For the second year in a row, Mother Nature won out in the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season opener at Crystal Motor Speedway yesterday.
Track owner/promoter Ron Flinn agonized over making the right decision on the day where the early forecast was dubious at best and the later forecast was one of impending doom. With many SOD competitors and fans facing several hours travel time to the race and the forecast, Flinn notified SOD at 10:30 AM that he was pulling the plug.
Flinn’s decision proved to be the right one, as late afternoon conditions would have rendered even the best prepared track surface unraceable. By early evening, continuous, heavy rain had moved in, and even now, over 13 hours later, Crystal continues to be pounded with rain and it is predicted not to stop until 9:00 AM tomorrow morning.
Flinn had the foresight to plan a rain out date for the always popular Sprints On Dirt, and next Saturday, May 6, is the date.
On behalf of the entire family of SOD competitors, fans, and friends, SOD management thanks Ron Flinn for his timely decision to call off the race program under difficult conditions.
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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2017 by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Driven Racing Oil (Battlegrounds Bash Sponsor), King Engine Bearings (King of Michigan Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Sponsor), MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), The Perfit Corporation (Lucky Dog Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor), and XYZ Machining (Season Sportman & Crew Chief Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, BR Motorsports, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Hepfner Racing Products (HRP), K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products, Kistler Racing Products, Maxim Racing, Motor City Racing Promotions, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Racing Products, Walker Performance Filtration.