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Frenchman Roy Captures Airborne Modified Shootout II Special

Martin Roy
Martin Roy - Rick Young Photo

Plattsburgh, NYAugust 6, 2008 – By Tom Herzig, Airborne PR Director

Martin Roy of Napierville, Quebec took the lead from Tim McCreadie of Watertown, New York on lap 16 and went on to win the 75-lap Akwesasne Mohawk Casino DIRTcar Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Shootout II at Airborne Speedway on Wednesday.

Frenchman Roy, driving the Gamache Trucking No. 90, started fifth in the 26-car field and used lapped traffic to escape from McCreadie and Todd Stone. After two early cautions, the race ran green for 63 laps before a final caution on lap 67.

“I am so happy to win against racers like Tim McCreadie, Tim Fuller and Todd Stone,” Roy said. “The car was very good all night and never changed which was very good for me.”

Stone finished third at McCreadie’s bumper five car-lengths behind Roy. “He (Roy) was the best in the lapped traffic all night and deserved the win,” McCreadie said.

Airborne regulars Jason Durgan of Plattsburgh and Leon Gonyo of Chazy completed the top-five. Unoffically, positions 6-10 went to Aaron Bartemy, Patrick Dupree, Bobby Santos, Craig Reyell and Keith Flach.

Airborne points leader Mike Bruno, who won this event last year, demolished his car in a qualifying heat and did not make the Shootout field.

Roy had a full straightaway lead at the halfway mark, but was slowed by heavy traffic and soon had McCreadie, Stone and Gonyo close at hand. Stone eased under McCreadie for second for one lap before surrendering the spot back.

In companion events, Randy Martin of Plattsburgh was a dominant winner in the 25-lap Monster Energy Bomber feature while Butch Lamere of Plattsburgh won the NAPA Auto Parts Warrior main.

Airborne returns to its weekly racing schedule this Saturday at 6 p.m.

Airborne Speedway, August 6, 2008
Big-Block/Small-Block Modified Shootout II Finish (75 Laps):

1. Martin Roy, 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Todd Stone, 4. Jason Durgan, 5. Leon Gonyo, 6. Aaron Bartemy, 7. Patrick Dupree, 8. Bobby Santos, 9. Craig Reyell, 10. Keith Flach, 11. Francis McNeil, 12. Mike Reyell, 13. Chris Cayea, 14. Vince Quenneville Jr., 15. Jim McComb, 16. Spenser Rushlaw, 17. Adam Bartemy, 18. George Foley, 19. Tim Fuller, 20. Andy Heywood, 21. Woody Pitcat, 22. Jim Introne, 23. Andy Kane, 24. Ryan McLean, 25. Matt Woodruff, 26. Mark Lamberton.