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Empire Super Sprints Set 2013 Slate

Justin Barger (32), Steve Poirier (28) and Lance Yonge battle at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway during a Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints event in 2010. (Harry Cella Photo)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The 2013 season for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will turn into a celebration as it will be highlighted as the 30th Anniversary Tour.

Twenty-eight dates at 18 different tracks will see the very best from two nations battle for supremacy.

The new season will see the first ever Central New York Sprint Speedweek, the return of Selinsgrove, Ohsweken, Fulton. Albany-Saratoga and Humberstone will host full point events, I-88 will host its first ever full point event and on June 8 the series will make its first foray on to asphalt with a trip to Evans Mills.

Once again the backbone to the season long tour is the full point events which have been increased to 22 this year. Utica-Rome leads the way with its three traditional holiday stops, Fonda and Can-Am are back with their familiar two events with Brewerton upping its tally to two this year as well.

Returning to host single full point events will be Autodromes Granby and Drummond, Merrittville, Canandaigua, Lebanon Valley, Mohawk Int’l and Rolling Wheels. They join the tracks mentioned earlier to fill out the docket of 22 full point shows in quest for the Lucas Oil Championship.

Many, many specials spice up in what could be the most exciting schedule in the 30 year history of the 360 sprint car organization. History will be made a few times in 2013 and the five nights in a row Central New York Speedweek brought to you by SUNY Canton has everyone talking.

Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana have their speedweeks and now the Empire State can boast the same feat. All the events from July 3-7 will pay $2,000 to win and the crowning of the overall point champ of the five days will take place with a special point fund.

It’s been talked about for years but in 2013 it will finally become reality and that’s ESS’ first trek on the pavement come June 8. SUNY Canton will also bring you this very lucrative event at the Evans Mills Speedway that pays $2,500 to win and cool $500 just to take the green flag. In the early stages on the announcement this will be an event no one will want to miss.

It’s been tradition that ESS is a part of the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and this year will be no different as the Lucas Oil tours best will be on hand in hopes to capture the $12,000 top prize and king of all 360 sprint car racing in the northeast. The event will be held on Sept. 13 and 14.

For the second year in a row, the stars of ESS will head south to the prestigious Selinsgrove Speedway and take part of the Mach 1 Sprint Car Nationals (Sept. 28) as well as the Mach 1 Sprint Challenge. The winner will see some $8,000 come their way in the Nationals while $2,500 has been set for the victor of the Sprint Challenge that opens the season on April 6.

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