Race Report July 31st, 2011
So in a year that is about as unpredictable as it
could possibly be, we had no idea what to expect with
our first “State Qualifier” ever at Foothills.
A perfect summer afternoon weather and a decent rider
count sure equaled a fun day.
With the gate drop right on time at 1:00 pm, 50 motos
(167 riders) and two more racks of guys in the Money
Open equaling 178 total entries, this was going to
be a good day.
The day started with the mixed class of 19-25 / 26-34
Experts. In reality all four riders were also entered
in the Money Open so this was more or less track practice.
Ben Atchison won it for Stampede with Don Hottes second
and Billy Ripley coasting into third.
Two 15 experts (McAuley and Pfeffer) were combined
with two 15 Challengers (Goclowski and Zimmerman).
Shawn McAuley aced the perfect but Tom Gocloaski did
finish in front of Chris Pfeffer (Georges Music Center).
The 14 expert group was exciting. Chris Panullo won
the first moto with Jake Pirulli holding him off in
the next two. In the main event however, Pannullo
edged out Pirulli with Troy Atchison finishing ahead
of Ian Dickinson who went down hard. Word is that
he suffered a broken bone in his hand. Good luck Ian!
In 13 Expert action Casey Tanner and Chance Terpening
traded moto wins. In the highly anticipated main event
showdown, Tanner would prevail as Terpening never
showed. Second went to Chris Therriault with Doug
Brianna Clinton and Autumn Classey made up the competition
in the 15 yr old Girls class which was one by Brianna.
The 14 Girls group featured a perfect for Michaela
Groves. Nicole Asselin finished behind her with Jenn
In 11 Expert action Justin Boissonneault only won
one race all day. That race was the main event. Nick
Cote’ who was perfect through the motos, had
to settle for the bridesmaid finish this day. Austin
Clinton was third.
Mackenzie Atchison beat Lauren Asselin in the 12 yr
old girls group.
Kyly Milton topped Katrina Campbell in 11 girls racing.
Ali Thimmish, in a rare appearance was definitely
the fastest girl in 16 – 17/18 girls class and
she won every moto. Being her birthday she left before
the main handing the win over to Michaela Lourenco.
Second place went to Angela Therriault.
Alexus Doty and Kate Mehl made up the 13 challenger
girls class and it was our reining track champion
Doty who would prevail.
Ashley Asselin got the job done in the 8-10 girls
grouping as she stayed ahead of Lainie Stroh and Ashley
Jasensky in every race.
Genevieve Asselin, after finishing behind Azra Milton
in the third round, came back and won the 5-7 challenger
girls main event. Azra hung onto the second spot with
Chloe Lee (Mirror Polishing and Plating) third.
Good racing in the 35-40 / 41 & over expert and
challenger class. Garrick Yanosky grabbed the first
round moto win but backed off every race after that.
Mike Sigrist won the next two plus the main. Scott
Merenda earned the second spot while third went to
Alex Hubbard put the Team Edge yellow colors in the
winner’s circle in the 16 & over challenger
class. He kept Dave Lamb and Josh Spirito behind him.
Josh was a no show for the main and for good reason.
Look for the Money Open for details.
Wes Reel continued his dominating year with another
win in the 14 challenger class. Trevor Fox scored
a solid second with Aaron Kawalski earned the third
In 12 expert / 13 challenger action Erik Dugan, Josh
Walsh and Anthony Ingala really were evenly matched.
All would finish second or better in at least one
moto. The main went to Dugan. Walsh and Ingala would
cross behind him in that order in the main.
The 12 Challenger class was like a posse’ out
of the old west. The leader and winner in every round
was “The Marshall” Matt Dillon. Scott
Thomson and Peter Franolich made up the top two in
the Posse’ behind him.
Two groups of four riders each in the 10 expert /
11 challenger class. With Sky Domain winning all the
motos in his group and Steven Hull doing the same
in his group, it was showdown at the OK corral in
the main. Domain would win it forcing Hull to be happy
with second. Third went to Brandon Galeski (Home Town
It was also two groups in the 9 expert / 10 challenger
class. While Alex Kuehn and Colin Riggs battled it
out and traded moto wins in their group, Zach Ferris
was winning everyting in his group. At showdown time
Ferris prevailed in the main with Riggs second and
Ethan Russell-Ward third.
Fin Milton had it all his way in the 8 expert / 9
challenger class as he won every race including the
main event. Evan Merenda earned a solid second for
his efforts and Chris Guido (Big Johnsons Guitars)
Yet another class that required two groups of motos
and that was the 7 expert / 8 challenger class. Carter
Stroh, Landon Richard and Matt Webb all won motos.
The main saw Spider-mite, Matt Webb capture the win.
Carter settled for second with Landon Richard third.
In the 6-7 challenger class Robbie Webb (Spider-mite
too) won the first two rounds and it looked like he
would duplicate the efforts of his brother. But Sam
DeGrange would win the next round and also the main.
Robbie did finish second just in front of Kyle Kuehn.
In 50-54 mature woman’s cruiser racing, Bridget
Holland-Stone won everything as Therese Campbell could
only touch the gate.
Joey Watley and Len Ferris would finish 1-2 in the
55 & Over cruiser class.
Neil Schaefer finished ahead of Jay Francis in the
In 40-44 cruiser action there were some real hot-rods
there. Unfortunately not all seemed bent on winning.
Dave McKnight won round one, finished third in round
two and never showed up after that. Garrick Yanosky
won the second and third rounds but didn’t show
for the main. Tom Kueh and Dave Cook would finish
1-2 in the two rider main.
Matt Theriault had no trouble winning everything in
25-39 cruiser mixed class. Matt was the youngest as
the other guys were all over 35 yrs old. Greg Slone
was second with John Ellertson third.
In a 15-16 / 40-44 female cruiser matchup, Jayna Roy
beat Denise Classey.
Jason Chamis edged out Tom Goclowski for the win in
the 15-16 cruiser class.
It was Jake Pirulli and Ian Dickinson 1-2 in the 14
Chris Therriault won the main event after he and Casey
Tanner traded moto wins in the 13 cruiser class.
Josh Walsh topped the efforts of Peter Franolich in
the 12 Cruiser class.
Nick Cote’ did the same to Jon Moura in the
11 cruiser class.
Only two riders in the 9 yr old cruiser class but
there was some good racing. Alex Kuehn and Eva Merenda
were winning every other moto. When the dust settled
in the main, it was Kuehn visiting the winners circle.
Derek Fantano showed why he loves his cruiser bike
as he aced a perfect in a 5 rider class 8 & under
cruiser class. Ryan Hayes was second and Rylan Carlson
Liam Stone started bad but end great in the 16 &
over Rookie class as he won the main. Judd Clarke
was second and third went to Garrett Gracie as he
went down in flames in the main.
Hunter Klinko won every moto only to lose the main
to Nick Ingala.
In 13 rookies action Austin Andrews topped the efforts
of Travis Welsh.
A much improved
Julien Roberge simply dominated the 11-12 rookie class.
Matt Higgs and Nick Frenette finished second and third
Sam Inderdohnen rode just as hard as his name is to
pronounce in the 10 rookie class. He would win every
round including the main.
Mike Steinbacher and Noah Klemonski were second and
Dom Nivolo looked good after winning two of the three
motos but the main would be won by a determined Josh
Faunce. Colton Degroat would sneak into the second
spot keeping Nivolo back in the third hole.
In 8 rookie action Vic Alves enjoyed another perfect
Sunday afternoon as he was our winner. Nick Petrino
was second with the third spot earned by Ryan Hayes.
Emma Stroh found a heavy challenge from Kyle Lyman
in the 7 rookies class. She would hold him off for
the main event win with Ethan Clarke finishing third
With two groups of 6 yr old rookies Jacob Morello
would win the first round in his group but would never
finish better then third after that. Aiden Biello,
Corbin Smith and Addison Miller would also enjoy moto
wins. The main event win went to Smith, Biello was
second and the third spot went to Morello.
In 5 yr old rookie action Danny Calarco would save
the best for last as the only race he won all day
was the main event. Ethan Hubbard was a close second
with Marissa Lyman third.
The money open was pretty exciting with 11 riders
entering the fray for some cash. The three rounds
of motos were scrambled each time so that no motos
were exactly the same regarding the line-up. After
the scores were tallied, the survivors that made up
the eight rider main event read as follows: Billy
Ripley, Anthony Delvento, Javery Hattat, Don Hottes,
Tucker Schaefer, Josh Wedge, Ben Atchison and Nick
Stodolski. After about 35 seconds of mayhem it would
be Vermont’s Javery Hattat winning the dash
for cash while Road Kills Anthony DelVGento was second
and Stampede’s Ben Atchison third.
The scariest moment of the day came in the third round
of motos for this gang when Josh Spirito went over
the second turn berm and crashed through the fence.
Luckily the fence, which did break away, absorbed
a lot of his forward energy and, after about 5 anxious
minutes, Josh would get up and walk off under his
own power. The word was he was shaken, but okay.
Schedule change for next week. Unlike previous publicized,
it is not a double header. Next week is a regular
weekly race which includes a single point team race.
This means all team riders will be there as well as
those normally attending a regular weekly race. Regular
entry fees apply. ($9.00 for points and trophies or
$6:00 for points only).
For a complete listing
of all of todays finishes