By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – As the holidays are fast approaching with presents being wrapped for family and loved ones, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) was also wrapped for 2011 and years to come. Thanks to the great work by Atomic Sign Works out of Watertown, NY, the ESS official’s van and merchandise trailer had a new look that turned heads all year.
Decked out in traditional ESS blue with photos presented by Derak Covey and Images by DC, the one piece decal wrap made for a new look that will be seen for years forward.
The sharp design wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the help of seven dedicated sponsors. Special thanks goes to: 730 Truck Stop, Grampa’s Garage Appraisals, Ohsweken Speedway, Rt. 37 Building Supply, Walt’s Hobby, Westward Painting Company and Wilkins RV Center.
730 Truck Stop out of Cardinal, Ontario, Canada and its owner Bob Lodge have been staunch supporters of ESS for many years now. Not only did 730 back the wrap but is also a major contributor of the yearly Canadian Sprint Car Series. Located off exit 730 on the famed 401 it’s a one stop for all your needs whether a visitor on two wheels on up to 18.
From Canada’s capital of Ottawa comes John Cruise’s Grampa’s Garage Appraisals. Cruise will provide appraisals, evaluations and consultations on antique and classic specializing in cars and motorcycles. A fan of the winged sprint cars he also sponsors the #10 of Jeff Cook.
Glenn Styres and his Ohsweken Speedway was also a big part of the 2011 ESS season by not only contributing to the wrap but also sponsoring the nightly A-Main winners Bonus as well. Styres has a fondness for designs and all his race cars, pace and utility vehicles for his successful speedway are wrapped in Ohsweken’s traditional and sharp orange/whit paint schemes.
Rt. 37 Building Supply from Redwood, NY has also supported ESS for many years with many different sponsorship programs. The Bearup family like all forms of local auto racing with their very successful residential and commercial building supply center. They too back the sharp #10 sprinter of Jeff Cook.
Walt’s Hobby Shop from Syracuse is the longest running sponsor with ESS. The sprint car sanctioning body is entering its 30th season and Walt’s Hobby has been involved for 27 of those years. Founded by Walt and Jan Throne and now owned by their son Bruce, Central New York’s largest hobby shop is your home for any of your hobby needs.
Westward Painting Company joined ESS for the first time this year by backing the sharp wrap and also providing the nightly halfway bonus during each full point event. Located in Lyons Falls, NY and owned by Kevin Ward Sr., father of 2010 ESS rookie of the year Kevin Ward Jr. Specializing in industrial coating and painting includes structural steel painting all throughout northern NY.
Wilkins Recreational Vehicles from Bath and Rochester, NY is also a first time ESS backer by being a sponsor of the vehicle wrap. Ron Wilkins is scene at many of the ESS events as he is a part owner and sponsor of the 2011 championship mount of Chuck Hebing. The largest RV dealer in NY offers top quality and prices from many major brands in RV’ing.
The Lucas Oil backed tour as mentioned earlier will be entering its 30th consecutive season of exciting winged sprint car action throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. Special thanks to these seven great supporters in helping all in the club look just a bit sharper for seasons to come!
For more information on these great companies please log on to:
Westward Painting Company – (315) 348-4047www.atomicsignworks.comThe 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, Westward Painting Comapny, 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, Riverside Bar and Grill, Coffrage Daniel Lampron, Jasmin Peloquin Sport, FX Chevy and many, many associate sponsors.
By Dean Reynolds