Broome-Tioga Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series
Round 7: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, MAR. 8, 2014
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center facility, hosted the seventh round of the Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series. The racing has been excellent at all seven rounds, and though the series has begun to wind down, with only two rounds remaining, it still continues to grow, attracting new racers as well as some of the most experienced and talented off-road riders from Upstate New York and beyond.
Race day dawned under partly sunny but mostly overcast skies and with slightly warmer temperatures. The projected high for the day was 40 degrees, but that mark had been slightly surpassed by early afternoon.
Track conditions proved to be challenging, as most of the racecourse started out frozen but quickly began to thaw as the race program progressed. By early afternoon, mud and visibility became the most apparent challenge for racers, especially following the upper woods section, where riders became soaked with muddy roost, making them virtually impossible to identify.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the 90cc Mini Quad scrambles, Mark Sidle Jr., Chris Palmiter, Jeffrey Daugherty, Jordan Hoyt and Gerald Elliott led the division out of the first turn and onto the racecourse. By the end of the opening lap, Hoyt had taken over the lead, pushing Sidle back to second. Palmiter, Elliott and Brock Montesano rounded out the top five.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the start of lap three, Hoyt remained in the lead, with Sidle second, Palmiter third, Elliott fourth and Montesano fifth. When the leaders emerged from the back woods section near the end of lap three, Sidle was now in the point position, which relegated Hoyt to second. Third through fifth place remained unchanged.
Sidle remained out front for the following two laps and took the win. Hoyt, Palmiter, Elliott and Montesano completed the top five.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Over 40 Novice/Amateur bike scrambles, Stephen Kenyon, John Messina, Daniel Boehme, Jonathan Tice and Mike Murphy led the charge out of the of the first turn and onto the racecourse.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the beginning of the second lap, Boehme had taken over the lead and was followed by Steve Delelys, William Staelens, Kenyon and Messina.
Boehme continued to lead the division at the start of lap three, and the top five remained unchanged from the previous lap.
By the start of the fourth lap, Delelys had taken over the lead. Messina rode a great third lap and had taken over second by the start of lap four. Kenyon was now third, with Tice fourth and Murphy fifth.
When the leaders exited the scoring area at the start of lap five, Delelys continued to hold the point position. Kenyon and Tice passed Messina to move up to second and third, relegating Messina to fourth. Murphy rounded out the top five.
Delelys held on and took the win on lap six. Kenyon, Tice, Messina and Murphy closed out the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: March 8, 2014 (Round 7 of 9)
50 (4-8): 1. Landyn Ashlaw (KTM); 2. Tyler Kramer.
65 (7-11): 1. Kamren Lehman (KTM); 2. Ian Potter (KTM); 3. Gerald Elliott (Kaw); 4. Christopher Ashlaw (KTM).
85 (12-15): 1. Tyler Kundrata (Kaw); 2. Lucas Finch (Kaw); 3. Andy Gray (Suz); 4. Tyler Vallequette (Kaw); 5. Cody Kramer.
SUPERMINI (10-15): 1. Jacob Boda; 2. Nathan Warner (Hon).
NOV: 1. Jon Bidlack (KTM); 2. Cody Tice (KTM); 3. Ethan Livingston (KTM); 4. Brondon Peaslee (Kaw); 5. Brandon McWherter (Hon).
250 AM: 1. Chris Leschak (KTM).
OPEN AM: 1. Kyle Mattison (KTM); 2. Chris Leschak (KTM); 3. Louis Wach (Suz); 4. Daniel Warner (KTM).
SUPER OPEN: 1. Shaun Kazmierski (KTM); 2. Chris Luszczek (Suz); 3. Kyle Mattison (KTM).
EX/AA: 1. Scottie Rich (Kaw); 2. Shaun Kazmierski (KTM); 3. Craig Evans (Hon); 4. Steve Ackley (Hon); 5. Joseph Potter (Yam).
WOMEN: 1. Kayla Boorom (Kaw); 2. Samantha Bird (KTM); 3. Nicole Spence (Hon).
SCHOOLBOY: 1. Brinden Lord (Hon); 2. Darren Davies (Hon); 3. Andy Gray (Suz); 4. Lucas Finch (Kaw); 5. Tyler Kundrata (Kaw).
30+ NOV/AM: 1. Craig Harold (Suz); 2. Tim Jackson (Hon); 3. Eric Barrett (KTM); 4. Bobby Magee; 5. Mike Murphy (KTM).
30+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon).
40+ NOV/AM: 1. Steve Delelys (KTM); 2. Stephen Kenyon (Yam); 3. Jonathon Tice (Yam); 4. John Messina (Yam); 5. Mike Murphy (KTM).
40+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Michael Ferguson (KTM); 3. Bobby Magee.
50+: 1. Glen Davis (KTM); 2. Tim Myers (Hon); 3. Lew Warner (KTM); 4. Steve Deemie (Hon); 5. Tom Hurd (Suz).
UNSTUDDED: 1. Brian Clapper; 2. Brendon Ayotte; 3. Thomas Hryckiewicz; 4. Adam Hartnagel.
MINI QUAD 90: 1. Mark Sidle Jr. (Yam); 2. Jordan Hoyt (Hon); 3. Chris Palmiter; 4. Gerald Elliott (Kaw); 5. Brok Montesano (Yam).
QUAD NOV: 1. Cyrus Homer (Pol); 2. Dayne Feehan (Hon); 3. Darren Davies (Hon); 4. Sarah Parkhurst (Yam); 5. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon).
QUAD AM: 1. Dustin Gorick (Hon); 2. Collin Kenyon-Smith (Yam); 3. Brandyn Morak (Yam).
QUAD SUPER OPEN: 1. Nate Thomas (Hon); 2. Katelyn Osburn (Suz).
QUAD EX: 1. Nate Thomas (Hon); 2. Brad Harrington (Suz); 3. Ryan Youngs (Yam); 4. Katelyn Osburn (Suz); 5. David Micha (Suz).
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Ilana Locke (Hon).
QUAD SCHOOLBOY: 1. Dylan Feehan (Hon); 2. Patrick Clark (Yam); 3. Bailey Secoolish (Hon); 4. Morgan Downing.
QUAD 30+ NOV/AM: 1. Joe Siracusano; 2. Carl Meisner (Pol).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Robert Friedlander (Kaw).
QUAD UTILITY: 1. Pat Judson (Hon); 2. Kevin Youngs (KTM).
QUAD UNSTUDDED: 1. Frank White (Can); 2. Colton Harkness (Yam); 3. Chris Palmiter; 4. Emily Cecelin (Hon); 5. Joseph Bishop (Can).