ESS: Friesen Romps From Pole to Win Empire Super Sprints Go at Fonda Speedway

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FONDA, N.Y. — official track release — ESS photo — When Stewart Friesen drew the pole for Friday night’s Empire Super Sprints feature at Fonda Speedway, his competitors knew they were in trouble. Friesen has dominated Fonda’s modified action through 2015 and proven his ability in a sprint car by beating Donny Schatz at Oshweken, so starting the 25-lapper from …

ESS: Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Return to Weedsport on Sunday After Four-Year Hiatus

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WEEDSPORT, N.Y. – official series release — The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are set to continue their season this Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway, the first time since July 2011 that the series has visited the historic facility. Sunday’s event will be run in conjunction with the Empire Super Sprint Hall of Fame induction that takes place at 3 p.m. at the Dirt …

NORTHEAST: Empire Sprints and Patriot Tour to Combine at Canandaigua, SDS Stars & Stripes 100 Moved to CMP

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — official track release — ESS photo — Canandaigua Motorsports Park promoter Jeremie Corcoran announced Friday that the track will host the SUNY Canton Empire Super Sprints on July 2 as part of CNY Speedweeks — with a twist — as the Empire Super Sprints and Patriot Sprint Tour battle it out for 360 sprint car supremacy. The two …

ESS: Tentative 2015 Empire Super Sprints Schedule Released

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — The tentative 2015 schedule for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints has been released. The 32nd Anniversary Tour will see the series visit New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont as well as Ontario and Quebec in Canada. 33 dates make up the calendar, with five dates …

NE DIRT: After 13 Seasons, Gene Cole Sells Utica-Rome Speedway To Bill & Kim Shea

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VERNON, NY — Official Release — Photo By Jeremiah Fish — There has been a lot of rumors and speculation on the future of the Utica-Rome Speedway, LLC and the possible change in ownership in the past several weeks, and now that can be put to rest. A purchase agreement has been made between Gene and Gloria Cole, the current …

NSCS/ESS: Tony Stewart Cleared of Charges By Grand Jury in Ward Jr. Death Investigation

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — staff report — Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America photo — Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will not face charges stemming from the Aug. 9 accident that resulted in the death of sprint car racer Kevin Ward Jr. Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo made the announcement Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 24). Tantillo said a grand jury, …

MOTORSPORTS: Stewart-Ward Case To Be Sent to Grand Jury

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CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — staff report — Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America photo — The Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney’s Office has confirmed it will send all the evidence gathered during the investigation into the death of 20-year-old sprint car racer Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park to a grand jury. It will be up to the members of the grand jury …

360 SPRINTS: Emotional Win for Matt Tanner in Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout at Utica-Rome

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VERNON, NY — official release — Jeremiah Fish Photo — It was an emotional night at the Utica-Rome Speedway as the life of Kevin Ward Jr., was memorialized with the first running of the Kevin Ward Shootout. Ward’s entire family was in attendance and it was only fitting that one of his closest friends picked up the win.  Matt Tanner …

ESS: Friesen Wins Lucas Oil ESS A-Main At Utica-Rome

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VERNON, NY — official release — Stewart Friesen picked up right where he left at the Utica-Rome Speedway in a sprint car, in Victory Lane.  The Sprakers, N.Y., driver took the lead from Paul Kinney in the late stages and never looked back in scoring his first Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) series win of the 2014 season. It …