Airborne aims to strengthen Modified division

Airborne aims to strengthen Modified division

For immediate release – Airborne Park Speedway – APS-021414-1

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH – Airborne Park Speedway will usher in its first season as a NASCAR sanctioned asphalt track Saturday, May 4 with the Ernie’s Tools DIRTcar 358-Modifieds returning as the premier division.


“The Modifieds are our mainstay,” promoter Mike Perrotte said. “We’ve made some rule changes and restructured the point fund to give the division a boost. So far, we’ve had a lot of positive feedback about what we’re trying to do.”


In addition to various chassis and suspension rule changes designed to increase the competitiveness throughout the division, Perrotte has announced an innovative method of distributing point fund dollars.


“The top ten drivers in the final point standings will be eligible for a drawing for a $3,000 top prize,” Perrotte explained. “We’ll put the track champion’s name in the hat twice as a bonus for being the point leader. Other than that, everyone will have an equal chance for the biggest point fund check. The other nine drivers will each receive $1,000. We’ll have a fan come out onto the track and draw the winner.”


“I don’t think it’s ever been done before,” Perrotte said. “It gives all the top runners a chance to get the biggest reward. My focus this year is to fortify the Modified division. They are the star attraction and they provide some great racing.”


Two Modified drivers that finished in the top-10 in 2013 - Chris Cayea of Mooers and Maxime Viens of Saint-Cesaire, Quebec - voiced support of the point fund plan.


“It should be interesting for the fans and it spreads the value of a top-10 season around,” Cayea said.


“It seems good to me,” Viens said. “It should help with the car count.”


Airborne’s 61st season opener will feature the Ernie’s Tools 358-Modifieds in the Econo Lodge 50. The speedway has released a 21-event 2014 schedule. For season passes and additional information, call the track office – 518-647-4444 or visit airborneparkspeedway.com.


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22 Racing & Driven Motorsport Partner with Tagliani Autosport in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series!




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Toronto, Ontario, Canada. February 14, 2014

22 Racing & Driven Motorsport Partner with Tagliani Autosport in NASCAR Canadian Tire Series!

Tagliani Autosport and popular Canadian IndyCar/NASCAR and SportsCar racer, race winner and Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Alex Tagliani, and three-time and defending NASCAR Canadian Tire Series champion Scott Steckly, are pleased and proud to announce an alliance for Tagliani to drive a 22 Racing prepared Dodge Challenger in a return to the Series for the 2014 season.

A long tradition of excellence in preparation, presentation and performance is what brought 22 Racing, Driven Motorsport and Tagliani Autosport together to strike up the partnership to drive the Tagliani Autosport/Team EpiPen/Dicom Express # 18.

“I’m very excited to have Alex drive out of our 22 Racing stable this season,” stated team owner/driver Scott Steckly. “Tag is a proven professional that will make our team even better with his passion and grit to be the best at what he does. He will bring another level of competition to the Series, so that means we will all have to race harder for wins and the championship with Alex out there,” Steckly continued.

“I have long respected Scott Steckly’s racing operation and their high degree of success in The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series,” Tagliani boasted. “They are so professional as a team working with their sponsors. I cannot think of a better partnership to create a lasting bond in this series to provide the best service and effort possible for our sponsors and partners going forward. I am very excited with this new alliance, “Tagliani added.

“Alex and Tagliani Autosport are going to be a tremendous addition to our team as we prepare for a long term relationship,” offered Linda Jones, President, Driven Motorsport Innovations. “Alex is a consummate professional, aiming for the top in everything he does. As a group, we plan to roll out some exciting activation programs for our partners this season,” Jones added.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is the only national racing sanction/series in Canada with eleven events from Edmonton, AB to Antigonish, NS from May to September.  They race on road courses, street circuits and oval tracks. For more information on the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, visit:  NASCARHometracks.com

Follow Scott Steckly & 22 Racing on Twitter @ScottSteckly22 or at 22racing.ca

About 22 Racing

22 Racing is located in the small town of Milverton, Ontario just outside of Stratford and is owned by three-time and defending NASCAR Champion driver Scott Steckly.  They field two full time teams in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and provide single and multi-event rental programs.  In 2013, 22 Racing prepared cars that won six of the twelve race events proving that they provide competitive race equipment capable of winning each and every week on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series circuit.

About Alex Tagliani

Alex Tagliani, also known by his racing name “TAG”, developed a passion for racing at the age of 10 when he was introduced to karting on a visit to see his grandfather in Northern Italy. The Montreal native can drive anything - from IndyCars NASCAR stock cars to prototype sportscars. Since the beginning of his career in open wheel racing, Alex has accumulated 10 wins, 10 pole positions including the pole for the 2011, 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, 28 podiums and 35 top-10 finishes. A fierce competitor, Alex’s passions include training and nutrition, always taking precautions when managing his life-threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, by carrying his EpiPen® auto injector.

About Tagliani Autosport

Tagliani Autosport is a brand new auto racing brand and entity formed in partnership with Alex’s long time friend, partner and sponsor Colin Livingston of CanTorque Incorporated of Edmonton Alberta Canada. CanTorque uses a deep seated passion for motorsport to market sales, service, and renting of industrial bolting equipment including hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and torque wrenches. Visit them on the web: www.cantorque.com

About Driven Motorsport Innovations

Driven is owned by Linda Jones who has a long history of marketing and public relations in the motorsports arena.  Starting out working in the CASCAR Super Series almost twenty years ago to the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series she has formed many successful partnerships over the years.  Including Canadian Tire Corp.,Osram Sylvania, Williamson-Dickies Canada, Speedy Auto Service and many more.

For more information on 22 Racing and to arrange interviews please contact:

Linda Jones

(705) 730-4044


Twitter:  @DrivenMI1


For more information on Tagliani Autosport and to arrange interviews, please contact:

Erik Tomas

Media/Public Relations Tagliani Autosport/Team EpiPen







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