Race Report August 19th, 2012
So the season
is winding down and, after today, only three more
races in our point season.
Today was a beautiful day but still a limited rider
count. 76 riders were here and split into 21 motos.
Before we started Matt Evanuska was honored as last
week’s Rider-Of-The-Week. He said that “Quick”
Nick Cote’ was his favorite rider.
With two Striders in the house we got underway at
12:04. Kayla Barker and Cayden Melillo were the two
3 year olds and were fun to watch as Kayla led all
the way around on the abbreviated course, in all three
In the 5 & under Novice class, we had five riders
going for the glory that only four riders had a chance
for. In the qualifying rounds Robbie Solsbury was
the first to transfer out. Next round it was Koleton
Kolodzieg making the cut. In the final round both
Cole Melillo and Cole Baker were in leaving Sage Upson
the one rider who had to watch from the sidelines
after given it a good effort.
In the main event Cole Melillo was the winner after
the two leaders Robbie Solsbury and Koleton Kolodzieg
went down hard. Sometimes its better to be good rather
than lucky. Cole was a little bit of both today. Cole
Barker was second
In the 6 year old Novice division Ben Snowden showed
everyone he is going to be a good racer as he almost
made the transfer in his first race day ever. Ben
was in the lead in the third round for the last transfer
spot into the three rider main when he fell which
allowed Chris Moon, who is showing much improvement,
to transfer onto the main event. In the main Johnny
Tomboly would capture the win with John Young second
and, on his 16 inch wheeled racing machine, second
generation racer Chris Moon finished third.
There were 5 riders in the 7 year old Novice class
and all were charging and battling hard for the four
main event sports. Aiden bernerd was first to qualify.
Next it was Matt Evanuska. In the third round it was
a three rider shoot out for the last two spots in
the main. Tristan Wnquist and Zander Hicks just edged
out Jana Wilkinson for the position. The Main went
to Zander as he saved his best effort of the day for
last. Aiden was second with Matt settling for third.
Tommy Mitchell, Mason Blackburn and Pierce Curtis
was the finishing order in the 8 year old Novice class
with Colby Upson trying hard but not making the transfer
The 12 Novice class was another one of those dreaded
4 rider classes as we have to watch one rider not
make the main. Today, in spite of a great effort,
it was Jaisun Chucta forced to watch from the sidelines
as Devin Gulyas continued his quest towards the Intermediate
class with another win. Alex Poole was second in front
of third place finisher Mike Wilkinson.
The first of the numerous Total Points races was the
14 Novice class. It was the same order in all three
rounds with Corey Heath, needing a good save to preserve
his perfect score first, Matt Kolodziej (How in the
world do you pronounce that?) second and Duncan Mohan
In 36-40 Cruiser action, it was Greg Slone and Spencer
Cole transferring out in the first two rounds. In
the third round the two main event qualifiers were
Dan Kolodziej and Derek Fantano transferring. Stephanie
Bailey was odd person out all the way from Rhode Island.
Slone would win it with Dan and Spencer second and
Even though it was the same order of finish in all
three rounds of Total Points racing, the 41-45 cruiser
Division was sure classy to watch. That’s because
the last thing you saw crossing the finish line was
Denise Classey. Garrick Yanosky and Jeff Badendyck
were really going hard and, although Garrick won every
round, Jeff made him work for it.
The three 9 year old Girls in the house force another
total points race and it was close competition. Avery
Badendyck won the first round. Round two went to Haley
“The Comet” Denette. The deciding third
round went to Avery for the overall win. Denette was
second and third went to 7 year old Azra Milton.
In 14 year old Girls racing it was Alexus Doty, the
only 14 yr old in the mix winning the first two round
but then pulling a leg muscle. She would just touch
the gate in round three allowing Kyly Milton to gain
the overall win with Chloe Arnold salvaging a second.
In the six year old Intermediate class it was Aiden
Badendyck and Danica Bailey qualifying in the first
two rounds. Round three qualifiers were Shawn Biello
and Ethan Hubbard. Danny Calarco tried hard but did
not make the cut. The Main saw Aiden get the job done
with a solid second from Danica. Shawn was our third
I’m guessing, although neither of these riders
enjoyed a moto win in the 7 year old Intermediate
class today, that Aiden Biello and Dylan Barker are
very happy racers. The reason is that today’s
winner, Robbie “Spider-Mite” Webb, earned
his “Expert” ranking with the win and
Aiden and Shawn will get a break by not having to
race Robbie for awhile. Dylan was second and Aiden
was third today. Congrats to Robbie.
In 11 year old Intermediate Total Points action Devlin
Andrews won the first two rounds and looked safe for
a nice overall win. In the third round Devin would
finish third allowing Dom Nivolo to capture the win
with Noah Klemonski second.
The 13 year old Intermediate class featured the air
time provided by “Double-D” Dylan Denette
and his “perfect” win with Scotty Barnikow
second and Connor Calarco third.
In 16 year old Intermediate action it was Drew “Where
have you been” Scheinost acing his perfect score
with three moto wins. Second went to Chris Haas and
Darren Zimmerman was third.
For the first time this year Shawn McAuley was here
and he didn’t disappoint with two of three moto
wins. He would finish first overall in the 1718 Intermediate
class but he was the only Expert in the mix. Alex
Hubbard, with his mind on other things lately, was
second and Angela Therriault was third.
Jeff Badendyck won the 41 & over Intermediate
class today as he edged out Will Scheinost who settled
for second. The third position was earned by “Lightnin
Liz” Stosse. Dan Kolodziej, 40 yr old Novice
in maybe his first race, had to sit and watch as he
didn’t make the cut.
In 8 year old Expert racing Tyler Bailey showed us
why he earned the right to wear a #1 number plate
as he was simply unbeatable. Derek Fantano and Ethan
Hine were second and third.
Maybe the most competitive class of the day was the
10 yr old Expert class. With a line-up of Matt Webb,
Fin Milton and Hunter Zeiner, this was going to be
good. At the end of the day it was three motos and
three different winners. Zeiner won round one, Webb
won round two and Milton aced round three. Using a
high-tech calculator it was determined that Fin Milton
was the overall winner with Matt second and Hunter
The last class of the day was the 15 yr old Expert
class. This was the first time that Connor Arnold
raced as an Expert and he looked good but did not
make the 4 three rider main event. Chris Pannullo
got it done with Wes Reel in hot pursuit for settling
for second and 13x Matt Dillon was third.
For a complete listing
of all of todays finishes