ERIE, Mi. (August 15, 2017) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP will be racing at the Manistee County Fairgrounds in Onekama, Michigan, this Friday, for the first time since July 18, 1999. The race, originally scheduled for August 4th rained out, and will be the fifth and final race of the 2017 MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge, determining the BLC champion.
The MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge offers drivers the opportunity to focus on a mini-championship with its own point fund within the full Sprints on Dirt series points chase. The champion will receive $1,000; 2nd, $600; 3rd, $400; 4th, $300; 5th, $200; 6th, $100. All Manistee SOD competitors who do not receive point fund money will receive a $100 bonus.
Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI) leads Thomas Schinderle (Berkley, MI), Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI), Chris Jones (Allen, MI), and Robert Bulloch (Pittsford, MI).
The Allstar Performance Open Wheel Spectacular is next on Saturday. It will be the second 2017 appearance of Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP at Mike Blackmer’s Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track.” 2007 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Rookie of the Year Ryan Ruhl won the July 8th caution-free feature at Merritt.
For the second time this year, SOD competitors will have the opportunity to race with SOD and in non-winged competition in the same program Saturday. Steve Irwin will race in both divisions and 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP Champion Brian Smith are expected to race in both divisions Saturday. Smith won the non-winged portion of the dual program at Hartford Speedway on July 9th.
For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN. To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. For more information about Sprints on Dirt, visit www.sprintsondirt.com and the Sprints On Dirt Facebook page.