PLATTSBURGH - Airborne Speedway Ernie's Discount Tools Modified champion Martin Roy of Napierville, Quebec was nmed Driver of the Year and Versatile Trailer Sales Renegade champion Kevin Boutin of Fairfax, Vt. the Sportsman of the Year before a large gathering at the Rainbow Banquet Hall in Altona Friday.
Robin Wood of Plattsburgh, who successfully defended his J&S Steel Sportsman title in 2011, NAPA Mini Modified champion Speedy Bresette of Plattsburgh and Busch Bomber champion Johnmichael Bresette of Keeseville were also at the podium.
Lew Boyd, motorsports publisher and historian, was the keynote speaker. "You've got something special here," Boyd told the audience. "It's important for the industry to have tracks with quality Saturday night shows and a lot of eyes are upon you."
Airborne track champions pose with their trophies, from left: Kevin Boutin (renegade), Robin Wood (sportsman), Speedy Bressette (mini modified), John Michael Bressette (bomber) and Martin Roy (modified).
(Photo provided by Airborne Speedway)
Boutin is a two-time recipient of the Airborne Sportsman of the Year award.
"Mike Perrotte, Steve Fuller and the whole staff have turned Airborne into a great place to race," he said. "I'm honored to receive this award. It means a lot to me."
Rookie of the Year trophies went to Kris Vernold (modifieds), Dave Rabtoy of (sportsman), Curt Seymour Jr. (renegades), Josh LaPorte (mini modifieds) and Travis Sherman (Bombers).
Most Improved Driver awards were received by Mike Wells (modifieds), Nick Heywood (sportsman), Josh Terry (renegades), Josh LeClaire (mini modifieds) and Johnmichael Bresette (Bombers).
Sally Walker of Rouses Point was the recipient of the Mike Watts Award for outstanding support and service.