PLATTSBURGH, NY/WEST HAVEN, VT – Airborne Park Speedway and Devil’s Bowl Speedway have teamed up with Yandow Sales & Service of North Ferrisburgh, VT and John Deere in an exciting new partnership for the 2015 stock car racing season. The two tracks will provide four divisions of racing in the locally-rebranded “NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere” and the season will begin with the new seven-event Spring Championship Series.
A new alternating weekly schedule introduced by the two speedways for the spring season will carry a $5,000 Spring Championship Series point fund provided by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere. The Spring Championship Series will run each Saturday night from May 2 to June 13, alternating between Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.
“Airborne and Devil’s Bowl have gained a lot of new interest on both sides of Lake Champlain, and the spring schedule was designed to give people the opportunity to travel to both tracks on Saturday nights,” promoter Mike Bruno said. “The weekly Friday-Saturday grind of the summer starts once school gets out in mid-June, and we wanted to give the race teams a little extra spending cash before that starts. Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere stepping up to put the Spring Championship Series together will put some money in the racer’s pockets, and it’s an exciting program that will give the fans something extra to cheer for.”
Each track’s events will award separate championship points toward their own title chases, but the Yandow/John Deere Spring Championship Series will simultaneously tally points for all seven races in that time frame to crown overall champions. The Spring Championship Series will award bonus checks to the top-10 point finishers in the Modified division with the champion grabbing $1,000; the top-five Late Model, Renegade, and Mini Stock/Mini Modified drivers will also receive bonuses with $300 going to the champions.
The Spring Championship Series is lined with special events; the open-wheel Modified division runs eight races in the seven-week span including 100-lap events on May 2 (Airborne) and May 9 (Devil’s Bowl), and double features at Airborne on May 30. The eight-cylinder Renegade and four-cylinder Mini Stock/Mini Modified classes each run on all seven nights, with the Renegades taking center stage with 100-lap races on May 23 at Devil’s Bowl and at Airborne in the series finale on June 13. The Late Model division has four races that will count toward the Spring Championship Series, and each team that participates in American-Canadian Tour events at Airborne on May 16 and Devil’s Bowl on June 6 will earn 25 bonus points toward the series.
“The entire Yandow family and our staff are all very excited to be a part of the racing action at both Devil’s Bowl Speedway and Airborne Park Speedway,” said Richard Yandow, owner of Yandow Sales & Service. “We’re honored to be founding sponsors of the Spring Championship Series along with John Deere, and we can’t wait for the green flag to wave.”
The Spring Championship Series opens on Saturday, May 2 at Airborne Park Speedway in the first run of 2015 for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series presented by Yandow Sales & Service and John Deere.
Yandow Sales & Service is located on U.S. Route 7 in North Ferrisburgh, VT and has been family-owned and operated since 1924. Yandow Sales & Service has a complete line of John Deere equipment including lawn tractors, compact utility tractors, Gators, commercial products, parts, accessories, and apparel, and offers service on all models from factory-trained technicians. For more information, call (802) 425-2131 or visit www.yandows.com.
Airborne Park Speedway is located on Broderick Road in Plattsburgh, NY, one mile south of Exit 36 on the Interstate 87 Northway. Visit www.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; follow the action using the #Airborne hashtag.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway is located on Route 22A in West Haven, VT, four miles north of Exit 2 on U.S. Route 4. For more information, visit www.DevilsBowlSpeedwayVT.com or call (802) 265-3112. Devil’s Bowl Speedway is on Facebook at facebook.com/DevilsBowlSpeedway and on Twitter and Instagram at @DevilsBowlSpeed; follow the action using the #DevilsBowl hashtag.
-Airborne/Devil’s Bowl Press Release. Photo credit: Dave Brown