Blowers doubles up at Royal
CAROGA LAKE — Several local riders were among the winners during STR/Monster Energy Supercross competition Wednesday at Royal Mountain Ski Area.
Fonda’s Tyler Blowers, Johnstown’s Casey Battisti, Broadalbin’s Zach Finch, Johnstown’s Bennett Melita, Stratford’s Tom Hogan, Johnstown’s Maxx Miller and Johnstown’s Todd Cleveland all claimed victories Wednesday.
Blowers swept all four of his motos to win the 122-250 novice and 122-open novice classes, while Johnstown’s Maxx Miller picked up wins in both 50cc pee wee senior 7-and-8-year-old motos to earn a victory in the class.
Battisti won both motos to claim the 122-open amateur class. He also placed third in the 122-250 amateur class.
Melita was third in the first moto and first in the second moto to earn the victory in the mini 60 7-to-11-year-old class. Melita also was second in the mini 80 9-to-11-year-old class and fourth in the junior mini 9-to-11-year-old class.
Finch swept both motos to win the 10-inch pit bike class.
Cleveland and Hogan each won both of their motos to claim wins in the plus-30 expert and plus-40 amateur classes, respectively.
In addition to Blowers, Esperance’s Mark Molesky earned wins in two separate classes. Molesky won three of his four motos on the night to win the 122-250 amateur and schoolboy classes.
In the quad classes, Delanson’s Madeliene Rose (mini quad 50cc), Ballston Spa’s Cody Milanese (mini quad 51-90cc), Troy’s Peter Miller (quad amateur), Baldwinsville’s Ryan Pyle (quad expert), Queensbury’s Connor Cross (quad novice) and Queensbury’s Mason St. John-Lemery (quad schoolboy) all claimed victories.
Other winners included Middle Grove’s Kenneth DeRidder (122-125 two-stroke), Johnsonville’s Brian Falzo (122-open expert), East Berne’s Triton Hofelich (50cc pee wee junior 4-6), Clarkville’s Anthony Hill (junior mini 9-11), Cobleskill’s Joe Edwards (mini 80 12-15), Westerlo’s Blake Shaver (mini 80 9-11), Saratoga Springs’ Isaac Lawyer (open mini 10-16), Vernon’s Justin Hardish (12-inch pit bike) and East Berne’s Ian Hofelich (plus-30 amateur).
Several area riders posted top-five finishes.
In the 122-125 two-stroke class, Fonda’s Carter Petersen was fourth and Nelliston’s Tyler Dygert was fifth. Peterson also was second in the open mini 10-to-16-year-old class.
In the 50cc pee wee junior 4-to-6-year-old class, Gloversville’s Evan Darling was second and Johnstown’s Kip Simonds was third.
Johnstown’s Brandon Handy was second in the 122-open novice class and third in the schoolboy class.
Gloversville’s Salvatore Attigiato was second in the 122-250 amateur class, while Fultonville’s Sheldon Wayman was fourth in the 122-250 novice class.
In the quad novice class, Mayfield’s Andrew Ashbey was third and Broadalbin’s Anthony Covey was fourth.
Johnstown’s Hayden Zelich was fourth in the mini 80 12-to-15-year-old class. Zelich also was fourth in the open mini 10-to-16-year-old class.
In the quad schoolboy class, Fonda’s Skyler Olmstead was second, Mayfield’s Jordan Miller was third and Amsterdam’s Courtney Trombley was fifth.
Gloversville’s Brian Stewart was second in the 10-inch pit bike class, while Tribes Hill’s Mathew Dettenrieder was fourth in the mini 80 9-to-11-year-old class.
In the plus-30 amateur class, Pattersonville’s Mike Baker was third and Caroga Lake’s Chad Stumpf was fourth.
Johnstown’s Michael Ward was second in the plus-30 expert class, while Gloversville’s Dennis Fitzpatrick was second in the plus-40 amateur class.
Broadalbin’s Colby Watras was second in the quad amateur class.
A field of 160 riders competed Wednesday.
For more information on Royal Mountain, visit its website, www.royalmountain.com.
STR/Monster Energy Supercross
at Royal Mountain Ski Area
122-125 Two-Stroke: 1. Kenneth DeRidder (Middle Grove), 2. Scott Hughes (Edmeston), 3. Nicholas Servidone (Castleton-on-Hudson), 4. Carter Petersen (Fonda), 5. Tyler Dygert (Nelliston)
122-250 Amateur: 1. Mark Molesky (Esperance), 2. Salvatore Attigiato (Gloversville), 3. Casey Battisti (Johnstown), 4. Carter Gibbons (Scotia), 5. Jody Hamilton (Hannacroix)
122-250 Novice: 1. Tyler Blowers (Fonda), 2. Isaac Church (Greenville), 3. Parker Chase (Preston Hollow), 4. Sheldon Wayman (Fultonville), 5. Carman Casolo (South Glens Falls)
122-Open Amateur: 1. Casey Battisti (Johnstown), 2. Carter Gibbons (Scotia), 3. Tim Pulur (Valatie), 4. Nathan Morawiec (Becket, Mass.), 5. Jody Hamilton (Hannacroix)
122-Open Expert: 1. Brian Falzo (Johnsonville), 2. Billy DiCarlo (Southampton, Mass.), 3. Christopher Ray (Cornwallville)
122-Open Novice: 1. Tyler Blowers (Fonda), 2. Brandon Handy (Johnstown), 3. Parker Chase (Preston Hollow), 4. Isaac Church (Greenville), 5. Carman Casolo (South Glens Falls)
50cc Pee Wee Junior: 1. Triton Hofelich (East Berne), 2. Evan Darling Gloversville), 3. Kip Simonds (Johnstown)
50cc Pee Wee Senior (7-8): 1. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 2. Brady Rodecker (Scotia), 3. Chloe Sprague (Glens Falls)
Junior Mini (9-11): 1. Anthony Hill (Clarksville), 2. Gavin Betts (Clifton Park), 3. Blake Shaver (Westerlo), 4. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 5. Trevor Stempel (Berne)
Mini 60 (7-11): 1. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 2. Anthony Hill (Clarksville), 3. Gavin Betts (Clifton Park), 4. Brydon Broe (Queensbury), 5. Brennan Rodecker (Scotia)
Mini 80 (9-11): 1. Blake Shaver (Westerlo), 2. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), Trevor Stempel (Berne), 4. Mathew Dettenrieder (Tribes Hill)
Mini 80 (12-15): 1. Joe Edwards (Cobleskill), 2. Devin Buyce (Gloversville), 3. Deegan Thrasher (Holland Patent), 4. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 5. Brett Unser (Scotia)
Open Mini (10-16): 1. Isaac Lawyer (Saratoga Springs), 2. Carter Petersen (Fonda), 3. Joe Edwards (Cobleskill), 4. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 5. Deegan Thrasher (Holland Patent)
Pit Bike (10-inch): 1. Zach Finch (Broadalbin), 2. Brian Stewart (Gloversville)
Pit Bike (12-inch): 1. Justin Hardish (Vernon), 2. Aaron Davis (Camden), 3. Danny Radtke (Latham), 4. Jimmy Sleicher (Johnsonville), 5. Kevin Davis (Camden)
Plus-30 Amateur: 1. Ian Hofelich (East Berne), 2. Joe Falzo (Brunswick), 3. Mike Baker (Pattersonville), 4. Chad Stumpf (Caroga Lake), 5. Bill Rose (Delanson)
Plus-30 Expert: 1. Todd Cleveland (Johnstown), 2. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 3. Chris Dominski (Delmar)
Plus-40 Amateur: 1. Tom Hogan (Stratford), 2. Dennis Fitzpatrick (Gloversville)
Mini Quad (50cc): 1. Madeliene Rose (Delanson), 2. Colt Kimball (Chadwicks), 3. Blake Conroy (Saratoga Springs)
Mini Quad (51-90cc): 1. Cody Milanese (Ballston Spa), 2. Alissa Duncan (East Berne), 3. Rian Hynes (Esperance), 4. Levi Lavigne (Mechanicville)
Schoolboy: 1. Mark Molesky (Esperance), 2. Kenneth DeRidder (Middle Grove), 3. Brandon Handy (Johnstown), 4. Scott Hughes (Edmeston), 5. Isaac Lawyer (Saratoga Springs)
Quad Amateur: 1. Peter Miller (Troy), 2. Colby Watras (Broadalbin)
Quad Expert: Ryan Pyle (Baldswinville)
Quad Novice: 1. Connor Cross (Queensbury), 2. Scott Salls (Victory Mills), 3. Andrew Ashbey (Mayfield), 4. Anthony Covey (Broadalbin)
Quad Schoolboy: 1. Mason St. John-Lemery (Queensbury), 2. Skyler Olmstead (fonda), 3. Jordan Miller (Mayfield), 4. Duncan Whitmore (Queensbury), 5. Courtney Trombley (Amsterdam)