Race Report July 17th, 2011
Here we are in
the dog days of summer and the forecast today was
Hot hot and more hot. The way the day went, “hot”
was an understatement.
At the beginning of the day Victor Alves was named
our Rider_Of-The_Week for his efforts at last week’s
event. Vic named Allen Currier as his favorite rider.
We ran two races today employing the NBL’s two
moto transfer system for each race and the rider counts
were about average going by 2011 standards. With 135
riders and 38 motos in the first race and 11 riders
and 32 moto in the second race, the racing action
was pretty hot.
Starting off in the 17 & Over Expert Class (Actually
3 class in one) it would be Javery Hattat, in a rare
Foothills appearance, bring home the gold back to
Vermont. Ben Atchison and Don Hottes were second and
In the 15 Ex / 16 Challenger class, it would be Jay
Johnson and Shawn McAuley sharing moto wins. At the
Main Event showdown, Jay was able to hold off the
multi-time state champ and score an impressive win.
15 Challenger Alex Hubbard (WYLA Inc) would finish
Casey Tanner made it look easy in the 13 Expert class
as he aced wins in every round. Jon Zeiner, after
tiring himself out in practice, was second with Troy
Justin Boissonneault aced a perfect in the 11 Expert
group as he managed to keep Jon Moura and Mackenzie
Atchinson behind him in every round.
Kyly Milton and Chloe Arnold continue to be two racers
who really co at it hard every time out. This race
belonged to Kyly but Chloe is getting so close now.
Helen Elizondo would be third overall.
In a mixed bag that included 6 challenger and experts
plus a 7 yr old challenger saw Landon Richard finish
on top of the leaderboard. Robbie Webb was a close
second and the third spot went to Derek Fantano.
Hope Maher was back and she and Ashley Jasensky were
looking good in the 8 Ex – 8 Ch girls class.
Hope would look like she was racing every week as
she got the best of Ashley this day.
Alexus Doty held off Nicole Aselin in the 13-14 Challenger
Girls class and Lauren Asselin did the same to Hailee
Lemke in the 12 challenger girls class.
Speaking of Asselins, Ashley topped Lainie Stroh in
the 10 Challenger Girls class while sister Genevieve
beat Azra Milton and Leah Fox in the 5-7 bracket.
Leah Fox was making her first race ever and did a
A full gate was the feature in the 14 Ex / 15 Ch grouping.
With Ian Dickinson winning both the motos he seemed
like a shoe-in for the main event win. Drew Scheinost,
who was caught snoozing earlier in the day, kept the
pedal to the metal and hung on for the main event
upset win. Ian was second with Darren Zimmerman third.
If anyone is wondering why Chris Pannullo is just
riding out at the end of the pack, he is still recuperating
from a broken collarbone and just playing it safe.
Wes Reel held off Jon Latourelle in the 14 Challenger
main event. Jamie Lamb won the third spot.
Connor Arnold suffered a last place finish in round
one of 12 ex -13 Challenger action. He won the second
round and then dominated the main event keeping Erik
Dugan behind him in second. The third spot went to
Isabella Sanchez continues to amaze us all. This 12
yr old challenger had a full gate today and this girl
beat up on all the boys again by scoring a perfect.
Tajeh Cozzaglio was a close second while finishing
third in this humbling class was “The Marshall”,
Matt Dillion sporting his new Stampede racing colors.
The 10 Ex / 12 Challenger class featured some wild
racing and great passes. In the second round Sky Domain
came into turn one so hard it was amazing that he
was able to hold the line and pass Jagur Layman. I
got a great look at Jagur’s eyes and they were
as big as cocoanuts when Sky shot by. Sky went on
to win both motos and the main event. Steven Hull
was second while Jagur settled into third.
From the outhouse to the penthouse was the theme for
Zach Ferris in 9 Ex – 10 Challenger action.
He got last in the first round but came back to win
the second and the main. Alex Kuehn was second and
the third spot went to Ethan Russell-Ward. Colin Riggs
and Cole Hathaway each had a moto win in this class
but would not place in the top three main event finishers.
Hunter Zeiner beat Fin Milton both rounds of moto
yesterday but winning the battles does not always
give you the win in the war. The 8 Ex – 9 Challenger
main went to Milton with Zeiner second while Dustin
Souza was finishing third.
Matt Webb kept his winning streak intact with another
perfect score in the 8 Challenger group. Evan Kawalski
was a solid second with the third spot occupied by
Jay Francis (Old racer too) and Len Ferris (Too old
racer) finished 1-2 in the 50 & over Cruiser class.
Probably the class that featured the hardest racing
of the day was the 40-44 / 45-49 Cruiser division.
Dave McKnight and Tom Kuehn, two riders who have a
ton of racing experience, really went handlebar to
handlebar in all rounds. The Main was unbelievable
as Kuehn had the lead coming into turn two with the
door pretty well shut for any inside move. McKnight,
seeing a sliver of space dove into the inside as they
flew into the turn and all through the bowl they sped
with handlebars clicking together. Once McKnight stuck
that move through the turn he would not be denied
and held on for the main win. Tom was second with
Kevin Marchildon a distant third.
Matt Theriault beat Greg Slone in the motos for the
25-29 / 35-39 class but Slone would win the main.
Matt was second with new comer James Hayes third.
Jason Chamis and Drew Scheinost finished 1-2 in 15-16
Casey Tanner and Ian Dickinson were just having fun
in the 13-14 cruiser class. Tanner had a little more
fun as he won the main.
Bella Sanchez and Pete Franolich were the only two
in the 12 Cruiser class. Bella went unbeaten.
Jon Moura, Alex Kuehn and Brandon Jasensky would finish
1-2-3 in 9-11 cruiser racing. Kuehn did have the lead
a couple of times but seemed to forget how to keep
the inside line closed going into turns and Moura
got him a few times with an inside pass.
Derek Fantano aced a perfect in the 8 & Under
class with the second spot going to Kyle Kuehn while
Ryan Hayes grabbed position number three.
Cody Marchildon won the first round of 16 & over
Rookie action. Josh Thans won the second so would
it be a showdown in the main between these two? Yes
it would be but the showdown was for the second spot
as William Scheinost would put one in the record books
for the old guys. Cody was second.
In 14 Rookie action Chris Haas would have the forst
crash of the day as he went down hard in the first
turn in round one. Tyler Montgomery would win that
first round. The main was won by Haas with Mark Derouin
second and Monty finishing third.
Julien Roberge won the 12-13 Rookie class. Austin
Andrews, on his new ride, was second. Travis Welsh
Owen Davidson won everything there was to win in the
10-11 rookie class. A nice effort and second place
finish foe Mike Steinbacher with Ajay Francis finishing
Andrew Thompson and Ben Beaudoin would finish 1-2
in the 9 rookie class.
Victor Alves would show the skills that won him Rider-Of-The-Week
honors as he beat all the competitors in the 6 rider
8 rookie class.
Nick Delbone, enjoying some new found skills was second
with Nick Petrino sliding into the third slot.
In 7 rookie action Emma Stroh again was dominate as
she aced a perfect.Kyle Lyman edged out Ian Hayes
for the second spot.
Aiden Biello topped Anthony Starr-Bennett for the
6 rookie title. Addy Miller was third.
Denise Classy showed no mercy to Carlie Arnold and
she coasted to a first place finish in 13-14 / 40-44
The moto-mites (4 & Under – 5 Rookie) provided
some fun racing. Danny Calarco nailed down the win,
Ethan Hubbard second with third going to Ian Asselin.
Don’t forget we start at 2:30 next week
See you all then.
For a complete listing
of all of todays finishes