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Winston Rained Out

August 30, 2013 by

The Sprints on Dirt program scheduled for Friday August 30th at Winston Speedway has been rained out.

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By Bob Buffenbarger

Plymouth,In.- (August 17th 2013) The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented By ARP made their second and final appearance at Plymouth Speedway Saturday night and Gregg Dalman would lead all 25 laps on his way to the checkers in the “Bob Newton Hoosier Tire Classic”.

Dain Naida was on the pole with Dalman along side and at the green Dalman shot out to the front with Nick Roberts taking second and Ryan Grubaugh third early. Lap three saw the only caution of the event when Shawn Dancer jumped the cushion and was pulled into the turn two wall. Dancer was done for the night.

On the restart, Dalman was not looking back and looked to be on a mission after a close second place finish the night prior at Hartford. Nick Roberts maintained second with Grubaugh, Naida, and Daggett in fifth until late in the feature. Daggett was in his Dad’s car tonight after breaking an axle and damaging his regular mount at Hartford.

At the 20 lap mark, it was obvious Dalman was not going to be caught but the racing behind him was heating up in the final laps. Daggett had made his way into second and Mann had worked his way to third. At the line it was Dalman, Daggett, Mann, Nick Roberts and Grubaugh.

In victory lane Dalman said he “thought we gave it away last night (at Hartford), but he kept digging”. He thanked his hard working crew and sponsors for the win.

Heats for the 20 cars on hand went to Brett Mann, Dalman and Grubaugh. The dash was won by Troy Chehowski.

Tonight was a fast paced, well run program with several push trucks helping out. Thanks go out to the Plymouth Speedway staff.


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP
Plymouth Speedway – Plymouth,In. Saturday August 17th, 2013

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Brett Mann, 2. 2M Dustin Daggett, 3. 23 Joe Geibe, 4. 31 Andy Teunessen, 5. 77 Zane Default, 6. 70 Jim Lingar, 7. 73 Dustin Shriver DNF

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 49T Gregg Dalman, 2. 49 Shawn Dancer, 3. 12R Nick Roberts, 4. 22R Kevin Roberts, 5.10J Chris Jones, 6. 21 Matt Lumbert, 7. Linden Jones

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 2. 07X Dain Naida, 3. 21T Troy Chehowski, 4. 20A Andy Chehowski, 5. 21X Kirk Cheney, 6. 4 Eric Smith DNF

(Top 16 in passing points from the heat races transferred to the A-Main)

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): (Determined starting positions 9-12 in the A-Main) 1. 21T Troy Chehowski, 2. 22R Kevin Roberts, 3. 23G Joe Geibe, 4. 77 Zane Default

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 49T Gregg Dalman, 2. 2M Dustin Daggett, 3. 19 Brett Mann, 4. 12R Nick Roberts, 5. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 6. 07X Dain Naida, 7. 22R Kevin Roberts, 8. 31 Andy Teunessen, 9. 77 Zane Default, 10. 10J Chris Jones, 11. 21T Troy Chehowski, 12. 23G Joe Geibe, 13. 21X Kirk Cheney, 14. 73 Dustin Shriver, 15. 70 Jim Lingar, 16. 19J Linden Jones, 17. 20A Andy Chehowski, 18. 49 Shawn Dancer, 19. 21 Matt Lumbert, 20. 4 Eric Smit


Lap Leaders: Dalman 1-25

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From Mike Strevel

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series is excited to announce that history will be made when the winged sprint cars will make their inaugural visit to the legendary oval Berlin Raceway.

This event not to be missed is scheduled for Tuesday evening September 24. This will be the debut of winged sprint cars on the Marne, MI temporary dirt oval. The 7/16 mile oval is running a selected amount of dirt track events for the second consecutive season in September, with the Sprints on Dirt being included in 2013.

To make this historic event that much more special, the payday for the first ever feature winner will be an incredible $5,000! The 24 car starting field will receive $300 just for making the feature, with an increased payout throughout the starting feature finish. Entries for this race are expected from all over the Midwest and Ontario. This special event will be a non-points finale to the 2013 season just three days after the 2013 champion is crowned at Tri City Speedway in Auburn, MI on Saturday September 21.

“Bringing Sprints to the Berlin dirt track has been something we wanted to do since last year, we wanted to be sure that the track would hold up before we scheduled them,” said Berlin Raceway General Manager, Mike Bursley. “We got a lot of positive feedback last year and are very excited to see the Sprints on Dirt series here.”

Series Director Mike Strevel was quoted “it is very exciting to be a part of such an incredible event. With the success that Berlin had last year with the dirt it was a natural to add the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP for the 2013 dirt schedule.” Strevel also stated “to have that large of a race purse offered should bring the best sprint car racers from all over the Midwest. It just adds to an already can’t miss race and fans shouldn’t hesitate to order their tickets in advance.”

The final event to round out the Keyser’s Port City Racing September Dirt Fest will be the much-anticipated Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP.  They will run along with the final points races for the Keyser’s Manufacturing support divisions of Modifieds and Street Stocks; Bombers will also be in action. Ticket for this historic event will be $20 for adults 18+, $12 for students 12-17, $5 for kids 8-11 and children 7 and under get in for free.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt is currently in the middle of its 34th consecutive season of sanctioning 360 winged sprint car racing in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario. Additional information regarding the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is available at

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From Mike Strevel

Hartford, MI — (August 16, 2013) — In front of an enthusiastic Southern Michigan crowd, the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature was picked up by Brett Mann of Goshen,IN who captured his first feature win of the 2013 season at the Hartford Motor Speedway in dramatic fashion.

A field of 17 winged sprint cars signed in at the huge 1/2 mile oval. Dustin Daggett took the lead from Chris Jones on the first lap and was being challenged by Gregg Dalman the first half of the feature. Just before the half-way point of the a-main Daggett had a severe mechanical failure of his rear axle and the Mott Motorsports 2M car crashed into the turn one wall, thus ending his night. Dalman inherited the lead and looked to have the win with a tremendous lead.

However the veteran driver of the Tracy Rice owned car was not to be denied as he closed on Dalman over the last five laps and was able to make two incredible three wide passes on the last lap to close on Dalman. Making an amazing pass coming out of turn four on the last lap Mann made the pass and took the win. An incredibly excited Mann thanked his car owner, great sponsors and supportive wife and children from the Hartford winners circle. The top five finishers of the evening for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature were-Mann,Dalman, Jones,Andy Teunessen and Ryan Grubaugh.

Heat race wins were captured by Mann and Daggett, the Nitro Black Dash went to Jim Lingar. Robert Huisken flipped his car during hot laps, destroying his car; he was unhurt in the nasty looking accident.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-Hartford Motor Speedway
Friday August 16, 2013
Hartford Motor Speedway, Hartford MI
Car Count 17

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 laps):1. 19 Brett Mann 2. 71 Trey Smith, 3. 10j Chris Jones, 4. 4 Eric Smith, 5. 70 Jim Lingar 6. 18 DJ Lamance 7. 21 Matt Lumbert 8. 73 Dusty Shriver 9. 44 Tom Davies DNS
Allstar Performance/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. 49t Gregg Dalman, 3. 23G Joe Geibe, 4. 00 Ryan Grubaugh 5. 31 Andy Teunessen 6. 21x Kirk Cheney 7. 27K Ryan Kirkendall
Nitro Black Dash- 1.70 Jim Lingar 2. 21X Kirk Cheney 3. 18 DJ Lamance 4. 21 Matt Lumbert

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature
“A” Feature (25 Laps):1.19 Brett Mann, 2.49T Gregg Dalman 3.10J Chris Jones, 4.31 Andy Teunessen,5.00 Ryan Grubaugh 6.21x Kirk Cheney 7. 73 Dusty Shriver, 8. 23g Joe Geibe, 9. 70 Jim Lingar, 10. 27K Ryan Kirkendall 11. 4 Eric Smith 12. 2M Dustin Daggett 13. 71 Trey Smith 14. 18 DJ Lamance 15. 21 Matt Lumbert DNS 46 Robert Huisken & 44 Tom Davies
Engine Pro Lucky Dog-Kirk Cheney $300

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From MCB

The SOD/NRA vs 305 Sprint car Challenge at Fremont Speedway was rained out after hot laps Saturday night. Next up for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP will be a doubleheader weekend August 16th at Hartford Motor Speedway and the 17th at Plymouth Speedway.

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