Story By: ROBBY KNOWLES / AIRBORNE PARK SPEEDWAY – PLATTSBURGH, NY – This Saturday, May 26 marks the first leg of the Unique eCigs Sportsman Series at Airborne Park Speedway.
The two-track series between Airborne Park Speedway and the Mohawk International Raceway in Hogansburg was put together in the off-season when Promoters John Walker and John Lazore elected to work together in 2018.
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.
Two of Airborne’s other four racing division will be in action on Saturday, including the Egglefield Ford 358-Modifieds and the Ernie’s Discount Tools Super Stocks. Both the Mini-Mod and Strictly Stock divisions are off.
Last weekend’s “Super Stock Special” will be carried over into this weekend. The division will have three feature races with combined finishing position through the three events determining the overall winner.
Racing action gets underway at 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. For more information, visit airborneparkspeedway.com or on Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway.