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Weekly Racing presented by Seacomm @ Airborne Speedway June 11th 2022

up close racing
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Kyle Coryea

Jason Bruno (66b) and Matt Leonard (22M) take it into turn 1 side by tight and up close as they battle for the early lead in their heat race. It would be the seventh week of racing at the Airborne Speedway presented by Seacomm and would have all the weekly divisions in attendance for an action-packed night of racing. Also during the event's intermission, the Airborne Speedway would take time to honor the 2021 track champions and top ten points in each of the divisions. The racing would start off with three heats for the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified and the wins would go to DJ Gonyo, Jason Bruno, and Chris Cayea. Then next up would be the Hartson Total Opening Renegades for two heats with wins going to Jason Bogett and Tylor Terry. Then it would be the one heat for the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified and the win would go to Oliver Boissonneault. Then the heat racing would end up with three heats for the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders would be Jake Fountain, Bill Doner, and Kenny Tourville. Then it would be onto the main events on the evening and first out of the box would be the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for there 25 lap main event the winner on the night would be Jamy Begor who would come up from the seventh spot and charge to lead by lap 11 eleven to hold on for the win. Also making the charge from mid-pack would be Robert Delormier from ninth to third and finishing the top 3 would be DJ Gonyo for second on the night. Then next up would be the Hartson Total Opening Renegades for there 25 lap event and the win would go to Nathaniel Guay would get his third win of the season as he and Tylor Terry would go door handle to handle for the win over the last 5 laps and Tyloe Terry would lose it trying to pinch it in headed into turn three on the last lap giving the win to Guay and Zack Daniels and Jason Bogett would round out the top three. Then it would be the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified for 15 laps and the winner would be Oliver Boissoneault on his first trip to the Airborne Speedway. Then it would be the final race of the night with the Tayloe Rental 4 Cylinders and Jake Fountain would charge from his eleventh starting spot for his second straight win with Kenny Tourville and Bill Doner rounding out the top three. With the Taylor Rental, it would like to note that the drivers from the other divisions pitched in extra money for their purse spearheaded by the Branham Racing Team giving them an extra 2200 dollars so each four-cylinder driver went home with an extra 110 dollars on top of there regular prize money. The racetrack will come back alive for a mid-week show this Wednesday, June 15th to finish off racing from the postponed opening week with the Sportsman Modified Double Feature, and the Renegades and 4 Cylinder events. Gallery

with some banging
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Kyle Coryea

John Brown (73) and Matt Lavalley (65) get together as they racing for position during the second heat of the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders. Gallery

Empire Super Sprints presented by Casella Waste Management @ Airborne Speedway June 4th 2022

into one
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Kyle Coryea

Jake Fountain (22) and Nate Smart (13) battle for the lead in the late stages of the Taylor Rentals 4 Cylinders main event. It would be the sixth week of racing at Airborne Speedway on Empire Super Sprints presented by Casella Waste Management with the other weekly divisions in action. First out for the night would be the two heats of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and the winners would be Sam Donath and Jeff Cook. Then next up would be three heats for the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified and the winners would be Jamy Begor, Matt Leonard, and Mike Phinney. Then to finish out the heats on the night would be the Hartson Total Opening Renegades for two heats and wins go to Jason Bogett and Nathaniel Guay. Next on the track would be the return of the Empire Super Sprints for their dash race and the winner would be Davie Franek. Then the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified would hit the track for their 15-lap main event and one of the early favorites would have issues as Steve Burch would climb the front stretch wall on the opening lap. Once they went back racing it would be the Pryor Stacey show for the win and Xavier Delormier and Dale Gonyo would round out the podium. Then we would have the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders on the track for there 20 lap main event and it would be an early show between Josh Laporte and Nate Smart but with the aid of a couple of cautions, it would help Jake Fountain move up from the rear of the field into the fight for the win. Jake Fountain would take the lead in the closing stages after a fight with Josh Laporte the lead and Fountain would get the win for his first of the season over Josh Laporte and Nate Smart. Then we would have the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for there 25 lap main event and Jordan Poirier and Sam Donath would start on the front row and after a caution lap one they would do the rest caution-free and Jordan Poirier would get the seven-second win over Shawn Donath and Jason Barney to round out the top three. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for there 25 lap main event and would see Matt Leonard start on the pole and hold onto the top spot with one of the best Jamy Begor chasing him down in that second position and would see Codie Aubin come from the seventh position to third to round out the top three on the night and hard charger would be Tanner Forbes who gained 6 spots finish sixth on the night. Then the night would finish out with the Hartson Total Opening Renegades for their 25-lap main event and would see a mid-race battle between Tylor Terry and Nathaniel Guay until Terry got loose coming off of turn 2 and spun out with five to go. Once they restarted Nathaniel Guay would battle for the lead with Richie Turner until Turner got loose off of turn four with 2 to go going for the win but would hold on for the 2nd spot and Josh Terry would round out the top three. The action will return to the Airborne Speedway on Saturday, June 10th with all the weekly divisions on the night. Gallery

with the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Matt Leonard (22) leads Jamy Begor (19) as they head off into turn one in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified main event as Leonard would capture career win one in Sportsman Modified. Gallery

Seacomm Pay it Forward Renegades Twin 20's Night @ Airborne Speedway May 28th 2022

three wide front stretch
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Kyle Coryea

Shawn Duquette (18) Tylor Terry (44) and Tyler Irwin (54) take it three-wide as the white flag flies for their first main on the night. It would be the fifth week of racing at the Airborne Speedway and it would be Twin 20's for the Renegade division presented by Seacomm Federal Credit Union. First up would be the heat races for the Hartson Total Opening Renegades and the winners would be Shawn Duquette and Richie Turner. Then next up would be the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified with their three heats and the winners would be Michael Wright, Tanner Forbes, and Matt Leonard. Then we would have three heats for the Taylor Rental four cylinders and the winners would be Josh Laporte, Nate Smart, and Mat Parker. Then we would finish off the qualifying with the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified heat and the winner would be Dale Gonyo. Then we would be on to the main events for the evening and the first up would be the Hartson Total Opening Renegades' first main and it would come down to a late-race restart that would see Zack Daniels take the win from third with 2 laps to go. Then it would be the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 25-lap main event and would see Bucko Branham get the win from his front-row start. Still, it would not be without competition as Beau Reeves would come up from the 8th starting spot for a second-place finish and would be charging for the win and Tanner Forbes would finish off the top three. Then we would have the Taylor Rental Four Cylinders and it would look like Josh Laporte was going to run away with the race but a late-race caution would set up a two-lap shutout. In that 2 lap shutout, it would be between Laporte and Jake Fountain for the win and Fountain would out drag him to the checkered off of turn four but in the end, Josh Laporte would get the win as Fountain was unable to pass technical inspection after the race. Next up would be the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified for their 12-lap main that would go green to checkered and getting his first win was Mike McGinn. Then it would be the final race of the night as the Renegades would come back out for their second main event of the night and would see Shawn Duquette get the early lead. Although Zack Daniels would charge from his dead last race start to the front and get the win for the double on the night over Richie Turner and Tylor Terry.Gallery

battle for the win
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Kyle Coryea

Jake Fountain (22) and Josh Laporte (45b) send it into turn one on a green-white-checkered restart with the win going to Josh Laporte. Gallery

A Verdi Storage Comtainer Night @ Airborne Speedway May 21st 2022

tight racing
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Kyle Coryea

Josh Terry (43), Tylor Terry (44), Tyler Irwin (54), and Richie Turner (17) all dive down into turn at the beginning of the Renegade main event going for the early race lead. It would be the fourth week of racing at the Airborne Speedway and it would be A Verdi Storage Container night with the J+S Steel Sportsman, Hartson Total Opening Renegades, and Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders in action. The racing would be delayed a half-hour at the start as there would be a rain shower that would come through but when the racing would start it would be a fast and furious night with the show done in like two hours and thirty minutes. First up would be the heat races for the Sportsman Modified and the winners would be Jason Bruno, Tanner Forbes, and Michael Wright. Then we would have the Hartson Total Opening Renegades and the heat races would stay in the family as the win would go to Tylor and Josh Terry. Then to end out the heat racing action it would be two for the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders as they would have two heats and the wins would go to a pair of josh's as Blake would get the first heat Laporte gets heat two. Then it would be time for the main events of the evening and the first one up would be the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for 25 laps it would be a race that Tanner Forbes would dominate and then there would be a late-race restart that would see his 8 car length lead go away. On the ensuing restart, it would be Tanner Forbes and Travis Bruno on the front row and when they went into turn 1 Forbes would catch the vrom and upset the car giving the edge to Travis Bruno and he would take it home for his second straight win. Then we would see the Hartson Total Opening Renegades for there 25 lap main event and Zack Daniels would get the lead and would check out on the field and was looking like he was going to get win number two of the season until the backstretch of the final lap when he would have a tire go flat and Tylor Terry would inherit the win. Then the final race of the night would be the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders and there 15 lap race would take seven minutes as it would go caution-free and Josh Laporte would get the win over a late-charging Jake Fountain that would come up just short and rounding out the top three would be JJ Laporte. The Airborne Speedway will be back in action next week with Seacomm Credit Union Pay it Forward night as the first 500 fans will get in free on the night with the normal racing divisions back in action. Gallery

early race battle
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Kyle Coryea

Bill Doner (14) and Mat Lavalley (65) battling for position in the early stages of the Taylor Rental four cylinders main event as part of their 15-lap race. Gallery

Law Enforcement Night Presented by Riley Ford @ Airborne Speedway May 14th 2022

under the bumper
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Kyle Coryea

Travis Stokes (63) would come into the corner a little hot and get under the Jason McCalthcie (70) and send him around during the heats. It would be the third night of racing at Airborne Speedway of the season and it would be Law Enforcement Night presented by Riley Ford with the Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and 4 Cylinders in action. The car count might have been a little down on with the Dirtcar Sportsman Modified Series race at Bear Ridge but that wouldn't change the excitement on the track. Before opening ceremonies the Sportsman Modified would come out for time trials and Robert Deloremier would pick up fast time of the night and a cool 125 dollars. Then it would be onto the heat races from the night and first out of the box would be the Renegades for two and wins would go to Tylor Terry and Richie. Then we would have the Sportsman Modified and the wins would go to fan favorites Lonnie Rivers and Jamy Begor and then to finish off the heats it would be the four cylinders for two heats and the wins would go to JJ Laporte and Mat Parker. Then it would be onto the main events of the evening and the first one up would be the Renegades. After a few early cautions for spins, they would clean it up and have a great last 12 laps of racing as Zack Daniels and Nathaniel Guay would be on it for the win and with minimal contact would cross the line together and Guay would get the win. Then it would be onto the Taylor Rental four cylinders and there would be 19 cars that would start the 15 laps main after the carnage would settle only ten would finish. The win would go to first-time winner Greg Zinder Jr, or Bill Doner as he was chasing him down and just ran out of laps. Then there was just one race left on the night the Sportsman Modified 25 lap main event and it would get off to a scary start on the lap as Casey Swamp's car would catch fire on lap 1 but would get to the infield and get it out and the driver would be ok. Then with 4 laps to go there would be a restart after a multicar crash in turn three that would take out Beau Reeves and Chris Cayea. On the restart, it would be teammates Travis Bruno and Lonnie Rivers and they would duel it out and the win would go to defending track champion Travis Bruno with Tanner Forbes rounding out the top three. The racing at Airborne Speedway will return to the track next weekend May 21st with all the regular divisions back in action. Gallery

for the win
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Kyle Coryea

Greg Zindler Jr (46) gets to the line first for the win over Bill Donner in the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders for his first career victory. Gallery

358 Modified Showdown presented by Hutting Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram @ Airborne Speedway May 7th 2022

battle for the early lead
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Kyle Coryea

Chris Raabe (01) and Mathieu Desjardins (37m) battle for the early race lead of the return of the 358 Modifieds to the Airborne Speedway in three years. It would be the second week of racing at the Airborne Speedway and it would be the return of the 358 Modifieds for the showdown for the first time since the end of the 2019 season. With that being said the 358 Modifieds would be first up for the heat races and the winners would be Chris Raabe and Mathieu Desjardins. Next up would be the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their three heats races on the night and the winners would be, Michael Delormier, Lonnie Rivers, and Codie Aubin. Then we would have the Hartson Total Opening Renegades and their two heat races and it would be a family affair in victory as the winners would be Josh and Tyler Terry. Then we would have the ever-popular Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders with their 2 heats on the night and the winners would be Bill Doner and Matt Parker. Then next up to the track would be the first main event of the evening with the Return of the 358 Modified and would be a great race between the 17 cars on the track as they would do the whole race caution-free as Chris Raabe would pick up the win over a hard-charging Mike Mahaney and Carey Terrance to round out the top three on the night. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for 25 laps and a 21 car field to start and their event would also go caution-free and Robert Delormeir would take his pole position and not give it up as he would lead all 25 laps to the race win over Codie Aubin and Lonnie Rivers to round out the top three on the night. Then we would have the popular Hartson Total Opening Renegades and a fourteen-car field on the night and Zack Daniels would come from the fourth spot and get the win. There would be some excitement during the race though as Cody Agoney would spin out in turn 1 and catch a rout and it would take the car on over and bring out the red flag. Once the red flag was lifted and we got back to racing Richie Turner would make a charge from the back for a second-place finish and Tyler Irwin would round out the top three in the division. Then we would have the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders and packed seventeen car field and it would be Nathan Smart charging from the back row to front to gain his second straight win on the season with Matt Parker and Mat LaValley (first career top 3) rounding out the podium on the night. Then it would be the last race of the night a five-lap match race between Kobe Hernandez, and Jonathan Toohill in the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman Modified, and the win would go to Kobe Hernandez. The action will be back next Saturday night May 14th at Airborne Speedway with all four regular divisions back in action on Riley Ford Law Enforcement night where any law enforcement member with proper ID will be granted free entry into the races on the night. Gallery

side by side in the corner
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Kyle Coryea

Beau Reeves (00) and Travis Bruno (33R) go side by side through the corner as they battle for position in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified main inside in the top five. Gallery

Dirtcar Sportsman Modified North/East Series presented by Liquior and Wine Warehouse @ Airborne Speedway April 30th 2022

tight racing
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Kyle Coryea

Jessica Powers (52) and Todd Buckwold (631) take it tight through the turn in Sportsman Modified Heat 6 race. It would the season opener for the Airborne Speedway and they would bring in the Dirtcar Sportsman North/East Series with a liquor and wine warehouse presenting the night of racing. The pits would be packed for the opening night of racing as there would be nearly 100 cars in the pits for the dour divisions on the night, Sportsman Modified, Novice Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades, and the 4 Cylinders. We would start the night with the opening ceremonies and honoring once again the 2021 season champions. When the racing got underway we would start with the Sportsman Modified there were six heats and the winners would be David Boisclair, Dave Rodgers, Shane Pecore, Jamy Begor, Zach Buff, and Andrew Buff. Then next up we would have the Renegades for their two heats with wins going to Shawn Duquette and Zack Daniels. Then the Novice Sportsman Modified would have their heat and the win would go to Dale Gonyo. Then the heat racing would end with the 4 cylinders having their two hears and the winners would be Nate and Bill Doner to end the heat racing the night. Although that would not be the end of qualifying as with the large amount of Sportsman Modified they would need three Last Chance Qualifiers to finish out the field for the A-Main and the winners would be Michael Wagner, and Richie Simmons, and Beau Reeves. With all the qualifying down it would be on to the main events of the evening and the first one up would be the Taylor Rental 4 Cylinders with last year's champion Nate Smart starting on the pole he would hold upfront and get the first race win of the season but not without stiff competition from Greg Zindler and Nate Harden who would round out the top three. The next main event of the evening would be the showcase event as the Dirtcar Sportsman Modified North/East Series would take to the track for 40 laps with a packed 33 cars starting. After a few opening lap crashes the cars would be pulled to the pits and the rest of the evening would be postponed as they deemed the track unsafe as drivers were unable to see the car in front of them with the dust spray. The rest of the event including the Sportsman Modified race will be rescheduled to a later date. The Airborne Speedway will be back in action next weekend May 7th with the return of the 358 Modifieds. Gallery

for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

It would be a battle for the lead and win in the Renegades heat as Shawn Duquette and Tyler Irwin would go side by side with the win going to Shawn Duquette. Gallery