By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – It’s been since September of 2008 since winged warriors of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) have visited West Lebanon, NY and the high banks of the Lebanon Valley Speedway. For the first time, the winged machine will share the bill with the mighty big block modifieds on the Valley’s regular Saturday night.
Herrington Farms and Camara Slate are bringing you the stars and cars from the popular traveling organization. Crate Sportsman campaigner Jason Herrington himself will also be in the ESS field piloting a Doug Emery owned mount.
Coming into the Saturday night event is one of the closest point battles in ESS early season history with some new names entering the championship picture. Shawn Donath backed up his win at Autodrome Granby with a third and second to continue to lead the overall Lucas Oil points. The “Cobra” Chuck Hebing, local star Cory Sparks, last years Lane’s Yamaha Rookie of the Year Kevin Ward Jr. and 2006 champ Alain Bergeron follow the Doug Emery Motorsports #33.
These stars along with Steve Poirier, Michael Parent, Jeff Cook, Lance Yonge, Justin Barger, Dylan Swiernik, Matt Tanner, Mike Stelter, Jared Fink, Anthony Cain, Tyler Rand, Tommy Wickham, Patrick Vigneault, Warren Alexson, Josh Pieniazek and Curtis Bradshaw look to be in the pits.
Expected to make their first ESS starts of 2011 are along with Herrington are Jami Russell, James Hanson, Lacey Hanson, Clay Dow, Dick Spadaro and possibly a few more.
Car Mate Custom Built Trailers brings you the heat events, PowderTech Custom Coated Finishes will back the Cobra Coaches Dash Series event with Engine Research B-Main rounding out the qualifying before the 25 lap A-Main.
The high banks of Lebanon Valley, the winged machines from the Lucas Oil Tour…it will be tradition of excitement guaranteed!!
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Past Empire Super Sprints Winners at Lebanon Valley
Sept. 5, 1987 Lonny Riehlman
Sept. 5, 2008 Steve Poirier
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