SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As the racing season rapidly approaches, the Empire Super Sprints announced Lucas Oil as the presenting sponsor for the entire tour.
The group’s slogan this year will be “ 35/10.” This year marks the 35th season of ESS and also the 10th season with Lucas Oil backing the tour.
ESS has grown to be the one of the leading 360 sanctioning bodies on the U.S. and with the dedicated support from Lucas Oil boasted a $50,000 cash point fund.
“Lucas Oil is not just our tour sponsor, after 10 years they are really like family to us,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “With their support, ESS has been able to keep on growing in the years where local dirt track racing has seen some tough times. In return, teams have come out in strong numbers as we have been able to spread the nightly payouts and also point funds from top to bottom to help as many teams as we can.”
Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a top selling additive line in the American truck stop industry.
Lucas is also one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. A premium line of oils, greases and problem solving additives has helped to firmly establish Lucas as a prominent figure in this marketplace.
The 2016 ESS campaign saw Steve Poirier take his seventh point title and also become the all-time ESS A-Main winner (62) topping Mike Woodring’s 59 victories.
The Lucas Oil ESS Tour will do its annual kick off on April 8 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway for the Spring Showdown which pays $2,500 to win.