July 29th, 2007
Week number 13
Week 13 and the question of the day would be the inevitable
thunderstorms predicted for later in the day. On Saturday
we had one of the hardest rainfalls this summer in the
early morning hours and it did more damage to the track
then any other rain this season. 7” deep ruts
covered the entire landing ramps on the first and second
jumps. A big earthquake type rut was in front of the
asphalt in turn two. Water puddles everywhere etc.
Arriving at the track at 7:15 this was gonna be a challenge
to get it ready by the 11:00 gate practice time. Finally
it was race ready at about 10:15 and now we could only
hope for the best as we could already see clouds building
to the west.
Binghamton NY would be hosting an NBL Regional event
today so the crowd had to be affected a bit coupled
with the oppressive humidity and gloomy weather reports.
At the close of registration there were 128 entries
and another 12 in the 16 & over open creating a
race featuring 140 riders split into 37 motos.
With the completion of practice only 20 minutes away
and the motos about to be posted the skies opened up.
For the next 20 minutes the rain fell heavily on the
already saturated track. When it finally subsided a
plea went out to the crowd assuring them that we appeared
to have a “window of opportunity” to get
in at least 2 rounds of motos if we could get a little
help in getting the track ready. At least 45 people
answered the call and by 1:35 we were ready to go as
dark clouds loomed in the southwest skies. This would
be a two moto race at best.
In the 16 & over open class the main event would
go to Allen Currier with Steve Oldham pushing him all
the way to the stripe and, in his first “open”
ever, Josh Sanford finished third. Billy Ripley and
Ty Johnson went down hard on the front straight but
both would ride off with little more damage then a few
The 5 & under gang had a main event and Conor Guilford
would hold off Tactical Arms sponsored Zack Ferris for
the win. Finishing third was last weeks ‘Rider
of the Week”; Connecticut Flooring’s Hunter
The 7 rookie class also had a main and Owen Giese won
his first race of the day by winning the main. Jacob
Shpur grabbed a second while the Dutchman Lawn and Garden
Design’s Sean Graveline went home with a third
The last class that had enough riders entered to cause
a main was the 8 rookie class. Pete Franolich enjoyed
a perfect day winning his motos and the main event.
Matt Batayte was second and Mike Heffernan third.
Jacob Koenig had a great day as he won the 6 rookie
class keeping Pat Brady behind him all day. R.J Miville
turned 9 today and moved up to 9 rookie class. He and
Larry Coderre would trade moto wins with the Pin Shop
Hobbies Coderre winning the ty breaking second moto
for the overall win.
In 10 rookie action Uncle Pat’s Matt Bovat inched
closer to the novice ranks with another win. Miles Buroker
earned a second place finish with Taylor Yurgalevicz
Gabe Cruz won the 11 rookie class with Nick Hull second
and Brandon Lamaire third.
Tim Osborne had no problem in 12 rookie with Kyle Sanford
second and new rider Steven Rodriquez third.
Demetri Savvidis won the 13 rookie class with Daryl
Schad and Travis Raymond second and third.
Brandon Jones kept Jose Garcia behind him for the 15
rookie win. The 16 and 17 rookies were grouped together
and Caleb Dubourg would be the champion this day. Jordan
Clark earned a second place finish.
In novice racing the 35 & over experts combined
with the 35 & over novs resulting in expert Garrick
Yanosky getting the win, novice Al Roy second and expert
Rob Bennett third.
In 25-29 nov it would be Kevin Clark the winner. In
16X-17-24 nov combined racing it would be 16 X Josh
Sanford holding off the field of novices. Jeremey Bakunis
was the first novice across the stripe
16 nov was combined with 15X and Video World’s
Paul Maher would show the novices how it’s done
with the win. Martin Brown was second and Dan Krouse
In 14 nov Joan’s Candy Cupboard sponsored Anthony
Reilly would be the winner with William Barna second.
11X and 12N were combined and Shawn McAuley easily won
it. The Weight Room’s Austin Vaillencourt was
second but the first novice across the stripe.
The 12X-13N gang saw Kyle Block capture the win. Ryan
Shores was the first novice in that mix to cross the
Combining was everywhere today and that included the
10X-11N class where Nick Killmer beat the two novices
in his grouping. Don Olson was the first novice and
George Norton V was next.
Riding out of the Fusco’s Auto Salvage stables,
Chris Pannullo was perfect in 10 novice racing with
Eagle Electric’s Troy Atchison second. Riding
under the Oxy Care sponsorship banner, Jonathan Zeiner
did the same in 9 nov. Finishing second was Kobe Covington.
The 6-8 novice class saw Dave moody winning the class
with Jake Des Marais second.
In the girls classes Angela Therriault would be the
winner in 12-13 yr olds. Amanda Wedge kept the streak
going for herself in 11 girls as she score yet another
perfect. The 10 yr old class went to Jessica Maher.
Julionna Olson won the 8-9 class by beating the fastly
improving Emily Daigle. Alysha Olson was the quickest
in 5-7 girls as she was able to keep Kyly Milton and
Catherine Buroker behind her.
A limited number of experts enjoyed pure expert classes
and in the 17-24 brackets Kory Buck beat Billy Ripley
for the win. Astor Chemical’s Todd Snow was third.
Jeff Croshier won the 14 ex combined class with Josh
Wedge in second.
Finishing up with the Cruiser results, Dan Krouse would
keep part-timer Jay Francis in tow for the win in 45-49
action. The 30-34 / 35-39 class win went to Don Olson
with Erik Maher in hot pursuit. Cody Buck would hold
off George’s Music Center sponsored Chris Pfeffer
for the 11-12 / 17-24 cruiser win.
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.