Race Report August 6th
Week number 13 and 14
As the end of the season is now is sight, races number
13 and 14 were held today with near perfect mid summer
weather. Before we started both Ryan Shores, who earned
his novice ranking and Ralph Tarzia Jr. were named the
riders of the week from last weeks two race competition.
With some new people undergoing training in the registration
building we did start 10 minutes late but once the racing
got going, no one seemed to mind. The first race featured
187 riders split into 48 motos.
In the cruiser classes Zach Pirelli was the dominant
rider in the 9 & under. In 16-17 only two riders
were racing but the action was fun to watch as Todd
Snow and Zak McCready traded wins in the first two motos.
The third moto (tie-breaker) went to Todd. Erik Maher
was finally able to experience the thrill of racing
after breaking his ankle in practice on opening day.
He would make up for lost time by winning the 30-34,
35-39 division. JRA Cycles Brian Mcinnis easily won
the 40-44 class while New York’s John McDowell
did the same in 45-49. Allison Thomas, in her V-Force
racing uniform, won the 14-17, 30-39 class.
The Girls classes were a little sparse in participation
but those who were there were real hot-rods. Mackenzie
Atchison topped Alysha Olson in 6-7 action. In 8-9 girls
it would be Julionna Olson winning two of three while
Gary’s Hilltop Auto sponsored Joceline Levesque
was perfect in 10-11 girls. The 12-13 class went to
Peak Performance’s Heather Brouillard. In 14-15,
16 & over SE’s Christy Kestler had to work
for the win as Danielle Jolicoeur gave her all she could
In the boys classes 6 riders would race in the 5,6 and
7 novice combined class. Ryan Christopher won it while
Justin Boisonneault was the fastest 6 yr old and Sky
Elwood was the only 5 yr old. It has to be frustrating
for both Justin and Skylar as there simply is no one
their age with the same skill level……yet.
8-9 novice, 8 expert combined went to the only expert
in the gang, Todd Maniscalchi. The good news is that
all other riders receive expert points. The same type
of deal happened in 9ex, 10 nov combined as 9 yr old
expert Dan Delisle, as the only expert won. It’s
important to understand that whenever a lower proficiency
rider is combined with a higher proficiency rider, he
will receive points as awarded in the higher proficiency
class. Hence novice riders normally receive 50 points
for a first place finish, 45 for second 40 for third
etc., they receive 60 for a first, 55 for second , 50
for third etc. in an expert combined class.
ex and nov combined it was Josh Thimmish coming out
on top. Kyle Block was perfect in 11 ex and although
Zack Pirulli was perfect through the motos in 12 ex
and nov combined, it would be Jason Chamis winning the
main event. D.J. Hall Roofing’s Mike Borla won
the 13 novice class and white-shirted Logan Mitchell
put his Ct#1 machine in the winners circle in 13-14
ex and nov combined. In 14-15 ex and nov combined it
was the two experts, Mike Eaton and Colby Brouillard
trading wins with Colby earning the overall win. Max
Egdorf and Andrew Christopher enjoyed wins in 15 ex
but Max would be the overall winner. Four experts and
two novices were combined in the 16 yr old grouping
and Ryan Cebollero emerged as the overall winner. 17
ex Zak McCready, combined with two novices won that
class. Cliff Richards, who we only see on a limited
basis, won the 18 novice class. 18-21, 22-29 combined
racing saw Derrick McCormack being the winner. Brian
Mcinnis won the 35 & over combined class.
A good number of rookies were on hand and, in the 5
& under class, Lane Maher would keep the Maher sweep
alive as both he and his dad were winners this day.
The 6 rookie class would see Colby Hickey again the
winner. Ralph Tarzia Jr. would show why he was selected
rider of the week as he came out on top in 7 rookie
action. Ten 8 year olds were vying for the top spot
with Jonathan Zeiner winning every moto he ran plus
the main event. Nick Painchud was the 9 rookie champ.
The 10 yr old class had four riders and three of them
won motos. When the dust settled Jordon Terrier would
be declared the winner with Mick Hull second and Mike
Valentine third. A main event would be required to determine
a winner in the 11 rookie class and Brett Wojkowski
would be the lucky rider who won it. Ethan Mercier won
the 12 rookie class. In 13 yr old action Robin Middlebrook
would have it all his way. ERA II’s Keith Brown
won the 14 rookie class and, in 15 rookie racing it
would be Kevin Mottai and Josh Sanford perfect in their
motos. At show-down time in the main, Kevin Mottai was
the champ. Jeremy Bakunis, under the sponsorship of
Winchester Modular Housing, would earn his 14th career
rookie win in the 16 yr old division. Finally, 18 yr
old Carl Norris won the 17 & over class.
20 minutes after race # 1, what we hope was the last
make-up race of the year was run as a two-moto system.
141 riders divided into 38 motos and there still was
some pretty impressive racing. Cruiser winners were
Josh Thimmish, Todd Snow, Brian Mcinnis, Stuart McCready
and Krystal Doner. One very scary moment happened in
the 45-49 class as Leader Butch Feitel came unclipped
going over the camel coming out of turn two. His ankle
would get jammed in the bike frame and down he went
directly in from of a hard charging Dan Krouse. Dan
would slam into Butch and fly over the handle bars.
After a few minutes, these two tough guys would pick
themselves up and hug each other in a great display
of sportsmanship and respect for each other as a racer.
The were both a little sore but okay.
Winners in the girls classes were Mackenzie Atchison,
Joceline Levesque, Heather Brouillard, and Christy Kestler.
In the boys classes featuring a lot of combining, winners
were Ryan Christopher, Todd Maniscalchi, Dan Delisle,
Shawn Mcauley, Tom McClure, Jacob Fish, Mike Borla,
Logan Mitchell, Mike Eaton, Andrew Christopher, Darrin
Merli, Zak McCready, Brian Mcinnis, Lane Maher, Owen
Giese, Ralph Tarzia, Kpbe Covington, Nick Hull, Dave
Norris, Ethan Mercier, Robin Middlebrook, Keith Brown,
Kevin Mottai and Jeremey Bakunis who, with this win,
earned his novice ranking.
The gate fell for the last time at 4:55 p.m. It was
a long day that flew by as fast as the riders did. See
you next week with a 1 hour later start. Registration
is from 11 – 1:30 with gate drop at 2:30.