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Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Opens Northeast Small Block Super Season at Evans Mills Speedway May 12

Bill Taylor Photo

OSWEGO, NY (February 1, 2018) – The Lighthouse Lanes SBS touring series will open up the northeast racing season for Oswego Speedway’s signature Small Block Supermodifieds when the division returns to the Evans Mills Speedway for a spring event set for Saturday, May 12.

Added as an additional date for the Small Blocks at Evans Mills this season, the May event joins the return of the Fall Brawl, which will once again be contested on a Sunday afternoon in 2018. That daytime event is set for Sunday, September 16 with a start time to be determined, while the spring show provides an opportunity to go Saturday night racing.

“Evans Mills recently announced their switch to Saturday nights and we thought it would be a good idea to jump on an event early in the schedule before the Oswego season got going,” said series president Mike Bruce. “This race will be two weeks before our championship schedule begins at Oswego. I was happy to work with Vern (LaFave) and Tracy (Chirico) to get this event nailed down. It provides drivers a neat opportunity to race at the Mills for what will be a pretty rare SBS event under the lights up in the North Country.”

The time schedule for the May 12 event at Evans Mills has already been set, with gates opening at 4pm, practice at 4:30pm and racing scheduled to get underway at 6pm. The track’s weekly Mills Modified, Legends, Bandolero, Thunder Stock, 4 Cylinder Truck and Sport Compact classes will join the Small Block Supermodifieds on the race card.

Unlike the 2nd annual ‘Fall Brawl,’ the spring race will not be extra distance, as the Small Blocks will go 30-laps for $600 to win with the full purse rundown to be determined.

Several of Oswego’s Small Block Super regulars have expressed interest in touring with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018 including Dave Cliff, Jack Patrick, Dalton Doyle, Chris Proud, Tim Proud, Greg O’Connor, Barry Kingsley, Cameron Rowe, Jesse Bearup, Mike Bruce, James Babcock, Rob Pullen, Cameron Black, and more. Newcomer Josh Sokolic will also join the tour for all of its 2018 events. Many more additions to the field are expected.

For more information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, you can visit online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBS.

To learn more about Evans Mills Speedway, visit the track’s website at EvansMillsSpeedway.com

Tim Proud Returning to Driver’s Seat with Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018

Photo courtesy of Proud Motorsports

OSWEGO, NY (January 17, 2018) – With this morning’s announcement of the tentative five race schedule that will be the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Tour in 2018, Proud Motorsports is excited to announce team owner Tim Proud’s return to the driver’s seat as part of series events this coming season.

Tentatively set to kick off on Saturday, May 12 at the Evans Mills Speedway, the Small Block Supers will appear at the North Country twice in 2018, including once again on Sunday, September 16th for the second annual ‘Fall Brawl 50.’ On top of Evans Mills, the tour is set to head to the Spencer Speedway in June for the first time after last year’s rainout as well to two more first-time locations at the end of the season which are undisclosed at this time.

“We are looking forward to hitting the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series events again in 2018. Mike (Bruce) and Cam (Proud) have done a great job with it and its been enjoyable for me to get back behind the wheel and have some fun,” Proud said. “We were running up front at Evans Mills last season and came away with a solid top ten finish. I’d like to hopefully be able to contend for the win there both in May and September and then see what we’ve got at the other tracks.”

Proud finished second in his heat race in last September’s Fall Brawl before drawing the outside pole for the main event. The former Oswego campaigner wound up battling 2017 Oswego champion Dave Cliff for the lead for several laps in the early stages of event before a mid-race tangle sent the driver of the Step One Creative No. 54 to the back of the pack, forcing Tim to battle back through the 23 car field and manage a top ten effort in his first main event since 2004.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve ran a feature, so it was nice to run up front and get my confidence back, realizing that we have a car that can win,” mentioned Proud. “Last September we had a great shot at it, but really just didn’t have any luck go our way. I think if we can get a good run in one of the heats up there and start up towards the front again that we have a great shot at being in victory lane.”

Should the former Oswego Small Block runner-up and many time top five finisher manage a victory with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series in 2018, it would be Proud’s first ever Small Block Supermodified main event win as a driver, which would add to prior accomplishments that include eight wins as car builder, four top five finishes, and four heat wins.

To learn more about the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, you can visit the tour online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com.

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Proud Motorsports is PROUD to be sponsored by: Step One Creative, Ken’s Body Shop, GJP Italian Eatery of Oswego, Beacon Hotel, Oswego Quality Carpet, Budget Signs, Dino’s House of Burgers, Xpress Auto Care, Compass Credit Union, CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com, Premier Living Suites, and Lighthouse Lanes.

Tim’s 2018 Events (Tentative):

May – Evans Mills Speedway (1 event)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills Speedway / TBA (3 events)

Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Piecing Together 2018 Events

OSWEGO, NY – With the new season just a few months away, officials with the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series have been busy coordinating potential 2018 event dates with tracks across the region ahead of the series’ second year of competition.

Already penciled in, the Small Block Supermodifieds will return to the Evans Mills Speedway in the North Country for the 2nd Annual Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series ‘Fall Brawl 50’ set to take place on Sunday, September 16. The decision by Evans Mills to race on Saturday nights this season will not affect this event.

“Before and after the holidays, we’ve been busy talking to several tracks across the region about nailing down our 2018 events,” said series president Mike Bruce. “Right now we have the return of the Fall Brawl 50 set go on September 16 with the hopes of at least one additional event at Evans Mills before the season gets started at Oswego.”

Opening Night at Evans Mills Speedway is set for Saturday, May 5 with another regular show taking place a week later on Saturday, May 12. The third event of the season will follow on Saturday, May 19 which also the date of Oswego Speedway’s season opening practice session.

“The goal is to not interfere with any of Oswego’s events,” noted series promoter and media director Camden Proud. “Mike (Bruce) has been chatting quite a bit with everyone at Evans Mills and while it looks like we may not be able to get an event nailed down for May 5, the second week of their season would be our goal. So hopefully we can be at Evans Mills on May 12 as well.”

The return of the 30-lap special for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series to the Spencer Speedway on graduation weekend is also in the works. The Small Block Supers have appeared at the Williamson, N.Y. speed plant several times in the past with the NORA Tour, but this season would mark the first appearance for the division at Spencer in several years.

“I’ve been chatting with John White about bringing back our date from last season to Spencer Speedway and he is definitely interested,” Bruce said. “We’re going to keep working together with him to figure out what’s best for all of us and then get the rest of these dates finalized. The scheduling has been a bit more challenging this year, but none of our events are going to even remotely affect Oswego’s shows whatsoever. We want to make sure we keep this as competitor friendly as possible.”

Two more races have been discussed for this fall following the Fall Brawl 50 at Evans Mills. Both of these shows would see brand new tracks on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series schedule. More information on any additional scheduling or dates will be available in the near future.

A fundraiser for the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series 2018 campaign will also take place prior to the tentative early May event at the Evans Mills Speedway. Details are still being worked out at this time, but the event will return to series namesake Lighthouse Lanes.

For more information on the Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series, you can visit the all new official website online at LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.com. You can also FOLLOW on Twitter @LHLSBSupers or LIKE on Facebook at Facebook.com/LighthouseLanesSBSSeries.

2018 Lighthouse Lanes SBS Series Overview:

May – Evans Mills Speedway (1 events)

June – Spencer Speedway (1 event)

September – Evans Mills Speedway  / TBA (3 events)