August 5th, 2007
Week number 14
After all the rain and mud of
last week’s race, it was great to see a zero chance
of rain with temps in the low 80’s. The only down
side was the fact that some of our most experienced
riders were at the NBL National event in Pottstown P.A.
We still enjoyed 125 riders racing in class plus another
7 in the “Open” equaled 33 motos. 63 of
these riders were rookies so the importance of a strong
rookie program was sure evident today.
Before the race, 10 yr old girl (going on 17) Chealsee
Kalivas was named last week’s Rider-Of-The-Week
and she claimed Anthony Reilly as her favorite rider.
Lets start with the rookies this week and the 17 &
over gang was combined with the 165 yr olds and it was
a classic battle between CJR’s Jordan Clark, Josh
Chamis, Brandon Milville, Armando Perez and also Dan
Sears. Every rider except one had at least a 2nd place
finish in the motos. When the dust settled it would
be Josh Chamis claiming the win with Jordon Clark grabbing
the 2nd spot. The 13-14 rookie class saw Harwinton’s
James Oslander get back to his winning ways by winning
every moto. A solid 2nd went to Tactical Arm’s
Jim Ferris. With five riders in the 12 rookie class
a good battle was in store for these hot-rods. Three
different motos and three different moto winners but
it would be Tim Osborne the most consistant this day
and he went home with the big trophy. A full gate of
11 yr old rookies were on hand and it was another class
with three different moto winners. The day ended up
being Valentine’s day as Mike Valentine eked out
an overall win. Full gates also in the 10 rookie division
and these six riders battled hard. At the end of the
day it would be Uncle Pat’s Matt Bovat putting
another move-up win in the record books. Ian Dickenson
kept the heat turned up all afternoon and earned a nice
second. The 9 rookie class was sure fun to watch as
three riders were determined to be the best that they
could be. The Pin Shop Hobbies sponsored Larry Coderre
would win the first round after doing intense battle
with R.J. Miville. In the second round they both wreck
coming out of the second turn and Kevin Raabe would
win his first moto ever. The final round went to Coderre
as did the over-all win for the day. An impressive 10
riders were vying for the eight starting position in
the 8 rookie main event and that was sure fun to watch.
Pete Franolich was perfect in his motos and looked to
be the favorite. But Matt Dillon tasted victory in his
third round and the momentum carried over into the main
as the Marshall won it. Eric Passeck was second with
9 riders strong in the 7 rookie class and that main
would go to Jacob Shpur who was unbeatable all day long.
Owen Giese took his perfect into this main but had to
settle for a solid second place finish. Applying great
“Penn-man-ship” Collin Penn enjoyed a win
in the 6 rookie class. FInall the 5 & under main
event saw a show-down between Conor Guilford and Tactical
Arm’s Zack Ferris, both won all their motos. The
Main event win went to Conor with Zack second and Seth
Norton a well earned third. In the pure novice classes
Kevin Clark would win the 25-29 gang. The only other
novices who were not combined with experts was the 10
yr olds and Eagle Electric’s Troy Atchison would
claim the top prize here. Mike Buonocore was right on
him for second.
Combining was everywhere and the 35+Expert-35+Novice
Saw Garrick Yanosky (the only expert) do what was expected
and that was to win it. Fred Roy (Home Sweet Home Cleaning)
was second and Mike Jasensky and Dan Krouse third and
forth. Dan Krouse was the only 16 nov and he got combined
with two 17-24 guys plus Jeff Croshier, who is a 14ex.
Jeff would win the motos with Jeramey Bakunis (Winchester
Modular Housing) second, Dan Krouse third and Nick Giordano
Joan’s Candy Cupboard’s Anthony Reilly,
and Battiston’s Garment Cleaning’s mason
Johnson were the only 14 novs so they got thrown in
with the two 13 ex’s in the house. The “Candy-Man”
beat the two experts and earned some serious points
for the day. The South End Two Guys Pizza sponsored
Alex Maura managed a second to save face for the experts.
Ryan Shores (13nov) got combined with two 13 experts
and Kyle Block would show the gang what expert skills
were all about as he aced a perfect. Ryan was second
and Nate Martinsen third.
In 11 ex-12 nov racing 11 ex Shawn McAuley had a perfect
day with the Weight Room’s novice rider Austin
Vaillencourt settling for second and expert Chris Pfeffer
(George’s Music Center) third. In 10ex –
11 nov action Dan Delisle (10ex) easily won it with
Nick Killmer not too far behind. Kobe Covington and
Robbie Desmarais (novices) got thrown in with Todd Maniscalchi
(expert) and Todd would show em how its done.
6, 7, and 8 yr old novices had to be combined into one
group and Justin Rivera and Jake Desmarais would finish
first and second as 8 yr olds with 6 yr old Lane “Super-fly”
Maher (Hartford County Tattoo) third and Dallas Tuttle
( Tuttle Well Drilling) forth.
In the female classes 12 yr old Gabby Boxall had to
race the older 15 yr olds and did just fine. The fastest
in the group was Jenn Martinsen with the “Birthday
Girl” Amy Block second. A1 Self Storage’s
Amanda Wedge beat the Stich Painting and Powerwash sponsored
Jayna Roy in 11 girls action. Jayna was seen wearing
one of Amanda’s racing shirts in the third round
in an obvious attempt to confuse the announcer. It worked.
In 10 girls it was Chealsee Kalivas first, Kendra Covington
second and Makayla Penn third. Kendra took a hard fall
in the third round but was okay.
In 5-7 / 8 girls it was Eagle Electric’s Mackenzie
Atchison winning the motos that she showed up for which
was enough for the win. Emily Daigle was second and
Kyly Milton third.
Shawn Kennedy aced a perfect in 17-24 ex action.
On the Cruiser side of the tracks it was Rob Delamare
not forgetting how to ride as he beat Greg Fantano for
the 40-44 class. Too bad he forgot to stop and pick
up the Limer on the way to the track. Bobby Desmarais
really looked smooth and disposed of Erik Maher and
Mike Vallone in 17-24 / 35-39 Cruisers. Jason Chamis
got past Dan Delisle for the 9-10 / 13-14 cruiser win.
Finall in the 18 & over “Open” class
it was the Pistol. Pete Lorenzo staying in front of
J.P. Macquire & Associates Ty Johnson for the win
with Justin Hellwinkel third but first in the heart
of his great looking girlfriend Michelle Main.
The season is winding down with only three weeks left.
Don’t forget you need ten races in to qualify
for our year end awards and free admission to the October
See you all next week.