2011 Award Winner

Chris was named this years winner based on his dedication and all around attitude towards BMX racing.

He is mild mannered and has certainly paid his dues when it comes to staying with this sport even though not always a front runner in his earlier days. He started racing in 2003 after coming to watch a few times the previous year. Although he didn't get enough races in to enjoy a year end award, the seed was planted.

In 2004 he was second for the year in the 8 year old Rookie class.

The next season he finished first and was named our "Rider Of The Week" on May 15th, 2005.

Chris in 2005 as our
Rider Of The Week

In 2006 he moved up to the Novice class and finished a solid third. This is the transition year when Novices realize that now the going gets a little tougher. All that means is the tough gets going.

In 2007 he moved up to Expert and won the 11 year old top spot here at Foothills.

A second place finish for the year in 2008 and he has been in the top spot for total points at the end of each year since.

He said his most memorable moment in BMX is when he won his class at the 2004 Trumbull National as an 8 year old Rookie.

When asked what his BMX future looks like he indicated that he just wants to continue having fun and would like to win another National within the next couple of years. He said the person he would most like to beat is his friend Chris Pannullo. That would prove he is ready for the heavy competition expected at future Nationals.

He claimed that Pottstown is his favorite track outside of Connecticut.

The rider that he likes the best and looks up to is our own Josh Wedge.

Chris was asked what his career might be going forward and, although still uncertain, he mentioned that law enforcement might be a desirable choice.

His fav music is Rock and he is a big fan of Nickleback.

His favorite movie is Hangover II.

Finally, when asked who his role-model is, he simply replied "My Dad".


This award and annual Daniel J. Plaskett Memorial Race were created in honor of Dan and his courage. Each year the Litchfield County BMX Group Inc makes a donation in Dan's name to The United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

Congratulations Chris Pfeffer, 2011 Recipient.