Frenchie's Chevy Memorial Cup @ Mohawk International Raceway May 25th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
side by side for the lead
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Preston Forbes (45R) and Carey Terrance (66) battle for the win in the second twin 20 at Memorial Cup as Terrance was going for the sweep on the night but it would end with Forbes getting his first-ever 358 Modified win. It would be the second week of racing at the Mohawk International Raceway and it would be time for the Memorial Cup presented by Frenchie's Chevy that would see twin 20s with the side panels for the small block modifieds along with regular racing in the other divisions on the night with 74 cars in the pits. Racing would start about an hour late as there would be a pesty rain about when we were supposed to start, but when the cars got out, it made for a fast track. There would be great racing throughout the night. After the heat races were done it would be onto the main and first out of the box would be the small block modifieds in their first of the twin 20's and it would see Carey Terrance go wire to wire for the victory but Tyler Meeks and Preston Forbes would finish out the top three with a good fight. Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15-lap main and it would see Kyle Reif get his first-ever win but there would be a great fight up front most of the race between him and Kobe Hernandez as they went after the win and finishing the top three would be Bryan Tarbell. Then it would be onto the Sportsman Modified 25 lap main and we would have a family affair fight at the top between the Gauvreau's as it would be father and son Cedric and Eric going after the win and on this day the son Cedric would get the win. and Tristan Ladouceur would round out the top three. Then we would have the second twin 20 for the small block modifieds and this time there would be a side-by-side battle up front between Carey Terrance and Preston Forbes and this time the win would go to Preston Forbes for his first-ever 358 Modified career win and there would be excited and emotional victory lane. and rounding out the top three would be Jordan McCreaddie. Then it would be onto the Pro Stock 20 lap main and with a late race caution it would set up a great finish as they would come across the line three wide and getting the win by a bumper would be Dakota Sharp for his first career win over Burton Ward and Sid Harmer. Then it would be onto the last race of the night for 10 laps in the mini stock division and would see a battle up front between Francis White and Tony Frezzo and on this day the win would go to Tony Frezzo. The track will return to life next Saturday night with all five divisions in action again on Three Feathers Cafe night n June 1st. Gallery

Hometown Heroes at Airborne Park Speedway May 23rd 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
on the charge
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Fire Swamp (88) on the charge through the field as he would pass Codie Aubin (7) for fourth on his way to the win in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified win. It would be the third week of racing from the Airborne Park Speedway and it would be Hometown Heroes Night as any first responder or law enforcement personnel would get in free for the night to watch all four of the weekly divisions with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, Renegades and the Mini Stocks in action with 100 cars in pits. After all the qualifying races were done first up would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modified. It would start with Tanner Siemons getting the lead at the start of the race and riding the top. Still, Felix Roy would keep digging on the bottom and take the lead around lap ten, and from there he would just keep pulling away for the win rounding out the top three would be Tim Fuller and George Foley as for the hard charger that would go to Jeremy Roy as he would come up ten spots to seventh on the night. The next up would be J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 25-lap event and it would see Craig Wholey take the lead at the start of the race. Still, there would be a fire brewing behind him as Fire Swamp would come up from his 9th-place starting position to take the lead in closing laps to get his first win of the season at the Big A, and Wholey and Branham would round out the top three. Joey Scarbrough would be the hard charger on the night as he would come up from his 20th starting spot to get a top five on the night. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for their 20-lap event and it would see Josh Terry get the wire to wire victory. Still, it would be not without competition as his brother Tylor Terry would be on his bumper for most of the evening and would complete a Terry Brothers 1-2, and last week's winner Nathaniel Guay would round out the top three. There would be a four-way tie for the hard charger on the night as Tylor Terry, Nathaniel Guay, Shawn Duquette, and Bill Thwaites would all move up five spots on the day. Then it would be onto the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks for their split mains and the A main would start with a bang as on lap two there would be a multi-car pile up on the front stretch with cars withstanding heavy damage as for the racing Bill Doner would have the early lead on the night but there would be a hard-charging 94 of Ryan Senecal that would come up from his 12th place starting position to take the lead in the closing laps of the race for the win and rounding out the top three would be Greg Zindler and Kenny Tourville and Senecal would also be your hard charger. As for the B Main, it would be a wire to wire victory for Jason Bradley in the 6-lap dash race. Next week the Airborne Park Speedway will be alive with its biggest show of the year on May 30th with the first-ever appearance of the Short Track Super Series and the Airborne Invasion 70 which will bring the biggest big block Modifieds in the northeast to the Airborne half mile along with the Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades and Mini Stocks. Gallery

Sovereign Cannabis Season Openner @ Mohawk International Raceway May 18th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
side by side for the lead
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Sid Harmer Jr (690) and BlaIyne Nichols (22b) battling for the lead in the Clyde Slingers Pro Stock 35 $1,000 win event that would see Harmer get the win in the end. t would be the 37th season opener at the Mohawk International Raceway brought to you by Sovereign Cannabis and all five of their weekly divisions would be in action with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stock, Limited Sportsman Modifieds, and the Mini Stocks with 93 cars in the pits. After all the qualifying races were done on the night it would be onto the mains and the first one out of the box would be the mini stocks for 15 laps and there would be a side-by-side battle up front for most of the night between CJ LaVair and Tony Frezzo for the win and when they came across the line it would be Frezzo by a half a car for the win. The next up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15 laps 11 car affair Keith Pelkey would have the lead at the early start of the race but when an early caution came out for a spin it would set up the restart with him and Matt LaValley. Off the restart, they would go side by side for a few laps but then Matt LaValley would get the lead and just keep pulling away slightly for the win and get his first career Mohawk International Raceway. Then next up would be the main event of the evening with Clyde Slingers Pro Stock Series race for 35 laps $1,000 to win and there would be 29 cars that would take the green flag and Blayne Nichols would get the lead off the start and would hold it for the few laps until there was a caution for Kevin Featherly trying to climb the backtretch wall. Then off the restart, the battle would be on upfront between Blayne Nichols and Sid Harmer Jr and Harmer would find an opening on the bottom and hammer down the lead and win, and rounding out the top three would be Dakota Sharp and Marc Lalonde. Then we would have the 358 Modifieds with their 21 cars and 30 lap event and would see Joey Ladoucer get the lead off the start. However, the lead would be short-lived as the battle up front would be between Cary Terrance and Tim Fuller, and in the end, Fuller would win with Terrance second and Louis Jackson Jr finishing out the top three. Then it would be time for the last night race with the Sportsman Modified 19 car 25 lap event that would go caution-free. Although the action up front would be fast and furious with Tristan Ladoucer getting the lead at the start. But the battle up front would be a classic between Ontario and Quebec, with Cyr and Gauvreau tight close racing trading the lead back and forth and seeing Cedric Gaurveau win over Gabriel Cyr and Cory Castell for the top three. The track will be back in action next Saturday night with the traditional Memorial Cup and the main event on the evening will be twin 20's for the 358 Modifieds. Gallery

Weekly Racing Rond #2 Renegade Special at Airborne Park Speedway May 16th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
battle for the lead
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Chris Raabe (01) and Justin Stone (15x) battle for the lead for the restart and would see Chris Raabe get the win. It would be the second week of Thursday Night Thunder and the big event of the tab would be Renegade 30 lapper for $500 to win as it would be another packed night in the pits with around 110 cars in the pits. After all the heat races were run the first feature of the night on tap would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modifieds for 30 laps and the early leader would be Justin Stone off the start of the race and hold it for the first portion of the race but there would be charger and past track champion Chris Raabe that would get around him around the midpoint of the race and would hold on there for his first win on the season and the hard charger on the night would be Preston Forbes that would gain 11 spots for the top ten finish. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified up for there 25 lap event that would see a full field of 32 cars take the green and just like last week it would be the Donovan Lussier show as he would start on the front row and just walk away from the field and capture his second straight win on the season and finishing out the top three would be Joey Scarbrough and Travis Bruno. Then it would be time for the main event of the weekend as it would be the 30-lap $500 to win 9th state Canabais Renegade feature and it would see an early race battle between Shawn Duquette and Richie Turner until Turner would get loose coming off one of the corners and end up in the infield. Then off the restart the race will be on up front between Shawn Duquette and Nathaniel Guay and in the late stages Guay would start pull away but it would be not without drama as a backmarker would turn to pull off with Guay right behind him slam on the brakes to narrowly avoid him. From there though Guay would hold on to scoire the win and the $500 first-place check. Then to finish off the night would be the Moore's Recycling Mni Stocks with their splits features. In the first feature, it would see Caleb Tourville start on the front and take the lead but the lead would be short-lived as Steven Bressette would take the lead and from there cruise to the checkered flag for the win. Then in the second feature, it would see a crowd favorite get his first career win as Chuck Mooney would wheel the popular mystery machine around for the win to close the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will come back to life next Thursday with Hometown Hero night as we honor the military and first responders as they will get free admission to the races with all four divisions on tap again. Gallery

St. Lawrence Larries @ Plattsburgh Hornets May 13th 2024

Section X Boy's Lacrosse
shots and scores
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Shamus Bibeau (9) rifles the shot on the net and past the defender. It would be Section X Boy's Lacrosse as the Plattsburgh Hornets would host the St. Lawrence Larries in their regular season home finally from the Stafford Middle School. The game would start close and low scoring as the Hornets would have the 3-2 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the game would stay evenly matched and low scoring as the Hornets would have the 2-1 quarter and take the 5-3 lead at the intermission. When the teams would return for the second half the Hornets would still be just slightly better as it would be another 2-1 quarter and take the 7-4 lead into the fourth quarter. In that fourth quarter, the Hornet's defense would go right into shutdown mode as they won the quarter 4-0 and took the 10-4 win. In the win, the Hornets go to 9-3 as they head into their season finale on the road against the Colton Pierrepont Colts. As for the St. Lawrence Larries, they have a pair of games left as they will play Massena and Saranac Lake Placid as they look to finish above 500 on the season. Gallery

Malone Huskies @ Plattsburgh Hornets May 11th 2024

Section X Boy's Lacrosse
goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Declan Baker (13) with the shot and the low corner goal past Malone's David Carr (30) as the Hornets get the 19-3 lead. We would have Section X Boy's Lacrosse action as the Plattsburgh Hornets would host the Malone Huskies on Senior Day for the Hornets and the kids would get a treat on the day as they would get to play on the Plattsburgh State turf field. Heading into the game the Hornets would have two games left on the regular season and already have the division clinched so they would make sure all the seniors would get plenty of playing time. In the first quarter, the Hornets would show they were in control of the game as they would have a 5-0 quarter. In the second quarter, it would be more of the same and they would have another 5-0 quarter and take a 10-0 lead into the halftime break. When the teams returned for the third quarter the Huskies would show some life and try and make a game of it but the Hornets would be up to the challenge as the times would tie for the quarter at 3 and the Hornets would take a 13-3 lead into the fourth quarter. In that fourth quarter, the Hornets would put the icing on the cake as they would have a 6-0 quarter and secure the 19-3 win. In the winning effort, the Hornets go to 8-3 on the season as they go into their last home game against St. Lawerence on Monday. As for the Malone Huskies, they are still looking for their first win as they go to 0-11 on the season. Gallery

70th Season Openner Leon Gonyo Memorial at Airborne Park Speedway May 9th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
the top three finishers
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

It would be the top three of the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 with Tim Fuller (middle) the winner, Mario Clair (left) second and Felix Roy (right) third as they pose for their podium picture. It would be the start of the 2024 racing season from the Airborne Park Speedway and it would start with a whole new management crew as Mike Bruno and crew from Devils Bowl Speedway would now be running the track. They would start the 70th year of racing from the Airborne Park Speedway with the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 lap 358 Modified race with $4,444 going to the winner and the Sportsman Modified would have 30 laps and $1,200 to win. Also in action would be the Renegades, Limited Sportsman Modified, and the Mini Stocks as there would be around 110 cars in the pits to get the season going. After the dust had settled from the heat races it would be off to the features on the night and it would start with the big one the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 for the 358 Modified and would see Adam Pierson and Tim Fuller starting on the front and after a few early counts in the first 5 laps of the race it would be smooth sailing the rest of the way but that doesn't mean there wasn't battles all over the track for position. We would see Tim Fuller making a rare start at Airborne Park Speedway getting the win over a hard-charging Mario Clair that would see him come from ninth to second and rounding out the top three would be Felix Roy. Then we would have the Sportsman Modified going for $1,200 over thirty laps it would start with a battle upfront between Donovan Lussier and Gabriel Cyr but it would slowly see Lussier pull away for the win and Fire Swamp would round out the top three as he was trying to go back to back after winning at Devils Bowl last weekend in there season opener. Then we would have the Renegades for 20 laps and Travis Stokes and Levi Bombard would start on the front row but after an early race incident that would see them both restarting in the back after a spin. We would have a hard-charging Tylor Terry get the win as he came from tenth to win but it would not be without a battle between second-place finisher Nathaniel Guay as they would go side by side for many laps at the front and it would see Tylor's brother Josh Terry come from the 11th starting position to get the third place finish on the night. Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified for 20 and it would see Keith Pelkey go wire to wire for the win in his first-ever start in the division. The night would finish with a pair of features for the mini stocks as it would start with Nick Harden getting the win over Rick Doner in a tight battle along with Speedy Bressette in third. Then in the second feature, it would be Josh Blake who would get the win over JP Corrow and Kyle Hart to finish off the night of racing. The Thursday night Thunder show will return next week as the Renegades will be the main attraction with an extra distance race and $500 to win also in action will be the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, and the Mini Stocks on May 16th. Gallery

Potsdam Sandstoners @ Plattsburgh Hornets April 25th 2024

Section X Boy's Lacrosse
stick save
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Potsdam's Bryan Dillon (8) with the stick on the shot from Plattsburgh's Hayden Lozier (4) as the Sandstoners get the 7-5 win. It would be a matchup inside Section X Boy's Lacrosse as the Plattsburgh Hornets from Division 2 would host the Potsdam Sandstoners from Division 1 as the teams have reached the season's halfway mark. It would be a defensive tilt from both teams as it would be a low-scoring half as the Sandstoners would have the 3-1 lead at the end of the first half. When the teams returned for the third quarter the Sandstoners would get a pair of goals and make it a 5-1 game as they entered the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Hornets would do everything they could to prevent being upset as they would have a four-goal quarter but the Sandsstoners would answer back with a pair of goals to give the Sandstoners the 7-5 win. In the winning effort, the Sandstoners go to 3-5 on the season and are back in action Saturday as they play the Colton Pierrepont Colts. The Plattsburgh Hornets fall to 5-2 on the season and will look to get back in the winning way with a game at Massena on Monday evening. Gallery

Colton Pierrepont Colts @ Plattsburgh Hornets April 23rd 2024

Section X Boy's Lacrosse
jump shot goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Plattsburgh's Chase Laravia (21) with the jump shot for the goal over a pair of defenders for the Colton-Pierrepont Colts as the Hornets get the 20-5 victory. It would be Section X Lacrosse action from the Stafford Middle School in Plattsburgh as the Plattsburgh Hornets would be hosting the Colton-Pierrepont Colts in a mid-season affair as it would be a battle of one lose teams to see who would take control of the Division II lead. The game would start with both teams trading the lead back and forth in the first quarter and the Hornets would lead 4-3 after the first quarter. However, from there, the Hornets would take complete control of the game as they would go on a 16-2 run to finish the game and get the 20-5 victory. In the winning effort, the Hornets would take the Division's lead as they approach the midway part of the season at 5-1 as they head into their next match with the Potsdam Sandstoners on Thursday. As for the Colton-Pierrepont Colts, they fall to 2-2 on the season as they will play Saranac Lake/Lake Placid on Wednesday as they look to stay in contention in the standings. Gallery

Brockport State Golden Eagles @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals March 20th, 2024

SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse
jump goal
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Brockport State's Nick Askin (8) with the jump shot for the goal as part of a five-goal game in the 17-9 Eagles win. It would be SUNYAC Men's Lacrosse from the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse as the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would play the Brockport State Golden Eagles and it would be a senior day as the Cardinals would end their home portion of the season. The Eagles would start on fire and jump out to the 6-3 lead scoring for the Cardinals would be John Eiseman (twice) and Cam Morin. In the second quarter the Eagles would extend their lead with a 3-1 quarter and take a 9-4 lead into the half scoring for the Cardinals would be Donald Woods. In the third quarter the Golden Eagles would take control of the game with a 5-1 quarter and take a 14-5 lead scoring for the Cardinals was Logan Vilardi. In the fourth quarter the Golden Eagles would put the final touches on the Cardinals with a 5-2 quarter scoring for the Cardinals would be Cam Morin and John Eiseman as the Golden Eagles get the 19-7 win. The Cardinals would fall to 4-10 on the season as they have two road games left. Gallery

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