The following is an industry press release...
Odessa, N.Y. - Rising to the top at Round 2 of the Western New York Off-road Association Championships took some tough, old-school-type grit; and that’s just what the winners Craig Delong and Chris Borich brought to the competition on Sunday. The Tompkins Trail Riders event at Seneca Highlands in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York has quickly become one of the top off-road racing venues in the region, touting one of the toughest courses each season. GNCC XC2 contender, Craig Delong, of Birdsboro, Penn., hammered out a very impressive overall win in the Bike event, while multi-time GNCC champ, Chris Borich, of Sunbury, Penn., bested WNYOA’s best quad racers, officially starting a Pennsylvania invasion into Upstate New York.
As might be expected on the rough and challenging 11-mile course, the Bike event’s top few spots saw several changes throughout the race. By the time the hare scramblers battled through the “mud, sweat and tears,” it was Husqvarna’s Delong taking the top podium position, Matt Keefer procuring second place and current WNYOA champ, Grant Maryott finishing third, officially making it a Pennsylvania sweep on the Podium. The Quad event was a blend of the past, present and future with the win going to the legendary, Borich, followed by WNYOA’s young 2016 champ, Hunter Hart in second, and multi-time WNYOA champ, Marty Christopherson, taking the third position on the podium.
WNYOA’s youth contenders did themselves proud yet again, as Mini and Pee Wee racers pushed the limits of their respective courses. The overall Mini Bike winner was Newark Valley's Dominick Morse, who started from the second row to hammer out the win. Local racer, Jared Detrick from Odessa grabbed second, while Ian Potter of Candor completed the podium with third place finish. The Mini Quad event saw Pennsylvania’s Layne McCormick - who’s started himself a WNYOA win streak - back in the top podium position, with Ira Aman of Interlaken taking second, and Chance Hickey of Middletown, Del. completing the podium with his third place finish.
Always putting on a good show, the Pee Wee racers certainly get the sentimental vote. Jamison Rich hauled in a win, with Drayton DeKay of Sayre, Penn., finding his way to the second spot on the podium and Josh Knapp of Erin, N.Y. joining the podium with a third place finish. The Pee Wee Quad winner Kaleb Chilson, ripped his way to the front finishing first, while Connor Streeter pulled in second and Ahraya Whitt of Green, N.Y. completed the Pee Wee Quad podium with his third place finish.
Be sure to check out the full results at www.wnyoa.net.