Race Report July 10th, 2011
Here we are at
the start of the dog-days of summer. Early July and
already we have three rain outs to make up. The schedule
has been updated on this web site so be sure to check
it out. Remember, next week we are running two races
with a 12:00 start. We will use the two-moto transfer
system for both races.
This week we wouldn’t have to battle the weather
but we were going against one of the NBL’s most
popular National events; South Park. None-the-less
140 riders and 40 motos is nothing to sneeze at so
we are very grateful to our supporters. The noticeable
difference this week was the size of the contingent
of riders from Massachusetts with 31 Bay-Staters in
Before we started five year old Ethan Hubbard was
honored as our rider of the week for his first ever
win at our last race on June 26th. He named Alex Hubbard
as his favorite rider.
It may be just me, but I’m not convinced that
running Main events in every class, as the NBL mandated
this year, is really the right thing to do. Example:
there were 34 different classes today and 22 of them
had the same winners in all three motos plus the main.
I’m kinda hoping that they go back to the old
way of determining Main Events next year. That was
mains only happen when there are more than 6 riders
in a class. We would have had only two mains under
the old rules. It does make a difference in points
for those chasing Regional and National points.
Anyway, in 41 & over expert and challenger combined,
Mike Sigrist and Fred Roy really pushed each other
hard all day. Mike Jasensky was also in the mix but
the advanced experience of the top two was the difference.
Sigrist was able to stay ahead of Fred all day but
it would have only taken one mistake which never happened.
Anthony DelVento was his usual dominate self as he
aced a perfect today edging out the efforts of Jay
Johnson and Cody Buck. Cody was second in all the
motos but had to settle for third in the 19-25 expert
Sky Domain has been our most dominant rider in the
10 expert class. That was true until Nate Caron showed
up today. Nate is an ABA rider who all can now race
in either sanction due to the creation of our new
sanctioning body USABMX. Nate was awesome and showed
us why he earned his District #1 ranking. After finishing
second in the first two rounds to Sky, he came back
and won the third plus the Main event. Sky was second
and Jagur Layman was third.
The 7 expert / 7 challenger class saw the two experts
in a classic battle. Brad Wholers was the winner f
everything while Derek Fantano was second. The only
challenger was Kyle Kuehn who made a good showing
and finished third.
Jayna Roy got it done in the very combined class of
15 experet girl, 17-19 challenger women, 41 &
over challenger women. Marcia Caron was second with
Kailey MacDonald third. Kailey was here all the way
from New Hampshire.
Nicole Asselin and Carlie Arnold were the only two
competitors in the 14 challenger girls class. Nicole
was the winner.
Alexus Doty celebrated her birthday with a nice win
in the 12-13 challenger girls class. She kept Laren
Asselin and Aimee Funk behind her.
Kyle Milton was pressured all day by Chloe Arnold
in the 10-11 challenger / 11 expert girls class. Kyly
held her off again this week. Lainie Stroh was third.
Another perfect score this week from Ashley Asselin
in the 8-9 challenger girls grouping. Ashley Jasensky
was second while Gianna Spina had a much better day
this week and finished third.
Genevieve Asselin was perfect through her motos and
also the main event . Azrra Milton was second in the
5-7 challenger girls class today. (Finish report is
in error and original has been corrected)
15 Expert / 15 challenger races was pretty good today.
WYLA inc.’s Alex Hubbard was our Main winner
but a great effort by George’s Music Center’s
Chris Pfeffer would ruin his perfect. It was second
in the main for Chris while Mike Castle was finishing
In 15 challenger action Josh Santiago owned the motos
as he won every round. The Main event however, belonged
to David Lamb. Darren Zimmerman hung tough all day
but settled for third.
Wes Reel made it look easy as he scored a perfect
in the 14 challenger class. Nick Hanchett was in the
right place at the right time and finished second
in the main while the third spot went to Jon Latourelle.
In 12 expert / 13 challenger action it was Aggro’s
Jack Pagano again showing some serious racing skills
as he outran the comp all day. Connor Arnold was a
close second with Josh Caron, in his first appearance
here at Foothills finishing third.
A big class in the 11 expert / 12 challenger class
with 8 riders strong going at it. Jacob Oliver was
perfect in his group of motos while Isabella Sanchez
was doing the same in her grouping. It seemed to be
show-down time in the 8 rider main event between those
two. Bella would beat the 7 boys she was racing and
win the main but now Tajah Cozzaglio would whisper
across the finish line in front of Oliver for the
A full gate of 6 riders was the feature in the 11
challenger class today. Steve Hull, Josh Alstede and
Brandon Galeski (Home Town Pizza) were three different
winners in the motos. At Main event time it would
be totally up for grabs who would go home with the
first place trophy. It ended up going to Hull with
Alstede second but Joey Neale stepped it up for a
Vermont’s Austin Martinka nailed down the win
in the 10 challenger / 9 expert class. Alex Kuehn
had won all of his motos but could only muster up
a third in the main behind Martinka and Landon Pease.
Fin Milton, Dustin Souza and Ethan Dauphinais was
the order in every round of 8 expert / 9 challenger
Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders) was the theme in the
next two groups. In 8 challenger is would be the Matt
Webb spinning his web of terror as he captured the
perfect score. Evan Kawalski was second while the
third spot went to Carter Stroh.
In 6 challenger, spider-mite Robbie Webb wrapped up
the competition like a cocoon as he won the main event.
Sam Degrange was a very close second with the third
spot earned by Garret Cooper.
Great action in 45 & over cruisers. Greg Fantano
won the first round while Tim Buck won the second.
In the third round it was Fantano again. Finally in
the main, Tim Buck was leading comfortably while he
exploded in a cloud of dust on the back straight.
Fantano would win the Main with Len Ferris second.
Buck was okay but for the other two riders…well..are
you ready? They both just passed the Buck!
Kevin Marchildon and Tom Kuehn had some good racing
going on in the 40-44 gang. Through the generosity
of Kuehn, Kevin would win the main.
Greg Slone made it look simple in the 25-29, 35-39
cruiser class as he was unbeatable. It would be a
good battle for the second spot between Chris McCarvill
and John Elllertson. McCarvill would earn that spot.
In 11-12 / 16 cruiser action it was Jason Chamis winning
all the motos only to finish second behind Bella Sanchez
in the main. Third went to Jacob Oliver.
Nate Caron, Landon Pease and Jagur Layman was the
main event order in the 9-10 cruiser class.
In 8 & under cruiser action Derek Fantano were
the only two riders registered and Derek had it all
his way today.
In 16 & over rookie racing Garrett Gracie continued
his dominance in this wild and wholly class with another
perfect day. Josh Thans hung onto second spot in front
of Cody Marchildon.
Nick Blais and Austin Andrews traded wins in the 14-15
rookie class but the main win went to Blais.
Pretty much the same type of deal in the 12-13 rookie
group between Matt Higtgs and Austin Andrews. Higgs
would be the top gun today.
Dakota Viel held off the strong charge from Mike Steinbacher
in 10 rookie action.
Jacob James won two of his three motos but had to
settle for a second in the 9 rookie main event. Andrew
Thompson stepped it up at the right time and won the
main. Third went to Alex McCarvill.
The 8 rookie class enjoyed a full gate of six riders
all day but the order was exactly the same in every
round. The top three were Victor Alves, Nick DelBone
and Ryan Hayes.
Emma Stroh continued her winning streak in the 7 rookie
class as she beat up on the boyts again. This time
the second spot went to Kyle Lyman with third going
to Ian Hayes.
The 6 rookie class also had full gates and James Macknight
captured the title with a big win in the main. Ty
Ellerson saved his best run for the main and he earned
a nice second place finish. The third spot went to
Ryan Robichaud in his first appearance at Foothills.
7 riders were registered in the 4 & under / 5
rookie class and, as usual, they were fun to watch.
Danny Calarco dominated all of his motos while Trevor
Cooper was doing the same in his. The Main saw the
predicted showdown between the two. Cooper, Calarco
and Jacob Macknight were the top three finishers.
Finally Jayna Roy was the fastest in 13-14 / 15-16
/ 45-49 female cruiser racing. Marcia Caron was second
with Carlie Arnold third.
Thanks everyone, remember, two races next week with
a 12:00 gate drop.
For a complete
listing of all of todays finishes