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ERIE, MICHIGAN (July 10, 2020) – Just as the legendary Phoenix rose from the ashes, Sprints On Dirt is poised to do the same. Denny Donaldson with Bob and Karen Garrett have partnered to acquire Sprints On Dirt. They are already partners in Butler Motor Speedway. The long-time supporters of Sprints On Dirt are determined to help sprint car racing thrive in Michigan, not only with their weekly sprint program, but with the opportunity for racers and fans to enjoy SOD’s “beyond limits” traveling series in their area.

Denny Donaldson followed in the footsteps of his very successful father Ralph into racing, winning six Butler championships in three different divisions. Both Ralph and Denny are members of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Bob Garrett is also a 2nd generation driver, picking up seven track championships. As if that isn’t enough, Garrett also has over thirty-five championships as a car owner. His teams are still winning today.

Butler and SOD have worked towards common rules for the benefit of sprint car racing in Michigan. The new acquisition will make the cooperative efforts even more beneficial for Michigan racers. The partners have a strong drive to keep sprint car racing in Michigan alive and well.

Communication has begun with promoters and potential marketing partners in preparation for the 2021 season. SOD’s prominence in Michigan sprint car racing took a nose dive in 2019, but is emerging from its near-death experience like the Phoenix and will be stronger, smarter and more powerful.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for racing in general, there is a silver lining for Sprints On Dirt. Speedways and organizations have struggled to finalize schedules, but since SOD’s plans were to sit out 2020 anyway, it has given SOD more time to finalize its plans. Sprints On Dirt will return to its values that made it so successful before.

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Here is the condensed version of the SOD “Beyond Limits” simcast. We hope you find it informative.

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Sprints on Dirt confirms series direction in 2020; Muzzillo no longer series leader

(Plymouth, IN) – Owner Ed Kennedy has confirmed the short-term future for the Sprints on Dirt series in 2020 by releasing the following statement:
“After much thought and consideration, the SOD series will not compete as a traveling series in 2020. Throughout the course of this year, we will work on a refresh of the strategy and direction of the series to develop towards a strong future. Specifically, we will work towards building a new leadership team and competition structure that better aligns the series towards long-term stability for our competitors, teams, tracks, partners, and fans that have supported the series throughout our 40+ year history. We will look to do this in collaboration with other series and organizations willing to work together for the collective good of the sport and all stakeholders. As part of this transition, we have parted ways with 2019 Series Director Dave Muzzillo and will immediately begin the search for a visionary leader that can develop and execute our plans for the future. Finally, we will sanction one race at the end of the 2020 season where we will reveal the revised strategy and direction for the SOD series in 2021 and beyond.”

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Come help us honor Chad Blonde. Sprints on Dirt 2019 Champion!!

Happy Hour 6:00 (cash bar)

Dinner 6:30

Dinner Menu: Appetizer-chicken wings, Salad with French or Ranch dressing, Rolls with butter, Green beans with bacon, Roasted red potatoes with garlic and rosemary, Fried chicken and Roast beef.

Award Ceremony will immediately follow dinner.


detach below line and send bottom half with your ticket order. Thank you!!

______________________________  @ No Charge for Driver (1 Ticket)

Driver Name/Signature/Car#

Number of Tickets _________________@ $30.00 each     

Total enclosed  $$___________________

Tickets must be ordered and paid for in advance by 02/05/2020 and will be ready for pickup at the banquet door. Make checks payable to SOD and mail your order to:

Dave Muzzillo

1710 N. Main St. Ste. G

Auburn, IN 46706

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