Morehead, Ky – We’re back up and running! Our website had some issues thanks to some crafty hackers and we apologize if that caused you (our fans) any issues. It has been what seems like forever since we last posted an update but lets dive right into things. The Team is smaller than it has been in the past few seasons with only 5-6 riders contesting the entire series but don’t let that fool you, we’re doing quite well. Last weekend at Unadilla was proof that we’ve still got game. All 5 of our riders that made the trip to New York were rewarded with at least 1 overall podium, some took home multiple podium finishes. We may not have won any overalls but let’s face it, unless you’re Ricky Bobby you take a 2nd from time to time.
Zach Kaczmarzyk #41 has been getting steadily faster and faster as this season has progressed. Zach put in his best finish yet at Unadilla by posting 2-2 finishes in Pro Sport to take 2nd overall. The Illinois Powersports rider used his custom CRF power plant to rocket out of the hole and even led the first 3 laps of moto 1. Zach was also on his way to a top 5 finish in Pro-Am before a mechanical failure sidelined him.
The other half of the #BZracing duo Brandon Cesaroni saw the highs of racing and the lows of racing all in one day at Unadilla. Cesaroni put in 2 really impressive motos in Production B as he went 2-3 for 2nd overall. That 2nd overall was good enough to give Brandon a really secure 3rd place in the points. That was the high…the low came at the start of the 450B main event. Cesaroni came out of the gate in the middle of the pack and was jockeying for position as he neared the first turn, at some point the rider in front of him hit the brakes and they came together. The first turn pile up left Brandon pinned under his quad and resulted in a trip to the trackside EMT station. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the quick and wonderful response from the medical personnel on site at the Unadilla facility. Brandon only suffered a few scrapes and bruises but it was nice knowing that had it been worse he was in good hands.
Youth is a wonderful thing sometimes. Shermandale PA’s Josh Holley is a prime example as he once again raced 3 classes over the weekend. Josh continues to be a force in the C classes. The #7 TC Racing Engines machine pulled a couple of holeshots at the “home of Horse Power” and ended up with 2nd in Open C, 2nd in Production C and a 4th in 450C. Josh sits in 2nd overall in the Open C class with 2 rounds of racing remaining. We expect to see him win a few more races before the season is over.
The switch of machines in the offseason has proven very beneficial to Media Allstars Team Captain and race team manager Chase Cunningham. Each round of racing that passes it seems like the Morehead, Ky rider gets his Honda dialed in a little more. Cunningham used good starts from his TC Racing Engine to get out front early and often at Unadilla earning 3rd overall in both the 25+ and 30+ classes. Chase now sits in 2nd place in the Junior 25+ class points race and with just 2 rounds of racing left he’s still in the hunt for what would be his 3rd National title. With a little luck and some solid performances anything can happen!
Sometimes you show up to the races and you feel like there is a black cloud following you around all weekend long. Unadilla was one of those race weekends for Emily Saieva. Emily just couldn’t catch a break all weekend long. She had to race her 90 auto machine in the highly competitive school girl class as her 250cc machine wouldn’t start prior to moto 1. In her first moto of the 90 Auto Sr. class she was leading when a broken tie rod slowed her down costing the #411 a moto win. Sunday’s 2nd moto of 90 Auto Sr. didn’t go a lot better as a broken tie rod made Emily’s machine near impossible to steer and she did all she could to secure a 2nd place which was good enough for 2nd overall. She now sit’s in 2nd place in the series points despite only being able to run a limited number of races this year. We hope to see her up on the top of the podium when the series rolls into Loretta Lynn’s in just a few weeks.
The 2016 version of the Media Allstars isn’t quite as deep as we’ve been in the past but our roster is solid and our riders have given this season 110% commitment. We’ve got 2 rounds of racing to go and we expect nothing less than podiums from our riders as the season continues winding down and comes to a conclusion.
See everyone at RED BUDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!
Photos by: Barboski Photography