AUDIO/FEATURE: SUNY Canton 2nd Annual CNY Speedweek Highlights ESS 360 Sprints During Holiday Week

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SYRACUSE, NY — Story, Audio and Photo by Race Chaser Online New York Correspondent Steven Ovens — Pennsylvania, Ohio and Daytona are famous for it, and now Central New York is becoming famous for it.  2014 marks the 2nd Annual SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek for the 360 Sprint Cars and the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

5 races in 5 nights will be the lineup this year covering tracks of all different size, configuration and speed.  Each track will test driver, machine and will to compete as it will be the most grueling stretch of races that the ESS series will encounter all season long.  If you count the race at Merrittville Speedway on June 28th it comes out to 6 races in 9 nights.

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SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek will kick off a long stretch of action beginning Wednesday July 2nd at the 1/3 mile Brewerton Speedway in Brewerton, NY.  Thursday July 3rd will find the stars and cars traveling down the road to the 5/8 mile Rolling Wheels Raceway for the Stars and Stripes Summer Super Show featuring the 360 Sprints and the Super DIRTcar Series for the Big-Block Modifieds.

Friday July 4th takes the traveling road show North to LaFargeville, NY’s Can-Am Motorsports Park.  Saturday July 5th takes the CNY Speedweek crew to the 3/8 mile high-banked Fulton Speedway.  Sunday July 6th will cap off Speedweek with a traditional Holiday Weekend stop at the 1/2 mile “Action Track of the East” Utica-Rome Speedway.

Michael Parent, who is coming off a late 2013 neck injury, won twice in the inaugural version of Speedweek in 2013.  He picked up wins at Rolling Wheels and at Can-Am enroute to picking up the SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek title over Bryan Howland.  Matt Tanner won a rain-shortened event at Utica-Rom while Stewart Friesen won at Brewerton and Howland at Fulton.

One guy that race fans should keep their eye on is Jeff Cook.  Cook has been enjoying one of his more successful seasons in recent years and already has picked up a win in 2014 at Mohawk.  He also has accrued 5 Top 5’s and 6 Top 10’s while trailing point leader Steve Poirier by only 81 points.  “Jeffer” has an outstanding female pit crew behind him and has what it takes to give Poirier a great run for the title.

You certainly can’t count Poirier out either anywhere his beautiful 28FM car enters an event.  He leads the ESS Championship tour points with 2 wins, the E&V Energy Tour of the States Points, the Cobra Dash for Cash Series, the SUNY Canton Series, Fondations 4Saisons Quebec Series, Insinger Performance Hard Charger points and the Gater Lap Leader points.  Poirier will look to pad his tour championship lead on the SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek series that shut him out in 2013.

One last driver of note this coming week will be the ever versatile Stewart Friesen.  Expect to see Friesen pulling double-duty Thursday night at Rolling Wheels as well as Sunday night at Utica-Rome.  He is normally found piloting the Doug Emery-owned #33 on these double-duty types of occasions.  Friesen has a CNY Speedweek win last year and could very well do it again in 2014.  Remember, you heard it here first!

For more information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints and the SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek, race on over to www.empiresupersprints.com .  Race Chaser Online will have updates from the July 3rd Double Down of Dirt Modifieds and ESS Sprints from the Rolling Wheels Raceway.

Dean Reynolds from the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints joined Steven Ovens & Clint Miller on the Turn 5 Racing Podcast to talk about the upcoming SUNY Canton CNY Speedweek

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