Race Report May 28th
Finally drawing a break in the weather after back-to-back
rainouts, the skies were clear for today’s holiday
event and another great turnout was enjoyed. 243 entries
and 59 motos was a nice upgrade from the 180 riders
and 49 motos here on Memorial Day weekend last year.
In a nice gesture before racing started, Trevor Fox,
sponsored this year by NAPA Tools & Equipment, gave
away his 5 free race certificate to 8 year old Kobe
Covington. Trevor earned the certificate by having perfect
attendance last season. 7 new riders joined the growing
number of new riders this year that now stands at an
impressive 62 so far.
With a gate drop at 1:29 p.m., there seemed to be a
festive personality to the crowd today and there was
some great racing action in all classes. In girls action
it was J-Lo (Julionna Olson) perfect in her four rider
6-7 girl’s class; Jessica Maher, sponsored by
Video World Superstore, was perfect in 8-9 Girls; Amanda
Wedge was also perfect in 10-11 Girls. Deanna Batista
had it all her way in the 12-13 girls class while Bethany
Beckwith and Jen Martinsen traded wins in the 14-15
girls class with New Yorks Beckwith grabbing the overall
win. 16 & Over Girl action was very close between
Cassy Scott and Danielle Jolicoeur with the Moore &
Morrison Windows and Siding sponsored Jolicoeur winning
two of three.
87 Rookie riders were rockin the house as were their
new fans. In 5 & under competition Lane Maher, Matt
Ganley and Skyler Elwood all had wins in their motos
but in the main there was no stopping Sky Elwood. 11
six year olds were racing hard and Colby Hickey easily
won his 3 motos while Justin Boissonneault and Owen
Geise swapped wins in theirs. In the main event Hickey
continued his dominance with the win. Dave Moody won
the 7 year old rookie battle. In 8 rookie a hard fall
in the third round ruined Stampede clothing’s
Troy Atchinson’s bid for a perfect but in the
main, Troy edged out Kyle Rose and Kobe Covington for
the win. Fusco’s Auto Salvage rider Chris Pannullo
and Mike Buonocore both were perfect in their motos
but in the 9 year old rookie main Pannullo was today’s
champ. Mike Valentine won the 10 year old rookie class
but Dave Norris and Mike Castle each won motos in 11
year old action with Mike making it two of three for
the win. Ryan Shores edged out James Oslander for the
12 year old rookie title and Jon Daversa was the king
of the 13 rookie gang. 14 year old rookie Josh Sanford
held off a tough group of riders for his win as did
Kevin Mottai in 15 rookie. Celebrating his 16th birthday,
Tim Bierce captured the overall win in his class. Carl
Norris edged out Nick Fedeli in 17 rookie action.
In Novice racing it was Trevor Fox in the 8 year old
division while Julian Lewis won the 9 year old class.
The Main event in 13 novice went to Dave Clark, sponsored
by HCC Performance Coatings. The 15 novice class saw
ERA II’s Martin Brown capture the win. The 16
novice gang was alive with energy and the “Z-Man”
Rob Zuffelato, Matt O’Connell and Zach Ritchie
enjoyed moto wins. Matt won the main. Kevin Matthews
worked hard to win his 17 novice class and Adriano De
Assis won the 22-29 class.
A great turnout of experts were here and 10 ex Josh
Thimmish set the pace with a perfect. Two evenly matched
riders Kyle Block and Zach Andringa traded wins in the
motos but 2 of three gave “The Animal” the
overall. Zach Pirulli was the top 12 year old expert.
2 Massachusetts riders dominated the 13 ex class with
Aggro Bikes Shaun O’Connor edging OFR’s
Adam Hulse for the win. Anthony Del Vento won 14 ex.
In 15 ex action Justin Markie and Ryan Cebollero were
perfect in the motos but in the main it was the NEBMXNEWS.Com’s
rider of the month Jonathan Barna coming out on top.
J.P, McGuire Associates sponsored Ty Johnson won 16
ex. In 18-21 action Eric Larder was unstoppable as was
Pete Lorenzo in 22-29 action. Chris DeAmelio easily
won 35 & over.
Cruiser winners were Phil Hickey in 10-11; Zach Pirelli
in 12-13; Don Olson in 22-29, 30-34 combined, JRA Cycles
Brian Mcinnis in 40-44 action and Butch Feitel won 45-49
comp. In woman’s cruiser it was Sarah Shatkyvich
besting Lori Markie.
Finally 17 riders were on hand in the 16 & Over
open class. Trying to make the final 8 was some kind
of task as the comp was intense for the transfer spots.
Surviving a nasty crash that saw Matt Markie case the
big jump coming out of turn two, slide down the landing
ramp directly in the path of a hard charging Ty Johnson
get slammed in the back and shoulder area hard enough
to cause some medical attention. Matt would eventually
transfer onto the main while Ty would have to sit and
watch. When the last gate dropped it was Steve Oldham
winning the Stampede Clothing hole shot award by ¼
of a tire. Close action all the way around it was Markie,
hurting like crazy winning the main, Marc Sundstrom
second and Jeremy Eickelberg third.