The American Canadian Tour (ACT) will head for one of their favorite tracks, Airborne Speedway, on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The fast, progressively banked one-half mile speedplant has seen some of the most competitive events in the long history of ACT racing.
“It’s just one of those tracks that you love to race at. Of course, I love it since I won the $25,000 in the ACT International last year. This race will be different than the International with the three segments, or the 200-lap traditional Fall Foliage that we run at Airborne. It is longer in length than most of our short tracks, but it is also faster and things can happen pretty quickly,” said Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. from Hudson, New Hampshire. Pole currently sits in third place, just 16 points from leading the points race.
Over 30 of the top Late Model race teams in the Northeastern US and Quebec are expected to attend the first of three stops at Airborne in 2014. “The track has added the ACT Late Models to some of their weekly shows in 2014. This is really great news for ACT and Late Model racing in our region. I remember when we started with this division in the early 1990’s we had some really talented teams from the Plattsburgh area. Joe Thomas, Danny Bridges, Robin and Bucko Branham, Fred Lagoy, and Billy Fountain were just a few names that got things started at Airborne,” said Tom Curley, President of ACT and former owner of Airborne from 1990 until 2004.
The track is fast and smooth with two entirely different challenges for teams at each end of the straight-a-ways. “That makes it a lot of fun. It certainly never is boring at Airborne,” said 8-time Airborne ACT feature winner Brian Hoar from Williston, VT. This will be the final tune up for many ACT teams who will enter the $25,000.00 to win International 300 on July 20, 2014.
Airborne’s J&S Steele Sportsman Modified division, the popular Renegades and Mini Modifieds will join the ACT Late Models on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Post time is 5:00pm. Admission for adults is just fifteen dollars ($15.00) in advance, purchased on the Airborne website, and eighteen ($18.00) day of event. Kids under 13 years old are free. Grandstand gates will open at 3pm.
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American-Canadian Tour Press Release
Brian Hoar and Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. battled for the win in the International 500 at Airborne in 2013. (Speed51.com Photo)