Race Report May 9th, 2010
Week # 2 and a
big crowd were not really expected knowing that some
of our riders were at a National Event in Woodbridge
VA., coupled with it being Mother’s Day and
lastly the weather was outright cold. At 8:00 am the
temperature at the track was 36 degrees and wind gusts
were in the 40 mph neighborhood. At 11:00 am there
were less then 10 cars in the parking lot. Seemed
like we could all be home by 3:00 pm. Well, by the
time registration closed at 12:30 there were 148 riders
registered and the moto count would be 40. Wonders
never cease I guess.
The !6 & Over
“Money-Open” featured only five riders.
With Billy Ripley, Josh Kinney, Josh Wedge, Pete Lorenzo
and Pete Balotti the only ones here, the air was sure
cold but the race action was HOT!. With Balotti, Wedge
and Lorenzo all winning a moto, the dash-4-cash main
event was set as a classic showdown. It would be Wedge
from start to finish but the move of the main came
from Balotti on his classic pass of Lorenzo for the
second spot. The Pistol settled into the third spot
and was heard grumbling something about not being
on his bike since last August.
In Expert action,
Bridgeport’s Mike Sigrist was perfect in the
35-40 Expert combined class. Don Hottes was second
and Mike Jasensky aced a terd….er…third.
In 17-18 / 19
– 25 Josh Wedge was unbeatable all three rounds
as his dad beamed with pride as the first turn corner
marshal. Josh Kinney was 2nd and the third spot went
to Billy Ripley.
A nice field of
14 experts was on board and Austin Cyr dominated the
5 rider field. Mike Iurato made a rare appearance
and finished a solid 2nd while Danny Batista ended
up third for the day.
In 13 Ex action
it was Dan Delisle and Chris Pannullo (Fusco’s
Auto Salvage) as the top two contenders. Dan would
prevail but Chris pushed him all the way. Ian Dickinson
Only two ten year
old experts were here and they were combined with
a 9 ex (Sky Domain) and a 10 yr old novice (Steven
Hull). When the dust settled, actually the dust never
settled all day long but in the end it was the two
experts Nick Cote’ first and Justin Boissonneault
second while Sky was third.
In 15 ex racing
Jason Chamis was his old self again and could not
be beat. Roberto Elizondo was a close second.
The 12 ex class
was combined with the 13 novice gang and the Casey
Tanner continued his winning streak with a perfect.
However 13 yr old nov Drew Scheinost would finish
ahead of expert Doug Cable for the second place trophy.
Dave Moody (11
Expert) had to race two 12 yr old novices and still
managed to win. Trevor Fox (Wild Side Tattoo) was
second and Austin Lillis was third.
A real mixed bag
of ages and proficiencies were on the track in a combined
class of 8 Expert – 8 Novice – 9 Novice
mixing. Jacob Bacis (8 ex) would prevail. Luke Petosa
(9 nov) was second while third went to Zach Ferris
When the Girls
were on the track Katherine Moody topped Jasmine Mandelas
in all three rounds in the 13-15 girls class.
finished ahead of Michele Gamelin all three rounds
but Michele continues to impress with another strong
run in the 12 girls class.
Alexus Doty finished
in front of Laurissa Amaker for the win in 11 girls.
Gianna Spina drew
tough duty as she (8 yrs old) was combined with the
four 10 year old girls registered. Kyly Milton dominated
on her home track while the second spot went to Chloe
Arnold. Third was Chloe Bourgoin. Gianna was five
across the stripe.
In 5-7 action
Rowdy Raleigh Valliere aced three first place finishes.
Ashley Jasensky was impressive with three solid seconds
and third was Chloe Lee.
The Nervous Novice
clan was out in full force and in the 15 yr old division
Timmy Osborne would not be denied as he won every
round. Jason Kellogg had the lead a number of times
but settled into a second place finish while Alex
Hubbard had to settle for third.
A couple of girls
joined George Norton in the 14 novice class. Brianna
Clinton beat him in the first round but a humbled
George came back strong and won the next two for the
overall title. Autumn Classy was third.
In 11 novice action
Bryan Basile was solid winning two of three motos.
R.J. Miville was second and the third place award
went to Erik Dugan.
In 6-7 novice
racing Finny Milton was top gun. Derek Fantano was
second just ahead of Landon Richard.
In cruiser racing
Butch Feitel would finish ahead of Joey Watley and
Len Ferris in the exhausting to watch 50 & over
class. Ferris did just beat the next moto to the finish
35 – 39
/ 40 -44 action saw Curtis Jackson go unchallenged
with Tom Bacis and Greg Fantano in tow.
The 13-14 cruiser
class Dan Delisle would be as dominant here as he
was in the 20” class as he won everything. Chris
Pannullo (National Mail Service) was second and Drew
Scheinost was third. Chris Pfeffer (George’s
Music Center) took a tough fall in the first turn
but appeared he would be okay.
Casey Tanner and
RJ Miville were the only 11-12 cruisers in the house
and Tanner was top dog.
would beat Sky Domain in the 9-10 cruiser class.
62 Rookies were
here on this very cold Mother’s day afternoon
and they were split into 17 motos. The 17 & over
group saw Ted Faulise dominate with his unmistakable
riding style. Jamie hess and Erik Breault would be
second and third.
In 15 yr old competition
Mick Castle won every moto with Liam Stone and Trev
Simmons second and third.
Dylan Vadney won
the 14 yr old division with three wins. Darren Zimmerman
(David J Mahoney Painting) was second with the third
place going to Dave lamb.
Jamie Lamb and
Josh Macomber traded moto wins in the first two rounds
of 13 rookie action. The third and tie breaking round
would go to Macomber.
8 riders made
up the 12 rookie class and Conor Arnold won all his
motos plus the main event. New rider Justin Michaelman,
after crashing in his first mot, won the next two
and finished second in the main. Third went to Austin
Another main would
be required in the 11 rookie class. Matt (The Marshal)
Dillon won the main keeping Nick Bates and Mike Schlesinger
There was no main
in 10 rookie action but it was a full gate in the
motos. Dustin Petosa would win two of three for the
overall win with Brandon Galeski (Gold Seal Roofing)
second and Will Guido third.
In the 9 rookie
class Garrett Fosbrook, after being named “Rider
of the Week” for last weeks efforts, turned
the trick again by ruining his favorite riders quest
(Colin Riggs) to become a novice. Riggs settled for
second yet again with Sam Alperin third.
The biggest class
of the day was the 8 rookie class with 11 riders in
the house. Just making the 8 rider main was a challenge
for these guys. Jason Lee, Ethan Russell-ward and
Casey Navin would all enjoy moto wins. The main event
however would go to Casey.
Matt Webb held
off the hard charge from Carter Stroh (A & S Construction)
for the win in the 7 rookie class. Ian Fosbrook was
Lucas North beat
Harry Clark in the 6 year old class.
The last class
to run was the popular 5 & under beginner class
and it would require a main event to determine the
winner. Brady Valliere made it two wins in two weeks
as he again was perfect. Sam DeGrange (Betera Chrysler
– Jeep) was second and third was Matt Bacis.
We did run a Mother’s
Day race and there were four ladies going for the
glory. Lisa Ferris, Christine Lentz, Jackie Guido
and Marie Bakunis were up for the challenge. When
the gate dropped the ladies raced around the course
with Jackie well out in front. Jackie had little problems
with the first half of the track and she was ahead
by half a straight away. At the entrance to turn four
Jackie bailed on the set of doubles. (No pun there).
As she lay bouncing on the track, Christine Bakunis
got around the carnage. Jackie jumped up as Lisa was
closing and got back on her ride only to fall again
on the next obstacle. Lise rode around her and would
finish second. Marie Bakunis was just reaching the
finish line when a scream could be heard as Lisa smashed
into the big orange warning barrier just past the
stripe. She would be okay as a black and blue Jackie
Guido walked her bike into the finish line area. And
they all walked away.
For complete finish