Winter Snow Scrambles Series
Round 1: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim P. Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, DEC. 12, 2011
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center facility, continues to expand its long and varied list of racing events and has created a new Winter Snow Scrambles Series. This new series will consist of four rounds running from December through March and will utilize the multiple motocross tracks, grass-track and single-track trails of this massive facility. Series points will be recorded by the promoter and end-of-series overall awards will be presented at the final round to eligible riders.
The inaugural first round dawned under blue skies and abundant sunshine. Temps in the mid-30s kept the racecourse frozen and helped keep track conditions fairly consistent throughout the day.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Expert-bike Snow Scrambles, Dustin Jordan, Dallas Mica, Mike Maresca, Tim Murphy and Nick Davis led the pack out of the first turn. Davis worked his way through the field and took the lead near the end of the opening lap. Andy Bristol, Mica, Maresca and Ben Bouwens rounded out the top five.
Bristol was credited with the lead at the start of lap two and was trailed by Davis in second. Bouwens, Maresca and Jordan followed. Davis moved back into the lead on lap three and would remain in the lead all the way to the checkers. Bristol was relegated to second; where he would also remain to the finish. The battle for the remaining top five wouldn’t be decided until the final lap. Davis took the checkers and the win with a 28-second advantage. Bristol took second. Bouwens took third after battling with eventual fourth-place finisher Jordan, who held third for laps four and five but was passed on the white-flag lap by Bouwens. Maresca completed the top five.
Daniel Conway and John Thierfelder led the start of the Open Amateur Snow Scrambles. Conway continued to lead at the start of lap two and was trailed by Nicholas Wheeler, Nick Kraegel, Kirk Schultes and Thierfelder.
The top five remained unchanged for the entire race but saw some competition from the 200cc Amateur division toward the end of the scrambles, when class winner Kevin Kilmer climbed up into the front-runners and eventually finished third overall. Conway took the Open Amateur win. Wheeler, Kraegel, Schultes and Thierfelder closed out the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: December 12, 2011 (Round 1 of 4)
MINI 50-65: 1. Ian Potter (KTM); 2. Connor Coyne (KTM); 3. Anthony Powers (KTM); 4. Bobby Schultz (KTM); 5. Alexander Goss (KTM).
MINI 85: 1. Brandon Karp (KTM); 2. Ethan Franklin.
101-200 AM: 1. Kevin Kilmer (Kaw); 2. John Roys (Yam); 3. Steve Sullivan (Yam).
201- OPEN AM: 1. Daniel Conway (KTM); 2. Nicholas Wheeler (KTM); 3. Nick Kraegel (Hon); 4. Kirk Schultes; 5. John Thierfelder III (Suz).
NOV: 1. Luke Weaver (Kaw); 2. Jeffrey Walts (Kaw).
EX: 1. Nick Davis (KTM); 2. Andrew Bristol (Hon); 3. Ben Bouwens (Kaw); 4. Dustin Jordan (KTM); 5. Mike Maresca (KTM).
WOMEN: 1. Aubrie Williams (KTM); 2. Abbrielle Tardelhi (KTM); 3. Alyssa Bennett (Hon); 4. Danielle Sheldon.
30+ AM/NOV: 1. Daniel Conway (KTM); 2. Jeff Hart (KTM); 3. Gordon Doane (Suz); 4. Dave Karp (KTM); 5. Noah Persin (Hon).
40+ AM/NOV: 1. Glen Davis (KTM); 2. Jeff Hart (KTM); 3. Jim Seamon (Yam); 4. Steve Delelys (Hon); 5. Charles Bingham (Hon).
50+: 1. Rich Bristol (Hon); 2. Dave Verdetto (KTM).
UNLIMITED: 1. Mike Maresca (KTM); 2. Nick Kraegel (Hon).
NON-STUDDED: 1. Ben Bouwens (Kaw); 2. Tyler Stettler (Yam); 3. Jeremy Shoemaker (Kaw); 4. Troy Dibble (Yam).
MINI QUADS 50-70: 1. Madison Donahue (Yam); 2. Geoffrey Hoyt.
MINI QUADS 90: 1. Hunter Hart (Cob); 2. Kevin Carr (Hon); 3. Brianna Spear; 4. Clayton Chandler.
QUAD NOV: 1. Alec Simpson; 2. Hunter Hart (Cob); 3. Justin Beebee; 4. Gary Witherell (Yam); 5. Todd Stahl (Hon).
QUAD AM: 1. Matt Hokrook (Yam); 2. James Black (Yam); 3. Jarred Reeves (Yam); 4. Jamie Carpenter (Hon); 5. Michael Frederick (Hon).
QUAD EX: 1. Nate Thomas (Hon); 2. Eric Wilczek (Yam); 3. Zac Eastman (Kaw); 4. Ryan Beebee; 5. Brad Harrington (Hon).
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Katelyn Osburn (Hon); 2. Katharine Hoyt (Yam); 3. Kylie Luckman; 4. Toni Lupo.
SCHOOLBOY QUAD: 1. Brett Szyper (Hon); 2. Cross Betts (Yam); 3. Zackery Loomis (Hon); 4. Abbi Troy (Yam); 5. Lauren Carr (Yam).
QUAD 30+ AM/NOV: 1. Robert Friedlauder (Kaw); 2. Brian Wilkinson (Suz); 3. Jason Kemp (Kaw); 4. Jeff Kemp; 5. Andrew Speer (Yam).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Nate Thomas (Hon).
QUAD UTILITY: 1. Gary Chamberlain; 2. Christopher Cuszczek (Kaw).