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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (December 8, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is pleased to announce that the Hoosier right rear and left rear SOD spec tires, originally introduced for the 2016 season, will remain unchanged through the 2019 racing season.

SOD’s highly successful “beyond limits” format would not have been possible without the support of Hoosier Racing Tire’s Neil Cowman and Hoosier Tire Midwest’s Terry Young and Craig Cowan.

Hoosier Racing Tire designed a set of spec tires that have resulted in excellent, exciting racing to the pleasure of SOD competitors, fans, sponsors, and promoters, and achieved SOD’s goal of equalizing competition.  Information on Hoosier Racing Tire, go to www.hoosiertire.com.

Hoosier Tire Midwest, Inc., the largest Hoosier Racing Tire distributor, ensures timely delivery of the tires to SOD throughout the race season. The corporate office is located in Springfield, Illinois with stores located in Springfield; Brownsburg, Indiana; and Plymouth, Indiana.  For additional information about Hoosier Tire Midwest, go to www.racetires.com.

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.

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Sprints on Dirt announced at the Performance Racing Industry in Indianapolis that is excited to once again have Engine Pro and ARP as title sponsor partners for 2018. Powered for the third season by its “beyond limits” format, SOD is charging full speed into next season. Its exceptional racing has attracted the attention of competitors, sponsors, and fans alike. The partnership with Engine Pro and ARP was proven to be the right decision as results have exceeded all expectations. SOD is busy putting together all the pieces for 2018 and details will be released throughout the next few months.

Scott Overlund, Sales and Marketing Manager, The Perfit Corporation / Engine Pro, had this to say about the partnership renewal: “We are pleased to announce our continued partnership with Sprints On Dirt for the 2018 season. For over 15 years, the SOD series has been a great marketing partner showcasing our name and our products at many great venues throughout the Midwest. Their thrilling style of racing, along with the great people involved within this series, make it easy to keep this relationship going.”

Engine Pro is the largest engine parts warehouse network in the USA, distributing a full line of brand name internal engine components exclusively to the wholesale market. Engine Pro inventories engine parts for domestic and import passenger car, light truck, heavy duty, industrial, marine, agricultural and performance applications. Engine Pro is committed to building the success of their customers by offering competitive pricing, innovative programs and knowledgeable sales representatives. It also produces Engine Pro brand engine products to provide an affordable option for race engine builders who want the highest quality and a moderate price. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.

ARP, a leader in high performance fasteners, has an extensive product line containing thousands of part numbers, and has includes virtually every fastener found in an engine and driveline. These range from quality high performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications. ARP is a highly diversified manufacturer with five operational entities in Southern California including forging, machining, finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.

Sprints On Dirt shares Engine Pro’s customer commitment by providing fans, promoters, sponsors, and racers with exciting winged dirt track sprint car racing.

Follow SOD at here and on the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page. For more information, email SOD at director@sprintsondirt.com or call 734.309.RACE.

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The curtain came down on the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP 2017 season with the 38th Annual Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Battle Creek (MI) Saturday night with the last of the season’s $76,535 points money and awards handed out.

The top 12 drivers in season points were led by Steve Irwin, now a two-time SOD champion.  Irwin’s share of 2017 points money and awards was $7,609.  Irwin and wife/car owner Adrianna looked ready to appear at a celebrity awards show in their vintage 50s-style attire.

Adrianna, Steve, Steve’s daughter Madison, & mother Karla celebrate

2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Championship final points

The custom-made SOD trophies ready to go to their new homes

Championship points awards

2017 Sprints On Dirt mini-series final standings

2017 Performance Leaders

Season Achievement Awards

Special Recognition Awards

Appreciation Awards

Thank you Kathie Naida, Scott Menlen, Julie Beebe, Tim Beebe, Audra Hart, and Pat Holzinger for banquet preparation and services.  Thank you to Jim DeHamer, DenHamer Photo, for his photo documentation of the banquet activities.  Photos are online at www.denhamerphoto.smugmug.com.

For more information 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 expresses its sincere thank you to our 2017 season 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 (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating.  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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Butler Speedway and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP have jointly developed rules requiring all sprint cars racing with them to have full containment seats next season.

Butler and SOD have created the new, common seat rules in an effort to make compliance easier and practical for competitors. Every effort has been made to make the rules similar to those already in place for other tracks and series. Most competitors already use the seats, but in light of serious injuries and deaths that may have been decreased or even prevented through the use of the seats, the time has come to make them mandatory. The seat rule is in effect immediately; there will be no phase-in period.

In addition to the full containment seat requirement, both Butler and SOD will also strongly recommend the use of head and neck restraint systems in 2018.

Click on the Competitor Info tab to access the 2018 Sprints On Dirt rule book. The seat rule is section 2.2 in the book.

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As announced a few weeks ago, the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Awards Banquet will take place at the Battle Creek (MI) Holiday Inn on Saturday, November 11th.

The top 12 finishers in season points will receive a portion of the championship point fund as well as contingency products and awards if they attend the banquet.

1 0 Steve Irwin
2 41 Thomas Schinderle
3 49T Gregg Dalman
4 10J Chris Jones
5 71H/16 Ryan Ruhl
6 10S Jay Steinebach
7 47 Robert Bulloch
8 77 Andrew Scheid
9 20A Andy Chehowski
10 1A Mark Aldrich
11 7J Joe Swanson
12 58 Tony Bures

Thomas Schinderle will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Series Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who has previous sprint car experience, but ran their first season with Sprints On Dirt.

Andrew Scheid will be honored as The Perfit Corporation Sprints On Dirt Sprint Car Rookie of the Year for the top finishing driver who is a first-year sprint car driver.

The XYZ Machining Crew Chief of the Year and the XYZ Machining Sportsman of the Year will also be announced and honored at the banquet.

2017 points money consists of the season championship point fund, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, and the Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash.  The top 5 finishers in each of the 3 season mini-series will also be recognized at the banquet.

The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, SOD’s original mini-series included races at Baer Field Motorsports Park, Thunderbird Raceway, Merritt Speedway, and Crystal Motor Speedway.  A BLC race was rained out twice at Manistee County Fairgrounds and not rescheduled.  Steve Irwin won the championship, followed by Thomas Schinderle, Gregg Dalman, Chris Jones, and Robert Bulloch.

The King Engine Bearings King of Michigan series was contested at Hartford Speedway and won by Chad Blonde, followed by Steve Irwin, Gregg Dalman, Thomas Schinderle, and Ryan Ruhl.

The Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash series was run at Butler Speedway and Thomas Schinderle took the championship over Joe Swanson, Chad Blonde, Jay Steinebach, and Steve Irwin.

Everyone is invited to attend the banquet.  Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be purchased by October 30th.  For full banquet information and to order tickets, click here.

Would you like to sponsor a trophy?  Call 734-309-RACE (7223) or email director@sprintsondirt.com for more information.

For more information 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/MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Season Sportsman & Crew Chief Sponsor), Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating.  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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