SYRACUSE, NY — official release — Its been a long three weeks since the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) kicked off their 31st consecutive point season opener at Can-Am Motorsports Park. Now the popular tour is ready to tackle the famed Selinsgrove Speedway with the Mach 1 Chassis Spectacular on Saturday night, May 17th.
The 25 lap A-Main will pay a cool $3,000 with the payoff of $300 ready to just take the green. The event is the largest full point show payoff of the 2014 season.
South Onondaga, NY’s Shawn Donath came out of the box strong putting a horrible 2013 season behind him with a $2,000 victory at Can-Am. While he did lead wire to wire, it was a fight to the finish with Cory Sparks and defending champion Steve Poirier right behind at the checkers.
It’s still very early in the point chase and the cream of the crop will be at the Snyder County Oval. Paul Kinney, Kevin Ward Jr., Chuck Hebing, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Etienne Girard, Jason Barney, Patrick Vigneault, Joe Trenca, Dave and Tim Axton, Parker Evans and more are looking to take on the track faithful.
Mach 1 Chassis builder Mark Smith currently leads the points at Selinsgrove, last years winner TJ Stutts, Mike Walter, Brock Zearfoss, Jason Shultz, Pat Cannon, Duane Mausteller, Mark Bitner, Dan Mazy and others will be defending the home turf.
Other drivers that have shown interest and could be in the field include Canadian Jamie Collard and the “Doc” Steve Collins who both will be coming from the Ohsweken Speedway the night before.
Car Mate Custom Built Trailers brings you the heats, Dave Franek Auto Sales is sponsoring the Cobra Coaches Dash event with the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main rounding out the field for the Mach 1 Spectacular.
An added bonus is also the Mach 1 Chassis Pa. Mountain Challenge where the top five in points from the Selinsgrove event and the July 19th event at the Bradford Speedway will share in the point fund.
The history and the speed of the Selinsgrove half-mile, the invasion of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints…it’s $3,000 to win and it will be excitement guaranteed!
For more information on the event, visit the track’s website at http://www.selinsgrovespeedway.com/, follow them on Twitter @SelinsgrovePR or give them a “Like” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Selinsgrove-Speedway/198833163496169.
For more information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, you can find them on the web at www.empiresupersprints.com, follow them on Twitter @ESSprints or hit “Like” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints. You can also access them on Android devices with the Android App: Empire Super Sprints.
Past Empire Super Sprint winners at Selinsgrove Speedway.
|July 8. 1995||Kramer Williamson|
|May 18, 1996||Bobby Parrow|
|July 6, 1996||Rick Koenig|
|March 31, 2012||Pat Cannon|
|Sept. 1, 2012||Pat Cannon|
|Apr. 6, 2013||Tony Stewart|
|May 18, 2013||TJ Stutts|
|Sept. 28, 2013||TJ Stutts|