On a cold, windy Michigan night, the action was hot for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season opener at Crystal Motor Speedway as Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan led green to checkered for the win. Ryan, in a 410, won over Matt Foos in a 305 normally driven by Kelsey Ivy. Foos stayed within striking distance of Ryan all race long, but never had a chance to challenge the leader. Dain Naida, started 5th and appeared to get better as the race went on, and took 3rd from Max Stambaugh at the finish. After a brief caution for a spin on lap 2, the next 23 laps went nonstop.
SOD competitor Mark Aldrich started the night off in an exciting way doing a series of flips in turn four during qualifying. The damaged parts were quickly replaced, and Aldrich transferred to the feature through his heat race, but retired early, finishing in 19th place.
Dain Naida came from 4th to win the Engler Machine & Tool heat. Max Stambaugh picked up the COMP Cams heat from the pole position. Matt Foos won the RockAuto.com heat from the pole also.
Dan McCarron won the B Main with Sturat Brubaker, Andy Chehowski, Troy Chehowski, and Austin Nemire also advancing to the feature.
Qualifying – Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each
|Engler Machine & Tool heat||17x||Dain Naida|
|COMP Cams heat||35||Stuart Brubaker|
|RockAuto.com heat||71H||Jared Horstman|
Heat Races – Winners $100 each
|Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1||COMP Cams Heat #2||RockAuto.comHeat #3|
|1||17x||Dain Naida||5M||Max Stambasugh||#||Driver||Contingency|
|2||46||Robert Huisken||Kistler Racing Products||9||Jordan Ryan||Allstar Performance||20i||Matt Foos|
|3||41||Thomas Schinderle||Racing Optics||49T||Gregg Dalman||Racing Optics||71H||Jared Horstman||Kistler Racing Products|
|4||24||Eric Smith||0||Steve Irwin||4||Craig Karazim||Racing Optics|
|5||10s||Jay Steinebach||5B||Chad Blonde||12||Chris Gurley|
|6||47||Robert Bulloch||22m||Dan McCarron||1a||Mark Aldrich|
|7||91L||Lexi Adgate||35||Stuart Brubaker||20A||Andy Chehowski|
|8||17||Dustin Carl||16||Austin Nemire||21T||Troy Chehowski|
|9||18||DJ Lamance||6||Tyler Bearden||89||Chris Pobanz|
Feature – 25 laps
|1||9||Jordan Ryan||Rod End Supply|
|2||10i||Matt Foos||Rod End Supply|
|3||17x||Dain Naida||Rod End Supply|
|4||5M||Max Stambaugh||Schoenfeld Headers|
|5||71H||Jared Horstman||ATL Racing Fuel Cells|
|7||0||Steve Irwin||Allstar Performance|
|9||35||Sturat Brubaker||King Racing Products|
|11||4||Craig Karazim||Keizer Aluminum Wheels|
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Stuart Brubaker, +8
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Thomas Schinderle (6th)
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Jay Steinebach (14th)
Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Craig Karazim
For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.
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), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products, and XYZ Machining. 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, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.