Airborne Park Speedway 2017 Schedule
PLATTSBURGH- For the first time in twenty-six years, a full dirt racing schedule is slated for Airborne Park Speedway.
The 2017 season will feature two premier events along with a number of other high quality racing series and events.
The most anticipated for the season falls on Thursday, July 6, with the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified Tour. The Mike Perrotte led series averaged 40 cars attempting to qualify for their events in 2016. Last season’s champion, Matt Sheppard is back contending with SDS, including other top runners Tim Fuller, Danny Johnson and Brett Hearn.
Saturday, June 10 will be Empire Super Sprints night. Drivers from both the United States and Canada are expected for this event. Steve Poirier was last season’s ESS champion.
Empire Super Sprints Headed To Airborne
PLATTSBURGH- The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will make an appearance at Airborne Park Speedway on June 10 of 2017.
The series runs both in the United States and in Canada. Last season, events were run in Ontario, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The group has a U.S. tour and a Canada tour that the drivers can participate and collect championship points. There is also an overall combined point standing for both tours.
By: Dick Casey
Eddie MacDonald staged an impressive door-to-door battle in the closing laps with Nick Sweet to capture his first win in the American Canadian Tour event at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, N.Y. in the Spring Green 116 on Saturday, May 14. Eddie Mac powered the Exit Realty/Hancock Electric Chevy to the lead on lap 107 and held on to the lead to post his sixth ACT win of his career.
“This is really a great win and to do it against Nick and Patrick (Laperle) is one of those races you remember forever,” beamed the veteran racer. “We had so many things go our way today, especially the weather. At the halfway mark the rain came and I thought our day might be done with a sixth place run but the officials kept us out there for 25 minutes to keep the track dry. It was a great call on their part and gave us the opportunity to win it.”
Eddie Mac started the 116 lap race on the half-mile oval in 13th place after an even rating in the heat with the winner saying, “I was a little concerned after the heat because we started in third place and didn’t pass a car. The handling wasn’t great so I didn’t know what to expect. However the car didn’t change for the worse and actually got a little better after the rain break and I was able to drive it to the front. I think the leaders fell off a bit and that helped me as well as the lapped cars.”
THERRIEN HAS EDGE HEADING TO AIRBORNE
American Canadian Tour
42nd ACT Spring Green 116 Saturday
Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour heads west to Airborne Park Speedway for the annual Spring Green Championship Stock Car race this Saturday night, May 14. The forty second (42nd) running of the historic event will begin with one of the largest contingents of front runners in the 30-year history of the sanctioning organization. Bobby Therrien from Hinesburg, VT holds a slim 12-point lead over a rebounding Nick Sweet, after the Barre, VT native’s spectacular win at the Merchants Bank 150, held at Thunder Road on May 8. Only twelve (12) points separate the top 2 teams after the first three events of the 2016 campaign. Just twenty-two (22) points separate the top five teams heading into the weekend at Airborne.
42nd Spring Green 116 Heads to Airborne Park Speedway
American Canadian Tour
Race began in 1974 at Catamount Stadium
Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will travel to Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY for the annual Spring Green Championship Stock Car race this Saturday night, May 14. The race began at Catamount Stadium in Milton, VT back in 1974 with 74 laps, and each year has added a lap. Upon the closing of Catamount in 1987, the race was moved to SANAIR Super Speedway in Ste Pie, Quebec for the 1988 edition. Robbie Crouch won his only Spring Green at SANAIR. 1989 was the only year there was no Spring Green race run. Returning in 1990, the race was moved to Airborne Speedway, which holds a record for most Spring Green events, with a total of twenty-two (22). The only other location of the event was three events held at Devil’s Bowl Speedway from its asphalt opening in 2012 thru 2014.