Milton Drivers 1-2-3-4 in Airborne Flying Tiger Thriller
For Immediate Release AR41-072002
Plattsburgh, NY - - Jeremy Dewyea won a sensational Flying Tiger Sportsman 30-lap Durocher Auto Sales main event at Airborne Raceway Saturday with fellow Milton drivers John Hayes, David Warren and Bill Sawyer close behind. Dewyea started third in the Woods CRW Corp Olds Ciera No. 98 and quickly began a side-by-side duel with Harold LaVair for the lead. When he gained the top spot from on lap 10, he was wearing Hayes on his bumper. Warren arrived to make it a three-car race on lap 20. Sawyer and Doug Murphy, swapping positions back and forth themselves, closed late for a tight five-car finish.
"That's what good racing is about," said Dewyea. "John raced me as hard as he could, but he never touched me."
"I thought about one more try outside," Hayes said, "but I think Warren was the fastest one out here and I didn't want to chance it."
The second half of the top-10 in order, was Jamy Begor, Jason Bonnett, Joe Becker, Scott Payea and Craig Bushey. Double points were at stake in all events for all divisions and Becker overtook Craig Bushey to become the new point leader. Murphy was the Tiger semi-feature winner, two car lengths better than Bruce Talley and third-place Warren. Jason Bonnett, Warren and Steve Bennett won the Flying Tiger Sportsman heats
Bob Bushart of Morrisonville, NY won the Renegade 25-lap feature handily. Bushart inherited the lead when Todd Langlois hit a fluid spill and spun out of first place on lap 10. Bushart had his hands full with the Ryea brothers, Lee and Dan, and Dale Terry until they were scrambled by an out-of-shape backmarker on the white flag lap. The victory was the first ever for Bushart. Lee Ryea wound up in second, three feet ahead of Terry. Terry failed post-race inspection, which moved Dan Ryea, Brian McGinley and Dan Turner into positions 3, 4, and 5.
The Durocher Auto Sales Street Stock feature quickly turned into a two-car battle between Jamie Rabideau of Mooers Forks, NY and Swanton's Jeff Young. Rabideau drew away in the final five circuits for his second win of the year and the fifth of his career. Mike Seymour of Plattsburgh finished third. Jim Bushey was fourth. Rabideau's double-points win made him the new Street Stock leader.