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Posted: Mar 4, 2011 07:08 PM EDT

Patriot Sprint Tour Prepares for Power Presence at Motorsports Expo 2011

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Four of the brightest stars of the Patriot Sprint Tour have their potent rides cleaned up to a high shine and are ready to showcase their winged warriors at the Northeast Race Season’s unofficial kickoff party.


Four Patriot Sprint Cars, which will be piloted in 2011 by Tim Kelly, Vern Wasson, Bob Reis and four-time champion Bryan Howland will be part of the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) Booth at the Verizon Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY on Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13.  It will be the first time at this event under the adjusted series name.


The PST booth will be full of 2011 Schedules hot off the press for fans and teams to pick up and post wherever needed to stay in tune with all of the major dates of this upcoming season.  In addition, race teams will have one last opportunity to complete their registration early and get free stuff, this time without even having to mail it in.


Videos of races of the past will be playing all weekend, all in front of four beautiful sprint cars that are sure to grab the eyes of the thousands in attendance.  Here is some information on the pilots of the cars that will be in attendance.


Bryan Howland has perennially been atop the Patriot standings and his No. 51 Maxim has been a mainstay at the Motorsports Expo, always with a subtle but quality improvement to the primarily black and neon color scheme.


Bob Reis sports a similar paint scheme to Howland for his No. 4.  The Elma, NY veteran driver is entering his second season behind the wheel of a winged sprint car and looks to run a host of PST events while still jumping behind the wheel of a supermodified and asphalt modified on occasion.


Vern Wasson’s No. 5v will make its first appearance in Syracuse.  Wasson finished sixth in the 2010 standings and looks to make a championship run this season with new Eagle Chassis in the arsenal and new crew chief Jeremy Bitner leading the team.


Speaking of championship contenders, Tim Kelly’s No. 12 Avenger will also be included in the Patriot Booth for the first time.  Kelly was the winner of the final full-point Patriot race in 2010 at Eriez and finished third in the standings.  Along with car owner Eddie Vickio, the two-man team is focused on being the inaugural PST Champion.


Motorsports Expo 2011 will once again be a two-day extravaganza, with Saturday’s marathon being held from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.  Sunday’s showcase will be held from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  For more information on the event visit 

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