Race Report June 19th, 2011
Less than a year
ago, the son of one of or long time Foothills family
of volunteers succumbed to a terrible illness. Dan
Plaskett was only 35 when he passed. Dan had a long
association with Foothills from the onset 18 years
ago. He was part of the original presentation to the
City Council in 1993 when we were first granted permission
to bring BMX Racing to the Northwest corner. He was
part of the building process, an early racer and even
an announcer at the track. In later years he could
be seen there on most Sundays either in his wheelchair
or in his electric scooter. These were the last two
material things that this dreaded disease took from
On Sunday, we held the first Dan J. Plaskett memorial
race with all donations going to The United Leukodystrophy
Foundation in his memory.
The United Leukodystrophy Foundation is dedicated
to helping Children and adults who have Leukodystrophy
and assisting the family members, professionals and
support services that serve them. The ULF is committed
to the identification, treatment and cure of all leukodystrophies
through programs of education, advocacy, research
Dan’s father was asked
to name a regular racer who truly epitomizes what
BMX Racing is all about. Chris Pfeffer was named as
that rider and was presented with the Daniel J. Plaskett
The ceremonial balloon launch while Mindy Delisle
sang the National Anthem was a moving Experience and
there were many teary eyes in the crowd.
Emma Stroh and Trevor Cooper were named riders of
the week for our last two races and Emma claimed Don
Hottes as her favorite rider while Trevor Chose his
When racing got underway there
were 41 motos made up with 134 competitors racing
in near perfect late spring weather.
Mike Seigrist and Fred Roy really went at it handlebar
to handlebar in the 41 & over Expert class with
41 & over Challenger Mike Jasensky in tow. Seigrist
would ace the perfect with Roy a close second and
Jasensky finishing third.
In 15x-15Ch girls action Autumn Skye would claim the
top spot as she managed to keep Jayna Roy behind her
all day long.
In the three rider 11 Expert class Nick Cote’,
Justin Boissonneault and
Jon Moura would finish 1-2-3 in every round.
Fin Milton aced another perfect score with his clean
sweep of the 9-9 Ex / 10 CH class. Second went to
Jagur Layman and Ethan Dauphinais was third.
Kyly Milton and Chloe Arnold resumed their weekly
battle in the 11Ex / 11 Ch class with Kyly winning
MiChaela Groves topped Nicole Asselin in 14 Ch Girls
Hannah Blankquart was able to stay in front of Lainie
Stroh in the 10 Ch girls class.
Ashley Asselin and Ashley Jasensky went head to head
in the 8-9 Ch girls class with Asselin scoring today’s
Speaking of Asselins, Genevieve beat Azra Milton and
Chloe Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) in 5-7 girls
Whenever Anthony Delvento in in the house, its simply
bad news for the rest of the class. This 19 yr old
Expert has never ridden better and was unbeatable
in 17-25 Expert action. With some Challengers and
rookies thrown in the mix, the only other Expert ranked
rider was Jim Ferris who finished second. Third went
to 42 yr old William Scheinost.
In 15 Ex – 16 Ch action proverbial state Champion
Shawn McAuley was perfect with AlEx Hubbard (WYLA
Inc.) second and Chris Pfeffer (Georges Music Center)
So far all 13 motos had the same order of finish in
every moto including every main event. That was about
In the 14 Ex – 15Ch grouping, Dan Delisle return
to dominate all his motos. In the main event though
it would be Dave Lamb pulling off the upset win with
Delisle second and Darren Zimmerman third.
In 13 Ex – 14 Ch racing Wes Reel and Casey Tanner
would trade moto wins. In the unpredictable main event
it would be Wes the Champion but Drew SCheinost got
in front of Tanner to capture the second spot.
Connor Arnold dominated the 12 Ex -13 Ch class. He
was uncatchable. Jack Pagano enjoyed a solid second
with Dave moody earning a third.
With two groups of 12 Challengers in the house, it
would see Erik Dugan and Alexus Doty winning all their
motos. So in the multi-gender main event Erik Dugan
would save face and edge out Alexus for the win. Third
went to “The Marshall” Matt Dillon.
Also two groups of 10 Ex – 11 Ch were on board
with Dallas Tuttle and Sky Domain winning the motos.
In the Main event it would be Domain capturing the
win but Steve Hull and Ben Bachand would finish ahead
of Tuttle for second and third. Usually threatening
for a win, Home Town Pizza’s Brandon Galeski
was just touching the gate after hurting his knee
the week before.
In 10 Challenger action Colin Riggs put himself in
the winners circle with Ethan Russell-Ward second.
Garrett Fosbrook, after winning his three motos, could
only manage a third in the 7 rider main event.
In 7 Ex – 8 Ch racing Matt Webb and Landon Richard
traded moto wins. The showdown in the main would go
to Matt (Spider-Mite) Webb, Landon was second just
ahead of Derek Fantano.
The fear of Spiders continued in the next group with
Robbie (Spider-Mite) Webb making his first win of
the day the main event! Sam DeGrange was second while
the third spot went to Aman Egan (Lakeville Construction).
In the Cruiser divisions Isabell Sanchez kept her
incredible season going by beating Jayna Roy in the
12 & under / 15-16 Girls pairing.
William Scheinost went home will all first place points
in the two rider shootout with Greg Fantano in 40-44
/ 45-49 action.
Bridget Holland had it all her way in the three rider
40 & over Womans grouping. Denise Classey and
Gina Layman were just touching the gate due to previous
Greg Slone edged out Matt Theriault in 25-29 / 35
– 39 action. James Hayes was third.
Jason Chamis, Ian Dickinson and Drew Scheinost were
the top three in 13-14-15 Cruiser action.
Pete Franolich (Now with black hair) edged out Jake
Layman in winning the 12 Cruiser class.
In 9-11 action it was Nick Cote’ earning a “double”
today with this win coupled with his 20 inch win.
Second in this Cruiser class was Jon Maura with Jagur
In 8 & under Cruisers it was Derek Fantano earning
the win with Ryan Hayes in close pursuit for second
while Jorn Layman was third.
Liam Stone topped Chris Haas in 15-16 Rookie racing.
Matt Higgs and Austin Andrews split some moto wins
but the important main event went to Higgs. Austin
hung onto the second spot just ahead of Nate Godden.
Owen Davidson and Mike Steinbacher was the order in
In 9 Rookie action there were four riders vying for
the top sport. With Dom Nivolo and Giovani Torres
each winning a moto, the main event showdown would
go to Nivolo. Torres settled for second with the third
spot going to Ethan Wilke.
A full gate in the 8 Rookie class with 6 riders going
all out. Victor Alves looked like a shoe-in until
a tangle in the second round with Nick Delbone. Both
riders went down hard but would be okay. In the Main
event Alves would come back strong and win it. Nick
Delbone also with a strong second and Ryan Hayes was
In 7 Rookie action Emma Stroh, showing why she earned
Rider Of The Week honors as she again won everything.
Emma, perfect going into the main event, as was Rylan
Carlson, easily won the main. Rylan finished right
behind her with the third spot going to Ian Hayes.
Robert Newell III won all of his motos only to see
Anthony Starr-Bennett win the 6 yr old Rookie Main
In 4 & Under / 5 Rookie moto-mite action it was
Trevor Cooper the star again this week with another
winning day. Danny Calarco was second and Ian Asselin
Seven Fathers jumped on bikes for the annual Father’s
Day race. For the first time ever, not one of the
competitors put their bodies on the clay. Al Gombos
was an easy winner. Chris McCarvill was second, Paul
Blankquart third, Scott Andrews fourth, Chris Calarco
5th, Mike Asselin 6th and Wes Russell was 7th.
For a complete
listing of all of todays finishes