Race Report May 16th, 2010
So last week we
had Mother’s Day, a nearby National event and
very cold weather. This week we had no holiday or
National event to contend with and the weather was
absolutely perfect! With 222 riders and 55 motos this
regular race would nearly cause Foothills to split
at the seams.
In Opening Ceremonies 5 yr old Brady Valliere was
named the “Rider OF The Week” for the
May 9th race. He named Roberto Elizondo as his favorite
Included in the day’s rider count were 11 riders
in the 16 & over “Money Open”. Kyle
Strong, Josh Kinney and Gary Parsons would be eliminated
in the motos. The Main Event Lineup was Allen Currier,
Colby Benoit, Pete Balotti, Matt Markie, Felix Pagan,
Garrett Yanosky, Pete Lorenzo and Shaun O’Connor.
It was a rush to the first turn and as they carved
their way around, Shaun O’Connor would lead
the charge up the second straight. Currier was on
the outside with Lorenzo along side on the inside.
It was four wide back in the pack and Markie was bouncing
around like a ping-pong ball between Pagan and Yanosky.
Out of turn 2 Currier caught O’Connor and they
were side by side over the camel by the announcer’s
tower. Benoit was hanging tough in third with the
Pistol in fourth. Out of turn three they sped up the
back stretch and Benoit made his move on a surprised
Currier. Colby made the pass and as they crossed the
finish line it would be O’Connor, Benoit and
Currier going home with some hard earned cash.
Mike Sigrist would again be the top gun in 35-40 Ex
/ 41 & over nov class. Fred Roy enjoyed a solid
second while Scott Merenda was third.
In 26-34 expert action Felix “Flash” Pagan
aced a perfect while Gary Parsons, not racing in 8
years, came back to Foothills and finished second.
Don Hottes was third.
An influx of returning riders seemed to be the theme
all day as Jason Bush was in the house to compete
in the 19-25 ex and nov combined class. He would settle
for a second behind Jeremy Eickelberg (Aggro), also
returning after a long absence. Third went to Matt
The 17-18 ex (Chain-Gang) featured the hot riding
of Colby Benoit. He was unbeatable. William Barna
The 15 Ex class finished with the same order in all
three rounds. It was Jason Chamis, Stephen Kallas
and Roberto Elizondo 1-2-3.
In 14 Expert action Austin Cyr was really tearing
it up again this week. He won every moto. Danny Batista
was second and third went to Jashua Rivea was third.
George Norton was the only nov in the mix and he made
a good showing.
Five 13 experts and two 13 novices were combined together
and the order in the main event would be Danny Delisle
coming out on the top end with Ryan McCoy a close
second and Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s Auto Salvage)
The three 12 yr old Experts in the house would finish
with Casey Tanner again the fastest in the house.
Chris Therriault was second and third was Doug cable.
Angela Therriaul held off the other girls in the 15-16
girls class for the win. Carly Curtin was second and
Ashley Royer came back today and finished third.
Staying with the girls action Michaela Groves continued
her march through the weeks with another first place
finish. Katie Moody had to settle for second yet again
this week with third going to Autumn Classey.
Jen Cote’, Samantha Lumbra and Mchele Gamelin
was the order of finish in the 12 yr old girls class.
Alexus Doty and Laurissa Amaker finished 1-2 in 11
Kyly Milton and Chloe Bourgoin finished 1-2 in 10
In 9 yr old girls action Keely Michand and Lainie
Stroh (K & R Services) traded moto wins. The third
round, which is the tie-breaking round, looked like
it would go to Lainie. Lanie would explode in a cloud
of dust just 5 feet short of the finish line giving
the win to Keely.
Megan Fuchs, Gianna Spina and Rosie Brazie was the
order in 8 yr old girls.
With a full gate of 5-7 yr old girls vying for the
big trophy, Rileigh Valliere would be the overall
winner. Ashley Jasensky (X-Treme Marine) was a close
second with Azra Milton picking up third.
John Adamy held off Jimmy Ferris and Jon Daversa in
17-18 novice action.
Jason Kellogg worked hard for his win in the 15 nov
class. Tim Osborne and Alex Hubbard were 2nd and 3rd.
Dave Moody would be the only expert in the 11 ex /
12 nov class and as expected he would be perfect.
Robbie DesMarais (Bikers Edge) was second and the
third spot went to Trevor Fox (Wild Side Tattoo and
Only two 10 yr old experts were her so they were combined
with eight 11 yr old novices. In the main event Nick
Cote’ and Jake DesMarais would finish 1-2 kepping
the novices behind them. The first novice across the
stripe was Bryan Basile.
While a broken arm suffered in Virginia last week
would keep Lane Maher on the shelf for awhile, Sky
Domain had little trouble in the 9 ex-10 nov class.
Steven Hull (11 nov) was second and the third spot
went to John Maura (11 nov).
Jacob Bacis won the 8 ex – 9 nov class with
Luke Petosa second and Craig Lumbra third.
Jagur Layman held off Zach Ferris (Tactical Arms)
for the 8 novice win.
Landon Richard, as the only 6 yr old novice in the
house, had to be combined with four 7 yr old novices
and he managed a third place finish. First was Arefin
Milton with Derek Eisenbach second.
Joey Watley would pump his way past Lenny Ferris in
50 & over cruiser action. Lenny was about to beat
the next moto to the stripe.
Tom Johnson held off Rob DesMarais (Bikers Edge) in
40-44 action but what an impressive ride for Meredith
Lidstone with a competitive third place finish.
Greg Sloan, Tom Bacis and Greg Williams finished in
that order in 30-34 / 35-39 action.
Dan Delisle and Chris Pannullo (National Mail Service0
finished 1-2 in 13-14 cruiser action. Chris Pfeffer
(George’s Music Center) fell earlier in the
day and was just riding it out in third.
Casey Tanner beat R.J. Miville 11-12 cruiser.
Gina Layman, Jayna Roy, Chloe Arnold and Lisette Ortiz
(Ortiz Crew) was the order in girl-woman’s action.
Nick Cote’, Sky Domain and Dallas Tuttle finished
consistently 1-2-3 in 8 & under / 9-10 cruiser
With 90 Rookies in the facility there was plenty to
cheer about if you were behind the fence spectating.
Ted Faulis won the 17 & over Rookie comp with
David Foster and George Haydock behind him in that
Nate Basile looked like he was on his way to a perfect
until he wrecked in the third round of 15 rookie action.
He would have to settle for second behind Mike Castle.
The third spot went to John Orlando.
A main event would be required in 14 rookie action.
When the dust settled Dylan Vadney was perfect for
the day. Second was Dave Lamb while Tom Goclowski
Alejandro Robles was simply unbeatable in the 13 rookie
class even with a full gate full of riders. Second
overall was Jamie Lamb while the third place award
was earned by John McKay.
11 riders were in the 12 rookie class so after all
the motos were run Connor Arnold would make it two
weeks in a row as the champion. Justin Michaelman
was again second this week with third going to Mike
Matt Dillon and Nike bates traded moto wins in 11
rookie racing. The tie braking third round went to
Dillon. A nice third place finish went to Mike Schlesinger.
The 10 yr old rookie main went to Brandon Galeski
(Gold Seal Roofing) Dustin Petosa and William Guido
would finish 2nd and 3rd.
Garrett Fosbrook and Colin Riggs were each perfect
through the 9 yr old rookie motos. Thes two friends
would meet again this week in the main event. It was
a classic two-rider shoot out as Joe Petrino would
lead Riggs all the way around until they hit turn
five where Riggs made his move. Diving to the inside
he had the leg power to power his way across the finish
line and into the Novice ranking. FINALLY! Congrats
to Colin. Petrino was second and Fosbrook was third.
The biggest class of the day was the 8 yr old rookie
class where 13 riders were just goin for it. It would
take three rounds of motos plus two semis to determine
the 8 riders in the main event. Jonathan Todd was
the winner of this wild and crazy group. Second went
to Dan Osanitsch with third going to Dustin Sousa.
Another main was required in the 7 rookie class and
Matt (Spider-mite) Webb was weaving his way to another
victory. Torin Ellis was second and third was Ian
The last main of the day was the 5 & under rookie
main. Brady Valliere would show why he was the Rider
Of The Week as he won it again this week. Sam DeGRange
(Bertera Chrysler-Jeep) was second and Rob Web was
Don’t forget next week there is a Stampede Clinic
scheduled right after the race. $25 for two hours
of training from the guys at Stampede. All participants
will receive a tee shirt.
Thanks everyone, for another great week of racing.
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