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On Friday, August 4th, for the first time since July 18, 1999, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan.

Since SOD’s last race at the Manistee County Fairgrounds, auto racing at the Northern Michigan ½ mile oval has been off and on, but a recently renewed interest in bringing auto racing back to the fairgrounds has resulted in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP beyond limits sprint cars returning to the speedway during the community’s 2017 Onekama Days.

Onekama Days include a wide range of activities on the first full weekend of August, most of them occurring at the Manistee County Fairgrounds. Among them are arts & crafts, 5k run and walk, tennis tournament, classic car show, church bazaars and luncheons, hospitality tent, kids’ activities, dances, Friday night fireworks and a Sunday parade.  Learn more about all Onekama Days activities at

The Manistee County Fairgrounds challenges racers with its large, d-shaped, almost circular track, unlike most configurations competitors are used to racing on.  Get up-to-date info about the Manistee County Fairgrounds at .

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to  For more information about ARP, go to  For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Lane Automotive, and KSE Racing Products.  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, License 2 Play, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.




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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP proudly announces that Driven Racing Oil has partnered with SOD to present the Battlegrounds Bash for the three 2017 SOD races at Butler Speedway.

Butler Speedway is the birthplace of sprint car racing in Michigan.  Sprints On Dirt, leads all regional sprint car racing sanctioning bodies as the most progressive, innovative body in the nation.  The partnership of these two leaders presents racers and fans alike a great opportunity to be part of a new, exciting mini-series.

Now, another leader, Driven Racing Oil, has joined the partnership.  Driven Racing Oil shares the same leadership spirit in the highly competitive field of racing lubricants.  No oil is tested in competition like Driven Racing Oil, and no oil that you can buy has proven itself in Victory Lane like Driven Racing Oil. That’s a track record of a leader that you can believe in.

Driven Racing Oil ‘s Scott Diehl stated: “We are really excited to partner with SOD and Engine Pro with the Battlegrounds Bash as we really appreciate the opportunity to support Sprint Car racing and their engine builders as we continue to grow our business. We look forward to fostering these relationships to mutually benefit the racers along and the other fine companies involved with Sprints On Dirt.”

The first race  of the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash will be on Saturday, June 17, the first Michigan International Speedway 2017 NASCAR weekend; the second race will be on Saturday, July 22, the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend; and the Battleground Bash Championship will be on Saturday, August 12, the MIS final NASCAR weekend.

The series will pay a five-place point fund for the three races, and the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash champion will have a guaranteed starting spot in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Mike Olrich Memorial Race at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2.

Get to know Driven Racing Oil at  For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to  To meet Engine Pro, go to  For more information about ARP, go to  Follow SOD at and on Facebook at

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