Wood, Begor point battle heating up
PLATTSBURGH – Jamy Begor of Mooers goes after his third consecutive Adirondack Water Limited Late Model win tonight at Airborne Park Speedway as a part of the Mold-Rite Plastics/Choice Furniture card that includes Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds Limited Late Models Mini Modifieds.
Begor’s surge has brought him within four points of division leader Robin Wood, who has three wins this season. Both drivers are well-sponsored veterans, who are no strangers to championship stretch runs.
A restart with five laps remaining set up Begor’s last win — his 15th since 2000 (Wood has 34) — which required a rally from the rear of the field after getting turned around six laps into the race.
Danny Sullivan of Morrisonville and defending Limited Late Model champion Bucko Branham of Plattsburgh are also in the title chase. Sullivan is third in points, 34 points shy of Begor and four ahead of Branham.
Defending Ernie’s Tools Modified champion Todd Stone, winner of last weekend’s Twin 50s event, enjoys a comfortable lead atop the Modified standings. Leon Gonyo, Kris Vernold, Patrick Dupree and Jessey Mueller are closely bunched in positions 2-5.
Adult admission tonight is $10. Post time 6 p.m.
Limited Late Model standings
1, Robin Wood 432, 2, Jamy Begor 428, 3, Danny Sullivan 394, 4, Bucko Branham 390, 5, Shawn Duquette 366, 6, Larry Underwood 360, 7, Brandon Atkins 350, 8, Dave Rabtoy 348, 9, Dylan Payea 338, 10, Chris Frennier 286.
Free kids wrestling clinic Aug. 3
PLATTSBURGH — A free wrestling clinic will occur at the Lifelong Fitness Center on 21 Weed Street Aug. 3.
All children five years old and up are welcome regardless of skill level and experience.
Kids should have shorts, a t-shirt, clean sneakers and an extra t-shirt.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the clinic from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Co-ed volleyball tournament Aug. 24
CHAMPLAIN — VFW Post 1418 will be hosting a co-ed volleyball tournament Aug. 24, rain or shine.
The entry fee is $60 per team, while deadline to register a team is Aug. 8.
For more information or to sign up a team, call 593-2310.
ALS Raising Hope Golf Tournament results
PLATTSBURGH — The ALS Raising Hope Golf Tournament winners have been announced.
1, Gary Finney, Ron McGee and Bob Dandrow, 2, Gail Douglas, Ron Douglas, William Hickey and John Hickey, 3, Dan Hoey and Tyler Hoey.
Longest Drive: Cory Pulsifer.
Closest to the pin: Kathleen Everleth and Gary Finney.
North Country Cancer Fund tourney Aug. 17
ROUSES POINT — The North Country Cancer Fund has rescheduled its Annual Golf Tournament that was to be held in June to Aug. 17. The tournament will have a noon shotgun start at North Country Golf Club. The cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members.
AC North offering Non-Contact Hockey
PLATTSBURGH — The Ameri-Can North Sports Center is offering Non-Contact Hockey for area high school/bantam players. The one-hour sessions will be on the following Sundays; Aug. 4, 18 and 25 and Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. All sessions are from 7 to 8 p.m. and are $10 per player. To reserve a spot, call Jamie at 569-7524 or 561-7672.
Senior Golf Championship Aug. 8 in Massena
MASSENA — The Northern New York Men’s and Women’s Senior Golf Championship will be held Aug. 8 at the Massena Country Club. More than $3,500 in prizes will be awarded to the net, gross and special prize winners. Last year, more than 170 golfers played in the event.
The tournament will be divided into six flights: 50 to 54 years of age, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74 and 75 and older. There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a dinner and awards ceremony at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The entry fee, which includes the cart fee, is $47 for Massena Country Club members and $65 for non-members. For players who chose to walk, the entry fee is $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Entry deadline is Aug. 5.
For more information, contact the pro shop at (315) 769-2293.
ADK 80K endurance races Labor Day weekend
LAKE PLACID — Trail runners and off-road cyclists are invited to participate in the inaugural ADK 80K, an endurance racing event Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
The races cover 80 kilometers in a figure eight design and feature $8,000 in prizes in eight categories with an 8 a.m. start time.
The weekend consists of two separate events, both taking place on the Mount Van Hoevenberg trail system used.
The ADK 80K begins with a trail running race on Saturday, followed by Sunday’s mountain bike race with a cyclocross division.
Registration is $80 per person and is now open at highpeakscyclery.com. Onsite registration will be available at 6 a.m. both days of the event.