Gun Lake, MI — The first of seven exciting Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP events is scheduled for this Saturday May 14, at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI. This new promotional group is excited to get their season started with the first of four trips to the West Michigan racing facility.
After promoting a few events last season at I-96, The Miles Group has decided to expand their promotional plans to cover a total of seven races at three different Michigan speedways. The schedule starts on the lightning quick I-96 half-mile oval on May 14 for the only appearance on the original I-96 oval for the Sprints on Dirt. The other three visits to I-96 will be on the much newer 3/8 mile oval that the sprints did compete on last season. The other three appearances at I-96 for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP are June 18, August 13 and the season championship race September 24. The other two tracks hosting Renegade Pro Series races are the Winston Speedway in Rothbury MI and Mt. Pleasant Speedway in Mt. Pleasant MI. The Winston Speedway dates are July 29 and September 2, while the only appearance at Mt Pleasant will be Friday July 8.
The Miles Group is a group of companies owned by Barry and Liat Marlow and originated with Miles Petroleum. Some of the more notable brands are MPI Lubricants, Miles Aviation, MPI Disaster Relief and Renegade Racing Fuels. A few of the more noticeable companies besides Miles Petroleum Inc. are Miles Propane Inc., MPI Service Center Ltd., Environmental Waste and Recovery Inc. (EWRS), Miles A Head Staffing and Miles of Stitches.
“Our goal was to get involved in the racing industry and do something that we could interact and participate with the fans, racers, promoters and track owners, stated owner/promoter Barry Marlow”. “Our love of winged sprints and dirt made it a natural to feature Sprints on Dirt at all of our races. So we put a program together where we would work directly with interested tracks by taking over their whole show for the night, but not try to vary much (other than bringing in SOD) from their normal weekly show.”
Marlow continues with “this would allow us to work directly with the owners and promoters as well as participate with all racers and fans. We believe strongly in participating in the industries that we serve. That’s what the Miles Group is attempting to do here…rather than just sell fuel to racers and tracks, we want to help the whole industry and give something back.”
The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Series presented by ARP has 23 races scheduled in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario this season. The season started on April 30 at Crystal Motor Speedway with Portland, MI driver Dustin Daggett taking his ninth straight feature victory at Ron Flinn’s 3/8 mile oval. A great field of nearly 30 sprint cars is expected to compete at I-96 Speedway to start the Renegade Pro Series schedule with racing action scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.
For more information about the Miles Group please log on to www.mpioil.com. The official website of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Series presented by ARP is www.sprintsondirt.com.