EDMONTON, AB – One of the top drivers from the Fountain Tire Alberta Sprint Tour makes his debut in a full bodied NPP Late Model stock car this weekend at Castrol Raceway.  Ardrossan’s Wade Fleming will be a special guest driver at the 13th annual Oilmen’s Invitational on Saturday and Sunday night.  “I’m going out to have a little fun this weekend,” says the seven-time Castrol Raceway Sprint Car season champion, “I’ll jump in, drive it to the line and go, it shouldn’t be that stressful.”   This is not the first time Fleming has been behind the wheel of a full bodied race car.  “I tried it I think, 15 years ago.  Tim Boychuk let me drive his Wissota Car back in the early days of the track before the NPP Late Model class showed up,” says Fleming, “I lasted only a few laps when someone crashed into me.”  Although Fleming may not be familiar with the NPP Late Model race car, he is very familiar with the name Northern Provincial Pipelines.  The Edson, Alberta based company has been a proud sponsor of Fleming’s #7 Sprint Car for close to a decade.  “We bumped into each other at AMS Engines in Edmonton,” remembers NPP owner and Late Model series founder Dwight Kennedy, “Unfortunately,” he says with a grin, “Wade was running a Chevy engine.  We talked a lot about racing and our race cars and the next thing we were doing was putting a Dodge power plant in his Sprint Car.”  Fleming, who has won 2 Castrol Raceway track championships the last four year’s is looking forward to this weekend’s event albeit a bit hesitantly.  “It may take a few laps to get used to the car but I should be okay.”  Dwight Kennedy indicates that having special guest drivers is a great way to promote the NPP Late Model Series.  “I’ve talked to a few other drivers who are currently checking their schedules.  So I’m hoping for a few more surprise guest drivers before the end of the season.”