Above is the image that was on each of the plaques that was awarded to our
trophy finishers on this racing day. Its an image of one of the club's closest
friends, Rocky Cassone (on left), racing with Ace Club president, John Barton,
when they were both only 16 years old (the year was 1976 and the district was
OURS). As fate would have it, Rocky would pass away of natural causes, while
racing his YZ450 at Ace Motocross last year and the Ace Club has decided, that
"forever", the May event will be dedicated to Rocky. Here are some more
details about the life of Rocky Cassone.
We want to thank each of you who came out to support us on this glorious,
spring day. It was a milestone for our club, the largest turnout ever,
and we thank each of you (and probably Rocky too) for making that happen.
Some bike pics:
Brian Mulcahey "looking ahead"
to spot his jump face already
Textbook perfect "seat bounce": Jake Radulawitz, #49, I
(step thru it)
Arenacross Pro, Damien Plotts, was riding at Ace today.
Women's first half start. Result
2nd half 250 expert holeshot
Weller, on fire with 125 and 250 expert overalls.
Ace Club president, John Barton, on his new 450.
Ace Club member, Mike Jones, on his new 450.
Mulcahey and Lindsay, demonstrate how to come up short the expert way:
Jennings, #218, in 2nd
half Peewee 7-8 class (double before Murphy's law)
(Zachery Kollar, #122, clearing same jump, in same moto: MOVIE)
1st half Peewee holeshots: Injected, 7-8
4-6 class MOVIE.
two major players from district 34:
Jeff Dirago (left) is the machine operator who grooms the face of every jump at Walden,
Diamond and ACE before each of these track's Sunday events. Jeff is a former
district champion who spent many of his earlier years challenging Carlo Coen for expert
class wins. Certainly rates as one of the finest riders our district has ever seen.
In center we have Phil Klemens, the president of South Woods motocross. Now that
I had Phil right in front of me I asked him a question that I know all of you have been
wondering about: "Phil, is South Woods going to run as scheduled?".
Phil's answer is "Absolutely, we have a track and its ready to run. We had
to make some routing changes so it will be somewhat different than previous years.
But we feel these are quality changes and, most importantly, we are definitely going to
run our events as scheduled." So there you have it, the president of South
Woods looking you right in the eye now and telling you the way it is. Now, as for
all those South Woods cancelation rumors you had been hearing? "MYTH