Race Report June
Well, being another weekend means
anther weekend to compete against either a holiday or
a National event. This time it’s an NBL Regional
at Shoreham Long Island. At 11:30 in the morning the
track was all set up, practice had started but the people
in the parking lot indicated this could be a very small
race. Between 11:30 and 12:30 an amazing recovery as
the rider count for this race ended up being 180 racing
in the amateur classes, another 3 in the Elite open
and then 10 more in the 16 & Over Open Wheels group.
193 riders in 51 motos was an excellent turnout and
maybe a “perfect” kind of day.
Congratulations to Sean Graveline for being named “Rider
of the Week” for his efforts last week.
In the 14 girls + Angela Therriault was “perfect”,
Michelle Main looked “perfect” and Nicole
Milton rode the track “perfectly”.
Garrick Yanosky also “perfect” in the combined
class of 35-40 ex and nov with 41 & over thrown
in the mix. Extreme Marine sponsored Hulkster (Mike
Jasensky) was second with Dan Krouse third.
A nice turnout in 19-25 expert with six riders featuring
the return of John Pinsonnault, who has been away in
college for the last three years. When the dust settled
Dan Buckner was “perfect” with Cliff Richards
No one could score a “perfect” in the 17-18
ex and nov combined racing action but Jeramey Bakunis
was the most consistent and he would have the overall
win with Justin Hellwinkel second.
Brandon Miville won the 17 & over rookie class with
Logan Mitchell was also “perfect” in 16
ex and nov keeping CMR’s Colby Lake behind him
all day long.
The “perfects” continued with 16 rookie
Matt Nichols, riding for the CJR contingent, kept the
other two CJR riders in tow as Rob Magi and Mike Clark
battled hard with Magi claiming the second place prize.
Paul Maher, put the T & M sponsored ride in the
winners circle as he was, yup, “perfect”.
Josh Wedge, who forgot to put the right number plate
on his bike, was second in the fast and furious 15 expert
class. Jeff Croshier was third.
In the 15 nov class Cody Dunn won all three rounds as
his day was “perfect”.
The 15 rookie win went to Tactical Arms rider Jim Ferris,
another “perfect” rider/ Jasen Brewer was
Ryan Sambells-Greco aced a “perfect” score
in 14ex – 14 nov combined and James Oslander,
Waterbury Tire and Auto was the first novice across
The 14 rookie class was a great battle for supremacy
as Demetry Savvidis and James Dumont would trade wins.
Savvidis would win the ty-breaking third round for the
Jason Chamis, after a bad first moto, came back and
won the next two for the win in 13 ex. The Weight Rooms
Austin Vaillancourt, back from his trip to the hospital
last week, scoring a solid second this week.
Brett Wojtkowski got us back to the string of “perfects”
as he won everything in 13 novice racing. Justin Thompson
was a close second.
Shane Sawicki won two of three motos in 13 rookie racing
with Justin Hawes second.
Jordon Klein aced a “perfect” in the 13
rookie class and Victory Sunbury did the same in 13
The 12 ex – 12 nov combined group had some real
hot racing as Shawn McAuley was really pushed by novice
Austin Cyr. Austin managed to beat him in one moto but
Shawn, the multi-time state champ, would make it two
fo three for the win.
The 12 ex class saw Gabe Cruz Keep his string of “perfects”
intact as he again won the 12 rookie class this week.
Amanda Wedge, enjoying a “perfect” season
was just that today as she is still undefeated for the
season in 12 yr old girls.
The 11 ex – 11 nov combined class saw Dan Delisle
keep his #21 machine in front of Fusco’s Used
Auto Parts sponsored Chris Pannullo two our of three
motos for the win.
11 rookie Wes Reel is the “Reel-Deal” as
he came out on top in the 11 rookie class with Ken Grenier
T & M Builders Jess Maher was “perfect”
in her 10/11 girls class as she finished in front of
Katherine Moody all three rounds. Chealsee Kalivis was
Chris Therriault held off a determined Evan Greco in
10 ex racing with new expert Troy Atchison third.
Zeiner Tile & Flooring’s Jonathan Zeiner won
the 10 novice class with yet another “perfect”
for the day. Robbie DesMarais was a solid contender
with a second place finish.
A full gate full of riders in the 10 rookie class but,
when the dust settled, Zeller Tire’s Mike Wasilonsky
would score a “perfect” with new rider Aaron
Dave (D-Man) Moody made it look easy in 8 ex –
9 ex-9 nov combined with a “perfect”.
In 9 rookie racing Jake Layman and Nick Bates were perfect
in their motos but in the main event, The Pines sponsored
Pete Franolich would lay claim to fame.
Kyly Milton “perfected” the 8-9 girls class
as she stayed in front of Emily Daigle all day long.
Bell Electric’s Owen Giese was another one of
our “perfect” riders as he won everything
in the 8 novice class. Jake DesMarais was second.
The biggest class of the day was the 8 yr old rookie
class as 13 riders were registered. Splitting them into
three separate motos Brandon Galeski and Jacob Shpuh
would ace “perfects” while the Dutchman
Lawn & Garden Design’s Sean Graveline won
two of three. After the two semis were run it would
be Jacob Sphur winning the main keeping his “perfect”
5, 6 & 7 yr old novices were combined and it would
be “Superfly” Lane Maher, the Hartford County
Tattoo sponsored rider scoring a “perfect”
with Oxycares Hunter Zeiner second.
Vectro Computer Systems Brandon Jasensky and Collin
Penn were dominate in their 7 rookie motos but it was
Penn, who would be “perfect” through the
Butch Feitel won the 45-49 Cruiser class with a “perfect
and Tom Johnson did the same in 40-44 racing.
Maybe the hottest contended class of this “perfect”
day was the 35-39 cruisers as Randy Greco, Rob DesMarais,
Jim Burke and Garrick Yanosky were really going hard.
The winner was Randy when all was said and done.
Angela Therriault got her cruiser license today and
went out and won the 13-14, 17 & over female cruiser
Greg Sloan was “perfect” in 25-29 / 30-34
In 6 yr old rookie racing Bryce Overstrum was “perfect”
in his motos but in the main event it was Conor Guilford
saving his only win of the day for the big one.
Arefin Milton won the popular 5 & under rookie class
with Riley Tweedie crossing the stripe for second.
Derek Ellefsen won the combined class of 11-12 / 15-16
Chris Therriault (9-10) cruiser and Ryan Ellefson (8
& under cruiser) were both “perfect”
in their classes.
The 16 & over open wheels action was hot and heavy
with 10 riders contending for the cash prize. Pete Lorenzo
saved his best efforts for the main and he battled hard
to win it, Billy Ripley was second and J.P Maguire’s
Ty Johnson was third.
Bob Warnicke Scholarship Race
next week combined with stop # 2 on the Ultimate Warrior
Pro-Am Challenge Series presented by Bikes Edge. This
should be a good one. See ya there.