Friday, November 24, 2017

Team Perfect Storm 2017 Season Recap

Team Perfect Storm  2017 Season

ECEA, D6, AMA East and Jr. Enduro

To say this was a season of seasons is an understatement. With thousands of miles traveled, thousands of dollars spent, all of it providing so many memories and stories we will never forget. Team Perfect Storm started its inaugural season way back in January in Sumter, SC and concluded last weekend in Axton, VA in November

One of the many great days at the track

Along the way the season took us to MI, OH, PA, NJ, NY, NC and WV.  Throughout the season we celebrated Victory as well as defeat.  Thankfully very few of the latter. Together we shared excitement, laughter, tears, and frustration. We learned from all the above.  Most importantly the Team had fun and met many new friends.  

Team Perfect Storm was dealt a hard blow when team member Julian Wojcik was badly injured in a crash. Though Julian had a season ending injury, he was there in the pits and on the sidelines supporting his team.  Julian is expected to make a full recovery and will ease back into it slowly for 2018.  His health and full recovery is our top priority. Julian had such a lead prior to the incident that he acquired enough points to secure some very respectable year end standings! 

Team Perfect Storm secured four Number 1 plates, six number 2 plates and four number 3 plates. To say we had an awesome inaugural year would be an understatement.  Furthermore the Team was invited to shop openings, autograph sessions, product line announcements and National Super-cross events as VIP's. These young racers had a blast and represented the Suzuki Motorcycle Brand and our sponsors to the best of their abilities. 

The holeshot twins

2017 Season Finishes:

Ricky Anewalt Jr. 14-15Super Mini
1st Place AMA East
2nd Place D6
6th Place ECEA HS

Smiling Cate Nash Jr. Girls
1st Place ECEA HS
1st Place ECEA Jr. Enduro

Caleb Baltimore 7-11 85cc
1st. Place ECEA  Jr. Enduro
2nd Place ECEA HS
3rd Place D6
4th Place AMA East HS

Julian Wojcik 12-1585cc
2nd Place AMA East HS
4th Place ECEA HS
6th Place D6

Kenito Held 7-11 85cc
2nd Place AMA East HS
2nd Place D6
3rd Place ECEA HS

Vincent “Spicy Meatball” Caramanna 10-11 65cc
2nd Place ECEA Jr. Enduro
3rd Place D6
3rd Place AMA East HS
6th Place ECEA HS

Team Perfect Storm will have some line-up changes for 2018 as Ricky Anewalt Jr. will be securing a move out of the minis and graduating to the big bikes. We are all very sad to see Ricky leave as he has been such an asset to the team but we wish him and the Anewalt Family all the best the 2018 Season. Sadly Caleb Baltimore will not return for 2018, The Baltimore’s are moving in a different direction and they will be missed. Team Perfect Storm has managed to secure three new riders. 

Welcome Kayden Barr as he will compete in the 7-11 85cc class. Flying Josh Klouchek will contest the 12-13 Super Mini class. Isaac Wojcik will be a Jr Team member aboard  Vincent’s tricked out Rm 65 in 10-11 65cc Class. Vincent and Kenito will move up to 12-15 85. Julian upon his return will run in the Super Mini 14-15 Class.  Smiling Cate will be running the 11-15 Girls class.

I would like to report for the family’s sake that Team Perfect Storm will be taking a well needed break in the off-season However we all know as long as the weather holds out, these kids will be out there prepping and training for 2018.  The victory, smiles, laughter and the ability to endure the harder times could not be done without the unconditional Love and Support of our families.  The machines themselves were able to endure the technical tracks due to our invaluable Sponsors.

Team Perfect Storm would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to Bromley’s Suzuki, MSR, Works Enduro Rider, EBC, Vee Rubber Tire, RE-Max, Amsoil, COR Moto Graphics, Brapp Magazine, Mika Metals, DT-1 Filters, All Balls Racing, your professionalism and constant support helped our young races fulfill their dreams and accomplishments this season.  

Your support is always appreciated and never forgotten. Please stay tuned as the 2018 season unfolds. We look forward to seeing you at the several upcoming awards banquets.  Have a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

Jim Caramanna (Team Public Relations)

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