Race Report June 28th, 2012
So USABMX is promoting
the Olympics through “Olympic Day” events
all week across the country at certain tracks. This
event does not necessarily fit well with all tracks
but to satisfy the desires of mother sanction, Foothills
complied and held a night race at a facility with
no lighting. To accommodate that, we felt that we
needed to schedule the start of the race at 6:00 pm.,
a time that does not promote a large rider count due
to getting people there in time for the early start
is very difficult because of work requirements for
most families. None the less we had enough riders
for 13 motos, certainly a very low rider count but,
we had fun.
Only three groupings had enough for 3 rounds of motos
plus a main. The other 10 groupings raced for total
IN the 6 yr old Novice class there were 4 riders registered.
Making the main event were Shawn Biello; Jacob Faunce
and Johnny Tomboly. Caleb Harris gave it a good try
but did not make the transfer into the main. Caleb
is 5 yrs old. In the Main it looked like it would
be Jacob Faunce until Shawn Biello made the pass of
the night in turn four. Once he got by him there was
no catching him. The results were Shawn, Jacob and
The biggest class of the night was the 41-45 Cruiser
class although the ABA race software (motomaker),
does some pairing sometimes that are well outside
the age limits indentified in the class title. For
example: this range went from 8 yrs old to 46 yrs
old with only 3 of the 7 riders falling within the
age window of 41-45. Anyway, Tom Johnson, Fred Roy
and Garrick Yanosky were thought to be the favorites
and it proved to be pretty accurate. Yanosky, after
cruising around in the motos, was explosive in the
main event and found away past Johnson up the second
straight. With the order sorted out by the time they
hit the second turn, it would be Yanosky, Johnson
and Roy for the top three spots at the stripe.
The 11 Intermediate class was the only other moto
with enough riders to avoid total poits racing. With
a mix of 11 Intermediates, 10 Intermediates and an
11 yr old novice, it would be Ryan Sweet laying claim
to fame for the win. The second spot went to Josh
Faunce and Nowh Klemonski earned the third spot.
In total points racing action Tommy Mitchell would
ace a perfect in the 8 novice class. Jocelyn Brown
did the same in the 17-27 Girls class.
In 7 Intermediate action Robbie Webb continued his
dominance with a perfect score.
Denise Classey got it done perfectly in the 26-30
Girls Cruiser class even though she was slightly older
than the class definition.
In 9 yr old Intermediate action it was Nick Delbone
winning the first round in his first race as an Intermediate
after he won for the 8th time as a novice in Trumbull
Tuesday night. The second round went to Ryan Allgaier
so the tie breaker would be round three where Allgaier
got it done.
In the 17-18 Intermediate class it was a flat footed
tie after two rounds as all three riders had 4 pts
each. The final results would be Cody Marchildon,
Josh Santiago and Calum Litke.
In the 9 expert class class it was two against one
as Brad Wholers was inserted into this group. Brad
is 8 yrs old. Hunter Zeiner and Matt Webb are both
9 yrs old and this would be Matt’s first race
ever as an expert after his win in Trumbull earlier
this week. Hunter would win the first two rounds while
Matt ruined his “perfect” by grabbing
the win in round three. Overall it would be Hunter
by one point for the overall win.
The 14 expert class was anything but i.e Jon Zeiner
(14x); Matt Dillon (13x) and Nick Cote’ (12x).
Jon would win the first round but fell off the pace
in the ensuing rounds as he simply did not feel very
well. Overall it would be “The Marshall”
Matt Dillon the winner.
Finally, in 16 expert racing two out of three wins
would assure the overall title to “The Jackel”
Josh Santiago with Wes Reel second. Georges Music
Center sponsored Chris Pfeffer was clearly taking
it easy after his crash in Trumbull on Tuesday.
For a complete listing
of all of todays finishes