Story By: ROBBY KNOWLES / AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY – PLATTSBURGH, NY – Another action-packed racing card is on tap at Airborne Speedway this Saturday, August 27 presented by Peru Farm Center, Taylor Rental, and Ferris Mowers.
Increased payouts will be up for grabs in the J&S Steel Sportsman division and the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman division. In addition, children will have an opportunity to take a couple laps around the track with their favorite driver during kids’ rides.
The $1,500 to win Sportsman event is a rescheduled race that was rained out earlier in the year, while the Limited Sportsman $750 to win event is coming courtesy of Dave Thompson Motorsports. In total, an extra $1,250 is being added to the Limited Sportsman purse with $1,000 of it coming from Dave Thompson Motorsports.
Airborne’s other two weekly divisions, the Hartson Total Opening Renegades and Taylor Rental Street Stocks will also be in action for regular distance heat and feature races.
Season-long point battles are winding down, as two point counting events remain on the schedule. Both the Sportsman and Renegade battles are tight at the top, while the Street Stock standings have seen “Little Elvis” Greg Zindler Jr. just about put away the title with an 85 point lead.
Travis Bruno continues to lead the Sportsman division with 690 points. Jamy Begor’s win last weekend allowed him to close the gap to 24 points, as Begor sits at 666 points. Codie Aubin is still within reach in third at 652 points.
The Renegade division has seen a see-saw battle at the top over the last couple of months. Richie Turner (814) and Nathaniel Guay (800) have been trading the point lead back and forth, but Turner currently sits atop by 14 points.
General admission for this Saturday is set at $15, with children under 10 admitted free of charge. Racing action begins at 7 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 6 p.m. Any children who want to participate in kids’ rides should arrive to the speedway by 6:15, as kids’ rides will commence around 6:30.