Cadets Battle to the End as Santee Wins Race & Championship


Wampum, PA (September 24, 2007) – The 2007 BeaveRun Championship Karting Series featured close racing, close finishes and close points battles. No group better represented the competitiveness of the growing program than the eight to twelve year olds in the Cadet class though as the last race, and the 2007 Championship, went down to the final lap before Breyton Santee prevailed.


Thirty-one cadets, including five different winners, took the green flag over the course of the season featuring a regular contingent of racers that have developed in to national caliber talent. Fifteen entries turned up for the final race including defending Champion Jacob Donald, Trent Walko and Santee, all with a shot at the title. Walko won the Pole and then edged Donald by just .002 seconds in the Heat race. The trio diced back and forth swapping the lead several times in the twelve lap feature before Santee took the point with just two to go.  The North Kingsville, Ohio racer then sliced through lapped traffic creating enough of a gap over Walko to win by just .237 seconds, securing his first BeaveRun title!


The youth movement was well represented in the Kid kart ranks as well with regulars PJ Molnar, Shane Killen and Elijah Ciotti in the Unrestricted class along with a Restricted class featuring Chase Smith, Savannah Fitzgerald and Diamond Harper in her first ever outing.


The closest finish of the day came in the Yamaha Junior Supercan class where Blaise Haynes topped Sewickley, PA’s Andy Schlosser by a scant .088 seconds. The top four karts, including Michael Roloson of Ravenna, Ohio in third and Grant Cain in fourth, finished just .654 seconds apart. For Haynes, his second win of the season helped lock up second in points while Schlosser’s second place finish secured a top five in the final standings.


Seven shifters were in attendance for the final race of the season which featured a tight finish between Noah Stark in his 125 and Jeff DeMello aboard his Stock Shifter. DeMello nearly pulled off the upset, coming up just .189 seconds short of an overall win but still scoring his second class win of the season.


Jim Miller was once again the dominant force in the Yamaha Heavy class winning his fourth race in a row. The win pushed Miller to second in points in the class.  The story of the day for the Yamaha Heavy class though was the turnout of seven karts, a season high for a division that has been showing steady growth since the middle of the season.  This class is expected to be even bigger in 2008 with the news that several racers are planning on making the move to Yamaha Heavy.


John Bokovitz became the seventh different winner in the TAG class in 2007 trumping John Flucker and Jeremiah Johnson for the top spot.  The three racers were consistently within a few tenths of each other throughout the day.  Flucker’s seventh podium of the year helped secure the TAG Championship for the eighteen year old Clinton, PA driver.


For Johnson, the third place finish ended a busy day that saw him enter two classes to help bolster his chances in the Bertil Roos Challenge. The effort paid off for the northeast Ohio karter as he jumped in to a tie for fifth overall in the Challenge.  The top ten point scorers will be entered in a drawing for a Three Day Road Racing School from Bertil Roos ( Jim Miller and Noah Stark led the way in the final points tally that awarded equal parts participation and performance. The system worked perfectly as every racer that attended all five races in the Challenge earned a shot at the Grand Prize.


The winner of the Bertil Roos Challenge will be announced at the final event on the BeaveRun calendar for 2007, the Sixth Annual Great Pumpkin Race presented by Mach 1 Kart. “The Pumpkin” is a two day non-points event on October 20-21 designed to bring everyone together for a fun event before the long off season.



Race 12 Results

Killen Kid Karts Unrestricted:

Paul "PJ" Molnar

Shane Killen      

Elijah Ciotti      


Killen Kid Karts Restricted:

Savannah Fitzgerald      

Chase Smith     

Diamond Harper           


Bergfelt Racing Cadet:

1 Breyton Santee          

2 Trent Walko  

3 Jacob Donald 

4 Jerett Zaleski

5 Austin Dilts    

6 Connor Gawry

7 Ryan Killen     

8 DJ Opsatnik   

9 Jaysen Zaleski           

10 Tyler Frankenberry   

11 Ayrton Mutagaana    

12 Tyler Moneypenny     

13 Tommy Frazier (DQ)

14 Justin DiMassa (DQ) 

15 Jeremy Armstrong (DQ)


Metric Screw & Fastener Yamaha Junior Supercan:

1 Blaise Haynes

2 Andy Schlosser

3 Michael Roloson

4 Grant Cain

5 Connor Hayes

6 Drew Schaler

7 Charlie Eyster

8 Daniel Hewes (DNF)

9 Kyle Knecht (DNF)

10 Kyle Smith (DNS)


American Power Sports Yamaha Heavy:

1 Jim Miller

2 Mike Schaler

3 Harry McElhaney (DNF)

4 Jeremiah Johnson (DQ)

5 John Burton (DQ)

6 Nelson Fernandez (DQ)

7 Vaughn Horvath (DQ)


JW's Eurotech TAG:

1 John Bokovitz

2 Jeremiah Johnson

3 John Flucker

4 Tyler Dolanch

5 Joe Sylvester

6 Audrey Staton

7 Ray Santomo

8 Glenn Boros (DQ)


1 Jennifer Williams



1 Noah Stark (125)

2 Jeff DeMello (Stock Shifter)

3 Bob Lewandowski (Stock Shifter)

4 Brian Goebel (Stock Shifter)

5 Chuck Kelly (Stock Shifter)

6 Denny Sideri (80)

7 Connor Sideri (DNF) (80 Junior)


Bertil Roos Challenge:

1 Jim Miller 22

1 Noah Stark 22

3 Michael Moshenek 20

3 Harry McElhaney 20

5 John Flucker 17

5 Chuck Kelly 17

5 Jeff DeMello 17

5 Jeremiah Johnson 17

9 Brian Goebel 16

10 Tyler Dolanch 15

10 Ray Santomo 15

12 Aaron Meister 13

12 John Bokovitz 13

14 Bob Lewandowski 10

15 Bryan Dudiwka 6

15 Brian Callan 6

15 Mike Schaler 6

18 Cy Schumacher 4

18 Garret Huff 4

20 Chris Livengood 3

20 Matt Machiko 3

20 Brian McHattie 3

20 Garrett Olsen 3

20 Joe Sylvester 3

20 John Burton 3

20 Nelson Fernandez 3

20 Glenn Boros 3

28 Caleb Loniewski 2

29 JJ Seiler 1

29 Festo Mutagaana 1

29 Scott Nogrady 1

29 Raul Escobar 1

29 David Evans 1

29 Nick Novisky 1

29 Virgil Gross 1

29 Krista Schumacher 1

29 Vaughn Horvath 1

29 Audrey Staton 1