Martin Roy remporte un deuxième titre dans la division Modifié sur asphalte à Airborne Speedway de Plattsburgh, NY.
Martin Roy wins a second asphalt modified championship at Airborne Park in Plattsburgh, NY.
Bucko Branham le gagnant.
Bucko Branham the Sportsman winner.
Max Pelletier a terminé 2e.
Max Pelletier finished 2nd.
Jocelyn Gagnon a terminé 3e.
Jocelyn Gagnon finished 3rd.
Martin Roy qui devait terminer 15 positions devant George Folley pour remporter le titre a livré la marchandise. C'est un deuxième titre à la piste pour Roy en trois ans.
Martin Roy had to finish 15 positions ahead of George Folley to win the championship... he did just that to win his second title in three years.
8 québécois dans le groupe de 28 pilotes.
8 Quebec drivers in the field of 28 drivers.
Dans l'autre finale de 50 tours, 8 québécois sont venus se mesurer aux pilotes américains. Tout un spectacle nous a été offert par les pilotes du Québec qui "tricotaient" entre les voitures des américains qui étaient désavantagées avec leur pneus de 7 pouces contre ceux de 8 pouces pour les québecois.
In the other 50-lap feature, 8 Quebec drivers showed up to battle it up with the American drivers. Quite a show they put up as they sliced thru the field of Americans who were handicapped with 7 inch tires vs 8 inch tires for the Quebec drivers.
Local Airborne driver, Bucko Branham, also drove quite a race, also on the 8 inch tires, to win the feature.
Stéphane Aubin, Max Pelletier, Jean-Françcois Bouvrette, Martin Goulet, Steve Lagacé, Jocelyn Gagnon, Marc-Antoine Demers and Sébastien Joseph all started at the rear of the 28 car field.
It was impressive to see the Quebec racers slice thru to get to the front. Pelletier, Aubin, Bouvrette and Goulet did slightly better.
With six laps to go, 5 Quebec drivers were in the top 6. Unfortunately, with two laps to go, under a restart Aubin got together with a lap car... only for Bouvrette to ram him. Night was over for both of them after being so close... They were 3rd and 4th on the track.
Max Pelletier gave it all he had to get around leader Bucko Branham, but the later was just too fast for Pelletier. "On the last restart, I had hoped to get up to him, but the carb bogged as we came for the green. I would have done anything to destabilize him for the lead." said Pelletier who finished second.
"I loved running on 8 inch tires. It was alot more fun to run on. I gave up a second place in the Championship to go for the win tonight when I adopted the 8 inch tires. I can't wait to do it again" said Branham.
Aubin finished the race with a perforated radiator and a broken cenerlink. Bouvrette had right front suspension damage. Lagacé who was running second appears to have ran out of gaz. Demers was involved in an accident. Quebec drivers finished in the following order: Pelletier (2nd), Gagnon (3rd), Joseph (4th), Aubin (-2 laps), Bouvrette (-2 laps), Lagacé, Goulet and Demers.
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