Historic Race Announcement for Sprints on Dirt


From Mike Strevel

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series is excited to announce that history will be made when the winged sprint cars will make their inaugural visit to the legendary oval Berlin Raceway.

This event not to be missed is scheduled for Tuesday evening September 24. This will be the debut of winged sprint cars on the Marne, MI temporary dirt oval. The 7/16 mile oval is running a selected amount of dirt track events for the second consecutive season in September, with the Sprints on Dirt being included in 2013.

To make this historic event that much more special, the payday for the first ever feature winner will be an incredible $5,000! The 24 car starting field will receive $300 just for making the feature, with an increased payout throughout the starting feature finish. Entries for this race are expected from all over the Midwest and Ontario. This special event will be a non-points finale to the 2013 season just three days after the 2013 champion is crowned at Tri City Speedway in Auburn, MI on Saturday September 21.

“Bringing Sprints to the Berlin dirt track has been something we wanted to do since last year, we wanted to be sure that the track would hold up before we scheduled them,” said Berlin Raceway General Manager, Mike Bursley. “We got a lot of positive feedback last year and are very excited to see the Sprints on Dirt series here.”

Series Director Mike Strevel was quoted “it is very exciting to be a part of such an incredible event. With the success that Berlin had last year with the dirt it was a natural to add the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP for the 2013 dirt schedule.” Strevel also stated “to have that large of a race purse offered should bring the best sprint car racers from all over the Midwest. It just adds to an already can’t miss race and fans shouldn’t hesitate to order their tickets in advance.”

The final event to round out the Keyser’s Port City Racing September Dirt Fest will be the much-anticipated Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP.  They will run along with the final points races for the Keyser’s Manufacturing support divisions of Modifieds and Street Stocks; Bombers will also be in action. Ticket for this historic event will be $20 for adults 18+, $12 for students 12-17, $5 for kids 8-11 and children 7 and under get in for free.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt is currently in the middle of its 34th consecutive season of sanctioning 360 winged sprint car racing in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Ontario. Additional information regarding the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is available at www.sprintsondirt.com.