This report is less a report on who placed when and how then a celebration of how far the ZMotion team has come this year and the impact we have made on the sport.
In 2008 there were a few individuals that raced under the ZMotion banner and the focus was the Club and the extremely important Charity Events such as the MS 150. In 2009, we have almost doubled the riders participating (close to 600 riders) in this year's MS 150 ride which happens this weekend.
We have also grown the Club from a bunch of A1A hammer riders to a Club that supports the development of Women and Juniors. Finally, we went from a few riders that participated in P12 races to having a team with serious representation in almost every category. We started the season with just a Master's 35+/45+ and P12 teams and have added a Men's 55+ team, a Men's Cat 4 team, a Men's Cat 5 team, a Women's Cat 4 Team, a Cat 3 Team and a Junior Team. Wow!!
A perfect example of what we have brought to the sport was the races hosted by ZMotion this weekend, especially the one at BankAtlantic Center. Under the guidance of Gina and the rest of the gang at Zimmerman, ZMotion hosted one of the best run races with the highest purse of the year. Pat and company are still receiving accolades on the professionalism of this race as well as the downright fun to be had.
I am proud to say that I race for ZMotion and here are some highlights of our ZMotion race teams accomplishments (looking at top 20 or above):
- Jeff Fleming is leading the Individual Florida Point Series by a rapidly growing margin.
- The 35+ Team is leading the Florida Point Series
- Chris Hoch in 7th, Vinny in 10th, Pedro in 16th, Amir in 18th, Julio in 20th
- We have also had at least 5 victories (yes that means #1)
- The 45+ Team is leading the Florida Point Series
- As Individuals we have Raife in 4th, Shaun in 7th, Chuck in 15th and Steve in 16th
- Hector Pastorino is leading the Individual Florida Point Series
- Victor is 9th, Juan is 11th
- We also have 3 victories with a boatload of 2nd and 3rd places
Women's Cat 4
- As Individuals we have Shannon in 9th, Ashly in 18th, Lisa in 19th
- Billy Tittle is in 17th after only 5 races
- Calixto Bello is 8th in the Individual Florida Point Series (and he just moved up to P12 team!!)
- Ramone is 15th in the Individual Florida Point Series
- Recent addition Jay Major is 1st in the Individual Florida Point Series
- Max Thilen is 7th in the Individual Florida Point Series
Junior 15-16 (all just recently added)
- Amir Merali is 4th in the Individual Florida Point Series
- Ruben Del Cristo is 7th in the Individual Florida Point Series
- David Cueli is 9th in the Individual Florida Point Series
- Adam Mayer is 17th in the Individual Florida Point Series