DirtCar appoints Mike Perrotte

DirtCar appoints Mike Perrotte


Dirtrackdigest.com reports that DirtCar appointed Mike Perrotte to lead its Northeast division, the sanction and the Big Block and 358 Series.

Until recently Perrotte had turned Airborne Park Speedway around, with impressive improvements, also taking the risk with the running dirt modifieds on asphalt on a regular basis.  With great success and it was well appreciated by the fans.

He was also seen, on a sporadic, basis behind the wheel of a race car on both dirt and pavement.  A very skilled driver.

Closer to home, he worked with Alan Labrosse and the Autodrome St-Eustache track to have the modifieds run on the 4/10-mile asphalt oval in the lower Laurentians, just North of Montreal in 2014; earlier this week, the Labrosse clan announced that they wanted to fill the void created by Devil's Bowl Speedway and Airborne by racing the powerful 358 in a 10-race Championship.


I think, when Dirt picked Perrotte, they chose someone highly qualified for the job and a very nice guy.


Good luck Mike.




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Mike Perrotte apointed by DirtCar

Dirttrackdigest.com rapporte que DirtCar aurait appointé Mike Perrotte pour dirigé sa filiale du Nord-est, entre autres, la sanction et les séries de gros block et de 358.

Perrotte jusqu'à récemment avait relancé Airborne Park Speedway, avec des améliorations importantes, pris le risque de faire tourner les modifiés de terre sur l'asphalte sur une base régulière. Le tout avec grands succès et au plaisir des amateurs.

Ont là aussi vu, de façon sporadique, derrière le volant, tant sur la terre que sur l'asphalte. Un pilote de grand calibre.

Plus près de chez nous, il a travaillé avec @alan labrosse et l'Autodrome St-Eustache pour lancer les modifiés sur le 4/10-mile dans les basses Laurentides en 2014; sur cette lancé ont apprenait plus tôt cette semaine que la famille Labrosse allait profiter du retrait de la programmation de ces puissants bolides, aux pistes de Devil's Bowl Speedway et Airborne Speedway, pour aligner un 
Championnat de 10 courses.

Je crois que Dirt vient d'arrêter sur un type hautement qualifié et qui est en plus un gars bien sympathique.

Bonne chance Mike.


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Branham Returns to Modified Division at Airborne Park Speedway

Branham Returns to Modified Division at Airborne Park Speedway

Track championship, NASCAR rookie title among hometown racer's goals


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                 APS-020515-1


PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bucko Branham, one of the North Country's all-time winningest stock car drivers, is returning to top-tier competition at Airborne Park Speedway in 2015.  The Plattsburgh, NY favorite and 2014 Late Model track champion is moving up for a full season in the J&S Steel Modified division of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) and joins a growing list of racers headed to the premier class.

Among Branham's 57 career victories at Airborne are six wins in open-wheel Modifieds.  He'll return to the class this year hoping to make a run at not only the track championship but also NWAAS Rookie of the Year honors.  As a first-time NWAAS Division I license holder, Branham will be considered a rookie in the NASCAR program and hopes to follow the lead of reigning track champion Nick Heywood, who took both the National and New York State Rookie of the Year crowns in 2014.

Branham has acquired proven equipment for his Modified return, and will campaign a chassis driven to multiple victories by Jessey Mueller.  Branham pulled double-duty in 2014, driving his own car in the Late Model division while serving as Mueller's crew chief, and has an intimate knowledge of the chassis.

"I really liked the Modifieds when I ran them a few years ago, and I'm ready to get back into one.  The whole team is excited for the season to start, and I know we'll have a good car," Branham said.  "I'm not getting any younger, and I figured it was time to do something different this year."

Branham reports that he had his Modified plans already in the works, but when news broke recently about long-time Airborne rival Jamy Begor joining the Modified division, it motivated him.

"Jamy and I are friends off the track, but we always seem to create a little extra excitement when we race together," Branham said with a smile.  "It'll be good to rub door bars with him again, like old times."

A veteran team returns to back Branham, including Scott Bouyea, Howie Drake, Rick Frenyea, and Bill Clukey.  Branham's wife, Tammy, is a familiar fixture at Airborne, as are daughter Billie Jo and son Buddy.  Sponsorship from Liquor & Wine Warehouse and Plattsburgh Paving will support the effort, and Branham says he is proud to extend a marketing relationship of more than 20 years with Bud Light during his racing career.  If additional sponsorship can be found, Branham will also chase the track championship at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Vermont and go after NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship points.

Airborne Park Speedway's 62nd season of stock car racing opens on Saturday, May 2.  Airborne is located on Broderick Road in South Plattsburgh, NY, one mile from Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway.  For more information, call (518) 647-4444 or visit www.AirborneParkSpeedway.com.  Airborne Park Speedway is on Facebook at Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway and on Twitter at @AirborneSpeed.


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2015 Sprint Unlimited Format Set

2015 Sprint Unlimited Format Set

Fans To Join Crew Chiefs In Setting Starting Grid


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 5, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that the season-opening 75-lap Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 14, will be split into two segments. A competition caution at lap 25 will separate the segments in the non-points event, scheduled for an 8:15 p.m. ET start (live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). 


New this year, select fans will be paired with each crew chief for a random drawing to determine starting and pit road positions.  The drawings will take place on Friday, Feb. 13 at the FDOT Main Stage inside the Sprint FANZONE beginning at 3:30 p.m.


"Anticipation for the start of the NASCAR season is at an all-time high among fans and drivers," said NASCAR Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O'Donnell. "Fans have a unique opportunity to participate in key elements of the event, making this year's Sprint Unlimited even more exciting."


The field of 25 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will include 2014 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Sprint Unlimited race winners and Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full time in 2014, and all 16 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers from 2014. If an eligible driver does not enter the race, the open position will be filled based on 2014 Championship driver points. The first five provisional drivers, respectively, are Clint Bowyer, Paul Menard, Marcos Ambrose, Casey Mears, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


Tickets for the Sprint Unlimited are available online atDaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can follow @NASCAR and @MissSprintCup on Twitter to engage in the #SprintUnlimited conversation.



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Kristi King

NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications

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