27 Warnicke Race
There was much
discussion regarding whether to run a Warnicke race
against the popular South Park National event or not.
With the knowledge that the Regional Points season
ends on July 18th, there were really no options left
but to try it. Warnicke races are worth quadruple
points towards the Regional championship. We also
needed to run a makeup race so we figured let’s
try it with the Warnicke race and try to encourage
riders to stick around for the second race of the
Both these races would employ the NBL’s Two
Moto Transfer System. When this is used the finish
that you get in the first round is added to the first
column on the moto sheet. The finish you get in the
second round is added to the third column on the moto
sheet and the best finish of the two is added in the
second column. Whatever you got in that third column
is the tie-breaker.
Surprisingly 193 riders were registered and the moto
count was an impressive 52 even without a money open
Gianna Spina was named the Rider-Of-The-Week for her
first win on June 20th. She named Autumn Classey as
her favorite rider.
Fourteen riders were on hand from Massachusetts and
they were pretty competitive on the Torrington track.
I figure it’s because all the clay used in it’s
construction is from Sheffied MA. So they are kinda
on their home turf.
The first moto to run was the mixed class of 19-25X
/ 26-34X / 26-34 Nov. The three experts would sweep
the top three spots with Andrew Cox, Don Hottes and
Mike Greco finishing 1-2-3. Steven Maynard was the
fourth and the only novice in the mix.
Alex Hubbard was the only 15 novice again this week
meaning he would be combined with 15 experts. This,
at least in my opinion, is actually making him faster
as he is always right in the mix. Austin Cyr and Tim
Osborne occupied the top two spots with third going
Six times State Champ Shawn McAuley had a perfect
race as he beat Josh Santiago and Chris Pfeffer (George’s
Music Center) in all three rounds.
A full gate was the feature in 13 expert’s action.
Chris Pannullo’s 1st and 2nd place finish was
too much for Dan Delisle’s 6th and 1st to overcome.
Chris was the overall winner, Dan second and Ian Dickinson
Casey Tanner, with his arm in a cast, still manage
a perfect in 12x racing by beating both Robbie Desmarais
and Doug Cable.
Alex Kuehn was the only 8x in the race and he was
paired with two 8 novs. Alex won the grouping while
Zach Ferris (Tactical Arms) was second and third went
to Seth Shaw.
Nicole Milton beat Steph Maynard in 17 & over
Katie Moody was back to her winning ways as she kept
a quickly improving Autumn Classey behind her with
Jayna Roy a close third in the 14 girls group.
In 13 girls it was Jess Maher and Michele Gaelin finishing
Alexus Doty kept her track champion aspirations alive
with another perfect day as she stayed in front of
Isabella Sanchez all day long.
In what has become one of the biggest classes each
week, the 9-10 girls class kept it going this week
with 8 young ladies vying for the gold. Kyly Milton
and Chloe Bourgoin were both bringing first place
points into the main event. When the dust settled
it would be Kyly earning the win but second went to
Chloe Arnold while Helen Elizondo was finishing third,
Bourgoin had to settle for a fourth.
In the 8 yr old girls class it appeared that Gianna
Spina would make it two weeks in a row with a first
place overall finish after she won the first round.
A wreck behind the announcers tower in the second
round would force her to accept a second place overall
finish behind Rosie Brazee while Ashley Lamont was
In 5-7 girls Hope Maher continued her unbeaten streak
with another perfect. Reileigh Vallierre and Chloe
Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) were second and
In 35-40x / 41 & over nov action Mike Sigrist
was the Dominator this day. He won everything while
Jeff Badendyck and Scott Merenda settled for the second
and third spots.
In 17-18 X / 19-25 nov action Kyle Strong looked like
he could win if he wanted too but apparently he didn’t
want to. Each time he left the door open for Will
Barna to capture the win and Matt Lucas snuck into
the second spot with Strong finishing third.
With Wes Reel and Jake Marconi trading moto wins the
tie braking second round went to Reel for the overall.
Third was Russ Campbell.
The same order in both rounds for the 11X / 12 Nov
class with Dave Moody first, Trevor Fox (The Wild
Side Tattoo) second and Austin Lillis third.
Great action in the 10X / 11 nov class with a full
gate just goin for it. Justin Boissonneault got the
win and Jake Desmarais salvaged a second with R.J.
Stampede colors stereo style was the finishing order
in 10 nov / 9X racing with Sky Domain and Jon Moura
going 1-2 in the order. Dallas Tuttle was third.
In 9 nov action Jagur Layman was the overall winner
even though Lucas Petosa got credit for two first
place moto finishes. A 3rd in the first round would
keep him in second place. Third was Ed Lentz.
Moto 23 was the 7 novice class and both rounds were
the same with Arefin Milton, Derek Eisenbach and Justin
Falasco finishing in that order.
Same deal in 6 novice racing as Landon Richard, Kyle
Kuehn and Brad Wohlers would finish in that order
for both rounds.
40-44 / 50 & over cruiser was fun to watch as
these guys were fast but not furious. Bobby DesMarais
won the class with Butch Feitel (50 & over) a
close second and Kevin Marchildon third. This was
the first race in 22 years for David Cook and it was
great to see him back even with a fourth place finish.
Gina Layman and Therese Campbell were the only two
ladies here in 35-39 / 45 & over woman’s
cruisers and the finish saw Gina as the winner.
Tom Kuehn and Greg Sloan had their weekly battle with
Kuehn coming out on the top end in 30-34 / 35-39 cruiser
Travis Jiminez and Joe Wohlers showed us how they
do it in the 17-24 / 25-29 cruiser class.
Dan Delisle won the 13-14 cruiser group of 5 riders
with Chris Pannullo and Ian Dickinson close behind.
Jayna Roy and Hope Maher were combined together in
a 12 & under / 13-14 cruiser class. Jayna was
first across the stripe.
Casey Tanner picked up where he left off in 20 inch
by winning the 11-12 cruiser class as well. R.J. Miville
was second with Pete Franolich third.
In 9-10 Cruiser action Jon Moura won the first moto
but Sky Domain won the tie breaker for the overall
win. Third was Lane Maher who is still just touching
the gate after the broken arm injury suffered at the
Alex Kuehn beat Evan Merenda in 8 & under cruisers
With a great supply of Rookies (88) in the house,
their action was hot, heavy and non-stop.
The 17 & over gang were out in force with a full
gate representing the “Legion of Doom”.
Ted Faulise looked like he had it going with a win
in the first round but a 4th place finish next time
out really shuffled the deck. Matt Benett finished
third that first round but won the second which was
good enough for the overall win. Faulise was second
and Garrett Gracie was our third place finisher.
Matt Benazic beat Mike Gibbons in 16 Rookie action.
Six Riders strong was the theme in 15 Rookie racing
action and John Orlando won both rounds. Liam Stone
was a solid second and third was Mike Castle.
In 14 Rookie action Dylan Vadney’s wreck cost
him an overall win. Darren Zimmerman (David J. Mahoney
Painting) was the overall top dog with Dave Lamb second
and Vadney settling for a third.
The 13 yr old class saw John McKay edge out Chris
Michaelides for the win. Jamie Lamb was third.
The 12 yr old Rookie class needed a main event to
determine the winner. Connor Arnold easily won the
main with Mark Tully second and a dusty Justin Michalman
A full gate of 11 yr old Rookies saw Nick Bates earn
a perfect with Julien Roberge second and Mike Schlesinger
In 10 Rookie action both Brandon Galeski (Gold Seal
Roofing) and Dustin Petosa were perfect in their motos.
The main event show-down went to Galeski with Petosa
second and William Guido (Big Johnsons Guitars) third.
Dale Doty (Connecticut Wells Inc.) was 4th.
It would be another show-down in the 9 Rookie class
as Jason Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) and Garrett
Fosbrook were perfect going into the main event. Fosbrook
would be top gun with Lee second and Mike Comerford
enjoyed a solid third.
Jon Todd won all his motos plus the 8 Rookie main
event. Ethan Dauphinais was second after he won all
of his motos also. The third spot in the main went
to Chris Guido (Write Way Signs).
Moto 48 and 49 were for the 7 rookie class with Matt
Webb winning both rounds in 48 and Carter Stroh (A
& S Construction) doing the same in 49. The main
event would see Matt (Spider-Mite) Webb going home
happy with the win while Torin Ellis was second and
Carter settled for third.
Brady Vallierre won the 6 Rookie class managing to
stay ahead of Dan DesMarais (Bikers Edge), at least
for this day with Lucas North third. Brady really
took it to a higher level today.
In 5 & under action, the Ankle-biter main event
went to Sam DeGrange (Bertera Chrysler / Jeep) while
Aman Egan was scooting into the second spot and Robbie
Webb (Spider-Mite2) into third.
For a comple finish report