The Mach 1 Chassis A-Main Announced for 2018; Each Lucas Oil ESS A-Main to Pay at Least $300 to start

SYRACUSE, NY – In a major sponsorship announcement, Mach 1 Chassis from Mechanicsburg, Pa. has come aboard as the title sponsor for each A-Main in 2018 for the 35th Anniversary Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). Each full point A-Main will now pay at least $300 to take the green.

It was announced just before the season took the initial green flag that each A-Main was to be $275 to start, now with Mach-1’s backing that has been increased to $300.

“We just have so many great sponsors that help all teams who come to an ESS event and Mach 1 has been a major force over the past few years,” noted ESS President Chuck Miller, “With their help it’s great to know that every team that makes the A-Main with ESS this season will take home at least $300. Racing always will be an expensive sport and we hope this helps just a little bit.”

The $2,000 to win, $300 to start A-Main’s will begin on May 18th and 19th at the Outlaw and Thunder Mountain Speedways. There are also several A-Main’s that will continue to pay more to take the green which includes all events in Quebec which are $500 to start and also the event at Cornwall that pays $325 to take the green.

Mach 1 has also been the title sponsor of Hard Luck Award since 2012 where the recipient receives a complete frame from Mach 1. ESS teams running Mach 1 sprint cars include Matt Tanner, Matt Billings, Jeff Cook, Coleman Gulick, Alex Vigneault, Parker Evans, Tommy Wickham, Dale Gosselin, Yan Bilodeau and more.

The Mach 1 shop in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was recently renovated and features all the latest manufacturing and welding equipment to build top-of-the-line race car chassis and parts. In addition to chassis, Mach 1 fabricates front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, wing trees, as well as repairs chassis by other manufacturers. There’s also a state-of-the-art shock dyno and flow bench to test fuel pumps, fuel systems, and nosels. Please visit

Jason Barney and Paul Kinney have taken the first two checkered flags for 2018 with Tanner, Gulick, Jonathan Preston, Billy VanInwegen, Shawn Donath, Brett Wright, Billings and several more having strong starts.

Thanks to Mach 1 Chassis, $300 to take the green which adds to the Lucas Oil ESS Tradition of excitement guaranteed!

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