Broome-Tioga Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series
Round 4: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, JAN. 18, 2014
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center facility, hosted the fourth round of their Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series. The series consists of nine rounds running from November through April, utilizing the multiple motocross tracks, grass-track and single-track trails of this massive facility. This unique and challenging series continues grow and has been drawing new racers but also continues to attract some of the most experienced and talented off-road riders from Upstate New York and beyond.
Race day dawned under overcast skies and in frigid temperatures as the polar vortex continued its grip on Upstate New York and most of the Eastern Seaboard. Mother Nature also decided to bring snow to the area, dropping several inches of fresh powder onto the racecourse. The new snow, combined with the frigid temperatures, made the racecourse slick and icy everywhere. A biting wind also had racers doing all they could to keep their extremities from freezing. Any exposed skin could be subject to a bout of frostbite if extreme care wasn’t taken. The racecourse’s direction of travel was reversed for this round, which added yet another challenge for the racers.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Over 50 motorcycle scrambles, Glen Davis and Tim Myers were first to exit the left-hand first turn and were followed by Rich Bristol, John Messina and Jim Seaman.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the end of the opening lap, Davis held the point position. Bristol held second and was trailed by Meyers, in third. Messina and Seaman rounded out the top five.
Davis continued to lead at the start of lap three, and he would remain out front for the rest of the scrambles. Myers passed Bristol to take second on the prior lap, which relegated Bristol to third. Messina and Seaman remained fourth and fifth, respectively.
Davis continued to lead for two more laps and took the win. Myers, Bristol, Messina and Seaman completed the top five.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Schoolboy motorcycle-division scrambles, Brinden Lord and John Ashlaw were first to exit the left-hand first turn; they were followed by Matt Livingston, Coy Howell and Darren Davies.
Ashlaw took the lead in the second turn and continued to lead at the start of lap two. Lord, Howell and Livingston followed. Davies dropped out of the race early and did not finish.
The leaders were all spread out, and only Ashlaw and Lord remained on the lead lap. Ashlaw took the win. Lord, Howell and Livingston closed out the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: January 18, 2014 (Round 4)
50 (4-8): 1. Landyn Ashlaw (KTM).
65 (7-11): 1. Kamren Lehman (KTM); 2. Toby Cleveland (Kaw); 3. Bobby Schultz (KTM); 4. Gerald Elliot (Kaw); 5. Christopher Ashlaw (KTM).
85 (12-15): 1. Tyler Kundrata (Kaw); 2. Brandon Karp (KTM); 3. Tyler Vallequette (Kaw); 4. Matt Livingston (Kaw); 5. Lucas Finch (Kaw).
SUPERMINI (10-15): 1. Ben Wright (KTM); 2. Michael Delosa (KTM); 3. Tim Livingston (KTM); 4. Ian Potter (KTM); 5. Hunter Cleveland (Kaw).
250 AM: 1. Kyle Mattison (KTM); 2. Chris Leschak (KTM).
NOV: 1. Jon Bidlack (KTM); 2. Ethan Livingston (KTM); 3. Cody Tice (KTM); 4. Mitchell Weist (KTM); 5. Brandon Karp (KTM).
OPEN AM: 1. Eric Barrett (KTM); 2. Chris Leschak (KTM). 3. Jeff Eddy (KTM); 4. Louis Wach (Suz); 5. Damien Armitage (KTM).
EX: 1. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 2. Scottie Rich (Kaw); 3. Mike Maresca; 4. Marcus Scutt-Cornell (KTM). 5. Steve Ackley (Hon).
SUPER OPEN: 1. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 2. Mike Maresca; 3. Cole Wilson (KTM); 4. Eric Barrett (KTM); 5. Craig Evans (Hon).
SCHOOLBOY: 1. John Ashlaw (KTM); 2. Brinden Lord (Hon); 3. Coy Howell (Hon); 4. Matt Livingston (Kaw).
30+ NOV/AM: 1. Tim Jackson (Hon); 2. Craig Harold (Suz); 3. Mike Murphy (KTM); 4. Dan Cleveland (Hon).
30+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Tyler Kudlick; 3. Shavr Kazmieski (KTM); 4. Daniel Conway (KTM).
40+ NOV/AM: 1. Steve Delelys (Hon); 2. Jonathan Tice (Yam); 3. Mike Murphy (KTM); 4. Mark Kuehn (Yam); 5. Matt Avery (Hon).
40+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Michael Ferguson (KTM).
50+: 1. Glen Davis (KTM); 2. Tim Meyers (Hon); 3. Rich Bristol (Hon); 4. John Messina (Yam); 5. Jim Seaman (Yam).
UNSTUDDED: 1. Brandon Ayotte (Hon); 2. Daniel Warner (KTM).
MINI QUAD 90: 1. Mark Sidle Jr. (Yam); 2. Jordan Hoyt; 3. Chris Palmiter; 4. Brok Montesano (Yam).
QUAD NOV: 1. Cyrus Homer (Pol); 2. Devon Feehan (Hon); 3. Dayne Feehan (Hon); 4. Allyn Rhodes (Yam); 5. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon).
QUAD EX: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Eric Wilczek (Hon); 3. Hunter Hart (Apx); 4. Dustin Gorick (Hon).
QUAD SUPER OPEN: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Hunter Hart (Apx); 3. Stephen Barber.
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Ilana Locke (Hon); 2. Morgan Downing.
QUAD SCHOOLBOY: 1. Dylan Feehan (Hon); 2. Patrick Clark (Yam); 3. Morgan Downing.
QUAD 30+ NOV/AM: 1. Matt Pullano; 2. Stephen Barber; 3. Tim Harrington (Hon); 4. Carl Meisner (Pol).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Robert Friedlander (Kaw).
QUAD UTILITY: 1. Tracey Pierce; 2. Jeremiah Delafield (Hon).
QUAD UNSTUDDED: 1. Frank White (Can).
UTV: 1. Matt Pullano; 2. Jeff Black.