When our former team manager decided to form a moto faction within the team I didn't think much of it. In the past I had always given him free reign and he did good job. So, when he brought on three new dudes Scott Nadeau, Matt Traficante and Dan Netti, I was quick to welcome them with open arms. Even though, we hadn't met in person they fit right in and quickly became friends. Back in June, all seemed to be going according to plan. We were in the process of completing our team jersey order when out of the blue our team manager quit with no warning whatsoever. I had no idea how it was going to play out with these boys from the Saratoga area but they were quick to assure me that regardless of the situation they were on board.

Fortunately, I had the pleasure of meeting, Scott and his father, one afternoon at Broome Tioga MX. Could not ask for a nicer guy. He volunteered to be the hub for the 518 crew and I couldn't have been more grateful. Despite the fact we had navigated our way through the debacle created by our team manager leaving, we did not foresee the unfortunate season we were about to embark on. Scott was the first to suffer misfortune when he crashed on his dirt bike broke a couple ribs and punctured a lung. Matt Traficante fell soon after when he went down on his BMX bike and broke his collar bone amongst other injuries. He is still dealing with his injuries unfortunately. Even our boy from the 607, Clint Baker, took a fall that resulted in broken ribs. The only one who went unscathed was Dan Netti, as far as I know. Unfortunately, we no longer had contact with Netti after our team manager quit. To say the new moto faction didn't go according to plan would be an understatement. No one could have foreseen the strange season we had. There was a silver lining, however. I had the pleasure of getting to know these boys through our interactions online. Our former team manager could not have picked better guys. Both, Scott and Matt, are upstanding, honorable gentleman so I'm grateful that they decided to stick the season out with us despite knowing we wouldn't be able to get together often as originally planned. I'm not sure what their future plans are but I wish the best to these two good men. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know them.
Thank you, Scott Nadeau and Matt Traficante, you are the best in my book!