Race Report July 1st, 2012
and temperatures in the low 90’s with thunderstorms
predicted in mid afternoon. Could we get this race
in? Over the course of the last few weeks, we have
come to realize that maybe we could pick the pace
up just a bit and get a better moto flow going. With
that being today’s plan we got underway about
15 minutes late but, none the less, with a faster
pace the three rounds of 19 motos and the Main events
were completed in 58 minutes. Plenty of time for everyone
to go jump in their favorite pool, lake, or just get
inside somewhere where it was air-conditioned.
With Aiden Biello being named last week’s rider
of the week, he gave the politically correct answer
when asked who his favorite rider was. “It’s
my brother”, he said. Shawn Biello had won the
rider of the week recognition earlier in the season.
65 Riders were
split into 19 motos.
The first moto was a pair of our regular 3 year old
striders. Liliana Asselin and Kayla Barker were the
competitors. With a stretched length to the finish
line, Liliana Asselin got confused in the first round
and, thinking she had won, stopped about six feet
short of the finish line. That’s when Kayla
went by her leaving Liliana in tears. The next two
rounds she applied the lesson learned and had the
chance to experience the thrill of victory with wins
in the final two rounds.
A five rider turn out in the 5 & under Novice
class. On the personal side, I wish USABMX would change
the rules and stop eliminating a rider in the motos
when there is not a full gate in the main event. Just
seems very discouraging for the rider eliminated to
me. Anyway, in living by the rules, Caleb Harris was
the odd boy out today. Shawn Biello would be the first
to qualify to sit the bench, or make the main depending
on your point of view. Next round winner was Callie
Atchison with Cole Barker and the only 4 yr old racing,
Robbie Solsbury, joining them in the 4 rider main
event. Shawn would be our winner with Robbie grabbing
the second spot. Third went to Callie.
In the 7 Novice class it would be Dylan Barker, well
rested after sitting out for two rounds, winning the
main event. Tristan Enquist was second while Brooke
Klemonski, after winning the Rider of the Week title
in Meriden the day before, would finish third. It
was a great try for Ian Asselin. He didn’t make
the cut but sure provided some great pictures.
In the 8 Novice class it was a four rider main event.
Tough going today for Derek Wood as he would not make
the transfer. Local rider Ethan Hine would capture
the win keeping Tommy Mitchell, who took a digger
in practice for the camera, second and Hayden Provencal
In 36-40 Cruiser action, well…..at least that’s
what the computer software called it, in reality it
was 8 to 41 Cruiser. Both Greg Slone and Denise Classey
didn’t have the heart to pass the two 8 yr old
Cruisers so Landon Richard and Derek Fantano were
officially the first and second place finishers.
It would be a three rider main event in the 7 Intermediate
class after Ethan Hubbard was eliminated in the motos.
Garret Cooper was the star of the show as he was unstoppable.
The second spot went to his younger brother Trevor
Cooper while Aidan Biello settled for the third spot.
Noah Klemonski came up short in the qualifying rounds
in the 12 Intermediate class. Steven Hull, put the
Overthrow Gear colors in the winner’s circle.
With “Moves like Jagur” it was Jagur Layman
second and finishing third was Dale Doty, also sporting
the hot Overthrow Gear colors.
As has been the norm this year, there was a bunch
of 3 rider total points races. In 11 Novice action
it was Devin Gulyas with a “perfect” day
with three wins. Genevieve Asselin did the same in
9 yr old Girls. Kyly Milton in 12 yr old Girls, Michela
Groves in 15 yr old Girls Fin Milton in 10 yr old
Intermediate, Chris Pfeffer (George’s Music
Center) in 17-18 Intermediate, Landon Richard turned
the deed in 8 yr old Expert and Ben Atchison in 41
& over Expert. Wes Reel and Chance Terpening would
split moto wins in 15 expert but it would be Wes in
the ty breaking third round. With Matt Dillon winning
the first round of 13 Expert racing, Josh Walsh came
back to win the next two for the overall win. With
Torrington Family Kempo sponsored rider Peter Franolich
back in action but still nursing his injured wrist,
it would be a two rider shoot-out in 14 Intermediate
action. Anthony Ingala and Vinny Sarubbi battled hard
sharing wins. When the dust settled, two of three
for Anthony and the overall win. Finally, in 46-50
yr old Cruiser action Fred Roy kept his recent winning
streak alive with taking two of three motos from Dave
Beckwith. Jay Francis was back for a third.
For a complete listing
of all of todays finishes