Wood Returns to Airborne Park Speedway
this Saturday night as a part of the "Canadian Invasion" of the Autodrome St-Eustache Limited Late Models.
Wood was a regular at Airborne until car count dwindled in the Limited Late Model division and forced the speedway to do away with the division. The following season, he decided to travel to St-Eustache and continue to run his Limited Late Model.
"I'm excited to be back," Wood said. "It's been almost three years."
The race this weekend will be the second leg of a Triple Crown for the Canadian series. Autodrome Montmagny was the site of the first series race and Wood was victorious, giving him the edge coming into Airborne.
In addition to the point advantage, Wood arguably has an advantage this weekend as he will have more laps on the local half-mile than the rest of the field.
"I think I have an advantage on the track with the amount of laps I've turned in my career, but this is a new rules package with the Limited Late Models compared to what we previously ran here so our old notes won't be as useful."
Some other notable drivers that will compete this weekend include two time St-Eustache track champion the "sheriff" Jean-Francois Bouvrette in his number 38, former American Canadian Tour driver Martin Lacombe in the number 03 and Martin Feauteux in his number 10.
"All three of those drivers have experience at Airborne," Wood noted. "Those guys competed in the American vs. Canadian challenge a few years back, they'll be good competition."
The Ernie's Discount Tools Sportsman Modifieds, Jeffords Steel Renegades and Busch Beer Mini Mods will also be in action for regular distance races.
Racing action will be at 7 with main gates opening at 4. Pit gates will open at 3. Ticket prices will be $12 for adults, $3 for kids age (6-12) and $25 for a family of two adults and two kids. For more information, visit our web page www.airborneparkspeedway.com or our Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway.