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ACR Vintage Motocrossers Blast Broome-Tioga!

| 23 July 2014 12:12 pm

ACR American Classic Racing Vintage Vet and Youth Championships
Broome-Tioga Sports Center

Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, JULY 12, 2014

American Classic Racing (ACR) and Hurd Motorsports teamed up for the annual Vintage Vet and Youth Championships at Broome-Tioga on July 12, 2014, making for a day of action-packed Vintage Motocross racing. Saturday’s event ran the full National racecourse, which was perfectly groomed by the Hurd Motorsports track crew. Modern-bike classes were mixed in with the Vintage classes for a full day of motocross racing at this world-class facility.

Ken Napolitano (135), Peter Caloia (42) and Chris Capasso (70) lead the start of the first ACR 125 GP moto at the Vintage Vet and Youth Championships at Broome-Tioga.

Ken Napolitano (135), Peter Caloia (42) and Chris Capasso (70) lead the start of the first ACR 125 GP moto at the Vintage Vet and Youth Championships at Broome-Tioga.

Race day dawned under mostly sunny skies, and by midmorning it became hot and humid. Temperatures reached the mid-80s, but thankfully there was a nice breeze. Unfortunately, that breeze and the hot sun kept the Broome-Tioga track crew busy all day, as they tried to keep the dust at bay by watering the racecourse.

Ken Napolitano (135) and Paul Capasso (behind Napolitano) battle for the lead on the opening lap of the first ACR 125 GP moto.

Ken Napolitano (135) and Paul Capasso (behind Napolitano) battle for the lead on the opening lap of the first ACR 125 GP moto.

Ken Napolitano, Peter Caloia, Chris Capasso and Dave Pecore led the start of the first ACR 125cc GP-division moto. When the pack descended the National hill after a half-lap, Napolitano continued to lead but was battling with Paul Capasso. Caloia, Mark Griggs and Chris Capasso rounded out the top five.

Capasso caught and passed Napolitano on the National hill to take the lead near the 2 ½-lap mark; Napolitano was relegated to second. Caloia and Griggs remained third and fourth, respectively. Nicholas Adams passed Chris Capasso, taking fifth; Capasso was displaced to sixth.

Nicholas Adams (821) and Mark Griggs (726) battle for fourth place in the first ACR 125 GP moto.

Nicholas Adams (821) and Mark Griggs (726) battle for fourth place in the first ACR 125 GP moto.

Capasso began to pull away, and he had built a five-second lead after 3 ½ laps. Capasso took the checkers and the win with a six-second lead. Napolitano, Caloia, Adams and Chuck Thomas completed the top five.

Ken Napolitano (135), Peter Caloia (42) and Paul Capasso (62) lead the start of the final ACR 125 GP moto.

Ken Napolitano (135), Peter Caloia (42) and Paul Capasso (62) lead the start of the final ACR 125 GP moto.

Napolitano, Adams, Caloia and Griggs led the start of the final ACR 125cc GP moto. Napolitano remained in the point position when the leaders descended the National hill. Paul Capasso, Caloia, Adams and Griggs rounded out the top five.

Napolitano continued to lead at the start of lap two but was now being pressured by Capasso, in second. When the leader reappeared at the top of the National hill, it was Capasso out front; Napolitano had been relegated to second. Adams, Caloia and Griggs rounded out the top five.

Capasso began to pull away, and he started the third lap with a four-second advantage over Napolitano, in second.

Capasso increased his lead to seven seconds after 3 ½ laps and took the white flag nine seconds ahead of Napolitano.

Capasso took the checkers and another win, this time with a 13-second lead. Napolitano, Caloia, Adams and Griggs closed out the top five.

Capasso topped the ACR 125cc GP podium with a perfect 1-1 score. Napolitano (2-2) took the runner-up tier, and Caloia (3-3) completed the rostrum.

Wayne Bogert (83), Lawton Adams (629) and Thomas Webster (2) lead the start of the first ACR Evolution Open B division moto.

Wayne Bogert (83), Lawton Adams (629) and Thomas Webster (2) lead the start of the first ACR Evolution Open B division moto.

When the card went sideways and the gate dropped for the start of the first ACR Evolution Open B moto, Wayne Bogert, Lawton Adams, Thomas Webster and Joe Vanella led the pack out of the switchback first turn and onto the racecourse. After a half-lap, Bogert remained in the lead and was now followed by Adams, Webster, Vanella and David Boast.

Bogert quickly began to pull away from the rest of the field, and he had a six-second lead by the start of the second lap. He increased that to 15 seconds by the start of lap three. Adams was all alone in second, and then there was a huge gap back to Vanella, in third. Webster held fourth.

Lawton Adams (629), en route to his second-place finish in the first Evolution Open B moto.

Lawton Adams (629), en route to his second-place finish in the first Evolution Open B moto.

Bogert continued to extend his lead and took the white flag with a 29-second lead and the checkers with more than a 30-second advantage. Adams and Webster followed. All of the other riders in the division were scored as DNFs.

Bogert, Adams, Vanella, Thomas and Webster led the start of the final Evolution Open B moto. Bogert once again began to leave the rest of the field behind, as he started the second lap with a nine-second lead. Adams, Webster, Vanella and Chris Capasso rounded out the top five.

Wayne Bogert (83) and Lawton Adams (629) lead the start of the final Evolution Open B moto.

Wayne Bogert (83) and Lawton Adams (629) lead the start of the final Evolution Open B moto.

Wayne Bogert (83) begins to pull away from the rest of the field in the final Evolution Open B moto en route to his second moto win and the top tier of the podium.

Wayne Bogert (83) begins to pull away from the rest of the field in the final Evolution Open B moto en route to his second moto win and the top tier of the podium.

Bogert started lap three with a 15-second lead, which increased to 17 seconds at the white flag. Bogert took the checkers for another win, with an 18-second lead. Adams, Vanella and Webster followed.

Bogert topped the Evolution Open B podium with a perfect 1-1 score. Adams (2-2) took second and Webster (3-4) was third.

Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: July 12, 2014

COLLEGEBOY: 1. Corey Burnett (Hon).

250 B/C: 1. John Roys (Hon); 2. Jamie Kameronski (Kaw); 3. Jeff Marshall (Yam).

OPEN B/C: 1. John Roys (Hon); 2. Jamie Kameronski (Kaw).

UNLIMITED A: 1. Corey Burnett (Suz).

25+: 1. Tim O’Brian (Yam).

30+ A: 1. Tim O’Brian (Yam); 2. Bill Hopkins (Hon).

35+ A: 1. Bill Hopkins (Hon).

35+ B/C: 1. Dan Cleveland.

45+: 1. Eddie Anewalt (Hon); 2. Chris Bauer (Suz); 3. Jerry Roys (Hon).

50+: 1. Chuck Thomas (Hon); 2. Eric Heinecke (Hon); 3. Bud Fee (KTM); 4. Tom Hurd (Suz).

WOMEN: 1. Hannah Heinecke (Hon).

ACR MINI YOUTH: 1. Seamus Sullivan; 2. Ustin Dickie (Kaw); 3. Jeff Marshall (Yam); 4. Ryan Thomas (Hon); 5. Benjamin Nogowski (Hon).

ACR MINI ADULT: 1. Chuck Thomas (Hon); 2. Lloyd Patterson (Hon); 3. Tom France; 4. Jeff Rogers (Hon); 5. Steven Van Geldern (Suz).

ACR MODERN A: 1. Richard Rosseter (Hon); 2. Paul Capasso (Suz); 3. Peter Caloia (Suz); 4. Thomas Smyth; 5. Butch Racenet (Suz).

ACR MODERN B: 1. Karl Bohn (Kaw); 2. Tom Wexler (Yam); 3. Lawton Adams (Kaw); 4. Andy Peebles (Suz); 5. Philip Van Geldern (Hon).

ACR MODERN C: 1. Karl Bohn (Kaw); 2. Alex Lee (Kaw); 3. Brian Vanella (Kaw); 4. Bryan Smyth (Kaw); 5. Edward Rogers (Hon).

ACR 125 GP: 1. Paul Capasso (Suz); 2. Kenneth Napolitano (Kaw); 3. Peter Caloia (Suz); 4. Nicholas Adams (Kaw); 5. Mark Griggs (Yam).

ACR 250 GP: 1. Karl Bohn (Kaw); 2. Paul Capasso (Suz); 3. Nicholas Adams (Kaw); 4. Chuck Thomas (Hon); 5. Alan Barlow (KTM).

ACR OPEN GP: 1. Karl Bohn (Kaw); 2. Joe Scannapieco; 3. Thomas Smyth; 4. Butch Racenet (Suz); 5. Brian Vanella (Kaw).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s 125 GP: 1. Scott Taylor (Hon); 2. Ken Fisher (Kaw); 3. Lloyd Patterson (Hon); 4. Matthew Carini (Kaw).

ACR EVOLUTION 125 GP: 1. Benjamin Nogowski (Hon).

ACR EVOLUTION 200 A: 1. Ethan Waybright (Hon).

ACR EVOLUTION 200 B: 1. Tom Wexler (Yam); 2. Wayne Bogert (Kaw); 3. Chris Capasso; 4. Philip Van Geldern (Hon).

ACR EVOLUTION 200 C: 1. Timothy Nogowski (Suz).

ACR EVOLUTION OPEN B: 1. Wayne Bogert (Kaw); 2. Lawton Adams (Kaw); 3. Thomas Webster (Yam); 4. Joe Vanella (Hon); 5. David Boast.

ACR EVOLUTION OPEN C: 1. Joe Nye (Suz); 2. Eric Sargent (Suz); 3. Jason Sargent (Suz); 4. Ronald Geoffrion III (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s 200 A: 1. Dave Wolfskill (Hon); 2. Ethan Waybright (Hon); 3. Rick Rosset (Hon); 4. Mark Griggs (Yam); 5. Steve Geary (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s 200 B: 1. Andy Peebles (Suz); 2. Scott Taylor (Hon); 3. Tom Wexler (Yam); 4. Lawton Adams (Kaw); 5. Ken Fisher (Kaw).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s 200 C: 1. Eric Turner (Hon); 2. Sandro Camargo (Yam); 3. Matthew Carini (Kaw); 4. Michael Turner (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s OPEN A: 1. Dave Wolfskill (Hon); 2. Brandon Ghidiu (Hon); 3. Kenneth Napolitano (Kaw); 4. Ethan Waybright (Hon); 5. Brady Vandruff (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s OPEN B: 1. James Beasley (Hon); 2. James Crawford (Yam); 3. David Royds (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’80s OPEN C: 1. Paul Hardiman (Hon); 2. Sandro Camargo (Yam); 3. Eric Turner (Hon); 4. Michael Turner (Hon); 5. Bryan Smyth (Kaw).

ACR VINTAGE ’90s A: 1. Eddie Anewalt (Hon); 2. Ralph Scannapieco (Yam); 3. Chuck Thomas (Hon); 4. Bud Fee (KTM).

ACR VINTAGE ’90s B: 1. Robert Hamlin (Yam); 2. Nick Guglielmi (Hon); 3. Rich Dombey (Hon).

ACR VINTAGE ’90s C: 1. Michael Kessler (Hon); 2. Bill Albertson (Hon); 3. Ryan Thomas (Hon); 4. Bill Leone (Hon).

ACR 30+ VINTAGE ’80s: 1. Ethan Waybright (Hon); 2. Brady Vandruff (Hon); 3. Ralph Scannapieco (Yam); 4. James Beasley (Hon); 5. Steve Geary (Hon).

ACR 50+ DRUM BRAKE: 1. Dave Wolfskill (Hon); 2. Tim Blodgett (Yam); 3. Alan Barlow (KTM); 4. Martin Lee (Suz); 5. Steven Van Geldern (Suz).

ACR PLAYBIKE: 1. Rich Dombey (Hon); 2. Rene Kotopoulis (Hon); 3. Chris Bauer (Suz).

ACR PRE-1975 125 A: 1. Paul Capasso (Suz); 2. Tom France; 3. Eric Sargent (Suz); 4. Jason Sargent (Suz).

ACR PRE-1978 A: 1. Tom France.

ACR PRE-1978 C: 1. Joe Nye (Suz); 2. Jason Sargent (Suz).

ACR WOMEN: 1. Rene Kotopoulis (Hon); 2. Angela Capasso; 3. Chris Asmann (Hon).

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