SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Since 2015, NAPA Auto Parts has been the title sponsor of the U.S. Tour for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, and that will continue again this season.
For the sixth consecutive year, NAPA has renewed its sponsorship of ESS to provide an extra point fund for all the full point shows held in the United States.
The Lucas Oil overall championship rewards the teams with the largest point fund in the ESS ranks during each year, however several side point funds add spice to the tour and give an extra goal for some teams.
“NAPA has been a tremendous supporter for ESS over the years and sponsoring the US Tour has been a perfect fit for both,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller. “We have tremendous support from the teams who follow the tour but our secondary point funds are rewarding to many teams in so many ways as well.”
Last year’s tour champion Paulie Colagiovanni also took home the U.S. crown, besting Chuck Hebing, Matt Tanner, Jason Barney and Jonathan Preston.
The 18-year-old sensation took home an extra dollars from the U.S. point fund, which added to his near record total at the annual awards banquet.
The top 15 drivers in this year’s U.S. points will receive cash from NAPA.
The ESS season is set to kick off Friday, April 24 at Fulton Speedway during Highbank Holdup Weekend, followed by a doubleheader of events at Outlaw Speedway on May 15 and Thunder Mountain Speedway on May 16.