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Roy wins second straight, gains Airborne Speedway’s point lead

Modified winner Martin Roy, center, receives the winner's trophy from Della Auto Group at Airborne Speedway last weekend.

Modified winner Martin Roy, center, receives the winner's trophy from Della Auto Group at Airborne Speedway last weekend.

— Defending Ernie's Discount Tools Modified champion Patrick Dupree began the night as the point leader, but he suffered electrical problems in his heat race and started at the rear of the field in a back-up car that was soon sidelined with a broken panhard bar.

Roy now leads Dupree 460-448 with three point races remaining. Foley is in third place another 14 points back.

Robin Wood, Jamy Begor and Bucko Branham finished nose to tail in the J&S Steel Sportsman feature. Wood took the lead on a Lap-10 restart and drove to his sixth win. Nick Heywood and Dave Rabtoy finished 4-5. Earlier, Begor won the six-lap $250-to-win Sportsman “Dash for Cash.”

Point leader Kevin Boutin of Fairfax, VT held off Robbie Favreau to win the Renegade feature. The pair traded the lead several times while running door to door - Boutin inside, Favreau outside. Lance Rabtoy was a close third. Josh Allen and Robert Gordon were next in line. The Renegade “Dash for Cash” was won by Josh Terry of Morrisonville.

Erick Sayles of Lake Placid took the Mini Modified checkers with Kris Clark of Keeseville a car-length away. Josh LaPorte finished third after swapping the position three times with point leader Speedy Bresette, who placed fourth. CJ LaVair was fifth. The win was Sayles’ fourth of the season.

Curtis Lagrave Jr. of Plattsburgh won the Busch Bomber feature.

This Saturday, Aug. 13, the J&S Steel Sportsman take the spotlight for the 2nd annual “4-20’s” event. Each 20-lap sprint pays $500-to-win. The overall winner – lowest combined finishes total – will earn an additional $500.

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