Story By: ROBBY KNOWLES / AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY – PLATTSBURGH, NY – Fast. The only word needed to describe Zack Daniels’ number 30 car in the Hartson Total Renegade division on “Twin 20’s night” at Airborne Speedway.
Daniels started in the eighth position in the first feature and dead last in the second feature, but moved his way to the front in both events by the time the checkered flag was unfurled. In the second feature, Daniels restarted in the third position after a lap-17 yellow flag and found running room underneath Richie Turner and Tylor Terry to complete the sweep of the division for the night.
Turner was solid all night long, finishing with a pair of second-place trophies. Nathaniel Guay and Tylor Terry each had a third-place finish on the night.
“The Professor” Bucko Branham picked up his first win of the season in the J&S Steel Sportsman 25-lap feature event. Branham started outside the front row and nailed the initial start to lead the entire way. A late race restart paired the veteran against youngster, Beau Reeves, and Branham drove away. Reeves held on for the second spot, while Tanner Forbes drove to a third-place finish. Lonnie Rivers and DJ Gonyo finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Apparent Taylor Rental Street Stock winner, Jake Fountain had issues in post-race technical inspection. Second-place on-track finisher, Josh Laporte Sr. inherited the victory. The win marks the second in as many weeks for Laporte. Nate Smart and Bill Doner are credited with podium finishes, while Greg Zindler Jr., and Mat Lavalley completed the top five.
Mike McGinn scored his first career victory in the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman division. Dale Gonyo Sr. and Stephen Trembley completed the top three.
Racing action resumes at Airborne Speedway next Saturday when the Empire Super Sprints invade the Airborne 4/10 mile.
J&S STEEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 LAPS): BUCKO BRANHAM, Reeves, Forbes, Rivers, Gonyo, Wright, T. Bruno, Aubin, Racine, Delormier, Begor, Cayea, Thompson, Gray, Wells, Heywood, Fewster, Cook, Blaney, Bourey, J. Bruno, Toohill, Phinney, Leonard, Clair
HARTSON TOTAL OPENING RENEGADE FEATURE #1 (20 LAPS): ZACK DANIELS, Turner, Guay, T. Terry, Irwin, J. Terry, Duquette, McClatchie, Bogett, Stokes, Rhoades, Agomey, Frenyea, Sawyer
HARTSON TOTAL OPENING RENEGADE FEATURE #2 (20 LAPS): ZACK DANIELS, Turner, T. Terry, Duquette, J. Terry, Irwin, Guay, Frenyea, Stokes, Rhoades, McClatchie, Bogett, Agoney, Sawyer (DNS)
TAYLOR RENTAL STREET STOCK FEATURE (15 LAPS): JOSH LAPORTE SR., Smart, Doner, Zindler Jr., Lavalley, Laporte Jr., Harnden, Blake, K. Tourville, Engstrom, Parker, Goddeau, Mooney, Nelson, C. Tourville, Cross, Bradley, Bosley, Vallance (DNS), Jo. Fountain (DNS), Ja. Fountain (DQ)