Two-time and defending Ernie’s Tools DIRTcar 358-Modified champion Todd Stone of Middlebury, Vt. will launch an unprecedented three-peat championship bid in the Econo Lodge 50-lap main event at Airborne Park Speedway’s 61st season opener Saturday, May 3.
Stone drove the G Stone Motors No. 1x to seven wins in 2013 to claim his second consecutive track title and move into a 4th-place tie on the Airborne 358-Modified all-time win list with 2013 Runner-up Leon Gonyo and former track champion and current competition director Mike Bruno (12). Stone is the only Modified driver to win back-to-back Airborne championships since the DIRTcar 358-Modified era began in 2005.
Airborne’s 61st season will be its first as a NASCAR-sanctioned Whelen All-American Series facility.
The opening-day schedule, presented by Casella and Econo Lodge, includes the J&S Steel Sportsman Modifieds, Key RD Trailer Sales Renegades and Busch Mini Modifieds – post time 5 p.m. Nick Heywood of Plattsburgh is the reigning Sportsman Modified champion.
Beginning May 17, the DIRTcar Modified drivers will be eligible to race against the NASCAR-sanctioned Sportsman Modifieds in a set of eight “bonus” feature races either in their Modified cars equipped with a restrictor plate or with a Sportsman car.
The 2014 Enduro/Demo Derby has been set for Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Airborne will host the ACT 100, the fourth event of the 2014 American Canadian Late Model Tour, Saturday, May 17. Ticket stubs from the Enduro/Demo Derby event are worth $2 off general admission tickets for the ACT 100.
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By Tom Herzig - Airborne Park Speedway Press Release