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
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".
15 YEAR OLD EXPERT
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.