By John Naida
Erie, MI (September 24, 2018) – For the second consecutive year, Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP closes out the season at Michigan’s renowned Berlin Raceway, the most unique venue on the Sprints On Dirt schedule.
In what promises to be Michigan’s largest dirt track event, this Saturday, September 29, Berlin Raceway will present SOD’s COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout with promotional consideration by Merritt Speedway and Noizee 1 Motorsports.
As with last year’s COMP Cams GLSCC, the Shootout will be part of an event that includes Michigan’s three leading dirt series, Sprints On Dirt, the American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT), and the American Ethanol Modified Tour.
Last year’s COMP Cams Great Lakes Sprint Car Classic was won by Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry aboard the Lane Racing #4 from Armada, Michigan. Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan) made an impressive late race charge in an attempt to run down Henry, but it was too little, too late. Jordan Ryan (Castalia, Ohio), Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, Ontario), and Steve Irwin (Fenton, Michigan) rounded out the top five.
The Shootout will pay $4,200 to win and $350 to start for the thirty-lap feature. Engler Machine & Tool, COMP Cams, RockAuto.com, and Engine Pro will pay $100 to each heat race winner and $30 for second. Lane Automotive and MSD Ignition will pay $50 to the fast qualifier in each heat group. $1,500 in contingency cash and awards will be available to competitors.
In case it is needed, a rain date of Saturday, October 6, has been set for the Shootout.
The COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout will bring the curtain down on the 2018 racing season, with only the 2018 awards banquet on tap for Saturday, October 27 at the Battle Creek Holiday Inn, Battle Creek, Michigan.
For more than 35 years, the COMP Cams® mission has never changed: to produce the highest-performing products possible, provide customers with superior service, and to lead the industry in technological development. While the COMP Performance Group™ has grown to multiple companies and hundreds of employees, we still retain the competitive spirit and desire to be the very best that has positioned COMP Cams® as the absolute leader in valve train components. Visit COMP Cams at www.compcams.com.
Visit Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com. Follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.
To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.
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)
RockAuto.com (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 (Special 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