Willix, Cayea Take DIRTcar Wins at Airborne

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Lance Willix picked up the checkered flag in the Be Cool Heating & Air Conditioning DIRTcar 358-Modified feature event at Airborne Speedway.

Willix was dominant, leading all 30 laps and setting the fastest lap time of the race. In the closing laps, Willix drove up on lapped traffic, which closed Chris Raabe to within a couple car lengths. Raabe made a bid to the outside, but couldn’t make it stick.

Willix drove onto the win while Raabe was challenged late by David Hebert. Raabe hung on for second, while Hebert settled for third. Carey Terrance and Todd Stone completed the top five.

Chris Cayea aced two restarts alongside Jamy Begor to drive to victory in the J & S Steel Sportsman feature. Cayea was dialed in on the outside groove and cruised to a comfortable margin of victory.

Gabriel Cyr worked his way up to the second position after working under Begor late in the race. Begor finished in third, while Joey Scarborough and Nick Heywood completed the top five.

The Hartson Total Opening Renegade division found a veteran racer scoring the opening night win. Shawn Duquette carefully executed the extreme inside line around the race track to complete his winning pass and drive to victory.

Josh Terry, running the number 65 in memory of his late uncle, Mike Terry, finished in second, while Jason Bogett made a late pass for third. Tylor Terry and Zack Daniels completed the top five.

In his first appearance at Airborne, Mike Arnold picked up the win in the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman division. Dale Gonyo Sr. and Rick Frenyea completed the podium.

Matt Lavalley picked up the victory in the Taylor Rental Street Stock division. Josh Laporte Jr., Ryan Senecal, Josh Laporte Sr. and Bill Doner finished in positions two through five.

Racing action resumes next weekend at Airborne Speedway. Stay tuned to airborne-speedway.com and on Facebook at Airborne Speedway for the latest news and information.

BE COOL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 358-MODIFIED FEATURE (30 Laps) LANCE WILLIX, Raabe, Hebert, Terrance, T. Stone, Mahaney, F. Roy, Desjardins, Racine, J. Stone, McCreadie, J. Roy, Woodruff, Corriveau, Gagné, Foley, Bilodeau, Lapalme, Mitchell, T. Atkins, Bublack, Scarborough, Meehan, Parent, Bernier, G. Atkins (DNS),

J & S STEEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 Laps) CHRIS CAYEA, Cyr, Begor, Scarborough, Heywood, Gonyo, Wholey, T. Bruno, Leonard, Fewster, Wright, Aubin, Branham, O’Brien, Swamp, Jock, LaFountain, Cook, Forbes, Rivers, Toohill, J. Bruno, Reeves, Hernandez, Phinney, Wells (DNS), Jalbert (DNS), Thompson (DNS)

HARTSON TOTAL OPENING RENEGADE FEATURE (25 Laps): SHAWN DUQUETTE, J. Terry, Bogett, T. Terry, Daniels, Irwin, Turner, Bombard, Sawyer, Rhoades, McKiernan, Thwaits, Guay, Pelkey, Stokes, Sartwell-Cornell, Mooney, Harnden (DNS)

NORTHERN BLACKTOPPING LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE (15 Laps): MIKE ARNOLD, Gonyo Sr., Frenyea, Morin, Dermody, Hernandez, Mallette, Leonard (DNS)