Race Report May 13th, 2012
Week number two
and wow, what a difference a week makes. We went from
138 riders and a two hour late start to a count of
119 riders with a 10 minute late start. Nice improvement
and not a bad rider count in lieu of the fact there
was a Red Line cup race in nearby Howell New Jersey.
regular announcer Lou Mota at the New Jersey event,
an old friend Rog Plaskett was asked to fill in on
the mike. He was okay but we all look forward to Lou’s
return next week.
First up today was naming a Rider Of The Week. For
his efforts last week Shawn Biello was selected. He
was not lost for words. When asked who his favorite
rider was he named his brother without hesitation.
Moments later he said his brother had no chance of
winning today, he still considered him his favorite.
The five and under Novice class (Shawn’s group)
was first off the hill and they did not disappoint
with a full gate of eight riders registered and locked
and loaded. In the first round both David Thompson
and Shawn would earn the qualifying spots. The second
round saw Brady Carlson and Dom Maynard make the transfer
to the main event. In the third round Cole Barker,
Caleb Harris and Ian Asselin would transfer rounding
out the field in the seven rider main event. When
the dust settled it was Dave Thompson winning it with
Dom Maynard second. Brady Carlson would crash hard
but be okay.
In 6 year old Novice action Matt Evanuska won his
first moto allowing him to sit out and watch for who
would join him in the main event. Ethan Hubbard would
transfer from the second round and he would pull off
the upset win in the main event. Evanuska settled
for a second while Johnathan Young grabbed the third
With two groups of 7 yr old Novices it is always exciting
and confusing regarding the combining of motos in
the third round. When all was aid and done, it would
be Vinny Delorenzo grabbing the big win. Ian Hayes
was second with Ethan Hine finishing third.
With Tommy Mitchell, Rylan Carlson and Kyle Lyman
all transferring out of the 8 Novice motos with wins,
the main event would see Kyle Lyman getting the job
done with Tommy Mitchell second and Derek Wood would
steal away the third spot after Rylan Carlson crashed.
Robbie Webb took care of business in the 7 yr old
Intermediate class and Garret Cooper and Matt Bacis
could only watch it happen.
Arefin Milton took care of business in the 10 Expert
division. “Jumpin” Jeremiah Taylor was
a close second with Jacob Bacis third.
Just like his brother before him, Matt Webb sun his
way to another win in the 9 yr old Intermediate class.
Victor Alves put forth a nice effort for a solid second
place finish with the third spot going to Danny DesMarais.
The “Marshall” Matt Dillon got-er done
in the 13 Intermediate class. Alexus Doty was second
with the third spot going to Peter Franolich who really
put in a nice effort.
Nine rider made up the field of 17-18 yr old Intermediates.
At least that was the name of the class but, in reality,
it was made up of 16 yr old Intermediate, Novices
and Experts along with 17 and 18 yr olds. When all
was said and done it was Chris Pfeffer…WHAT?
Yes, Georges Music Center's Chris Pfeffer who would
school the competition and win the main event. WOW!
Ashley Asselin won the 10 yr old Girls class as she
managed to keep Ashley Jasensky and Bella Delorenzo
behind her. Gianna Spina, looking much improved this
year, jst missed making the transfer to the Main event.
In 26-30 Cruiser action, it would be Jason Chamis,
just managing to stay ahead of a much older Greg Slone.
The biggest surprise of the day came in the 41-45
Cruiser class with the win going to none other than
Mike Savage. No surprise at all that he won, the surprise
was that he was here. We haven’t seen Mike in
a number of years and its was great to see him on
the grey clay of Foothills. Fred Roy was second. Good
effort from Denise Classey. Not bad for a girl Denise!
In 15 Expert action, Chris Pannullo, after having
to wait till the second round to transfer, did the
winning deed in the main event with a win. Wes Reel
was second with Kryptonite’s Josh Blanquart
There were a number of classes going for total points
and the 9 novice gang saw Nick Delbone revor from
a last place first round finish to first overall.
Second went to Ryan Hayes with third going to Jorn
In 10 Novice action Andrew Thomson would ace the perfect
with Aiden Oulette second and Trey Albini third.
Noah Klemonski did the same in the 11 Novice class
with Mike Steinbacher settling for second all day
long. Third was Devin Gulyas.
In 13 Novice racing it was Nick Frenette, Damon Bachand
and Kate Mehl the order in all three rounds of action.
Landon Richard got the best of Sam Degrange and Derek
Fantano in the 8 Expert group.
Matt Rowe, Ed Lentz nd Connor Calarco was the order
in 11 yr old Intermediates total pints racing.
In 12 yr old Intermediate action Steven Hull and Ben
Bachand traded wins. The third round for the gold
would see Hull on top with Bachand second. Third place
went to Dale Doty.
Trevor Fox got it done in the 14 yr olds Intermediate
class. Connor Arnold and Travis Walsh were next in
that order. Connor had a great chance for the overall
win but totally self-destructed in turn four while
in the lead. For Trevor, some were saying that this
day was the best he has looked, possibly ever!
LATE UPDATE: Just got word that Trevor broke his Tibia/Fibia
at school jumping hurdles and has undergone surgery.
Azra Milton and Genevieve Asselin would battle hard
in the 8 yr old Girls grouping. It took until the
third round to settle the score which resulted in
Genevieve coming out on top. Azra was second and Callie
Atchison was third.
In 12 yr old Girls action, reigning track champion
Kyly Milton had to use her best efforts to stay in
front of Hannah Balnquart (Kryptonite) and Chloe Arnold.
Derek Fantano, easily won the 8 & under Cruiser
class. Rylan Carlso and Ian Hayes would finish second
Jacob Bacis won the 10 Cruiser class. Jagur layman
was a close second while Ryan Hayes finished third.
Flying the green OFR colors Josh Wedge won the 19-27
Expert class with Nate Basile and Jim Ferris in tow.
Ben Atchison, after dialing in the track the day before,
looked smooth as he aced a prefect in the 28-35 Expert
class. Don Hottes and Steven Maynard were second and
Finally Garrick Yanosky would hold off Mike Sigrist
and Mike Savage in 41 & over expert action.
In the annual
Mothers Day race, there were six mod-moms willing
to test their skills on the track. Unfortunately,
one would fall and injure her knee severely enough
to require surgery. Compounded this would be the fact
that it is our very own Track Clerk, Amnanda Hubbard,
who is now out of action for awhile. The winner was
Jill Jenner, who returned made her return for the
first time after winning the Tarck Championship in
1999. That was three children ago!
For a complete
listing of all of todays finishes