ERIE, MI (November 23, 2018) – Once again, Michigan’s two leaders in sprint car racing, Butler Motor Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have joined for four races in 2019. The first race will be May 11th followed by June 15th, July 6th, and August 3rd.
The four 2018 SOD races at Butler had four different winners. Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) won on May 19th over Boston Mead (Onsted, MI) and Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI). Josh Turner (Osseo, MI) took the June 16th over Chad Blonde and Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, OH). The August 3rd win belonged to Chad Blonde followed by Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) and Boston Mead. Shawn Valenti took the August 4th victory over Chad Blonde and Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, MI).
The strong partnership between Butler Motor Speedway and Sprints On Dirt continues in 2019 to ensure a strong future for sprint car racing in Michigan. Last spring Butler and SOD implemented a common rule for the Butler sprint car class and Sprints On Dirt competitors requiring full containment seats in 2018.
Butler Motor Speedway has undergone several major changes over the years. One was moving the pit area out of the infield; another was replacing the racy oiled dirt track with the current watered clay surface in 1996. Last spring the track banking was reduced by about one-third. 2019 will see other changes that will be announced later.
More information about the 2019 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP schedule will be released in upcoming announcements.
For more information about Butler Motor Speedway, go to www.butlerspeedway.net and the speedway’s Facebook page at https://goo.gl/csxUkX. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.