Airborne Speedway puts bounty on Roy - then rains out

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH - Airborne Speedway promoter Mike Perrotte posted a $250 bonus for any Ernie's Discount Tools Modified competitor that could end defending track champion Martin Roy's win streak, but rain forced postponement of the night's racing Aug. 21.

The bounty will carry over to the "topless" Modified card this Saturday, Aug. 28. All Modified roofs are removed to replicate the early era of open-wheel stock car racing and the Modifieds' sprint car roots.

Roy has won the last three races including a Tri-Track Series 100 event. He has six victories in all this season, tops in the division. He is second in the championship point standings, trailing only Patrick Dupree of Saranac Lake.

Dupree surely found the bounty offer interesting. He has five wins this year himself and has finished second to Roy the last two times out.

Perrotte stipulated Roy has to still be running when the race ends for the winner to collect the bonus.

Close point battles in the J&S Steel Sportsman and Versatile Trailer Sales Renegades resume this Saturday. Bucko Branham leads Robin Wood 527-524 in his Sportsman three-peat bid. Kevin Boutin of Swanton, Vt., leads Lonnie Rivers of Cadyville by two points in the Renegade division. Lance Rabtoy of Fairfax, Vt., trails Boutin by 12 points.

This Saturday night's card, sponsored by Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Rent-A-Wreck and Warren Tire, includes race car rides for kids beginning at approximately 5:40 p.m. Qualifying heats begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Airborne Point Standings


1. Patrick Dupree, Saranac Lake 669

2. Martin Roy, Napierville, QC 577

3. Leon Gonyo, Chazy 528

4. Don Scarborough, Brandon, Vt. 506

5. Greg Atkins, Clintonville 502


1. Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh 527

2. Robin Wood, Plattsburgh 524

3. Jamy Begor, Mooers 472

4. Shawn Duquette, Morrisonville 468

5. Tylor Terry, Morrisonville 430


1. Kevin Boutin, Swanton, Vt. 470

2. Lonnie Rivers, Cadyville 468

3. Lance Rabtoy, Fairfax, Vt. 458

4. Robert Gordon, Milton, Vt. 433

5. Keith O'Neill, Mooers 413


1. Rick Doner, Ausable Forks 544

2. Speedy Bresette, Peru 446

3. Kris Clark, Keeseville 442

4. Jamie LaFountain, Keeseville 432

5. Justin Doner, Keeseville 422


1. Josh Durivage, West Chazy 520

2. Scott Richner, Rouses Point 516

3. Bill Joyal, Ausable Forks 511

4. Cody Meyers, Plattsburgh 472

5. Josh LaPorte, Peru 459

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