Race Report July
Week number 12
Well here we go again being a
weekend track we are subject to the sanctioning bodies
National Events. No exception this week as Bethel Supercross
hosted a NBL Northeast Regional race and nearby Whip
City an ABA National event. Couple that with the most
oppressive heat wave of the year, a scheduled one hour
later start and this race would be the smallest in 5
years with only 117 riders split into 33 motos.
None the less, the predicted monsoon held off and we
did get all three rounds of motos into the record books.
It was really great to see a contingent from the ABA’s
Bad-Apples team making their first visit to Foothills
and we certainly hope the Williams clan enjoyed themselves.
In the pre-race opening comments 13 yr old Gabby Boxall
was named the rider of the week after scoring her first
win ever last week at Foothills. She named all the riders
that she races against as her favorite riders.
8 yr old Shawn Graveline performed the National Anthem.
In a heavily mixed class of 16X/17-18N/19-25X and 26-34X
it would be Zak McCready claiming victory as the lowest
score and Josh Sandford was second with Kevin Clark
Ryan Souza joined the ranks of the 17 & over rookie
class but it would be an energized Dan Sears winning
the class with Brandon Miville second. Souza was the
third place rider.
In 15x – 16n it was Josh Wedge stylin & smiling
as he aced a “perfect” with the “Oreo-Man”
William Barna second and Keith Brown third.
In the CJR 16 rookie class Benny Ayala was first with
Ang Uriotegui second and Rob Magi third.
The Weight Room’s Austin Vaillancourt was the
only 13x in the house so he was combined with three
15 novs. The result was an impressive win for the Schweiger
Tile and Flooring sponsored Anthony Reilly as this was
his 20th win as a novice and he became the newest Expert
in the country. The second spot went to Jon Daversa
with Vaillancourt third.
Riding under the sponsorship of tactical Arms, Jimmy
Ferris won the 15 rookie class with “A-Bone”
Jeremiah Royer finishing second.
The 14 rookie class featured a “perfect”
from James Dumont with new rider Zack Watkins second
and Trevor Simmons third. Jose Acosta continues to improve
and is now up to the pack. Stay with it Jose!.
Angela Therriault was again the winner in the 13-14-17
& over female group with Nicole Milton second and
Gabby Boxall third.
12X – 13 N racing and it would be 13n Austin Cyr
and 12x Shawn McAuley battling for the top two spots
again this week. Austin won all three rounds today with
Shawn second and George’s Music Center’s
Chris Pfeffer third.
Alex Hubbard got it done by beating Brenden Aleia in
13 rookie action. Four riders raced in the 12 novice
class and there were three different moto winners with
Brianna Clinton, Gabe Cruz and Ryan McCoy all winning
a moto. When the scores were tallied up it was Brianna
Clinton edging out Gabe Cruz for the crown.
Nick Hull was Top_Gun in 12 rookie racing with Dylan
Vadney right behind him and Kenny Grenier third.
Katherine Moody continues her impressive year of improvement
as she won two of thrr 12 girl motos capturing the overall
win. Amanda Wedge was second and “Bad-Apples”
Brianna Williams was third.
The 11 ex title went to Former nat’l champion
Zack O’Neil. Fusco’s Used Auto Parts Chris
Pannullo was a solid second and Dan Delisle was third.
For the first time in recent memory Mike Buonocore was
“perfect” in the 11 nov class withUncle
Pat sponsored Matt Bovat second and Ian Dickinson slid
into the third spot.
11 rookies saw Wes Reel doling out a perfect score with
Rich Carlson Heating & Coolings Taylor Yurgalevics
second and Ty Hesterberg third.
T & M Builders Jessy Maher won the 11 Girls class
by staying in front of a hard charging Kendra Covington.
In 10 ex action it would take the tie breaking third
round to determine that Chris Therriault would win over
second place finisher Jon Zeiner (Zeiner Tile &
Flooring). The third spot went to Troy Atchison.
Robbie DesMarais topped Trevor Fox and Pin Shop Hobbies
Larry Coderre for the win in 10 novice.
Jeff Vadney and Chris Stewart battled hard for the 10
rookie win with Jeff winning two of three. Timmy Dengler
In 9x-9n combined the order of finish was “Bad-Apples”
Terrance Williams (expert) first, Jake DesMarais second
and Jack Auto Body’s R.J. Miville third.
Nick Bates got the best of Eric Passeck today for the
9 rookie win with The Pine’s Pete Franolich settling
for the third spot.
In the 8 novice clash Austin Clinton was the fastest
while Mackenzie Atchison was second and Bell Electric’s
Owen Giese third.
Bubba Hodge, visiting for the summer from North Carolina,
took care of business in the 8 rookie class by keeping
his perfect in tact right through the main event. Second
in the only main of the day was Dusty Petosa while third
went to William Guido. Steven Hull would fall hard on
the second straight in the main but eventually was able
to get up and ride off into the sunset.
Kyly Milton beat Liz Passeck for the 5-7 / 8 girls win.
The 5 & under novice class, combined with 7 novice
riders would see Hartford County Tattoo’s Lane
Maher (Superfly) the winner, Collin Peen was second
and the order for the two 5 yr old novices was Hunter
Zeiner and Arefin Milton.
A full gate of six riders in 7 rookie action and Lucas
Petosa would win every moto. Colin Riggs was second
with the third spot going to Ethan Russell-Ward.
In 6 rookie racing Dustin Souza would win two of three
rounds for the overall while Torrington Firefighters
Randy Donaghy was second and Casey Navin third.
Only two riders in the 5 & under rookie class and
Hope Maher would be the winner with Devon O’Leary
In the 40-44 / 45-49 Cruiser class, Flyin Freddy Roy
would earn the win with Moose, Rob Delamare second and
Rob Giese third despite a rolling crash in the third
round. Stu McCready was fourth.
Finally in the 30-34 / 35-39 group Bikers Edge Bobby
DesMarais was the winner, Erik Maher a solid second
and Greg Sloan third.
What a hot day ans the temp neared the mid ninety’s
and a very high humidity but, its another one in the
record books. Thanks to everyone who endured the weather
and we’ll see you next week as we go back to our
regular starting time.