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FORT WAYNE, IN (April 4, 2019) – As the 40th LaneAutomotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition /Motul season fast approaches, here is pertinent information about 2019.

The 2019 schedule is a mix of long-standing SOD tracks and three that were not on the 2018 schedule. The complete schedule can be printed out by clicking here.  Current dates are:

  • Saturday, April 27 Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, (May 4 rain date)
  • Saturday, May 11 – Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
  • Friday, May 24 – Hartford Speedway,  Hartford, MI
  • Friday, June 14 – Gas City Speedway, Gas City, IN, Dual On Dirt I Race 1
  • Saturday, June 15 – Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI, Dual On Dirt I Race 2
  • Friday, June 28 – Hartford Speedway, Hartford,MI
  • Saturday, July 6 – Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
  • Saturday, July 13 – Crystal Motor Speedway,Crystal, MI
  • Friday, July 26 – Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, Dual On Dirt II Race 1
  • Saturday, July 27 – Plymouth Motor Speedway, Plymouth, IN, Dual On Dirt II Race 2
  • Saturday, August 3 – Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
  • Friday, August 30 – Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI, King of Michigan
  • Saturday, August 31 – Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI, Mike Olrich Memorial
  • Saturday, September 21 – Plymouth Motor Speedway, Plymouth, IN
  • Saturday, October 5 – Baer Field Motorsports Park, Fort Wayne, IN, Jim Lipkey Memorial

Feature payouts for 2019 will be $1,600 to win, $320 to start.  Benic Enterprises will award the fast qualifier in each heat. Engler Machine & Tool, King Engine Bearings, MSD Ignition, and Motul will provide a payout to heat race winners.  As with last season, numerous contingency awards will be available at every race.  For complete payouts and awards details, click here.

Sprints On Dirt will once again recognize year-long achievements through the Benic Enterprises Crew Chief of the Year award, the Allstar Performance Sportsman of the Year award, the Motul Sprint Car Rookie of the Year award, and the King Engine Bearings Series Rookie of the Year award.

For 2019 rules, membership and non-member registration forms, minor releases, etc., go to the Sprints On Dirt website.

SOD spec tires are now available.  For more information and to purchase tires, call (260) 668-4912 or email dave@icarracing.com.

SOD will continue to provide competitors with sponsor panels that will allow them to install as few as 6 decals instead of numerous individual decals.  There will be a panel for primary sponsors and one for secondary sponsors; SOD decals are separate.  A few decals for each sponsor partner will still be available on a limited basis; decals for sponsor partners that join us after panel production will need to be supplied individually also.

The primary sponsor panel is 17” wide by 16.5” high.  The secondary sponsor panel is 33” wide by 4” high.  Like last year, the panels are available with either a black or white background.  Logos are arranged to make it easy to cut the panels into sections if needed.

For more 2019 SOD information, check out these websites:
Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com
King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com
MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com
Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US
Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

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FORT WAYNE, IN (April 2, 2019) – Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul marketing partner Benic Enterprises will be sponsoring the 2019 SOD Fast Masters and Crew Chief of the Year awards.

The SOD Fast Masters are the fastest qualifier in each heat race and will be awarded a Benic Enterprises certificate at each SOD race in 2019.  So often a track changes dramatically during qualifying, making luck of the draw important in turning a fast lap.  The Fast Masters award addresses this by awarding multiple drivers for their effort.

The prestigious Crew Chief of the Year award recognizes the one person who did an exceptional job guiding their team throughout the 2019 season.  Lisa (Lukowski) Schinderle (Thomas Schinderle team) won the CCoY award in 2016, Nathan Whitney (Steve Irwin team) won it in 2017, and Sean Robinson (Chad Blonde team) in 2018.

Benic Enterprises has become an important resource for SOD competitors.  It not only offers a full line of new and used sprint car parts; shock sales, set up, and service; and sprint car assembly and set up, but also provides full fabrication services as well as advice and expertise through owner Scott Benic’s skill and success as a sprint car owner and mechanic.

Benic Enterprises takes pride in its second to none customer service.   Benic’s customer-friendly shop has separate rooms for used and new inventory as well as a room for fabricating and building its race-winning shocks.  Make Benic Enterprises your one stop shop for all your racing needs!

Benic Enterprises is located at 5705 S Western Ave, Marion, Indiana.  Click here to keep up with Benic Enterprises and here for Benic Shocks on Facebook, or call (765) 573-5199.

For more information, check out these websites:

Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

  • Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor)
  • King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor)
  • MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Motul (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)
  • Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor)
  • Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • Motul (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)
  • Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)
  • COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor)
  • Benic Enterprises (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)
  • Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)
  • Motul (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
  • King Engine Bearings (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)
  • Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

  • Allstar Performance
  • BR Motorsports
  • Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)
  • Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)
  • Keizer Aluminum Wheels
  • King Racing Products
  • KSE Racing Products
  • Maxim Racing
  • Pyrotect Racing Cells
  • Racing Optics
  • Rod End Supply
  • Saldana Racing Products
  • Schoenfeld Headers
  • Simpson Racing Products
  • Ti22 Performance
  • Walker Performance Filtration
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FORT WAYNE, IN (March 22, 2019) – With the season fast approaching, teams may want to purchase tires now.  The Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Bearings / MSD / Motul spec tires are the same tires that have been required since the SOD “beyond limits” format inception before the 2016 season.

To purchase tires, call 260-668-4912 or email dave@icarracing.com.  Tire prices are $200 per SOD spec right rear, $190 per SOD spec left rear, and $180 per standard front.

Remember that SOD spec rears and Hoosier fronts are mandatory for all Sprint On Dirt races.

Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt is brought to you in 2019 by:

  • Lane Automotive (Title Sponsor)
  • King Engine Bearings (Presenting Sponsor)
  • MSD Ignition (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Motul (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)
  • Benic Enterprises (Fast Masters Sponsor)
  • Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • King Engine Bearings (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • MSD Ignition (Heat Race Sponsor)
  • MAHLE Aftermarket (Hard Charger Sponsor)
  • Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)
  • COMP Cams (Lucky Dog Sponsor)
  • Allstar Performance (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)
  • Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

SOD 2019 contingency marketing partners are:

  • Allstar Performance
  • BR Motorsports
  • Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)
  • Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)
  • Keizer Aluminum Wheels
  • King Racing Products
  • KSE Racing Products
  • Maxim Racing
  • Pyrotect Racing Cells
  • Racing Optics
  • Rod End Supply
  • Saldana Racing Products
  • Schoenfeld Headers
  • Simpson Racing Products
  • Ti22 Performance
  • Walker Performance Filtration
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FORT 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.

COMP Cams 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.

Lane 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 www.compcams.com.

Also check out these websites:

Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

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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, Michigan.

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 satisfaction.

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 – www.laneautomotive.com

King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com

MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com

Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US

Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com

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