Plymouth Speedway’s Gaerte and Newton Memorial Races Gain Sponsorship


fel-proFrom Mike Strevel

The Plymouth Speedway and the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP are excited to announce the signing of a presenting sponsor for these historic events.

Engine Pro of Grand Rapids, MI has signed on as Title sponsor and brought in a great presenting sponsor for these prestigious races. Fel Pro Gaskets has joined on to support these two appearances of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt at the exciting Hoosier bullring.

The official title for these races set for Saturday May 18 and Saturday August 17, will be the following- ENGINE PRO Earl Gaerte Classic Presented by Fel-Pro and The Engine Pro Bob Newton Classic Presented by Fel-Pro.

The winged sprint cars of the Sprints on Dirt will be making their return to the much improved and expanded dirt oval. A field of drivers from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ontario are expected to compete in this Sprints on Dirt 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 for the August event and he is bringing his potent 360 powered sprint car to do battle with the stars of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt series.

This will mark the return for Stewart with the SOD series after capturing the debut event for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt last year. The drivers of the group are looking forward to going wheel to wheel with the owner of Eldora Speedway again this season.

“I can’t wait to see the S.O.D series at the bullring again 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!!!”

Stewart stated, “Plymouth Speedway is an awesome place. Ed Kennedy has done some incredible work here at Plymouth.” “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 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 34th season of operation. The 2013 schedule can be viewed at