SYRACUSE, NY – After a well deserved weekend off from full point action, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will kick into high gear this weekend with stops at the Merrittville and Utica-Rome Speedways. The two nights will kick off ESS’ weekend of speed which the winged warriors will run five events in eight nights.
This Saturday marks the first time that the ESS traveling road show visits the exciting D-shaped oval in Thorold, Ontario since 2009 where the “Cobra” Chuck Hebing came away with the victory. The Ontario, NY star will be on hand for the Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada full point event which is run in honor of Gary Cunningham.
Hebing will be joined by fellow ESS stars such as point leader Justin Barger, Shawn Donath, Paul Kinney, Cory Sparks, Alain Bergeron, Michael Parent, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Patrick Vigneault, Kevin Ward Jr., Etienne Girard, Mike Stelter, Joe Trenca, Paul Habeck, Paul Pekkonen, Steve Collins and more.
With its location many of the Ohsweken and Southern Ontario Sprints competitors will be on hand for the event. The son of Gary Cunningham, Travis will have his familiar #71 in the pits along with Glenn Styres, Keith Dempster, Dain Naida, Jamie Collard, Lee Ladouceur, Tyler Rand, Chris Steele, Mikey Kruchka, Todd Hoddick, Jim Huppunen, Stan Zanchin, Jamie Turner, Chris Durand, Jim Porter, John Burbridge and more.
After Merrittville, many teams will head east down the I-90 to Utica-Rome for the second of four visits to the exciting half-mile. New teams joining the ESS brigade on this night will be Jessica Zemken, Sammy Reakes IV, Larry Wight, Charlie Donk, James Hanson, Jason Barney, Tommy Wickham, Warren Alexson, Josh Pieniazek, Dylan Swiernik, Jami Russell, Jared Fink, Steve Hutchinson Jr. and making his return to the ESS ranks, Jeff VanDusen.
Special thanks to Ohsweken Speedway and Kountry Kafe for sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash events on the weekend. The week of speed will then be followed up by a Tuesday night visit to the RollingWheelsRacewayPark and then on to Mohawk International Raceway and Can-AmMotorsportsPark on Friday and Saturday. The final three events will pay $2,000 to win.
Merrittville and Utica-Rome, Ontraio, Canada and New YorkState…The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are invading and for tradition of 30 years it will be excitement guaranteed!!
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Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Merrittville Speedway
|June 13, 1984||Bob Cain|
|Aug. 10, 1985||John Brutcher|
|June 21, 1986||John Brutcher|
|June 20, 1987||Jeff Taylor|
|June 18, 1988||John Brutcher|
|Aug. 26, 1989||Mal Lane|
|June 16, 1990||Kim Gagliardi|
|Aug. 25, 1990||Mal Lane|
|Aug. 24, 1991||Bobby Parrow and John Birosh|
|June 13, 1992||John Birosh|
|Aug. 22, 1992||John Birosh|
|June 12, 1993||Tim Kelly|
|Aug. 21, 1993||Lance Yonge|
|July 9, 1994||Tom Taber|
|Aug. 27, 1994||Tom Taber|
|June 17, 1995||Mike Woodring|
|Aug. 19, 1995||Tom Taber|
|June 15, 1996||Craig Lane|
|Aug. 17, 1996||Mike Woodring|
|June 14, 1997||Bobby Parrow|
|Aug. 16, 1997||Mike Lauterborn|
|July 11, 1998||Dan Kaszubinski|
|Aug. 15, 1998||Scott Holcomb|
|Sept. 19, 1998||Mike Woodring|
|June 12, 1999||Scott Holcomb|
|Aug. 14, 1999||Rob Dietrick|
|Sept. 18, 1999||Doug Emery|
|June 10, 2000||Rob Dietrick|
|Aug. 26, 2000||R.C. Faigle|
|Sept. 16, 2000||Kris Dow|
|June 16, 2001||Mike Woodring|
|June 29, 2002||Mike Woodring|
|June 26, 2004||Dan Kaszubinski|
|June 25, 2005||Lance Yonge|
|June 27, 2007||Bubby Kerrick|
|Sept. 12, 2009||Chuck Hebing|
|Past Empire Super Sprint Winners at Utica Rome Speedway|