Plymouth Speedway’s Battle at the Bullring Announces Title Sponsor


From Mike Strevel

Gun Lake, MI — (March 13, 2012) — The Plymouth Speedway and the Engine
Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP are excited to announce the
signing of a title sponsor for this historic event.

Engine Pro of Grand Rapids, MI has signed on as Title sponsor and
brought in three great presenting sponsors to assist with this
tremendous event. The Hastings Manufacturing Company along with
MAHLE/Clevite and Melling Engine Parts have signed on to support this
can’t miss race.

The official title for this race set for Saturday June 16, 2012 will

The winged sprint cars of the Sprints on Dirt will be making their
debut on the racy 1/5 mile clay oval at Plymouth Speedway. A field of
drivers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ontario
are expected to compete in this ASCS sanctioned event.

To add to the excitement of an already tremendous event is has been
recently announced that three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony
Stewart has agreed to make an appearance at Plymouth Speedway and he
is bringing his potent 360 powered sprint car to do battle with the
stars of the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt series.

This will mark the debut for Stewart with the SOD series and the
drivers of the group are looking forward to going wheel to wheel with
the owner of Eldora Speedway.

“I can’t wait to see the S.O.D series at the bullring says Eric
Saunders. Tony has been a huge part of my motocross career before my
crash. I am just glad that he and I are back together here at Plymouth
Speedway. It should be a sellout!!!

Plymouth Speedway is an awesome place. Ed Kennedy has done something
there that is no were in the country, a combination Asphalt/Dirt
track. Says Stewart. I am looking forward to supporting Eric as I have
in the past in his Motocross racing. And running the Bullring should
put on some great racing!

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series sanctions
winged Sprint Car races at speedways throughout Michigan, Indiana,
Ohio and the Canadian province of Ontario and will enjoy its 33rd
season of operation. The 2012 schedule can be viewed at

In its 21st year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing, the American Sprint
Car Series brings the best of Sprint Car racing to approximately 100
different tracks throughout 30 states and Canada. Anchored by the
Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series presented by MavTv, ASCS also consists of
ten different Regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is
available at

MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge Back in 2012


From Mike Strevel

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP is excited to announce that the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge is back again for 2012.

The challenge will consist of a total of eight races that drivers will be able to earn extra winnings as they compete in these select events. This point fund is an addition to the standard race purse each event pays out and the season long championship point fund that Engine Pro and ARP support as title sponsors.

The Short Track Challenge will be held at eight different Michigan speedways giving race fans the opportunity to see the best winged sprint car drivers in the state do battle for this championship race within the championship chase. The events that will be a part of this exciting chase will be on the following dates: Saturday June 2 Cherry Raceway, June 29 Mt. Pleasant Speedway, June 30 Merritt Raceway, July 7 Owendale Speedway, August 3 Tri City Motor Speedway, August 31 Winston Speedway, September 1 Crystal Motor Speedway and September 27 at Mid-Michigan Raceway Park.

If all eight events are completed the driver earning the most points will be awarded a $1,000 payment as the winner of the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge. Point fund monies will be available for the top ten in the 2012 MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge.

MAHLE Original engine parts take the heritage of quality synonymous with both Clevite and MAHLE and bring it to an even higher level. MAHLE Original is the perfect complement to an engine parts line already featuring superior brands like Clevite, Victor Reinz and Perfect Circle. MAHLE Original is now an exclusive NASCAR performance brand, for more information visit MAHLE Clevite Inc. online.

The 2012 Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP will begin Saturday April 28 at the Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, MI. For more information please visit

The American Sprint Car Series is the largest sprint car sanctioning body in the world. With the Lucas Oil National Series backed by 10 regional series, one can catch all the excitement of an ASCS Sprint Car race at more than 70 different racetracks throughout 18 states and into Canada!

The top winged and non-winged sprint car drivers across the country compete in ASCS competition, with the best of the best gunning for that precious and prestigious Lucas Oil ASCS National Championship!

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at