ESS: Edelweiss, Frogtown, Cornwall preview

Quebec, New York and Ontario--The ESS Tour 2002 is coming to your house. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- One of the most intriguing weekends in the history of the Empire Super Sprints starts this Friday and continues until Sunday night. Three tracks that are...

Quebec, New York and Ontario--The ESS Tour 2002 is coming to your house.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- One of the most intriguing weekends in the history of the Empire Super Sprints starts this Friday and continues until Sunday night. Three tracks that are located in two Canadian Provinces and Northern New York State will add some spice for "America's Race Cars".

Friday night the stars and cars from the ESS Tour 2002 will make it's yearly stop to Autodrome Edelweiss in Cantley, Quebec just north of Canada's capital of Ottawa. The fast 1/3rd mile oval showcases wicked speeds by the winged sprinters which produces a typical SRO crowd of French-Canadian dirt fans. Last year, Steve Dow edged Don Sharp Jr. and Rob Dietrick is a wild 20 lap A-Main. Fans that will converge at the Autodrome can expect much of the same this time around.

On Saturday night it's back to the good 'ole USA and a visit to big, wide Frogtown Int'l Speedway half-mile. While Edelweiss is quick, Frogtown is just plain fast. Its foot to the floor action all night long at the Dennis White promoted facility in Hogansburg, N.Y. In 2001, Rob Dietrick blitzed the field and held off Bobby Podolak and Canadian favorite Rick Wilson for his only win of the season. Dietrick has already cracked the winner's circle twice this year and he will be ready for a repeat performance.

On Sunday, it's just across the St. Lawrence Seaway from Frogtown to the Cornwall Motor Speedway. This event is a makeup from the June 23rd rainout. Back on that wet Sunday evening, 27 sprinters were already in the pits when the skies opened up. The Ontario sprint fans can expect another big field as well as the trademark 11 second laps on the high banked quarter-mile.

Edelweiss, Frogtown and Cornwall, it's a trip up North and the best of ESS will be there to put on a show of shows. Stars like Woodring, Yonge, Coniam, Coffey and many more--.It's excitement guaranteed!!!

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