Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Stars Head to Autodrome Granby and Drummond

By Dean Reynolds

SYRACUSE, NY – Each year one of the look forward to trips on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) tour is the weekend visits to the Autodromes of Granby and Drummond.  This weekend will be the first of three of those trips and with last weekend’s wash out it will kick off the Northwood 2 Construction/LaSalle Motorsports Canadian Sprint Car Series.

Granby and Drummond produce the largest purse for a full point show on the entire Lucas Oil tour with each event paying $2,000 to win with $450 just to take the green.  With the added dollars the Quebec fans will see a great battle among their fellow Canadian sprint car drivers vs. the drivers from the United States for bragging rights.

Current ESS point leader Lance Yonge will lead the brigade up to Quebec.  As a matter of fact, the top seven drivers in points are from the states and all seven will be towing North which include Doug Emery, Justin Barger, Chuck Hebing, Tim Kelly, Tommy Wickham and Jessica Zemken. 

While they had a slow early start, the Canadian faithful will be out in full force looking to improve their point status.  Defending champion Steve Poirier, Michael Parent, Brian McDonald, Lee Ladouceur, Alain Bergeron, Daniel Lampron, Normand Beaudreault, Sylvain Ericksen and others will be hoping to give the expected big crowds something to cheer about.

Throw in Jeff Cook, Anthony Cain, Cory Sparks, Jim Porter, James Hanson and possibly a modified driver or two fans will have a pit full of winged wonders.

The Northwood 2 Construction/LaSalle Motorsports Canadian Sprint Car Series brought to you by 730 Truck Stop and Genesis Shocks in an association with Mohawk Racing Parts, Engine Research and Coffrage Daniel Lampron is a series within a series on the Lucas Oil Tour.  More than $12,000 is set up for the special 10 race series North of the border.  With the rain out events at Ohsweken and Merrittville, Granby and Drummond will now kick off that tour.

Autodromes Granby and Drummond…the stars and cars from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.  On June 5 and 6 it will be a tradition that has carried on for over 26 years and that is excitement guaranteed!!

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