie action and Matt Mitchell was perfect through
his motos and the main. Bret Wojtkowski won the 10 rookie
class. Ryan Shores was perfect in 11 rookie while the
Schweiger Tile and Flooring sponsored Anthony Reilly
won the 12 year old rookie class. Charlie Buonocore
put his CT#5 machine in the winners circle in 13 rookie
comp. CJR’s Kamel Lauray won 14 rookie and the
15 rookie main event winner was Cory Longesglow who
edged a desperate Rob Zuffelatto. The “Green Machine”
Rob Edwards was top gun in 16 rookie. The New Britain
BMX Club’s Rafael Jimenez won the 17 & over
7 year old Juliana Olson beat Olivia Hodge in 6-7
girls. There was a main event in 10-11 girls action
and Tommy’s Bicycle Shop sponsored Gracen Hayes
was the winner in that impressive group of riders. Staats
Bicycles Allie Couch won the 12-13 girls class. Christy
Kestler, in her new SE Racing blue uniform won the 16
& over girls class.
A limited number of cruisers were here but the racing
was pretty intense. Peter Balotti traded moto wins with
SE’s Justin Layman with Peter wining the tie breaking
third round in 14-15 action. Don Olson beat the Lee
Storage/ Dupras Licquer mart sponsored Brian Dupras
in 22-29/30-34 cruiser racing. Randy Greco won 35-39;
CMR’s Ed Hayes won 40-44; and Joey Watley made
his 2005 debut and easily won 45-49/50 & over. In
10 and under girls cruiser competition it was Gracen
Hayes beating Amanda Wedge. Christy Kestler also doubled
by winning the 14-17 girls cruiser class and Sarah Shatkavich
held off Gina Layman in 18-29/30-39 action.
Only 9 riders were on hand for the 16-29 open class
but the main was exciting none-the-less. Massachusetts
Flavio Silvera got to the third jump first and won the
T/C Cycle hole shot award. By the time the first three
hit the finish line it was Silvera, Pete Lorenzo and
Marc Sundstrom in that order.
Only two weeks before the last Double Points race
and please get your registrations in early. This Friday
night, some of Stile Industries top riders will be at
Foothills for a clinic. Come on out and learn some skills
from the best. Registration starts at 5:30 with the
clinic at 6:00.