PLATTSBURGH, NY – Derrick McGrew Jr. picked up his first career DIRTcar Sportsman victory on Saturday night at Plattsburgh Airborne Speedway in the 30-lap feature event for the Poirier’s True Value Sportsman Modified division.
The 11-year-old Ballston Spa native had to fend off late challenges from Quebec veteran, Patrick Picotin. McGrew Jr. opened up the bottom lane on two occasions and Picotin looked underneath, but couldn’t complete the pass.
Picotin had to settle for the second spot, while Adam Pierson drove to third from the 15th starting spot. Lonnie Rivers and Jamy Begor finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
“I’m really happy to get this first win at Airborne,” McGrew Jr. said. “We have been busting our butts up here and I really have to thank Bucko and Tammy Branham for exposing us to the track.”
Jessey Mueller of Olmsteadville scored his first win of the season in the 30-lap Egglefield Ford 358-Modified feature. Mueller made a pass on lap-21 to get by Patrick Dupree and drive away to victory.
Dupree held on for second, while Chris Raabe drove to third. Jordan McCreadie and Dany Gagné completed the top five.
Pierre-Olivier Breault picked up his first win of the season for the Hartson Total Opening Pro Stock division. Marc Lalonde and Roch Aubin completed the top three.
The Ernie’s Discount Tools Super Stock division saw a first-time winner for the season, as Zack Daniels collected the checkered flag. Tylor Terry and Shawn Duquette completed the podium.
RJ Tressider won for the first time in the Novice Sportsman division and Josh LaPorte picked up his third win of the year in the Chris Frennier Motorsports Strictly Stock division.
358 Modifieds (30 Laps): JESSEY MUELLER, Patrick Dupree, Chris Raabe, Jordan McCreadie, Dany Gagné, Mike Mahaney, Matt Woodruff, Joey Scarborough, Jack Lehner, Steve Bernier, Greg Atkins, Lance Willix, George Foley-DNS, Ryan McLean-DNS
Sportsman (30 Laps): DERRICK MCGREW JR., Patrick Picotin, Adam Pierson, Lonnie Rivers, Jamy Begor, Connor Cleveland, Cory McCoy, Codie Aubin, Nick Heywood, Travis Bruno, Justin Severance, Jamie LaFountain, Jason McClatchie, Dylan Rabtoy, Jeffrey Lapalme, Jason Bruno, Tanner Forbes, Andy Heywood, Chris Cayea, Mike Wells, Brian McGinley, Bucko Branham, Devin Willis, Mike Palmer, Jack Speshock, Mike Phinney
Pro Stock (20 Laps): PIERRE-OLIVIER BREAULT, Marc Lalonde, Roch Aubin, Jocelyn Roy, Pascal Payeur, Bruno Cyr, Burton Ward, Jocelyn Chicoine, C.D. Beauchamp, Jay Fitzgerald
Super Stock (20 Laps): ZACK DANIELS, Tylor Terry, Shawn Duquette, Joe Daniels, Jared Blake, Dylan Rabtoy, Michael Daniels, Rolland Guay, Tyler Irwin, Cam Gadue, Tony Salerno, Mark Caron, Metal Man, Jim McKiernan, Josh Terry
Strictly Stock (15 Laps): Josh LaPorte, Caleb Tourville, Nathaniel Guay, Charles Mooney, Michael Daniels, Nathan Smart, Matt Leonard, Cody Agoney-DQ
Novice Sportsman (15 Laps): RJ TRESSIDER, Mark Fewster, Cody Meyers, Robert Laware, Cory Castell