By Dean Reynolds
SYRACUSE, NY – This weekend will find a break in the full point action from the busy Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 2011 tour schedule. The newly revamped Northern Summer Nationals kicks off this weekend at the Ohsweken Speedway and the South Buxton Raceway and fans will see some of the ESS stars in action.
While points are not being paid, money is being offered and in a big way. On Friday the winner at Ohsweken will collect a cool $3,000 from the posted $16,850 purse. Then on Saturday at South Buxton, the winner will get $2,000 from the posted $12,750 purse.
The Northern Summer Nationals has seen changes over the years with this year now offering four events with two at each venue. While scheduling conflicts will only see ESS be a part of the first two events, the sprinkling of the ESS stars in what will be a star filled field is an added bonus.
Some of the drivers that have interest this weekend is defending ESS champion Steve Poirier who has success at Ohsweken winning two Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Other drivers looking to make the trip are Tyler Rand, Chris Jones, Jim Porter, Daniel Lampron and possibility of a few more.
For all the information on pay off, procedure and rules please visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com and for more information on the increasingly popular South Buxton Raceway please log on to www.southbuxtonraceway.com
As the Lucas Oil Tour is ready to tackle the summer months, visit www.empiresupersprints.com for all the latest news and updates. There you will find the tradition continued of excitement guaranteed!!
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