Race Report May 19th, 2011
Day weekend with a huge National Event in nearby Pottstown
PA., and this equals one of the smallest races at
Foothills in a number of years. Only 88 riders in
27 motos made the day go by fast but did not detract
from the fun and excitement.
Just before race time it was Kraig Keissler who was
named rider of the week for his efforts at the Bob
Warnicke race. He named Anthony Bartello as his favorite
With racing over within two hours the actions was
fast and furious. Greg Slone, Scott Merenda and Fred
Roy made up the cast in 35 & over Experts. Slone
aced the first of many “Perfects” for
the day as he won all his motos and the Main Event.
Merenda and Roy ran second and third all day.
A mixed bag in the second moto with Don Hottes (26-34
Ex), Jim Ferris (17-18 Ex) and Steve Scibelli (26-34
CH) all combined together in one grouping. Ferris
won the first moto but Hottes would get the job done
the rest of the way. Scibelli would settle into the
14 yr old Challenger Girl Michaela Groves was perfect
in her grouping with 15 Expert Jayna Roy and 13 Challenger
Michele Gamelin. Michelle would take a digger in the
last turn during the third round of motos but appeared
to be okay.
Kyly Milton continued her dominance in her class identified
this day as 10 & 11 Challenger / 11 Expert Girls.
Kyly, as the only Expert won it with Lainie Stroh
edging out Chloe Arnold for the second spot in the
In 5-7 Challenger action Azra Milton topped the efforts
of Chloe Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) for the
perfect through the Main Event.
It was three riders in the 16 Challenger class with
Alex Hubbard easily showing the way. Second went to
Tyler Marshall, who showed us how fast they can be
in New Hampshire, with Mike castle finishing third.
In 14-15 Challenger action Wes Reel was on fire. No
one would come close to beating him but Darren Zimmerman
sure tried hard and was rewarded with a solid second.
The third spot went to another New Hampshire rider,
Connor Arnold took no prisoners in the 13 Challenger
class as he easily aced a perfect. Zeller Tire’s
Mike Wasilonsky was second with Austin King third.
Jon Moura, Nick Bates and Alex Gouthier would be the
finishing order in the 11 Ex-12 Ch class.
Sky Domain had it all his way in the 10 Ex / 11 Ch
class. After winning everything the second spot in
the Main went to Steve Hull with Brandon Galeski (Home
Town Pizza) third.
A full gate of six riders made up the 10 Ch / 10 Rookie
class. Colin Riggs would win the Main with Garrett
Fosbrook right on his rear wheel for second. Third
went to the great efforts of Steady Eddie Lentz.
In 8 Ex / 9 Ch action another nice lineup with 5 riders
strong was the mix. Finny Milton, as the only Expert
ranked rider earned the win. It was a great battle
for the second and third spots between Chris Guido
(Big Johnson Guitars) and Dustin Souza. Guido would
capture the second spot.
It was arachnophobia in the next two motos with the
Webb clan doing battle. Spider Mite Matt Webb was
solid and scored a “perfect” in the 8
Challenger class, holding off Carter Stroh and Ian
Robbie Webb, also known as Spider-Mite, would have
his problems in the 6 Challenger group as he was leading
the first round into turn three when he popped his
chain and had to walk across the finish line pushing
his bike. He came back in the next two rounds with
a second and a first. The Main Event however would
see Garret Cooper in the winners circle with Webb
second and Aman Egan (Lakeville Construction) third.
With only three of the older er….mature Cruisers
in the house, they were paired together to make up
a class best described as 45 & over. With a three
rider combined age of 156, this was truly the Geritol
gang. Fred Roy won it with Jay Francis second and
Leapin Len Ferris third (or possible first in the
next moto although it was close).
Jon Moura and Jayna Roy were actually a good matchup
in the 11 / 15 Cruiser class with Jon winning everything
but he definitely was pushed all the way around by
Sky Domain got the best of Evan Merenda in the 9-10
The 17 & over Rookie gang was pretty exciting
as Joe McKay would finish first, second and third
in the rounds of motos only to come back and win the
Garrett Gracie, after winning two rounds of motos
had to settle for second in the Main with Travis Jiminez
After trading 16 yr old rookie wins in the motos,
Cody Marchildon would edge out Josh Thans for the
Main Event win.
Chris Hans topped Evan Benis in the 14-15 Rookie class
and Travis Welsh did the same to Shana Frazier in
the 13 Rookie class. Shana would wreck in turn four
the last round but was okay.
In 12 Rookie actions Julien Roberge was perfect with
Matt Higgs and Zach McNally in tow through the Main
The 9 Rookie win went to Ethan Wilke with a great
effort from both Alex McCarvill and Ben Beaudoin.
Ben was running really good in the first round when
he lost it in the rhythm section and suffered a hard
fall. He toughed out the rest of the day but was obviously
hurting just a bit.
Ryan Hayes and Nick Delbone had a great day of competition
with each winning every other time out on the track.
Ryan would win the important one and was the Main
Event champion this day.
Emma Stroh showed the boys how its done in 7 Rookie
racing. Ian Hayes and Deven Lombardo had to settle
for second and third.
Six riders strong in the 6 yr old Rookie class which
saw Aidan Biello finish just ahead of Robert Newell
III and Steven Clark.
In the final grouping of the day 4 and 5 Rookie action
it was the Speedster Trevor Cooper winning the gold.
Kraig Geisler was second with the third position going
to Ty Palmer.
For a complete
listing of all of todays finishes