ESS: Thunder Mountain Speedway to host July event

Empire Super Sprints to Make First Ever Appearance at Thunder Mountain Speedway on July 10th SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The 21st Anniversary Tour 2004 for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is shaping up to be a history making season with several new...

Empire Super Sprints to Make First Ever Appearance at Thunder Mountain Speedway on July 10th

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The 21st Anniversary Tour 2004 for the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is shaping up to be a history making season with several new additions and returnees to the schedule. The latest to join that distinguished group is the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, N.Y. The exciting 1/3rd mile oval under ownership of Karl Spoonhower will host the winged warriors of ESS for the first time ever on Saturday night, July 10th.

Thunder Mountain joins the Mercer Raceway Park and Hartford Speedway Park with the maiden voyage in hosting ESS and with the return of the Five Mile point Speedway and Thunder Alley Speedpark (formerly Evans Mills) after more than a decade as well as the Merrittville Speedway and Can-Am Motorsports Park after a one-year hiatus this years 32 date schedule is spiced up from start to finish.

Over the winter months, the Saturday night oval located in the Southern Tier of New York State is gone over a major resurfacing and a new, wider and faster dirt oval was the result. Record speeds will be broken throughout the summer night in July as some of the best sprint car drivers in the northeast will play host to what is expected to be one of the largest crowds in the track's history.

The ESS Tour 2004 will see each full point A-Main event paying $1500 to win with $400 set up for tenth and a whopping $250 just to take the green. To go along with another large contingent of sponsorship programs and a lucrative point fund, the 21st season will top all money totals that ESS has ever offered. The July 10th event at Thunder Mountain will be one of the all important full point shows in deciding the point champion of the year.

With the status of 2003 champion Mike Lutz still up in the air, top ESS stars such as 20 year old Justin Barger, Dan Kaszubinski, Lance Yonge, John Karklin Jr., Mike Stelter, Quebec's Alain Bergeron, Bubby Kerrick, Doug Emery, New Hampshire's Don Sharp Jr. and many others will be looking for their first ever ESS titles.

For more information on the newly revamped Thunder Mountain Speedway please log on to http://www.thundermountain.50megs.com/ and for more information on the ESS Tour 2004 which kicks off Saturday night, May 15th at Mercer feel free to log on to www.empiresupersprints.com .

The sound and the smell of alcohol breathing sprint cars creating their own "thunder" in Center Lisle--.It will be excitement guaranteed!!!

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Series Sprint
Drivers Justin Barger