Airborne Speedway will be well-represented during Super DIRT Week XL Oct. 5 through 9 at the New York State Fairgrounds.
Martin Roy of Napierville, Quebec, the 2011 Airborne Ernie’s Discount Tools Modified champion, will compete in the Nationwide 150 for 358-Modifieds Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. and the SEF Small Engine Fuel Big-Block Modified 200 Sunday, Oct. 9. Roy has a guaranteed starting spot in both events.
“I’m proud to be representing Airborne,” Roy said. “We are going there to try and win.”
Airborne promoter Mike Perrotte, who won the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Big Block/Small Block Challenge at Airborne, will also do double-duty in cars sponsored by Adirondack Auto. Pierre Berthiaume of Joliet, Quebec, winner of the Aaron’s/Taylor Rental event at Airborne in June, will be in a Big-Block Modified.
Patrick Dupree of Saranac Lake, Greg Atkins of Clintonville, Aaron Bartemy of Champlain, Craig Reyell of West Chazy, and Adam Bartemy of Sheldon, Vt., will compete in 358-Modifieds. Reyell will be racing in the DIRTcar Futures event for Syracuse first-timers Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. Reyell’s No. C02 is sponsored by Plattsburgh Radiator, Customs & Classics, Fastenal and Koffee Kat.
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour ace Ted Christopher of Plainville, Conn., who won the ISMA Supermodified event at Airborne, will make his first-ever appearance at Syracuse in a car owned and prepared by Herb Bartemy of TDI Towing & Repair in Swanton, Vt.
The six fastest cars in time trials Friday will qualify for the 358 and Big-Block Modified events. That night, 358 Twin 20s and Big-Block Triple 20s will add to the fields.
The Nationwide 150 pays $20,000 to win. Niagra-on-the-Lake Ontario driver Stewart Friesen earned more than $50,000 by winning the Big-Block Modified 200 a year ago.