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ERIE, MI (June 25, 2019) – NEFCO, North East Fabrication Company, Jonesville, Michigan, has partnered with Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Performance / Motul to give drivers with 360 engines a chance to win an extra bonus at all SOD races throughout the rest of 2019.

The NEFCO Top 360 Award will pay the top finishing 360 $100 and a unique 10” diameter laser-cut medal for the winner. When SOD returns to Butler on Saturday, July 6th for the $2,500-to-win Independence 25, the NEFCO Top 360 Award will be a whopping $500!

SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format strives to let drivers showcase their skills instead of their horsepower. Ryan Ruhl won the first SOD race under the format with his 360 on the big Hartford Motor Speedway. Ruhl and Zane DeVault have shown what a talented driver can do with a 360. Canada’s Dylan Westbrook drove to an impressive 2nd place finish in the COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout at Berlin Raceway last year in his 360.

NEFCO is primarily a custom metal fabrication company and sells metals such as steel, aluminum, and alloys. It also sells welding equipment, supplies, and gases. NEFCO’s state-of-the-art services include shearing, cutting, bending, welding, machining, and design. Get a glimpse of NEFCO’s impressive capabilities at https://is.gd/NEFCO360_SOD

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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Boston Mead (3rd), Josh Turner (2nd), Chad Blonde (winner)

ERIE, MI (June 23, 2019) – Saturday brought sunny skies, warm temperatures and exciting racing for Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul at Butler Speedway and Chad Blonde battled past early leader Josh Turner to drive off to the win.

Pole sitter Turner took the lead on the start over outside front row starter Jay Steinebach.  The action was hot and heavy behind the leaders with several cars battling for third through seventh. Turner opened up a slight lead as Steinebach slipped over the top in turn two and dropped several positions.  Turner maintained his lead through a red flag when Luke Daugherty got on his side in turn four and several cautions.  Blonde worked his way forward from his seventh starting spot and began to challenge Turner.  With the leaders utilizing the bottom of the track, Blonde powered into the lead on lap 17 and drove off to the win. 

The racing was intense and passing was plentiful.  Daryl Shaffer was MAHLE / KSE Hard Charger, advancing 9 positions.  Thomas Schinderle (+8), Ryan Ruhl, driving his own 360 #16 (+7), and winner Blonde (+6) showed how exciting and competitive the racing was.

The non-stop heat races started the night of close racing as Quentin Blonde took the Engler Machine & Tool Heat over Turner and Jacob Hesson who started ninth.  Jay Steinebach won the King Engine Bearings Heat with Zane DeVault finishing second and Boston Mead third.

It was announced that SOD will return to Butler on Saturday, July 6th for the $2,500-to-win Independence 25.  With last night’s great racing in mind, the I-25 should be a great one!

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

  # Driver Contingency
1 5QB Quentin Blonde  
2 4 Joshua Turner Ti22 Performance
3 5J Jacob Hesson Racing Optics
4 5b Chad Blonde  
5 39 Tylar Rankin  
6 16 Ryan Ruhl  
7 41 Thomas Schinderle  
8 52 Zac Broughman  
9 24+ Michael Schumacher  
10 24 Eric Smith  

King Engine Bearings Heat #2

  # Driver Contingency
1 10S Jay Steinebach  
2 7 Zane DeVault Ti22 Performance
3 27B Boston Mead Racing Optics
4 27K Jason Blonde  
5 1a Mark Aldrich  
6 88N Frank Neill  
7 14 Luke Daugherty  
8 29 Daryl Shaffer  
9 41X Kent Gardner  

A-Main

  # Driver Contingencies
1 5b Chad Blonde Rod End Supply
2 4 Joshua Turner Rod End Supply
3 27B Boston Mead Rod End Supply
4 16 Ryan Ruhl Schoenfeld Headers
5 41 Thomas Schinderle Saldana Racing Products
6 7 Zane DeVault Pyrotect Racing Cells
7 29 Daryl Shaffer King Racing Products
8 88N Frank Neill Keizer Aluminum Wheels
9 39 Tylar Rankin  
10 1a Mark Aldrich  
11 27K Jason Blonde  
12 24+ Michael Schumacher  
13 52 Zac Broughman  
14 14 Luke Daugherty  
15 24 Eric Smith  
16 41X Kent Gardner  
17 10S Jay Steinebach  
18 5J Jacob Hesson  
19 5QB Quentin Blonde  

MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Daryl Shaffer
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) –Zac Broughman
COMP Cams Lucky Dog – ThomasSchinderle
Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Quentin Blonde

For more information, check out these websites:
ButlerMotor Speedway – www.butlerspeedway.net
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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ERIE, MI (June 15, 2019) – Friday night, the Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul ventured south to Jerry Gappen’s pristine Gas City I-69 Speedway for the 2nd annual Jack and Jiggs Classic. Chad Blonde drove to an impressive win in front of the large, enthusiastic crowd after some pretty intense racing.

After a slow start, qualifying 4th in his heat group, Blonde regrouped and won the Engler Machine & Tool Heat and the MSD Performance Dash, earning the pole for the feature.  With a mad scramble into turn one on the first lap of the feature, Blonde was shuffled back to 4th as Zane DeVault charged into the lead.  After a couple early cautions, Blonde moved into 2nd on lap 4.  As the leaders got into traffic, Blonde powered into the lead on lap 8 and DeVault got boxed in, letting Blonde drive away.  From there on, Blonde was in full command and survived cautions and reds to take the win. 

The big crowd was thrilled by intense racing for 2nd through 5th between DeVault in a car just put together last week, Kody Kinser, Tyler Gunn, and Boston Mead.  Dan McCarron, running in the top 4, was the victim of contact by another car and flipped, bringing out the first red flag.  Reds also were displayed for a Jay Steinebach flip and a near flip by Joshua Turner.

Kody Kinser and Boston Mead were Benic Enterprises Fast Masters (fast qualifiers).  Blonde won the Engler Machine & Tool Heat and the MSD Performance Dash.  Zane Devault took the King Engine Bearings Heat

SOD point leader Ryan Ruhl had an eventful night as a mechanical issue prevented him from qualifying.  Ruhl started 18th in the feature and charged ahead only to be the victim of a spin.  Undaunted and restarting at the rear, he quickly moved up, finishing 7th and being the MAHLE / KSE Hard Charger.

Qualifying – Benic Enterprises Fast Masters (fast qualifiers)

Group Time # Driver
Engler Machine & Tool Heat 11.535 4K Kody Kinser
King Engine Bearings Heat 11.437 27B Boston Mead

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1
  # Driver Contingency
1 5b Chad Blonde  
2 68G Tyler Gunn Ti22 Performance
3 22M Dan McCarron Racing Optics
4 4K Kody Kinser  
5 88N Frank Neill  
6 0 Ricky Ferkel  
7 70 Eli Lakin  
8 24 Eric Smith  
9 52 Zac Broughman  
DNS 3 Dustin Shriver  

 

King Engine Bearings Heat #2
  # Driver Contingency
1 7 Zane DeVault  
2 27B Boston Mead Ti22 Performance
3 4 Joshua Turner Racing Optics
4 5QB Quentin Blonde  
5 41 Thomas Schinderle  
6 10S Jay Steinebach  
7 1a Mark Aldrich  
8 24+ Michael Schumacher  
9 71H Ryan Ruhl  
10 27K Jason Blonde  

 

MSD Performance Dash
  # Driver Contingency
1 5b Chad Blonde  
2 7 Zane DeVault Allstar Performance
3 27B Boston Mead Racing Optics
4 68G Tyler Gunn  
5 22M Dan McCarron  
6 4 Joshua Turner  

A-Main

  # Driver Contingencies
1 5b Chad Blonde Rod End Supply
2 7 Zane DeVault Rod End Supply
3 4K Kody Kinser Rod End Supply
4 68G Tyler Gunn Schoenfeld Headers
5 27B Boston Mead Saldana Racing Products
6 5QB Quentin Blonde Pyrotect Racing Cells
7 71H Ryan Ruhl King Racing Products
8 88N Frank Neill Keizer Aluminum Wheels
9 0 Ricky Ferkel  
10 70 Eli Lakin  
11 24 Eric Smith  
12 24+ Michael Schumacher  
13 41 Thomas Schinderle  
14 52 Zac Broughman  
15 27K Jason Blonde  
16 4 Joshua Turner  
17 10S Jay Steinebach  
18 1a Mark Aldrich  
19 22M Dan McCarron  
DNS 3 Dustin Shriver  

MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger – Ryan Ruhl (+11)
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Ryan Ruhl (+11)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Boston Mead
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Zac Broughman
COMP Cams Lucky Dog – Eli Lakin
Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Dan McCarron

For more information, check out these websites:
Gas City I-69 Speedway – www.gascityi69speedway.com
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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ERIE, MI (June 10, 2019) – This weekend finds Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul traveling to Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway and Butler Motor Speedway.

With four out of five SOD races rained out this year, competitors are anxious to get going, and the Dual on Dirt I weekend has been looked forward to since the 2019 schedule came out.

The Jack and Jiggs Classic kicks off The Dual on Dirt I on Friday with the much-anticipated return of SOD to Jerry Gappen’s Gas City I-69 Speedway for the first time in twenty years.  Saturday, by contrast, SOD returns to Butler, a mainstay of the SOD schedules the last couple seasons, for WW III.  The DoD I will give SOD competitors a convenient two-day weekend.

Mark Broughman, father of SOD competitor Zac Broughman, wonthe last SOD race at Gas City on Friday, September 24, 1999.  Shawn Valenti powered to victory in the 5thannual Butler Bash at SOD’s last race at Butler Speedway last season on August4th.

Visit Gas City I-69 Speedway at www.gascityi69speedway.com andButler Motor Speedway at www.butlerspeedway.net and both on Facebook.

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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