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TIGER SPORTSMEN TO OPEN 2006 AIRBORNE SPEEDWAY SEASON AT SPRING GREEN 100
The Sportsman teams of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will kick off Airborne Speedway’s 52nd season on Saturday, May 6th. The ACT Tiger Sportsman Series will launch their summer long championship battle in Plattsburgh as the premier division of the 32nd annual Spring Green 100.

Since the 1974 induction of the Spring Green 100, event winners have hailed from: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec and Vermont. The list of former victors include legends such as Jean-Paul Cabana, and Junior Hanley (both two time winners), as well as three-time winner, Beaver Dragon.

New York native and 2005 ACT Sportsmen Series Champion, Robin Wood added his name to that spectacular list, winning the event in 2005. “Winning the Spring Green 100 last year in front of my hometown crowd was a great way to start the season, and I’m looking forward to the event.” Wood continued, “The competition is tough in the Sportsmen division so we’ll see where we finish when the checkered flag flies, but I’d like to think I have a chance at repeating.” If Wood is able to back up his 2005 victory, he will be the first driver to do so since Junior Hanley in 1992 and 1993.

Doug Murphy of White River Junction, Vermont, carried the checkers in the Merchants Bank season opener at Thunder Road Speedbowl Sunday, April 30th, will likely be a threat at the opener at the D-shaped oval on Saturday night. The Spring Green 100 will be the first event of a seven race series for the Tiger Sportsmen, which includes a pair of trips to Barre, VT’s, Thunder Road Speedbowl, the Granite State’s White Mountain Motorsports Park, two journey’s North to Quebec with stops at Sanair Super Speedway in St-Pie and Circuit Ste-Croix in Ste-Croix. The Tiger Sportsman Series will headline the final event at Airborne Speedway, the Fall Foliage 100, a two-day event on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. Post time Saturday at the Plattsburgh, NY half-mile is 5:00 pm.

For more information on the ACT Tiger Sportsman Series, call (802) 244-6964 or visit www.acttour.com.