New England Sport Bike Club Concludes 2019 Season At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

New England Sport Bike Club Concludes 2019 Season At New Hampshire Motor Speedway

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by NESBC:

The season finale for the New England Sport Bike Club ran under
near-perfect conditions at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  NESBC is
designed to be a incubator series for the Loudon Road Race Series,
blending current racers, track day riders and youth riders together in a
spirit of collaboration and fun.  Track day riders to gain access to the
“racing” experience in a fun, low-pressure environment and without the
need to fully race prepare their machines.  Youth riders are grouped
together with other new riders on small bikes and are given the
opportunity to experience a real road course in the safest environment
possible. Currently licensed racers are given the opportunity to compete
and form “teams” that encourage them to mentor the Track Day and Youth
riders.  Through it all, there is a focus on fun and camaraderie.

The event opened with the First Trax Motard race, where annual
front-runner Adam Clark got the holeshot on his Honda CRF450.  The
rising star in the class, 16-year old Elijah Block, got a horrific start
and was nowhere to be found for the first few laps as he clawed his way
forward from the back of the pack.  As Clark stretched out his lead,
there was an intense battle brewing behind him between Sergio Dimoffetta
and Mike Tine.  Meanwhile, Block mounted a monumental charge through the
pack and worked his way all the way to the front by the halfway point. 
He was able to take a solid victory and with it clinched the season
championship as well.  Clark finshed a lonely second and Tine managed to
get by a fading Dimoffetta, whose bike lost power in the last few laps
as his muffler was came apart.

Next up was the combined Arai Intermediate A and Bazzaz Intermediate B
class.  These races features Amateur and Novice licened racers in
lightweight (B) and unlimited (A) displacement classes.  Up front in the
A group,  Yamaha R6-mounted Jeff Gray grabbed the holeshot and led the
race from start to finish. Keeping Gray honest the whole race was  Mike
Newton on another R6.  Newton’s strong point was on the brakes, but
Gray’s superior drives help hold off Newton for the duration of the
race.  Behind them was another race-long battle between Christain
Trudeau and Tom Hynes, with Trudeau securing both the final podium spot
and the series championship.  In the smaller-displacement Bazzaz B
class, motards ruled the day.  Jon Tine and Kevin Wimble battled all
race long, moving up and through many of the riders is the larger
displacement class in front of them.  In the end Tine emerged as the
victor by just over a single second, with Miles Allen finishing third on
his lightweight Ducati.  The KTM 390 of Thomas stand came through strong
and steady in 4th, and secured him the season championship.

New for this event was the combined Expert A & B classes. This class was
added for this event as part of the Northeast Dealer Challenge, in which
dealers put together teams of 5 riders to complete across the Street
Bike, Intermediate and Expert classes with the goal of establishing “The
Fastest Dealer in the Northeast”.  In the A class, Kawasaki ZX10-mounted
Scott Mullin of the Souhegan Valley Motorsports Team started second and
moved to the front by lap 2, never to be challenged again.  Rick “the
king” Doucette made a solid charge forward to second on his Team
Seacoast Sport Cycle Yamaha R6.  Scott Briody of the Innovative
Motorsports team grabbed the holeshot on his Kawasaki ZX10, and as a
rider in his first full season expert he ended up a very respectable 3rd
in  a stacked field.  In the smaller displacement B class Team
Manchester Honda/KTM’s Eli Block again proved to be the man to beat in
the stacked lightweight classes, besting the Kramer 690 of Team
Seacoasts Wesley Lakis and the KTM 790 of Penguin coach John Donald.  At
the end of the day when the points were added up across all classes,
Team Seacoast Sport Cycle unseated two-time champion Manchester Honda
and took home the perennial trophy and the gets the title of “Fastest
Dealer in the Northeast” until 2020.

In the Hindle Street Bike 1 class, Chris Szarek won the title of most
dominant performance of the weekend.  He set sail from the start and
walked away from the field in impressive fashion. Behind him, Mark
Perron and Mike von Recklinghousen  rounded out the podium.  Von
Recklinghousen put on an impressive display at the end of the race,
running times within a couple tenths of the winner Szarek as he charged
forward to claim the final podium spot.  Series regular Clayton
Davenport finished 5th in this large field after strong finishes in
previous rounds at Canaan Motor Speedway and secured the season
championship.  The Dunlop Street Bike 2 was again dominated by motard
machines, with the Huskys of Mike Magee and Nathan Muscado setting the
fastest street bike times of the weekend (in all classes) by a wide
margin.  Magee dogged Muscaro for the first half of the race and made a
big move through traffic just past the halfway point that set the stage
for a 3 second victory.  First time road racer and talented dirt rider
Nathan Smith secured the final podium spot on yet another motard
machine, and Muscaro was rewarded for his season-long podium finishes
with the season championship.  Also in this race was 15 year old Rene
Franco, who dropped 4 seconds per lap off of her previous best laps on
her Ninja 300 and won the award for “Most Improved Rider” of the event.

Last up was the Kawasaki Formula Ultralight class, and it was worth the
wait.  A trio of Kawasaki Ninja 400’s broke away from the pack, with
young stars Ben Gloddy and Elijah Block fighting it out with the
winningest rider in LRRS history, Rick Doucette. Doucette borrowed a
Penguin Ninja 400 during practice and liked it so much that he elected
to race it in place of his personal machine.  As the two young bucks led
the way Doucette showed his racing prowess in making huge time on his
younger (and considerably lighter) rivals by closing as many as 8 bike
lengths each time into turn one.  However, in time the drives that the
“kids” would get off of turn 12 and turn 2 proved to be too much for
Doucette to overcome and he had to settle for 3rd.  Up front, Gloddy and
Block set a torrid pace, with Block closing on the entrances and Gloddy
with the advantage on the exits.  In the end they both ended up winners,
with Gloddy taking the both the victory and the season championship, and
Block setting a new lap record for the 400 class and securing the title
of “racer of the weekend”.   These two rivals were also teammates as
part of the winning “MT Wallet racing” NESBC Team, and winning the $1000
championship bonus courtesy of Brattleboro Auto Mall.  We guess their
wallets are not empty any more!!

NESBC by Penguin Racing School
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, New Hampshire
September 16, 2019
Race Results:

FirstTrax Motard:
1. Elijah Block (Husq 450)
2. Adam Clark (Hon 450)
3. Mike Tine (Hon 450)
4. Sergio Dimofetta (Hon 450)
5. David Gelerter (KTM 450)
6. Anthony Franco (Husq 450)

Arai Intermediate A:
1. Jeff Gray (Yam YZF-R6)
2. Mike Newton (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Christian Trudeau (Yam YZF-R6)
4. Tom Hynes (Yam YZF-R6)
5. Garfield Goodrum (BMW S1000RR)

Bazzaz Intermediate B:
1. Jon Tine (Hon 450)
2. Kevin Wimble (Hon 450)
3. Miles Allen (Duc 797)
4. Tom Sands (KTM 390)
5. Fletcher Rood (KTM 625)
6. Scott Arzamrki (Kaw 400)

Expert A
1. Scott Mullin (Kaw ZX-10R)
2. Rick Doucette (Yam YZF-R6)
3. Scott Briody (Kaw ZX-10R)
4. Eric Shaw (Aprilia RSV4)
5. Chris Woodman (Yam YZF-R1)

Expert B
1. Elijah Block (Husq 450)
2. Wesley Lakas (Kramer 690)
3. John Donald (KTM 790)
4. Nathan Smith (Husq 450)
5. Ben Gloddy (Kaw 400)
6. Sergio Dimoffetta (Hon 450)

Hindle Street Bike 1:
1. Chris Szarek (Duc 1299)
2. Mark Perron (Kaw ZX-6R)
3. Mike von Recklinghausen (Hon CBR1000RR)
4. Raymond Roy (Hon CBR1000RR)
5. Clayton Davenport (Duc Hypermotard)
6. Garfield Goodrum (BMW S1000RR)

Dunlop Street Bike 2:
1. Mike Magee (Husq 450)
2. Nathan Muscaro (Husq 450)
3. Nathan Smith (Husq 450)
4. Roger Buzzell (Yam 450)
5. Mike Pydych (Yam YZ450)
6. Lucas Doucette (Yam YZF-R3)

Formula Ultralight by Kawasaki:
1. Ben Gloddy (Kaw Ninja 400)
2. Elijah Block (Kaw Ninja 400)
3. Rick Doucette (Kaw Ninja 400)
4. Chris Woodman (KTM 390)
5. Mike Newton (Kaw Ninja 300)
6. Renee Franco (Kaw Ninja 300)

Fastest Dealer in the Northeast winner:
Seacoast Sport Cycle

Automall of Brattleboro Team Challenge:
MT Wallet Racing

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