Several area riders claim Royal wins

CAROGA LAKE — A large field of 229 riders competed Wednesday during weekly supercross competition at Royal Mountain Ski Area,

Johnstown’s Hayden Zelich, Gloversville’s Sal Attigliato Jr., Johnstown’s Brennan Hart, Johnstown’s Maxx Miller, Johnstown’s Bennett Melita, St. Johnsville’s Kaci Bare, Pattersonville’s Mike Baker, Johnstown’s Michel Ward and Amsterdam’s Matthew Hirschfeld all claimed wins Wednesday.

Zelich won the 122-125cc two-stroke, schoolboy and 122-open amateur classes, while Attigliato won the 50cc 4-to-8-year-old open/E-bike and 50cc 4-to-6-year-old classes

Melita won the mini 80 12-to-15-year-old and open mini 10-to-16-year-old classes. He also was second in the schoolboy class.

Miller won the mini 60 7-to-11-year-old class. He also was second in the junior mini 9-to-11-year-old and mini 80 9-to-11-year-old classes

Baker won the plus-40 amateur class and was third in the plus-30 amateur class, while Ward won the plus-50 open class and was third in the plus-30 expert class

Hirschfeld won the quad expert class, while Hart won the 50cc 7-and-8-year-old/E-bike class.

In addition to Zelich, Melita and Attigliato Jr., two other riders claimed wins in multiple classes.

Salem’s Zachary Johnson won the 122-open novice and 122-250 novice classes, while Buffalo’s Austin Becker swept all four motos to win both the pit bike modified and pit bike stock classes.

Other winners included Scotia’s Brett Unser (122-250 amateur), Coeymans’ Jerome Gladney III (122-250 expert), Stillwater’s Tim Flanagan (122-open expert), Freehold’s Caiden West (junior mini 9-11), Fort Ann’s Lawrence Havens (plus-30 amateur), Fort Ann’s Edward Ladd III (plus-30 expert), Maryland’s Jayden Jaszcar (mini quad 50cc), Canastota’s Jesse Brant-Maracle (quad amateur), Newport’s Gavin Maine (quad novice), Queensbury’s Becka Broe (women’s 85-250cc) and Valley Falls’ Ethan Dufresne (quad schoolboy).

Several area riders posted top-five finishes in their respective classes.

In the 122-open novice class, Canajoharie’s Alex Kilmartin was second, Johnstown’s Stephen Young was third, Johnstown’s Sean Smith was fourth and Canajoharie’s C.J. Renzi was fifth.

Gloversville’s Devin Buyce was fourth in the 122-125 two-stroke class and Nelliston’s Brandon Dygert was fifth. Buyce also was third in the schoolboy class, while St. Johnsville’s Hunter Hickey was fifth.

Johnstown’s Carter Petersen was second in the 122-250 amateur class, while Gloversville’s Anthony Attigliato was third. Petersen also was fifth in the 122-open amateur class.

Amsterdam’s Seth Garrison was third in the 122-250 novice class, while Canajoharie’s Tyler Dygert was fourth.

Burton Wilson Jr. was fourth in the 50cc 4-to-8-year-old open/E-bike and fifth in the 50cc 4-to-6-year-old classes

Johnstown’s Bradley Russo was third in the 50cc 7-and-8-year-old/E-bike class.

Johnstown’s Kip Simonds was second in the mini 60 7-to-11-year-old class and Pattersonville’s Eason Baker was fourth. Simonds also was fourth in the junior mini 9-to-11-year-old class.

In the mini quad 50cc class, St. Johnsville’s Blaire Wilson was second and Johnstown’s Anderson Giardino was third. Wilson also was second in the mini quad 51-90cc class.

Caroga Lake’s John Livingston was third in the open mini 10-16-year-old class, while Gloversville’s Iain Melita was fourth.

In the pit bike modified class, Amsterdam’s Joey Vitalis was second, Broadalbin’s Dan Gifford was third, Fonda’s Skylar Olmstead was fourth and Broadalbin’s Paul Gifford was fifth.

Gloversville’s Nicholas Telford was second in the pit bike stock class, Broadalbin’s Dan Gifford was third and Gloversville’s Kenny Holliday was fifth.

Northville’s Troy Palmer was second in the quad amateur class, while Northville’s Eric Junquera was second in the quad expert class.

In the quad novice class, Mayfield’s Evan Lehr was second, Mayfield’s Andrew Ashbey was third and Amsterdam’s Kolby Krutz was fourth.

In the quad schoolboy class, Gloversville’s Tyler Rizzo was second, Fultonville’s Kendra Cary was third and Amsterdam’s Mia Richards was fourth.

Wednesday Night Supercross

at Royal Mountain Ski Area

122-Open Novice: 1. Zachary Johnson (Salem), 2. Alex Kilmartin (Canajoharie), 3. Stephen Young (Johnstown), 4. Sean Smith (Johnstown), 5. C.J. Renzi (Canajoharie)

122-125cc Two-Stroke: 1. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 2. Dan Barry (Ravena), 3. Brett Unser (Scotia), 4. Devin Buyce (Gloversville), 5. Brandon Dygert (Nelliston)

122-250 Amateur: 1. Brett Unser (Scotia), 2. Carter Petersen (Johnstown), 3. Anthony Attigliato (Gloversville)

122-250 Expert: 1. Jerome Gladney III (Coeymans)

122-250 Novice: 1. Zachary Johnson (Salem), 2. Jacob Shippey (Scotia), 3. Seth Garrison (Amsterdam), 4. Tyler Dygert (Canajoharie), 5. Garrison Siemers (Stuyvesant)

122-Open Amateur: 1. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 2. Dan Barry (Ravena), 3. Lawrence Havens (Fort Ann), 4. Matthew Abbuhl (Rome), 5. Carter Petersen (Fonda)

122-Open Expert: 1. Tim Flanagan (Stillwater), 2. Edward Ladd III (Fort Ann), 3. Jerome Gladney III (Coeymans), 4. Damon Whimple (Castleton), 5. Cameron Suriano (Mechanicville)

50cc 4-8 Open/E-Bike: 1. Sal Attigliato Jr .(Gloversville), 2. Colton Tubbs (Corinth), 3. Hunter Broe (Queensbury), 4. Burton Wilson Jr. (St. Johnsville), 5. Connor Hallenbeck

50cc (4-6): 1. Sal Attigliato Jr. (Gloversville), 2. Hunter Broe (Queensbury), 3. Colton Tubbs (Corinth), 4. Connor Hallenbeck, 5. Burton Wilson Jr. (St. Johnsville)

50cc 7-8/E-Bike: 1. Brennan Hart (Johnstown), 2. Cole Vangorder (Accord), 3. Bradley Russo (Johnstown)

Junior Mini (9-11): 1. Caiden West (Freehold), 2. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 3. Kolt Wojtowecz (Middle Grove), 4. Kip Simonds (Johnstown), 5. Finn Smith (East Berne)

Mini 60 (7-11): 1. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 2. Kip Simonds (Johnstown), 3. Finn Smith (East Berne), 4. Eason Baker (Pattersonville), 5. Kyle Dailey (Oneida)

Mini 80 (12-15): 1. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 2. Brydon Broe (Queensbury), 3. Wesley Willoughby

Mini 80 (9-11): 1. Caiden West (Freehold), 2. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 3. Xzavier Halse (Cropseyville), 4. Kolt Wojtowecz (Middle Grove), 5. Kyle Stock

Mini Quad (50cc): 1. Jayden Jaszcar (Maryland), 2. Blaire Wilson (St. Johnsville), 3. Anderson Giardino (Johnstown), 4. Easton Morris (Corinth), 5. Hunter Duell (East Berne)

Mini Quad (51-90cc): 1. Kaci Bare (St. Johnsville), 2. Blaire Wilson (St. Johnsville), 3. Ryder Morris (Corinth), 4. Blake Conroy (Saratoga Springs), 5. Alivia Johnson (Saratoga Springs)

Open Mini (10-16): 1. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 2. Garrett Stock, 3. John Livingston (Caroga Lake), 4. Iain Melita (Gloversville), 5. Caiden West (Freehold)

Pit Bike (modified): 1. Austin Becker (Buffalo), 2. Joey Vitalis (Amsterdam), 3. Dan Gifford (Broadalbin), 4. Skylar Olmstead (Fonda), 5. Paul Gifford (Broadalbin)

Pit Bike (stock): 1. Austin Becker (Buffalo), 2. Nicholas Telfer (Gloversville), 3. Dan Gifford (Broadalbin), 4. Blake Fountain, 5. Kenny Holliday (Gloversville)

Plus-30 Amateur (B/C): 1. Lawrence Havens (Fort Ann), 2. Matthew Abbuhl (Rome), 3. Mike Baker (Pattersonville),

4. Joseph Juliano (Holland Patent), 5. Rob Brown (Drury, Mass.)

Plus-30 Expert: 1. Edward Ladd III (Fort Ann), 2. Michael Lawlor (Berlin), 3. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 4. Brett Vangorder (Accord)

Plus-40 Amateur (B/C): 1. Mike Baker (Pattersonville), 2. Jamie Nimey (Yorkville), 3. Rob Brown (Drury, Mass.)

Plus-50 Open: 1. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 2. Jamie Nimey (Yorkville)

Quad Amateur: 1. Jesse Brant-Maracle (Canastota), 2. Troy Palmer (Northville)

Quad Expert: 1. Matthew Hirschfeld (Amsterdam), 2. Eric Junquera (Northville)

Quad Novice: 1. Gavin Maine (Newport), 2. Evan Lehr (Mayfield), 3. Andrew Ashbey (Mayfield), 4. Kolby Krutz (Amsterdam), 5. Cody Milanese (Ballston Spa)

Quad Schoolboy (12-16): 1. Ethan Dufresne (Valley Falls), 2. Tyler Rizzo (Gloversville), 3. Kendra Cary (Fultonville), 4. Mia Richards (Amsterdam)

Schoolboy: 1. Hayden Zelich (Johnstown), 2. Bennett Melita (Johnstown), 3. Devin Buyce (Gloversville), 4. Zachary Johnson (Salem), 5. Hunter Hickey (St. Johnsville)

Women’s (85-250cc): 1. Becka Broe (Queensbury), 2. Teagan Townsend, 3. Isabel Tubbs (Corinth)

By Paul Wager