Video and Race Report: Eastern States Cup Enduro Finals - Mountain Creek, NJ

Oct 19, 2021
by Eastern States Cup  



The Maxxis ESC Enduro crew made their way back to New Jersey for one last outing and a crack at the series overall title. With 150% series points on the line, the final race can make or break a racer's hunt for the coveted white jersey. Some choose to play it safe with the overall in mind while others need all the points they can get in hopes of shaking up the top five. The Creek Trail Crüe put together five challenging and diverse stages, spanning from Granite Peak to the main bike park trails with a mix of lift and pedal transfers. At the end of the day, Saben Rossi and Mia Migliorino led the Pro classes to victory. Who won the series titles? Keep scrolling to find out!




With its large rock features and high-speed corners, Mountain Creek is the perfect venue to test a rider's sharpened skills at the end of the season.


Practice day is for learning the tracks, but also taking advantage of Creek's perfect jumps.


These trails are notorious for busting tires and rims so an extra set of wheels is everything. Factory Phil making sure Steve Estabrook's are ready to roll.


The final ESC Enduro rider's meeting of the season, you should know the rules by now but Chris will read them one more time just in case.


A chilly morning lift ride, then a short pedal to Stage 1 on Granite Peak.


Matt Sebas put together a great season on the bike, fifth place for the Pro Men this weekend and just 15 points off the overall title.


Flat Tire Defender Super Stage winners, including our fastest amateurs Ryan Bigham and Hanna Holm.


According to this little guy, it could be a long winter. Get it while you can!


After a pedal back to the top of Granite Peak, riders would tackle Stage 2. U20 class winner Tyler Zenoni drifts his way into first place with two stage wins.


Wells Tanner scored his first U20 podium and will certainly be on the hunt for more next season.


ProBuilds Racing's Adrian Hayden ended his first Pro season on a high note, fourth on the day and third in the overall.


Second place for Hannah Sulas this weekend, which was enough to take the Amateur ladies' overall title.


Inside or outside lines are bound to be more photogenic this time of year.


Sam Poirier has been jersey hunting all season, two wins, eight podiums and the 20-29 men's class title.


40-49 men's class race and overall winner Greg Jackson zooms through the foliage.


Ryan Bigham blasts through the famed Asylum rock garden, he would go on to take the 30-39 Men's win and championship jersey.


B.J. Treglia has been racing for over ten years and still continues to be a regular on the 40-49 Men's podium, second place this weekend.


U15 boys class winner Jack Zenoni sends it down the huge rock slab on Stage 4.


Fourth place for Trevor Zartan on the day and second in the U20 overall series.


Third place for Andria Golden, her best result of the season, and enough points to earn her second in the Pro Women's class overall.


A pair of stage wins, second on the day, and the 2021 champions jersey for first-year Pro, 14-year-old Kale Cushman. The future is bright for this rising star!


Mia Migliorino earned top honors by over seven seconds in her first Pro race.


Pro Women: 2nd - Kale Cushman, 1st - Mia Migliorino, 3rd - Andria Golden


Defiant Racing's Steve Estabrook had to beat Matt Sebas to win the Pro Men's class overall. He was able to take third with Sebas in fifth to secure the white jersey.


Max Beaupre earned a pair of stage wins and was on pace all day. An unfortunate tumble on Stage 1 would cost him the win, second place by just .663.


The overall fastest time of the day was set by Saben Rossi, winning the Pro men's class with a final race time of 15:34.445.


Pro Men: 4th - Adrian Hayden, 2nd - Max Beaupre, 1st - Saben Rossi, 3rd - Steve Estabrook, 5th - Matt Sebas


The Kate's Real Food Kids class has a blast this season, they'll be on top of the Pro podiums before we know it.


Your 2021 Maxxis ESC Specialized Enduro Champions.


Amateur class overall series podiums.


Pro Women series overall: 2nd - Andria Golden, 1st - Kale Cushman, 3rd - Sarah Howerter


Pro Men series overall: 4th - Dylan Conte, 2nd - Matt Sebas, 1st - Steve Estabrook, 3rd - Adrian Hayden, 5th - Zachary Siegel


As the sun sets on the 2021 Maxxis ESC Specialized Enduro season we'd like to thank you all for joining us, it's been one heck of a year. Go enjoy some fun runs or if you've still got a hankering from racing, join us right back here at Creek next weekend for Downhill Finals. Over and out!


Words and photos: Andrew Santoro
Video: Jason Scheiding


Race Results
Series Results
Easternstatescup.com


2021 MAXXIS ESC SCHEDULE

MAXXIS ESC INTENSE DOWNHILL SERIES
May 23 Powder Ridge, CT
June 27 Blue Mountain, PA
July 11 Thunder Mountain, MA
July 25 Windham, NY
Aug 1 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 29 Blue Mountain, PA
Sept 12 Sugarloaf, ME
Sept 26 Jiminy Peak, MA
Oct 3 Powder Ridge, CT
Oct 24 Mountain Creek, NJ - Series Finals

MAXXIS ESC ENDURO SERIES
May 2 Diamond Hill, RI
May 22 Powder Ridge, CT - Outbound Lighting Night Enduro
June 6 Glen Park, PA
July 11 Thunder Mountain, MA
Aug 1 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 22 Arrowhead Recreation Area, NH - EWS Gold Qualifier
Aug 29 Blue Mountain, PA
Sept 12 Sugarloaf, ME - EWS Gold Qualifier
Sept 26 Jiminy Peak, MA - EWS Gold Qualifier
Oct 2 Powder Ridge, CT - Outbound Lighting Night Enduro
Oct 17 Mountain Creek, NJ - Series Finals

MOTOREX EBIKE ENDURO SERIES
May 2 Diamond Hill, RI
May 22 Powder Ridge, CT
June 6 Glen Park, PA
July 11 Thunder Mountain, MA
Aug 1 Sugarbush, VT
Aug 22 Arrowhead, NH
Sept 12 Sugarloaf, ME
Oct 2 Powder Ridge, CT

BOX COMPONENTS SHOWDOWN SERIES
May 22 Powder Ridge, CT
July 11 Thunder Mountain, MA
Aug 29 Blue Mountain, PA
Sept 12 Sugarloaf, ME
Sept 26 Jiminy Peak, MA
Oct 2 Powder Ridge, CT

GT BICYCLES JUNIOR XC CHALLENGE
May 1 Diamond Hill, RI - XC
July 10 Thunder Mountain, MA - XC

GT BICYCLES EAST COAST JUNIOR MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aug 14-15 Blue Mountain, PA - DH - DS - XC - Enduro




6 Comments

  • 7 0
 This made my son's day, he's in the crowd shot at the bottom of the lift!
  • 5 0
 Atleast the music is 3/10 instead of -6
  • 4 0
 When is the 2022 schedule coming out ?!?! I joke, but seriously…..
  • 1 0
 Is there a chance you guys can email me the u15 podium picture I was never able to get one
  • 1 0
 Wish I had made it to Sugar Bush...
  • 1 0
 Way to go Mia!

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