PLATTSBURGH, NY – The 2017 racing season is quickly coming to a close at Airborne Park Speedway. Just two point counting events remain for the Egglefield Ford DIRTcar Modifieds and Fidelis Care DIRTcar Sportsman.
This Saturday’s racing card is McBride Chevrolet & Subaru fireworks and “Salute to our Heroes” Military Night presented by John W. Sheehan & Sons Excavation. The Poirier’s True Value Renegades, Busch Beer Mini-Mods and Strictly Stocks will be in action in addition to the Modifieds and Sportsman divisions. Speedway Illustrated Publisher, Karl Frederickson will be on hand, turning laps in the Jeffords Steel, Huntley Trucking, Begor’s Supply, Gisioa’s Wine & Spirits No. 19 backup machine out of the Jamy Begor stable.
The North Country Honor Flight will also be on hand as they will take part in a ceremony to start the night in our post parade. Between 10 and 15 members will be a part of the ceremony and then enjoy the night of racing.
The rescheduled fireworks presentation from the beginning of July will take place at the conclusion of the racing card. Dr. Joe Clauss and his team of pyrotechnic specialists will light the Airborne sky with an even larger show than last season, as even more money has been added to the presentation since the July cancellation.
The following weekend will feature a late addition to the racing schedule. The Modifieds will run a 50-lap event for $2,000 to win and $200 to take the green flag. All of the regular racing divisions will be included on the schedule for September 2.
Admission prices for this Saturday will be $15 for adults with kids ages 12 and under free of charge. Active and retired military personnel with proper I.D. will also be free of charge. Racing action gets underway at 7 P.M. with grandstands opening at 5. For more information visit airborneparkspeedway.com or on Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway.