April 17, 2014

Sports Shorts: April 17, 2014

‘Atomic Spring Clash’ postponed until May 4

AKWESASNE — The after effects of a long cold winter in the North Country have forced Mohawk International Speedway officials and promoters of the First Annual ‘Atomic Spring Clash’ to reduce the format and postpone the event until May 4. An unusual amount of snow and ice remained on the track early last week and officials determined that the track needed more time to dry out and it was necessary to postpone the event to ensure fans and competitors would have a quality event.

With some race teams already having commitments to other tracks and events, the Atomic Spring Clash will be reduced to a one-day format consisting of Empire Super Sprints with a $2,000 to win event, along with the Fission 50 for the Go Nuclear Late Models (Twin 25 lap features) paying $1,000 to win each, and an additional $500 bonus to the best combined finish for the two events. There will also be a $1,000 to win Sportsman event on the schedule.

Admission prices for the event will be $20 for adults and $8 for kids ages 8 to 15. Children under the age of 8 will be admitted for free. Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. and the general admission gates will open at noon. The highly anticipated ‘Legends of the North’ autograph session will take place at 1 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 2 p.m. with heat races beginning at 3 p.m.

There will be plenty of cash and prize giveaways to the fans during the event and the young race fans will have at least 10 bikes available to be won throughout the day.

For more information, visit or call 358-9017.

Damm Earns third SUNYAC award

CORTLAND — Brendan Damm of the Plattsburgh State men’s lacrosse team has been named the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Week for the week ending April 13.

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