Big Northern Michigan Weekend up for Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP


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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan, this Friday, for the first time since July 18, 1999.  The race, originally scheduled for August 4th rained out, will be the fifth and final race of the 2017 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, determining the BLC champion.

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge offers drivers the opportunity to focus on a mini-championship with its own point fund within the full Sprints on Dirt series points chase.  The champion will receive $1,000; 2nd, $600; 3rd, $400; 4th, $300; 5th, $200; 6th, $100.  All Manistee SOD competitors who do not receive point fund money will receive a $100 bonus.

Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) leads Thomas Schinderle (Berkley, MI), Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI), Chris Jones (Allen, MI), and Robert Bulloch (Pittsford, MI).

The Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular is next this Saturday.  It will be the second 2017 appearance of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP at Mike Blackmer’s Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.”  2007 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Rookie of the Year Ryan Ruhl won the July 8th caution-free feature at Merritt.

For the second time this year, SOD competitors will have the opportunity to race with SOD and in non-winged competition in the same program Saturday.  Steve Irwin will race in both divisions and 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Champion Brian Smith are expected to race in both divisions Saturday.  Smith won the non-winged portion of the dual program at Hartford Speedway on July 9th.

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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), (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  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.