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ERIE, MI (April 19, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP proudly announces that Motul Motor Oil will partner with SOD for the new Motul Leader of the Pack bonus program for 2018.

The 2018 Motul Leader of the Pack will consist of four stages.  Stage 1 is April 28 through the end of May, stage 2 is all June dates, stage 3 is all July dates, and stage 4 is all August dates plus September 1.  Each stage finish is based on SOD points earned during the stage.  The Motul Leader of the Pack Champion will be the driver with the best average finishing position for all stages.  The Motul Leader of the Pack will pay a five-place point fund with the champion earning $1,000.

Motul started its very first enterprise in 1853.  Motul displays a dedication to the best, from its suppliers, through its innovation to its clients.  From Pennsylvania’s first oil rig to the brand’s latest laboratory, the unfolding quest for improvement fuels the company day-to-day, innovation-to-innovation.

Motul’s 300V was born in 1971, and using today’s technology, 300V is considered as the reference in motorsports.  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 for your vehicle, creating the perfect conditions for ultimate victory!

Motorsport has been Motul’s prime creative and innovative laboratory since its first steps in racing disciplines in the 1950s and is now partnering with Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP.

Sprints on Dirt is a proven leader in creative thinking and promotion of its marketing partners.  The innovative Motul Leader of the Pack will bring increased excitement and competition to the 2018 season.

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ERIE, MI (April 9, 2018) – Race fans have spoken and the four-race Butler Motor Speedway/Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP mini-series will officially be known as the Hog Creek Showdown.

The name recognizes the North Branch Hog Creek that meanders north of Butler then east of the speedway, no doubt one of Michigan’s biggest tourist attractions! Okay, maybe it isn’t, more likely hardly anyone has ever heard of it, but that will change now.

The three-race 2017 Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash was contested between Butler and SOD racers with Chad Blonde picking up the win on June 17 over Ryan Ruhl and Thomas Schinderle. On July 22, Joe Swanson took the lead with two laps to go and won over Jay Steinebach and Ryan Ruhl. On August 12th, Thomas Schinderle won his first SOD feature after passing early leader Joe Swanson. Swanson held on for 2nd and Butler’s Rookie of the Year Boston Mead finished 3rd.

Driven Racing Oil Battlegrounds Bash, July 22, 2017

Building on the hugely successful 2017 series, the four Hog Creek Showdown dates are:
1. Saturday, May 12
2. Saturday, June 16 – WWIII
3. Friday, August 3 – Butler Bash 1
4. Saturday, August 4 – Butler Bash 2

The partnership between Butler Motor Speedway and Sprints On Dirt focuses on ensuring a strong future for sprint car racing in Michigan. Butler is going all out to make it happen, as work is underway to reduce its track banking by about one-third and to widen the racing surface. Fans and competitors alike will be the big winners in this major rework.

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ERIE, MI (April 5, 2018) – Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP has released the all five dates for the much-anticipated 2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge.

The BLC, known as the Short Track Challenge before 2016, is the granddaddy of SOD mini-series and a fan favorite since its inception.  Drivers compete in a challenging mini-championship with its own point fund.

The 2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge dates are:

  • Saturday, April 28 – The SOD season opener also kicks off the 2018 BLC at Crystal Motor Speedway.
  • Friday, June 22 – SOD returns to Tri-City Motor Speedway for the first time since 2015 to kick off the 2018 BLC.
  • Saturday, July 14 – The BLC returns to Crystal Motor Speedway for round 3.
  • Saturday, August 25 – Things get serious in the BLC points battle as the series heads to Merritt Speedway for the 4th
  • Saturday, September 1 – The Mike Olrich Memorial Race caps off the 2018 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge and crowns the 2018 BLC champion at Crystal Motor Speedway.

Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) took the 2017 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge championship, collecting $1,000.  The four 2017 races had four different winners with Irwin’s consistency, finishing in the top five in every race, locking up the championship.  Thomas Schinderle (2nd), Gregg Dalman (3rd), Chris Jones (4th), and Robert Bulloch (5th) also shared in the point fund.

The BLC point fund will be paid out to the top five finishers at the 2018 Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet.  In addition, the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge champion will be guaranteed a starting spot in the 2018 Sprints On Dirt season finale at Berlin Raceway on September 29th.

MAHLE Original is the “Global Star” within the MAHLE Aftermarket brand portfolio. The brand MAHLE stands for engine parts, filters, thermo management and mechatronics of uncompromising quality – in original equipment and aftermarket.

Clevite is an American brand with one of the oldest pedigrees and supplies pistons, assemblies, cylinder liners, bearings and valves for American commercial vehicles as well as construction and agricultural equipment applications.

Competitors may debate who is the best on the track, but under the hood, there is no debate that Clevite and MAHLE are the one constant of winning teams throughout American grass roots racing.

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, click here.  For more information about Engine Pro, go to  For more information about ARP, go to  The latest 2018 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, and current news are available at

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ERIE, MI (March 27, 2018) – Finishing second anytime may get you called a lot of things, but one isn’t winner. Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP partner Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating will help ease the pain of finishing second through its Deuced It! Award that will pay a $100 cash bonus to the second-place finisher for all 2018 SOD features.

Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating, located in Jackson, Michigan, has been part of open wheel racing in Michigan for many years on both dirt and pavement. Sprints On Dirt is honored that the business has selected SOD to partner with.

Jim Coffey & Son Plumbing & Heating serves thousands of residential, commercial, and industrial customers throughout Jackson, Calhoun, Ingham, Lenawee, and Washtenaw counties. Check out the business at

Last year, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP paid out $76,535 in contingency cash and awards thanks to its marketing partners who have benefitted from SOD’s work to put the PRO in promotion. Follow along with us as we work for them in 2018 and please support our partners listed below.

For a complete list of all 2018 SOD payouts, awards, and requirements, go to

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ARP at
SOD at
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