Race Report June
WEEK #6 - Race #1
Finally a beautiful day with
no threat of rain, at least for the early afternoon.
This was a Single Point Team
Race and a nice crowd was on hand with 204 riders in
class and another 9 in the Open Wheels class. The moto
count was 53.
In opening ceremonies, Erik Dugan
was named last week’s rider of the week and he
was presented with a nice trophy for his efforts in
the 10 yr old Rookie class.
So let’s start this week
with the Open Dash-For-Cash.
In the Main Billy Ripley, coming off his big wreck last
week, put on a impressive display of determination as
he took the lead early and held off a hard charging
Pete Lorenzo (2nd) and Pete Balotti (3rd) for the win.
In expert classes there were
43 riders and the action was fantastic. Garrick Yanosky
was perfect in the 35-40 ex and nov combined class.
Mike Jasensky (X-Treme Marine) was second but the first
Novice rider across the stripe and the third spot went
to Matt (Snooky) Holderman.
Ben Atchison (Stampede Clothing) aced a perfect score
in the 26-34 exert class holding off teammate Chris
Giacomazzo and Mike Greco.
^ riders were in the 19-25 expert group including Allison
Thomas. Dan Buckner was the winner, Zak McCready was
second and third went to Dan Bycenski.
In 17-18 expert racing Anthony Del Vento easily got
the job done keeping Josh Sanford (Midtown Auto Parts)
and Colby Lake (17-18 nov) behind him.
The fastest class of the day, at least the most exciting
was the “Mod-Squad” 16 expert. Pauly Maher
won every moto but Josh Wedge gave him all he could
handle and Colby Benoit was right in the mix as well.
The racing was shear excitement as the six rider pack
was really tight all the way around the 1200 foot course.
Those there would finish in the order mentioned.
In 15 Expert racing Zack Pirulli was the winner and
Sean Perkins was second riding as a novice. Third went
to Mason Johnson also a novice.
^ riders made up the 14 ex / 14 nov class and it would
be Austin Cyr eking out a win over Zach Andringa. Third
went to Jason Chamis. The first novice across the stripe
was Tim Osborne.
Shawn McAuley held off a hard charging Mike Iurato in
13 expert / 13 nov combined racing. Don Olson was third
but the first novice across the stripe.
Unreal racing in 12 experts as they were four Nationally
ranked riders in the 5 rider shootout. Three time national
champion Zac O’Neil was the eventual winner but
sure had to work for it. Dan Delisle was right behind
him as was Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s Auto Salvage).
Delisle would be second and Chris was third overall.
In 11 expert action, Todd Maniscalchi got the job done
in all three rounds with Casey Tanner second all three
rounds and Chris Therriault was third.
10 ex and 11 nov were combined and the D-Man, Dave Moody
was on fire. He had a perfect with Novice rider Robbie
DesMarais second and Expert rider Dan Gruber third.
In 10nov / 9 experts it was Nick Cote’ capturing
the win with Even Fuchs second and Pete Franolich (Vallaris
Martial Arts) third.
In 8ex / 9 nov racing Lane Maher (Hartford County Tattoo)
won two of three for the overall win while Sky Domain
had a solid second and finishing third overall was Jake
DesMarais. Jake was the first novice.
When the 32 novices were split up the results were:
Ian Dickinson winning the 12 nov group with Wes Reel
second and Russ Campbell third.
In 7-8 novice action Tommy Gladstone would win two of
three motos for the overall win. Collin Penn grabbed
one moto win but had to settle for second overall and
Jagur Laymen finished third.
In 5-6 Novice racing Hunter Zeiner would ace his 19th
Novice career win. Second went to Arefin Milton and
third was Jamie Corsillo. Derek Fantano, the only 5
yr old novice in CT. had a great effort.
The heat of Foothills BMX is its strong rookie program
and no less then 74 of them were in the house. That’s
a huge number by 2009 standards.
Jason Gladstone won the 17 & over class with Steve
16 yr old s Dave Foster and Benny Ayala really battled
al the way to the finish line each moto but Benny would
just edge him out each round.
Nick Landi held off Abid Hussein in 15 rookie action.
% riders vied for the 14 rookie title and it would go
to Roberto Elizondo with his three moto wins. Alex Hubbard
(Absolute Masonry and Home Improvement) was second with
Trevor Simmons third.
In 13 rookie a full gate full of riders resulted in
Brett Bosek (Worst number plate of the day) coming out
on top with Dylan Vadney second and the third place
award going to Josh Santiago.
Ken Grenier (Hogies Sweet Shop / Winsted Tire &
Auto) won the 12 Rookie mix as Josh Macomber was second
in all three rounds with Tristan Lowry third.
The first Rookie class with a main event would be the
11 rookie group. Mike Wasilonsky (Zeller Tire) won the
main with Taylor Nelson second and Jeff Vadney third.
Angelo Longi enjoyed two moto wins but could only manage
a 6th in the main.
The 10 yr old rookie main event would go to our reining
Rider-Of-Of-The-Week, Erik Dugan and he had to hold
off his favorite rider; Bryan Basile for the win. Bryan
was second and the third spot went to Scotty Thomson.
William Guido had a perfect day winning all his motos
plus the 9 yr old rookie main event. Brandon Galeski
(Gold Seal Roofing) was second and Ajay Francis was
The biggest class of the day was the 14 rider 8 yr old
rookie class. After the motos were run and the semis,
the main event win would go to Colin Riggs with an impressive
last turn pass on Lucas Petosa. Third went to Connor
Calarco. The weekly battles between Petosa and Riggs
have clearly made better riders out of both of them.
Casey Naven won everything that he ran including the
7 rookie main event. Chris Guido was second and a much
improved A. Preston Ross (FBI Plumbing) was third.
Riley Tweedie was the 6 yr old rookie winner with Ian
Fosbrook second and Justin Falasco third.
The last main event was the 5 & under class. Landon
Richard saved the best for last as the only thing he
won was the big one. The main event went to him. Brad
Wohlers, who was perfect in his motos settled for the
second place trophy while Kyle Kuehn, also perfect in
his motos was third.
In Cruiser racing Butch Feitel would win the 50 &
over race with Len Ferris finishing so far back he wouldnt
even win the next moto. 40-44 action was really hot
as Randy Bitinaitis held of Tom Johnson with a very
competitive Bobby DesMarais third.
Curtis Jackson won the 35-39 Cruiser main event Tom
Kuehn was second and Erik Maher was third.
Gina Layman Beat Jayna Roy and Marianne Sklarsky in
the mixed 13 & over girls/womens cruiser class.
Dan Delise held off Jake Pirulli for the 11-12 / 13-14
cruiser class. And Nick Cote’ won the 8 &
under 9-10 cruiser class with Alexander Kuehn in the
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