PLATTSBURGH, NY – After a successful event in 2017, the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds are set to return to the Airborne Park Speedway on Tuesday, July 31 presented by Liquor & Wine Warehouse and Unique eCigs.
Dirt racing ace and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor, Stewart Friesen is set to make his first visit on the Airborne Park Speedway dirt surface with his Halmar Friesen Racing number 44. In addition, three-time defending series champion and overall six-time champion Matt Sheppard will be in attendance with his Dendis Companies 9s machine.
A year ago, both top competitors missed the Airborne event for different reasons. Friesen had commitments with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, while Sheppard was serving a suspension for an incident at the Utica-Rome Speedway with the eventual winner of the Airborne event, Larry Wight.
Other top series competitors expected include Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin and Billy Decker.
2017 Egglefield Ford 358-Modified champion, Chris Raabe was the top Airborne finisher, as he collected a twelfth-place finish with his small block modified. Top Quebec runners attending the event last season included Steve Bernard, Yan Bussière and JF Corriveau.
Through 10 Super DIRTcar Series events in 2018, Sheppard is the point leader with three point counting wins and leads Erick Rudolph by 121 points. Friesen leads the series in wins thus far, as he has collected four wins in just eight starts. Danny Johnson, Phelps and Hearn each have scored one win a piece on the year.
Post time for the event is slated for 7 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4:30. Admission prices are set at $25 for adults with kids ages 6-12 $5.
Advance sale tickets will be on sale starting Thursday, July 26 at Poirier’s True Value located at 7327 State Route 9 in Plattsburgh. The advance sale price will be $22.
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