Week number 11
Week number 11 and the weather reports at dawn were
for scattered thunderstorms for “later in the
day”. We were all wondering if they could have
been a little more precise when forecasting “later
in the day”. Anyway it would prove to be a valid
forecast as the day wore on. 193 riders were in the
house for this single-point team race, plus another
11 in the Foothills Open Wheels challenge race making
the days total an impressive 204 riders.
Austin Cyr, 12 year old rookie from Harwinton was named
the Rider-Of-The-Week” for his efforts last week.
He claimed Mike Buonocore as his favorite rider.
The racing started off just fine with 49 motos and the
first round was run with no problems. Halfway through
the second round the rain started. By the time we got
to the last 10 motos they were run is a downpour. A
short pause and the rain stopped and a throng of volunteers
got the track back in shape in less then 5 minutes.
Because of the great drainage at Foothills we were able
to run all three rounds and even the 9 main events.
Main 101 was for the 14 rookie gang and Cody Dunn was
getting it done all day and he carried his success right
through the main event. James Norris and James Oslander
settled in for second and third. Demetri Savvidis would
win the 13 rookie main as Carlos Gonzalez and Sean Gamsjager
finished second and third. The 12 Rookie main saw the
reigning Rider-Of-The-Week Austin Cyr put to good work
his newly acquired skills learned at the BMX camp to
stay in front all day long. Rene Cooto finished second
and Tim Osborne was third. Ian Dickenson held off Josue
Camacho for the 10 rookie main win while Uncle Pat’s
Matt Bovat finished third.
In the 8 rookie main R.J. Miville continued his awesome
streak as he held off CMR’s Stephan Brittingham
and Pete Franolich.
The 7 rookie main was won by Devon Schoenberger with
Jeovanny Carrero third and the Dutchman Lawn and Garden
Design sponsored Sean Graveline finishing third. Congrats
to Sean on the birth of his new sister Danielle. The
5 & under rookie gang had another main this week
and Conor Guilford would lay claim to fame as he finished
just in from of the Tacticle Arms sponsored Zachary
Ferris. A solid third went to Griffin Kavanaugh.
The 35 – 39 Cruiser bunch saw Randy Bitinaitis
win it for The Cutting Edge as Garrick Yanosky could
not find a way around him. Cory Unger had a good view
as he finished third.
The “Open” race was hindered by a wet track
but it would be Pete Lorenzo holding off Allen Currier
and Steve Oldham for the win.
In classes not requiring main events to determine the
winners CMR’s Danielle Jolicoeur on her class
in honor of her mom’s birthday. Don Olson held
off Fred Roy in 30 & over while Kevin Clark won
25-29 for CMR.
Dan Buckner, riding for GHP captured the 17 –
24X win and Carl Norris had the same success in 16X
action. Dan Sears won the 17 & over rookie class.
The eye of the tiger was open wide as Dan Krouse won
2 of 3 motos for the overall 16 nov win. Caleb Dubourg
won the 4 rider 16 rookie class and the 15X group saw
Anthony Delvento Beating Paul Maher and Mike Campbell.
Josh Sanford and Logan Mitchell had their weekly battle
and again it was josh winning all three rounds. Logan
is right there and I think they have driven each other
to become better riders each week.
In 14-15 girls Jenn Martinsen beat Amy Block two of
three. Team Edge’s Kyle Strong held off Jeff Croshier
for the 14X win. In 13X-14N combined D.J. Scott put
on some unbelievable moves to win the class showing
that he is awesome when he wants to be. Kyle Block was
perfect in 12X action as was Ali Thimmish in 12-13 Girls.
Shawn McAuley, another CMR rider, won 2 of 3 motos for
the 11X-12N win and the 12 rookie class title went to
Dan Delisle, riding for Bikers Edge, had little problem
winning the 10X class. Nick Hull won the 11 Rookie class
with 2 of 3 moto wins. Amanda Wedge stayed in contention
for the Track title by keeping her unbeaten streak in
tact in 11 girls. Team Edge’s Chris Pannullo,
another rider who obviously benefited from the camp,
was battling Mike "Animal" Guerin hard in
10N-9X combined and just edged him out for the overall
win after they both traded moto wins in the first two
rounds. Jessica Maher rode her way to a undefeated day
in 10 girls. GHP's Chris Therriault mastered the 9 novice
class and Julionna Olson got the best of Emily Daigle
in 8-9 Girls. “Gonzo” Matt Guerin stayed
in front of Dave Moody, at least for 2 of 3 motos for
the 7-8 novice win.
Rob “Moose” Delamare, all the way from Providence
R.I., finally has mastered the big step-down and held
off the rest of the geritol gang in all three rounds.
Alyshe Olson finally has someone to race her own age
as Kyly Milton has joined the class. This day the more
experienced Alysha would prevail. Sky Elwood held off
Gunner Van Steenberg for the 6 & under novice class.
Jagur Layman was the fastest 6 yr old rookie today just
as Jason Chamis was the fastest 11-12 cruiser. Dan Delisle
won the 9-10 cruiser class. In 8 & under cruiser
racing the class belonged to Layman; both of them as
Jake and Jagur were the only two there.
Coming on Monday July
30th, there will be a Stile Industries clinic at the
track. There is a cost for this clinic but the benefits
are many as two BMX Pros including Justin Travis will
be on hand for two hours of instruction.