ATTACHED PHOTO: Plattsburgh's Codie Aubin is among the drivers who will look to open the Airborne Park Speedway season with a victory in the FedEx Ground 100 on Saturday night. Tickets for the event are buy-one-get-one-free for just $15.00. (Dave Brown photo)
Buy-One-Get-One-Free Tickets at Airborne Park Speedway Opener Saturday
Lenny's car show set for Saturday morning; nearly 50 teams at pre-season practice
For Immediate Release APS-042715-1
PLATTSBURGH, NY – Airborne Park Speedway is just days away from its first green flag on FedEx Ground Night, Saturday, May 2at 6:00 p.m., and the fans will be the biggest winners. The track has created a buy-one-get-one-free ticket promotion for opening night for just $15, with kids age 12 under admitted free.
In addition, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh will host a free car show on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon for fans to meet drivers and see the cars up close before the engines rev up for racing. Votes will be tallied for Best Appearing Car awards across all four classes of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere, with award winners to be announced at the Speedway that evening.
The opening event on Saturday nightwill be highlighted by a special 100-lap feature for the J&S Steel Modifieds, with green flag qualifying action beginning at 6:00 p.m. Many of the top Modified drivers were among nearly 50 total race teams at a pre-season practice session on April 25, including multi-time champions Nick Heywood, Leon Gonyo, and Bucko Branham, 2014 Rookie of the Year Jayson Criss, Canadian racers Eric Lauziere and David Bourgeois, and impressive rookies Danny Sullivan and Jamy Begor.
The Key R-D Trailer Sales Renegade division is poised for one of its strongest seasons in recent memory, giving champion Robert Gordon plenty of competition. Rookie of the Year Zack Daniels was strong at the test session, as were Shawn Duquette, brothers Jon and Ryan Boutin, Jim McKiernan, cousins Dylan and Zach Rabtoy, and returning former champion Richie Turner.
The Busch Beer Mini-Modifieds will crown a new champion in 2015 and saw solid practice runs from Pete Blaney, Tim LaFountain, Dale O'Neil, sophomore Tyler Irwin, and the returning Kris Clark among others.
The Ground Round Late Models drew top runners Bobby Therrien, Josh Masterson, former Devil's Bowl Speedway and Thunder Road champion Jamie Fisher, and Rookie of the Year Kevin Boutin among the practice participants, indicating solid talent as the division begins its second year of reintroduction at Airborne.
Airborne Park Speedway's 62nd season of stock car racing kicks off with a free car show at Lenny's Shoe & Apparel on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh, NY from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 2, followed by the opening race event at the Speedway at 6:00 p.m. Buy-one-get-one-free general admission tickets are just $15 for adults, while all kids age 12 and under will be admitted free.
Airborne is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. Visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com for more information, or call (518) 647-4444. Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.
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