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Always an innovator and leader, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will provide its infield and pit officials with LED armbands for 2017 races.  Visibility of the officials should be greatly enhanced with the use of the armbands.

The armbands will be in use beginning with the SOD opener at Crystal Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 29, and their effectiveness will be continuously monitored throughout the season.    Other than the obvious safety aspect of their use, officials will also be easier to locate in the pit area.  The orange LEDs can be set to be continuously on or flashing.

Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.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 (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), 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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For the first time ever, Michigan’s two premier racing series, the American Ethanol Late Model Tour and the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP, will join forces to present MIchigan race fans with a spectacular dual race program.  The NUVUfuels Dual on Dirt will be run at I-96 Speedway on Friday, May 26.  For the full Dual on Dirt story, go to www.motorcityracing.co/dualondirt.

The AELMT portion of the Dual kicks off its 2017 season headlined by the Yellow Hose 40.  The AELMT made two appearances at I-96 in 2016.  2010 DIRTcar Racing UMP Late Model National Champion Rusty Schlenk was victorious in both shows

The SOD portion of the Dual will be headlined by the Dirty 30.  In SOD’s lone appearance at I-96 last year on August 20th, “Mad Max” Stambaugh won over 2016 SOD Champion Brian Smith and Stevie Irwin.

Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) is the event management group and promoter of the inaugural Dual on Dirt as this historic race day.  To learn more about Motor City Racing Promotions, go to www.motorcityracing.co or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/motorcityracingpromotions.

Dual on Dirt event sponsor NUVUfuels, LLC is dedicated to advancing biofuel production by implementing management, energy efficiency, technology and operational improvements. Get to know them at www.nuvufuels.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nuvufuels.

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.

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 (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), 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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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP certainly is known to do its best to reward its racers, and the 2017 season will be no exception.  With the help of its many sponsor partners, 2017 will be a great season.

While equipment and tires are unchanged for 2017, two significant rule changes have taken place.  First, the standard format for 2017 races will now be to utilize combined hot laps/qualifying sessions instead of drawing for heat race line ups.  The second significant change is the removal of the clause “not miss more than two SOD race events” from section 10.1 of the rule book in order to qualify for point fund and other season-end payouts and awards.

In 2017, every time SOD racers hit the track at each race, extra awards will be on the line.

Qualifying –
LANE AUTOMOTIVE/MSD IGNITION Fast Master Award will pay the fast qualifier for each heat race $50.

Heat races –
ENGLER MACHINE AND TOOL will pay the winner of heat race #1 $100.
KISTLER RACING PRODUCTS will award a product certificate for 2nd place.
RACING OPTICS will award a voucher for a free pack of tearoffs for 3rd place.

COMP CAMS will pay the winner of heat race #2 $100.
ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE will award a product certificate for 2nd place.
RACING OPTICS will award a voucher for a free pack of tearoffs for 3rd place.

ROCKAUTO.COM will pay the winner of heat race #3 $100.
KISTLER RACING PRODUCTS will award a product certificate for 2nd place.
RACING OPTICS will award a voucher for a free pack of tearoffs for 3rd place.

ENGINE PRO will pay the winner of heat race #4 $100.
ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE will award a product certificate for 2nd place.
KING RACING PRODUCTS will award a product certificate for 3rd place.

Feature –
ROD END SUPPLY will award the winner a product certificate.
ROD END SUPPLY will award the 2nd place finisher a product certificate.
ROD END SUPPLY will award the 3rd place finisher a product certificate.
SCHOENFELD HEADERS will award the 4th place finisher a product certificate.
ATL RACING FUEL CELLS will award the 5th place finisher a product certificate.
ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE will award the 7th place finisher a product certificate. (Unless 4th heat is run)
KING RACING PRODUCTS will award the 9th place finisher a product certificate. (Unless 4th heat is run)
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS will award the 11th place finisher a product certificate.
BR MOTORSPORTS will award the winner of a draw from finishers 1- 10 a product certificate.
DMI will award the winner of a draw from finishers 12-16 a product certificate.
KSE RACING PRODUCTS will award the hard charger a product certificate.

Race program –
PERFIT CORPORATION Lucky Dog Award will pay the winner of a draw from all entries $100.

In addition to race day awards, SOD members will be eligible for the season point fund and numerous year-end banquet awards.

2017 point fund –
ENGINE PRO, as the title sponsor, ensures that SOD members enjoy a great point fund.
ARP (Automotive Racing Products) shares title sponsorship with Engine Pro.
HOOSIER RACING TIRE provides the SOD spec tires and each tire sold adds to the point fund.

Mini-series –
MAHLE/CLEVITE will pay a point fund for the Beyond Limits Challenge paying $1,000 to win.
DRIVEN RACING OIL will pay a point fund for the Battlegrounds Bash paying $1,000 to win.
KING ENGINE BEARINGS will pay a point fund for the King of Michigan paying $1,000 to win.

Year end awards –
HEPFNER RACING PRODUCTS (HRP) will award product.
MAXIM RACING will provide 5 product certificates for 2017 Maxim chassis users.
PERFIT Sprint Car Rookie of the Year will receive $500.
PERFIT Series Rookie of the Year will receive $500.
ROD END SUPPLY will award 1-10 place finishers a product certificate.
SIMPSON RACING PRODUCTS will award product.
WALKER PERFORMANCE FILTRATION will award product.
XYZ MACHINING Sportsman of the Year will receive $300.
XYZ MACHINING Crew Chief of the Year will receive $300.

For complete information about all 2017 SOD payouts, sponsor awards, and eligibility requirements go the Sprints On Dirt website, click on Competitor Info, then 2017 SOD Payouts, Awards, Requirements.

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.

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 (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor).  In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), 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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The 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season is fast approaching, and racers and fans alike are chomping at the bit!  The success of the beyond limits rules and Hoosier spec tires has resulted in no equipment or tire changes for the new season, so racers can focus on an action-packed season loaded with high-profile races.

Three Mini-series in 2017
The ever-popular MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge will once again be a highlight of the 2017 schedule.  The granddaddy of SOD’s three 2017 mini-series, the BLC’s five races at five different speedways present competitors with a real challenge.

New for 2017, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash will give Butler regulars and SOD competitors an opportunity to face off against each other during all three SOD races held at Butler Speedway.  The races will be held on three weekends that draw broad interest since two are during the Michigan International Speedway NASCAR weekends and the other during the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend.

Also joining the BLC in 2017 will be the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series.  Traditionally a prestigious single race event, the KoM has been expanded to include all four 2017 SOD races at Hartford Speedway.  Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP races have been Hartford’s most popular races over the last three years, and the new Hartford track configuration are sure to be spectacular crowd pleasers.

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash, and the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan will each have a separate point fund and will pay each champion $1,000.  Each champion will also have a guaranteed starting spot in the Mike Olrich Memorial Race on September 2 at Crystal Motor Speedway.

2017 SOD race dates
The season will open on April 29th at the traditional home of the SOD season opener, Crystal Motor Speedway.  While SOD newbies initially find the track easy to figure out, by feature time, it is a different story, and those with experience over SOD’s 37-year history at Crystal have an advantage.  The race has a May 6 rain date.

SOD competitors jump from the frying pan into the fire on two new tracks holding two mini-series point races on the May 19 and 20 weekend.  Friday, May 19, the first of four King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series races will have SOD invading the drastically reconfigured Hartford Speedway 3/8 mile track for the first time.  The next night, Saturday, May 20, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge opening race will have SOD headlining the history making opening of the newly built ¼ mile dirt oval at Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Baer Field has set a Sunday, May 21 rain date for the race.

Friday, June 9, SOD returns to Hartford Speedway for the 2nd King Engine Bearings King of Michigan race.  The next night, Saturday, June 10, SOD makes its only 2017 appearance at Thunderbird Raceway for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge #2.  The month of June closes with two more series races.  Saturday, June 17, the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash opens with the Butler WWIII at Butler Speedway during the first 2017 MIS NSASCAR weekend.   Saturday, June 24, SOD racers head north to Merritt Speedway for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge #3.

July will see SOD return to Crystal Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 15, this time for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 4.  Saturday, July 22, during the MIS Faster Horses Festival weekend, Butler Speedway will host the second Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash race.

On Friday, August 4, SOD returns to the Manistee County Fairgrounds after a long absence during its Onekama Days for the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge Championship race, paying racers $350 to start.  A week later, Friday, August 11, the third race of the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series takes place at Hartford Speedway.  Saturday, August 12, Butler Speedway the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash Championship race will be held on the second day of the annual Butler Bash, during the last 2017 MIS NSASCAR weekend.  Saturday, August 19, SOD will head north again to Merritt Speedway for the Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular.

Friday, September 1, Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King Engine Bearings King of Michigan culminates with its championship race.  The season-long points chase will end at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 2nd with the Mike Olrich Memorial Race.  The 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season will end on Saturday, September 30, at Berlin Raceway.  The state’s nicest paved short track, Berlin will once again lay clay over the pavement.  Competitors will race for $2,500 to win, $400 to start, and the top 3 in 2017 SOD points guaranteed feature starting positions.

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.

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 (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary 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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Dirt track racing returns to Berlin Raceway this year in spectacular fashion with the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP ready to write an exciting new chapter in the track’s storied 67-year history.

SOD will bring the curtain down on its 2017 season at Berlin on September 30th.  Early plans call for a 22-car field, thirty lap feature paying $2,500 to win and $400 to start.  This will be SOD’s third race at Berlin with previous appearances in 2013 and 2014.

Berlin Raceway’s mystique and SOD viewed as the nation’s most progressive and talked-about regional sprint car series promise to make the race an event fans won’t want to miss.  T. J. Bufferbarger (www.tjslideways.com) wrote: “With Berlin’s rich history combined with state of the art amenities for race fans, Michigan sprint car racing can end its season at the state’s nicest facility for short track racing. This is a win/win for everyone involved and a welcome addition to my schedule for the 2017 season.”

When it comes to oval track racing in Michigan, Berlin Raceway’s story is right at the top.  In 1951, Chester Mysliwiec and family started a racing tradition which he called Berlin Raceway, an oval dirt track located within the Berlin Fairgrounds.  1966 saw the track paved as a 7/16 mile asphalt oval track.  In 2012, Berlin Raceway returned to its roots, covering the asphalt with clay and turning the track into a dirt track for the month of September.  In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Berlin Raceway again hosted September dirt track racing.

Get to know Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com.  Follow Berlin Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

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.

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 (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary 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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