2014-15 Broome-Tioga Winter Mud & Snow Scrambles Series
Round 2: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, NOV. 29, 2014
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center facility, hosted the second round of the fourth season of their Winter Mud & Snow Scrambles Series. The series consists of 10 rounds, running from November through April and utilizing the multiple motocross tracks, grass-track and single-track trails of this massive facility. This unique and challenging series continues to expand 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.
Round two dawned under overcast skies and in chilly temperatures in the upper 20s, with a brisk wind that made it feel much colder. Mother Nature decided to bring snow to the region a few days prior to the event to honor the fact that this series is a winter series! The forecast for the day predicted a high temperature of 35 degrees, but the thermometer didn’t hit that mark until late in the race program.
Track conditions were sketchy at best, due to the fact that the racecourse was blanketed with up to six inches of snow in sections and the frigid temperatures had iced over some sections of the course as well. The Unstudded divisions would have a very difficult time navigating the frozen racecourse – and frankly, they were fairly nuts to try! Running studded tires for this series is required if one expects to be competitive.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Over 50 motorcycle scrambles, Tim Meyers and Doug Welch led the pack out of the switchback first turn, followed by Tim Seaman, Glen Davis and Tom Hurd.
When the leaders re-entered the motocross section of the racecourse at the end of the opening lap, Meyers remained in the point position, with Welch in tow. Greg Shuman, Davis and Seaman rounded out the top five.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the start of lap three, Meyers was still in the lead, with Welch in second. Third through fifth place remained unchanged from the previous lap.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the start of lap four, Meyers and Welch continued to run first and second, respectively, but Davis, now in third, was closing the gap on Welch. Shuman and Seaman rounded out the top five.
Meyers held on to take the win. Davis passed Welch on the white-flag lap and took second; Welch was displaced to third at the finish. Seaman and Shuman completed the top five.
When starter Jerry Roys threw the green flag to start the Novice motorcycle scrambles, Ian Howes, Ethan Livingston, Michael Kenyon, Nicholas Wheeler, Adam Gordon and Joshua Mudge led the pack out of the first turn and onto the racecourse.
When the leaders entered the scoring section at the start of the second lap, Howes remained in the lead. Justin Micalizzi was now second, after having worked his way through the field after a poor start. Wheeler, Livingston and Kenyon rounded out the top five.
At the start of lap three, Howes continued to lead the Novice motorcycle scrambles. Wheeler and Livingston were now running second and third, respectively. Micalizzi had been relegated to fourth and Kenyon remained fifth.
Howes held on to take the win. Wheeler, Livingston, Micalizzi and Mudge completed the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: November 29, 2014 (Round 2 of 10)
50 (4-8): 1. Lucius Shaunler; 2. Kolbe Gregrow (Hon).
65 (7-11): 1. Toby Cleveland (Kaw); 2. Cooper Jones (KTM); 3. Carter Boehme (Kaw); 4. Tyler Chapman (Yam).
85 (12-15): 1. Cheyenne Sisenstein (Yam); 2. Kamren Lehman (KTM); 3. Deekon Flint (Kaw); 4. Matt Livingston (Kaw); 5. Gerald Elliott (Kaw).
SUPERMINI (10-15): 1. Andy Gray (KTM); 2. Lucas Finch (Kaw); 3. Ian Potter (Kaw); 4. Julian Rich (Kaw); 5. Garrett Frear (Kaw).
NOV: 1. Ian Howes (KTM); 2. Nicholas Wheeler (KTM); 3. Ethan Livingston (KTM); 4. Justin Micalizzi (KTM); 5. Joshua Mudge.
250 AM: 1. Shawn Ward (KTM); 2. A.J. Conforti (Hon).
OPEN AM: 1. John Scannapieco (KTM); 2. Mitchell Buchanan (Yam); 3. Louis Wach (Suz).
SUPER OPEN: 1. Marcus Scutt-Cornell (KTM); 2. Spencer Hoyt (KTM); 3. Pasco Tomaino (Hon); 4. Daniel Conway (KTM).
EX/AA: 1. Spencer Hoyt (KTM); 2. Marshall Hurd (Suz); 3. Anthony Howe (Yam); 4. Marcus Scutt-Cornell (KTM); 5. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM).
WOMEN: 1. Cheyenne Sisenstein (Yam); 2. Katelyn Osburn (Hon).
SCHOOLBOY: 1. Hunter Hart (Apx); 2. Tyler Kundrata (Kaw); 3. Matt Livingston (KTM); 4. Lucas Finch (Kaw); 5. Andy Gray (KTM).
30+ NOV/AM: 1. Tim Jackson (KTM); 2. David Ackley (Suz); 3. Tim Grover (Hon); 4. Dennis Flint Jr. (KTM).
30+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Daniel Conway (KTM); 3. Eric Barrett (KTM); 4. Chris Leschak (KTM).
40+ NOV/AM: 1. Steve Delelys (KTM); 2. Chris Campfield (Yam); 3. Stephen Gulick (KTM); 4. Steve Lupole (Yam); 5. Fabian Tavella (Suz).
40+ EX: 1. Daniel Boehme (Hon); 2. Steve Ackley (Hon); 3. Michael Ferguson (KTM).
50+: 1. Tim Myers (Hon); 2. Glen Davis (KTM); 3. Doug Welch (KTM); 4. Jim Seaman (Yam); 5. Greg Shuman (KTM).
UNSTUDDED: 1. Tyler Fishnick (Hon); 2. Allen Coolbaugh (Kaw); 3. Brian Clapper (Kaw); 4. Chris Spaulding; 5. Jeff Dense (Kaw).
MINI QUAD 90: 1. Jordan Hoyt; 2. Mark Sidle Jr. (Yam); 3. Jayden Staats (Yam); 4. Chris Palmiter.
QUAD NOV: 1. Trever Stotter (Yam); 2. Garrison Paugh (Hon); 3. Sarah Parkhurst (Yam); 4. Hunter Bomersheim (Hon); 5. Ilana Locke (Hon).
QUAD AM: 1. Dustin Gorick (Hon).
QUAD EX: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon); 3. Nicholas Wheeler (Hon); 4. Brad Harrington (Suz).
QUAD SUPER OPEN: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Doug Howarth (Suz).
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Kara Frederick (Hon); 2. Abbi Troy (Hon).
QUAD SCHOOLBOY: 1. Morgan Downing (Yam).
QUAD 30+ NOV/AM: 1. Matt Avery (Hon).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Robert Friedlander (Hon).
QUAD UNSTUDDED: 1. Zach Bennett (Hon); 2. Mark Sidle Sr. (Yam); 3. Frank White (Can); 4. Joshua Batting (Suz).