SOD returns to Hartford for King Engine Bearings KoM Race #3

Sprints on Dirt SOD Top Story

From John Naida

ERIE, MI (July 23, 2018) –Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP returns to Hartford Speedway this Friday, July 27th, for the third of five 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan races.


Ryan Ruhl took KoM race 1 on July 6th over Chad Blonde and Gregg Dalman after it had been rained out twice.  Chad Blonde took the KoM win on July 13th with Steve Irwin finishing second and Shawn Valenti taking third.


With outstanding racing in the first two KoM races, this Friday promises to be a real crowd pleaser.  The wide track’s multiple grooves provide plenty of room and three-wide racing.


The rest of the 2018 King Engine Bearings KoM series at Hartford includes race #4 presented by Merritt Speedway and Ti22 Performance on August 10th and the King Engine Bearings King of Michigan finale on August 31st.


The 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan champion will receive $1,000.  The top five drivers that meet eligibility requirements will share in the point fund.  Current top five are:

1          5B        Chad Blonde                292

2          7          Shawn Valenti             251

3          49T      Gregg Dalman             227

4          0          Ricky Ferkel                 226

5          10S      Jay Steinebach            225


The 2018 Sprints On Dirt Championship point fund will pay the top twelve SOD members in points that meet eligibility requirements.  Current SOD Championship top five are:

1          5B        Chad Blonde                976

2          7          Shawn Valenti             926

3          0          Ricky Ferkel                 786

4          10S      Jay Steinebach            779

5          8          Justin Ward                 689


The 2018 Motul Leader of the Pack divides the season into four stages.  Each stage finish is based on SOD points earned during the stage.  The Motul Leader of the Pack Champion will be the driver that meets eligibility requirements with the best average finishing position for all stages.  The LoP will pay a five-place point fund with the champion earning $1,000.  Chad Blonde was the winner of Stage 1 and Shawn Valenti won Stage 2.  The July 27th KoM is the last race of Stage 3.  Current Stage 3 standings are:

1          5B        Chad Blonde                422

2          7          Shawn Valenti             401

3          0          Ricky Ferkel                 348

4          10S      Jay Steinebach            315

5          24        Eric Smith                    304


All current, complete SOD point standing can be found on the Sprints On Dirt website.


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Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor) (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)


SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance                            ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises                                BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)           Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing                                Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products                          Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions           Racing Optics

Rod End Supply                                   Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products                    Walker Performance Filtration