Story By: ROBBY KNOWLES / AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY – PLATTSBURGH, NY – Jamy Begor collected his first win of the season in the J&S Steel Sportsman 25-lap feature event at Airborne Speedway this past Saturday.
Begor dove to the inside of turn two and launched past Jason Bruno and Chris Cayea to go from third to first. Begor was solid the rest of the way and drove home to a comfortable margin of victory. DJ Gonyo rallied for a second-place finish, and Robert Delormier worked the outside groove to a third-place finish. Matt Leonard and Jason Bruno finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Nathaniel Guay filled a hole to make a three-wide move on lap-22 of the Hartson Total Opening Renegade 25-lap feature. Guay moved below Richie Turner and Tylor Terry to take over possession of the top spot. Terry tried a crossover move in turns one and two on the final lap and made it stick down the backstretch. Entering the third turn, Terry’s running room closed on the inside and he locked up his brakes to avoid contact with Guay, which eventually spun Terry’s car around. The field boxed up and drivers dodged high and low to avoid making contact with Terry’s 44 car.
The win marked the third of the season for Guay, while point leader, Zack Daniels raced to a second-place finish. Jason Bogett, Turner, and Rick Frenyea completed the top five.
Jake Fountain won for the second time is as many weeks in the Taylor Rental Street Stock division. Caleb Tourville finished a season best second-place, while Bill Doner completed the podium. Mat Parker and Greg Zindler Jr. completed the top five.
Drivers in the garage area, led by Bucko Branham and Travis Bruno, took a collection to show appreciation for the Street Stock division. $2,200 was collected and each driver in the division took home $110 in addition to their regular prize payout.
Olivier Boissonneault won the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman feature event in his first ever appearance in Plattsburgh. Xavier Delormier and Pryor Stacey completed the podium.
Racing action resumes at Airborne on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series 30-lap, $1,000 to win feature event will be completed, along with a 25-lap Renegade feature, 20-lap Street Stock feature, and an additional 25-lap bonus Sportsman feature to close out the night.
J&S STEEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 LAPS): JAMY BEGOR, Gonyo, Delormier, Leonard, J. Bruno, Cayea, Reeves, Forbes, T. Bruno, Rivers, Aubin, Castell, Branham, Bublack Jr., Fewster, Wright, Cook, Blaney, Hernandez, Toohill, Heywood, Snyder, Arquette
HARTSON TOTAL OPENING RENEGADE FEATURE (25 LAPS): NATHANIEL GUAY, Daniels, Bogett, Turner, Frenyea, J. Terry, Duquette, McClatchie, Sawyer, T. Terry, Irwin, Agoney, Stokes
TAYLOR RENTAL STREET STOCK FEATURE (25 LAPS): JAKE FOUNTAIN, C. Tourville, Doner, Parker, Zindler Jr., K. Tourville, Lagrave Jr., Lavalley, Smart, Marcheski, Laporte Jr., Engstrom, Brown, Laporte Sr., Cross, Goddeau, Bradley, Mooney, Jo. Fountain, Blake
NORTHERN BLACKTOPPING LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE (15 LAPS): OLIVIER BOISSONNEAULT, Delormier, Stacey, Jock, Gonyo, Hernandez, Lamica