2014-15 Broome-Tioga Winter Mud and Snow Scrambles Series
Round 5: Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Story by Jim Sanderson
Photos by jimsandersonphoto.com
BINGHAMTON, NY, JAN. 17, 2015
Hurd Motorsports, promoters of the world-class Broome-Tioga Sports Center, hosted the fifth round of the fourth season of their Winter Mud and 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 five dawned under sunny skies and in frigid temperatures, with a brisk wind that made the weather feel much colder. Mother Nature decided to bring snow to the region the night prior to the event, dumping several inches of new snow on a frozen racecourse. Thankfully, the temperature rose throughout the day and eventually climbed to a “sweltering” 30 degrees!
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.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the 85cc (12-15) motorcycle scrambles, Cheyenne Sisenstein and Bobby Shultz exited the first turn almost side by side and led the rest of the field onto the frozen course. When the leaders had completed the opening lap, Sisenstein was out front with the lead and was followed by Deekon Flint, Gerald Ellicott, Shultz and Nathan Warner.
Sisenstein continued leading at the start of lap three. Flint held second, and Shultz had passed Elliott to secure third place, which pushed Elliott back to fourth. Warner remained in fifth.
Sisenstein held on to the lead and took the 85cc (12-15) motorcycle-division win uncontested. Flint, Schultz, Warner and Kamren Lehman completed the top five.
When starter threw the green flag to start the Super Open motorcycle scrambles, Marcus Scutt-Cornell, Ian Howes, Spencer Hoyt, Kenneth Bell and Alex Dzikiewicz led the pack out of the first turn and onto the racecourse. When the leaders entered the motocross section of the racecourse near the end of the opening lap, Scutt-Cornell continued to occupy the point position; he was followed by Dzikiewicz, who was now in second. Hoyt, Howes and Bell rounded out the top five.
Scutt-Cornell remained out front at the start of lap three, and the top five remained unchanged from the previous lap.
Dzikiewicz closed the gap on Scutt-Cornell and made the pass to take the lead on the final lap and then held on to take the Super Open motorcycle scrambles win. Scutt-Cornell, Hoyt, Howes and Bell closed out the top five.
When the green flag dropped for the start of the Expert/AA motorcycle scrambles, Marcus Scutt-Cornell, Kevin Kilmer, Spencer Hoyt, Marshall Hurd and Steve Ackley led the pack off the start. After three-quarters of a lap was complete, Kilmer had taken the lead, and he was followed by Alex Dzikiewicz, Scutt-Cornell, Hurd and Ackley. Only one to two seconds separated the top thee. Hurd trailed third-place rider Scutt-Cornell by eight seconds, and Ackley, in fifth, trailed Hurd by 23 seconds.
When the leaders entered the scoring area at the start of lap three, Kilmer continued to lead. Second through fourth were unchanged from the previous lap. Hoyt caught and passed Ackley to take fifth; Ackley was relegated to sixth.
Dzikiewicz reeled in Kilmer and then took the lead on lap four; Kilmer was relegated to second. Scutt-Cornell, Hoyt and Hurd rounded out the top five.
Dzikiewicz held on to score the Expert/AA win. Scutt-Cornell, Hoyt, Kilmer and Hurd completed the top five.
Broome-Tioga Sports Center
Binghamton, New York
Results: January 17, 2015 (Round 5 of 10)
50 (4-8): 1. Lucius Shaunler; 2. Kolbe Gregrow (Hon).
65 (7-11): 1. Cooper Jones (KTM); 2. Toby Cleveland (Kaw); 3. Sam Toton (KTM).
85 (12-15): 1. Cheyenne Sisenstein (Yam); 2. Deekon Flint (Kaw); 3. Bobby Schultz (KTM); 4. Nathan Warner (Yam); 5. Kamren Lehman (Hon).
SUPERMINI (10-15): 1. Garrett Frear (Kaw).
NOV: 1. Michael Kenyon (Yam); 2. Nicholas Wheeler (Hon); 3. Jeff Dense (Kaw).
250 AM: 1. Kevin Shedden (KTM); 2. Nick Hurford (Kaw).
OPEN AM: 1. Anthony Thomas (Kaw); 2. John Scannapieco (KTM); 3. Adam Hoskins (Yam); 4. Louis Wach (Suz).
EX/AA: 1. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 2. Marcus Scutt-Cornell (KTM); 3. Spencer Hoyt (KTM); 4. Kevin Kilmer (KTM); 5. Marshall Hurd (Suz).
SUPER OPEN: 1. Alex Dzikiewicz (KTM); 2. Marcus Scutt-Cornell (KTM); 3. Spencer Hoyt (KTM); 4. Ian Howes (KTM); 5. Kenneth Bell (Hon).
WOMEN: 1. Cheyenne Sisenstein (Yam); 2. Katelyn Osburn (Hon); 3. Chelsea Graham (Yam).
SCHOOLBOY: 1. Brandon Karp (KTM); 2. Kamren Lehman (Hon); 3. Gerald Elliott (Kaw); 4. Hunter Cleveland (Kaw); 5. Jason Gulick (KTM).
30 NOV/AM: 1. David Ackley (Suz); 2. Rich Bristol (Hon); 3. Dave Karp (KTM); 4. Dennis Flint Jr. (KTM); 5. Daniel Warner (KTM).
30+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Daniel Conway (KTM).
40+ NOV/AM: 1. Mike Murphy (KTM); 2. Stephen Gulick (KTM).
40+ EX: 1. Steve Ackley (Hon); 2. Daniel Boehme (Hon).
50+: 1. Jim Seamon (Yam); 2. Rich Bristol (Hon); 3. Tim Myers (Hon); 4. Steve Deemie (Hon); 5. Tom Hurd (Suz).
UNSTUDDED: 1. Wesley Regnier (KTM); 2. Dani Kindrew (Hon).
MINI QUAD 90: 1. Jayden Staats (Yam); 2. Jordan Hoyt (Yam); 3. Dillon Madigan (Yam).
QUAD NOV: 1. Trevor Stotter (Yam); 2. Sarah Parkhurst (Yam); 3. Darren Davies (Hon); 4. Hunter Bomersheim (Hon); 5. Scott Taylor (KTM).
QUAD AM: 1. Ben Kowalewski (Hon); 2. Collin Kenyon (Hon); 3. Dillon Hurlburt (Yam).
QUAD EX: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Nicholas Wheeler (Hon); 3. Michael Frederick (Hon); 4. Devon Feehan (Hon); 5. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon).
QUAD SUPER OPEN: 1. Marty Christoferson Jr. (Hon); 2. Doug Howarth (Suz); 3. Devon Feehan (Hon); 4. Boedy Lamoreaux (Hon); 5. T.J. Barrett (Yam).
QUAD WOMEN: 1. Kara Frederick (Hon); 2. Abbi Troy (Hon); 3. Becki Wheeler (KTM).
QUAD SCHOOLBOY: 1. Patrick Clark (Yam).
QUAD 30+ NOV/AM: 1. Carl Meisner (Pol); 2. Matt Avery (Hon); 3. Scott Taylor (KTM).
QUAD 30+ EX: 1. Robert Friedlander (Hon).
QUAD UNSTUDDED: 1. Jordan Purvis (KTM); 2. Shane Smith (Hon); 3. Zach Bennett (Hon); 4. Ryan Purvis (KTM); 5. Frank White (Can).
UTV: 1. Tara Strickland (Pol).