PLATTSBURGH, NY – Double features produced double excitement at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, June 20, with plenty of hometown representation in victory lane for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere. The Modified, Renegade, and Mini-Modified divisions each ran a pair of feature races presented by Peru Federal Credit Union and Econo Lodge.

 

Plattsburgh’s Jayson Criss copped the second J&S Steel Modified win of his career in the opening 30-lap race. Criss, who has endured a roller coaster start to his season, was aided by a pair of restarts in the late stages of the race, and was able to steal the lead from Mike Wells at lap 21. From there, he was forced to hold off a charging Nick Heywood in the final laps for the victory. Wells finished third, followed by top rookie Danny Sullivan and Bucko Branham.

 

In the second Modified feature, Branham stole the show by coming from 12th starting position to take his first Airborne win of the year. Codie Aubin rebounded from a tough outing in the first race to finish second; he led the first 10 laps, then traded the lead twice more with Branham. Rookie Jim “Timex” Morgan earned his first podium finish in third place, with Heywood fourth for a 1-2-3-4 sweep for Plattsburgh drivers. Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY was fifth.

 

The Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade division saw sophomore hometown racer Zack Daniels take his second career win in the opening 20-lap event. Daniels was out front the entire distance and scored the victory over Shawn Duquette of Morrisonville, NY and Robert Gordon of Milton, VT. Jim McKiernan and Dylan Rabtoy completed the top five finishers.

 

In the Renegade nightcap, Josh Terry of Essex, NY became the division’s first two-time winner after a drive from ninth starting position. Terry had a front-row seat for some crazy action on lap 16 as leaders Gordon and Richie Turner made contact that sent Gordon spinning. On the following restart, new leaders McKiernan and Duquette made contact that put McKiernan into the wall. Terry inherited the top spot and motored to the win, followed by Jason McClatchie and Keith O’Neil. Tylor Terry, the winner’s brother, finished fourth in a car borrowed from Andrew Bordeau, and Daniels completed a solid night in fifth place.

 

Chris LaVair of Gabriels, NY won his second Busch Beer Mini-Modified feature in a row in that division’s first 20-lap race, coming from 13th starting position. Dale O’Neil and Kris Clark completed the podium, followed by Eddie Bresette and Pete Blaney.

 

The technical inspection line decided the outcome of the second race, as Tyler Irwin of Peru, NY found himself taking the winner’s trophy home. LaVair was the runner-up, ahead of Tim LaFountain, Robert Foley, and Harold LaVair. Clark, the original winner, and Bresette, who crossed the finish line third, were each found to have unapproved ignition parts and were disqualified from their finishes.

 

The Competition Kart Series ran an exhibition event for the unrestricted Open Heavyweight class, and Nathan Sartwell-Cornell of Sheldon, VT took the victory over Brian Fagan, Brian Kentile, and Mark Aloi. An enthusiastic group of youngsters from Airborne’s UFirst Federal Credit Union Kids Club also took part in bicycle races on the frontstretch.

 

Airborne Park Speedway is back in action on Saturday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. for Riley Ford Night presented by Whelen Engineering. The Modified division will again run twin 30-lap features, along with racing for the Renegade, Mini-Modified, and Enduro divisions. General admission will be $12 for adults with a special buy-one-get-one-free ticket offer on race night. Kids age 12 and under will be admitted free as always. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., with the first green flag at 7:00 p.m.

 

Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. Visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com for more information, or call (518) 647-4444. Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.

 

-Airborne Park Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Dave Brown

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Peru Federal Credit Union/Econo Lodge Night

Airborne Park Speedway, Plattsburgh, NY

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere

Saturday, June 20, 2015

 

J&S Steel Modified Feature #1 (30 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(2) Jayson Criss, Plattsburgh, NY
(10) Nick Heywood, Plattsburgh, NY
(1) Mike Wells, West Chazy, NY
(6) # Danny Sullivan, Morrisonville, NY
(7) Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY
(4) # Timex Morgan, Plattsburgh, NY
(3) # Jamy Begor, Mooers Forks, NY
(9) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY
(14) Greg Atkins, Clintonville, NY
(21) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, NY
(8) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT
(13) Ryan McLean, Au Sable Forks, NY
(12) Speedy Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY
(19) Eric Lauziere, St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, QC
(17) Chris Frennier, West Chazy, NY
(18) Brian McGinley, Plattsburgh, NY
(20) Mike Reyell, West Chazy, NY
(11) Jamie LaFountain, Keeseville, NY
(5) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, NY
(15) # David Bourgeois, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, QC
(16) Rico Hernandez, Plattsburgh, NY
Heat Winners: Vince Quenneville, Jr.; Mike Wells, Jayson Criss

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hot Shoe Challenge Award: Jayson Criss

Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Danny Sullivan

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Jason Durgan

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Codie Aubin

J&S Steel Modified Feature #2 (35 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(12) Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh, NY
(3) Codie Aubin, Plattsburgh, NY
(6) # Timex Morgan, Plattsburgh, NY
(16) Nick Heywood, Plattsburgh, NY
(9) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY
(11) Greg Atkins, Clintonville, NY
(17) Jamie LaFountain, Keeseville, NY
(5) Speedy Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY
(13) # Danny Sullivan, Morrisonville, NY
(10) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT
(20) Jason Durgan, Morrisonville, NY
(21) Jayson Criss, Plattsburgh, NY
(18) Brian McGinley, Plattsburgh, NY
(16) Rico Hernandez, Plattsburgh, NY
(4) Eric Lauziere, St-Cyrille-de-Wendover, QC
(20) Mike Reyell, West Chazy, NY
(1) # David Bourgeois, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, QC
(7) Mike Wells, West Chazy, NY
(2) Chris Frennier, West Chazy, NY
(19) Ryan McLean, Au Sable Forks, NY
(8) # Jamy Begor, Mooers Forks, NY
Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hot Shoe Challenge Award: Bucko Branham

Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Timex Morgan

Shiley Fabrication Hard Charger Award: Nick Heywood

Shiley Fabrication Hard Luck Award: Jamy Begor

Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade Feature #1 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(2) Zack Daniels, Plattsburgh, NY
(6) Shawn Duquette, Morrisonville, NY
(4) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT
(8) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY
(5) Dylan Rabtoy, Swanton, VT
(11) Brent Jarvis, Peru, NY
(9) Josh Terry, Essex, NY
(14) Jason McClatchie, Plattsburgh, NY
(16) Zach Rabtoy, Fairfax, VT
(10) Richie Turner, Fairfax, VT
(1) Jon Boutin, St. Albans, VT
(7) Keith O’Neil, Mooers, NY
(3) # Michael Wright, Alburgh, VT
(13) Keith Pelkey, Clintonville, NY
(12) Andrew Bordeau, Dannemora, NY
(15) Curt Giventer, Saranac, NY
(17) Hunter Saywer, West Chazy, NY
(18) Tylor Terry, Morrisonville, NY
Heat Winners: Zack Daniels; Jim McKiernan; Josh Terry

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hot Shoe Challenge Award: Zack Daniels

Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Michael Wright

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Zach Rabtoy

Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade Feature #2 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(9) Josh Terry, Essex, NY
(10) Jason McClatchie, Plattsburgh, NY
(5) Keith O’Neil, Mooers, NY
(14) Tylor Terry, Morrisonville, NY
(16) Zack Daniels, Plattsburgh, NY
(7) Shawn Duquette, Morrisonville, NY
(1) Zach Rabtoy, Fairfax, VT
(6) Dylan Rabtoy, Swanton, VT
(11) Richie Turner, Fairfax, VT
(13) Brent Jarvis, Peru, NY
(4) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT
(8) Jim McKiernan, Moriah Center, NY
(3) # Michael Wright, Alburgh, VT
(2) Jon Boutin, St. Albans, VT
(15) Curt Giventer, Saranac, NY
(17) Hunter Saywer, West Chazy, NY
(12) Keith Pelkey, Clintonville, NY
(18) Andrew Bordeau, Dannemora, NY
Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Michael Wright

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Zack Daniels

Busch Beer Mini-Modified Feature #1 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(13) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY
(10) Dale O’Neil, Mooers, NY
(8) Kris Clark, Keeseville, NY
(3) Eddie Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY
(7) Pete Blaney, Jay, NY
(6) Tim LaFountain, Keeseville, NY
(9) Tyler Irwin, Peru, NY
(4) Dave Demore, Isle LaMotte, VT
(2) Robert Foley, Saranac, NY
(11) Jay LaGrave, Altona, NY
(12) # Tanner Crary, Saranac Lake, NY
(5) Harold LaVair, Jr., Gabriels, NY
(1) Mike Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY
Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Tanner Crary

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Chris LaVair

Busch Beer Mini-Modified Feature #2 (20 laps)

Pos.-(Start)-Driver-Hometown

(# – denotes rookie)

(9) Tyler Irwin, Peru, NY
(13) Chris LaVair, Saranac Lake, NY
(6) Tim LaFountain, Keeseville, NY
(2) Robert Foley, Saranac, NY
(3) Harold LaVair, Jr., Gabriels, NY
(1) Mike Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY
(12) Jay LaGrave, Altona, NY
(8) # Tanner Crary, Saranac Lake, NY
(7) Pete Blaney, Jay, NY
(5) Dave Demore, Isle LaMotte, VT
(10) Dale O’Neil, Mooers, NY
Disqualified: (11) Kris Clark, Keeseville, NY (ignition)

Disqualified: (4) Eddie Bresette, Plattsburgh, NY (ignition)

Ernie’s Discount Tools Rookie of the Race: Tanner Crary

Bond Auto Parts Hard Charger Award: Chris LaVair

Criss, Branham Score Modified Victories at Airborne