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Rules Update

February 24, 2012 by

Rule 8.7 restart rule is changed to the following- All restarts will be single file and occur in turn 4. They will be in the same location as the start of each race. No longer will the frontstretch cone restart rule be used.

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From Mike Strevel

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series is excited to announce that a new program in 2012. Engine Pro has signed on as the sponsor of an exciting program that will offer racers the opportunity to score additional cash at each SOD race.

The program will require the participating racers to run a special Engine Pro decal on their nose wing of their cars. This will make them eligible for this new contingency program. Starting at Crystal Motor Speedway on April 28 the “Engine Pro Lucky Dog” will have the chance to win an additional $100 if they finish in the selected finishing position. After the feature is completed, the feature winning driver will draw a pill for a feature finishing position. Once this position is drawn that car will be checked to see if they are running the Engine Pro nose wing decal. If they are, then they are the “Engine Pro Lucky Dog” and will receive the $100 award. If they do not have the decal then they amount will roll over to $200 for the next race and increase by $100 increments at each race until it is awarded. Once a driver wins the award it will start over at $100 and continue on for the entire 2012 season.

Series Director Mike Strevel was quoted “it is wonderful to have such great supporters of the Sprints on Dirt such as Engine Pro.” “This great relationship started years ago and continues to grow, this shows that Engine Pro is always looking out for the racers and their teams.”

“We are excited to be affiliated with the Sprints on Dirt Series with this new promotion. This series is full of action packed racing and all-around good people so it’s very easy to be a partner with them at the grass roots level of racing. The Sprints on Dirt Series has also become a valuable marketing partner by promoting the Engine Pro name along with the products that are now manufactured by Engine Pro and sold under the Engine Pro label. We look forward to a season of fun and exciting racing in 2012,” stated Scott Overlund, Sales & Marketing Manager of Engine Pro in Grand Rapids, MI.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series sanctions winged Sprint Car races at speedways throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and the Canadian province of Ontario.

The American Sprint Car Series is the largest sprint car sanctioning body in the world. With the Lucas Oil National Series backed by 10 regional series, one can catch all the excitement of an ASCS Sprint Car race at more than 70 different racetracks throughout 18 states and into Canada!

The top winged and non-winged sprint car drivers across the country compete in ASCS competition, with the best of the best gunning for that precious and prestigious Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship!

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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From Mike Strevel

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP is excited to announce that Allstar Performance and Comp Cams have agreed to support the series in 2012.

The long time supporter of short track racers all over the country is excited to be involved with one of the longest running sprint car series in the country. The second heat race at every event will be known as the Allstar Performance/Comp Cams heat race and the winning racer of each of these races will be awarded a $100.00 Comp Cams gift certificate redeemable at Lane Automotive along with a $50.00 Allstar Performance gift certificate that can be redeemed at any Allstar Performance dealer.

“We are happy to continue as marketing partners with SOD and are excited to bring on Allstar Performance as part of our sponsorship. We have been focusing on the addition of open wheel components in our Allstar line and this program provides drivers and teams an incentive to stop by any Allstar dealer and see what’s new. I can’t say enough about Comp Cams’ continued support for the series. They have been our partners with SOD for many years and we are also glad to have their continued support,” stated John Berglund of Lane Automotive.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series sanctions winged Sprint Car races at speedways throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario and will enjoy its 33rd season of operation. The 2012 schedule can be viewed at www.sprintsondirt.com.

In its 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the American Sprint Car Series brings the best of Sprint Car racing to approximately 100 different tracks throughout 30 states and Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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By Mike Strevel

Tulsa, Oklahoma (February 8, 2012)-The 33rd season of sprint car racing will begin at Crystal Motor Speedway on April 28 for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP series.

An incredible variety of events are on the calendar at speedways in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Ontario. A total of 22 races are currently on the schedule and the very special three day Canadian Sprint Car Nationals among the much anticipated 2012 calendar.

Highlights for the 2012 season include the debut of an exciting new event at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth Indiana. This long time asphalt 3/8 mile oval is constructing a racy ¼ mile oval inside the asphalt track will host the series on Saturday June 16.

Advance tickets are available for this event being labeled the “Engine Pro Battle at the Bullring Presented by Hastings Manufacturing, MAHLE/Clevite and Melling Engine Parts”.

The return of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP northern swing will be held on June 29 & 30. The first stop is at the exciting Mt. Pleasant Speedway and then the stars of the Sprints on Dirt will head further north to Rick Ancel’s Merritt Raceway for the return of the winged warriors after several year’s absence.

The King of Michigan race September 7 at Hartford Motor Speedway always brings out the best racers in the Midwest; Hartford also hosts the series on June 1. The series will make return visits to Ohio tracks; Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, and Waynesfield Raceway Park twice, which includes the inaugural Bob Reynolds Memorial race paying $6,000 to win and $600 to start on July 3 to support the NRA racing series. The series will compete at a total of 16 different race tracks during the 2012 championship chase.

Long time supporting tracks of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP returning for 2012 include Cherry Raceway, Owendale Speedway and the Winston Speedway.

Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal MI hosts three events in 2012 and holds the honors of being the only track in the country to host an event every year in the 33 year history of the winged sprint series. To commemorate this great support, the series is excited to announce a special event on Saturday July 21 with the inaugural 33rd Sprints on Dirt Anniversary race. This event will pay $2,033 to win, $300 to start and have a special 33 lap length feature.

The National Racing Alliance Series has agreed to co-sanction this event making its return to Michigan after several years’ absence. Two visits to Owendale Speedway and three to 2011 Sprints on Dirt track of the year Cherry Raceway will be popular stops as well.

Two tracks will be hosting their first shows in 2012. The first is the Tri City Motor Speedway located near Auburn, Michigan on August 3 and the second is at Palo, MI Mid-Michigan Raceway Park on Friday Sept 28 to be a part of Gene Hendrickson’s Corn Harvest races. This event will be sponsored by Miles Petroleum as well as the visits to Winston and Mt. Pleasant.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP will again support the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Oshweken Speedway September 13-15.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series sanctions winged Sprint Car races at speedways throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario and will enjoy its 33rd season of operation. The 2012 schedule can be viewed at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Dustin Daggett is the reigning champion of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP. Daggett has three championships to his credit (2011, 2004, and 2003) to go along with 71 feature wins.

More information about the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, including the 2012 schedule of events, can be found at www.sprintsondirt.com.

2012 Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Schedule

April 28 – Crystal Motor Speedway (Crystal, MI)
*May 25 – Limaland Motorsports Park (Lima, OH)
*May 26 – Waynesfield Raceway Park (Waynesfield, OH)
*May 27 – Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, OH)
June 1 – Hartford Motor Speedway (Hartford, MI)
June 2 – Cherry Raceway (Fife Lake, MI)
June 16 – Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN)
June 29 – Mt. Pleasant Speedway (Mt. Pleasant, MI)
June 30 – Merritt Raceway (Lake City, MI)
*July 3 – Waynesfield Raceway Park (Waynesfield, OH)
July 7 – Owendale Speedway (Owendale, MI)
July 20 – Cherry Raceway (Fife Lake, MI)
*July 21 – Crystal Motor Speedway (Crystal, MI)
August 3 – Tri-City Speedway (Auburn, MI)
August 4 – TBA
August 18 – Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, IN)
August 24 – Cherry Raceway (Fife Lake, MI)
August 25 – Owendale Speedway (Owendale, MI)
August 31 – Winston Speedway (Rothbury, MI)
September 1 – Crystal Motor Speedway (Crystal, MI)
September 7 – Hartford Motor Speedway (Hartford, MI)
September 13 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ONT)
September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ONT)
September 15 – Ohsweken Speedway (Ohsweken, ONT)
September 28 – Mid-Michigan Raceway Park (Palo, MI)
October 6 – TBA
*Races held in conjunction with NRA

The 2012 season marks the 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters, ASCS also consists of ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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Davey Brown

February 6, 2012 by

Veteran sprint car driver Davey Brown hospitalized in Lansing, Michigan after suffering a stroke. At the time of this post no update on Brown’s condition was available. Below is an address to send cards and get well wishes to Sparrow Hospital. Brown won a feature last season with the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP at Crystal Motor Speedway. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Cards can be sent to the following addresses:

Davey Brown 118 Brook St.
Eaton Rapids MI 48827

Sparrow Hospital c/o Davey Brown
1215 East Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912

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