PLATTSBURGH — Ernie’s Discount Tools Modified driver Pat McGrail of Candiac, Quebec goes for his third straight Airborne win in tonight’s Aird Dorrance/UniFirst/Adirondack Hardware Night race card.
McGrail is already on a three-race win streak having won a DIRTcar Modified Series race in Lancaster June 26. It’s not just that McGrail has won the last three times out, it’s the way in which he’s done it.
Since bringing his damaged Fastenal No. 10 mount to Troyer Racecars owner Billy Colton for repair after a hard crash at Airborne, McGrail has quickly driven away from every car he’s passed.
“I began the season with the goal of winning the Airborne championship as a way to end my career,” the 51 year-old Mazda dealership owner said in victory lane last week. “Maybe I can do that, but when everything is going so good, it makes you think another year of racing wouldn’t be too bad.”
McGrail trails Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt. 426-404 in the Modified championship point standings. Stone, winner of the Modified Series 100 lap race at Airborne, has yet to finish out of the top ten this season.
Defending Key RD Trailer Sales Renegade champion Kevin Boutin of Fairfax, Vt. enters tonight’s action atop the point standings, 24 points up on Joe Warren of West Chazy. Next week the Renegades take the spotlight for the Aaron’s 100. The special event, paying $1,000-to-win, was created by promoter Mike Perrotte in recognition of the entertaining door-to-door action the division has provided on a weekly basis.
Grandstands open tonight at 4 p.m. Racing starts at
6 p.m. Adult admission $12, kids 12 and under admitted free.
1. Todd Stone, Middlebury, Vt. 426
2. Pat McGrail, Candiac, QC 404
3. George Foley, Vermontville 383
4. Aaron Bartemy, Champlain 367
5. Greg Atkins, Clintonville 363
6. Leon Gonyo, Chazy 362
7. Patrick Dupree 359
8. Andy Heywood, Morrisonville 342
8.Vince Quenneville, Brandon, Vt. 342
10.Maxime Viens, St-Cesaire, QC 340
Limited Late Models
1. Bucko Branham, Plattsburgh 351
2. Jamy Begor, Mooers 342
3. Robin Wood, Plattsburgh 341
4. Shawn Duquette, Morrisonville 311
5. Dave Rabtoy, Swanton, Vt. 286
6. Keith Pelkey, Clintonville 277
7. Brandon Atkins Ausable 275
8. Fred Lagoy, Cadyville 254
9.Michael Chagnon, Saranac 242
10.Jamie Atkins, Ausable 235
1. Nick Heywood, Plattsburgh 429
2. Lonnie Rivers, Cadyville 418
3. Jake Branham, Plattsburgh 392
4. Jamie LaFountain, Keeseville 375
5. Sebastien Fournier, St-Leonard 351
1. Kevin Boutin, Fairfax, Vt. 426
2. Joe Warren, W Chazy 402
3. Robert Gordon, Milton, Vt. 373
4. Rick Doner, Ausable 368
5. Jason McClatchie, Plattsburgh 367
1. Erick Sayles, Lake Clear 508
2. Jayson Criss, Plattsburgh 415
3. Josh LeClaire, Plattsburgh 367
4. Josh LaPorte, Peru 356
5. Mike Whalen, Saranac 344