Week number 8
Week number 8 and there was no real threat of rain.
What a bonus! Couple that with the annual Bob Warnicke
Scholarship Race and throw in an Ultimate Warrior race
and you have a decent 193 riders in attendance. The
day started by naming 16 rookie Brandon Milville as
last week’s Rider-Of-The-Week for his efforts
on 6-17-07. Brandon said Pete Balotti was his favorite
rider. The track announcer talked briefly about Bob
Warnicke and then proudly announced that $875 would
be donated to the fund from the proceeds of this race.
We also signed on board three new riders bringing our
2007 total to 76.
This was stop number 3 on the Ultimate Warrior Pro-Am
Challenge series and 18 showed up for a piece of the
pie. After three rounds of motos and two semis the final
eight would read like a whose-who in local BMX. Max
Egdorf, Billy Ripley, Ty Johnson, Pete Lorenzo, Chris
Keller, Allen Currier, Harley Kelley and Steve Oldham.
After introductions it was time for the main event.
When the gate slammed down it was 8 wide down the front
chute. Into turn one Keller would bail it and slam hard
into the asphalt. Harley Kelley had the lead with the
Ripper in close pursuit. From that point on the changes
back in the pack were numerous with tremendous moves
put on in turn three. When the dust settled it would
be Kelley the winner, Ripley second and Oldham third.
Two guys thought it necessary to discuss some personal
matters in the parking lot and, let it be known, have
put the future of similar Pro-Am races in jeopardy.
In amateur racing action the on track stuff was just
In 17 & over girls it was Danielle Jolicoeur, Cassy
Scott and Allcia Reel finishing in that order all three
In 25 & over novice & expert combined it was
a main event that determined the winner. London Wilmont,
making his 2007 debut at Foothills one to remember by
winning the class, Kevin Clark would be the only novice
in the top three and New Jersey’s Rob Bennett
finishing third. Another class requiring a main event
was the 17 – 24 expert class. Dan Buckner would
lay claim to that title with Armando Curbello second
and Shawn Kennedy third. The 16X and 17-24N gang was
combined together and Carl Norris would be the winner
with Jeremey Bakunis finishing second. In 17 rookie
action Dave Norris was perfect keeping Dan Sears and
Tim Walsh Jr. behind him all three rounds.
In 15X / 16N racing Anthony Del Vento won all three
rounds. Brandon Milville and Pat Burbank traded wins
in the first two rounds of 16 rookie racing with Burbank
winning the tie-breaking third round for the overall
win. In 15 Novice action it was good to see Logan Mitchell
back at it this week but Josh Sanford would again be
the overall winner.
The 15R class only had two riders and it was Ray Watts
beating Brandon Jones. 14 and 15 yr old grils were combined
and 15 yr old Jenn Martinsen beat 14 yr old Amy Block.
The BMX Bad-Boys (14X), would see Video Worlds Paul
Maher winning every round. Kyle Strong sure made him
work for it as he keep the heat turned up in every race.
The 14 rookie gang saw Zach Puglisi get the best of
local James Oslander for the win.
The 13N class would see Brandon Stapinsky ace a perfect
and Carlos Gonzalez did the same in 13 rookie. Angela
Therriault captured the 12 / 23 grils win.
Classic racing was in the 12X class with Zack Andringa
beating the track champion Kyle Block two of three.
New York’s Jay Patterson was right in the mix.
The Weight Room’s Austin Vaillancourt made it
two of three moto wins in 11 / 12N action with The George’s
Music Center’s Chris Pfeffer settling for second.
Tim Osborne grabbed the win in 12 rookie.
11 yr old rookies saw three riders vying for the win
that eventually went to Mike Valentine. Amanda Wedge,
sponsored by A1 Self Storage, beat the Stich Painting
and Power Wash’s Jayna Roy in 11 yr old girls
The 10X hot-rods were in the house and Dan Delisle made
it two of three in front of Zack O’Neil for the
overall win. Zack has been focusing more on two wheelers
with motors as opposed to pedal-powered machines this
10N / 9 X combined racing saw Nick Killmer win his last
race ever as a novice. This was his 20th win and he
is now an expert. Nice going Nick! The 10 rookie class
would have a 5 rider shootout and Uncle Pat’s
Matt Bovat was the “Dominator” Wes Reel
settled for the second place trophy.
The 10 yr old girls clas had enough riders to force
the need for a main event. Jess Maher and Julionna Olson
were both perfect through their motos and the main event
showdown went to Maher.
The combining of the 8N and 9N class saw Oxy Cares Jonathan
Zeiner only winning one moto but, based on the finishes
of everyone else, he had enough for the first place
finish overall. Chris Therriault aced a perfect score
in 8N / 9N combined.
Robbie Des Marais held off The Pin Shop Hobbie’s
Larry Coderre for the 9 rookie win. RJ Milville kept
his streak alive by winning 8 rookie and Devin Murphy
won the 5-7 / 8 girls class.
In the 7 novice mix Justin Boissonnault stayed in front
and a hard crash was had by Tyler Coenraads. Tyler would
be okay. In 7 rookie racing Jake Des Marais would win
all his motos and the main event with Owen Giese second
and Shawn Graveline, salvaging a third on a day he’d
probably like to forget.
The 40-44 cruiser gang was stacked and John McDowell
came out on top with Pieter Coenraads keeping the heat
up and the return of Butch Feitel would see him finish
Erik maher was the top dog in 30-34 cruiser. Zack Pirulli
won the 13-14 / 17-24 cruiser class as Joe Prince joined
the class this week for the first time ever.
In 6 rookie action Luke McAdams won the main event with
harwinton’s Lane Maher second and Jacob Koenig
third. Another main event this week in 5 & under
racing with Hunter Zeiner, sponsored by CT Flooring
LLC put the other half of the Zeiner tandem in the winners
circle. By the way, Mom Mary-Ann Zeiner ran a marathon
this morning and also went home a winner. A nice Sunday
for this clan. The 12-12 cruiser class win went to the
Animal, Zack Andringa while Zack O’Neil captured
the win in 9-10 cruiser action.
It was a nice day of racing as we approach the half
way point in the season. Don’t forget the BMX
Camp next week and see you all on Sunday.