Broome-Tioga Sports Center Results
American Classic Racing Vintage Weekend
Mackenzie, Vanderveur Top ACR Vintage Grass Track Podiums
BINGHAMTON, NY, MAY 23, 2010
By Jim Sanderson
The promoters of the Broome-Tioga Sports Center, Hurd Motorsports, added an extra day of racing to follow the ACR Vintage Vet & Youth Championships that ran on Saturday, May 22. On Sunday, the ACR guys ran an old school motocross race on the Broome-Tioga national caliber grass track racecourse. The grass track features fast straight-a-ways, numerous off-camber sections and several rolling hills. The race program consisted of one 30 minute moto for each class and once the race program concluded, the entire facility was opened up for practice on the facilities three unique racecourses.
In the opening moto of the combined classes of Pre-75 and Pre-78, Gary Montminy, John Novak and Scott Mackenzie led the pack off the start. After a half lap, the top five running order was; Montminy, Mackenzie, Tom Bryce, Novak and Mike Robinson. Near the end of the opening lap, Mackenzie passed Montminy taking the lead. Montminy was relegated to second. Bryce held third while Robinson moved up to fourth and Tom France took fifth.
Mackenzie had opened up a small four second lead by the start of lap three. Three turns into the third lap, Robinson passed Bryce taking third. Bryce was pushed back to fourth. Mackenzie increased his advantage to nine seconds at the start of lap four. France closed the gap on Bryce and made the pass, taking fourth. Bryce was displaced to fifth. Bryce came back and re-took the position on the following lap, pushing France back to fifth. The top five had spread out and looked like to be firmly established by the start of lap six. Meanwhile, Mackenzie continued to increase his lead with each lap and amassed a whopping 30 second advantage by the white flag and increased it to 35 seconds at the checkers. Montminy, Robinson, France and Bryce completed the top five.
Philip Van Geldern, Q Van Geldern, Roy Vanderveur Jr., John Nardone and Carl Minleri led the start of the combined gate moto of Evolution and Vintage 80’s classes. Vanderveur quickly diced his way into the lead, pushing Philip and Q Van Geldern back to second and third. Fourth and fifth were unchanged. Mark Griggs worked his way into the top five and took third on lap three, relegating Q Van Geldern to fourth. Nardone held fifth. Vanderveur continued to extend his lead and started lap four with a 15 second lead. Griggs and Lloyd Patterson both worked their way pass Philip Van Geldern to take second and third, pushing Van Geldern back to fourth. Tony Albanese now held fifth.
Vanderveur continued to hold the point on lap five and his lead remained unchanged at 15 seconds as Patterson began to pick up the pace and began to chip away at Vanderveur’s lead. By the eighth lap, Patterson had reduced Vanderveur’s advantage to 10 seconds and was gaining a second per lap until lap eleven when Griggs emerged from the back section of the racecourse in second. Patterson had dropped back to third. Vanderveur began to pull away again and increased his lead to 12 seconds by lap 13 and took the checkered flag 18-seconds ahead of Griggs in second. Patterson, Tony Albanese and Philip Van Geldern closed out the top five.
Gary Montminy (34c) leads the start of the combined gate moto of Pre-75 and Pre-78 divisions at the ACR Vintage weekend at Broome-Tioga on May 23rd in Binghamton, New York.
John Novak (29a) and Scott Mackenzie (833) battle for second off the start of the combined gate moto of Pre-75 and Pre-78 divisions at the ACR Vintage Grass Track race.
Scott Mackenzie (833) and Gary Montminy (34c) battle for the lead in the combined gate moto of Pre-75 and Pre-78 divisions.
Tom Bryce (7) and Mike Robinson (2) battle for third in the combined gate moto of Pre-75 and Pre-78 divisions.
Philip Van Geldern (727), Q Van Geldern (857), Roy Vanderveur Jr., (3w) and John Nardone (28) lead the start of the combined gate moto of the Evolution and Vintage 80’s divisions .
Van Geldern (857) and Lloyd Paterson Jr. battle for fifth early in the Evolution and Vintage 80’s moto.
Tony Albanese (77) makes the pass on Philip Van Geldern (727) to take fourth place in the combined gate moto of the Evolution and Vintage 80’s divisions.
Vanderveur dominated the Evolution and Vintage 80’s motos.
Photos courtesy of Jim Sanderson.