Five local riders post victories at Royal

Bennett Melita (74) clears a jump in the first senior mini 12-to- 15-year-old two-stroke moto during Sunday’s Central New York Motocross Racers Association/Monster Energy Motocross event at Royal Mountain Ski Area in Caroga Lake. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

CAROGA LAKE — Several local riders posted wins Sunday on the second and final day of a two-day Central New York Motocross Racers Association/Monster Energy Drink event at Royal Mountain Ski Area.

A total of five area riders picked up victories Sunday.

Johnstown’s Kyle Pollak, Gloversville’s Anthony Attigliato, Johnstown’s Ethan Cornell, Gloversville’s Salvatore Attigliato and Johnstown’s Bennett Melita all claimed victories.

Pollak won the 122-250cc expert and 122-open expert classes

Anthony Attigliato won the 122-open novice class, while Salvatore Attigliato won the plus-25 amateur class.

Johnstown’s Bennett Melita won the senior mini two-stroke 12- to 15-year-old class and was second in the open mini 10- to 16-year-old class.

Cornell won the mini quad 50cc production class.

In addition to Pollak, five other riders claimed wins in multiple classes Sunday.

East Dickinson’s Charles Clookey won the 122-250cc amateur and 122-open amateur classes, while Camillus’ Chad Yarter won the plus-25 quad and quad expert classes.

Brunswick’s Joe Falzo won the plus-30 amateur and plus-40 amateur classes, Petersburg’s Scott Phelps won the plus-40 expert and plus-45 expert classes, and Croghan’s Gavin Walseman won the 122-250 novice and schoolboy 12- to 16-year-old classes.

In the quad classes, East Berne’s Alissa Duncan (mini quad 51-90cc production), Victory Mills’ Scott Salls (quad amateur), Schenevus’ Thomas Snyder (quad collegeboy 16-24), Edmeston’s Corey Simmons (quad novice) and Maryland’s Wyndam Spooner (quad schoolboy 10-16 modified) claimed wins.

Other winners included Cropseyville’s Zachary Mossey (122-125 two-stroke), Camden’s Noah Gokey (51cc open 4-8), Boonville’s Blake Croniser (51cc pee wee junior 4-6), Whitney Point’s Trevor David (51cc pee wee senior 7-8), Livingston Manor’s Danny Wilson III (65cc two-stroke 7-11), Waterville’s William Staelens (plus-45 amateur), Esperance’s Mark Molesky (collegeboy 17-24), LaFayette’s Jimmy Argus (junior mini two-stroke 9-11), Clifton Park’s Gavin Betts (open mini 10-16), Johnsonville’s Brian Falzo (plus-25 expert), West Winfield’s Andrew Tripple (plus-30 expert), Baldwinsville’s Emme Flint (women 85-250cc) and Saratoga Springs’ Edward Nadeau (plus-50).

Several area riders posted top-five finishes.

In the schoolboy 12- to 16-year-old class, Gloversville’s Devin Buyce was fourth and Fort Plain’s Kyle Oertel was fifth.

Johnstown’s JT Vietri was second in the 122-open novice class, while Johnstown’s Hayden Zelich was fourth.

Johnstown’s Michael Ward was second in the plus-45 expert class and fourth in the plus-40 expert class, while Gloversville’s Dennis Fitzpatrick was fifth in the plus-50 class.

Gloversville’s Devin Buyce was fourth in the 122-125 two-stroke class, Fonda’s Tyler Blowers was fourth in the 122-open expert class, and Gloversville’s Evan Darling was third in the 51cc pee wee senior 7-and-8-year-old class.

Johnstown’s Maxx Miller was second in the 65cc two-stroke 7- to 11-year-old class, Fonda’s Timothy Wilmot was third in the junior mini two-stroke 9- to 11-year-old class, and Gloversville’s Tyler Rizzo was third in the mini quad 51-90cc production class.

Pattersonville’s Marc Hartje was fifth in the open mini 10- to 16-year-old class, Johnstown’s Adryan Pelosi was fifth in the plus-25 expert class and Gloversville’s Gerald Playford was fifth in the plus-30 amateur class.

Royal Mountain will return to action Wednesday with a Monster Energy Supercross event.

Central New York Motocross Racers Association

Monster Energy Motocross

at Royal Mountain Ski Area

July 7 Results

122-125 Two-Stroke: 1. Zachary Mossey (Cropseyville), 2. Dan Barry (Ravena), 3. Gavin Walseman (Croghan), 4. Devin Buyce (Gloversville), 5. Cody Kramer (Binghamton)

122-250cc Amateur: 1. Charles Clookey (East Dickinson), 2. Skyler Shute (LaFayette), 3. Austin Natta (Hadley), 4. Joey Argus (LaFayette), 5. Erin Demers (Troy)

122-250cc Expert: 1. Kyle Pollak (Johnstown), 2. Brian Falzo (Johnsonville), 3. Sam Spinella (Cassville), 4. Mark Molesky (Esperance), 5. Aeden O’Connor (Richmondville)

122-250cc Novice: 1. Gavin Walseman (Croghan), 2. Dan Barry (Ravena), 3. Lee Bond (West Winfield), 4. Zachary Lewandowski (Hadley), 5. Nathaniel Johnson (Cooperstown)

122-Open Amateur: 1. Charles Clookey (East Dickinson), 2. Sean Gillen (Saratoga Springs), 3. Jake Oswald (Troy), 4. Jim McBain (Westerlo), 5. Skyler Shute (LaFayette)

122-Open Expert: 1. Kyle Pollak (Johnstown), 2. Greg Cleveland (Schoharie), 3. Mark Molesky (Esperance), 4. Tyler Blowers (Fonda), 5. Joseph Vitetta (Westerlo)

122-Open Novice: 1. Anthony Attigliato (Gloversville), 2. JT Vietri (Johnstown), 3. Zachary Lewandowski (Hadley), 4. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 5. Max Sullivan (Ballston Spa)

51cc Open (4-8): 1. Noah Gokey (Camden), 2. Blake Croniser (Boonville), 3. Soren Allen (Corinth), 4. Ryan Gattari (Rome)

51cc Pee-Wee Junior (4-6): 1. Blake Croniser (Boonville), 2. Soren Allen (Corinth)

51cc Pee-Wee Senior (7-8): 1. Trevor David (Whitney Point), 2. Noah Gokey (Camden), 3. Evan Darling (Gloversville), 4. Ryan Gattari (Rome), 5. Mason Davidson (Syracuse)

65cc Two-Stroke (7-11): 1. Danny Wilson III (Livingston Manor), 2. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 3. Kaden Mcaffrey (Schaghticoke), 4. Kaiden Forrester (Waterville), 5. Carter Ano (Munnsville)

Collegeboy (17-24): 1. Mark Molesky (Esperance), 2. Charles Clookey (East Dickinson), 3. Frankie Manfredi (Lagrangeville), 4. Austin Natta (Hadley), 5. Dan Barry (Ravena)

Junior Mini Two-Stroke (9-11): 1. Jimmy Argus (LaFayette), 2. Brady Rodecker (Scotia), 3. Timothy Wilmot (Fonda), 4. Danny Wilson III (Livingston Manor), 5. Kaden Mcaffrey (Schaghticoke)

Mini Quad (50cc production): 1. Ethan Cornell (Johnstown), 2. Blake Conroy (Saratoga Springs), 3. Ryder Flint (Potsdam), 4. Lucas Etzl (New Berlin), 5. Myles Tougas (Bainbridge)

Mini Quad (51-90cc production): 1. Alissa Duncan (East Berne), 2. Rian Hynes (Esperance), 3. Tyler Rizzo (Gloversville), 4. Alex Etzl (New Berlin), 5. Caiden Mcfee (Schoharie)

Open Mini (10-16): 1. Gavin Betts (Clifton Park), 2. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 3. Brennan Rodecker (Scotia), 4. Jack Barry (Ravena), 5. Marc Hartje (Pattersonville)

Plus 25 Amateur: 1. Salvatore Attigiato (Gloversville), 2. Sean Gillen (Saratoga Springs), 3. Jake Oswald (Troy), 4. Jim McBain (Westerlo), 5. Jesse Bond Jr. (Burlington Flats)

Plus 25 Expert: 1. Brian Falzo (Johnsonville), 2. Joseph Vitetta (Westerlo), 3. Greg Cleveland (Schoharie), 4. Corey Thomas (North Bangor), 5. Adryan Pelosi (Johnstown)

Plus 25 Quad: 1. Chad Yarter (Camillus), 2. Travis Recore (Malone), 3. Sal Imburgia (Pittsford), 4. Jason Holbert (Burlington Flats), 5. Jason Roggie (Croghan)

Plus 30 Amateur: 1. Joe Falzo (Brunswick), 2. William Staelens (Waterville), 3. Josh Wayman (Otego), 4. Joel Christian (Mount Upton), 5. Gerald Playford (Gloversville)

Plus 30 Expert: 1. Andrew Tripple (West Winfield), 2. Scott Lindholm (New Berlin)

Plus 40 Amateur: 1. Joe Falzo (Brunswick), 2. William Staelens (Waterville), 3. Michael Davidson (Syracuse), 4. Todd Thompson (Shaftsbury, Vt.), 5. Travis Boyd (Stephentown)

Plus 40 Expert: 1. Scott Phelps (Petersburg), 2. Edward Nadeau (Saratoga Springs), 3. Michael Ching (Utica), 4. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 5. Jeffrey Burnett (Mount Upton)

Plus 45 Amateur: 1. William Staelens (Waterville), 2. Heath Decker (Cohoes), 3. Michael Earl (Dexter), 4. Don Clarke (Newark), 5. Peter Lawrence (South Hero, Vt.)

Plus 45 Expert: 1. Scott Phelps (Petersburg), 2. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 3. Edward Nadeau (Saratoga Springs), 4. Jeffrey Burnett (Mount Upton), 5. Scott Usmail (Rome)

Plus 50: 1. Edward Nadeau (Saratoga Springs), 2. Jeffrey Burnett (Mount Upton), 3. Peter Lawrence (South Hero, Vt.), 4. Dominick Aldi Jr (Cassville), 5. Dennis Fitzpatrick (Gloversville)

Quad Amateur: 1. Scott Salls (Victory Mills), 2. Thomas Snyder (Schenevus), 3. Joshua Reff (Clayton), 4. Matthew Mitchell (Melrose)

Quad Collegeboy (16-24): 1. Thomas Snyder (Schenevus), 2. Jaavon Kloster (Lowville), 3. Hunter Reed (Carthage), 4. Dakota Snyder (Carthage), 5. Zachary Burton (Worcester)

Quad Expert: 1. Chad Yarter (Camillus), 2. Theodore Vanbrink (Richfield Springs), 3. Jeremiah Birdsall (Edmeston), 4. Ryan Frasier (Little Falls), 5. Sam Imburgia (Pittsford)

Quad Novice: 1. Corey Simmons (Edmeston), 2. Allen McMullen (Oneonta), 3. Jaavon Kloster (Lowville), 4. Wyndam Spooner (Maryland), 5. Patrick Kaufman (Lowville)

Quad Schoolboy (10-16 Modified): 1. Wyndam Spooner (Maryland), 2. Remington Shafer (East Worcester), 3. Kaylee Ross (Willet), 4. Justin Lasher (Remsen)

Schoolboy (12-16): 1. Gavin Walseman (Croghan), 2. Skyler Shute (LaFayette), 3. Gavin Betts (Clifton Park), 4. Devin Buyce (Gloversville), 5. Kyle Oertel (Fort Plain)

Senior Mini Two-Stroke (12-15): 1. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 2. Brennan Rodecker (Scotia), 3. Jack Barry (Ravena), 4. Nate Zook (Tully), 5. Daniel Clemens (Tully)

Women (85-250cc): 1. Emme Flint (Baldwinsville)

By Paul Wager

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