Race Report June 13th, 2010
After a rain out last week and a threat of rain this
week, we had no idea what kind of rider count to expect.
When we rescheduled to this week we knew we were going
against a National Event in Ohio and that we had five
of our regulars who were planning on heading out to
Akron. None the less, we felt that its important to
get this major race in the record books as soon as
possible as there are still holidays, Nationals and
Regional’s to contend with. With a fairly small
number of riders pre-registered for this race we had
some fears that the size of this race may not be out
of the ordinary. We certainly were overjoyed when
the final tally was posted. With 257 total riders
split into 66 motos and 49 mains, this was gonna be
one for the ages.
5 yr old Sam DeGRange was named the Rookie Rider of
the Week for his dominance last week and he named
Brady Valierre as his favorite rider. Sam went home
with a nice trophy for his efforts.
All participating State Teams honored our country
in a colorful parade lap as Mindy Delisle sang the
National Anthem. . With nearly 100 riders on the track,
it was not without minor mishaps.
For 2010 Nutmeg BMX voted to adopt the NBL’s
policy used primarily at National events, to have
a Main event in each class. It sure extended the day
a little bit but not too many complaints that fell
on my ears. In total 198 motos -2 semis and 49 mains
were run in three hours. That is pretty efficient.
In the Money Open, twelve riders were in the house
vying for some nice pocket money. After scrambling
the motos the top eight riders were ready to rock
our world with a nail biting main event. The line
up read as follows: Billy Ripley, Matt Markie, Shawn
O’Connor, Jason Bush, Ben Atchison, Dylan Perez,
Colby Benoit and Allen Currier. When the gate dropped
it looked like Aggro’s Shawn O’Connor
outsnaped the comp from gate 3. Currier, starting
in gate 1 was right alongside. Holding onto the inside
line, Currier was able to have the lead into turn
one, with O’Connor second and Benoit third.
O’Connor was forced to go high in turn one and
as they exited the turn and sped up the second straight
the order was Currier, Benoit and O’Connor.
Into the second turn O’Connor tried to pass
Benoit on the inside but lost a lot of momentum in
the tight turn as Colby kept him low. For the rest
of the way Shawn never regain enough speed to catch
the two leaders. The official order was Currier, Benoit,
O’Connor, Perez, Ripley, Bush, Atchison and
In 35-40 Experts it would be the exact same order
right through the main event. Garrett Yanosky, Mike
Sigrist and Scott Merenda.
In 26-34 Expert comp Chris Giacomazzo was perfect
through the three rounds of motos but in the Main,
it was Felix Pagan keeping Giacomazzo second with
Don Hottes finishing third.
In 19-25 expert action, Jeremy Eickelberg (Aggro)
won the main with Jason Bush second and third was
In 17-18 ex and nov combined, Pauly Maher was perfect
in the motos but was a no-show in the main. Anthony
DelVento won it with Kyle Strong second and Jim Ferris
Dylan Perez looked very strong as he won the 16x-16nov
main. Jason Kellogg was second.
In 15x-15Nov racing Austin Cyr (Plow plus Maintenance)
was perfect. An impressive ride for Jason Chamis with
a solid second place finish and Roberto Elizondo was
Shawn McAuley, with six State Titles in his bag of
credentials, looked to be well on his way to a seventh
as he aced a perfect in 14X-14nov action. Mike Iurato
was a close second all day long with Dave Main third.
13x-13nov saw another dominating performance by Jake
Pirulli who was simply unbeatable. Dan Delisle was
second with third going to Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s
In 12x action Chris Therriault won every mot. In the
Main event Jon Zeiner would ruin Therriault’s
perfect with a win. Chris was second and third was
Casey Tanner, who was riding with his arm in a cast.
Dave Moody easily won the 11 expert class with second
and third going to Josh Walsh and Dan Gruber.
Never finishing in the same spot in any of the three
motos, Nick Cote won the 10 expert main event. Jake
Desmarais (Bikers Edge) was second with third going
to Austin Clinton.
Angela Therriault won the 16 & over girls class
with Michelle Main second.
In 14 girls action Brianna Clinton spent the day showing
her father the right way to hit the second turn jump
as she won everything. Katy Moody was second and Autimn
Classy salvaged a third after wrecking twice in the
Jess Maher made short order of the 13 Girls class
as she kept Nicole Aselin and Carlie Arnold behind
her all day.
Only two girls in the 12 yr old class and all rounds
went to Samantha Lumbra with Emily Daigle, finally
making her 2010 debut second.
The biggest girl’s class was the 10 yr old bracket
with 8 ladies racing for the gold. With Mackenzie
Atchison and Chloe Arnold perfect in their motos is
was show-down time in the main. The more experienced
Atchison would prevail. Arnold settled for second
with Helen Elizondo third.
Lanie Stroh (K & R Services) beat out Keely Michand
for the win in 9 yr old girls.
In 8 yr old girls action, Ashley Asselin and Dixie
Damelio traded moto wins but it would be Ashley winning
the main. Dixie was second and Gianna Spina was third.
Hope Maher returned after sitting out a couple of
races with a broken finger and picked up where she
left off. She aced a perfect with Ashley Jasensky
(X-Treme Marine) second and Genevieve Asselin third.
Fred Roy looked to be his old competitive self as
he was going hard in 41 & over novice action.
He won everything with Jason Gladstone second and
Jay Francis third.
The 12 novice class was dominated by Robbie Desmarais
(Bikers Edge). Trevor Fox( Wilde Side Tattoo) enjoyed
another solid second place finish with Aaron Kawalski
Bryan Basile seems focused on earning his Expert ranking
this year as he has really come on strong lately.
Acing a perfect at a major Double Points race like
yesterday is no joke but that’s exactly what
he did. Tajeh Cozzaglio was second and R.J. Miville
Sky Domain won the 9x-10 nov class as the only expert
in the mix. Lane Maher (Broken Wrist) could only touch
the gate. Dallas Tuttle and Steven Hull were second
Colin Riggs, Alex Kuehn, Tom Gladstone, Lucas Petosa
and Craig Lumbra all won motos in the 8x-9 nov class.
At main event time, it was Gladstone, Riggs and Kuehn
In 8 novice action, Jagur Layman won all motos plus
the main. Zack Ferris (Tactical Arms) was second in
the main with third going to Dave Reyes.
With Derek Fantano wining two of three motos, it appeared
he was the favorite to win the 6x-7 nov main event.
Derek Eisenbach had other idea as he pulled off the
upset. Fantano had to settle for a second place finish
with third going to Justin Falasco.
Landon Richard, Kyle Kuehn and Brad Wohlers finished
1-2-3 in 6 novice racing.
In 50 & over Cruiser Butch Feitel kept his winning
streak going with another win. Gary Eschner, riding
as the oldest rider this day at 60 yrs old was second.
Len Ferris, riding as the slowest rider this day was
Garrick Yanosky and Tom Kuehn were racing hard in
35-39 Cruiser action with Yanosky coming out on top.
Kuehn was second and Greg Williams third.
Gina Layman handed Therese Campbell a second place
finish as Gina easily won the 35-39 / 45 & over
In 13-14 cruiser racing Dan Delisle won the main after
winning all his motos. Jake Pirulli was second with
Chris Pannullo (Nat’l Mail Service) third.
In 12 & under – 13-14 cruiser racing 14
yr old Jayna Roy won her motos but certainly was kind
to 7 yr old Hope Maher, who won her first ever cruiser
main event. Thanks Jayna.
Josh Walsh beat Casey Tanner in 11-12 Cruiser.
Nick Cote’, Sky Domain and Jon Maura was the
order of finish in 9-10 cruiser.
Alex Kuehn topped Evan Merenda in 8 & under cruiser
Nearly 100 Rookies were entered in this race and as
always, Filled the place with excitement. In 17 &
over Ted Faulise was 4 for 4 beating Matt Delisle
each time out.
Mike Castle got some serious points by winning everything
there was to win in 15 R. John Orlando managed a second
after a nasty crash in the second round and the third
spot went to Liam Stone.
Dylan Vadney figured he would win every other time
out. Wining the 14 Rookie Main was the most important.
Kevin Ralvin, who obviously loves to jump, was second
and the third place award went to Tom Goclowski.
Alejandro Robles won everything in 13 rookie racing.
Everthing except the main event where he finished
second behind Jake Marconi who saved his best for
last. Third was Jamie Lamb.
12 riders were vying for the gold in 12 yr old Rookie
action. When the dust settled it would be Connor Arnold
perfect for the day. The second spot went to Mark
Tully who made a late pass on third place finisher
Matt Dillon and Nick Bates had a classic 11 R battle
going and it would be “The Marshall” leading
his posse’ across the stripe including second
place finisher Bates and third place finisher Mike
Schlesinger (Who our announcer has vowed to learn
how to pronounce).
Gold Seal Roofing is the sponsor of Brandon Galeski
and they got a lot of props yesterday as Brandon kept
his bike in the lead all day long in 10 Rookie. Joe
Petrino Jr, was second while William Guido (Big Johnson’s
Guitars) was finishing third.
Another big class were the 9 yr old Rookies. Wes Keating
had a bad one in the third round but battled back
to win the main event. Nick Piper was second and Jason
Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) was third.
The biggest class of the day was the 8 yr old Rookie
class where semis were needed just to sort out the
top eight riders would be to make the main. With 14
riders goin for it, the action was hectic. In the
main it was Jon Todd with the full-pull going from
start to finish. Second was Dustin Souza while third
went to Dan Petricone.
In 7 Rookie action Carter Stroh (A & S Construction)
was perfect in his motos. Matt (Spider-Mite) Webb
was the same in his. Webb would wrap up the win in
the main with Stroh second and Torin Ellis third.
Dan DesMarais, Brady Valliere and Ian Hayes would
finish 1-2-3 in 6 Rookie.
The 5 & under gang saw Sam DeGrange (Bertera Chrysler/Jeep
Inc.) win the main with Aman Egan and Robbie Webb
All in all it was an amazing day with a lot of close
action. See you all next week on Father’s Day.
For a comple finish report