Race Report August
Well it’s over and I had
to miss it. Tim McAuley did take some pictures and they
will be posted before the end of the week. 177 riders
with 43 motos is no joke and a fine turnout on the same
weekend as the NBL Grands in Louisville.
Mike Cohen did a great job filling my shoes with some
great announcing. Casey Navin got the rider of the week
award and I’ll get his picture next week.
Sorry I missed the return of Sally and Brian Mcinnis
but so glad to hear they still will race BMX from time
Sally won the 17 & over woman’s class by beating
Amber Kumiega two of three times. Christine Gryzbek
stayed in front of Amy Block in the 16 girls class.
Looks like three novices and three experts got combined
in the crazy 26-34 / 35-40 / 41 & over expert and
novice group. Mike Seigrist got the pure win with and
Brian McCinnis (JRA Cycles) second. The third place
finish belonged to New Yorks Mike Greco. In 17-18 /
19-35 expert action it would be the strange color helmeted
Justin Coelho grabbing the brass ring while Zak McCready
was second and Kory Buck third.
Mike Eaton won the 16 ex class afgter being combined
with 16 nov Colby Lake and 18 Nov Jeremey Bakunis.
Wow, 6 riders in 17 & over Rookie for a change.
The two usual guys, Brandon Miville and Dan Sears must
have had their hands full. The winner was Brandon Miville
with Joe Santiago second and Dan Sears third.
CJR’s Benny Ayala continued his dominance in 16
rookie with yet another win. Teamate Mike clark was
second while the third spot went to Ray Clark.
Josh Wedge got the best of Colby Benoit in two of the
three 15 ex motos for the over win. Anthony Reilly (Schweiger
Tile and Flooring) was third.
In 14x-15n D.J. Scott was the Top Gun. James Oslander
(Waterbury Tire and Auto) battled hard for the second
spot while third went to Jon Daversa.
Jim Ferris (Tactical Arms) is back and wasted no time
going back to his winning ways. He was the quickest
in 15 rookie action. Nick Landi was second and the third
went to Ben Steen.
Alek Smith won 15 rooki by beating A-Bone (Jer Royer)
and his team mate Dave Foster.
Zack Watkins success story contined with his “perfect”
in 14 rookie. The second position went to Alex Hubbard
while Trev Simmons was third.
In 13-14 girls it would see Angela Therriaults dominating
year at Foothills contied as she aced another “perfect”.
Ashley Theriault had a solid second while the third
spot went to Victoria Sunbury.
Kyle Block won every moto in 13 ex but I bet that the
“Animal” Zak Andringa, made him work for
it. Stephen Kalla was the third place finisher.
A Main event would be required to crown a champ in 13N
and the win was earned by Dan Miklovich. Second went
to Tim Osborne and the third spot went to Brett Wojkowski.
Devone Thomas, after upping his trial membership to
a full NBL membership celebrated with a 13R win. He
beat the second place finish of Mike Romanowski and
the third of New rider Casey Mccone. Casey is our 100th
new rider this year. Welcome aboard Casey!
Shawn McAuley finished his State’s tune-up with
a “perfect” in 12 ex. Ryan McCoy was second
and Chris Pfeffer (George’s Music Center) was
11X and 12N were combined and Gabe Cruz (12N) would
win the match. Nick Killmer (11X) was second and Jash
Rivera was third.
Nick Hull finished second in the third round but his
two earlier wins assured himself a spot in the winners
circle in the 12R class. Dylan Vadney was second and
Brett Bosek was third.
In 11-12 Girls racing Katie Moody continued her way
back from the Pottstown injury by winning the class.
Amanda Wedge settled for second and third went to Jess
Maher (T&M Builders).
Five riders in the 11 novice class resulted in Matt
Bovat (Uncle Pat) earning a hard fought win. Battling
hard also was second place finisher Tommy-Lee Busky
who actually won two motos but fell in the second round
to seal his fate. Third went to Ian Dickinson.
In 11R competition it was Wes Reel scoring wins in all
three rounds. The overall second place finish went to
Phil Miklovich and third went to Taylor Yurgalevicz
(Rich Carlson heating and Cooling).
Serious combining in 10X / 10N / 9X. Winning that mix
was Todd Maniscalchi with Dave moody second and Chris
The 10 rookie class must have been fun to watch as there
were 9 riders divided into two motos with 8 making the
transfer to the Main event. With moto wins going to
Pete Franolich, Brandon Wojtkowski, Chris Stewart, Jeff
Vadney and Austin Wagner, the sand bags must have been
flying everywhere in the Main event. The win went to
Mike Wasilonsky (Zeller Tire).
In 8X and 9X racing it would be Nick Cote’ holding
off Justin Boissonneault for the win with Justin Rivera
Jack Pagano, (who?) won the 9R class with Justin Fracasso
second and Kyle Johnston third.
Sky Domain was in peak form and easily won the 7X /
8N combined class. Austin Clinton was second with Owen
Giese (Bell Electric) third.
A Main event would be required in 8R and no sandbags
flying around in this one. Brandon Jasensky (Vectro
Custom Computers) got the job done. Dustin Petosa was
second and third went to William Guido.
Kyly Milton won the 5-7 / 8 girls clas kepping Katrina
Campbell in tow for the second with Katie Dingler third.
In 5 & Under novice and 7 nov racing it was Lane
Maher (Hartford County tattoo) our winner. Collin Penn
was second and Tom Gladstone was third.
Luke Petosa won the 7R class with a full gate of riders
competing. Zack Ferris (Tactical Arms) was second and
third went to Colin Riggs.
In the 6R group Casey Navin would show why he was chosen
Rider of the Week last week with his “perfect”
right through the Main event. Dustin Souza was second
and third went to Seth Norton.
Riley Tweedie won the 5 & under rug-rat division
while Derek Fantano was the second moto-mite with Max
Gustafson the third Ankle biter to cross the stripe.
Vermont’s Tim Buck won the 45-49 Cruiser division
as a fourth place finish keep Butch Feitel out of contention
he battled hard through the first two rounds. He would
be second with third going to Stu McCready.
In 35-39 Old Skull Garrick Yanosky stayed in front of
vacation returning Rob Desmarais and Erik Maher for
Alex Rivera beat Greg Sloan for the win in 30-34 Cruiser
while Angela Therriault would stay in front of Sally
McInnis (JRA Cycles) in 13-14 / 35-39.
Chris Therriault beat Nick Cote’ in 8 & Under
Sounds like it was a great way to end the season. Thanks
to all the fill in volunteers who stepped up while some
of us were away at the Grands. A lot of grands videos
are available for free viewing at www.go211.com
See you at the State Championship next week.