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July 14, 2014

Therrien, Atkins share Airborne spotlight

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH – Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, Vt. and Brandon Atkins of AuSable Forks were ESPN 101.3 Late Model Twin 25 winners Saturday at Airborne Park Speedway.

Jessey Mueller of Olmstedville padded his Ernie’s Discount Tools 358-Modified point lead by retaking the lead from Leon Gonyo on lap 22 and driving off to his fourth win of the season.

Shawn Duquette of Morrisonville raced side by side with Jim McKiernan behind Brent Jarvis, who led the first 25 laps of the Key RD Trailer Sales Renegade feature, and took the lead with a strong move in the low lane to win for his first win and sixth top-5 finish in 2014.

“I knew the car was strong tonight, I was just waiting for the 32 (Jarvis) to slide up the track and leave an opening,” Duquette said.

CJ LaVair became the official winner of the Busch Mini Modified feature when Scott Richner failed tech inspection. Steven Bresette was the runner-up. Positions 3-45 went to Harold LaVair, Pete Blaney and Tyler Bresette.

The Ground Round Late Models were preparing for the $25,000-to-win American Canadian Tour (ACT) 200 which Airborne will host Sunday, July 20. Therrien, the 2013 ACT Rookie of the Year, took the lead from Bucko Branham and won the first 25-lap contest.

Atkins, who recently graduated from AuSable Valley High School, won the second “Twin 25” from the outside pole by holding off recent Thunder Road Governor’s Cup 150 winner Nick Sweet.

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