Race Report July
Well week # 11 and guess what,
another Regional to contend with. This time it’s
in Pennsylvania and only 3.5 hours away. It seems like
we really have to contend with the National programs
this year more then in recent memory. At any rate with
some notable riders missing we still managed 156 riders
in 44 motos.
Two riders were honored as Riders Of The Week with the
first one from the June 28th race. This would be a Co-ROTW
and the honor would go to 11 yr old Rookie Taylor Nelson.
He named local rider John Crossen as his favorite rider.
% yr old Landon Richard was honored as last weeks ROTW
and he couldn’t come up with his favorite rider.
With no one interested in jumping into the 16-29 Open
Wheels class this week the comp in the motos for the
older riders was a little more intense.
Ben Atchison had his hands full of Devin Kelly in the
combined class of 19-25 Nov / 26-34 Ex / 35-40 Ex. Devin
won the first moto but Ben came back to win the next
two for the overall win. Bill Clinton was third with
Scott Merenda fourth.
In 17-18 Expert action Josh Sanford (Midtown Auto Parts)
and Colby Lake traded wins. Josh would win the tie breaking
third round for the overall title. Paul Maher, still
with his injured wrist, was just touching the gate.
The Mod-Squad; i.e. 16 Ex, Was dominated by Josh wedge
who won every moto. Anthony Reilly (Auntie Leighann’s
Daycare) was running hot and settled into the two spot
with William Barna finishing third.
Four 14 Ex were on hand but only one 13 Ex (Chris Pfeffer)
and one 14 Novice rider (Tim Osborne so they were all
combined together. Into one hot six rider group. Without
winning a single moto, Austin Cyr would be the overall
champ with consistent second place finishes. Kyle Block
won two motos but a fifth place finish in the first
round would seal his fate. He did salvage a second overall
with third going to Zack Andringa .
In 11 ex / 11 Nov combined Casey Tanner would put his
National #8 machine in the winners circle raking up
perfect points while doing it. Troy Atchison was second
and third went to Doug Cable.
Nicole Milton and Amy Block were paired up and Nicole
would take no prisoners in 16 Girls / 17 & over
Katie Moody got the best of Jayna Roy in the 13 Girls
class today. In the 12 yr old Girls class it would be
the same finishing order in all three rounds of racing.
Jess Maher, Michaela Groves and Sam Lumbra. In 8-9 Girls
Kyly Milton was again perfect. Madison Birch was second
and the third spot went to Abigail Mitchell.
In 5-7 long-haired rocket action it would be Hope Maher
(Mark T. Kelley Construction) winning all the motos.
Beth Passeck had a better day this week with a solid
second and third went to Rileigh Valliere.
Jason Kellogg got the job done in 15-16 Novice racing
with Jon Daversa and Sean Perkins battling hard for
the second spot which eventually went to Daversa (Dave’s
In the 12 Ex / 13 Nov class Dan Delisle would win two
of three motos but the third place finish in the third
round allowed Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s Auto Salvage)
to clam the top spot. Dan was second and third went
to Brianna Clinton.\Six riders were in the 10Nov / 9
Ex class and the only expert, Justin Boissonneault would
be the Dominator today as he won all three rounds. Jake
DesMarais was second and third went to Eric Passeck.
Not a bad ride for Eric in his first race as a Novice.
In 8 Ex / 9 Nov action Lane Maher (Hartford County Tattoo)
was the top gun with Sky Domain running a close second.
Owen Giese was third.
In the 8 Novice class Collin Penn was again the one
to beat and no one could this day. Lucas Petosa was
second and Jagur Layman was third. Hunter Zeiner, th3
only 6 Expert in the house was perfect in the 6 Ex /
6 nov / 7 Nov class. Finny Milton and Zachary Ferris
(Tactical Arms) were second and third. In the 50 &
over Cruiser class it was Butch Feitel and Len Ferris
going at it again and Butch was the fastest in this
class. Rob Giese won the 40-44 Cruiser class. In 30-34
/ 45-49 big-wheel action Tom Kuehn was pushed to the
third round of motos which he won for the overall win
over Greg Sloan. AJ Roy and Mike Vallone had it going
on in the 17-24 / 25-29 Cruiser class with Mike winning
two of three motos for the win. Jacob Bell, in his first
race ever fell in the first round but looked good after
that. Chris Pfeffer was paired up with Jayna Roy in
the 13-14 Cruiser division and Chris would come out
on top. In the always fun to watch 11-12 Cruiser class
it would be Dan Delisle, Casey Tanner and Chris Pannullo
(National Mail) in all three rounds.
RJ Miville was the only 10 yr old Cruiser here and Sky
Domain the only 8 yr old so they were put together with
RJ the top dog in this mixed class.
The 17 & over Rookie class is always exciting and
the “Fluorescent Flyer”, Nick Roy must have
had that bike plugged into a wall socket all night as
you could read a book at midnight next to it. He was
as hot as the bikes colors and won every moto. Joe Santiago
was a solid second all day with Ray Clark a constant
Jer Royer easily won the 15-16 Rookie class as he kept
Dan Livingston and Gian Gonzalez behind him in every
Alex Hubbard had to work hard to stay in front of new
rider Brady Hanford. Alex managed to keep his bike in
the lead spot but this Brady kid has some serious jumping
skills. Check out the photo section.
In the 13 Rookie class it was Dylan Vadney and Darren
Zimmerman (David J. Mahoney Painting) battling handlebar
to handlebar with Zimmerman winning two of three. In
the 12 Rookie class there were 8 riders in the house
so a Main event was required to sort things out. Kenny
Grenier (Hogie’s Sweet Shop / Winsted Tire and
Auto) was perfect in his motos as was Aaron Kawalski.
The main event showdown would go to “Killer”
Kawalski with Grenier second. Third went to Josh Macomber.
A main was also needed in the 11 Rookie class which
would go to Erik Dugan. Taylor Nelson (CT Basement Systems)
was second and the third spot went to Chris Stewart.
Mains were the norm in the Rookie class and next up
was the 10 Rookie Main event. Nick Bates dominated the
class as he won all his motos plus the main. Bryan Basile
settled for second after he raked up three rounds of
first place moto points and third went to Wes Bookland.
The 9 yr old Rookie main saw Steven Hull ace a perfect
with William Guido second and Dusty Petosa settling
into the third spot. The always loaded 8 yr old Rookie
class featured the first overall Foothills with for
Berlin’s Ed Lentz. Colin Riggs (Tactical Arms)
was second and Connor Calarco was third. Nice ride Ed!
Casey Navin won everything including the 7 yr old Rookie
main event. Dusty Souza was second and the third spot
in the main went to Chris Guido.
Evan Kawalski won the 6 Rookie class with Justin Falasco
and Ian Fosbrook second and third. The 5 & under
Rookie class was made up of six riders with three coming
from the Bay State. Landon Richard was perfect and the
top gun. Second went to Brady Valliere and Lucas North
Don’t forget to get to the track on Tuesday at
11:00 am if you can make it as we have the chance to
show-case BMX racing to the city with a demo race. Free
clinic tomorrow night. Have a great week everyone.
For a complete finish
As always, thanks for your support.