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The diagram below has no scale and is for reference and informational purposes only. The track is approximately 1190 feet long from the starting gate to the finish line measured at the center of the riding lane. It incorporates five asphalt turns and all obstacles are hard packed with clay and dirt
We recommend that long pants and long sleeved shirts be worn when riding the track on non-race days due to its abrasive surface. See "Equipment Reqmts" for race day requirements.
The track is open to the general public on non-race days however, certain rules and regulations must be followed.
Always wear a hemet
Always ride in one direction only
Vandalism will not be tolerated
YOU ALWAYS RIDE THE TRACK AT YOUR OWN RISK
IN MEMORY OF AWARDS
Roger Plaskett Memorial Race
In 2020 Foothills BMX lost one of its own.
-The Legend on The Mic-
Roger Plaskett was one of the founding fathers of Foothills BMX/Litchfield County BMX Group. Roger passed in December of 2020 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Just one month prior to his passing, Roger was honored with the 2021 induction into the USA BMX Hall of Fame, for his years of service and dedication to the sport of BMX.
Roger dedicated 26 years of his life to Foothills BMX as a volunteer. He wore many hats over the years at Foothills, but his passion was undoubtedly announcing, not to mention he was a pretty good photographer and story writer.
During his time as track director, Roger dedicated countless hours recruiting new riders into the sport of BMX, He made sure everyone knew Foothills BMX existed and was the place to be on Sundays in Torrington CT. He was an advocate for getting young riders involved in the sport.
In 2021 Foothills BMX dedicated their opening day in memory of Roger Plaskett for his dedication and volunteer service to the track. In honor of Roger, Foothills BMX/Litchfield County BMX Group donated a brand new race bike to a new rider in the sport. In turn when that rider out-grows that bike it will be gifted once again in Roger's honor.
Going forward Foothills BMX/Litchfield County BMX Group will dedicate their Opening Day Race in Roger's memory and will again donate a bike to a new rider in his honor. We know this is how Roger would want us to continue serving the community.
Kurt Hall 2022 Memorial bike winner
Daniel French 2021 Memorial bike winner
Opening Day 2021 Plaskett Family
Kurt Hall & Daniel French Opening Day 2022
DANIEL J PLASKETT MEMORIAL AWARD
In 2011 The Litchfield County BMX Group Inc., awarded the first annual D.J.P. Memorial Award. This was set up to honor the memory of the son of one of our founders Rog Plaskett. It also was in recognition of the need to improve awareness of a dreadful disease called "AMN".
In his teenage days, Daniel Plaskett competed in BMX events both locally and nationally.
By the year 2009 Dan was confined to a wheelchair. Occasionally he used an electric scooter to get around but was losing the balance and coordination required to safely control it. In early 2010 he was under the care of a long term facility in Bristol where he received much needed 24 hour medical attention. Only 7 months later, on July 20th, 2010, after an 8 year battle, Dan succumbed mercifully to this terrible illness. Sometime during this entire ordeal it was learned that AMN can develop in later years with kids with Addison’s disease.
When he first learned that he had AMN, Dan began doing on-line research. He learned that the outcome was ultimately death, which was devastating for him and the family. "Watching Dan's motor-skills slowly but methodically fade to the point where he could no longer walk, talk or even swallow, was the most heart wrenching situation that I've ever experienced." Rog Plaskett said. Dan showed some incredible resilience to the situation. Twice after the diagnosis, he climbed into an airplane and skydived. He also participated in some paint ball battles where his brother Greg would virtually carry him into the woods and Dan would lay in wait for an opposing team member to try and sneak by. He tried to make the best of his dire situation.
When Dan passed, Rog Plaskett and his wife, Donna, planted a tree in the front yard of their Harwinton home, The tree, a Japanese maple, was put there in Dan’s memory.
“Maybe that tree will enjoy the good health and steady growth that Dan never could,” Rog said. “Maybe it’ll stand strong, like Dan wished that he could have.”
This award and annual Daniel J. Plaskett Memorial Race were created in honor of Dan and his courage.
Each year the Litchfield County BMX Group Inc makes a donation in Dan's name to The United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 224 North Second Street, Suite 2, DeKalb, IL. 60115.
The Daniel J. Plaskett Award is given annually to a Foothills BMX rider who shows great love and dedication to the sport of BMX.
2022 BRODY KESL
2021 LOGAN BARKER
2020 AIDAN BIELLO
2019 NOAH ANDERSEN
2018 HUNTER ZEINER
2017 MATT ROWE
2016 JAGUAR LAYMAN
2015 ETHAN BEGNOCHE
2014 TREVOR FOX
2013 CHRISTOPHER PANNULLO
2012 WESLEY REEL
2011 CHRISTOPHER PFEFFER
In his teenage days, Daniel Plaskett competed in BMX events both locally and nationally.
CRAIG MOREHOUSE AWARD
Craig Morehouse, or "Lumpy" as we all called him, was a kid you loved to be around. To him, BMX racing was simply something to have fun with. Even though he tried his hardest, How he finished was always secondary.
There was one race on a Wednesday night so many years ago now, up at RT 5 BMX in South Windsor, where Lumpy's good nature and great attitude had a chance to shine.
After earning his Expert ranking, it was very difficult to score a win as this class was huge. It was 17 & Over Expert at that time and included some of the top riders in the state. In the main event that night, all were coming down the last straight and just before the finish line, they all stopped allowing Lumpy to ace the win. He was so proud he put that trophy on his mom's grave for one year.
In 1991 Craig married, but, working two jobs to support his wife and soon to be born child, he lost his life in a work related accident.
That child, now 24 years old, is married and living happily in the mid west.
At the suggestion of Roger Plaskett, it was decided to create an annual award to be given in his memory.
The CRAIG MOREHOUSE MEMORIAL AWARD is now given annually to a male rider who shows the most improvement and/or whos actions and mannerisms closely emulate those of Craig Morehouse. The award is now given at the State Championship Race.
2021 - Christopher Pedersen
2020 - Jacob Hatt
2019 - Kyle Lyman
2018 - Tyler Farwell
2017 - Hunter Zeiner
2016 - Johnny Tomboly
2015 - Jagur Layman
2014 - Alex Kuehn
2013 - Mike Strandberg
2012 - Matt Higgs
2011 - Dallas Tuttle
2010 - Jake Pirulli
2009 - Joshua Wedge
2008 - Brandon Wojtkowski
2007 - Zach Pirulli
2006 - Jeffery Crousier
2005 - Anthony Delvento
2004 - Freddy Long
2003 - Jacob Enriquez
2002 - Stephen Newman
2001 - Daniel Buckner
2000 - Steven Klucik
1999 - Howie O'Dell
1998 - Patrick Palmieri
1997 - Allen Currier
1996 - Adam Keller
1995 - Nolan Heasley
1994 - Bill Cadella
Ronnie Caruso was a very special young lady. Her presence could spread warmth on the coldest day. She was an icon around BMX in Connecticut for 7 years. She touched so many people in that time.
She was not only a great rider, but she was a great and courageous young lady. Tragically, after being accepted at Tufts University and while in the midst of writing a book about her experiences, she lost her battle with cancer on July 23, 1990.
In 1992, under the suggestion of Kathy Olson, it was decided that an annual state award should be created in the memory of Ronnie Caruso. The RONNIE CARUSO MEMORIAL AWARD is now given annually to the female rider who shows the most improvement and/or whos actions and mannerisms closely emulate those of Ronnie Caruso. The award is now given annually at the State Championship Race.
2021 - Zuleika Bruno
2020 - Peyton Pulaski
2019 - Devin Murphy
2018 - Samantha Sperrazza
2017 - Maya Brown
2016 - Isabella Nelson
2015 - Marissa Lyman
2014 - Ashley Jasensky
2013 - Jayna Roy
2012 - Callie Atchison
2011 - Emma Stroh
2010 - Kyly Milton
2009 - Katy Moody
2008 - Brianna Clinton
2007 - Alysha Olson
2006 - Danielle Jolicouer
2005 - Christy Kestler
2004 - Katie Rose Edgar
2003 - Allie Couch
2002 - Cassy Scott
2001 - Heather Hellwinkle
2000 - Samantha Sunbury
1999 - Allison Thomas
1998 - Ciera Simek
1997 - Melissa Knees
1996 - Trina Ramsdell
1995 - Tracey Keller
1994 - Melissa Klembara
1993 - Allison Charney
1992 - Allison Siglar