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: 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

American Racer North Series Presented by Higher Ground Dispensery @ Mohawk International Raceway June 13th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
for the top spot
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Matc Lalonde (8), Kevin Fetterely (57k), and Ian Bressette (5b) would battle for the lead as Lalonde would get the win in the end at the stripe. It would be the first-ever stop of the American Racer North Series at the Mohawk International Raceway. It would bring 38 of the best Small Block Modifieds in the region for their second stop on the tour in front of a packed house along with 27 Sportsman Modifieds for 1,200 to win and an automatic start in the Vermont 200 at Devils Bowls and 19 Pro Stocks. After the heat races were in the books it would be onto the mains for the evening and the first up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for 15 laps the winner on the night would be Camdin Cook as he would get around Bryan Tarbell during the midway point of the race for his first career win and Jacory Thompson would round out the top three. Next up would be the Sportsman Modified for 40 laps and a $1,200 win and the granutteed spot in Vermont 200 would be 40 laps caution. It would see Nick Heywood get the wire-to-wire win as he would ride it from his pole position to the win but the battle behind him would be fierce as there would be a pair of Canadians behind him going after the win as Tristan Ladoucer and Shane Pecore would be all over Heywood the whole. Then next up would be the main event of the evening the American Racer North Series as 30 358 Modifieds would go 60 laps as they went after the $3,200 first place check. The are would see David Hebert get the lead off the start of the race and be in a fight with track favorite Carey Terrance for the early lead. There would be some hard chargers coming from the lower part of the top ten and getting in the fight as Ryan Arbuthnot and Chris Raabe. There would be a single caution for the race and when the deck reraked the race would be on upfront behind Terrance Hebert Raabe and Arbuthnot for the win and in the end the win would go to Ryan Arbuthnot on a late race place of David Hebert but Chris Raabe would be hard-charging from the third place but just run out of time. Then it would be onto the Pro Stocks for 25 laps to finish off the night and what would turn out to be the race of the night as there was only one caution on the race as a racer came up short of making the pits. Still, the battle would be on upfront all race long between Burton Ward, Kevin Fetterly, Ian Bresette, and Marc Lalonde, and Fetterly and Lalonde would come across the line together as Lalonde would get the win by a nose. The Mohawk International Raceway will come back to life next Saturday Night June 22nd on Corner Convenience night with the Canadian Street Stock Challenge Gallery

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

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

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