February 6, 2013

Airborne announces season schedule for 2013

PLATTSBURGH — Airborne Speedway’s 2013 stock car racing schedule is comprised of 20 events beginning with its 60th anniversary season opener, the Charley Trombley Memorial 60 for Ernie’s Discount Tools DIRTcar Modifieds, presented by Econo Lodge Saturday, May 4.

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) Fall Foliage 200, the Late Model tour’s final points race, closes out the season on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The DIRTcar Modifieds and the ACT Late Models will be in action on the biggest weekend of racing ever held at the Plattsburgh half-mile for the International 500, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. The two-day event also includes Airborne’s Sportsman Modified, Renegade and Mini Modified divisions.

The 2nd annual Key RD Trailer Sales Renegade 100 is slotted for Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 25.

The North Country’s largest fireworks show and a full race card are slated for Saturday, June 29. On Saturday, July 6, Airborne hosts the USA/Canadian Limited Late Model 60-lap Challenge.

The Northeast Midget Association (NEMA) Midgets and the NEMA Lites will make their first Airborne appearance in over 40 years Aug. 3.

“I believe the two-day International 500 event is going to be huge,” promoter Mike Perrotte said. “The purses total over $100,000. There will be a lot of race teams and fans traveling to Plattsburgh from north of the border and from all over New England. It will give our Modifieds a lot of exposure. I’m also pleased with the growth of our Sportsman Modified class. This is their second year and it’s looking like we’ll have over 20 teams competing weekly.”

The final points event of the season for all Airborne divisions, the Mike Watts Memorial Championship weekend, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1.

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