Race Report June 26th, 2011
Well the morning
started off with rain showers in the area but at the
track, the sky got very dark but no rain fell on the
facility. With the dawning of a new era in BMX racing
with the unification of the NBL and the ABA now official,
we really had no idea how many riders we would enjoy
this week. There was an ABA National 3 hours away
on Cape Cod and would that affect our rider count?
Hard to predict
the impact of USABMX yet but it sure was a nice crowd
with 149 riders split into 46 motos. Non-Connecticut
riders included 14 from Ma.; 5 from NY and 1 from
In the 26-34 Expert class there were only two riders
but they were pretty evenly matChed. Brian Santos
beat Ben AtChison the first round but Ben put the
Stampede colors across the finish line first the nExt
two plus the main event.
It was a nice turnout in 19-25 Experts whiCh featured
the return of Ron CouCh after not racing for a few
years. Ron was showcasing his young adorable daughter.
Cartel’s Jose Catano showed his superior skills
by acing a perfect for the day. Second place was Billy
Ripley while Couch managed a third.
In 15-16 Expert racing, 15 yr old Challenger AlEx
Hubbard joined the mix. Jay Johnson would be the top
dog this day with Chris Pfeffer (George’s Music
Center) second and Hubbard (WYLA Inc.) third.
Casey Tanner got the job done in the 13 Expert class
as he was able to hold of the good efforts from Jon
Zeiner and Troy Atchison.
IN a very mixed Girls class, Nicole Asselin was able
to top Jayna Roy as Gina Layman, nursing an injury,
was just touching the gate.
Nick Cote’ was the fastest 11 yr old Expert
today with Jon Maura a close second and Mackenzie
Jen Cote’ (13 Ex) and Lauren Asselin (12 Ch)
made up this combined class and these kids were really
going at it. Cote’ won the first moto with Asselin
winning the second. Not to be outdone, Cote’
came back to win the third but in keeping the race
tradeoff intact, Asselin would win the main event.
In 8 Ex / 8 Ch action Arefin Milton was about as inconsistent
as we’ve seen him. In the motos he would have
three different finishes ranging from first to fourth.
It all came together for him as he won the main. Hunter
Zeiner earned a second while Matt (Spider-Mite) Webb
Landon Richard was unbeatable in 7 Ex / 7 Ch action
with Derek Fantano salvaging a second just edging
out Kyle Kuehn who finished third.
In 10 - 11 Ex / 11 Ch Girls action it was 11 Ex Kyly
Milton again sitting on top of the leader board at
the end of the day however, 11 Ch Chloe Arnold was
making her run flawless motos as she was right on
her. Lanie Stroh settled into the third spot.
It was Ashley Asselin getting the best of Gianna Spina
in 9 Ch Girls. It was a really rough day for Gianna
as she fell multiple times as called it a day just
before the main event. We hope she is okay and will
be back soon.
Avery Badendyck got the best of Ashley Jasensky in
the two rider 8 Ch Girls class.
By the time we got to the 5 -7 Ch Girls main event,
three Asselins had already won their main events.
This time Genevieve would join her three sisters in
the family winners circle. Azra Milton was second
with Chloe Lee (Mirror Polishing & Plating) third.
A wild class was the 35-40 Ex / 41 & Over Ex-Ch
group. With Fred Roy (41+ Ex) winning all of his motos,
it appeared he was a shoe-in for the main event win.
Well Jeff Badendyck (41+ Ch) was thinking differently
and he aced the big win with Scott Merenda sneaking
into the second spot. Roy was third.
Jim Ferris easily won the 17-18 Ex / 19-25 Ch group
when, after winning all of his motos, both Matt Racine
and Anthony Rovero did not show for the Main. BOOOOOOOOOO!
Good action was enjoyed in the 14 Ex / 15 Ch class
with Ian Dickinson and Josh Santiago splitting moto
wins in the first two rounds. The third round went
to Ian as did the Main event. Josh was second with
Darren Zimmerman third.
With four riders showing up for the 14 Ch class the
order of finish would not change all day long. Drew
Scheinost, Wes Reel and Michaela Groves would be the
order for the top three.
Next up were the riders in the 12 Ex / 13 Ch group.
The top three in this five rider class would be Connor
Arnold with a perfect four wins, Dave Moody second
and Trevor Fox third.
With four guys racing hard in the 12 Ch class this
was gonna be a hot one. Well, of course the fifth
person in the group was Isabella Sanchez. She would
capture two of the three motos and top off the day
with the Main event win. Erik Dugan finished a close
second with the third spot going to Tajeh Cozzaglio.
With eight riders making up the field in the 10 Ex
/ 11 Ch class, all would eventually transfer onto
the Main event. The two motos (NBL Rule that only
6 riders max in the gate for motos) were for some
serious Expert points. Sky Domain and Steven Hull
would both win the motos in their separate moto so
it would be show-down time in the Main. Domain would
not be denied and he kept Hull behind him. William
Guido (Big Johnson Guitars) watched it all unfold
from the third spot.
Colin Riggs made easy work of the 9 Ex / 10 Ch class
with Garrett Fosbrook and Alex Kuehn second and third.
Ethan Dauphinais, Chris Guido (Big Johnson Guitars)
and A Preston Ross were the top three finishers in
the 9 Ch class.
Four riders from three different states made up the
starting grid in the 5-6 Ch class today and Robbie
Webb would weave his magic into a winning day. Spider_Mite
won the last two rounds of motos plus the Main. Sam
DeGrange was second with Aman Egan (Lakeville Construction)
In the Cruiser Classes John McDowell would top the
efforts of Greg Fantano in 45 & over Cruiser.
Denise Classey got the free ride in 40 – 44
action as Gina Layman was just touching the gate.
Bridget Holland-Stone proved to be a little faster
than Therese Campbell in the 45-49 class as she won
Tom Kuehn was the dominate rider in the 40-44 class
with Jeff Badendyck second and William Scheinost third.
Greg Slone was unbeatable in the 25-29 / 35-39 class
with Matt Theriault showing a nice effort for second
place while Heather Havens was finishing third.
In 14-16 Cruiser action Jason Chamis, after wrecking
in turn five in the first round, would come back and
win everything after that for the overall title.
Bella Sanchez humbled Pete Franolich in the 12 Cruiser
Nick Cote’ did the same to Jon Maura in 11 Cruiser.
Jagur Layman must have been watching the races in
front of him as he copied their efforts and beat Brandon
Jasensky (Home Town Pizza) for the 10 Cruiser win.
Alex Kuehn got the best of Casey Maynard and Evan
Merenda in 9 Cruiser action.
In 8 & Under action, Derek Fantano and Kyle Kuehn
were moto winners. The main would go to Derek forcing
Kyle to settle for the second spot. Ryan Hayes was
29 Rookies were in the house and they are always fun
to watch. Garrett Gracie got it done in 17 & Over
action as he kept Travis Jiminez and Will Scheinost
in his mirrors.
Liam Stone was top dog in the 15-16 group with Cody
Marchildon second and Chris Haas third.
In 13-14 Rookie action Steve Doyle edged out Austin
Andrews for the win.
Julien Roberge and Matt Higgs went head to head in
the 12 Rookie pairing and this days honors went to
In 10-11 Rookie racing Frankie Buckly, Owen Davidson
and Mike Steinbacher finished in that order all day
The 9 Rookie class was not the same finishing order
in every moto. The Main event order was Casey Maynard,
Ben Beaudoin and Dom Nivolo.|
In the 8 Yr old bracket Victor Alves was victorious.
A solid second was earned by Nick Delbone and Ryan
Hayes finished third.
Emma Stroh took care of the 7 yr old Rookie class
as she was simply unbeatable. Kyle Lyman and Deven
Lombardo settled into the second and third spots.
Aidan Biello and Robert Newell III shared moto wins
in the first two rounds of 6 yr old Rookie action.
Aidan would capture the Main win with Newell second
and Stephen Clark was third. Finally, in the 4 &
under / 5 Rookie group, Ethan Hubbard enjoyed his
first win ever as he was top gun. Ian Asselin was
second and the third spot was occupied by Marissa
For a complete
listing of all of todays finishes