Airborne joins NASCAR - honors 2013 Champions

Airborne joins NASCAR – honors 2013 Champions

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SOUTH PLATTSBURGH – Airborne Park Speedway held its 2013 awards banquet over the weekend and announced it will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series in 2014.


Airborne’s affiliation with NASCAR increases the number of sanctioned weekly short tracks in New York state to five. Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT, which features dirt-style Modifieds like Airborne, is also a NASCAR member.


NASCAR’s return to Airborne completes a full circle for us,” promoter Mike Perrotte said. “We’ve been considering joining NASCAR for a couple of years. We have one of the most exciting asphalt tracks in the northeast. We’re finally in a position to join the NASCAR Whelen All-Amercan Series.


The Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. More than 50 paved and dirt tracks throughout the United States and Canada participate.


Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt., the 2013 Airborne Ernie’s Tools Modified champion, won the 2013 national NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie of the Year Award as well as the Devil’s Bowl championship. Other drivers honored as Airborne champions at the banquet were three Plattsburgh racers – Nick Heywood/Sportsman Modified, Robin Wood/Limited Late Model and Jayson Criss/Mini Modified. Lance Rabtoy of Fairfax, Vt. was the Renegade champion.


“Most Improved” awards were presented to Maxime Viens/Modifieds, Sportsman Codie Aubin, Limited Late Model Danny Sullivan, Renegade Ryan Boutin and Mini Modified Dale O’Neil. Rookie of the Year honors went to Keith Pelkey of Clintonville/Sportsman, Josh LeClaire of Plattsburgh/Renegade, Dylan Payea of Milton, Vt./Limited Late Model and Kaine Favro of Saranac Lake/Mini Modified.


Kurt Giventer, a.k.a. “Metal Man received the Airborne Sportsman of the Year award. Ed Nephew was presented the Mike Watts Officials Award.



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Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Captures 4th Ford Blue Oval Cup Title

Wayne Helliwell, Jr. Captures 4th Ford Blue Oval Cup Title

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Waterbury, VT – Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell, Jr. earned his 4th consecutive Ford Blue Oval Cup title after finishing 5th in the Fall Brawl at Riverside Speedway (Groveton, NH). Helliwell has now won the Ford title in each of its four seasons to date.

The 2013 Ford Championship saw the closest battle ever heading into the final eligible race. Helliwell lead by just one point over Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Polewarczyk was involved in an accident in the second half of the 200 lap event, which effectively ended his title hopes. Helliwell was leading late until fading back to 5th following the final caution flag on lap 196.

The Ford Blue Oval Cup program awards ACT Late Model competitors who use Ford S347JR engines in competition on ACT, Serie ACT and at ACT-affliated tracks. Competitors earn money for top three finishes on the two tours and winning special events as well as a point fund for the season long standings.

Helliwell used a total of three feature wins in his E-Keys 4 Cars Ford to earn the championship and the $2,000 point fund check. The point fund brings his 2013 total earnings from Ford to over $3,000. He was also the 2013 American Canadian Tour Champion.



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