Race Report August 13th
Week number 15
Race number 15 was held under perfect weather conditions Sunday with and pretty
nice rider count. 185 riders were on hand and were split
into 48 motos. One new rider joined the world of BMX
racing and we all welcome 8 yr old Jenny Fish to the
One family who was surprisingly absent was the Krouse
Guys. Later it was learned that Dan jr. had suffered
a crash at the National in Trumbull and spent some quality
hours in the Bridgeport hospital. Dan, whose 16th birthday
was Sunday, is okay but what a story. Click HERE
for details. Happy birthday Dan and glad your okay.
In pre-race opening ceremonies Owen Giese and Lane Maher
were honored as last weeks riders of the week.
Lets start with the 16 – 29 Open Wheels class
this week. 16 riders were on hand to race in the dash
for cash. The motos were uneventful but, as usual, that
was not the case in the main. The line up in the main
was impressive in itself. Oldham, Wernicki, Adamaitis,
Ripley, Currier, Lorenzo, Markie and Sundstrom. As the
gate dropped they were flying into turn # 1 when the
carnage happened. Sundstrom, Markie and Ripley all bailed
with Sundstrom again holding onto his fragile wrist.
As the action continued around the course Oldham was
in control right to the finish line. Pete Lorenzo finished
2nd and Brian Adamaitis finished an impressive 3rd.
Marc Sundstrom was feeling much better by the time we
all left the facility.
In expert racing The Dupras Liquor Mart sponsored Kevin
Clark would be the winner with Mike Jasensky a solid
second. In 18-21 action Matt Markie came out on top.
Hector (Speedy) Gonzalez won the 17ex, 18-21noc combined
class and, yes, he is a novice who earned some serious
expert points this day. In 16 ex comp it would be Merli
Automotives Darrin Merli continuing his dominance in
the Mod-Squad. 15 ex racing was a hot class and it took
the third round to serve as a tie breaker to determine
that Executive Glass sponsored Ryan Andrews was the
winner with OFR’s Jonathan Barna 2nd. Peak Performance’s
Colby Brouillard won 14 ex. D.J. Scott was again “Top-Gun”
in 12 ex. Kyle Block continued his quest marching through
the 11 ex class with a perfect. The defending State
champ in 10 ex, Shawn Mcauley, continues to look like
he will have that number 1 plate again next year as
he put another win in the record book. Dan Delisle had
it all his was as no other 9 ex was there. Dan easily
won the class after being combined with two 10 yr old
novices. Peak’s Todd Maniscalchi powered his way
through the 8-9 ex and nov combined class with a perfect
in the motos and a win in the main.
In girls racing Danielle Jolicoeur would beat Christy
Kestler 2 out of 3 on her home track in 16 & over.
New York’s Bethany Beckwith topped Amy Block in
14-15 action. In 12-13 Rite Bike’s Ali Thimmish
was the fastest but Heather Brouillard sure made her
work for it. Gary’s Hill Top Auto Repair sponsored
Joceline Levesque would stay in fron tof Amanda Wedge
in 10-11 action. Jessica Maher, riding for the Videoworld
Superstore was unbeatable in 8-9 girls racing.
In the Cruiser Class that features good looking riders
Sally Mcinnis put the JRA Cycles colors in the winners
circle in 30-40 ladies..
In the Cruiser Classes that feature not so pretty mugs
it would be Butch Feitel winning 45-49 with Dave Beckwith
giving him all the comp he could handle. Brian Mcinnis
was the champ today in 40-44 with Jason Zeiner winning
30-34,35-39 combined. Danny Delisle proved way too much
for Justin Hellwinkle in 9 & Under, 16-17 combined.
As usual there was a lot of combining in the novice
ranks but there still was some impressive racing. Ryan
Towle won 6-7 combined with Justin Boissonault finishing
a solid 2nd. Mike Gurin was the fastest 8 yr old and
Brett Wojtkowski the quickest 11 yr old. In 12 yr old
novice racing Ryan Shores was the best of those four
riders. D.J. Ha;;s Mike Borla won 13 nov. Marty Tartaglino
won the 15 novice group. The “Z-Man, Rob Zuffelato
won 16 nov.
Rookies were out in force and they may have been the
stars of the show. 7 riders in the 5 & under gang
resulted in Lane Maher and Jacob Konig finishing 1 and
2. Jacob Shpur made his first win a huge one as he won
the 6 rookie main event. Nick Bates won 7 rookie. Kobe
Covington was the star of the 8 rookie class. In 9-10
combined it was Mike Valentine the winner.
The 11 rookie
win went to David Norris, sponsored by Woodbury Supply.
12-13 rookie combined went to Miles Putnam who came
back big from a first round crash. Keith Brown, ERA
II sponsored rider won 14 rookie. Finally, for the last
time, Kevin Mottai won the 15 rookie class and earned
a trip to the novice ranks. Pat Burbank edged out Chris
Thomas for the win in 16 rookie and finally, Carl Norris
was the top dog in 17 & over.
Thanks to all the riders and the volunteers for making
this race a nice quiet but smoothly running event.