UNADILLA – 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of racing at this famed upstate New York track. Unadilla is the hallowed ground of motocross and has hosted national and international events including an epic Motocross Des Nations event in 1987. A short 3-5 hour ride from anywhere in New Jersey, this round is well attended by local racers and fans.
Big congratulations go out to Ricci Randanella for making the big show in the 450 class. He qualified into the main event with a 3rd place in the LCQ. Another racer making the main event was Cory Carsten. Cory was 6th in the LCQ and was the second alternate for the motos. He got in to the second moto where he finished 35th.
Cory and his dad Barry are now the fourth father-son duo from New Jersey to compete at the national level. The other 3 father-son duos are Mickey and Dakota Kessler and Bruce and Joel Dengler and Brian and Bryton Carroll. While we are talking about Bryton. He suffered a broken leg in Saturday’s racing action and underwent surgery to take care of the break. I’m sure he’ll be back out there in no time. Get well soon Bryton.
Here are all of the New Jersey and local racers results.
450 MX Class –
#309, Jeremy Smith, Marmora, NJ – 19th in timed qualifying. (34-23) 30th overall.
#489, Ricci Randanella, Marlton, NJ – 43rd in timed qualifying 3rd LCQ – (40-32) 37th overall
#281, Cory Carsten, Bayville, NJ – 41st in timed qualifying – 6th LCQ – (DNS-35) 39th overall.
#763, James Henshaw, Manahawkin, NJ – 65th in timed qualifying – 29th LCQ.
#915, Ryan Quinn, Landing, NJ – 84th in timed qualifying.
250MX Class –
#45, Brandon Hartranft, Brick, NJ – 12th in timed qualifying, (10-39) 38th overall.
#483, Bryton Carroll, Vineland, NJ – 45th in timed qualifying, 39th LCQ.
#698, Cameron Pettit, Dorchester, NJ (National Debut) – 57th timed qualifying, 23rd LCQ
#514, Anthony Roth, Cedar Run, NJ – 62nd timed qualifying, 24th LCQ
#737, Zachary Butkiewicz, Sussex, NJ – 68th in timed qualifying, 20th LCQ.
Other “local” racers –
450 Class –
#319 Coty Schock, Dover, DE – 20th in timed qualifying, (21-20) 22nd overall.
#813 Aaron Lampi, Fishkill, NY – 34th in timed qualifying, (35-31) 35th overall.
#637 Bobby Piazza, Easton, PA – 33rd in timed qualifying, (38-40) 38th overall.
#479 James Coen, Wallkill, NY – 62nd in timed qualifying, 23rd LCQ
#524 Frankie Peneno, Pearl River, NY – 73rd in timed qualifying, 30th LCQ.
250 Class –
#641 Hunter Stempel, Bay Shore, NY – 69th in timed qualifying, 19th LCQ.
#432 Salvatore Colangelo, Goldens Bridge, NY – 63rd in timed qualifying, 21st LCQ.