East Coast SnoCross coming to the Crete

Hearing that and even just bringing the event to Plattsburgh is something that's exciting for local officials like Town Supervisor Bernard C. Bassett.

"It is another opportunity to showcase our community and bring a very popular event to the region," said Bassett. "It will be a great weekend for those who love the sport. It will also be good for our restaurants, hotels and shops to provide for the needs of those who will come into the area to watch and participate."

City Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak agreed, adding he was "extremely pleased" when he learned Whipple and Airborne Speedway promoter Mike Perrotte were bringing the event here with the help of other local sponsors.

"This will draw thousands of snowmobile enthusiasts, tourists, and visitors to the North Country which benefits the entire community," said Kasprzak. "I am confident of its success and look forward to having Snocross return next year bigger and better."

Gates will open each day next weekend at 10 a.m., with racing getting under way at 11 a.m. The event will include a number of local and national vendors on display, showcasing the latest gear and equipment the snocross industry has to offer.Admission to the event will be $15 per day or $25 for the weekend. Children ages 7 and younger will be admitted free. Pit passes are also available for an additional cost.

The East Coast Snocross Series is being sponsored by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Woody's Traction, AMSOIL, Airborne Speedway, Casella Waste Management, Plattsburgh Distributing, Della Motorsports, Press-Republican, Hall Communications and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call Airborne Speedway at 834-9229.

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