Begor Holds Off Bushey, Wins Tiger Feature At Airborne
For Immediate Release AR35-070802
Plattsburgh, NY - - Jamy Begor of Mooers, NY became the seventh different Flying Tiger Sportsman winner in seven races Saturday night at Airborne Raceway. Begor swapped the lead with Jeremy Dewyea three times between restarts on lap 18 and lap 25. He took the lead to stay in the outside lane while Dewyea was slowed by a lapped car on the low side. Dewyea spun out of contention moments later after brushing against onrushing point leader Craig Bushey, who finished second, a car length behind Begor's Vaincourt Trucking & Oil Cutlass.
Bushey benefitted early when the field got shuffled by Adam Maynard's spin out at the front. He was fourth behind Dewyea, Begor and Mike Terry at the halfway mark, and third on the final restart with four laps to go.
John Langlois survived a t-bone collision with the Mike Terry machine to finish third. Defending Airborne Flying Tiger champion Jerry Winch raced from 21st to get fourth. A car length ahead of Joe Becker. Positions 6-10 went to Skip Liberty, George Wight, Chris Cayea, Bucko Branham and Mike Terry.
Dale Terry made it two in a row in the 20-lap True Value Renegade trophy dash. Todd Langlois made a bid on a lap 13 restart, but had to settle for second, a car-length ahead of Greg Wolcott, who caught Mike Wells late for third. Fifth went to Dan Ryea.
The red flag was out early in the Street Stock feature for David LaBelle of Morrisonville, NY who had to be cut out of his car after a rollover. LaBelle was taken to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital for observation and later released. Airborne officials plan to announce the schedule for completion of the race later this week.
The Late Models return to Airborne this Saturday for the $5,000-to-win Remington "4-10" Shootout and the Leo's Furniture 100, both of which were postponed by inclement weather earlier this season. The NAPA Flying Tiger Sportsmen, Street Stocks and Renegades will also be in action. Post time 7 pm. Gates open at 4 pm.