Race Report August 1st, 2010
Week #13 and #14
The weather was
not a factor today as two races were planned to get
us caught up with our schedule and position us for
the stretch run.
Before we started, 5 yr old Robbie Webb was named
our rider of the week for his efforts at the race
held on July 25th. He named Matt Markie as his favorite
At Foothills its always great to look around and see
who the “Surprise Riders” might be for
this week. Long Island BMX was represented well as
Cheyenne Noud, George Ragotte and Austin Modell were
in the house.
The was no money open today
so starting off with the 26-24 / 35-39 expert class
it featured three riders but the racing was tight.
Don Hottes would show that his skills are a little
more honed then Scott Merenda and Mike Greco as he
was unbeatable and aced a “perfect”.
In 17-18 / 19-25 action, Andrew Cox continued to impress
with another win. Justin Markie was second and Jason
Bush battled hard with Will Barna to capture the third
15x / 15 nov was a full gate
of six riders. Austin Cyr held off a determined Zack
Andringa for the perfect score but it sure wasn’t
easy. Zack was solid in second with the third spot
going to Roberto Elizondo.
Shawn McAuley held off Austin Modell in 14 expert
action. The third spot belonged to Chris Pfeffer (Georges
The 13 Expert class was up for grabs with three evenly
matched riders going for the glory. Chris Pannullo’s
(Fusco’s used auto parts) consistency earned
him the top spot on the podium. Dan Delisle was second
while Ian Dickinson was third.
Casey Tanner and Jon Zeiner finished 1-2 in the 12
Expert class while Chris Therriault held off Robbie
DesMarais for the third spot.
Nick Cote’ topped the efforts of Dave Moody
in 10x / 11x / 11 nov mixed action. Jake DesMarais
Former Track Champion Angela Therriault was perfect
in the 16 girls / 17 & over woman’s class.
Nicole Milton was second and Christine Gryzbek finished
in the third spot.
Doing Shoreham BMX Country proud, Cheyenne Noud showed
our “locals” how its done by winning every
moto. Reining track champion Katie Moody was second
and the third spot went to Crystal Lumbra.
Jess Maher, Jenn Cote’ and Michele Gamelin would
finish 1-2-3 in 13 girls class.
Lexi Doty continued her winning ways by beating Samantha
Lumbra in 12 girls racing.
Isabella Sanchez finally took her skill set to the
next level as she could not be beaten this day. Mackenzie
Atchison was second in the 11 girls class while Helen
Elizondo was third.
With five riders in the popular 10 girls class it
looked like the competition would be close and possibly
many lead changes. None of that would happen as Kyly
Milton, Chloe Arnold and Chloe Bourgoin would finish
1-2-3 in every moto.
K & R Services sponsored Lanie Stroh held off
Julia Brock in the 9 girls class.
In 5-7 girls action it was Hope Maher going undefeated.
Rileigh Valliere was a very close second with Ashley
Jasensky (X-Treme Marine) third.
In 16, 17 & 18 novice action, Long Islands Geroge
Ragotte looked to be the dominant rider at least till
he reached the final turn when sand bags and anchors
were flying in all directions avoiding the dreaded
move up award. Jim Ferris would be the overall winner
with Jon Daversa second and third went to George.
Tom Goclowski and Dylan Vadney traded moto wins in
the 14 novice class. Dylan finished third in the next
round so that would seal the deal for Tommy who grabbed
the overall win. Dylan was second and an impressive
effort from Autumn Classey earned her the third spot.
Wes Reel, Jake Marconi and Trevor Fox (Wild Side tattoo)
was the order in 13 novice racing action.
Connor continued the winning ways that he had in the
rookie class as he put one in the record books as
a novice. R.J. Miville was second while Erik Dugan
The 9x / 10 nov class required a main event to determine
who would go home happy. Sky Domain would not be denied
as he won everything he ran on this day. Jon Maura
was second and third went to Brandon Galeski (Gold
In 7x / 8 nov / 9 nov combined racing, the overall
win was definitely up for grabs. Zack Ferris (Tactical
Arms) won the first round but a fourth place finish
in the next round ruined his chances. Colin Riggs
had a nice second place finish but he also had a fourth
place finish to kill any chances that he had for the
win. Hunter Zeiner was the most consistent and he
would go home the winner. Ferris was second and Riggs
More combining occurred and it sure was a mixed bag
in the 6x / 6nov / 7 nov class. Finny Milton was perfect
2ith Derek Fantano edging out Landon Richard for the
In Cruiser action Butch Feitel topped Len Ferris in
the 50 & over class and Bob DesMarais did the
same to Greg Fantano in 40-44 action.
Hope Maher was given a gift in the combined class
of 12 & under and 40 & over cruisers.
Erik Maher won the tie breaker and got the overall
in 30-34 / 35-39 cruisers. Greg Sloan settled for
second while Alex Rivera was third.
Good racing in the 13-14 cruiser class with 5 riders
giving it their best shot. Ausin Modell would prevail
with Dan Delisle second and Chris Pannullo (National
Mail Service) third.
Casey Tanner, topped R.J. Miville and Pete Franolich
in the 11-12 cruiser class.
In 8 & Under / 9-10 action Nick Cote’ easily
won the class. Evan Merenda was second and Lane Maher,
could only touch the gate as he broke his arm last
week in Trumbull.
Matt Bennett held off a hard charging Matt Delisle
in 17 & over Rookie racing.
Mike Castle, Liam Stone and Brenden Aleia would finish
1-2-3 in 15 Rookie.
In 14 Rookie action, Darren Zimmerman (David J Mahoney
Painting) got the job done. Luke Dengler hung tough
with a solid second while Nick Ingala was finishing
We don’t see him all the time but when he is
here, he usually wins. Alejandro Robles pulled it
off again in the 13 rookie class. Brennen Colli, causing
us fits when he rode the #16 number plate after signing
up with the 831, enjoyed a second with third going
to Chris Mello.
Mark Tully “got er done” in 12 rookie
action but finishing in front of Travis Welsh and
Mason Harris. Mason would have done much better had
he not got in the wrong moto in his first round.
In 11 rookie action it would be Jeremy Estralla capturing
the win with Ty Bourgoin second and the third spot
went to Rich Russell.
William Guido was perfect in the 9 rookie class and
it was his last ride as a rookie as this was his 15th
Rookie win. Congrats on the move to the Novice class.
Dale Doty (Connecticut Wells) was second and Frankie
Buckley was third.
A main event in the 9 rookie class is always exciting.
Ethan Russell-Ward had little problems in acing a
perfect but the rest of the finishing positions were
highly contested. Wes Keating slid into the second
spot and third went to Sam Inderdohen.
Chris Guido, leadin all the way around in round one,
self destructed in turn five for a heart breaking
crash. He was okay but settled for 3rd in the moto
as Conor Griffin won it. Chris came back to win the
next round and it was good enough for the overall
win. The second place trophy went to Griffin while
Preston Ross was third.
A former rider of the week and brother to the current
one, Matt Webb, won the 7 rookie class for his 14th
rookie win. Torin Ellis was second with Ian Fosbrook
salvaging a third.
A full gate of 6 year old rookies saw Danny DesMarais
win both his motos and the main event. Aman Egan (Indian
Mountain Mower Service) was second and Lucas North
The last class and last main event of Race # 1 was
the 5 & Under rookie class. Sam DeGrange (Betera
Chrysler/ Jeep) won the class with Robbie Webb second
and Anthony Starr-Bennett third.
Race # 2
All but 12 riders hung around
for the second race.
Don Hottes aced a double perfect as he won everything
in the 17-18X / 26-34X / 35-40X class. Scott Merenda
and Mike Greco finished second and third.
Austin Cyr (Plow plus Maintenance) fought hard with
Zack Andringa in the 16 X class and just nipped him
for the overall win. Zack did manage a second with
Roberto Elizondo third.
Shawn McAuley, probably on his way to his 7th state
Championship, won again in this race holding off Chris
Pfeffer (George’s Music Center). The third spot
went to Long Island’s Austin Modell.
Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s Used Auto Parts) was
top gun in the 13 Expert class. Dan Delisle was second
with Ian Dickinson third.
Jonathan Zeiner, with relatives watching, won the
12 Expert / 12 novice class. Chris Therriault hung
on for second while Robbie DesMarais, looking a little
rusty from some time off, was third.
The “D-Man” Dave Moody had it all his
way in 11X / 11N racing as he scored a perfect. Jake
DesMarais and Scotty Thomson finished second and third.
Landon Richard, Derek Fantano and Brady Valliere was
the official finishing order in the 6X / 6N class.
Nothing changes in the 16 & over Girls / Womans
class as the order was the same as Race #1. Angela
Therriault, Nicole Milton and Christine Grysbek.
Katie Moody and Jasmine Mandelas were the only two
ladies racing in the 14-15 girls class and the win
went to Katie.
Jessy Maher, Isabella Sanchez and Alexus Doty were
all winners in their girls classes.
A full gate again was the feature of the 10 yr old
girls group but the results would be the same as Race
#1. Kyly Milton, Chloe Arnold and Chloe Bourgoin went
Lanie Stroh (K & R Services) topped Julia Brock
in the 9 girls class.
Hope Maher, starting her tune-up for the NBL Grand
Nationals, was again unstoppable as she held off 4
other girls in the 5-7 class. Rileigh Valliere, oh
so fast, was second and Ashley Jasensky (X-Treme Marine)
Jimmy Ferris worked his way around the sand bags to
finish in from of George Ragotte in 16N / 17-18N action.
Actually Alex Hubbard got by him also as George just
slammed on the brakes just before the finish line.
If George is going to the grands, it seems he values
a high Novice plate over a nice Expert plate. Go figure?
William Chaput edged out Cheyenne Noud and Dave Lamb
for the 15 Novice win.
In 14 Novice action, Tom Goclowski was the fastest.
Second quick was Dylan Vadney with Samir Licul third.
Wes Reel, Jake Marconi and Trevor fox (Wild Side Tattoo)
finished off the 13 novice class in that order.
In 10N / 9X action Sky Domain and Jon Moura put the
Stampede colors on the top to podium spots with Joe
Petrino Jr. edging Brandon Galeski (Gold Seal Roofing)
for the third spot in their main event. Steve Hull,
after spending most of the season out of state, Won
all his motos and earned a fifth in the main.
Craig Lumbra won the 9 Novice class holding off Colin
Riggs and Garrett Fosbrook to do so.
Arefin Milton, Hunter Zeiner and Zach Ferris had some
classic racin goin on in 7X / 7N / 8N. Milton won
it with Zeiner and Ferris (Tactical Arms) second and
Len Ferris, the oldest rider here, and Casey Leaman,
the youngest rider here, should race in a showdown
to determine the longest time around the track. Naw,
Lenny would be embarrassed to be outrun by a 4 yr
old. In 50 & over Cruiser action Butch Feitel
beat Lenny for the win. Just kidding Len, you are
a great sport and an inspiration to us older guys.
Hope Maher and Therese Campbell were the only female
cruisers racing so Hope would beat the slightly older
Therese for the win.
Greg Sloan topped Erik Maher for the 30-34 title.
13-14 Cruiser action is always exciting to watch as
you just cannot predict who will win. In the first
round Dan Delisle finished fith with Ian Dickinson
winning it. Should be easy for Ian now right? Well,
the second round saw Dickinson finish 5th with Delisle
winning it. With all that going on Pannullo (National
Mail Service) was finishing second and third as was
Austin Modell. So when the scores were tallied there
were four riders with a total of 7 points. The second
round is the tie breaker so officially it would be
Delisle, Modell and Pannullo the top three. Nothing
R.J. Miville and Peter Franolich was the order in
11-12 Cruiser and Evan Merenda and Lane maher (Just
touching the gate) in 8 & Under / 9-10 Cruiser.
Matt Bennett again held off Matt Delisle in 17 &
over rookie repeating what he did in the first race.
15 Rookie had the same results as race one also and
that was Mike castle, Liam Stone and Brenden Aleia
Davis J. Mahoney Painting sponsored Darren Zimmerman
kept his perfect Sunday in tack as he won the 14 Rookie
class. Nick Ingala second and Luke Delgler was third.
13 Rookie start Alejandro Robles should have the cops
called on him as he simply stole the show again. Man,
this kid can ride. Brenne Colli was second and Jose
Estrella was third.
Mark Tully also had a great day as he doubled by winning
the 12 Rookie class in race two. Mason Harris, who
got in all the right motos this time was second with
Anthony Ingala third.
Tyler Bourgoin, after finishing second in Race #1
to Jeremy Estrella, managed to turn the tables in
race two and kept Jeremy behind him. The third spot
went to Alex Gothier.
Dale Doty (Connecticut wells) held off Frankie Buckley
to win the 10 Rookie class. Main event time in the
9 Rookie class with 9 riders in the class. The main
saw Ethan Russell-Ward winning it again with Wes Keating
second and Sam Inderdohnen third.
Evan Merenda and Chris Guido were the only competitors
as Preston Ross was a no-show in 8 Rookie action.
The win was Merendas.
Matt Webb and Carter Stroh (A & S Construction)
were the two hot rods in the 7 Rookie class. When
the dust settled it was Matt Webb earning his Novice
ranking with the win. Carter was second with Torin
Ellis third. This was a major accomplishment for Matt
by doing it all in his first year. Welcome to the
Novice ranks Matt. Well deserved.
A full gate of 6 yr old Rookies and Danny DesMarais
again aced a perfect. Lucas North was second while
Aman Egan (Indian Mountain Mower Service) was third.
Finally in the 5 & under rookie class, Sam DeGrange
(Bertera Chrysler / Jeep) was top dog. Robbie Webb
a solid second and Kraig Geissler third.
For complete finish reports
for Race #1 and
for Race #2
Please understand that the actual motos that were
run on the report were the first and third round.
The best of the two are aded as the finish in the
second round (Two moto system).