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Monaco Victorious at Lodi Cycle Bowl

| 10 May 2015 8:23 pm

Lodi Motorcycle Club TT
Lodi Cycle Bowl

Story and Photos by Dave N. Haughs/www.haughsphotography.com
LODI, CA, MAY 2, 2015

On Saturday, May 2, the Lodi Motorcycle Club held its first TT race of the 2015 season. The track was in great shape except for one small mud puddle. A new right-hand turn was created to bypass the puddle, and the track was ready to ride.

At the riders’ meeting, it was announced that there would be four-lap heat races and six-lap main events. For the Open A class, there would be six-lap heat races and an eight-lap main event.

The Lodi season got under way with a TT race on May 2.

The Lodi season got under way with a TT race on May 2.

After practice and the heat races, the finals began. The first final of the night was the Dash For Cash. Andrew Luker jumped out to an early lead, with Dominic Colindres in hot pursuit. Colindres got by Luker at the tree turn on the second lap. Moments later, going into the first right-hand turn, Luker tried to take the lead back, making contact with Colindres. Both riders went down, and the race had to be red-flagged so they could untangle their bikes and straighten out some hay bales. Luker and Colindres found themselves at the tail end of a staggered restart.

Andrew Luker (11Z) led the first lap of the Dash For Cash and took second place in the Open A Semi-Pro main event.

Andrew Luker (11Z) led the first lap of the Dash For Cash and took second place in the Open A Semi-Pro main event.

On the restart, Michael Inderbitzen was at the front, and he led the pack into the first turn. Colindres and Luker worked their way through the pack as quickly as possible but did not have enough time to get to the front. Inderbitzen was smooth and fast out front, making no mistakes, and he took the win – and the cash.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z) was smooth and fast and led the Dash For Cash after the restart.

Michael Inderbitzen (54Z) was smooth and fast and led the Dash For Cash after the restart.

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In the Open A Semi-Pro main event, James Monaco took an early lead, followed by Andrew Luker and Dominic Colindres. Behind Colindres were six riders closely bunched together, all looking for an opening.

On lap five, Colindres was able to get around both Luker and Monaco to take the lead, but his success was short-lived: Moments later, he slid out and fell coming out of the hairpin turn. He was down in the middle of the track and did not get up until the red flag came out, stopping the race.

Shortly after taking the lead, Dominic Colindres (66Y) slid out and fell coming out of the hairpin turn.

Shortly after taking the lead, Dominic Colindres (66Y) slid out and fell coming out of the hairpin turn.

After the red flag came out to stop the race, Dominic Colindres (66Y) got up for the restart.

After the red flag came out to stop the race, Dominic Colindres (66Y) got up for the restart.

The starter lined the riders up for a staggered restart. James Monaco was first in line, followed by Cole Crowley, Michael Inderbitzen, Andrew Luker and David Jorgensen. All the way back in the last starting position was Dominic Colindres, with only a few laps left in the race and a dozen riders between him and a first-place finish.

When the green flag dropped, it was once again James Monaco in charge, followed by Cole Crowley and Andrew Luker. Michael Inderbitzen stalled his engine at the start; he was able to restart his engine, and he chased down the pack of racers and passed four of them to eventually finish in ninth place.

James Monaco (23Z) was flawless all night.

James Monaco (23Z) was flawless all night.

One lap later, Cole Crowley, the second-place rider, fell going up the hill. With Crowley out of the way, Andrew Luker was now in the second-place spot, behind James Monaco, with Dominic Colindres close behind in third place.

On the last lap, it was still Monaco out front, followed by Luker and Colindres. Colindres tried to get inside of Luker in the second right-hand turn; the two came together and Luker ended up on ground. James Monaco crossed the finish line first, with Dominic Colindres close behind.

James Monaco proudly displays the checkered flag after his victory.

James Monaco proudly displays the checkered flag after his victory.

After the race, Dominic was disqualified, and the second-place finish was given to Andrew Luker.

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In the Class Four VTX Pee Wee competition, Christian Knox was way out in front for the entire race, while Andrew Griswold and Jeffrey Wells battled over the second-place position.

Christian Knox (801E) won both of the DTX Pee Wee main events.

Christian Knox (801E) won both of the DTX Pee Wee main events.

In the combined 65cc A and C contest, Dominic Demario, the only A rider in the group, led from the beginning and established a comfortable lead over Chad Spurgeon in second place, Robert Stellfox in third place, and Dylan Powell. Stellfox shot by Spurgeon coming out of the left-hand sweeper and going up the front straightaway to move into second place. He then closed the gap on DeMario. Stellfox rode well but was unable to get by DeMario and had to settle for a second-place finish.

Dominic DeMario (102E) dominated the combined 65cc A and C contest.

Dominic DeMario (102E) dominated the combined 65cc A and C contest.

Jeffrey Wells (108G, red bike) makes a move to get by Austin Castanedo (317V, orange bike) on the outside. Wells finished in second place in the combined DTX Pee Wee/ Mini Am race.

Jeffrey Wells (108G, red bike) makes a move to get by Austin Castanedo (317V, orange bike) on the outside. Wells finished in second place in the combined DTX Pee Wee/ Mini Am race.

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Ron Kilby (39U) attempts to get by Chris Sage (302E) on the outside in Master Over 60 competition.

Ron Kilby (39U) attempts to get by Chris Sage (302E) on the outside in Master Over 60 competition.

When the green flag flew for the Vintage A main event, Randy Martin got the jump, with Donnie Darrah close behind. However, the red flag came out, and the riders returned to the starting grid for a restart. Martin was sent to the third row for jumping the green light.

On the restart, it was Robert McDonnell in the lead, followed by Mike Fowler, Donnie Darrah, Gary Durbin, Randy Martin and Anthony Sigala.

On the second lap, Martin got by Durbin, and he was looking for a way around Darrah.

On the third lap, Martin powered past Darrah at the end of the straightaway and going up the hill.

Randy A. Martin (80) battles with Robert McDonnell (1) in their heat race. The hard-charging Martin, coming from a third-row start, finished in second place, behind McDonnell, in the Vintage A main event.

Randy A. Martin (80) battles with Robert McDonnell (1) in their heat race. The hard-charging Martin, coming from a third-row start, finished in second place, behind McDonnell, in the Vintage A main event.

On the fourth lap, Martin passed Fowler and was now in second place. Martin pushed McDonnell for the remainder of the race, but McDonnell did not give him an opening, so it was Robert McDonnell taking the checkered flag first, followed by Randy Martin, Mike Fowler, Donnie Darrah, Gary Durbin and Anthony Sigala.

Michael Fowler (13V) took a third-place finish in the Vintage A main event.

Michael Fowler (13V) took a third-place finish in the Vintage A main event.

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Evan Souza (1) and Tyler Raggio (114E) fly over the jump side by side. The battle for second place was this close the entire race in the 80/85cc 150R Heads Up main event.

Evan Souza (1) and Tyler Raggio (114E) fly over the jump side by side. The battle for second place was this close the entire race in the 80/85cc 150R Heads Up main event.

Christian Spurgeon (347) was the winner in the 250cc C class.

Christian Spurgeon (347) was the winner in the 250cc C class.

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The April 25 short track that was canceled due to rain has been rescheduled to run on May 23. The purse for the Open A main will be $1,500. Kids ride for free, and there will be overnight camping, so bring your barbecue and be prepared to have a great time. There will also be free open practice on Sunday, May 24, so it should be a great weekend!

Lodi Cycle Bowl
Lodi, California
Results: May 2, 2015

Race 1

OPEN C: 1. Brian Cobb (Hon); 2. Anthony Torres (Hon); 3. Nolan Hunter (Hon); 4. Alexandra A. Fabbiani (Hon); 5. McKenna McCafferty (Hon).

Race 2

CLASS 4 DTX PEE WEE HON/YAM: 1. Christian Knox (Hon); 2. Andrew Griswold (Yam); 3. Jeffrey Wells (Yam); 4. Elijah Jungeblut (Hon); 5. Austin Castaneda (Hon).

Race 3

65 C: 1. Robert Stellfox (Hon); 2. Chad Spurgeon (Yam); 3. Dylan Powell (Yam).

65 A: 1. Dominic DeMario (Hon).

Race 4

CLASS 2 DTX PEE WEE SR (7-8): 1. Christian Knox (Hon); 2. Austin Castaneda (Hon).

CLASS 3 DTX PEE WEE (4-8): 1. Cayden Van Houten (Yam).

MINI AM: 1. Jeffrey Wells (Yam); 2. Andrew Griswold (Yam).

Race 5

OPEN A SEMI-PRO: 1. James Monaco (Hon); 2. Andrew Luker (Hon); 3. John P. Vanderlaan (Hon); 4. Joe Roberts (Hon); 5. Shawn Raggio (Hon); 6. Casey Yarrow (Yam); 7. Casey Cahoon (Hon); 8. Bobby H. Caldeira (Kaw); 9. Michael Inderbitzen (Hon); 10. Dorrey Ingoglia (Yam); 11. David Jorgensen (Suz); 12. Cole Crowley (Hon); DSQ. Dominic Colindres (Hon).

Race 6

OPEN B: 1. Michael Rodrigues (Hon); 2. Hunter Graham (Suz); 3. Darrel Beardsley (Hon); 4. Dominic Fabbiani (Hon).

Race 7

VINTAGE A: 1. Robert McDonnell (Yam); 2. Randy A. Martin (Yam); 3. Mike Fowler (Yam); 4. Donnie Darrah (Hon); 5. Gary Durbin (Yam); 6. Anthony R. Sigala (Rtx).

Race 8

85 C: 1. Chad Spurgeon (Yam); 2. Dylan Shumate (Kaw); 3. Zayne Kannal (Hon).

85 A: 1. Christian Spurgeon (Hon); 2. Justin Anselmi (Kaw); 3. Evan Souza (Hon); 4. Tyler Raggio (Suz); 5. Dominic DeMario (Hon); 6. Dustin Shumate (Kaw); 7. Kameron Broyles (Kaw).

Race 9

MASTER C 60+: 1. John Laster (Hon).

MASTER B 60+: 1. Chris Sage (Yam); 2. Kosta Achin (Hon).

MASTER A 60+: 1. Thomas Knight (Yam); 2. Bud Riddle (Yam); 3. Ron Kilby (Tri).

Race 10

250 AM (12-29) B/C: 1. Hunter Brooks (Hon); 2. Christian Spurgeon (Hon); 3. Jacob D. Pursell (Hon); 4. Jared Jensen (Kaw); 5. Clayton Williams (KTM).

OPEN AM (14-29) B/C: 1. Darrel Beardsley (Hon); 2. Hunter Graham (Suz); 3. Anthony Torres (Hon).

Race 11

100 STOCK SPORTSMAN C: 1. Robbie Nichols (Hon).

100 MODIFIED SPORTSMAN B: 1. Kosta Achin (Hon).

100 MODIFIED SPORTSMAN A: 1. Christopher Krusemann (Hon).

Race 12

100 YOUTH STOCK C: 1. Charlie Nichols (Hon); 2. Hanna Powell (Yam); 3. Weston Well (Yam); 4. Dylan Shumate (Kaw).

100 YOUTH MODIFIED C: 1. Zayne Kannai (Hon).

100 YOUTH MODIFIED A: 1. Evan Souza (Hon); 2. Kameron Broyles (Kaw).

Race 13

VET C 30+: 1. Jonathan Well (Hon); 2. Paul Ferroni (Hon).

VET B 30+: 1. Rick Goldrup (Hon).

VET A 30+: 1. Dan Cahoon (Hon).

SR C 40+: 1. Bobbie Stellfox Jr. (Hon).

SR B 40+: 1. Jack Roberts (Hon).

SR A 40+: 1. Thomas Knight (Yam); 2. Donnie Darrah (Hon).

Race 14

250 B: 1. Hunter Brooks (Hon); 2. Jacob D. Pursell (Hon); 3. Clayton Williams (KTM); 4. Kevin Flahavan (KTM).

Race 15

VET AM: 1. Paul Ferroni (Hon); 2. Brian Cobb (Hon); 3. Rick Goldrup (Hon); 4. Robert Shumate (Hon); 5. Jack Roberts (Hon); 6. Blair Rothwell (Yam); 7. Renee Gardner (Yam); 8. David Crivello (Hon).

Race 16

80/85 150R HEADS UP: 1. Justin Anselmi (Kaw); 2. Tyler Raggio (Suz); 3. Evan Souza (Hon); 4. Dominic DeMario (Hon); 5. Dustin Shumate (Kaw); 6. Chad Spurgeon (Yam).

Race 17

VINTAGE C: 1. Nick Garner (Hon); 2. Rod Neubauer (Yam); 3. Ken Kutaka (Cam).

VINTAGE B: 1. Blair Rothwell (Yam).

VINTAGE TWINS HEADS UP: 1. Mike Fowler (Yam); 2. William J. McDonnell (Hon).

Race 18

250 C: 1. Christian Spurgeon (Hon); 2. Jared Jensen (Kaw); 3. Chance Grove (Kaw); 4. Kyle P. Raggio (Hon); 5. Renee Gardner (Yam); 6. Charles Mattos (Hon); 7. Casey A. Yarrow (Yam).

Race 19

SUPER SR C 50+: 1. Paul Tinoco (Yam); 2. John Laster (Hon); 3. Mark Hunter (Hon).

SUPER SR A 50+: 1. Joseph Knight (Yam); 2. Donnie Darrah (Hon); 3. James Ingoglia (Hon); 4. Mike Fowler (Yam); 5. Thomas Knight (Yam); 6. Gary Corderio (Hon).

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