COMP Cams returns as SOD partner for 2019

WAYNE, IN (March 12, 2019) – Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King
Bearings, MSD, and Motul is proud to announce that COMP Cams has returned as a
marketing partner for the 2019 season.

will award a $100 certificate to the Lucky Dog award winner at each 2019 SOD
race.  The certificate will be awarded to
the driver that is selected in a random draw from all entries.

For more than 35 years, the COMP Cams mission has
never changed: to produce the highest-performing products possible, provide
customers with superior service, and to lead the industry in technological
development. While the COMP Performance Group has grown to multiple companies
and hundreds of employees, COMP Cams still retains the competitive spirit and
desire to be the very best that has positioned it as the absolute leader in
valve train components.
 COMP Cams works with the best teams in
sprint car racing and fits perfectly as a partner with Sprints On Dirt.

Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Bearings, MSD, and Motul appreciates
its long partnership with COMP Cams and works tirelessly to keep the COMP Cams name
out front.  For more information about COMP Cams,
go to

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King Engine Bearings –

MSD Ignition –

Motul –

Sprints On Dirt –

New Sprints On Dirt title and presentation sponsors introduced

FORT WAYNE, IN (March 4, 2019) – Sprints On Dirt is pleased
to announce a new series title sponsor starting in the 2019 season.  Long-time SOD marketing partner, Lane
Automotive of Watervliet, MI, has stepped up to become the series’ title
sponsor.  Joining Lane as presenting
sponsors will be King Engine Bearings, MSD, and Motul. 

Dave Muzzillo, Sprints On Dirt President, and John Naida,
Sprints On Dirt Director of Operations, issued this joint statement: “Sprints
On Dirt is honored to have Lane Automotive as our title sponsor.  The Lane family has made immense
contributions to all types of motor sports and is recognized for the same
integrity and honesty as SOD.  We are
also excited to have King Engine Bearings, MSD, and Motul join us as
presentation sponsors.” 

John Berglund, Lane Automotive Advertising Manager,
commented, “It’s exciting to increase our level of participation with Sprints
On Dirt in 2019.  I was able to attend
many of their events in the past and saw a well-run professional operation with
a great group of racers, teams, and fans. 
The SOD name has a positive reputation and we look for bigger things
under the new ownership and continued leadership of the Naidas.”

Lane Automotive was founded in 1964 as a part-time venture
in George Lane’s garage.  Now known the
world over as a premier supplier of performance parts and accessories for
racers, hot rodders, truck and off-road enthusiasts, Lane Automotive’s
divisions include Motor State Distributing, Allstar Performance, and the Lane
Automotive Showroom. The company serves customers around the world from a
416,000 square foot distribution center/office complex located in Watervliet,

MSD, founded forty-eight years ago, is a leading name in
ignition system products, EFI products and high-performance parts. MSD designs,
develops, tests and assembles its entire line of ignition boxes, crank
triggers, distributors, EFI systems, transmission controllers, spark plugs,
coils, spark plug wires, and other performance parts from its 150,000+ square
feet headquarters in El Paso, Texas, where it employs over 400 people. 

King Engine Bearings was founded in 1960 with one simple
objective: to supply the highest quality bearings available in the marketplace.
By specializing in engine bearings, King has built an extensive product
offering that includes a wide range of engine bearings for automobiles, light
duty and heavy duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and many other
types of internal combustion engines. Every King bearing utilizes the highest
quality materials and the most advanced designs to ensure complete customer

Motul started its very first enterprise in 1853.  Motul displays a dedication to the best, from
its suppliers, through its innovation to its clients.  Pioneers in synthetic lubricants, Motul has
developed the 300V Motorsport range based on the unique ESTER Core® technology
that gives you unrivaled power increase, outstanding lubrication and optimal
protection.  Motorsport has been Motul’s
prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps into racing in
the 1950s.

For more information, check out these websites:

Lane Automotive –

King Engine Bearings –

MSD Ignition –

Motul –

Sprints On Dirt –

Engler Machine & Tool returns as 2019 Sprints On Dirt heat race sponsor

FORT WAYNE, IN (February 18, 2019) – Engler Machine & Tool will
once again be a Sprints On Dirt primary heat race sponsor in 2019.

Sprints On Dirt was instrumental in the resurgence of payouts for heat
races in sprint car racing and Engler Machine and Tool helped make it happen.  In 2019, SOD heat race winners and second
place finishers will receive cash with third and fourth finishers receiving
product or certificates.

John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operations, announced the
program, stating: “Tim (Engler) has deep roots in open wheel racing and Engler
Machine & Tool has been a staunch supporter of Sprints On Dirt for quite
some time.  We are honored to be able to
partner with such a well-respected leader in motor sports.”

Engler Machine & Tool is recognized today for its championship-winning
fuel injection systems powering top name competitors to countless wins.  Engler-powered
teams are off to a fast start in 2019 in sprints, tractor pulling, midgets, and
micros.  A new Engler stock throttle body
mechanical injection is rapidly receiving approval for use in 600 micro classes
across the country and is sure to be a favorite.

For more
information about Engler Machine & Tool, go to .and check
out its Facebook and Twitter pages.  Get
all the latest Sprint On Dirt information at and on
Facebook and Twitter.

MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award announced for SOD in 2019

FORT WAYNE, IN (February 14, 2019) – Long-time Sprints On
Dirt partner MAHLE Aftermarket has returned for 2019 as the title sponsor of
the SOD hard charger award.

The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger Award is a new role for
the company.  Previously MAHLE was
sponsor of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge, then the MAHLE/Clevite
Beyond Limits Challenge from 2016 through 2018.

The MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger in each 2019 Sprints On
Dirt race will award $50 to the driver who advances the most positions from
their original starting position in the A-main. 
2018 SOD Champion Chad Blonde was hard charger four times to lead all
drivers last year.

Ted Hughes, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Marketing North America stated:
“The MAHLE commitment to performance on tracks and roads around the world
is evident in all of the vehicles we help power – nowhere is this more evident
than in great American grass roots series like Sprints on Dirt where the
passion of the American racer is captured week in and week out.”

John Naida, Sprints On Dirt Director of Operation, announced
MAHLE’s return, stating: “SOD is proud of our long-time partnership with
MAHLE.  The MAHLE brand has provided high
quality products for several generations of racers and SOD is honored to share
our success with MAHLE once again.”

MAHLE products are used in every second automobile around
the world; this is no wonder since the company is one of the 30 largest
automotive suppliers and one of the top 3 systems providers. Almost all
automobile and engine manufacturers work with MAHLE when dealing with piston
systems, cylinder components, valve trains, air management, and fluid
management systems.  The MAHLE
Aftermarket division transfers this knowledge to our partners in retail, repair
shops, and engine rebuilders—and of course into the corresponding products.

To learn all about MAHLE Aftermarket, visit
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Jody Prince joins Sprints On Dirt

SOD Media Director & Official Photographer Jody Prince

Fort Wayne, IN (January 25, 2019) – Jody Prince has been
named Sprints On Dirt Media Director and Official Photographer for all SOD
races in 2019.

For several years, Prince has been making a name for himself
in racing photography, exhibiting the touch it takes to capture those special
moments in the sport.

Prince said: “Since June 2016, I’ve had the pleasure ofbeing the official photographer for Baer Field Motorsports Park.  Thanks to Dave and Jody Muzzillo’s continuing support, I will be taking the next step in my career and traveling with their newly acquired series Sprints On Dirt.  I am very excited for this transition and also look forward to working with SOD and all the teams.”

John Naida, SOD Director of Operations, said: “SOD is very
fortunate to have Jody join us.  His work
speaks for itself and he will do a great job with our strong media presence and
taking it to a new level for our competitors, marketing partners, fans, and

Check out the Jody Prince Photography Facebook page at  Get all the latest SOD news at www.sprintsondirt/ and the SOD Facebook
page at