ESS: Brockville: Canadian Invasion race one preview

Friday night Brockville visit kicks off VSM Abrasives Canadian Invasion Tour for the Empire Super Sprints. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- May 31st marks the first event to our friends north of the border and it's also the first event on the VSM Abrasives ...

Friday night Brockville visit kicks off VSM Abrasives Canadian Invasion Tour for the Empire Super Sprints.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- May 31st marks the first event to our friends north of the border and it's also the first event on the VSM Abrasives Canadian Invasion Tour for the ever exciting Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Paul Kirkland's Brockville Ontario Speedway (BOS) will be the first of 11 events to the land where hockey and sprint cars rule.

The teams of ESS will have an added incentive this season with the sponsorship from VSM. Not only will each event in Canada count towards the overall ESS championship but a separate $5000 point fund has been established for the 11 events with $1500 going to the point champion. Last year, seven-time ESS champion Mike Woodring just edged ESS rookie and Canada native Ryan Coniam for the Canadian Invasion championship.

Woodring will bring his familiar black #19 to the BOS as will Coniam who's #6 sprinter is also sponsored by VSM Abrasives. Last year Coniam collected his first ever ESS A-Main victory in front of a very loud and proud standing room only crowd. Challenging the tough duo will be local favorite Rick Wilson along with French-Canadian Alain Bergeron. The drivers from the US will be led by Dan Kaszubinski, Lance Yonge, Steve Dow and August winner and ESS rookie of the year Kyle Drum along with a slew of 20 other top drivers.

The tight, quick quarter-mile always produces exciting sprint car racing and on the very last evening in May, this event will be no different. Empire Super Sprints and the Brockville Ontario Speedway--it will be excitement guaranteed!

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