Jul 8th 2007
Week number 10
With a National in nearby Trumbull
and a later than normal gate drop, coupled with the
hottest day of the year, we were concerned that this
was going to be a very small race. When registration
closed 150 riders were registered in class and another
14 in the Pro-am race. 164 riders equaled 43 motos so
no too bad considering.
In pre race ceremonies 12 Rookie Tim Osborne was honored
as last weeks Rider Of The Week. He said that Allen
Currier was his favorite rider.
This was the forth stop on the Ultimate Warrior challenge
pro-am series, sponsored by P. J. Collectables. When
the motos were run the lineup for the final eight was
impressive. In gate 8 was Billy Ripley, gate 7 had Steve
Oldham, gate 6 Justin Markie, gate 5 Ty Johnson, gate
4 Garret Woods, gate 3 Allen Currier, gate 2 Pete Lorenzo
and on the pole starting in gate one was Max Egdorf.
After a introductory rollout the gate was locked and
loaded. BAM and down the front straight they sped. South
Carolina’s Garret Woods and Pete Lorenzo were
side by side and Currier right there as well as they
reached turn 1. Pistol took the lead with woods behind
him and Currier third as they roared up the 2nd straight.
Into turn two no changes up front but a lot of slicing-n-dicin
back in the pack. Things stayed the same until they
reached turn 4 when Currier dove to the inside of Woods
and took over the 2nd spot in an impressive move. Through
the rhythm section Max Egdorf also was able to pass
Woods and settled into 3rd. The finishing order was
Lorenzo, Currier, Egdorf, Oldham, Woods, Markie, Ripley
and Johnson. This really shook up the standings as Ripleys
5 point lead is gone. Currier now has 62, Ripley and
Egdorf 61, Oldham and Lorenzo stand at 58 and Keller
remains at 42 and Ty Johnson has 32. 5 points separate
the top 5 riders. Next stop will be on July 22nd.
The other classes that had main were the 16X - 17-24
novice gang where Max Egdorf would come out on top.
The * novice class also required a main and Ryan Towle
would get the best of Matt Guerin. The 6 rookie gang
saw “Superfly” Lane Maher finish his rookie
career with a perfect. Congats to our newest novice.
Olivia Ruth, from Schenectady N.Y. would win the 5 &
under rookie main event with Conor Guilford 2nd and
Hunter Zeiner third.
Bizzarro’s London Wilmont won the 35 & over
expert class by holding off a very hard charging Garrick
Yanowsky. The 25 & over novice gang saw Kevin Clark
cross the stripe first. Fred Roy salvaged a second.
17-24 experts had a nice lineup and Mike Scolaro would
come out on top in that mix. In 15 & over girls
Danielle Jolicoeur kept her streak of wins alive, even
after a crash in practice through her to the clay. In
15X – 16N combined Paul Maher, who celebrated
his 15th birthday the day before, handled the comp and
easily won the class. Dan Krouse had a solid second
place and was the first of the novices to cross the
stripe in this grouping. Josh Sanford and Logan Mitchell
put on their usual close racing and Josh managed yet
another perfect. Ray Watts beat Brandon Jones for the
15 rookie title. In 14X – 14N it would be Jeff
Croshier sppeding his way to a victory while Josh Wedge,
coming off an injury, is getting it back quickly and
had a solid second. James Oslander was the fastest 14
rookie this day. D.J. Scott was “Top-Gun”
in 13X while Dillon McNally held off Travis Raymond
for the 13 rookie win.
!2X was a wild class and Taylor Morris, all the way
from Manassas Virginia, upset the locals with a win.
New York’s Jay Patterson was in hot pursuit. Alissa
Thimmish, jumped into the boys 12 novice class and beat
all of them. Austin Vaillencourt was the closest to
Austin Cyr had a chance to apply the skills he learned
last week at the camp and he showed that he really paid
attention. He won the 12R class. Shawn McAuley’s
string of moto wins came to a crashing halt in the third
round of 11X action but he still managed a first place
overall win. Chris Pfeffer, looking much improved after
the camp, easily won the 11N class. In 11R, Ryan Hotaling
would win in his first visit ever to foothills BMX.
He lives in Cobleskill N.Y. and maybe we can enjoy watching
In 11 Girls Amanda Wedge kept her sting of wins alive
and remains tied with Danielle Jolicouer for the track
champions title by winning every moto in 11 girls.
10X saw an impressive battle between Dan Delisle and
Florida’s Hobe Hoke and Dan really had to work
to finish ahead of him but he did pull it off. Thanks
to the Hoke family for stopping in on their way back
to Saint Petersburg.
Another one of our local riders who really paid attention
at the camp was Chris Pannullo. He not only was very
competitive at the trumbull National, he put the move
of the day on Mike Guerin in turn 4 and finished at
the top of the 10N-9X class, Matt Bovat continued his
quest towards a novice ranking by putting another one
in the books in 10R. The 10 Girls class went to Jess
Maher while Troy Atchison won the 9 novice class keeping
Jonathan Zeiner behind him. In 9 rookie racing Larry
Coderre would be the winner.
Julionna Olson toped Jenny Fish for the 9 girls title.
R.J. Miville held off a much improved Matt Dillon for
the 8 rookie title. In 7 rookie Owen Giese would ace
Steve Rossi held off a determined Rob Giese in 40-44
Cruiser racing. The 35-39 gang saw Bobby DesMarais stay
in front of Dwayne McNally. Rose Ellen Hoke topped Alysha
Olson in 5-7 girls and Jacob Koenig won all the 6 rookie
motos but finished just behind Lane Maher in the main.
Next week is a single point team race so hopefully will
have a nice crowd and some great fun. See you there
for the 1:30 gate drop.