Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Announces Universal American Stars and Stripes Tour!

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major sponsorship agreement, Universal American based out of Rye Brook, NY will present the Stars and Stripes Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). To join the Le Groupe Ultra Tour of Canada, all the full point events held in the United States will now carry a separate point fund.

“We are very proud to have Universal American aboard for the 2012 season and we hope that we can get the word out on the benefits that they offer. To have them back our US tour will benefit many teams for this year.” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “The overall tour backed by Lucas Oil is of course the biggest prize but we have had a very successful Canadian Tour point fund for many years and now we were able to put together one for the States.”

Miller continued, “The overall point fund rewards the teams that follow the tour but we have been doing the mini point funds for years and has proved very successful in getting as many cars to each event. We know not every team can do the entire tour so there might be a certain mini point fund that fits into their plans. Not only does ESS have the highest nightly cash payout but the drivers will also race for the largest point fund total as well.”

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The Stars and Stripes Tour will kick off in just two days (Saturday) at the Lucas Oil ESS opener which will take place at the Can-Am Motorsports Park. Points will now be awarded for the overall point fund and the SUNY Canton Series making this a vital stop for 2012.

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