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Mother Nature continues to follow the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP as Showers & Thunderstorms throughout the morning and continuing into the afternoon with a forecast for more of the same in the evening have forced SOD & Baer Field Motorsports Park Officials to Postpone tonight’s events to tomorrow (Sunday, May 21st)….

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Race #1 at Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana will go an hour earlier across the board with the revised Schedule of Events listed below.

Schedule of Events for Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Baer Field Motorsports Park (Fort Wayne, IN)

Pit Gates Open: 2:00p.m.
Pill Draw: 2:00-3:30p.m.
Drivers Meeting: 3:30p.m.
Grandstands Open: 3:30p.m.
Engine Heat: 3:45p.m.
Practice: 4:00p.m.
Qualifying: 5:00p.m.
Racing: 6:00p.m.

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sprintsondirt.com/2017/05/14/historic-weekend-up-next-for-sod-at-hartford-and-baer-field/

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The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP were scheduled to take on the newly reconfigured 3/8s (0.375) mile high-banked dirt oval of Hartford Speedway on Friday, May 19th. Unfortunately, Mother Nature would have a say as Rain Showers and a forecast for more of the same throughout the afternoon and into the evening have forced Series & Track Officials to postpone King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race #1.

Both Series & Track Officials are diligently working on a suitable makeup date for the track located west of Kalamazoo in Hartford, Michigan and when that is determined, it will be announced.

SOD now shifts focus to the next event on the schedule on Saturday, May 20th, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Race #1 at Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The last time SOD raced in the Summit City was back in 1994 during the days of the SOD Schedule consisting of both dirt and pavement facilities. Denny England went to victory lane back on September 10th, 1994.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 20th, 2017
Baer Field Motorsports Park (Fort Wayne, IN)

Pit Gates Open: 2:30p.m.
Pill Draw: 4:00-5:00p.m.
Drivers Meeting: 5:15p.m.
Engine Heat: 5:30p.m.
Practice: 5:45p.m.
Qualifying: 6:15p.m.
Racing: 7:00p.m.

Click on the link provided for more event information:
sprintsondirt.com/2017/05/14/historic-weekend-up-next-for-sod-at-hartford-and-baer-field/

Click on the link provided to follow live timing and scoring, via Motor City Racing Promotions & Race Monitor: motorcityracing.co/livetiming

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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP racers and fans alike are experiencing excitement overload in anticipation of a history-making May 19th and 20th “May Mayhem” weekend.

While SOD will be at two speedways it has raced at before, both races will be on new tracks.  SOD returns to Hartford Speedway, a familiar venue for several years now.  SOD also travels to Baer Field Motortsports Park in Fort Wayne Indiana, where SOD has raced before, but over 20 years ago during a few years when SOD ran pavement as well as dirt.

On Friday, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan Race #1 at Hartford Speedway will take place on the reconfigured 3/8 mile oval.  Excitement is running high for Tim Dibble’s new track layout that is sure to challenge racers. It is configured very differently at each end making the optimal set up a compromise.

On Saturday, SOD will make history with the first race to be held on the new Baer Field track.  The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will kick off its 2017 series on the newly created ¼ mile oval inside the existing paved track.  Promoter Dave Muzzillo is confident that the track layout will quickly become a big hit with race fans as exciting, close-quarters racing should be the norm.  As an extra effort to make sure the inaugural race goes as planned, the next day, Sunday, May 21 has been set as a rain date.

Visit the Hartford Speedway website at www.hartfordspeedway.net.  Check out Baer Field at www.baerfieldmotorpark.com.

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, results, 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.

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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

Heat Group # Driver
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
  # Driver Contingency   # Driver Contingency        
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

B-Main

  # Driver
1 22m Dan McCarron
2 35 Stuart Brubaker
3 20A Andy Chehowski
4 21T Troy Chehowski
5 16 Austin Nemire
6 47 Robert Bulloch
7 89 Chris Pobanz
8 18 DJ Lamance
9 91L Lexi Adgate
10 17 Dustin Carl
11 6 Tyler Bearden

Feature – 25 laps

  # Driver Contingency Awards
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
6 41 Thomas Schinderle
7 0 Steve Irwin Allstar Performance
8 5B Chad Blonde
9 35 Sturat Brubaker King Racing Products
10 46 Robert Huisken
11 4 Craig Karazim Keizer Aluminum Wheels
12 12 Chris Gurley
13 22m Dan McCarron
14 10s Jay Steinebach
15 20A Andy Chehowski
16 49T Gregg Dalman
17 16 Austin Nemire
18 21T Troy Chehowski
19 1a Mark Aldrich
20 24 Eric Smith

Specialty Awards
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.

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