Royal Mountain hosts supercross season opener

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CAROGA LAKE — After kicking off its racing season with a two-day Central New York Motocross Racers Association event that drew more than 900 entries over Memorial Day weekend, Royal Mountain opened its supercross season Wednesday.

There were a total of 179 entries for the season-opening event.

A total of nine area riders notched wins on opening night.

Fonda’s Charles Rose was second in the first moto and first in the second moto to post the win in the 122-open amateur class.

Johnstown’s Maxx Miller won both motos to post a victory in the mini 80 12-to-15-year-old class. Miller also was second in the open mini 10-to-16-year-old class.

Gloversville’s Sal Attigliato Jr. won the 50cc E-bike 7-and-8-year-old class. He also was second in the 50cc open/E-bike 4-to-8-year-old class and second in the mini 60 7-to-11-year-old class.

Johnstown’s Anderson Giardino won the mini quad 50 class, sweeping both motos, and Johnstown’s Ethan Cornell swept both motos to win the mini quad 51-90 class.

Amsterdam’s Joey Vitalis won the pit bike mod class, while Broadalbin’s Dan Gifford won the pit bike stock class. Vitalis also was fourth in the 122-250 novice class.

Pattersonville’s Mike Baker won the plus-30 amateur and plus-40 amateur classes, while Johnstown’s Michael Ward won the plus-50 open class and was second in the plus-30 expert class.

Amsterdam’s Kolby Krutz won the quad novice class, while Mayfield’s Chloe VanNostrand won the quad schoolboy/girl 12-to-16-year-old class.

In addition to Baker, six other riders posted wins in multiple classes Wednesday,

Tug Greenslet of Bennington, Vermont, won the 122-250 amateur and collegeboy classes, while Rock City Falls’ Isaac Lawyer won the 122-250 novice and 122-open novice, sweeping all four of his motos.

Catskill’s Josh Lambert won the 122-250 expert and the 122-open expert classes, Corinth’s Colton Tubbs won the 50cc open/E-bike 4-to-8-year-old and the 50cc 4-to-6-year-old classes, and East Berne’s Finn Smith won the junior mini 9-to-11-year-old and mini 80 9-to-11-year-old classes.

Ilion’s Joey Melott claimed victories in the open mini 10-to-16-year-old and schoolboy classes.

Other winners included Cobleskill’s Joseph Edwards (122-125 two-stroke), Accord’s Cole VanGorder (mini 60 7-11), Frank Hempstead III (plus-30 expert) and Schaghticoke’s Britney St. Gelais (women 85-250cc).

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

Johnstown’s Brett Unser was third in the 122-250 amateur class, while Canajoharie’s C.J. Renzi was fifth. Renzi also was third in the 122-open amateur class.

In the mini 80 12-to-15-year-old class, Johnstown’s Kip Simonds was second and Pattersonville’s Eason Baker was third. Simonds also was third in the open mini 10-to-16-year-old class.

St. Johnsville’s Burton Wilson IV was fifth in the 50cc open/E-bike 4-to-8-year-old class and placed fourth in the 50cc E-bike 7-and-8-year-old class.

In the pit bike mod class, Gloversville’s Kenny Holliday was second and Johnstown’s Matthew Burlett was fourth.

Broadalbin’s Grayson Guttenburg was third in the pit bike stock class, while Mayfield’s Jack Battisti was fourth.

Amsterdam’s Maverick Manzer was second in the 50cc 4-to-6-year-old class, Johnstown’s Sean Smith Jr. was second in the junior mini 9-to-11-year-old class, and Johnstown’s Brennan Hart was third in the mini 80 9-to-11-year-old class.

Amsterdam’s Damion Brown was second in the mini quad 50 class, while Fort Plain’s Ryelee David was third.

St. Johnsville’s Blaire Wilson was fourth in the mini quad 51-90 class, while St. Johnsville’s Jaciey Hogan was fourth in the women’s 85-250cc class.

Broadalbin’s Owen Marek was third in the 122-open novice class. Marek also was third in the 122-250 novice class.

St. Johnsville’s Quintin Schaffer was fifth in the 122-125 two-stroke class and fifth in the 122-open amateur class.

In the plus-30 amateur class, Johnstown’s Sean Smith was second and Mayfield’s Nick Cross was third.

Fort Plain’s Cooper Reynolds was second in the schoolboy class, while Gloversville’s John Livingston was fourth.

Royal Mountain will be back in action next Wednesday, hosting its weekly supercross event.

at Royal Mountain Ski Area
Wednesday’s Results
122-OPEN NOVICE: 1. Isaac Lawyer (Rock City Falls), 2. Zachary Johnson (Salem), 3. Owen Marek (Broadalbin), 4. Cory Phillips (New Baltimore), 5. Jason Edwards (Palenville)
122-125 TWO-STROKE: 1. Joseph Edwards (Cobleskill), 2. Chad Forstell (Scotia), 3. Joey Melott (Ilion), 4. Zachary Johnson (Salem), 5. Quintin Schaffer (St. Johnsville)
122-250 AMATEUR: 1. Tug Greenslet (Bennington, Vt.), 2. Evan Miller (Warrensburg), 3. Brett Unser (Johnstown), 4. Chad Forstell (Scotia), 5. CJ Renzi (Canajoharie)
122-250 EXPERT: 1. Josh Lambert (Catskill)
122-250 NOVICE: 1. Isaac Lawyer (Rock City Falls), 2. Cash Morley (Middle Grove), 3. Owen Marek (Broadalbin), 4. Joey Vitalis (Amsterdam), 5. Cory Phillips (New Baltimore)
122-OPEN AMATEUR: 1. Charles Rose (Fonda), 2. Dane Howe (Bennington, Vermont), 3. CJ Renzi (Canajoharie), 4. Josh Smith , 5. Quintin Schaffer (St. Johnsville)
122-OPEN EXPERT: 1. Josh Lambert (Catskill), 2. Frank Hempstead III (Westerlo)
50cc OPEN/E-BIKE (4-8): 1. Colton Tubbs (Corinth), 2. Sal Attigliato Jr. (Gloversville), 3. Brody Kilmartin (Gansevoort), 4. Hunter Broe (Queensbury), 5. Burton Wilson IV (St. Johnsville)
50CC (4-6): 1. Colton Tubbs (Corinth), 2. Maverick Manzer (Amsterdam), 3. Brody Burnham (Corinth), 4. Aiden Moran, 5. Camren Arline (Cohoes)
50cc/E-BIKE (7-8): 1. Sal Attigliato Jr. (Gloversville), 2. Brody Kilmartin (Gansevoort), 3. Hunter Broe (Queensbury), 4. Burton Wilson IV (St. Johnsville)
COLLEGEBOY: 1. Tug Greenslet (Bennington, Vt.), 2. Dane Howe (Bennington, Vermont), 3. Jack Zelenak (Salem), 4. Jacen Grassel
JUNIOR MINI (9-11): 1. Finn Smith (East Berne), 2. Sean Smith Jr. (Johnstown), 3. Sam Nimmo (Middle Grove), 4. Owen Groff (Saratoga, 5. Caden Pease (Burnt Hills)
MINI 60 (7-11): 1. Cole Vangorder (Accord), 2. Sal Attigliato Jr. (Gloversville), 3. Gabriel Moran (Niverville), 4. Soren Allen (Fort Edward), 5. Owen Groff (Saratoga Springs)
MINI 80 (12-15): 1. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 2. Kip Simonds (Johnstown), 3. Eason Baker (Pattersonville), 4. Kolt Wojtowecz (Middle Grove), 5. Jack Cowan
MINI 80 (9-11): 1. Finn Smith (East Berne), 2. Sam Nimmo (Middle Grove), 3. Brennan Hart (Johnstown), 4. Soren Allen (Fort Edward)
MINI QUAD (50cc): 1. Anderson Giardino (Johnstown), 2. Damion Brown (Amsterdam), 3. Ryelee David (Fort Plain)
MINI QUAD (51-90cc): 1. Ethan Cornell (Johnstown), 2. Jayden Jaszcar (Maryland), 3. Blake Conroy (Saratoga Springs), 4. Blaire Wilson (St. Johnsville)
OPEN MINI (10-16): 1. Joey Melott (Ilion), 2. Maxx Miller (Johnstown), 3. Kip Simonds (Johnstown), 4. Ayden Thrane (Johnsonville), 5. Joe Fretto
PIT BIKE MOD: 1. Joey Vitalis (Amsterdam), 2. Kenny Holliday (Gloversville), 3. Michael Loveless, 4. Matthew Burlett (Johnstown)
PIT BIKE STOCK: 1. Dan Gifford (Broadalbin), 2. Finn Smith (East Berne), 3. Grayson Guttenberg (Broadalbin), 4. Jack Battisti (Mayfield), 5. Jack Zelenak (Salem)
PLUS-30 AMATEUR (B/C): 1. Mike Baker (Pattersonville), 2. Sean Smith (Johnstown), 3. Nick Cross (Mayfield), 4. Rich Krzyzewski
PLUS-30 EXPERT: 1. Frank Hempstead III (Westerlo), 2. Michael Ward (Johnstown), 3. Christopher Ray (Cornwallville)
PLUS-40 AMATEUR (B/C): 1. Mike Baker (Pattersonville)
PLUS-50 OPEN: 1. Michael Ward (Johnstown)
QUAD NOVICE: 1. Kolby Krutz (Amsterdam), 2. Charles Roney (Schenectady), 3. David Armstrong (Granville), 4. Hunter Ingram (Argyle), 5. Dominick Salvagni (Little Falls)
QUAD SCHOOLBOY (12-16): 1. Chloe Vannostrand (Mayfield)
SCHOOLBOY: 1. Joey Melott (Ilion), 2. Cooper Reynolds (Fort Plain), 3. Cash Morley (Middle Groove), 4. John Livingston (Gloversville), 5. Kolt Wojtowecz (Middle Grove)
WOMEN (85-250cc): 1. Britney St. Gelais (Schaghticoke), 2. Madeline Palulis (Salem), 3. Isabel Tubbs (Corinth), 4. Jaciey Hogan (St. Johnsville), 5. Becka Broe (Queensbury)

By Paul Wager

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