SYRACUSE, NY – As the stretch drive begins for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, a very important three event weekend awaits up in the province of Quebec. Full point events at Autodrome Granby and Le RPM Speedway on Friday and Saturday will be followed by the first ever wingless challenge back at RPM on Sunday.
Back in June, Justin Barger took the victory at Granby over a talented field in the pits. This Friday he will be back in hopes of the $1,850 payday that comes to the winner. With the added tow money set for the night if you take the green flag in the A-Main you will take home a cool $500.
The next night it’s off to the exciting quarter-mile in St. Marcel, Le RPM will host its third ESS sanctioned event in a row. The $1,800 to win $450 to start event will also be a very important stop on the tour. These two events will close out the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Super Star Series where the top ten in points will split up from the lucrative point fund. Barger leads Quebec’s own Alain Bergeron and Paul Kinney in the series.
The Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada will also see the final two full point events with show-up points awarded at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals closing out that point Series. Then on Sunday night, history will be made as it will be ESS’ first ever wingless event in the 30 year history of the club. The $1,800 to win $260 to start event will see who is the best ESS driver with the wings off. To add to the pot, Eric Varin Roofing has set up at $1,000 point fund to the top five in points from the winged event on Saturday and the wingless event on Sunday.
The weekend will also see a very friendly rivalry as the stars from the US will battle the stars from Canada. Heading the US side will be current ESS point leader Chuck Hebing, Lance Yonge, Barger, Shawn Donath, Kinney, Cory Sparks, Matt Tanner, Mike Stelter, Jeff Cook, Kevin Ward Jr., Jason Barney, Joe Trenca, James Hanson, Anthony Cain and Russ Bennett.
From Canada, Steve Poirier will lead the brigade along with Michael Parent, Bergeron, Patrick Vigneault, Etienne Girard, Dale Gosselin, Tyler Rand, Kayle Robidoux and Donald Lemire. Three nights in Quebec, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints with wings on and wings off…It will be excitement guaranteed!!
From www.empiresupersprints.com / Dean Reynolds