Race Report:
Masters of Mini, Round 2

Sunday morning came with bright sunny skies, which was a good thing considering just three weeks before Noah & Company were building another ark. Round 2 of Transworld’s Masters of Mini was originally scheduled for Sunday October 1st, but due to about 2 inches of rain, thunder and lightening it was rescheduled for this past Sunday.

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With only 3 weeks lead time it was wondered who, if anyone, would show up. But when the gates opened at 8 am there was already a line of trucks, tailors and even a few motor homes to get into the popular track. Rocky Hill has been on the tour since before it was a tour. The famous Connecticut facility owned and operated by Tony and Lisa Lorusso is a favorite among the Pit Bike Community for its black river silt terrain, perfectly manicured layout and friendly atmosphere.

The day started out with a one-hour open practice so everyone rode a ton before the racing even started. But once riders lined up in the gate — it was on! It was some of the best pit bike racing this side of the Rockies.

The Round 2 Podium looked like this:

College Boy (18-24)
1. #15 Jesse (2-1)
2. #26 Evan Arnold (1-2)
3. #75 Mitchell Giambaltista (9-3)

Groms (14-17)
1. #76 Todd Chrasciel (1-1)
2. #118 Tyler Lynch (2-2)
3. #25 Brandon Hood (3-3)

Poor Boy (49cc)
1. #912 Peter Walck (1-1)
2. #117 Shawn Lavoie (3-2)
3. #86 Jennie Lydon (6-3)

Modified (50-89cc)
1. #19 Cody Madore (1-2)
2. #93 Jason Healy (2-3)
3. #44 Thomas Healy (3-4)

Limited (90-110cc, up to 12 rear)
1. #25 Brandon Hood (1-1)
2. #909 Dave Hutchins (2-2)
3. #20 Kevin Costello (3-3)

Unlimited (111+cc, up to 12 rear)
1. #76 Todd Chrasciel (1-1)
2. #4/38 Tony Lorusso (2-2)
3. #85 Jessie Rossetti (3-3)

Seniors (25 +)
1. #4/38 Tony Lorusso (1-1)
2. #470 Jay Ablaza (2-2)
3. #33 Chris Hutchison (3-3)

Fat Boy (200lbs+)
1. #909 Dave Hutchins (1-2)
2. #74 Matt Gronowicz (4-1)
3. #100 Pete Cowern (2-3)

Rocky Hill allowed the use of their Quad track for this event which provided a long, rough, outdoor style track with two and a half minute lap times. There were inside and outside lines with 4-6 foot banked turns to make this track the riders’ favorite. And let’s not forget the booters. While most of the jumps can be successfully downsided with average skill, there were a few big ones that only a few would attempt. But when they did it was insane to watch!

Big thanks to Tony and Lisa Lorusso and the Rocky Hill Staff for helping make this event such a success! Also thanks to the MoM supporters: Smith, Acerbis, Works Connection, Scott USA, Polisport, DPM, Atomic Snowboards, Skorbordz, Thumpstar, Fox, Twin Air, FMF, Kenda Tires, Ogio, Tri Star, Spy, CTi, Himaya Sunscreen, Pitster Pro, Waterville Valley Ski Area, ASV, Elka Suspension, One Industries, HRP Sports, Planet Minis, Sano, AHP, and Oxtar Boots.

Round 3 is at Cycles 128 in Beverly, MA on Sunday November 12th. Sign ups are at 9am. For more information please check back on www.transworldmx.com and search “Masters of Mini or contact any of the series’ shop sponsors: Need For Speed Racing in CT, Pete’s Cycle & Sled in MA, Chaplin Kawasaki in CT, Keene Motorsports in NH, Cycles 128 in MA, Manchaester Sports Center in CT, and Hutch Motorsports in MA.

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