Second Attempt At Airborne Speedway 2023 Season Opener This Saturday Night
Story By: ROBBY KNOWLES / AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY – PLATTSBURGH, NY – The 2023 Airborne Speedway racing season will try to take green flag again this Saturday, May 6, as the Be Cool Heating & Air Conditioning 358-Modifieds highlight the racing card presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers.
In addition, the J & S Steel Sportsman, Hartson Total Opening Renegades, Taylor Rental Street Stocks, and the Northern Blacktopping Limited Sportsman will be in action for regular distance heat and feature races. Drivers in the weekly Airborne divisions will draw for their heat race starting position and qualify for a heads-up starting spot for the feature event.
Some of the best 358-Modified drivers in the northeast are expected to compete in Plattsburgh on Saturday. Former 358-Modified track champions Steve Bernier and Chris Raabe are expected along with the sons (Felix & Jeremy) of former Modified star, Martin Roy. Several other top Canadian campaigners are expected as well. Northeastern U.S. drivers like Mike Mahaney, Todd Stone, Justin Stone, Lance Willix, Adam Pierson, Jordan McCreadie, Joey Scarborough, Greg Atkins, Tyler Atkins, Matt Woodruff, George Foley, Darryl Mitchell and Jeff Sykes have reached out to Airborne officials about their attendance.
358-Modified drivers can also collect DIRTcar home track points at Airborne this season. They will also be looking to add to their total for the Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship point standings.
Racing action gets underway at 6 p.m. with hot laps beginning at 5 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. with admission prices set at $20 for adults and free for children under 10.
Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. with admission prices set at $27 for members and $32 for non-members.