Report May 2nd, 2010
The start of our 16th season
and a day without the threat of rain provided the venue
for a great day of racing. 36 license renewals and 22
new riders and the nice group of BMX hungry natives
made up the 51 motos filled with 195 riders.
The 16 & over Open race had
some of the East Coasts fastest riders entered. Matt
Markie was back with Allen Currier, Pete Balotti, Bill
Ripley, Vermont’s Cody Buck, New York’s
Dylan Perez, Massachusetts London Wilmont, Justin Markie,
Josh Kinney and Kyle Strong. During the motos the stifling
heat got the best of Dillon and he pulled out while
Kyle was eliminated in the round of motos. The 8 man
main was set and when the gate dropped they sped to
the first turn. Into the bowl they flew with Currier,
Markie and Wilmont running one-two-three. It was a traffic
jam behind them. Balotti, in fourth was riding the rim
while Ripley was diving to the inside. Buck came charging
in even lower than Ripley but the momentum was too great
for him to hold his line and he slammed into the side
door of Ripley taking them both down. Kinney, with no
where to go slammed into the pile of flesh and metal.
With the smell of burning rubber from Buck slamming
on his brakes hanging in the air, it would be Currier
by about 5 bike lengths at the stripe with Matt Markie
second and Boom-Boom Balotti rounding out the top three.
There was a mixed group in the
older expert classes. We had to combine the 26-34 with
35-40 and then through in a couple of 41& over novices.
Garrick Yanosky was the most consistent as he won everything
including the main event. London Wilmont finished second
and the third spot went to Mike Sigrist. Will Clinton,
one of the fastest guys in the 35-40 expert class went
over the handle bars on the third straight and re-injured
his shoulder. We wish him a speedy recovery.
With a number of riders entered
in the 19-25 expert class serving duel duty in the 16
& over money open, most decided to save themselves
for the dash-4-cash. Armando Curbelo would be the overall
William Barna showed some unexpected
speed as he won the 16 ex / 17-18 ex class. Jim Ferris,
a novice who got combined with this group looked strong
and finished second. Third overall went to Kyle Strong.
New York’s Jon Bohanski,
flying the ECP colors easily won the 15 expert class
as he kept Jason Chamis and Roberto Elizondo behind
him all day long.
Austin Cyr aced a perfect in
14 ex – 14 nov combined while George’s Music
Center sponsored Chris Pfeffer finished right on his
tail. Josh Santiago was third.
Dan Delisle won the 13 expert
class with a perfect. Fusco’s Auto Salvage’s
Chris Pannullo was a solid second and Zach O’Neil
rounded out the top three. Casey Tanner dominated the
12 Expert three rider class with Doug Cable and Chris
Therriault finishing second and third.
The 10 Expert class was hotter
then the days temperature was. Johnny Anton, in a rare
Foothills BMX appearance was impressive with two of
three moto wins. Justin Boissonneault and Nick Cote’
were second and third.
Three groups in one was the theme
in the 15 – 16 – 17 & over girls class.
Angela Therriault, Nicole Milton and Jasmine Mendelas
finished 1-2-3 but all were given first place trophys.
Jayna Roy beat Autumn Classy
in the 14 yr old girls class. Michaela Groves held off
defending Track Champion Katie Moody in the 13 girls
Jen Cote’ edged Michele
Gamelin in the 12 girls class and Alexus Doty did the
same to Laurissa Amaker in the 11 girls class.
Nicole Bitinaitis and Kyly Milton
traded wins in the 10 girls grouping but Nicole’s
two of three moto wins proved enough for the overall.
Kyly was second and Chloe Arnold was third.
Keely Michand and Ashley Thompson
finished 1-2 in the 9 girls class.
Dixie D’amelo, in a rare
Foothills appearance got it done in the 8 yr old girls
class as she sped away from Rosie Brazie and Gianna
Spina, both of which are brand new riders.
Hope Maher, with a full gate
of 5-7 girls and sporting a newly painted helmet, won
every moto for the overall win. Rileigh Valliere was
second and a hard charging Ashley Jasensky was third.
IN 15 novice action, Justin Thompson
had a very sore wrist from a skate park crash and it
really was bothering him on Sunday. With a third place
finish in the first round he crashed in the second but
xrays were negative and he will be back next Sunday.
Tim Osbourne won the class with Alex Hubbard second.
Drew Scheinost had that SE racing
machine cranked up and he was unbeatable in the 13 novice
class. Wes Reel and Matt Bovat could only see he backside
all day long as he was perfect.
David Moody was also perfect
in the 11 expert – 12 novice class. A perfect
second went to The Bikers Edge ride of Robbie DesMarais
and Trevor Fox (The Wild Side Tattoo and Body Piercing)
RJ Miville worked hard today
and it paid off as he finished first all three rounds
in the 11 novice class. Bryan Basile was second with
Scotty Thomson hanging tough for third.
Only two 9 yr old experts were
in the house so they got combined with three 10 yr old
novices. Lane (Superfly) Maher aced the perfect with
the other 9 expert; Sky Domain second. The first 10
nov across the stripe was Steven Hull.
Lucas Petosa (Zero Tolerance) out rode Brandon Jasensky
(Vectro Network Computers) and Ed Lentz for the 9 novice
The 8 novice class featured wins
from Dave Reyes (D-Bomb) and Alex Kuehn. Kuehn would
make it two of three for the overall win while Reyes
held on for second just in front of the efforts of Zach
Ferris (Tactical Arms).
In 7 novice action Derek Eisenbach
got the best of local favorite Arefin Milton for the
win. Finny was second with Justin Falasco third.
The 5-6 novice class saw Derek
Fantano and Landon Richard each win motos but Derek
won two of them to capture todays title. Richard was
second and Kyle Kuehn snuck in for a third place finish.
In the always tiring to watch
50 & over cruiser class, Butch Feitel beat Joey
Watley and Lenny Ferris for the win. Ferris was first
to the oxygen bottle.
In the 40-44 / 45 – 49
cruiser class it was Bikers Edge’s Bobby DesMarais
beating up on the rest of the gang. But maybe the most
impressive ride was that of New Yorks Meredith Lidstone
as she finished second while both Mike Greco and Greg
Fantano suffered the fate of being beaten by a “Girl”.
Dan Delisle was perfect in his
11-12 / 13 – 14 cruiser motos as was Casey Tanner.
In the main event it was Casey Tanner who would lay
claim to fame with the win. Dan was second and third
was Zack O’Neil.
It looked like Nick Cote’
would have an easy time of it in the 9-10 cruiser class
after he won the first two rounds. A third place finish
in the third round would make it close but he had just
enough points for the overall win. Lane Maher was second
and Sky Domain was third.
In the Rookie classes 67 riders
were in the house. The 17 & over gang saw Dave Foster
eke out a win over Ted Faluse and George Haydock
In 15-16 action Mike castle made
his return to BMX Racing a good won as he held off Jerimiah
(A-Bone) Royer for the win.
In 14 rookie racing Dylan Vadney
topped Darren Zimmerman (David J Mahoney Painting) and
5 riders made up the 13 rookie
class and there were three different moto winners as
Josh Macomber, Alejandro Robles and Tristan Lowry all
enjoyed wins. Macomber would be declared the overall
winner on points with Jamie Lamb second and the third
spot went to Robles.
David Michaud, Jeff Vadney,
Taylor Yurgalevicz and Austin Andrews all won motos
in the 12 rookie class. When the dust settled in their
main event the top three were Yurgalevicz, Connor Arnold
In the 11 rookie class there
was no main but it was a full gate of action. Erik Dugan
was unbeatable. The second place trophy went to Nick
Bates and third went to “The Marshall” Matt
The 10 yr old class had a main
event with Brandon Galeski (Gold Seal Roofing) the winner.
Will Guido slid into the econd spot with the third spot
going to Ajay Francis.
9 riders were in the 9 rookie
class so another main would be required to determine
the winner. After winning only one moto Garrett Fosbrook
would hold off a hard charge from Colin Riggs for the
win. Third went to Wes Keeting.
The biggest class of the day
was the 8 yr old rookie class with 12 riders vying for
the glory. Casey Navin was perfect right through the
main event. Dustin Souza was second while Trey Albani
Torin Ellis was the fastest 7
yr old rookie today. Dan Osanitsch was second quickest
and third was Matt (Spider-Mite) Webb.
Danny DesMarais (Bikers Edge)
held off Lucas North for the 6 yr old rookie win.
Finally in 5 & under action
the main event win went to Brady Valliere with he Massachusetts
partner Sam DeGrange (Bertera Chrysler Jeep, Inc.) second
and third was Anthony Starr-Bennett.
Whew, that’s about how
it all happened. Week one now goes into the record books.
See you nex weekl on Mothers day, for week # 2.
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