Race Report June 24th, 2012
USABMX race for
Life. This was our first one ever and we had no real
idea on what to expect. With 43 Riders coming down
from Massachusetts, 6 from New York, and 1 each from
Rhode Island and New Jersey, coupled with our Connecticut
riders, this would be a 120 rider race with 29 motos.
Dylan Barker, 7 year old Novice, was named the Rider
of the Week for his efforts last Sunday. He said that
Tristan Enquist was his favorite rider.
With no strider riders in the house, we started the
beautiful Sunday afternoon off with the 5 & under
Novice class. A strong turnout with 7 riders vying
for a spot in the 6 rider main event. With Shawn Biello
and Callie Atchison transferring in the first round,
it would be Mac Zdzairski and Jacob Macnight joining
them from round two. The third round qualified both
Lexi Wohlers and Cole Barker into the Main Event.
Zoey Wohlers was eliminated but it was sure fun watching
this little 4 year old try so hard to get around the
track. Shawn Biello would win the main event Jacob
was second with the third spot going to Callie.
In 6 Novice action, Ethan Hubbard wasted no time in
transferring out in round 1. Tristan Enquest, Matt
Evanuska and Zach Tuohy joined him from the ensuing
rounds. Caden Kennedy would quite make the transfer
but sure tried very hard. Ethan kind of ran away with
the main with Tristan enjoying a solid second and
Matt rounding out the top three.
In 7 Novice action Dane Desena tried very hard but
could not make the main event in his first visit to
Foothills. Aidan Biello got the job done keeping Dylan
Barker and Trevor Neilson behind him in this 5 rider
Four riders were going for the glory in the 8 yr old
Novice class. With Andrew Perkins not making the transfer,
the Main event order of finish was Ryan Allgaier,
Dan Smulski and Tommy Mitchell.
In the 41-45 Cruiser class (Two riders outside that
age window) Bridget Holland-Stone would be the rider
not making the main. “Thank God it’s over”
she was heard to say as she coasted by the announcer’s
tower in the third round. Alan Levin, in what is believed
to be his first time ever at Foothills, kept the regulars
at bay with a big main event win. Fred Roy made him
work for it but could not find a way around him as
the main was a two-rider breakaway. The third spot
went to “Dead-Eye” Kevin Marchildon.
The 7 yr old Intermediate class had four riders going
for the transfer to the three rider main event. With
Robbie Webb and Garret Cooper safely in the main,
the third round was between Trevor Cooper and James
Macnight for the coveted last transfer spot. Garret
Cooper had it sewed up, at least going into the rhythm
section. Unfortunately, it was the rhythm section
that would eat him up. Trevor exploded and the last
spot would go to Macnight. In the main, the win would
go to a well rested Robbie Webb with Garret and James
second and third.
In 9 yr old Intermediate action, Carter Stroh would
be a no-show so it was a free ride for Mike Bohlke,
Matt Webb and Justin Wilmont. Matt got the win with
Justin and Mike second and third.
In 12 yr old Intermediate action, Steven Hull and
Griffin Lafluer would qualify in rounds 1 and 2. The
third round, where two spots were open, would end
up being re-run as determined by the tracks head official.
When one rider missed the moto it was determined that
the fault rested on the shoulders of Foothills. I
assume that was because the rider who missed the moto
had just run in the Junior Open only 2 motos previously
and had no time to get into staging for this qualifying
round. The re-run would qualify both Grayson Funk
and Dale Doty leaving Kris Meneses on the bench. Steve
Hull, Griffin Lafluer and Grayson Funk were the top
A nice turnout in the 15 yr old Intermediate class
with 6 riders. Connor Arnold held off the “Iceman”
Jon Latourlle for the win. Third went to Rhode Island’s
A full gate of 8 riders in the 17-18 Intermediate
class and the action was great. Alex Hubbard won the
Main with the second spot going to Liam Stone and
Jason Kellogg was scored a third place finish.
11 yr old Experts put on a show as these hot-rods
were really racing hard for the 5 positions in the
main event. Tom Gladstone and Jeremiah Taylor tangled
in round two and both went down really hard. They
would come back and both earn the two qualifying spots
in round three. Defending track champion, Sky Domain
won the main with Dave “The Beast” Albert
second and Tom Gladstone salvaging a third.
15 yr old Expert action was fast and furious. Chris
Pannullo, enjoying much improved starts, captured
the main event win. Second went to Wes Reel, who definitely
was close to Chris all the way around, while Dan Delisle
grabbed the third spot. It was good to see Dan back
on the track.
There were a large number of three rider “Total
Points” races. “Perfects” went to
Eli Nahom in 11 Novice; Nate Coyman in 10 Cruiser;
Jacob Oliver in 13 Cruiser; Azra Milton in 10 Girls;
Kyly Milton in 12 Girls; Alexus Doty in 15 Girls;
Rochelle Wooding in 28 & Over Girls (Rochelle
is 16); Landon Richard in 8 Expert; Nate Coyman in
9 Expert; Casey tanner in 14 Expert and Ben Atchison
in 28-35 Expert. In 13 Intermediate, it would be Dylan
“Double D” Denette winning two of the
three rounds in 13 Intermediate; Corey Heath winning
two of three in 14 Novice and the same with Anthony
Denovellis in 10 Novice.
I think the race of the day was in the 12 Expert class
where Nick Cote’ and Jacob Oliver put on a show
in the third round of their total points race. With
each winning a round, this was for the top spot. Oliver
had the lead in the first half of the track but Nick
was all over him. As they headed out of turn 3 up
the back stretch, Cote’ got the inside and was
set up beautifully for a turn 4 pass. It didn’t
really happen and it was handlebar to handle bar through
the rhythm section. As they came out of turn 5 and
raced up the short-chute, it was Cote’ by less
than a wheel at the stripe. It was a great race and
disappointing to see the lack of a high five at the
end. Both riders raced awesomely.
There was a good sized “money-open” for
riders 17 yrs old and over. 12 riders strong and it
was fun to watch. The final 8 riders in the main would
see 7 of them chasing Answer-Rennen’s Austin
Loebe. Austin was uncatchable and he put some first
place cash in his pocket. CJ Fisher (FBN Plastics)
was second with Jay Johnson third.
In the Junior Open 13 riders were entered. In the
main event it was Tyler Coyman and Nate Coyman finishing
first and second.
So its Fathers day and it seems that everyone was
out celebrating that away from the track. With 61
riders and 16 motos (counting Striders) this was the
smallest regular season race ever held at Foothills
a complete listing of all of todays finishes