ESS: Memorial Weekend at Stateline and Eriez Speedways

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - What has become an Empire Super Sprint (ESS) tradition, it's the annual visit to Fritz Seamens' Stateline and Eriez Speedways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, the winged wonders of ESS will...

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - What has become an Empire Super Sprint (ESS) tradition, it's the annual visit to Fritz Seamens' Stateline and Eriez Speedways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28, the winged wonders of ESS will invade the home of the super late models for stops seven and eight on the half a million dollar ESS Tour 2000.

Each weekend it's "full fender frenzy" on the Stateline/Eriez circuit, but for two days we're going to take the doors and fenders off, throw on some fuel injection and put a 25 sq. ft. wing on top. It's the best of "America's Race Cars" ready to put on a battle to the checkered flag!

Last season saw a brand new surface on the 1/3rd mile Stateline oval and track records fell immediately. The sprinters took to the Busti, N.Y. oval with a smile and thrilled both the New York and Pennsylvania side of the grandstands. Craig "Cricket" Keel adapted to the tacky clay right of the bat to win the May event in 1999. Keel will once again be aboard the Earl Pottorff owned sprinter in hopes for a repeat. Looking to challenge the two-time ESS champion will be two-time winner in 2000 Lance Yonge as well as former Stateline winners Doug Emery and Mike Stelter.

The next night it's off to Hammett Pa., a suburb or Erie, to the Eriez Speedway. The long straits and tight corners always prove a challenge to the sprints. Last season, Bill Coffey took his first of two 1999 victories on front of a big crowd. Coffey is also looking for a repeat but stars such as Mike Woodring, Canadian Rick Wilson, Dan Kaszubinski and some 25 other ESS chauffeurs will be out to collect the win laurels as well.

Both nights will showcase three Brodix Cylinder Heads heat events, the KSE Racing Products B-Main as well as the ESS Tour 2000 A-Main where the night's champion will be crowned.

It's time to honor our nation's veterans and what can be better than to take in some Americana...dirt track sprint cars! Stateline on Saturday and Eriez on Sunday, the ESS cars and stars will be on hand to throw some mud in your eye!!

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Series Sprint
Drivers Bill Coffey