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Crabbe Claims a Couple at Second Timonium ST

| 6 August 2014 11:52 am

Maryland Short Track
Timonium Outdoor/ Gary Nixon Memorial Short Track Series
Round 2: Maryland State Fairgrounds

Story and Photos by Len and Ben Breech
TIMONIUM, MD, JULY 25, 2014

Anthony Crabbe won two out of the three classes he entered at the second round of the Baltimore County Trail Riders/ Cockeysville Optimist Club-sponsored 19th annual Gary Nixon Memorial Short Track Series. He took the 450cc Sportsman B and 250cc B finals in similar fashion: grab the lead off the start and put some distance on the chasers.

Anthony Crabbe (38) won both the 250cc B and 450cc Sportsman B finals at round two of the Gary Nixon Memorial Short Track Series.

Anthony Crabbe (38) won both the 250cc B and 450cc Sportsman B finals at round two of the Gary Nixon Memorial Short Track Series.

The 250cc B feature saw Crabbe taking the lead ahead of Matt Langrehr, Nathan Reichert and Tyler Eggleton. After two laps, the front five were about evenly spaced, and there were no position changes all the way to the end.

The 450cc Sportsman B contest was similar, as Crabbe grabbed the lead ahead of motocrosser T.J. Irvin, Cameron Smith, Tyler Mullen and Austin Wherley. It took Smith three laps to get by Irvin for the only change in the top five. By that time, Crabbe had built up a comfortable margin. Smith did cut into that margin, but he ran out of laps before he could make any attempt at the lead.

In the Open B final, Cameron Smith was first out of turn two, in front of Crabbe, Wherley and Irvin. After two laps, the field went into an evenly spaced processional, with no further position changes.

Cameron Smith (15) was the Open B winner.

Cameron Smith (15) was the Open B winner.

Crabbe’s 250cc machine also scored a double, as Colton Smith used it to take the 250cc Sportsman victory. He led Nick Henderson, Cameron Smith, Reichert and Chris Thomas. Colton and Henderson pulled away in their close battle for the lead, and Reichert finally got under Cameron for third as they came off turn two on the final lap.

Colton Smith (38) and Nick Henderson (29) were first and second, respectively, in the 250cc Sportsman contest.

Colton Smith (38) and Nick Henderson (29) were first and second, respectively, in the 250cc Sportsman contest.

At the riders’ meeting, it was announced that a $500 race would be added to the round-four event (on Friday, August 8) for the winners of the 450cc Sportsman A and Open A finals. It was as yet undecided if this would be a “winner take all” contest or if the prize would a little more spread out. On this night, Jesse Long and Cory Strickler added their names to the list, with wins in the Open A and Sportsman A finals, respectively.

In the Open A contest, Long took the lead from Colton Smith, Strickler, Dalton Gauthier and Jason Isennock. Throughout the final, Colton used his wild style to try to get by Long’s slightly calmer but quicker style on this tight bullring. Their close, hard-fought battle for the lead put them several bikelengths in front of the others, who either didn’t have the speed or had enough smarts to keep a safe distance. On his victory-flag lap, Long gave his young son a ride.

Jesse Long (63A) takes his son along as he airs out the checkered flag after his Open A victory.

Jesse Long (63A) takes his son along as he airs out the checkered flag after his Open A victory.

Strickler timed the light perfectly in the 450cc Sportsman A final, leading Colton Smith, Long, Isennock and Kevin Bills out of turn two. Long tried to get under Colton on the fifth lap, only to get squeezed to the inner berm, dropping three spots. On the ninth lap, Long tried to make it a three-wide battle going into turn one, and he ended up on the ground this time.

Cory Strickler (37A) and Colton Smith (38) battle in the 450cc Sportsman A final.

Cory Strickler (37A) and Colton Smith (38) battle in the 450cc Sportsman A final.

After taking two wins in the Over 30 and Over 40 classes at the opening event, Scott Mullen looked like he was going to repeat on this night, as he topped the opening final, the Over 40 contest, ahead of Chris Hathaway, Lowell Wherley and Damian Kocovinos. Hathaway and Wherley had a close battle for second in the first half of the race before Hathaway put a few lengths on Wherley.

The complexion of the Over 30 event changed when Mullen was caught jumping the start, and then was joined by Hathaway and Kocovinos. Off the start, Jason Cunningham took the lead, ahead of Ben Ludlow, Hathaway, Kocovinos and Mullen. Hathaway got by Ludlow for second at the end of the third lap and then cut into Cunningham’s margin, but not enough by the end.

Jason Cunningham (29), Chris Hathaway (84) and Ben Ludlow (26C) took the top three spots, in that order, in the Over 30 final.

Jason Cunningham (29), Chris Hathaway (84) and Ben Ludlow (26C) took the top three spots, in that order, in the Over 30 final.

Wherley took the Over 50 win, over Bill Kraft and Billy Young, with Kevin Adamson getting by Frank Primrose for fourth off turn two on the fourth lap.

Chase Smith pulled the holeshot in the 125cc Two-Stroke/ 150cc Four-Stroke final, followed by Matt Langrehr, Jeremy Orr, Adam Layman and Jason Cole. Cole took fourth at the end of the second lap. Meanwhile, Langrehr’s pressure paid off, as he took the lead at the start of the eighth lap. Orr and Cole tangled in turn one right after, with Orr going down.

Matt Langrehr (15) got by Chase Smith (14) for the 125cc Two-Stroke/ 150cc Four-Stroke win. Jason Cole (47C) was third.

Matt Langrehr (15) got by Chase Smith (14) for the 125cc Two-Stroke/ 150cc Four-Stroke win. Jason Cole (47C) was third.

Nicole Henderson (29) and Melanie Siegel (38) went one and two in the 150cc Women’s class.

Nicole Henderson (29) and Melanie Siegel (38) went one and two in the 150cc Women’s class.

One of the younger riders in the 150cc Women’s class, Melanie Siegel, took the lead, ahead of Nicole Henderson, Lisa Niner and Delaney Cadden. Henderson’s skill finally came through, as she used the outside line to gradually get by Siegel on the seventh lap.

Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, Maryland
Results: July 25, 2015 (Round 2)

50 CHAIN DRIVE: 1. Kayla Yaakov (Cob); 2. Dylan Cunningham (Hon); 3. Dylan Dancy (KTM); 4. Javier Guevara (Con); 5. Tyler Cunningham (Hon); 6. Cole Figurelle (KTM); 7. Brandon Ramsel (Hon); 8. Riley West (Suz); 9. Ronald Holmes (Con); 10. Tyler Hinson (KTM).

50 SHAFT DRIVE: 1. Kayla Yaakov (Yam); 2. Javier Guevara (Yam); 3. Benjamin Holmes (Yam); 4. Jackson Stroh (Yam); 5. Kyle Donmoyer (Yam).

65 (7-11): 1. Ethan Stroh (KTM); 2. Brooke Bowlin (KTM); 3. Dylan Cunningham (Kaw); 4. Tyler Cunningham (Kaw).

85 (7-11): 1. Robert Wheatley (Hon); 2. Ethan Stroh (Suz).

85 (12-15): 1. Kyle Fitzmaurice (Yam); 2. Joshua Johnson (Kaw).

125 2-STROKE/ 150 4-STROKE: 1. Matt Langrehr (Hon); 2. Chase Smith (Kaw); 3. Jason Cole (Suz); 4. Adam Layman (Hon); 5. Jeff Standiford (Hon); 6. Melanie Siegel (Hon); 7. Lou Smith (Suz); 8. Ricky Thomas (KTM); 9. Kyle Fitzmaurice (Hon); 10. Jeremy Orr (Kaw).

150 WOMEN: 1. Nicole Henderson (Hon); 2. Melanie Siegel (Hon); 3. Delaney Cadden (Hon); 4. Samantha Cavanaugh (Yam); 5. Lisa Niner (Hon).

150 YOUTH: 1. Kyle Fitzmaurice (Hon); 2. Samantha Cavanaugh (Yam); 3. Brooke Bowlin (KTM).

150 ADULT: 1. Nick Henderson (Hon); 2. Jason Cole (Suz); 3. Tate Adamson (Hon); 4. Matt Langrehr (Hon); 5. Mike Webber (Hon); 6. John Schwatka (Hon); 7. Peter Rowan (Hon).

250 B: 1. Anthony Crabbe (Suz); 2. Matt Langrehr (Kaw); 3. Nathan Reichert (Kaw); 4. Tyler Eggleton (Hon); 5. Cody Bauer (Yam); 6. Joseph Scheide (Suz); 7. Tate Adamson (Kaw); 8. Kyle Smith (Suz); 9. Chris Thomas (Hon); 10. Colton Kenney (Suz).

250 SPORTSMAN: 1. Colton Smith (Suz); 2. Nick Henderson (Hon); 3. Nathan Reichert (Kaw); 4. Cameron Smith (Hon); 5. Chase Smith (Kaw); 6. Matt Langrehr (Kaw); 7. Chris Thomas (Hon).

450 SPORTSMAN A: 1. Cory Strickler (Hon); 2. Kevin Bills (Suz); 3. Colton Smith (Suz); 4. Jason Isennock (Hon); 5. Joey Alexander (Hon); 6. Jesse Long (Hon).

450 SPORTSMAN B: 1. Anthony Crabbe (Suz); 2. Cameron Smith (Hon); 3. T.J. Irvin (Hon); 4. Tyler Mullen (Hon); 5. Austin Wherley (Kaw); 6. Tyler Eggleton (Hon); 7. Jeremiah Johnson (Hon); 8. Kyle Smith (Suz); 9. Brett Johnson (Suz); 10. Zach Mullen (Hon).

500 2-VALVE: 1. Mark Miller (Yam).

OPEN A: 1. Jesse Long (Hon); 2. Colton Smith (Suz); 3. Cory Strickler (Hon); 4. Dalton Gauthier (Suz); 5. Jason Isennock (Hon); 6. Kevin Bills (Suz); 7. Nick Henderson (Hon); 8. Joey Alexander (Hon).

OPEN B: 1. Cameron Smith (Hon); 2. Anthony Crabbe (Suz); 3. Austin Wherley (Kaw); 4. T.J. Irvin (Hon); 5. Tyler Mullen (Hon); 6. Scotty Clark (Hon); 7. Chris Thomas (Hon); 8. Trevin Caruccio (Kaw); 9. Frank Valentin (Suz); 10. Brett Johnson (Suz).

OPEN TWINS/ VINTAGE: 1. Joey Alexander (Tri); 2. Jason Isennock (Tri); 3. Bill Kraft (Hon); 4. Bill Roberts (Hon).

30+: 1. Jason Cunningham (Hon); 2. Chris Hathaway (Yam); 3. Ben Ludlow (Hon); 4. Scott Mullen (Hon); 5. Damian Kocovinos (Hon); 6. Sean Simmons (Kaw).

40+: 1. Scott Mullen (Hon); 2. Chris Hathaway (Yam); 3. Lowell Wherley (Kaw); 4. Damian Kocovinos (Hon); 5. Bill Young (Hon); 6. Frank Primrose (Hon).

50+: 1. Lowell Wherley (Kaw); 2. Bill Kraft (Hon); 3. Bill Young (Hon); 4. Kevin Adamson (Kaw); 5. Frank Primrose (Hon).

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