As you’ll probably already know, two of the side projects that I am a part of include Lukaitis Photo and NJ Motocross. And by involved with I mean 100% posts are written by yours truly. For 2019, in an effort to expand the content on NJ Motocross, I’ve begun to put together complete weekend wrap-ups. You can find the wrap-up for the Area Qualifier held on April 6&7 below.


On the weekend of April 6-7, 2019 Raceway Park hosted the Northeast Area Qualifier for the AMA Amateur National Championships that will be held in Tennessee later this summer. The area qualifier is the first step in qualifying for the event. The riders that made the cut will go on to the Regional qualifier and then the big show at Loretta Lynn’s in July.

Following is a wrap-up of the weekend.

PHOTOS BY SCOTT LUKAITIS – LUKAITIS PHOTO

See all of the photos by Scott Lukaitis from both days are HERE

Complete results from both days are HERE

Manufacturer breakdown –

Saturday.

KTM (88), Yamaha (82), Kawasaki (33), Husqvarna (23), Cobra (20), Honda (12), and Suzuki (7).

Sunday.

KTM (84), Yamaha (83), Kawasaki (38), Honda (31), Husqvarna (25), Suzuki (18), and Cobra (8).

Breakdown by State –

Saturday.

New Jersey (95), New York (77), Pennsylvania (30), Massachusetts (27), Connecticut (9), Maryland (7), Ohio (7), Maine (3), Ontario-Canada (2), West Virginia (1), Georgia (1), North Carolina (1), and Vermont (1).

Sunday.

New Jersey (115), New York (94), Pennsylvania (31), Massachusetts (14), Connecticut (9), Maryland (4), Delaware (4), Florida (2), North Carolina (2), Georgia (2), Ohio (2), Ontario-Canada (2), Rhode Island (2), and Nevada (1).

Bryton Carroll was on the gas both days. He won the 250 Pro Sport and was 5th overall in the Open Pro Sport. Look for Bryton to do well at Loretta Lynn’s later this summer.

Who Won What? See all the class winners HERE

Top 5 Results

Pro Sport Class Results

LL 2 – 250 Pro Sport: 1. Bryton Carroll (Yam); 2. Ricci Randanella (Ktm); 3. Cory Carsten (Suz); 4. Renato Paz (Yam); 5. Kyle Bushee (Yam);

LL 1 – Open Pro Sport: 1. Dakota Kessler (Yam); 2. Cory Carsten (Suz); 3. Jesse Pierce (Hus); 4. Renato Paz (Yam); 5. Bryton Carroll (Yam);

Dakota Kessler had a busy weekend racing his car on Saturday night at New Egypt Speedway and his bike on Sunday at Raceway Park. Kessler was 17th in the 40 lap modified final on Saturday and the winner of the Open Pro Sport class on Sunday.

51cc Class Results

LL 20 – 51cc (4-6) Special Lim: 1. Leland Jones (Ktm); 2. Lahna Macneil (Cob); 3. Grayson Porco (Yam); 4. Hunter Clayton (Ktm); 5. Cameron Martin (Yam);

LL 21 – 51cc (4-6) Shaft Drive: 1. Grayson Porco (Yam); 2. Jazai Easton-thompson (Yam); 3. Aubree Smith (Yam); 4. Ryder Zicha (Yam); 5. Hunter Clayton (Yam);

LL 22 – 51cc (4-6) Limited: 1. Leland Jones (Ktm); 2. Lyric Zicha (Cob); 3. Lahna Macneil (Cob); 

LL 23 – 51cc (7-8) Limited: 1. Hunter Porco (Cob); 2. Ryder Wren (Cob); 3. Landon Palmer (Cob); 4. Wayne Powers Jr (Cob); 5. Brenan Knack (Ktm);

Leland Jones was a double class winner taking victories in both the 51cc (4-6) Limited and 51cc (4-6) Special Limited Classes. 

65cc Class Results

LL 24 – 65cc (7-9) Limited: 1. Mason Raynor (Cob); 2. Giuliano Salinas (Cob); 3. Troy Kline (Ktm); 4. Tyler Kirby (Ktm); 5. Ryder Wren (Cob);

LL 26 – 65cc (10-11) Limited: 1. Klark Robbins (Ktm); 2. Tomek Jusianiek (Ktm); 3. Jayden Gomez (Ktm); 4. Michael Cuadra (Yam); 5. Jazuri Easton-Thompson (Ktm);

LL 25 – 65cc (7-9): 1. Mason Raynor (Cob); 2. Tyler Kirby (Ktm); 3. Giuliano Salinas (Cob); 4. Troy Kline (Ktm); 5. Brady Rodecker (Ktm);

LL 27 – 65cc (10-11): 1. Klark Robbins (Ktm); 2. Tomek Jusianiek (Ktm); 3. Michael Cuadra (Yam); 4. Jayden Gomez (Ktm); 5. Jazuri Easton-Thompson (Ktm);

Other Mini Class Results

LL 28 – 85cc (10-12) Limited: 1. Jude Smerlick (Ktm); 2. Gavin Betts (Ktm); 3. Vince Kline (Ktm); 4. Cody Beckwith (Ktm); 5. Cooper Allen (Ktm);

LL 30 – Mini Sr. 1 (12-14): 1. Braxton Keiffer (Suz); 2. Jake Owens (Ktm); 3. Jude Smerlick (Ktm); 4. Grant Davis (Kaw); 5. Brandon Nolan (Ktm);

LL 32 – Supermini 1 (12-15): 1. Jake Owens (Ktm); 2. Braxton Keiffer (Suz); 3. Tyrick Wheeler (Hus); 4. Justin Vincenti (Ktm); 5. Bryan Rosembarg (Hus);

LL 31 – Mini Sr 2 (13-15): 1. Braxton Keiffer (Suz); 2. Jake Owens (Ktm); 3. Grant Davis (Kaw); 4. Brandon Nolan (Ktm); 5. Joseph Spadaro (Hus);

LL 33.- Supermini 2 (13-16): 1. Tyrick Wheeler (Hus); 2. Jake Owens (Ktm); 3. Bryan Rosembarg (Hus); 4. Brandon Nolan (Ktm); 5. Joseph Spadaro (Hus);

Braxton Keiffer showed speed all weekend on his Suzukis. He won the Mini Sr 1 and Mini Sr 2 classes.

Other Youth Class Results

LL 35 -Schoolboy 1 (12-17) B/C: 1. Sebastian Balbuena (Yam); 2. Deegan Harper (Ktm); 3. Tyrick Wheeler (Hus); 4. Taylor Beckwith (Ktm); 5. Kashon Cross (Ktm);

LL 19 – Schoolboy 2 (12-17): 1. Blaze Cremaldi (Ktm); 2. Cole Jones (Yam); 3. Garrett Hoffman (Suz); 4. Sebastian Balbuena (Yam); 5. Ryan Friedly (Ktm);

LL 34 – 125cc (12-17) B/C: 1. Sebastian Balbuena (Yam); 2. Taylor Beckwith (Ktm); 3. Deegan Harper (Ktm); 4. Brian Espinoza (Yam); 5. Devan Maurer (Ktm);

LL 12 – Collegeboy (18-24) Spo: 1. Renato Paz (Yam); 2. Cory Carsten (Suz); 3. Ryan Trevelise (Yam); 4. Ricci Randanella (Hon); 5. Luiz Tonini (Yam);

B Class Results

LL 4 – 250 B Limited: 1. Garrett Hoffman (Suz); 2. Blaze Cremaldi (Ktm); 3. Joseph Cortigiano (Ktm); 4. Clark Denlinger (Hon); 5. Alex Phaneuf (Yam);

LL 9 – 450 B Limited: 1. Blaze Cremaldi (Ktm); 2. Cole Jones (Yam); 3. Alex Phaneuf (Yam); 4. Ryan Friedly (Ktm); 5. Tom Lees Jr (Kaw);

LL 3 – 250 B: 1. Blaze Cremaldi (Ktm); 2. Garrett Hoffman (Suz); 3. Joseph Cortigiano (Ktm); 4. Cole Jones (Yam); 5. Ryan Friedly (Ktm);

LL 8 – 450 B: 1. Luiz Tonini (Yam); 2. Dylan Kucowski (Yam); 3. Alex Phaneuf (Yam); 4. Sam Messler (Yam); 5. Joe Petro (Yam);

Luiz Tonini heading into the woods on the way to a 450B Class win.

C Class Results

LL 6 – 250 C Limited: 1. Travis Randanella (Ktm); 2. Cole Bader (Hus); 3. Charlie Mohn (Kaw); 4. Elliott Bence (Hon); 5. Brittan Lees (Ktm);

LL 7 – 250 C Jr 12-17 Limited: 1. Travis Randanella (Ktm); 2. Cole Egli (Kaw); 3. Elliott Bence (Hon); 4. Albert Haberle Iv (Ktm); 5. Cole Bader (Hus);

LL 11 – 125 C: 1. Sebastian Balbuena (Yam); 2. Travis Randanella (Ktm); 3. Cole Bader (Hus); 4. Kashon Cross (Ktm); 5. Cole Egli (Yam);

LL 5 – 250 C: 1. Dakota Nyul (Kaw); 2. Elliott Bence (Hon); 3. Ashton Kreiger (Yam); 4. Sam Northrop (Yam); 5. Jeff Ellison (Yam);

LL 10 – 450 C: 1. Travis Randanella (Ktm); 2. Charlie Mohn (Kaw); 3. Albert Haberle Iv (Ktm); 4. Ashton Kreiger (Yam); 5. Sam Northrop (Yam);

Vet Class Results

LL 13 – Junior 25+: 1. Jesse Pierce (Hus); 2. Hunter Stempel (Hon); 3. Kevin Uebrick (Yam); 4. Jason Astudillo (Hon); 5. Max Gomez (Ktm);

LL 14 – Vet 30+ Sportsman: 1. Anthony Roth (Yam); 2. Keith Rose (Ktm); 3. Robert Kirchhofer (Hon); 4. Nicholas Peccarelli (Kaw); 5. Derek Sorenson (Ktm);

LL 15.- Senior 40+: 1. Barry Carsten (Suz); 2. Wayne Powers (Yam); 3. Michael Biondo (Kaw); 4. Nathan Greiner (Suz); 5. Darren Edsall (Hus);

LL 16.- Senior 45+ Sportsman: 1. James Mcilvaine (Kaw); 2. Scott Phelps (Ktm); 3. Wayne Powers (Yam); 4. Derek Sorenson (Ktm); 5. Steve Nickerson (Hon);

LL 17 – Masters 50+: 1. Barry Carsten (Suz); 2. Brian Carroll Jr (Hon); 3. James Mcilvaine (Kaw); 4. Steve Nickerson (Hon); 5. Gary Giacchetto (Kaw);

What more can be said about Barry Carsten. He just keeps on going. This time winning the 40+ and 50+ classes. 

Womens and Girls Class Results

LL 36 – Girls (11-16): 1. Bella Kozlowski (Hus); 2. Julia Lord (Kaw); 3. Danielle Ehlermann (Ktm); 

LL 18. – Women: 1. Emily Post (Yam); 2. Sarah Post (Yam); 3. Erica Hamilton (Hon); 4. Heather Moore (Hon); 5. Kallie Kohnow (Ktm);

Non-Qualifying Class Results

LL Sat Non-Qual 25/30+: 1. Anthony Roth (Yam); 2. Kevin Quigley (Kaw); 3. Peter Cook (Hus); 4. Ralph Roccisano (Kaw); 

LL Sat Non-Qual College 16-24: 1. Nicholas Burgess (Suz); 2. Alexander Infurna (Hus); 

LL Sat Non-Qual Jr. Mini 9-13: 1. Cody Beckwith (Ktm); 2. Blake Shaver (Kaw); 3. Noah Willis (Ktm); 4. Tyler Kirby (Ktm); 5. Joseph Oconnell (Yam);

LL Sat Non-Qual Schoolboy 2: 1. Taylor Beckwith (Ktm); 2. Chris Sweeney (Kaw); 

LL Sat Non-Qualifier Open C: 1. Chase Waddington (Kaw); 2. Tyler Schmidt (Hon); 3. Jacob Cortigiano (Ktm);

LL Sun Non-Qual 51cc (4-6): 1. Leland Jones (Ktm); 2. Lahna Macneil (Cob); 

LL Sun Non Qual 51cc (7-8): 1. Wayne Powers Jr (Cob); 2. Anthony Pacella (Cob); 3. Justin Kirchhofer (Ktm); 4. James Gleason (Cob); 5. Tyler Sztancsik (Ktm);

LL Sun Non-Qual Jr. Mini 9-13: 1. Klark Robbins (Ktm); 2. Cody Beckwith (Ktm); 3. Landon Bissonnette (Yam); 4. Blake Shaver (Kaw); 5. Chase Eglentowicz (Ktm);


The next race at Raceway Park will be May 18 & 19, 2019. May 18th will be the first round of the Saturday Night Lights Youth MX – Quad and Adult Pit Bike Series and Sunday will be round number 5 of the D2MX Championship Series. Stay tuned to njmotocross.com for event details as they get closer.

Thank you for reading. See you at the track.

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