PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Unique eCigs Sportsman Series is set to take the green flag this weekend at Airborne Park Speedway, after rains forced cancellation of last weekend’s event. With back to back rainouts, drivers are eager to get back on the track and it should provide some exciting racing action.
This series will put the Sportsman Modified drivers on the pedestal and allow the show to be about them. Each series race will be 50-laps in distance and payout $1,000 to the winner. In addition, drivers and teams will be racing for a $6,000 point fund, with $2,000 going to the overall winner at the end of the five events.
Mohawk International Raceway has a number of top Sportsman Modified competitors that will be looking to challenge the Poirier’s True Value Sportsman Modified regulars this coming Saturday. Adding more top runners to what is already a stellar Airborne Sportsman Modified division will surely provide exciting close quarters racing.
Teams will be drawing for their starting spot upon entering the speedway. The number they draw will determine the heat race starting lineups.
The event will be a “show up” points event for the Airborne regulars in attendance. Any points accumulated during the event will count towards the final standings after the series finale at Mohawk on September 14. In total, there will be two events run at Airborne and three at Mohawk.
Saturday will be Volunteer Fire & EMS night presented by Haun Welding and Huntley Trucking. In addition to the Sportsman event, the card will include regular distance events for the Egglefield Ford 358-Modifieds, Ernie’s Discount Tools Super Stocks, Mini-Mods and Strictly Stocks.
Post time for the event is scheduled for 6 p.m. with grandstands opening at 4 p.m. Grandstand admission will be $12 for adults with kids ages 12 and under free of charge.
Dozerfest will also be taking place on the Speedway grounds starting at 9 a.m. For more information about Dozerfest visit kiwanisplattsburgh.org.
For more racing information, visit airborneparkspeedway.com or on Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway.