Kawasaki's Joe Haavisto Racks in Another Double Victory
NEATV Series - Lempster, NH
Kawasaki's Joe Haavisto continues the 2009 NEATV season with 2 more wins!
Kawasaki ATV rider Joe Haavisto rode to his second sweep of the New England ATV series, earning overall victories in both the Open Pro and Pro Am classes at Jolly Rogers Motorsports Park in Lempster, NH. Other than a few rain drops on Sunday, the motos were held under great conditions.
Haavisto was ready to come back from a tough Round 2 and add a couple more wins to books this season. In the first Open Pro moto, it was clear everyone was going fast and looking for the win. Haavisto finished second and was more determined than ever to go after a win in the second moto. After the gate dropped on Moto 2, he battled for several laps before securing the pass to pull away for the win.
"The track was still smooth in the first moto and that kept the pace pretty fast," said Haavisto. "The second moto I had my mind set right away to win. I was able to get around (Jasmin) Plante and not let (Michael) Pilotte get away. It was a good battle."
Pro Am Winner
Unlike the Open Pro moto, Haavisto had an uneventful two motos to take home his second win of the season.
"The second moto for this class was the fourth and final of the day," said Haavisto. "I think that a lot of riders were tired and the track was pretty rough by that point. I was able to pass quickly and secure my lead in the second moto. My Kawasaki really handled well in the rough conditions and I was able to stay fresh for every moto."
The next race bring the racers to MX 338 in Southwick, Mass. It is a national motocross track and Haavisto is really excited about the event.
"I am getting really excited to race at the national track," said Haavisto. "I have had good results there in the past and I'm hoping to continue my title defense with a good weekend."
There will be another familiar face at the race in Southwick, MA as Monster Energy Kawasaki's Josh Creamer will be in attendance. Since he has an off-weekend from the AMA Pro ATV Motocross Championship, Creamer is going to try his hand at the NEATV for a second time. During the second round, Creamer took wins in both the Open Pro and Pro Am classes.
New England ATV Series (NEATV)
Jolly Rogers Motorsports Park - Lempster, N.H. (May 24, 2009)
Open Pro Overall Results (Moto Finishes)
1. Joe Haavisto, New Ipswich, NH, Kaw, 2-1
2. Michael Pilotte, Fall River, MA, Honda, 1-2
3. Jasmin Plante, Ban-ramseil, QC, Yam, 4-3
4. Aaron Meyer, Harrison, OH, Polaris, 5-6
5. Nate Morello, Peterborough, NH, KTM, 9-4
6. Michael Ouellette, Tingwilk, QC, Can Am, 10-5
7. Myles Santaniello, East Long Meadow, MA, Yam, 3-12
8. Jason Connell, Willimantic, CN, Kaw, 8-8
9. Matthew Pomeroy, Westfield, MA, Can Am, 11-7
10. Vincent Mofford, Jr., Middleboro, MA, Honda, 7-11
Open Pro-Am Overall Results (Moto Finishes)
1. Joe Haavisto, New Ipswich, NH, Kaw, 1-1
2. Michael Pilotte, Fall River, MA, Honda, 2-2
3. Jasmin Plante, Ban-ramseil, QC, Yam, 4-3
4. Ralle Rookey, Suffield, CN, Honda, 3-5
5. Vincent Mofford, Jr., Middleboro, MA, Honda, 6-4
6. Michael Ouellette, Tingwilk, QC, Can Am, 8-6
7. Aaron Meyer, Harrison, OH, Polaris, 7-7
8. Myles Santaniello, East Long Meadow, MA, Yam, 5-11
9. Nate Morello, Peterborough, NH, KTM, 9-9
10. Max Anderson, Gardner, MA, Yam, 10-12
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