Race Report July
Week # 10
At foothills, being a weekend
track, we never know what to expect for rider counts
on any given Sunday. Seems like we are influenced by
either National Events or Holidays every weekend not
to mention crazy weather. With this being a long holiday
weekend with late day showers predicted, it seemed like
the rider count may be somewhat small again this week.
(131 last week).
When registration closed, there were 168 riders in the
amateur classes, another 4 in the Elite Open and 13
more in the 16 & over Open Wheels class making this
a decent crowd at 185 and 46 motos. In fact we had riders
from Vermont, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Delaware,
North Carolina, New York and Massachusetts in the house.
In pre race opening ceremonies, 11 yr old rookie Wes
Reel was given the rider of the week award claiming
Pete Lorenzo as his favorite rider.
Rad Rookie Racing
Two mains would be required in the rookie classes with
the biggest group being in the 7 rookie class with 12
riders vying for the 8 starting positions in the main
event. Vectro Custom Computers Brandon Jasensky would
ace a “perfect” in his motos as he is just
a totally different rider since he doned the CMR colors.
Collin Penn would do the same in his motos setting up
a classic showdown in the main event. Unfortunately
for Brandon he would wreck in turn two with two other
riders and it would virtually insure the win for Penn.
Brandon and the rest of them will now have to wait a
bit before they race Collin again as this was his 15th
win as a rookie and has now earned the rank of Novice.
Congrats to Collin Penn. Sam Zolla, in the right place
at the right time was second and the third spot went
to Tanner Storz.
In the 8 yr old class a main would also be required
to crown a winner. Shawn Graveline (Dutchman Lawn and
garden) was the moto dominator as he scored three wins.
Brandon Galesky may have equaled that had he not wreck
in the second round. In the main event, Bubba Hodge
found a way around Galeski in the fourth turn for the
win. Galeski settled in the two sport and third went
to Jacob Gleacher.
Arefin Milto cruised to yet another win in the 5 &
under gang with Jamie Corsillo second and Derek Fantano
third. Arefin is closing in on his Novice stripes and
should soon join Hunter Zeiner as the only 5 yr old
novices in the State.
Tactical Arms sponsored Zack Ferris won everything there
was to win in the 6 rookie class with Casey Navin a
solid second and Seth Norton third. Eric Passeck was
the 9 rookie winner as he managed to stay in front of
The Pine’s Pete Franolich and “Quick Nick”
Zeller Tire’s Mike Wasilonsky won two of three
motos for the 10 rookie title this day while Chris Stewart
was second and the “show” position went
to Jeff Vadney.
Only two riders in the 11 rookie class and Wes Reel
would finish ahead of Ken Grenier on this day. Once
a very large class, the 12 rookie class would only have
3 riders vying for the win. Nick Hull would claim the
first place trophy with Dylan Vadney second and Scott
In 13 rookie racing Jordan Klein would keep in domination
going with the win. Baird Dilworth, in his first visit
to Foothills was second and Shane Sawicki third.
Dan German (Dangerman) took care of business in the
14 yr old bracket. Demitry Savvidid sure made him work
for it with a solid second. New rider Scott Smith finished
Tactical Arms Jimmy Ferris was “perfect”
in the 15 rookie class with a full gate of riders in
the house. James Norris was second and CJR’s Matt
Hyatt was third.
Benny Ayala totally controlled the 16 rookie group featuring
all CJR riders. Mike Clark was a close second and Rob
In 17 & over action it would be Brandon Miville
finishing in front of Dan Sears all three rounds.
Nervous Novice Action
The combined class of 17-18 nov and ex would be this
only other class requiring a main event and it would
feature 6 experts and two novices. Ty Johnson would
win all of his motos but not show for the main. Cody
Buck won the main and the first novice was Jeramey Bakunis.
In 5 & under / 7 nov racing Hunter Zeiner (Oxycare)
was the only 5 yr onl in the mix. The winner was Hartford
County Tattoo’s Lane Maher with Luke McAdams second.
Mackenzie Atchison jumped into the 8 nov class and won
two of three motos with Bell Electric’s Owen Giese
second and Austin Clinton third.
Two 9 novs were combined with 8 ex Justin Boissonnault
resulting in a win for Justin with RJ Miville (Jack’s
Auto Body) second and Jake DesMarais third.
In 10 nov racing, combined with 9 ex Dave (D-Man_ Moody)
the Zeiner Tile and Flooring sponsored Jon Zeiner won
everything with a “perfect”. Moody was second
and Rob DesMarais third in spite of a hard fall in the
Ryan McCoy won the 3 rider 11 nov class with Tommy Lee-Busky
second and Mike Buonocore third.
Defending State Champion Brianna Clinton beat three
boys for the 12 novice win with Gabe Cruz a humble second
and George Norton third. A full gate of 12 ex / 13 novices
resulted in some wild racing. State Champ Shawn McAuley,
challenged hard by novice rider Austin Cyr would be
the winner. Austin, crashing hard in the first round
would salvage a nice second and Justin Thompson finished
an impressive third.
Another large group in the 15 novice class with six
riders present. Schweiger Tile and Flooring sponsored
Anthony Reilly won the hotly contested event with Haltom
McCready second and Jonathan Daversa third.
Agawam’s Jen Rossi, in a rare appearance won the
8-10 girls class with Kyly Milton second.
Sponsored by T and M Builders, Jess Maher had no problem
in the 11 girls class. Chealsee Kalivis, showing much
improvement this year was second and Alyssa Perkins
Amanda Wedge worked hard to finish in front of Katy
Moody in 12 girls action with Jayna Roy third.
Carly Curtin, with her hard earned NBL Regional Championship
number plate proudly mounted on the front of her machine,
won the 13 girls class with Nine Rintharamy second and
Gaby Boxall third.
Angela Therriault won 14 girls with ABA convert Ashley
Theriault behind her and Victory Sunbury third.
In 17 & over action Michelle Main was the winner,
Nicole Milton second and Amy Block third.
In 10 ex Chris Therriault eked out a win with a hard
fought battle with second place finisher Troy Atchison
and third place Spencer Martin.
In 11 ex action, maybe the most competitive class, Chris
Pannullo would make it two of three moto wins keeping
Dan Delisle behind him with Nick Killmer a close third.
Aggro’s Zack Andringa would be the 13x winner
with teammate Tommy McClure second and the Weight Room’s
Austin Vaillancourt third.
Adam Hulse was the 15x winner with Austin Loebe second
and Josh Wedge third.
The Birthday boy, T & M’s Pauly Maher won
the mod squad (16x) race with Midtown Auto parts Josh
Sanford second and CMR’s Colby Lake third.
The 25 & over gang was wild and whooly for sure.
Justin Coelho would be the winner while Bizzarro’s
London Wilmont was second and Xtreme Marine’s
Mike Jasensky (novice) third.
11-12 / 9-10 cruiser winner was Dan Delisle with Chris
Therriault second and George’s Music Center’s
Chris Pfeffer third.
Angela Therriault held off (well kinda) Pam Oldham for
the win in 13-14 – 45 & over action.
New Yorks Tony Romando, in his first visit to Foothills,
won the 25 & over gang with Greg Sloan a close second
and Matt Theriault third.
In 40-44 action Tom Johnson would again hold off a determined
Fred Roy for the win with the third spot going to the
“hare” Steve Rossi.
Vermont’s Tim Buck beat Stu McCrady in 45-49 action
Finally in the 16 & over Open Wheels Race, 13 riders
were going for the glory. In the 8 rider main Allen
Currier and Pete Lorenzo were battling hard in the rhythm
section and the Pistol made a power move around the
outside. It looked like he had a legitimate shot at
the win when “Thunder” sensing his presence
drifted high in the final turn forcing Pete to lose
his momentum. Allen held him off and Matt Markie slid
underneath Pete as well for the second spot. Pete looked
a little down for a second and Ty Johnson took advantage
and slipped into the third slot as they crossed the
Thanks everyone. Unltimate Warrior
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