July 22nd, 2007
Week number 12
As week #12 dawned the weather
was race perfect and would stay that way all day long.
166 riders were registered to race in class and another
10 in the Warrior Pro-Am Challenge race making this
a 46 moto race. In pre-race activities Jagur Layman
was named the rider of the week from the July 15th race
and he said that Redline’s Bubba Harris was his
In Warrior action 10 riders were on hand to vie for
the $300 purse that was split between the top three
positions. The lineup was pretty impressive as Points
leader Allen Currier was in the house. Billy Ripley
and Max Egdorf, sitting only one point behind Allen
were in it as was Steve Oldham and Pete Lorenzo who
were only 3 points behind the leader. Ty Johnson and
Pete Balotti made it as did first time Warrior Tucker
Schaefer. When the gate dropped it looked like Billey
Ripley would have the lead entering turn one. But right
out of the middle of the back Thunder roared as Currier
somehow exited the big first turn in the lead. Max Egdorf
was behind him and Ripley and Oldham were left to battle
for third. All around the 1195 foot track they raced
and exited the final turn, it would be Currier, Egdorf
and Ripley the top three. It appeared that Oldham maybe
had a little brain burp as he really backed off after
the final turn and Lorenzo got by him for 4th. Check
out the Warrior page (Click
Here) for the standings going into
the championship race on August 19. 5 riders are within
6 points going into the Double Points Championship race.
There were four other classes who had mains and, starting
with the 9 rookie class, The Pin Shop Hobbies sponsored
Larry Coderre would hold off the rest of the pack for
the win. Jacob Comeau and Saul Garcia were 2nd and 3rd.
The 8 rookie gang's main event saw R.J. Milville continue
his quest towards the novice class with another perfect
right through the main. 2nd went to Pete Franolich and
3rd was Seth Stapinsky.
In 7 rookie action Owen Giese won the main with Jacob
Shpur 2nd and the Dutchman Lawn and Garden Design’s
Sean Graveline was 3rd. The last class to require a
main was the 5 & under rookies and its always fun
to watch. This day it would be the Connecticut Flooring
sponsored ride of Hunter Zeiner who put his bike in
the winners circle with Conor Guilford 2nd and Seth
Moto 2 was the 35 & over expert and novice gang
and Garrick Yanosky held off JRA’s Brian McInnis
in all 3 rounds for the win. The first novice across
the stripe was Home Sweet Home Cleanings Fred Roy. In
25-29 / 30-34 novice action Brian Dupras would hld off
Bruce Taber in 2 of the 3 rounds for the overall win.
The 17-24 novice gang were really rockin and Carl Norris,
after winning only one moto, had enough points to edge
out Jeremey Bakunis for the overall title. In 17 &
over rookie madness Devin Kelly and Dan Spears finished
1-2. The usual results happened in 17 & over girls
as the Morroe and Morrison windows and siding sponsored
Danielle Jolicoeur was again perfect this day. Sally
McInnis and new rider Quianna Lukowski finished 2nd
Tucker Schaefer won the 16X class. Caleb Dubourg was
the fastest hot-rod in 15-16 rookie action and Anthny
Del Vento won the very close 15X class after trading
wins with Paul Maher. In 14 girls Christine Gryzbek
beat Amy Block for the win.
The 14X went to Josh Wedge as he continues his comeback
from a broken arm suffered earlier this year. Zack Pirulli
easily woon the 13X-14N combined class with Jonathan
Daversa, sponsored by Dave’s Auto Detailing the
first novice across the stripe. ]
In 14 rookie racing James Oslander held off James Norris
for the win. The 13N class saw a different order of
finish in all 3 rounds. Demetri Savvidis was the eventual
winnier with Travis Raymond 2nd and Travis Mareno 3rd.
The 12-13 girls class saw Angela Therriault win the
1st place trophy. In 12X-12N combined, Kyle Block showed
he is still fast with a nice win. In 12 rookie Tim Osborne
really had to work to stay in front of Austin Cyr but
he was able to do it in all three rounds for the win.
In 11X Shawn McAuley showed us again why he is the State
Champ in his class as he held off Dan Batista and George’s
Music Center’s Chris Pfeffer for a hard fought
win. Nick Killmer held off the 2 novices in his 10X-11N
combined class with Ryan McCoy the first novice across
the stripe. Colin Rooney won the 11 rookie class and
Amanda Wedge won the 11 girls class.
In 10N-9X combined Even Greco held off Novice racer
Chris Pannullo for the win with expert Chris Therriault
The 10 rookie titile for week number 12 went to Uncle
Pat sponsored Matt Bovat as he held off Ian Dickenson.
This moto was sponsored by “The Weight Room”
in Thomaston and Matt Bovat was able to add a huge trophy
to his collection.
Jessica Maher won the 10 girls class.
Three riders vied for the 9 novice win and it was Oxy
Care sponsored Jonathan Zeiner winning the class. Julionna
Olson won the 8-9 girls class and Dave Moody won the
8 novice class.
Butch Feitel held off Neil Schaefer for the 45 &
over cruiser class. Brian McInnis beat Rob Giese in
40-44 action and Randy Greco held off a weekly improving
Erik Maher for the 35-39 win. Zack Pirulli and Don Olson
were just having fun in the 13-14 / 30-34 combined cruiser
class and Sally McInnis beat Rosemary Scolaro in 35
& over womans cruiser.
Sponsored by Eagle Electric, Mackenzie Atchison held
off Alysha Olson for the win in 5-7 girls racing with
an impressive field of 5 riders in the house.
In 5 & under novice action Luke McAdams finished
in front of Lane “Superfly” Maher and Rich
Bray for the win. Last week’s Rider-Of-The-Week
Jagur Layman traded wins with Collin Penn but still
managed to win the 6 rookie class.
George’s Music Center’s Chris Pfeffer won
the 11-12 / 9-10 cruiser class and Jake Layman won the
8 & under cruiser class.
The was a little confusion regarding our trophy / awards
policy in combined classes. Here is what we do.
In combined racing classes like a novice and expert
combined all riders are pointed as they cross the finish
line. The points are per the structure of the highest
proficiency in the class. For the award of the day we
split the classes but an expert must beat any rider
of lower proficiency. If there is one expert and three
novices in a grouping and the expert wins (as expected),
then there would be two first place trophies awarded;
one for the expert and one for the first novice. However,
if a novice finished ahead of an expert, then only one
first place trophy would be awarded but two second place
awards would be given. (One for the expert and one for
the second novice across the line). A couple of examples
of why we do this is girls, who are typically fewer
in number could have a 10 yr old combined with a 17
yr old. It simply wouldn’t be fair to award them
as one group. We would give both a first place award.
Another example would be a expert – novice combined
class where there are 4 novices and one expert. If,
hypothetically, the four novices finished ahead of the
expert we would award the expert as a 5th place finish
as he is expect to finish ahead of the lower proficiencies.
It doesn’t seem fair that he would get a first
because he was the first expert. Anyway, I hope this
clears the situation up a little bit.
See you next week
on Monday July 30th, there will be a Stile Industries
clinic at the track. There is a cost for this clinic
but the benefits are many as two BMX Pros including
Justin Travis will be on hand for two hours of instruction.