Broome-Tioga Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series
Round 5: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, FEB. 1, 2014
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center facility, hosted the fifth round of their Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series. There are four rounds remaining in this unique and challenging series, which 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, which later turned partly sunny. The polar vortex shifted north, where it belongs, and temperatures were forecast to hit 40 degrees, but they didn’t quite make the 40-degree mark. Snow showers hit the area just in time for the Expert bike scrambles but didn’t really affect riders much and had little or no effect on track conditions. The racecourse began to break down a bit in the afternoon as the temperature began to rise and the track began to thaw in places. The racecourse’s direction of travel was back to normal for this round of the series.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the 65cc (7-11) minibike scrambles, Toby Cleveland and Bobby Schultz led the pack of 10 riders out of the first turn. When the leaders re-entered the motocross track following the first woods section, Schultz was in the lead and was followed by Kamren Lehman, Davis, Connor Coyne and Cleveland.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the end of the opening lap, Davis was now in the lead, and he would hold it for the remainder of the race. Lehman, Schultz, Cleveland and Cooper Jones rounded out the top five.
Davis continued to hold the point position at the start of lap three. Lehman remained in second, while Cleveland and Coyne moved up to third and fourth, respectively, and Schultz dropped to fifth.
Davis held on and took the win on lap four. Cleveland and Coyne moved up on the final lap and finished second and third, respectively. Lehman and Schultz completed the top five.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Super Open bike scrambles, Alex Dzikiewicz and Robert Civiletti Jr. led the pack out of the first turn and were followed by Shaun Kazmierski, Mike Maresca and Pasco Tomaino.
When the leaders re-entered the motocross section that followed the first woods section, Dzikiewicz held the point position and was followed by Kazmierski, Maresca, Marcus Scott-Cornell and Cole Wilson.
Dzikiewicz continued to lead at the end of the first lap. Scott-Cornell moved up to second, with Grant Maryott moving up to third. Maresca and Tomaino rounded out the top five.
Dzikiewicz had a nine-second lead by the end of the third lap. Maryott was now in second and trying to pull in the leader. Scott-Cornell, Kazmierski and Tomaino rounded out the top five.
Dzikiewicz continued to increase his lead and took the win with a 24-second advantage. Scott-Cornell, Kazmierski, Maryott and Tomaino closed out the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: February 1, 2014 (Round 5)
50 (4-8): 1. Owen Barnes (KTM); 2. Landyn Ashlaw (KTM); 3. Lucas Hoffman (KTM).
65 (7-11): 1. Grant Davis (KTM); 2. Toby Cleveland (Kaw); 3. Connor Coyne (KTM); 4. Kamren Lehman (KTM); 5. Bobby Schultz (KTM).
85 (12-15): 1. Brandon Karp (KTM); 2. Lucas Finch (Kaw); 3. Tyler Vallequette (Kaw); 4. Tyler Kundrata (Kaw); 5. Julian Rich (Kaw).
SUPERMINI (10-15): 1. John Ashlaw (KTM); 2. Ben Wright (KTM); 3. Hunter Cleveland (Kaw); 4. Ian Potter (KTM); 5. Jacob Boda.
250 AM: 1. Shawn Ward (KTM); 2. Dominick Wright (KTM); 3. Josh Drew (Kaw).
NOV: 1. Jon Bidlack (KTM); 2. Ethan Livingston (KTM); 3. Cody Tice (KTM); 4. John Ashlaw (KTM); 5. James Stephens (KTM).
OPEN AM: 1. Chris Leschak (KTM); 2. Louis Wach (Suz); 3. Justin Munley (Hon); 4. Kyle Mattison (KTM); 5. Pasco Tomaino (Hon).
EX/AA: 1. Scottie Rich (Kaw); 2. Shaun Kazmieski (KTM); 3. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 4. Marcus Scott-Cornell (KTM); 5. Craig Evans (Hon).
SUPER OPEN: 1. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 2. Marcus Scott-Cornell (KTM); 3. Shaun Kazmieski (KTM); 4. Grant Maryott (Hon); 5. Pasco Tomaino (Hon).
WOMEN: 1. Kayla Boorom (Kaw).
SCHOOLBOY: 1. Brinden Lord (Hon); 2. Darren Davies (Hon); 3. Coy Howell (Hon).
30+ NOV/AM: 1. Jason Jones (KTM); 2. Dave Karp (KTM); 3. Craig Harold (Suz); 4. Tim Grover (Hon); 5. Joshua Teeter (Hon).
30+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Buddy Barnes.
40+ NOV/AM: 1. Daniel Boehme (Hon); 2. John Messina (Yam); 3. Steve Delelys (Hon); 4. Stephen Kenyon (Yam); 5. Jim Seaman (Yam).
40+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Michael Ferguson (KTM); 3. Fabian Tavella (Suz).
50+: 1. John Messina (Yam); 2. Tim Myers (Hon).
UNSTUDDED: 1. Vinzenz Eckl (KTM); 2. Brian Clapper; 3. Brendon Ayotte.
MINI QUAD 90: 1. Mark Sidle Jr. (Yam); 2. Chris Palmiter; 3. Gavin Maryott (Yam); 4. Conner Spoonhower (Yam); 5. Dillon Maryott (Pol).
QUAD NOV: 1. Cyrus Homer (Pol); 2. Dayne Feehan (Hon); 3. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon); 4. Allyn Rhodes (Yam); 5. Darren Davies (Hon).
QUAD EX: 1. Hunter Hart (Apx); 2. Bart Ferreira (Suz); 3. William Ray (Hon); 4. James Black (Hon).
QUAD SUPER OPEN: 1. Hunter Hart (Apx); 2. James Black (Hon).
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Ilana Locke (Hon).
QUAD SCHOOLBOY: 1. Dylan Feehan (Hon); 2. Morgan Downing; 3. Patrick Clark (Yam).
QUAD 30+ NOV/AM: 1. Stephen Barber; 2. Ryan Youngs (Yam); 3. Joe Siracusano; 4. Carl Meisner (Pol).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Thomas Knettles (Yam); 2. Robert Friedlander (Kaw).
QUAD UNSTUDDED: 1. Frank White (Can); 2. Stephen Barber; 3. Donald Green (Yam).
UTV: 1. Chris Condon (Pol); 2. Ken Ackley (Yam); 3. Craig Monroe.