By Paul Harkenrider (Sodus, NY) | The first of many exciting off-season announcements for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour is the release of the 2018 tour schedule with 23 events at 14 different facilities covering New York, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. There will be just one overall champion this season with multiple series champions throughout the 2018 program.
The 2018 season will once again kick off at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY, part of the Outlaw Spring Nationals paying $3,000 to win, on Friday, April 20. The series then crosses the border the following night where they will visit the Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, ONT for their annual Spring Sizzler.
After a one year hiatus, the tour will return to “Land of Legends” Raceway (formerly known as Canandaigua Motorsports Park) on Saturday May 5. We will then return for a special Wednesday night affair on August, 29 part of ‘Wednesday Night Bonanza.’
The Patriots will also be returning to the Clinton County Motor Speedway for the first time in several seasons on Friday, June 15 for a $2,000 to win affair. This compliments our traditional visit to Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial paying $2,571 to win.
Traditional stops will be made at PST staple tracks such as Albany-Saratoga, Woodhull, Ransomville, Fulton, Outlaw and Selinsgrove once again in 2018.
New to 2018 is a three day race weekend in Ontario, Canada with an increased purse for all three shows. The weekend will begin at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, July 20, followed by a trip north to Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Saturday, July 21 with Cornwall Motor Speedway concluding the weekend on Sunday, July 22. All three events will be paying $3,333 to win and $333 to start!
Returning for the second straight season is “Labor Day Triple Play in Central PA” as the Patriots venture south to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 31. A debut visit to BAPS Motor Speedway (formerly Susquehanna Speedway) on Saturday September 1 with the weekend concluding on Sunday, September 2 at the Selinsgrove Speedway. All three shows will pay $3000 to win and $300 to start as it is a challenge event with the United Racing Club.
The month of September will once again hold two marquee events for 360 sprint car drivers of the northeast with the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at the Ohsweken Speedway on September 14 and 15 which pays $12,000 (USD) to win. With the following weekend will be the third annual Outlaw Fall Nationals which paying $5000 to win and $400 to start on Saturday, September 22.
More events could be possibly added prior the Syracuse Motorsports Exposition show when a hard copy will be available. Be sure to visit www.patriotsprinttour.com as well as liking ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and following @PatirotSprints on twitter.