Race Report June 18th
With today being Father’s day, a Regional a
few hours from the track coupled with very hot and humid
temperatures, it was the smallest crowd so far this
year. 164 riders with 42 motos were sweltering under
the mid day sun. In pre-race ceremonies, 9 year old
Matt Bovat was named last week’s rider of the
week. Just before 1:30 p.m. a few riders pulled in from
the Regional. After Mindy’s rendition of the National
anthem it was another on-time start. Another pleasant
surprise was a donation of $100 from Mary Kay’s
Holly Krouse to help fund the new moto-counter.
Starting with the limited number of experts on hand.
9 ex Dan Delisle was the only one in his age bracket
so he was combined with two 10 yr old novices. Dan still
prevailed. Kyle block, the two-time reigning boys track
champion dominated the 11 ex class with a perfect. The
Thomas E. Arnold Corp. sponsors Paul Maher and he didn’t
let them down as he won every moto in 13 ex. Anthony
Del Vento easily won 14ex. Jason Bush took care of business
in the 15 ex class. A nice turnout in the 16 expert
grouping and it was great to see the close racing between
Merli Automotive’s Darrin Merli and Zak McCready
with Zac winning two of three. 17 ex and nov was a combined
class with Peak Performance’s Dan Bycenski holding
off Mike Scolaro and Allison Thomas. Dan Buckner won
18-21, 22-29 combined.
Novice racing was pretty cool on this hot day as 8 year
old Mike Guerin would battle the Napa Tools and Equipment
sponsored Trevor Fox for the overall win. Slick Nick
Killmer won the 9 nov group and George’s Music
Center’s Chris Pfeffer was the first 10 yr old
novice crossing the stripe in their combined class.
Ali Thimmish, racing as a novice, was the first one
of that class to the finish line. It’s important
to note that there were four 11 year old experts along
with two novices in that class and she finished second
twice behind one of those experts. 12-13 novice combined
was won by New Yorks Jeff Croshier. Logan Mitchell was
the fastest 14 novice this day. Two 15 yr old novices
were combined with 4 experts with Dan Krouse being the
top novice in that grouping. Rich Nelson was perfect
in the six rider 16 novice class. Nick Fedelli was the
quickest 21 yr old novice.
By far there were more rookies on hand then any other
class. Starting with the 5 & under ankle biters
Sky Elwood, a former rider of the week, won every moto.
6 year old Justin Boissonneault was just as dominate
in his age class. Dave Moody continued his winning streak
by being the fastest in the 7 year old bracket. Troy
Achinson won again in 8 rookie under the Stampede BMX
colors. The 9 year old rookie class was a little more
evenly matched as Matt Bovat and Wes Reel really had
a great battle going on. Westly wrecked in the first
moto making for a win for Matt. Wes came back to win
the next two while Matt had a problem in the second
round and could only manage a forth. Wes was the overall
winner by 1 point. Maybe the class that was the most
fun to watch was the 10 year old rookies who actually
lost a member this day. Don Olson, by winning the overall
class today, has raced his last time ever as a rookie.
Congrats to Donny O on his earned promotion to the Novice
ranks. One of the few main events occurred in the 11
rookie class with the Pizza Palace sponsored Mike Castle,
Codee Grant and Dalton Jacquier all winning motos. At
showdown time the main saw David Norris, out of nowhere
winning the main. Dalton was second and Codee was third.
Ryan Shores easily won the 12 year old challenge. In
13 yr old action there would be another main event.
Robin Middlebrook, Austin Jacquier and Jon Daversa all
shared in winning motos but Daversa was top gun today.
Local Josh Sanford won 14 yr old racing and Kevin Mottai
was undefeated in the 15 rookie class. Winchester Modular
Housing’s Jeramey Bakunis put another one in the
win column in 16 rookie after being pushed by DJ Hall’s
Pete Borla, who had a fine race after coming off a ankle
injury. Carl Norris won the 17 & over battle.
Moving on to the girls classes Devin Murphy and Mackenzie
Achinson put on a show in 6-7 action with Devin winning.
In 8-9 racing it wquld be Videoworld Superstore sponsored
Jessie Maher capturing the flag. 10-11 girls saw Brianna
Delamare, out of Providence winning two of three motos
for the overall. Deanna Batista won the 12-13 class.
Bethany Beckwith was the winner in 14-15 girls. Christy
Kestler won 16 & over.
Cruiser racing and Phil Hickey beat Dan Delisle in (
& under 10-11 combined. Zak McCready won 16-17.
Three riders raced in the 30-34, 35-39 combined class
and each won a moto. Unless I read the reports wrong
Dave Daversa was the overall winner? Butch Feitel, after
winning his first riders raffle ever (it was fixed)
easily won the 45-49 class. Allison Thomas was the winner
in ladies cruiser racing
In 16 & Over open racing it was Pete Lorenzo 1st,
Steve Oldham 2nd and Pete Balotti rounding out the top
Maybe the highlite of the day was the Mothers day and
Fathers day combined racing. We put 6 mothers in the
gate and ran a moto. We then transfered the top four
into the Main event. That was pretty exciting as Aurora
Papa ran away with it. Tiff Miville fell twice but got
up both times and still made the cut. Shannon Michaud
and Jill Maher also transfered. Now, we put 6 fathers
in the gate and did the same thing. James Mercier pretty
much dominated the race. Mike Towle, Jonathan Papa and
Don Brown transfered into the main. Ah yes, the main.
We put the 4 mothers and the four fathers in the gate.
When the gate dropped the fathers were instructed to
wait for the gate to rise then drop again releasing
them to chase down the mothers who left on the first
drop. Anyway it was great fun and Aurora Papa could
not be caught as she just ran away from everyone. James
Mercier was the fastest dad. Who knows, this may have
started a tradition for mothers and fathers day combined
racing. Double pointer next week.