Leading the ESS invasion will be defending champion Chuck Hebing. The "Cobra" already took some laps at the Snyder County oval last weekend during the annual Race of Champions Icebreaker Weekend. Joining Hebing's familiar #45 will be arch rival and three-time ESS champion Steve Poirier. Fellow Quebec natives Michael Parent and Patrick Vigneault will also be making the trip south.
The 2010 rookie of the year Kevin Ward Jr., female standout Jessica Zemken, who will be seeing plenty of ESS action on 2012 and part-time competitor Steve Collins will bring up the invasion taking on the some of the best teams in the northeast.
The starting time has been pushed back from the original posted with gates now opening at 4 and the racing action set to get underway at 6 PM.
Not only will the Central Pa. fans get a little ESS flare on the track but the Lucas Oil/ESS merchandise trailer will be on hand for fans to take a look at the latest 2012 apparel.
ESS will also be a part of the Mach 1 Series on June 20th at Lincoln, Aug 5th and the Open on Sept. 1st at Selinsgrove also placed on the schedule.
After the Selinsgrove event, the battle for the overall championship for the ESS' 30th season is set to begin on Sat. Apr. 28th at Can-Am Motorsports Park. The 2012 tour has over 30 dates scheduled with the tradition of the largest total point fund in the area to be continued.From Dean Reynolds