The nationally renowned MX338 racetrack in Southwick Massachusetts hosted the second to last round of the AMA National Motocross Series presented by FMF this past weekend. 5 New Jersey-based riders signed up and attempted to qualify for the 40 man gate in each class.
Todd Stavac (Point Pleasant) was the only NJ rider signed up in the MX Lites class. Todd was off the blistering pace set by the class leaders and missed out on qualifying for Sunday’s race action. Stavac’s fastest time on Saturday was 2:19.66.
In motocross class action 4 different NJ riders took to the track. Barry Carsten’s (Bayville) 2:11.92 was respectable but not quite fast enough to make the cut.
Onorino Fascelli (Williamstown) was another NJ based rider trying to qualify. Fascelli’s 2:14.24 left him off the 40 man roster for Sunday.
Making his professional debut Brian Mulcahy (Hewitt) missed making the main by just one spot and if the LCS was one lap longer he would have put his 2-stroke KX 250 onto the grid. After going down in the second corner Mulcahy had the two-stroke singing and eventually worked up to sixth in the LCQ missing by one spot. Brighter things are ahead for the Kawasaki rider.
The only NJ rider making the Sunday show was Adam Blessing (Toms River). After setting the 30th fastest time with a 2:06.12 Blessing ran in the top 10 early in the first moto only to be involved in crashes with other riders. The Honda rider still had a good showing with moto results of 31-25 for 30th overall.