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Airborne Speedway to host DART event

SOUTH PLATTSBURGH - The DART Race of Champions Modified Tour will make its first appearance at Airborne Speedway Saturday, June 4, track promoter Mike Perrotte has announced.

"This is the premier asphalt series for NASCAR-type Modified series in New York," Perrotte said. "They race at many asphalt tracks throughout the state, including the Race of Champions 200 at Oswego Speedway."

Matt Hirschman, 28, of Northampton, Pa., will lead the Race of Champions contingent into Plattsburgh. Hirschman is the four-time and defending RoC champion. His father, Tony Hirschman, is a five-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion and the winner of the 2010 RoC 200 at Oswego.

Other top competitors on the Race of Champions circuit include 2010 runner-up Deren Scherer of Binghamton, Erick Rudolph and Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, and Jan and Mike Leaty, a father and son combination from Williamson.

"I'm always interested in racing at a new track," Matt Hirschman said. "But I'm really excited to be going to Airborne. I've heard a lot of good things about the track and the way it's run."

Hirschman also plans to compete as a regular on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour as do several of the Race of Champions Tour drivers. "I'll be racing with my own equipment to defend the RoC title and drive the Boehler Racing Enterprises No. 3 on the Whelen Tour," he said.

The 2011 Airborne Speedway schedule is nearing completion. Season passes for grandstand seating and full-season pit passes are now available. For further information, call 561-3208 or visit www.airborneparkspeedway.com.

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