Finalement, il y aura des courses en 2016 pour la 63e saison à Airborne Park Speedway.

2015-11-13 – C'est officiel, John Walker de Plattsburgh a ratifié une entente pour la location de la piste ½ mile de Airborne Speedway Park (Plattsburgh, NY).  L'homme d'affaires de la région du Lac Champlain, entre autres avec une concession Rent-a-wreck, que nous avons vu comme officiel et directeur de course pour la Série ACT Castrol a conclu hier l'entente avec les copropriétaires Jamie Atkins et Steve Fuller.

 Lors d'un entretien avec Walker, il nous a confirmé vouloir jouer la carte de la stabilité et du local pour 2016.  « Je me dois de faire les bonnes choses pour les amateurs et les compétiteurs.  Mon focus sera sur eux avant tout.  Il n'est pas exclu de faire une programmation spéciale, mais ce n'est pas ma première priorité.  Nous devons avoir une programmation abordable et plaisante pour les spectateurs, comme dans le temps.  Pour les compétiteurs, peux de changements sont prévus – Je veux bâtir sur ce qui est déjà en place.  Toutefois, je contemple ajouter une catégorie qui ne coute pas cher et qui sera plaisante.  Plaisante pour les amateurs et pour les compétiteurs » déclara John Walker.

Le copropriétaire Jamie Atkins ajouta « John amènera un nouveau souffle et sera centré sur les besoins immédiats d'Airborne.  Son expérience en affaires, sa passion pour le stock-car depuis plus de 25 ans avec différentes pistes et organisations font de lui la bonne personne pour Airborne, ses spectateurs et les compétiteurs.   Exactement se que Steve et moins voulions.  Maintenant, nous pouvons lui laisser toute la place pour s'occuper de nos autres entreprises.  Vous pouvez être assuré que Northline Utilities et Fuller Excavating seront du groupe de fiers commanditaires . »

Des réunions avec les compétiteurs se tiendront dans les semaines à venir.

Airborne Park Speedway est situé sur Broderick Road, Plattsburgh, NY, à un mile au sud de la sortie 36 de l'Interstate 87.  Visitez www.airborneparkspeedway.com pour plus d'informations, ou téléphonez 518-647-4444.  Airborne Park Speedway est aussi sur Facebook à Facebook.com/AirborneParkSpeedway et sur Twitter @AirborneSpeed


Jamie Atkins

Airborne Park Speedway LLC

Traduction par M.P. Roy à partir du communiqué émis par Jamie Atkins


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Airborne Park Speedway

Contact: John Walker



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South Plattsburgh: Airborne Park Speedway will open for its 63rd season in 2016 after all.

John Walker of Plattsburgh has reached an agreement with property owners Jamie Atkins and Steve Fuller to lease the historic ½ mile speed plant located in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

"It was just a natural fit, "said Walker." I have been coming to Airborne since I was a baby, in fact, my first job was at Airborne when I was 11 yrs. old picking up trash on Sunday mornings for 75 cents per hour, and I worked for every owner in one capacity or another ever since."

   When asked about his plans for the upcoming season Walker said," I'm going to concentrate on the local fans and racers, my 1st priority is to make sure that the fans who have supported this place over the years will have a safe and family- oriented fun experience for a good price. As for the racers, there will not be any big changes to the divisions in 2016---- I just want to concentrate and build on what is currently in place.  I am thinking of adding another division, something that a person can get into for very little money and still have lots of fun. That's what Saturday night short track racing should be- FUN! Fun for the fans and fun for the racers."

  Facility co-owner Jamie Atkins said, "I think John will bring a breath of fresh air and local focus that Airborne needs. His Plattsburgh business experience, passion for short track racing and over 25 years working with various motorsports organizations we expect will all be positive for the local fans and racers, this is just what Steve and I were hoping for. Now we can continue to step aside and tend to our other businesses while with his energy John can build momentum to carry Airborne Park Speedway into a bright future. Northline Utilities & Fuller Excavating plan to be among the list of dedicated sponsors supporting Airborne and the community. 


Informational meetings with racers will be scheduled in the weeks to come.

Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway.  Visitwww.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.



Jamie Atkins

Airborne Park Speedway LLC

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PASS South Title Fight Going Down To The Wire At Hickory’s Mason-Dixon Meltdown

PASS South Title Fight Going Down To The Wire At Hickory's Mason-Dixon Meltdown


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CHARLOTTE, NC (November 13) – As a long 2015 season for the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models gets set to come to an end next weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway, race fans will be focused on a thrilling championship battle.  Four drivers will come to Hickory with a shot at the South's most prestigious Super Late Model championship at the completion of 200 green flag laps in the 10th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown.  Since 2006, the Meltdown has seen some of the biggest names in Super Late Model racing go to victory lane including Cassius Clark, Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark, Justin Wakefield, and Preston Peltier.

The top four drivers in the PASS South Super Late Model points, Tate Fogleman, Zane Smith, Matt Craig, and Jody Measamer, are only separated by 23 points heading into the Mason-Dixon Meltdown.  Young Tate Fogleman finds himself in an inviable position as the PASS South points leader.  But at the same time, the third generation racer will face the difficult decision of whether or not he should race hard or be conservative when gets to Hickory Motor Speedway next Saturday.

"Hickory is as good as anywhere for us to try and win a championship," says Fogleman, driver of the family-owned Bull City Race Cars Ford #8.  "We are going to have to find a balance between taking risks and staying safe.  We definitely won't be able to ride around because of the tight points battle, but we also don't need to take a lot of chances and end up in an accident, completely ending our championship hopes."   

After struggling early in the year, with a best finish of only fifth at Anderson Motor Speedway in March to show for his efforts, Fogleman and his team rebounded in the second half.  Fogleman has six top 10's, including a strong third place finish at South Boston Speedway in August.  More importantly for his championship drive, Fogleman's eighth place finish at Concord Speedway last weekend allowed him to stretch his advantage over Zane Smith to 18 points going into the Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Hickory.

"What we have to do is just limit the mistakes because we have finally found speed," says Fogleman.  "We just need to capitalize on the speed we've found.  The team and I feel very confident that we can go to Hickory and come out with the PASS South championship."  

  Entries continue to come in for next Saturday afternoon's Mason-Dixon Meltdown at Hickory Motor Speedway, highlighted by the four PASS South championship contenders, Tate Fogleman, Zane Smith, Matt Craig, and Jody Measamer.  Trevor Sanborn will be back in the Woodman Racing entry and will be joined by fellow New Englanders, Kyle Dsouza and John-Michael Shenette.  Former Hickory Motor Speedway regular Brandon Setzer will be seeking his first Super Late Model win at his hometrack.  Texas driver Derek Scott, Jr. returns to PASS after setting the fast time at Hickory for the Easter Bunny 150 in April.  Veterans Jeff Batten and Jimmy Doyle, along with Northwest racing legend Garrett Evans and rookie contender Vinnie Miller will be looking to end the season with a win.

Action begins on Friday, November 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway with open practice for all divisions from 2-5 PM.  OnSaturday, November 21, practice will begin at 11 AM with qualifying starting at 1:30 PM for the PASS South Super Late Models, PASS Pro Late Models, USAC Eastern Midgets, and Legends Cars, and feature racing at 3 PM

PASS South Super Late Model and PASS Pro Late Model entry forms and the complete weekend schedule for the 10th Annual Mason-Dixon Meltdown 200 at Hickory Motor Speedway can be found at ProAllStarsSeries.com.

The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America's premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the legendary Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South's Easter Bunny 150 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.  For technical information concerning all PASS divisions please send questions to passracing@roadrunner.com.  For media or marketing questions, please contact Alan Dietz at 704-231-2039or alandietzpass@live.com.  And, don't forget to "Like" the Pro All Stars Series on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @PASSSLM14 to keep up with breaking news as it happens.


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