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Dirtcar Racing Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway Practice #2 June 16th 2020

the future
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Tanner Forbes (29t) and Josh Pete (84p) the future of racing taking some laps during the Sportsman Modified Practice. The racecars would be back on track for their second practice of the season as the tracks look forward to hopefully having actual races in the near future with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a hold to racing activate at the track. With the practice, you would have guys shaking cars down in the 358 Modified, Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and the Strictly Stock division. With all the cars there we would have somewhere in the 30s for cars that would take part in the event. Now it's just a waiting game for the drivers and teams on what's to happen next at the racetrack. Gallery

practice spinning
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Jacob Fountain (22) and Josh Laporte (45b) tangle as they go into turn one and spin out together in the middle of the turn. Gallery

Super Dirtcar Series Malta Massive - Albany Saratoga Speedway - September 21st 2019

battle up front

Dave Richner (318) on the high side looking for away around Derrick McGrew as they battle for the win. It would be the third day of a three day weekend of racing at Albany Saratoga Speedway for the Malta Massive Weekend. On tap for the last day of racing would be the Super Dirtcar Series, Dirtcar Pro Stock Series and the Limited Sportsman Modified and there would be around 100 cars in the pits for the night. As for the mains on the night first up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified and a driver would come out of hiatus Derrick McGrew would be leading most of the main event until he had car trouble and it shut off down the back stretch and Dave Richner would inherit the lead and cruise to victory. Next up would be the Super Dirtcar Series and there 100 lap event on a very fast track. It would be a very clean race out there with the high speed track as there would only be two cautions on the night. Demetrios Drellos would start out and would say see ya later to the field. That is not to take away from the raceas there was many battles around the track on the multi groove track. In doing so Drellos would get his first ever Super Dirtcar Series victory and the start in the Billy Whittaker 200 at Oswego rounding out the top three would be a great battle between Billy Decker and Mat Williamson. Next up for the Super Dirtcar Series will be Dirt Week at Oswego where Matt Sheppard will have 90 point lead. The last race on the night would be the Dirtcar Pro Stock Series and it would be a battle between the Canadian invades and the Americans as 32 cars would take the green for the 35 lap main event. When the dust would settle Luke Horning would get the win after charging from eight starting spot but that would not be without challenge from Jay Corbin and Josh Coonradt. Gallery

three wide racing

Luke Horning (2h) battles on the inside of Brandon Emigh and Josh Coonrandt (00) three wide through turn 3 and 4 on the charge to the front. Gallery

Mohawk Nationals Night 2 - Mohawk International Raceway - September 14th 2019

battle for the lead

Billy Dunn (49) and Matt Williamson (88) battle for the lead during the Mohawk 100 as part of the Mohawk Nationals. It would be night number two of the Mohawk Nationals and it would feature the Can Am Mod Lites, Dirtcar Sportsman Modified North and the Super Dirtcar Series. Between the three divisions there would be a total of 90 cars in the pits. As for the racing on the track it would be the Can Am Mod Lites up first for 20 lap and the win would go to Jeff May as he would dominate the race for the win and also win the series championship. Next up would be the Super Dirtcar Series and the Mohawk 100. The early lead of the race would go to Demetrius Drellos. Although that would be without challenge and Billy Dunn would take the lead around lap 40. Although he would be challenged by and passed by Matt Williamson for the win and get the grauntee spot at the Billy Whittaker 200 at Oswego. Then the last race of the night would be the Dirtcar Sportsman Modified North for 50 laps and Robert Delormier and lead from green to checker for the win although it would be not without challenge as Shane Pecore and Brianna Ladecieur would be up there for the win. Gallery

side by side

Styles Arquette (45r), Matt Frego (30), and Josie Fortier (08) take it three-wide through turn four as they battle for the spot in the Mod-Lite feature part of the second night of the Mohawk NationalsGallery

Egglefield Ford Championship Night - Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway - August 31th 2019

sending it

Connor Cleveland (09) and Jamie Lafountain (20x) send it into turn one as they battle for the lead in the Sportsman Modified main. It would be round 18 at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and it would be Egglefield Ford championship night and three of the five champions would be crowned. The night would start with a couple of make up mains and first up would be the Ernie's Discount Tools Super Stock and the win would go to Jim McKerrian after a great battle up front with Tylor Terry. Then we would have the Chris Frennier Motorsports Strictly Stock with Nathan Smart getting another win although there would be a challenge from Josh LaPorte. Then when the mains for championship night got under way the first one up would be the Novice Sportsman Modified and the win would go to Jason Bonnett getting his first win at the track. Next up would be the would be the Chris Frennier Motorsports Strictly Stock second main of the night and Nathan Smart would couple the double but this time he would have a challenge from Caleb Tourville although it would be the same result. Then we would have the Egglefield Ford 358 Modified and it would be the way that wanted it Steve Bernier wins the race and the title for his second straight track championship. Then it would be the Hartson Total Opening Pro Stock and with the championship on a 6 point gab it was going to be a good one. It would be a battle up front all night long between Jocelyn Roy Marc LaLonde and CD Beauchanp. Beauchamp would have the lead until he and a lap car got into the wall with three laps to go. Then off the restart Lalonde and Roy would go at again and Roy would get the win but Lalonde would be crowned the first ever track champion in the Pro Stock division. Then we would have the Porier's True Value Sportsman Modified and how else would you want the season to end but the top 2 in the points this season at the front going for the win and Connor Cleveland would get the win on the night for number 8 but Adam Pierson would get the track championship. Then the night will finish with the Erine's Discount Tools Super Stock with there second main of the night and it would be the same players upfront but this time Tylor Terry would get the win on the night. There will be one more race weekend at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway as the Dirtcar Sportsman Modified North and Pro Stock Series come to town along with the Strictly and Super Stock on September 7th. Gallery Video DVD

side by side

Nathan Smart and Josh Laporte go side by side through the turn as they battle for the win and Smart would get the sweep on the day. Gallery Video DVD

Frenchies Championship Night - Mohawk International Raceway - August 30th 2019

on the high side

Mike Maresca (7mm) takes it to the highside and gets by Tim Fuller (19) for the lead and win the 50 lap main. It would be Frenchies Championship night at Mohawk International with all 5 division tirles up for grabs. The first main out of the box would be the Bandits and the win would go to Matt Zira after he charged from the last starting position to the win in the 10 lap main and he would also be crowned the season champion. Next up would be the Novice Sportsman Modified and the win would go to Jonathan Rush for first win in just under a year at Mohawk after sprited battle with Dan Beachard and the championship would go to Dan Reif in first year in a Sportsman Modified. Then after the intermission we would be back in action with the Crossroad Tabasco Sportsman Modified and it would be a see saw affair up front between RJ Tressiders and Rickey Thompson with win going to Thompson on a restart with the championship going to Shane Pecore would got a third in the last race. Then we would have the Mod Lites and that would see a fight up between the new series champion Kevin Foster and Harley Brown with the win going to Brown. Then it would be the main event of the evening with the Frenchies 358 Modifieds going 50 laps. It would see Mike Mareseca charge from mid pack to the front and have a battle for the win with Tim Fuller and would see Maresca take the lead with ten to go and hold on for the win. Although the championship would go to Chris Raabe who had a 9th on the night but had enough points in the bag to hold on for the win. Next up at Mohawk will be the Mohawk Nationals a two day show on September 13 and 14 with the Dirtcar Sportsman and Pro Stock Series, Mod Lites, Super Dirtcar Series and the 358 Modified Series. Gallery

high side and handsome

Rickey Thompson (1R) goes high on RJ Tressider (21R) and gets the lead win after a spirited battle for the win. Gallery

Back to School/Nostalgia Night Presented by Casella Waste Systems - Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway - August 24th 2019

for the win

Zack Daniels (30) charges ahead in the closing laps for the win as Michael Wright (78) does his best to get the win. It would be race seventeen at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and it would be back to school/Nostalgia Night presented by Casella Waste Systems. The first main up would be the Nostalgia Tour and there 25 lap event would go to Josh Powers. Then it would be the Egglefield Ford 358 Modified and the win would go to Stephen Bernier for his third win of the season he would have some challenge from Mike Mahanney but Bernier would be in control. Then up would be the Porier True Value Sportsman Modified and Chris Frennier would get the lead off the start but that would be short lived as Adam Pierson would get the lead. Although Begor would charging up and would take the lead and get the win for his second win in four days. Next up would be the Ernie's Discount Tools Super Stock and this would be exciting race with many cautions throughout including the leaders spinning with three laps to go. Off the restart with Zack Daniels would get the win for his second of the season. Then the Novice Sportsman Modified would see first time winner Jonathan Rush. Then the Chris Frennier Motorsports Strictly Stock would have last main event of the night but that wouldn't happen as the track unsafe do to oil all around the track. They will be in action next week as it is DIRTcar Championship night presented by Egglefield Ford. Gallery Video DVD

pulling away

Steve Bernier (25) pulls away from Mike Mahanney (35) on the restart as he charges to the win. Gallery Video DVD

DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Presented by Leary Restoration - Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway - August 20th 2019

charge for the thousand

Jamy Begor (19) charges to the lead ahead of Travis Bruno (33r) as they go for the thousand dollar paycheck. It would be the sixteenth race of the season at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and would the only stop for the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Presented by Leary Restoration. In the main event of the night would be the Dirtcar 358 Modified Series 100 lap race and there would be a battle up front between Lance Willix and Erick Rudolph, Rudolph would get the win and cash the 4,000 dollar check on a late race pass for the win. Then you would have the Porier True Value Sportsman Modified for a 1,000 dollar to win race and the win would go to Jamy Begor as he would charge from a tenth place start to the win. Then to finish the night would be the Chris Frennier Motorsports and Nathan Smart would get his 7th win of the season. They will be back racing this Saturday night with Back to School/Nostagilla Night presented by Casella. Gallery Video DVD

charge for 7

Nathan Smart (13) gets his 7th win of the season as he beats Matt Leonard for the victory. Gallery Video DVD

Laware Construction Night - Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway - August 3rd 2019

power slide

Mike Mahanney (35) sends it into the turn a power slides it around the cotner in the main event. It would be Laware Construction Night at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and week 14 of the season. With this week we would have all six divisions in action with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, Novice Sportsman Modified, Pro Stock, Super Stock and Strictly Stock, It would be a great night of racing before the rain came and would halt the night short without the Super Stock and Strictly Stock getting there events in. As for the one that go the racing in it would Lance Willix winning the Egglefield Ford 358 Modifieds, Jamy Begor in the Porier's True Value Sportsman Modified, CD Beauchamp in the Hartson Total Opening Pro Stock for the first repeat winner of the season, and it would be Cody Meyers winning the Novice Sportsman Modified. They will be back racing this coming weekend as it will be Military Appreciation night at the track presented by Huntley Trucking with double features for the Super Stock and Strictly Stock. (Photo Credit Don Simpson) Gallery Video DVD

on the bottom

Cam Gadue (23) takes it to the bottom and gets pass Mark Caron (5) during the Super Stock heat race. Gallery Video DVD

Snap on Night - Mohawk International Raceway - August 2nd 2019

bumper to bumper

Derric Ellisworth (48) goes bumper to bumper with Jonathan Rush (6j) Ellisworth would get his first win in the Novice Sportsman Modified division. It would be Snap On Tool night at Mohawk International Raceway and all 5 divisions would be in action. The winners on the night would be Tim Fuller in the Frenchies Chevy 358 Modified after a good battle with Chris Raabe that would see them swap the lead a couple times. Then in the Crossroad Tabaco Sportsman Modified and the winner would be Robert Delormier after a battle with Brianna Ladoucier. Then would have a Mod Lites and the cream would rise to the top as Robert Foster would win again. In the Novice Sportsman Modified Deric Ellisworth would get his first career win after leading wire to wire. Then to finish out the night Frank White would win the Bandits race after a battle with Matt Zirra and ending his win streak in the division. They will be back in action next weekend at Mohawk International Raceway on August 9th. Gallery

high and low

It would be the classic battle at Mohawk with Tim Fuller (19) and Chris Raabe (01) on the top battling for the win in the 358 Modified with Fuller getting the upper hand this time. Gallery

Hall of Fame Night Presented by Cumberland 12 Cinemas - Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway - July 27th 2019

slideways

Pascal Payour (338) gets completely sideways in turn one off the start of the race but he would straighten it up and take it to the front for the win. It would be another week at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway and it would be Hall of Fame night presented by Cumberland 12 Cinemas. Before the racing got started we would take time to induce the second class into the hall of fame with it being Bob Mackey, Harold Orsmby, Jean Pual Cabana and Bob Burnell. As for the racing on track it would be another great night of short track racing. The first main out of the box would be the Novice Sportsman Modified and the 20 lapper would go caution free and Dale Gonyo Jr. would get the win. The next would be the return of the Hartson Total Opening Pro Stock after a two month break and the win would go to Pascal Payour but not without challenge from Pual Cyr and CD Beauchamp. Then would have the Porier's True Value Sportsman Modified and the win would go to Jason McCaltchie after he would battle up front with Chris Reeves he would get under him for the winning pass with 2 laps to go. Then next we would have the Egglefield 358 Modified main and it would be a battle of endurance as they would start with 11 and finish with 6 cars and the win would go to Chris Raabe after Jessey Mueller would have a flat with 5 to go and Raabe inherited the lead. Then we would have the Chris Frennier Motorsports Strictly Stocks and the cream would race to the top but not without battle as Nathan Smart gets the win. Then it would be the last race of the night the Ernie's Discount Tools Super Stock and it would be a dogfight up front all race along with Jim McKerrian and Michael Wright tight racing along. As they would come across the finish line for the checkered flag Michael Wright would get it by a nose to secure win 2 of the season. They will be back in action at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway next weekend with the Laware Construction Spectator races. Gallery Video DVD

diamond the corner and gone

Michael Wright (78) and Jim McKerrian (52) battle for the win at the last lap as Michael Wright would diamond the corner and slide up for the lead and win. Gallery Video DVD

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