ESS: Little Valley and Woodhull next up on tour

Little Valley and Woodhull Next Up on the Empire Super Sprint Tour 2000. By Dean Reynolds Syracuse, N.Y. - The weekend of May 19 and 20 will prove big and small for the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Tour 2000. On Friday night the ESS traveling...

Little Valley and Woodhull Next Up on the Empire Super Sprint Tour 2000. By Dean Reynolds

Syracuse, N.Y. - The weekend of May 19 and 20 will prove big and small for the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) Tour 2000. On Friday night the ESS traveling road show will make the first of three visits to the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds and monster half-mile that makes up the Little Valley Speedway. The next night the teams will head East on Rte. 17 to the tight confines and the high banks of the Woodhull Raceway.

ESS was proud to be a part of history in 1997 when the small hamlet of Little Valley, N.Y. came to life with the roar of sprint cars. It was the first race at the Fairgrounds in several decades. Promoter John Charlesworth is entering his fourth year at the helm and has put together a very ambitious schedule for the new millennium. The first event of 2000 will find the winged warriors taking to the long straits and tight corners that Little Valley offers.

Five time and defending ESS champion Mike Woodring has taken a liking to the high speeds at Little Valley and will be the favorite coming into the nights action. Woodring will have his hands full with many stars in the pits as well as local favorites Chris Shuttleworth and Tim Zimbardi. It's a guarantee that the 3000 plus seat covered grandstand will be packed to capacity.

When coming to Little Valley, bring the entire family as the Fairgrounds brings a carnival atmosphere. Home cooked food, the comforts of home and over 30 of "America's Race Cars" will make it one special night.

Scott and Amy Drake have done wonders with the Woodhull Raceway located in Southern, N.Y. State. While it's longtime motto of "Having fun in the boonies" still holds true, Woodhull offers some of the wildest dirt track action on the ESS tour. The small 1/3rd mile oval boasts the highest banks of any track and the sprinters really fly around Woodhull.

Last year saw Tim Kelly take the win in front of a huge crowd. While it was a popular win aboard the Tom and Mary Wade owned sprinter, a new winner this year is guaranteed. Tim Kelly is now taking a break from sprint car action which means there will be a whole slew of hungry sprint car drivers in the pits. Top stars such as Lance Yonge, Dan Kaszubinski, Bill Coffey and many more will be looking for the Woodhull trophy.

Little Valley and Woodhull are next up on the half a million dollar Empire Super Sprint Tour 2000. Southern, N.Y....Sit down, buckle up and let the ESS super sprinters throw mud in your eye!!! For more information feel free to log on to the official ESS website at www.empiresupersprints.com .

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Series Sprint
Drivers Bill Coffey