SOUTH PLATTSBURGH — Airborne’s Limited Late Model teams and invaders from Autodrome St-Eustache will be put to the test Saturday in the USA/Canada Masters Series 4-20’s race.
Presented by Della Auto, Furniture World of Vermont, Aaron’s and Culligan Water, the 4-20’s format consists of four 20-lap sprints with the field inverted after each round to set the next starting line-up. The lowest cumulative total of finishes determines the event winner.
Anyone unable to mount a charge to the front when positioned deep in the field has little chance of finishing first overall. Weekly J&S Steel Limited Late Model features are 25 laps.
Previous USA/Canada Masters have been 50 laps.
The winner of each 20-lap segment will earn $250.
Bucko “the Professor” Branham of Plattsburgh, last year’s 4-20’s winner and the current Airborne point leader, projects as one of the favorites, but Canadian drivers Maxime Pelletier of Mascouche, Que. and Steve Cote of Ile Bizard, Que. have won the first two Series events at Airborne. Branham picked up his fifth win of the Year in the Plattsburgh Paving/Casella No. 20 last weekend.
Cote, the Series point leader, also won the last Series race, July 21 at Autodrome St-Eustache. He leads Pelletier 221-213. Canadian Martin Goulet is third in points followed by Branham and Airborne regulars Jamy Begor and Robin Wood. Branham and Begor placed 3rd and 4th respectively at Airborne in early July.
Modified ace George Foley will make his Limited Late Model debut at the wheel of Jamie Atkins’ No. 68 machine.
The DIRTcar Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades and Mini Modifieds will also be in action. Post time is 6 p.m. Adult admission is $14, kids 12 and under admitted free.