SOD returns to Hartford for King Engine Bearings KoM Race #3


KoM series 4

ERIE, MI (July 23, 2018) –Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to Hartford Speedway this Friday, July 27th, for the third of five 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan races.

Ryan Ruhl took KoM race 1 on July 6th over Chad Blonde and Gregg Dalman after it had been rained out twice.  Chad Blonde took the KoM win on July 13th with Steve Irwin finishing second and Shawn Valenti taking third.

With outstanding racing in the first two KoM races, this Friday promises to be a real crowd pleaser.  The wide track’s multiple grooves provide plenty of room and three-wide racing.

The rest of the 2018 King Engine Bearings KoM series at Hartford includes race #4 presented by Merritt Speedway and Ti22 Performance on August 10th and the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan finale on August 31st.

The 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan champion will receive $1,000.  The top five drivers that meet eligibility requirements will share in the point fund.  Current top five are:

iiiiiiiiiiiii1          5B        Chad Blonde                292
iiiiiiiiiiiii2          7          Shawn Valenti              251
iiiiiiiiiiiii3          49T      Gregg Dalman             227
iiiiiiiiiiiii4          0          Ricky Ferkel                 226
iiiiiiiiiiiii5          10S      Jay Steinebach            225

The 2018 Sprints On Dirt Championship point fund will pay the top twelve SOD members in points that meet eligibility requirements.  Current SOD Championship top five are:

iiiiiiiiiiiii1          5B        Chad Blonde                976
iiiiiiiiiiiii2          7          Shawn Valenti              926
iiiiiiiiiiiii3          0          Ricky Ferkel                 786
iiiiiiiiiiiii4          10S      Jay Steinebach            779
iiiiiiiiiiiii5          8          Justin Ward                  689

The 2018 Motul Leader of the Pack divides the season into four stages.  Each stage finish is based on SOD points earned during the stage.  The Motul Leader of the Pack Champion will be the driver that meets eligibility requirements with the best average finishing position for all stages.  The LoP will pay a five-place point fund with the champion earning $1,000.  Chad Blonde was the winner of Stage 1 and Shawn Valenti won Stage 2.  The July 27th KoM is the last race of Stage 3.  Current Stage 3 standings are:

iiiiiiiiiiiii1          5B        Chad Blonde                422
iiiiiiiiiiiii2          7          Shawn Valenti               401
iiiiiiiiiiiii3          0          Ricky Ferkel                  348
iiiiiiiiiiiii4          10S      Jay Steinebach             315
iiiiiiiiiiiii5          24        Eric Smith                     304

All current, complete SOD point standing can be found on the Sprints On Dirt website.

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