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Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints in Quebec: Three nights, Four races!!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – This weekend the Lucas Oil Super Sprints embark on one of the most important weekends on the 2010 racing season. Its north to Quebec with a Friday night visit to Autodrome Granby followed by a two feature night at Autodrome Drummond capped off with the first ever visit to Le RPM Speedway on Sunday evening.

While the four events are vital towards the over all Lucas Oil title, the weekend will also crown the Northwood 2 Construction/LaSalle Motorsports Canadian Sprint Car Series champion as well as the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec 5 Star Series titlist. Not to mention the largest overall payoffs on the 2010 tour will be held at all three facilities making for a very lucrative weekend.

Defending series champion Justin Barger has a very slim lead over Quebec’s own Steve Poirier and Lance Yonge for the overall ESS championship. Poirier leads Chuck Hebing and Yonge in the Canadian Sprint Series with Jessica Zemken on top of Yonge and Hebing in the Five Star Series. With Zemken out west this week, she will hand over the point lead after the weekend.

The half-mile in Granby will once again kick off the Quebec swing with the second and final event of 2010. On Saturday Drummond will start the night with the rained out event from June 5th and then hold another complete show from the winged warriors.

On Sunday, history will be made. Promoter Jasmin Peloquin has brought the quarter-mile Le RPM Speedway to new heights with the season highlight the visit by “America’s Race Cars”. On tap will be a full program of ESS racing along with a special Canada vs. USA dash brought to you by Coffrage Daniel Lampron.

It will be a battle of two countries over the three nights with Barger, Yonge, Dan Kaszubinski, Hebing, Jeff Cook, Kevin Ward Jr., Tommy Wickham, Mike Stelter, Zach Weigand, Anthony Cain, Jason Barney and James Hanson representing the US.

Canada will be lead by the likes of Poirier, Alain Bergeron, Brian McDonald, Michael Parent, Chris Jones, Devin Caron, Tyler Rand, Lee Ladouceur, Paul Pekkonen, Dale Gosselin, Donald Lemire, Daniel Lampron, Michael Forcier, Sylvain Erickson and others.

The Lucas Oil tour will be out in force in Quebec…Autodrome’s Granby and Drummond, Le RPM Speedway. It will be excitement guaranteed!!

For more information:

www.autodrome-granby.qc.ca

www.autodrome-drummond.com

www.lerpmspeedway.com

www.empiresupersprints.com

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Autodrome Granby

June 17, 1994

Roger Horvath

June 23, 1995

Mike Woodring

Sept. 1, 1995

Craig Keel

June 21, 1996

Mike Woodring

June 20, 1997

Mike Woodring

Aug. 29, 1997

Bobby Parrow

June 19, 1998

Mike Woodring

Sept. 4, 1998

Lance Yonge

June 25, 1999

Mike Stelter

Sept. 3, 1999

Lance Yonge

June 23, 2000

Mike Wodoring

Sept. 1, 2000

Mike Stelter

June 21, 2002

Mike Woodring

Aug. 30, 2002

Mike Woodring

June 20, 2003

Mike Woodring

June 18, 2004

John Karklin Jr.

Sept. 3, 2004

John Karklin Jr.

July 29, 2005

Lance Yonge

June 16, 2006

Doug Emery

July 28, 2006

Steve Poirier

Sept. 1, 2006

Jeff VanDusen

June 15, 2007

Chuck Hebing

July 27, 2007

Jeff Cook

Aug. 31, 2007

June 13, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

Steve Poirier

Steve Poirier

Alain Bergeron

Aug. 29, 2008

Steve Poirier

June 5, 2009

Steve Poirier

July 31, 2009

Sept. 4, 2009

June 4, 2010

Justin Barger

Chuck Hebing

Jessica Zemken

Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Autodrome Drummond

May 19, 1984

Gordy Button and Dave Leckonby

June 19, 1994

Tom Taber

June 24, 1995

Mike Woodring

Sept. 2, 1995

Mike Woodring

Aug. 30, 1997

Mike Woodring

June 20, 1998

Mike Woodring

Sept. 5, 1998

Tim Kelly

June 26, 1999

Mike Woodring

Sept. 4, 1999

Dan Kaszubinski

June 24, 2000

Mike Stelter

Sept. 1, 2001

Alain Bergeron

July 22, 2002

Dan Kaszubinski

Sept. 1, 2002

Bill Coffey

June 21, 2003

Lance Yonge

Aug. 30, 2003

Jeff VanDusen

June 19, 2004

Alain Bergeron

Sept. 4, 2004

June 18, 2005

Jeff Cook

Jeff VanDusen

July 30, 2005

Alain Bergeron

Sept. 3, 2005

Lance Yonge

June 17, 2006

July 29, 2006

Justin Barger

Nick Fratto

Sept. 2, 2006

June 16, 2007

Dan Kaszubinski

Jeff VanDusen

Sept. 1, 2007

June 14, 2008

Bubby Kerrick

Alain Bergeron

Aug. 30, 2008

Alain Bergeron

June 6, 2009

Chuck Hebing

Aug. 1, 2009

Lee Ladouceur

Aug. 15, 2009

Sept. 5, 2009

Justin Barger

Justin Barger

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Northwood 2 Construction/LaSalle Motorsports, SUNY Canton, 730 Truck Stop, Hoosier Racing Tires, Les Constructions Ultra, Cooks Contracting Services, Fondations 4 Saisons, Car Mate Trailers, The National Parts Peddler Newspaper, WestFront Construction, Cobra Coaches, The Ohsweken Speedway, Mohawk Racing Parts, Engine Research, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Total Race Supply, Riverside Bar and Grill, Coffrage Daniel Lampron, Mohawk Valley Community College, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors.