It was a huge
week last week with 222 riders in 55 motos. Was it
just a fluke was what we were all wondering. Again
this week there was no holiday, no National to contend
against and the weather forecast was decent. Well,
it was the same results with 215 riders registered
at race time. What a great start to a special season.
!2 yr old Connor
Arnold was named the rider of the week after his second
straight sweep of the 12 rookie class. He said Dan
Delsisle was his favorite rider.
The Money Open
this week was kinda small with only 6 riders vying
for the cash. The riders decided to run the three
rounds of motos and drop one rider for a 5 rider dash
for cash main event. As the gate droped it would be
Balotti hitting the first jump with the lead. He had
Lorenzo coming hard on the inside and Matt Markie
from the outside. As they came out of turn one, Lorenzo
had powered his way into the lead and drifted up to
ride the rim. Balotti was now on the inside but not
with the same momentum that Lorenzo had riding high.
Colby Benoit had gotten on the inside of Markie and
the stage was set for the drag race up the second
straight. No changes the rest of the way as the Pistol
built up a four bike length lead by the time they
reached the last turn. Balotti held off a determined
Benoit for the second spot by one bike length.
There were 10
other classes that had Main events besides the Money
Main 101 was the 19-25 / 26-34 / 35-40 Experts and
Mike Jasensky (41+ nov). As some of these guys were
also in the Open, only a few actually went for the
win. “The Hot One” Don Hottes was the
winner with Scotty Merenda second and third went to
Main 102 was the
10 yr old Girls class and it was cool to see a main
in any girl’s class. Mackenzie Atchison won
every moto plus the main as she was just too much
for anyone else to handle. The nice surprise was Chloe
Arnold, who had traded in the Cruiser bike for a 20”
and nailed a solid second in her first time out. Third
went to Chloe Bourgoin.
Main 103 was another
girls class. This time it was 5-7 yr olds going for
the gold. Releigh Valliere dominated the action and
was the main winner. Ashley Jasensky (X-Treme Marine)
was second while Chloe Lee nailed down a third.
Two 10 yr old
experts were combined with six11 novs in Main event
104. The two experts would finish 1-2 as Nick Cote’
and Justin Boissonneault beat the novices across the
stripe. The third spot went to Justin Rivera.
10 riders were
in the house in the 12 yr old Rookie class. Split
into two groups of 5 the top four in each group made
up the lineup in Main # 105. Aaron Kawalski nailed
the big win with Connor Arnold second and third went
to Mike Wasilonsky.
It was the same
thing in the 10 rookie class with two riders not making
the cut. The main went to Will Guido with Brandon
Galeski (Gold Seal Roofing) second and third going
to Dustin Petosa for Zero Tolerance.
It was even a bigger class for the 9 yr old Rookies
with two groups of six riders each racing for spots
in the main. The big win in main 107 went to Garrett
Fosbrook with Ethan Russell-Ward a close second and
Tanner Storz in hot pursuit for third.
Main 108, the
8 yr old rookie gang, featured a dominating Jon Todd
who simply won everything he ran. Settling into the
second spot was Dustin Souza while Jason Lee was third.
Main 107 was for
7 yr old rookies and they are always fun to watch.
Matt (Spider-mite) Webb came out on top. James Cox
was second after racking up some serious points winning
all his motos with third going to Torin Ellis.
The last Main
of the day was for the ankle-biters, the 5 & under
rookie class. These little rug-rats where tremendous.
Brady Valliere crashed in his third round but came
back to win the main. Sam DeGrange (Bertera Chrysler-Jeep)
was second and Robert Webb was third.
Moving into the
rest of the Rookie classes the 17 & over class
had a couple of riders in there that we haven’t
seen in a few years. Matt Delisle and Matt Bennett
made a return to the dirt. Bennett won his first moto
back but it was all downhill from there (no pun intended).
In the third round he was leading the pack into turn
two and his tire blew out. He went down and took the
entire moto with him. Everyone was okay and Matt instantly
remembered why you should wear gloves. Dave Foster
was the overall winner with Bennett second and Matt
Nate Basile was
perfect in the 15 yr old class holding off second
place finisher Mike Castle and third place finisher
A full gate (6
riders) of 14 year old rookies saw three different
moto winners. Dave Lamb, Kevin Ralvin and Dylan Vadney
all turned the dirty deed. Dylan was the overall winner
with Kevin second and third was Dave.
Two out of three moto wins was good enough to give
the overall 13 rookie title to Alejandro Robles. Brennan
Colli was second and he held off Brandon Huckins who
Matt Dillon, won the 11 rookie class but Nick Bates
made him work hard to do it. Nick was right on him
every moto and was second overall with third going
to Julien Roberge.
Only two 6 year
old rookies were here and Lucas North beat Mason Holderman
for the win.
The Novice group
had its usual combining with experts. At least its
important to know that the novs do earn expert points
when this happens. 14 ex-14 nov is an example as 2
novices, with no class of their own as it takes three
to make a class, were combined with 4 experts. Austin
Cyr (14Ex) was simply unbeatable and he won everything.
Second was Shawn McAuley (14Ex) and third was George
Norton (14nov) .
In 13 ex-13 nov
action Dan Delisle and Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s
Auto Salvage) traded moto wins the first two rounds.
The tie breaking third round went to Delisle. Third
for the day was Ian Dickinson.
In 9ex –
10 nov action Sky Domain was perfect. A perfect second
for Steve Hull and a perfect third for Jon Maura.
7 ex and 8 novs
were combined and Hunter Zeiner showed us he knows
how to pass. He aced a perfect winning all three rounds
as the only expert in the mix. Second went to novice
rider Jagur Layman and third was Zack Ferris (Tactical
Arms). Zack’s third round crash sealed his fate.
At least he was okay.
The only 6 yr
old expert, Derek Fantano was combined with three
7 novices. Finny Milton would come out on top with
Derek Eisenbach was second and third went to Fantano.
Derek Fantano had a tough day with a hard fall in
practice and again in the third round.
16 nov-17-18 nov
saw Jimmy Ferris earn the win. Jon Daversa second
with Angela Therriault a very close third.
15 nov Jason Kellogg
beat Tim Osborne and Alex Hubbard today. Alex would
just touch the gate after a bail in the first round.
action, the “D-Man (Dave Moody) won every round
with Neal Bachman, after blowing off racing last week,
managed a solid second with Trevor Fox (Wild Side
In 9 novice action
Luke McAdams won every moto in this class that featured
a full gate of racers. It was wild and wooly for the
second spot as there was plenty of changes going on
back in the back in every round. John Cox was second
even after a fifth place finish in the first round
and third overall went to Colin Riggs.
won the 6 yr old novice class with Kyle Kuehn and
Brad (Beemers) Wohlers in tow.
In expert action
Colby Benoit continued his impressive 2010 ride acing
a perfect in 17-18 action Kyle Storng was second and
the third spot was occupied by William Barna. John
Kelly, back after 6 years of racing motorcycles was
15 expert Jason Chamis beat Roberto Elizondo who finished
in front of Jason Palma. Stephen Kallas, wrecked hard
in the first round and would leave to have his knee
checked out. He is now wearing a knee brace but will
be racing soon as nothing was broken.
Casey Tanner would
need to put back to back moto wins in the second and
third rounds of 12 ex action to capture a win and
he did just that. Jake Pirulli who won the first round
really pushed Casey but had to settle for second.
Third was Dougy Cable.
In the Girls classes
Carly Curtin held off Autumn Classey and Ashley Royer
in 14-15 girls racing. A nice new bike was under Autumn.
again won the 13 girls class by beating Katie Moody
and Nicole Asselin. We heard that after the race Michaela
was doing wind sprints on her street and crashed hard.
She was taken to the hospital where it was discovered
she had suffered a concussion. We hope she recovers
beat Michele Gamelin in 12 girls action.
Alexus Doty did
the same to Lauren Asselin in 11 girls.
Lainie Stroh (K & R Services)
held off Keely Michand in 9 yr old girls.
first, Gianna Spina second and Ashley Lamont third
in the 8 yr old girls class.
Finally the Cruisers:
Nick Cote’ aced a perfect score in the 8 &
under division. Sky Domain was second and the third
spot was earned by Dallas Tuttle.
In 13-14 action
Dan Delisle, Chris Pannullo (National Mail Service)
and Chris Pfeffer (George’s Music Center) would
Jake Pirulli got
revenge on Casey Tanner for what Casey did in beating
him in the 20” class as Jake was the champ on
Crazy Class in
12 & under – 25-29 – 35-39 female
action with Gina Layman first, Heather Havens second
and Lisette Ortiz (Ortiz Crew) third. It was good
to see Heather here from New Jersey. It was her first
time ever at Foothills.
A terrible wreck
would over shadow some great racing in the 30-34 /
35-39 mens cruiser class where Curtis Jackson would
fall hard after complaining about his free wheel not
working right on his bike. Curtis bailed on the step-down
and broke his wrist. He was rushed to Hartford hospital
that evening for emergency surgery which went well.
More surgery is scheduled in the near future. Curtis,
please know we are thinking of you. Tommy Kuehn was
the winner in the class.
won the 40-44 cruiser class as she beat Greg Fantano.
Meredith was skying the double on the second straight
every time out.
The 50 & Over
cruisers saw Butch Feitel ruin Joey Watleys bid to
win at least one round with an awesome pass in turn
four. Butch was the overall winner with Joey second
and George Cox third.
it for another week. Next week it Memorial Day Weekend
with a National in Pottstown PA. Good luck to everyone
who is going. We shoule have a “normal”
crowd and see you then.
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