MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge announced for 2015


MAHLE Clevite

By Adrianna Irwin

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce the return of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge for 2015!  The challenge offers drivers the opportunity to compete in a mini-championship within the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Series presented by ARP for an additional, separate point fund.

The 2015 MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge will consist of five races held at five different speedways in Michigan and Indiana.  The events that are part of this exciting mini-series are:

  • Saturday, May 16th, at Plymouth Speedway
  • Friday, July 17th, at Tri-City Motor Speedway
  • Saturday, July 18th, at Crystal Motor Speedway
  • Saturday, July 25th, at Butler Speedway
  • Saturday, August 22nd, at Merritt Speedway

In the event inclement weather prevents the completion of the events scheduled for May 16th and July 18th, alternate dates will be Saturday, August 15th, for Plymouth Speedway and Saturday, September 5th, for Crystal Motor Speedway.

The driver earning the most total points in this 5 race event will be awarded a $1,000 payment as the winner of the 2015 MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge.  Point fund monies will be paid out to the top ten finishers in the 2015 MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge.

Every weekend it is on dirt short tracks across America on Friday and Saturday nights where modern day gladiators fight in arenas to see who can be the best.  Grass roots racing is the heart of motor sports, Clevite® engine bearings and MAHLE Original® engine parts are there to make sure these weekend warriors can go the distance and win the trophies. Debates carry on over who is the best on the track, but there is no debate that Clevite and MAHLE Original are the one constant of winning teams throughout grass roots racing.

The full 2015 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP schedule is available at along with series point standings, current news and results.  As a reminder, rules for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP have been opened up in 2015 to include All-Pro heads (with gaskets) and Fremont/Attica legal 305 engines.