Race Report June 4th Race # 1
Bob Warnicke Scholarship Race
What a race day this has been. With heavy rains on
Friday and almost all day Saturday, the track was in
dire shape with ruts everywhere. The local weather services
estimated 5 inches of rain had fallen in 24 hours. With
some individuals arriving at the track as early as 6:30
a.m. out came the rakes, the shovels and even a quad
that would be used to roll the track. Between 8:00 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m. heavy drizzle would blanket the facility
causing some to wonder if this double-header event would
The whole morning was strange as, whenever the rider
count was checked, it always came back with a lower
then normal number. Yet, the parking lot was jammed!
Only minutes before the opening ceremonies got underway,
did we realize that the numbers being reported were
for the second race not the first race, which happened
to be our Bob Warnicke scholarship race. “Holy
big mistake batman!” the rider count was actually
258 riders with 62 motos. A wonderful turnout, which
will allow us to donate proudly to the scholarship fund
nearly $1300. Thanks you everyone. 5 yr old Skylar Elwood
was named the rider of the week for his efforts last
Even though it was an unusual 20 minute late start it
was some great action with riders from Ma. NY. RI. PA
joining the big group of CT riders.
In expert action Aggro Bikes Delaney Kavanaugh dominated
the 7 expert combined class. The two 8 yr old experts
were combined with the five 9 yr old novices and both
won motos as Evan Greco was perfect and Casey Tanner
won two of three. In the main event Tanner would edge
out Greco for the win. The same combining had to occur
in the 9 ex class as well with only 2 registering for
the race. They would get combined with the 10 novice
gang and finished 1 and 2 as Zac O’neil beat Dan
Delisle. Prudential Financial’s Nitro-Nick Perry
had the overall win in 10 ex even though Shawn Mcauley
won two of three. A forth in the first round would seal
Shawn's fate. In 11 expert competition Jay Patterson
showed the skills he uses every week In New Paltz New
York as he was perfect right through the Main. A great
story in 12 ex, 13 nov combined class as 12 ex D.J Scott
was top gun in the motos but lost the main to New Yorks
13 yr old novice Jeff Croshier. We don’t see him
much but when we do, Aggro Bike's Shaun O’Connor
sure dominates as he aced a perfect in 13 ex. The 14
ex winner was Mike Campbell. OFR’s Max Egdorf
held off the 15 ex gang and earned a hard fought win.
The mod-squad (16 ex) saw 10 riders vying for the win.
Local rider Pete Balotti, sponsored by The Plant Outlet
enjoyed the win. This was probably the only part of
the day he enjoyed as he wrecked his car earlier in
the day swerving to avoid a dog, he hit a parked car.
Good luck on that one. Mike Scolaro won 17 ex. Dan Buckner
ran away with the 18-21 expert title. Chris Giacomazzo
won the 22-29 expert class. Tom Johnson was tops in
35 & over action.
In 6-7 novice action, Colby Hickey was the overall winner.
Trevor Fox, sponsored by Napa Tools & Equipment,
was the first 8 yr old novice across the stripe as was
Julian Lewis in 9 Nov. George’s Music Center’s
Chris Pfeffer was the first 10 yr. old nov across the
stripe in his combined class. Rite Bike’s Ali
Thimmish was fastest in 11 novice action, much to the
dismay of the three boys that she beat. Alex Moura,
sponsored by the South end two guys pizza folks, easily
won 12 novice racing. Logan Mitchell won 14 novice.
The Eye-Of-The-Tiger was back in focus this week as
Daniel Krouse won the 14-15 novice class. Rich Nelson
was the top dog in 16 novice and Kevin Mathews won 17
novice. J.J. Wernicki, combined with the 18-21 yr old
experts was the first novice across the stripe in the
18 novice division. Shane McPherson, wrecking earlier
in the day and hurting his thumb pretty bad, still was
the first novice crossing the finish line in 22-29 combined
action. Dan Krouse was the fastest 35 & over novice.
In the girls classes Devin Aida Murphy won the 6-7 group.
Mel Cianciola won 8-9 girls while Emily Racenet won
12-13 action. Allie Couch was fastest in 14-15 racing
and finally, Christy Kestler won a very competitive
16 & Over girls class.
In Cruiser racing, Allison Thomas held off a fighting
Sarah Shatkyvich in 14-17, 18-29 combined cruiser racing.
Sally Mcinnis easily put her JRA cycle in the winners
circle in 30-39 ladies cruiser. Jay Patterson and ZacOo’Neil
traded wins in 9 & under 10-11 combined with Jay
getting the overall win. D.J. Scott was top gun in 12-13
action. In 16-17 it was Pete Balotti again coming out
on top. Donny Olson’s cruiser beat the mountain
bike of Walt Dunn. Randy Greco was the fastest of the
4 35-39 cruisers and John McDowell, wearing a Black
Sabbith shirt was unbeatable in 45-49 action.
Rookie winners were last weeks rider of the week 5yr
old Sky Elwwod, 6 yr old Justin Boissonneault, 7 yr
old Dave Moody, 8 yr old Aaron Laskos, 9 yr old Mike
Buonocore, 10 yr old Donny Olson, 11 yr old Stephen
Kallis, 12 yr old James Oslander, 13 yr old Jonathan
Daversa, 14 yr old Josh Sanford, 15 yr old Kevin Motai,
16 yr old Jeramey Bakunis, riding under the sponsorship
of Winchester Modular Housing and Neck Fedeli won 17
The Open was exciting with 14 riders registered. Most
notable was Allen Currier in his first race as a Single
A pro. In the main event, Pistol Pete Lorenzo was the
winner, Allen Currier second and Chris Keller third.
Thnaks to JRA Cycles for sponsoring the hole shot award
won by Steve Oldham if my memory has any credibility
left to it.