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January 3, 2013

Airborne hosts East Coast Snocross

PLATTSBURGH — High-performance snowmobile racers from Canada, New York and New England will compete at Airborne Speedway over a course of jumps, bumps and table tops in the first event of the International Triple Crown Series planned for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13.

The three-race series includes Pro and Pro-Lite riders from East Coast Snocross presented by Amsoil and Woody’s Traction and the Quebec-based Super Competition Motorsport Tour.

The Airborne event is sponsored by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Econo Lodge, Della Motorsports, Liquor & Wine Warehouse, WOKO, WIZN and KOOL105. Round two of the Triple Crown Series will take place in Louiseville, QC, Feb. 2-3. The finale is set for Valcourt, QC Feb. 15-17. Over $7,500 in purse monies has been posted to date.

“We had two successful events at the Crete Civic Center,” promoter Mike Perrotte said. “We just wanted to try something different. All the room we have in the infield and on the front straightaway should allow for an excellent track. I think with our grandstands and ample parking for both competitors and fans, Airborne should be a good fit for a big snowmobile race.”

Corin Todd of Otego (Polaris) and Danny Poirier of St. Theodore, QC (Ski-doo) were Pro Open winners at the East Coast Snocross opener at Burke Mountain.

Pro racing begins at 12:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13. Daily admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and ages five and under admitted free.

“The East Coast Snocross event has been a welcome and successful event for the City of Plattsburgh and the North Country,” Mayor Don Kasprzak said. “Let’s hope Mother Nature continues to cooperate and we can go racing at Airborne in January.”

Airborne Speedway is located on Broderick Road, just off Rte 22 in South Plattsburgh, one mile south of I-87 exit 36. For additional information, visit www.eastcoastsnocross.com or www.airborneparkspeedway.com.

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