Busy weekend ahead for ESS on dirt and blacktop

2015 ESS Empire Super Sprints Top Story

2015 ESS Empire Super Sprints Top StoryFrom Dean Reynolds

Syracuse, NY — (June 3, 2015) — It’s the most unique weekend on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) schedule for the 2015 season. Friday night will see the stars and cars on the dirt for a $2,000 to win show at the Mohawk Int’l Raceway and then on Saturday is the annual Asphalt Assault at the Evans Mills Motorsports Park, this year’s version will be a special event as it will be the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial paying $2,500 to win.

The visit to the Akwesasne Reservation always carries extra weight as not only does it pay points for the overall Lucas Oil ESS Championship but also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour, the Einstein Construction Group Canada Tour and also the SUNY Canton Series.

Point leader Steve Poirier will be heading the list of winged sprinters and although winless so far on the tour, the Quebec star will be looking to add as many points possible to strive for his sixth championship. The list of challengers will be still as Jason Barney, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Tommy Wickham, Parker Evans, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Kinney, Zach Weigand, Dave Axton, Mike Stelter, Tim Axton, Etienne Girard, Shawn Donath, Lee Ladouceur, Dan Douville, Denny Peebles, Paul Pekkonen, Guilluame Neiderer and more will be in the field.

Car Mate Trailers brings the heats, WestFront Construction is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash with Lacaillade Masonry backing the B-Main.

Then 24 hours later, it will be special night as we pay tribute to Kevin Ward Jr. The Asphalt Assault found the young star taking the checkers in the inaugural event. This year’s race will be a celebration of Kevin as the winged sprints will take to the Evans Mills oval.

Last year’s winner Lee Ladouceur will be back looking for another victory. Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Doug Emery, Mike Stelter, Kelly Hebing, Dave and Tim Axton, Parker Evans, Paul Pekkonen, Denny Peebles, Tom Fletcher and more will be vying for the large purse being offered.

Westward Painting Company brings you the night’s activities and not only does the 25 lap A-Main pay $2,500 to win, but $1,500 for second, $1,000 for third and $500 just to take the green. L&J Landscaping is sponsoring the $100 to win heats and so far $2,500 has been raised in lap money.