Daggett Wins at Merritt

Dustin Daggett in victory lane at Merrit Speedway. - Jennifer Peterson Photo
Dustin Daggett in victory lane at Merrit Speedway. – Jennifer Peterson Photo

Merritt, MI — (June 29, 2013) —

In front of an enthusiastic Northern Michigan crowd ; the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature was picked up by Dustin Daggett of Grand Ledge,MI who captured his second feature win of the 2013 season at Merritt Speedway in Lake City,MI.

A field of 23 winged sprint cars signed in at the tricky 3/8 mile oval.  Daggett took the lead from Jared Horstman with four laps to go and held off challenges from Gregg Dalman. After the race was over it was discovered that Horstman had a right rear tire losing pressure affecting his handling that allowed both Daggett and Dalman to pass him with less difficulty before the 25 lap feature was completed. The eventual winner raced the tough track very aggressively and was extremely excited in the Merritt victory lane.

The top five finishers of the evening for the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP feature were-Daggett,Dalman, Horstman, Chris Pobanz and Robert Huisken.

Heat race wins were captured by Andy Teunessen, Huisken and Daggett, the B main was scratched and all 21 running cars started the A-main. The Nitro Black Dash went to Mike Astrauskas. Troy Chehowski flipped his car during his heat race and Ryan Grubaugh did the same during the feature, both drivers were checked out and are okay.


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP Results-Merritt Speedway

Saturday June 29, 2013

Merritt Speedway—Lake City, MI

Car Count 23


Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 laps):1. 31 Andy Teunessen 2. 49t Gregg Dalman, 3. 89 Chris Pobanz, 4. 10s Jay Steinbach, 5. 10j Chris Jones, 6. 36 Nate Bostrom 7. 81 John Gall 8. 23G Joe Giebe

Allstar Performance/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1.46 Robert Huisken 2. 19 Brett Mann, 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 4.8 Tim Champlin, 5.70 Jim Lingar, 6. 3W Ryan Grubaugh 7. 4 Eric Smith, 8. 21t Troy Chehowski

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps):  1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 17 Jared Horstman 3. 3A Mike Astrauskas, 4. 21Kirk Cheney, 5.20A Andy Chehowski, 6.187 Gavin Hunyady 7. 2T Ralph Brakenberry

Nitro Black Dash- 1. 3A Mike Astrauskas 2. 89 Chris Pobanz 3. 21 Kirk Cheney 4. 10J Chris Jones

Engine Pro B Main- Cancelled and all 21 running cars started feature


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP “A” Feature

“A” Feature (25 Laps):1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2.49T Gregg Dalman  3.17 Jared Horstman, 4.89 Chris Pobanz 5. 46 Robert Huisken, 6.31 Andy Teunessen, 7. 3A Mike Astrauskas, 8. 36 Nate Bostrom,9. 10j Chris Jones, 10. 21 Kirk Cheney, 11. 20A Andy Chehowski 12. 8 Tim Champlin 13. 187 Gavin Hunyady 14. John Gall, 15.70 Jim Lingar, 16. 23g Joe Geibe, 17.4 Eric Smith, 18. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 19. 3W Ryan Grubaugh, 20. 10s Jay Steinbach, 21. 19 Brett Mann DNS

Engine Pro Lucky Dog-No Winner


Mt. Pleasant Rained Out

Tonight’s event at Mt. Pleasant has been rained out. Look for a reschedule date to be announced soon!

Rain Date Announced for Butler Sprints on Dirt Event

Gun Lake, MI — (June 24, 2013) — The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP have announced the make up date for the event that was rained out at Butler Motor Speedway earlier this season. The race will be made up on Saturday July 6th as a stand alone SOD program paying $1,500 to win.

The original event was slated to be co-sanctioned with the National Racing Alliance. Due to a busy section of their upcoming schedule NRA will no co-sanction the makeup date.

Note to teams: Tire Rule for Waynesfield

Attention teams, the tire rule for the upcoming Bob Reynolds Memorial at Waynesfield Raceway Park is any Hoosier tire.

Butler Show Up Points Announcement

The following drivers are being awarded 50 points for Butler’s cancelled race any questions or concerns please let me know, thanks Mike Strevel.

17 Jared Horsrtman

49t Gregg Dalman

2m Dustin Daggett

19 Brett Mann

46 Robert Huisken

23G Joe Geibe

21 Kirk Cheney

00 Ryan Grubaugh

16 Ryan Ruhl

49 Shawn Dancer

20a Andy Chehowski

10J Chris Jones

4 Eric Smith

2T Ralph Brakenberry

22T Tank Brakenberry

77 Keith Love

36 Nate Bostrom

We are trying to find a date to reschedule at Butler, we will be in contact with

Butler’s Denny Donaldson early this week.