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Attn fans and racers- The 2012 Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt schedule has had a couple of late adjustments- the Sept 28 date has been cancelled and the October 6 TBA is off the schedule as well. The great news is Tri City Motor Speedway in Auburn, MI has agreed to host the seasom championship race on Saturday Sept 22! More details about this great finale will be coming soon.

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In front of an excited crowd at Owendale Speedway Steve Irwin took the
checkered flag for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP main
event at the racy 1/4 mile oval.

Irwin of Fenton MI started fourth and took the lead on the third lap in the Tracy
Rice owned sprint car. He was challenged repeatedly by current points leader
Gregg Dalman and Brett Mann. This was his first ASCS Sprints on Dirt feature
victory in five years.

Irwin stated: “ It feels great to get back into victory lane at my home track.”The
winner of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature thanked
his fine sponsors and crew.

The top five finishers of the exciting feature race for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints
on Dirt Presented by ARP were—1. Irwin, 2. Dalman, 3. Mann, 4. Jared Horstman,
5.Ryan Grubaugh.

Heat race wins were captured by Irwin, Greg Wheeler, and Davey Brown. The
Brodix Heads dash went to Shawn Dancer.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-

Saturday August 25, 2012

Owendale Speedway, Owendale MI

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 laps):

1. 1 Steve Irwin, 2. 10s Jay Steinbach, 3. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 14 Brett Mann,
5. 4 Eric Smith, 6. Joe Geibe.

Allstar Performance/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps):

1. 16c Greg Wheeler, 2. 49t Gregg Dalman, 3. 17 Jared Horstman, 4. 49 Shawn
Dancer, 5. 21t Troy Chehowski, 6. 20a Andy Chehowski

Butlerbuilt Seats Heat Race #3 ( 8 Laps)

1. 10x Davey Brown, 2. 31 Andy Teunessen, 3. 89 Chris Pobanz, 4. 70 Jim
Lingar, 5. 22t Tank Brackenberry

Brodix Heads Dash (4 Laps):

1. 49 Shawn Dancer, 2. 89 Chris Pobanz, 3. 14 Brett Mann, 4. 70 Jim Lingar

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature

“A” Feature (25 Laps):

1. 1 Steve Irwin, 2. 49t Gregg Dalman, 3. 14 Brett Mann, 4. 17 Jared Horstman,
5. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 6. 21t Troy Chehowski, 7. 20a Andy Chehowski, 8.
31 Andy Teunessen, 9. 10s Jay Steinbach, 10. 2g Joe Geibe, 11. 22t Tank
Brackenberry, 12. 4 Eric Smith, 13. 70 Jim Lingar, 14. 89 Chris Pobanz, 15.
16c Greg Wheeler, 16. 10x Davey Brown, 17. 49 Shawn Dancer

Engine Pro Lucky Dog- 16c Greg Wheeler

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Daggett Picks off Cherry

August 25, 2012 by

By Mike Strevel, Jennifer Peterson photo

On a beautiful evening at Cherry Raceway Dustin Daggett took the checkered flag for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP main event at the exciting ¼ mile oval.
Daggett of Portland, MI started in third position for the twenty five lap main event. There were only two cautions that slowed the event. A battle developed early with Jared Horstman and eventual winner Daggett.
The feature winner in his Maxim chassis was able to capture the $1,200 first prize in exciting fashion after that challenge. Several battles developed throughout the field with Gregg Dalman, Ryan Grubaugh, and Shawn Dancer all swapping positions in the later stages of the feature.
Daggett stated: “It’s been tough getting wins with SOD this year, and I’m happy to be in the Engine Pro winners circle at Cherry Raceway tonight.” The winner of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature thanked his fine sponsors including Miles Petroleum, Sweet Manufacturing, and Richardson Farms.
The top five finishers of the exciting feature race for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP were—1. 2m Dustin Daggett , 2. 17 Jared Horstman, 3. 49t Gregg Dalman, 4. 00 Ryan Grubaugh , 5. 49 Shawn Dancer
Heat race wins were captured by 31 Andy Teunessen, 49t Greg Dalman, and 17 Jared Horstman.
Brodix Head Dash went to 16c Greg Wheeler.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-
Friday August 24, 2012
Cherry Raceway-Fife Lake, MI
Car Count (21)
Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 laps):
1. 31 Andy Teunessen, 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 2g Joe Geibe, 4. 20a Andy Chehowski, 5. 89 Chris Pobanz, 6. 4 Eric Smith, 7. 46 Robert Huisken
Allstar Performance/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps):
1. 49t Gregg Dalman, 2. 14 Brett Mann, 3. 21 Matt Lumbert, 4. 1 Steve Irwin, 5. 2t Ralph Brackenberry, 6. 21t Troy Chehowski, 7. 16 Ryan Ruhl
Butlerbuilt Seats Heat Race #3 (8 Laps):
1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 16c Greg Wheeler, 4. 49 Shawn Dancer, 5. 10s Jay Steinbach, 6. 70 Jim Lingar, 7. 10x Tracy Rice
Brodix Heads Dash (4 Laps):
1. 16c Greg Wheeler, 2. 2g Joe Geibe, 3. 20a Andy Chehowski, 4. 89 Chris Pobanz
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature
“A” Feature (25 Laps):
1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 17 Jared Horstman, 3. 49t Gregg Dalman, 4. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 5. 49 Shawn Dancer, 6. 31 Andy Teunessen, 7. 1 Steve Irwin, 8. 46 Robert Huisken, 9. 2g Joe Geibe, 10. 21t Troy Chehowski, 11. 10s Jay Steinbach, 12. 4 Eric Smith, 13. 70 Jim Lingar, 14. 89 Chris Pobanz, 15. 21 Matt Lumbert, 16. 20a Andy Chehowski, 17. 16c Greg Wheeler, 18. 10x Tracy Rice, 19. 14 Brett Mann,
16 Ryan Ruhl-DNS, 2t Ralph Brackenberry-DNS

1. Engine Pro Lucky Dog- 21 Matt Lumbert

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Jim Wohlfeil

August 21, 2012 by

Former sprint car driver and current car owner Jim Wohlfeil passed away on Friday.  Wohlfeil hailed from Michigan and raced sprint cars throughout the Midwest before becoming a car owner.  Wohlfeil most recently had Chris Jones behind the wheel of his Ford powered #3w car.

Wohlfeil’s father Jim also was a racer and car owner during the heyday of Midget Car racing and is a inductee of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame .

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By T.J. Buffenbarger

Plymouth, IN – (August 18, 2012) – Tony Stewart won Saturday night’s Engine Pro Battle at the Bullring presented by Hastings Manufacturing, Mahle/Clevite, and Melling Engine Parts with the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP at Plymouth Speedway.

Stewart led all 30-laps of the feature event on his way to victory, but the last five laps were side by side swapping lines with Ryan Grubaugh. On the final lap Stewart protected the bottom while Grubaugh motored to the top, shooting off the end of the track onto the larger paved oval. Grubaugh salvaged a fourth place finish.

“I was a little worried I gave that one away,” said Stewart in victory lane. “I could see (Grubaugh) down there and was getting a little worried I opened up the door for him.”

Steve Irwin and Stewart started on the front row of the 30 lap main event. Stewart took the lead from the start while current ASCS SOD point leader Gregg Dalman moved into second spot around Irwin. Dalman stayed close to Stewart through the first portion of the race when Nate Bostrum spun in turn two with four laps in.

Stewart was able to pull away during the restart and open up a sizeable advantage. This is when Grubaugh began his charge from 12th starting position after having to run the B-Main event after failing to go to the scales following his heat race event. Grubaugh started motoring around the top side of the 1/5th mile oval and broke into the top five by 12 and was up to fourth position on lap fourteen when the caution flew for Jay Steinbach spinning off turn three.
The caution helped close the gap Stewart had opened up vanished for the restart. Grubaugh went right to the top and took over third on lap 17 from Irwin and then battled with Dalman for the second spot. Grubaugh passed Dalman on lap 20 and began his pursuit of Stewart.

Meanwhile Stewart was mired in heavy lapped traffic. It was the opportunity Grubaugh needed as he closed quickly on the 2011 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion. With three laps to go Grubaugh made his move and got the bottom away from Stewart in turns one and two. Stewart managed to hold onto the lead as the duo exchanged lines racing side by side over the final two laps.

On the final lap Stewart held the bottom while Grubaugh went to the top line he had used so well throughout the race. Going into turn three Grubaugh banged the cushion and drove off the end of the race track. Stewart went on to win while Dalman and Irwin claimed second and third position. Grubaugh and Ryan Ruhl rounded out the top five.

Dalman, Brett Mann, and Stewart won the heat race events, Andrew Chehowski won the Dash, and Grubaugh won the B-Main event.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Engine Pro Battle at the Bullring presented by Hastings Manufacturing, Mahle/Clevite, and Melling Engine Parts
Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth, IN
Saturday August 18, 2012

Heat Race Events (Top 12 in passing points transferred to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 Heat Race #1 (10 Laps): 1. Gregg Dalman, , 2. Trey Smith, 3. Troy Chewhowski, 4. Dustin Shriver,5. Ryan Ruhl, 6. Jay Steinbach, 7. Eric Smith.

Allstar Performance & Comp Cams Heat Race Heat Race #2 (10 Laps): 1. Brett Mann, 2. Steve Irwin, 3. Greg Wheeler, 4. Don Bostum, 5. Nate Bostrum, 6. Ryan Grubaugh. (Grubaugh scored last after failing to go to the scales after the heat race event)

Butlerbuilt Seats Heat Race Heat Race #3 (10 Laps): 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Andy Teunessen, 3. Robert Huisken, 4. Andy Chehowski, 5. Joe Geibe, 6. D.J. Lamance.

Brodix Heads Fast Car Dash (4 Laps): 1. Andy Chewhowski, 2. Dustin Shriver, 3. Robert Huisken, 4. Don Bostrum (Finish determined starting positions 9-12 in the “A” Feature)
“B” Feature (15 Laps): 1. Ryan Grubaugh, 2. Ryan Ruhl, 3. NateBostrum, 4. Jay Steinbach, 5. Joe Geibe, 6. Eric Smith, 7. D.J. Lamance (First four finishers transferred to the “A” Feature)

A-Main (30-Laps); 1. Tony Stewart, 2. Gregg Dalman, 3. Steve Irwin, 4. Ryan Grubaugh, 5. Ryan Ruhl, 6. Andy Teunessen, 7. Trey Smith, 8. Troy Chehowski, 9. Greg Wheeler, 10, Dustin Shriver, 11. Brett Mann, 12. Nate Bostrum, 13. Robert Huisken, 14. Andy Chehowski, 15. Jay Steinbach, 16. Don Bostrum.

Lap Leaders: Stewart 1-30

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Andy Chehowski

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