Double features produce excitement on Peru Federal Credit Union/Econo Lodge Night
PLATTSBURGH, NY – Double features produced double excitement at Plattsburgh, NY’s Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, June 20, with plenty of hometown representation in victory lane for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere. The Modified, Renegade, and Mini-Modified divisions each ran a pair of feature races presented by Peru Federal Credit Union and Econo Lodge.
Plattsburgh’s Jayson Criss copped the second J&S Steel Modified win of his career in the opening 30-lap race. Criss, who has endured a roller coaster start to his season, was aided by a pair of restarts in the late stages of the race, and was able to steal the lead from Mike Wells at lap 21. From there, he was forced to hold off a charging Nick Heywood in the final laps for the victory. Wells finished third, followed by top rookie Danny Sullivan and Bucko Branham.
In the second Modified feature, Branham stole the show by coming from 12th starting position to take his first Airborne win of the year. Codie Aubin rebounded from a tough outing in the first race to finish second; he led the first 10 laps, then traded the lead twice more with Branham. Rookie Jim “Timex” Morgan earned his first podium finish in third place, with Heywood fourth for a 1-2-3-4 sweep for Plattsburgh drivers. Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY was fifth.