Clinton County Fair Demolition Derby July 13th 2024

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Kyle Coryea

Terry Martineau (0) and Kyle Doner (85) go back to back during one of the heats for the Stock Compact divisions and it folds the trunk of the Doner car right up. It would be the annual return of the Demolition Derby at the Clinton County Fair and there would be around 100 entries in the pits to part in everything from the lawn tractors to the Economy Full Size V-8 cars. They would run all the heat races in the afternoon session to set up the features and the last-chance qualifiers for the evening show. The first feature out of the box would be the van feature and when the smashing and crashing would slow down there would be two left running it would be a matchup between Alex Martin and Zach Rondeau and in the end the winner of the $1,000 would be Alex Martin. Then we would have the full-size trucks taking on the two modified v8 cars that showed up and in the end, there would be 2 going after the cold hard cash of $1,000 and it would be Eli Beshaw over Benjamin Kennedy for the win. Then we would have our new class the Economy Full Size cars with three entries and in the end they would keep it between the family as the Beshaw's would go after the first place trophy and prize money and the winner would be Tommy Beshaw. Then it would be onto the semi-stock compact car feature and there would be 9 cars entered in the end it would come down to a couple of cagey veterans with Allen Fountain and Terry Reno and in the end, Fountain would get his first feature win the $2,000 that goes with it. Then to finish the night it would be the Stock Compact feature which had 23 cars that qualified for it but only 14 were able to make the call they would put on a great show for about ten minutes for the crowd and in the end Zack Provost would get the win over Brandon Lamere and take home the hardware and $2,000. Most of these derby drivers will be back in action in a couple of weeks for the Franklin County Fair Demolition Derby on August 3rd. Gallery

into the front end loader
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Kyle Coryea

Cole Bridges (8) stuffs Jerry O'Connor (131) into the front loader in the corner of the track. Gallery

Clinton County Fair Demolition Derby July 13th 2024

Clinton County Fairgrounds
and were on top
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Kyle Coryea

Brandon Lamere (131) sticks on top of Robert Foley (69f) with a hard hit to the front of the car that road him right up on top of the hood folding it all back. It would be the annual return of the Demolition Derby at the Clinton County Fair and there would be around 100 entries in the pits to part in everything from the lawn tractors to the Economy Full Size V-8 cars. They would run all the heat races in the afternoon session to set up the features and the last-chance qualifiers for the evening show. The first feature out of the box would be the van feature and when the smashing and crashing would slow down there would be two left running it would be a matchup between Alex Martin and Zach Rondeau and in the end the winner of the $1,000 would be Alex Martin. Then we would have the full-size trucks taking on the two modified v8 cars that showed up and in the end, there would be 2 going after the cold hard cash of $1,000 and it would be Eli Beshaw over Benjamin Kennedy for the win. Then we would have our new class the Economy Full Size cars with three entries and in the end they would keep it between the family as the Beshaw's would go after the first place trophy and prize money and the winner would be Tommy Beshaw. Then it would be onto the semi-stock compact car feature and there would be 9 cars entered in the end it would come down to a couple of cagey veterans with Allen Fountain and Terry Reno and in the end, Fountain would get his first feature win the $2,000 that goes with it. Then to finish the night it would be the Stock Compact feature which had 23 cars that qualified for it but only 14 were able to make the call they would put on a great show for about ten minutes for the crowd and in the end Zack Provost would get the win over Brandon Lamere and take home the hardware and $2,000. Most of these derby drivers will be back in action in a couple of weeks for the Franklin County Fair Demolition Derby on August 3rd. Gallery

Lucky E Rodeo (IPRA.APRA): Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo July 9th 2024

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Evan Patrie

Nathan Santos would get bucked off the magic mike short of the 8 seconds into the fence as none of the three bull riders would be able to complete the eight seconds on this day. It would be the first Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo in association with the Lucky E Rodeo the International Pro Rodeo Association (IPRA) and the American Pro Rodeo Association (APRA) on the opening day of the 2024 Clinton County Fair. It would be a good crowd as they would show off eight disciplines of action from the Rodeo with the Bareback and Saddle Bronc Bucking, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Barrell Racing, and Bull Riding. The night would start off the Bareback Riding and there would be a tie on the night at 74 between Bucky Mealpine and Matthew Smith. Then we would be onto the Team Roping the win would go to the brother duo of Chase and Shawn Quinn as they would have the only clean run of the night at 7.3. There would be no winner on the night in the Saddle Bronc as there would only be one competitor on the night and there would be no winner as he would get bucked off. Then it would be the newest aspect of the rodeo breakaway roping for the ladies and the winner would be Pepper Cook with a time of 3.6. Then we would have some wrestling at the rodeo as the cowboys would wrestle the steers and the winner on the night would be Coy Dyer with one of the slowest runs you will see for the win with a 28.1. Then it would be the Tie Down Roping and the winner on the night would be Trent Turner with the time of 9.8. Then the leads would hit the arena for the second time with the Barrell Racing and the winner would be April McMasters. Then to finish the night it would be the popular bull riding and there would be three riders on the night but no one could last the 8 seconds so there would be no winner. Now we will wait to see if the Lucky E Rodeo and the second Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo will be back next year. Gallery

around the neck in tie down
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Evan Patrie

Mike Green shoots it around the neck in the tie-down roping off the calf for a time of 17.5.Gallery

Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo

Lucky E Rodeo Company
bucking bronco
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Kyle Coryea

Bucky Mcealpine lay right back as he was getting bucked down the arena and would tie for the win with a score of 74. It would be the first Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo in association with the Lucky E Rodeo the International Pro Rodeo Association (IPRA) and the American Pro Rodeo Association (APRA) on the opening day of the 2024 Clinton County Fair. It would be a good crowd as they would show off eight disciplines of action from the Rodeo with the Bareback and Saddle Bronc Bucking, Team Roping, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Barrell Racing, and Bull Riding. The night would start off the Bareback Riding and there would be a tie on the night at 74 between Bucky Mealpine and Matthew Smith. Then we would be onto the Team Roping the win would go to the brother duo of Chase and Shawn Quinn as they would have the only clean run of the night at 7.3. There would be no winner on the night in the Saddle Bronc as there would only be one competitor on the night and there would be no winner as he would get bucked off. Then it would be the newest aspect of the rodeo breakaway roping for the ladies and the winner would be Pepper Cook with a time of 3.6. Then we would have some wrestling at the rodeo as the cowboys would wrestle the steers and the winner on the night would be Coy Dyer with one of the slowest runs you will see for the win with a 28.1. Then it would be the Tie Down Roping and the winner on the night would be Trent Turner with the time of 9.8. Then the leads would hit the arena for the second time with the Barrell Racing and the winner would be April McMasters. Then to finish the night it would be the popular bull riding and there would be three riders on the night but no one could last the 8 seconds so there would be no winner. Now we will wait to see if the Lucky E Rodeo and the second Clinton County Fair Pro Rodeo will be back next year. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Imdependence Spectaular @ Airborne Park Speedway July 4th 2024

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Kyle Coryea

Nick Heywood (29) and Bucko Branham battle it out for the lead in the Firecracker 44 but in the end, it would be Nick Heywood getting the win and the two thousand dollars. It would be a jammed-packed night of racing at the Airborne Park Speedway with around 110 cars in the pits as we celebrate Independence Day and the 70th anniversary of the speedway. The J+S Steel Sportsman Modified would be the featured attraction on the night with the Firecracker 44 2k to win race along with the Pro Stocks 1k to win and the Renegades and Mini Stocks. The night would start with time trails for the Sportsman Modified and the fastest time would go to Donovan Lussier. Then there would be the heat races for the Sportsman Modified and the Pro Stocks and then onto the features. The first feature out of the box would be 1 of the 2 for Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and would see Glen Engstrom get the lead off the start but there would be a charger coming from mid-pack and get the lead and pull away as Speedy Bressette would get his second win on the season. Then next up would be the 9th State Cannabis Renegades 25 lap main and Travis Stokes would get the lead off the start but there would be a pair of cats that would come charging from the middle of the pack as Tylor Terry and Shawn Duquette would charge up putting a show on for the fans and in the end, Tylor Terry would get the win over Shawn Duquette and Bill Thwaits to finish off the top 3. Then we would have the Last Chance Qualifier for the Sportsman Modified would see 14 take the green and we would take 6 to the main and Evan Roberts would get the win over Craig Wholey, Anthony Warren, Eric Shaw, Matt Lavalley, Geoege Foley as they transfer to the main event. Then we would have the second feature on the night for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and we would keep it in the family as Steven Bressette would get the win over Rick Doner and Caleb Tourville. Next up would be the Pro Stocks 25 lapper with 1 thousand going to the winner. The race would take a pit to get going as there were a couple of early race accidents on the track but when things got settled out there would be a show-up front for the ages with Luke Horning and Marc Lalonde and when they crossed the line Cousin Luke would get the win by 12 thousand of a second. Then we would have the fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July as they would put on a great show for nearly 30 minutes. Then it would be time for the main event of the evening with the Sportsman Modified Firecracker 44 and the two thousand to win it would be a battle between the USA and Canada on this fourth of July and it would be between Nick Heywood and Gabriel Cyr and when the checkered flag flew it would be Nick Heywood for the win. Then the rains would fall ending the night before the Enduro could be run but that has been rescheduled for the August 10th show. The racetrack will be silent next week as they take the week off for the Clinton County Fair but they will be back racing July 18th. Gallery

three wide racing
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Kyle Coryea

We would have tight good racing in the Mini Stock feature as Kenny Tourville (42) Jake Fountain (22) and Brett Manor (50) take it three wide through the turn. Gallery

Independence Spectaular at Airborne Park Speedway July 3rd 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
photo finish
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Kyle Coryea

It would be a photo finish in the Pro Stock main as Luke Horning (2h) would beat out Mac Lalonde (8) by 12 thousand of a second for the win and the thousand-dollar paycheck. It would be a jammed-packed night of racing at the Airborne Park Speedway with around 110 cars in the pits as we celebrate Independence Day and the 70th anniversary of the speedway. The J+S Steel Sportsman Modified would be the featured attraction on the night with the Firecracker 44 2k to win race along with the Pro Stocks 1k to win and the Renegades and Mini Stocks. The night would start with time trails for the Sportsman Modified and the fastest time would go to Donovan Lussier. Then there would be the heat races for the Sportsman Modified and the Pro Stocks and then onto the features. The first feature out of the box would be 1 of the 2 for Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and would see Glen Engstrom get the lead off the start but there would be a charger coming from mid-pack and get the lead and pull away as Speedy Bressette would get his second win on the season. Then next up would be the 9th State Cannabis Renegades 25 lap main and Travis Stokes would get the lead off the start but there would be a pair of cats that would come charging from the middle of the pack as Tylor Terry and Shawn Duquette would charge up putting a show on for the fans and in the end, Tylor Terry would get the win over Shawn Duquette and Bill Thwaits to finish off the top 3. Then we would have the Last Chance Qualifier for the Sportsman Modified would see 14 take the green and we would take 6 to the main and Evan Roberts would get the win over Craig Wholey, Anthony Warren, Eric Shaw, Matt Lavalley, Geoege Foley as they transfer to the main event. Then we would have the second feature on the night for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and we would keep it in the family as Steven Bressette would get the win over Rick Doner and Caleb Tourville. Next up would be the Pro Stocks 25 lapper with 1 thousand going to the winner. The race would take a pit to get going as there were a couple of early race accidents on the track but when things got settled out there would be a show-up front for the ages with Luke Horning and Marc Lalonde and when they crossed the line Cousin Luke would get the win by 12 thousand of a second. Then we would have the fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July as they would put on a great show for nearly 30 minutes. Then it would be time for the main event of the evening with the Sportsman Modified Firecracker 44 and the two thousand to win it would be a battle between the USA and Canada on this fourth of July and it would be between Nick Heywood and Gabriel Cyr and when the checkered flag flew it would be Nick Heywood for the win. Then the rains would fall ending the night before the Enduro could be run but that has been rescheduled for the August 10th show. The racetrack will be silent next week as they take the week off for the Clinton County Fair but they will be back racing July 18th. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Kid's Rides Night @ Airborne Park Speedway June 27th 2024

battle for lead
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Kyle Coryea

After nearly two weeks off at the Airborne Speedway, the track would come back to life with Thursday Night Thunder with the track's four main divisions the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds, J+S Steel Sportsman Modified, 9th State Cannabis Renegades and the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks along with it being the popular rides night. After the heats and the last chance qualifiers were in the books it would be onto the features on the evening and the first one on tap for the night would be the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds for their 30-lap race it would take the race a little bit to get going as there would be a few early race cautions but when it did would see a battle up front between Justin Stone and Mike Mahaney and in the end the win would go to Justin Stone as it would be his first career win inside a 358 Modified. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified and there 25 lap race for most of the race it would be a battle between Charlotte Morin and Pat Miner but there would be caution as the teams were coming to the checkered and it would setup a 2 lap showdown and in the end they would not get a great start and the battle would be on between Donovan Lussier and Nick Heywood with Lussier coming out on top for the third time this season. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for 20 laps and see early season points leader Tylor Terry have a problem in the early portions of the race and get credited with a last-place finish. As for the race up front for the checkered flag, it would see Zack Daniels making a late race charge on Nathaniel Guay but it would come up short as Nathaniel Guay would get his second win of the season. Then to finish off the night it would be a pair of features for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks in the first feature it would be a battle up front between Rich Doner, Nick Harden, and Kris Clark with the win going to Doner for the first win of the season. Then in the second feature, it would be a wire-to-wire win for Caleb Tourville to finish the night. The track will be back in action on July 3rd with their Independence Day Spectacular as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of Airborne Park Speedway. Gallery

side by side
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Kyle Coryea

Rick Doner (1) and Kris Clark (77NY) battle side by side most of the night for the win in the A Main of the Mini Stock with Rick Doner getting his first win of the season. Gallery

Kids Ride Night at Airborne Park Speedway June 27th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
three wide racing
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Kyle Coryea

There would be three wide races in the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds as Chris Raabe (01) and Tim Fuller (19) would split Greg Atkins (1NY) as they battle inside the Top 5. After nearly two weeks off at the Airborne Speedway, the track would come back to life with Thursday Night Thunder with the track's four main divisions the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds, J+S Steel Sportsman Modified, 9th State Cannabis Renegades and the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks along with it being the popular rides night. After the heats and the last chance qualifiers were in the books it would be onto the features on the evening and the first one on tap for the night would be the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds for their 30-lap race it would take the race a little bit to get going as there would be a few early race cautions but when it did would see a battle up front between Justin Stone and Mike Mahaney and in the end the win would go to Justin Stone as it would be his first career win inside a 358 Modified. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified and there 25 lap race for most of the race it would be a battle between Charlotte Morin and Pat Miner but there would be caution as the teams were coming to the checkered and it would setup a 2 lap showdown and in the end they would not get a great start and the battle would be on between Donovan Lussier and Nick Heywood with Lussier coming out on top for the third time this season. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for 20 laps and see early season points leader Tylor Terry have a problem in the early portions of the race and get credited with a last-place finish. As for the race up front for the checkered flag, it would see Zack Daniels making a late race charge on Nathaniel Guay but it would come up short as Nathaniel Guay would get his second win of the season. Then to finish off the night it would be a pair of features for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks in the first feature it would be a battle up front between Rich Doner, Nick Harden, and Kris Clark with the win going to Doner for the first win of the season. Then in the second feature, it would be a wire-to-wire win for Caleb Tourville to finish the night. The track will be back in action on July 3rd with their Independence Day Spectacular as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of Airborne Park Speedway. Gallery

Dirt Track Racing: Drapeau Santantion Hebret Lawn Care Sportsman Modified Topless Night @ Airborne Park Speedway June 15th 2024

side by side for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Justin Williams (10w) and Pierre Oliver Trudel (3) battle for the lead as the Mod Lites make there return to take the track after five years away and Justin Williams would get the win. The Airborne Park Speedway would come back to life Saturday night after being quiet for the last two weeks and would it ever be alive as there would be six divisions on Dapeau Sanitation and Hebret Lawn Care Night with the Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Renegades, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds in action. After all the heat races on this long night of racing in front of a packed house, it would be onto the features. The first feature would be the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds and they would have 12 cars on track in their four divisions and the winners would be Jack Miller, Joe Rando, Merv Blackwell, and George Karl. Then it would be on the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on a topless night as they would go 30 laps for $1,200 to win on this night. The crowd favored Bucko Branham would get the early lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge coming from Nick Heywood and he would take the lead from the professor on this night. There would be a restart with about ten laps to go and it would be Heywood and Scarbrough on the front row they would go back and forth for a few laps but Joey Scarbrough would get around Heywood for his first win of the season and close the points to nine behind Nick Heywood in the early part of the season. Then next up it would be the return of the Mod Lites to Airborne as they return after five years and it would be a clinic up front by Justin Williams as he would get the 25-lap win over Pierre Oliver Trudel and Alex Forcier. Then it would be the first appearance of the season for the Pro Stocks and they would bring in 19 for there 25 lap event it would see Bastien Caron get the lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge from a local racer Zack Daniels to get the lead and he would hold the lead to the front stretch on the final lap when the caution would come out and set up a green white checker. With that green-white-checkered finish, it would be on between Burton Ward and Marc Lalonde, and going to the 3/4 corner on the first lap Ward and Lalonde would get under Daniels for the lead, and then the race would be onto the checkered and it would see Burton Ward get the win. Then it would be time for the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for there 20 lap event and it would take Josh Terry a short time to get up front for the lead and race with that the race would be on upfront between the family as brother Tylor would be right behind him battling for the win and the win would go to Josh Terry for his second win of the season. Then it would be onto the final division of the Mini Stocks and as normal there would be a pair of features for them on the night with 37 cars in the pits. First up would be there A feature for 15 laps and it would see Brett Manor get the early lead and from there he would hold off the charge from the father/son duo of Caleb and Kenny Tourville for his first career win. Then to finish off the night it would be the Mini Stock B Feature and it would see Steve Bressette charge from his 11th place starting position up to the win after he would be on his lid in his heat race to salvage the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will be back alive this Thursday night June 20th as all divisions will be in action along with it being kid's ride night. Gallery

on the restart
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Kyle Coryea

Burton Ward (28) and Marc Lalonde (8) battle for the lead on the green white checkered that would see Burton Ward edge him out for the victory. Gallery

Dampreau Santianon Hebret Lawn Care Sportsman Modified Toppless Night at Airborne Park Speedway June 15th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
checkered flags out
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Kyle Coryea

Joey Scarbrough (11VT) beats them to the checkered flag in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on Toppless night and brings home the $1,200 first-place check. The Airborne Park Speedway would come back to life Saturday night after being quiet for the last two weeks and would it ever be alive as there would be six divisions on Dapeau Sanitation and Hebret Lawn Care Night with the Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Renegades, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds in action. After all the heat races on this long night of racing in front of a packed house, it would be onto the features. The first feature would be the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds and they would have 12 cars on track in their four divisions and the winners would be Jack Miller, Joe Rando, Merv Blackwell, and George Karl. Then it would be on the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on a topless night as they would go 30 laps for $1,200 to win on this night. The crowd favored Bucko Branham would get the early lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge coming from Nick Heywood and he would take the lead from the professor on this night. There would be a restart with about ten laps to go and it would be Heywood and Scarbrough on the front row they would go back and forth for a few laps but Joey Scarbrough would get around Heywood for his first win of the season and close the points to nine behind Nick Heywood in the early part of the season. Then next up it would be the return of the Mod Lites to Airborne as they return after five years and it would be a clinic up front by Justin Williams as he would get the 25-lap win over Pierre Oliver Trudel and Alex Forcier. Then it would be the first appearance of the season for the Pro Stocks and they would bring in 19 for there 25 lap event it would see Bastien Caron get the lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge from a local racer Zack Daniels to get the lead and he would hold the lead to the front stretch on the final lap when the caution would come out and set up a green white checker. With that green-white-checkered finish, it would be on between Burton Ward and Marc Lalonde, and going to the 3/4 corner on the first lap Ward and Lalonde would get under Daniels for the lead, and then the race would be onto the checkered and it would see Burton Ward get the win. Then it would be time for the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for there 20 lap event and it would take Josh Terry a short time to get up front for the lead and race with that the race would be on upfront between the family as brother Tylor would be right behind him battling for the win and the win would go to Josh Terry for his second win of the season. Then it would be onto the final division of the Mini Stocks and as normal there would be a pair of features for them on the night with 37 cars in the pits. First up would be there A feature for 15 laps and it would see Brett Manor get the early lead and from there he would hold off the charge from the father/son duo of Caleb and Kenny Tourville for his first career win. Then to finish off the night it would be the Mini Stock B Feature and it would see Steve Bressette charge from his 11th place starting position up to the win after he would be on his lid in his heat race to salvage the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will be back alive this Thursday night June 20th as all divisions will be in action along with it being kid's ride night. Gallery

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