Wyoming, MI — Sprint car fans in Michigan will have some different opportunities to see racing in 2011 when I-96 Speedway revealed the first dates for the Renegade Racing Fuels Sprint Car Series. The Renegade series, not to be mixed up with the 305 sprint car series of a similar name in the southwest, will feature winged 360 sprint cars at I-96 Speedway twice during the 2011 season on May 14th and August 6th.
Barry Miles from Miles Petroleum is spearheading the mini-series as an expansion on the events they put on featuring the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP series last year at I-96 Speedway. Miles is looking to expand the mini-series to three other facilities in Michigan. The Renegade series will work with and in tandem with the ASCS SOD series as some of the events could be sanctioned at the other tracks while some dates will remain unsanctioned.
“Right now we’re looking at an increased payout on the top side, but haven’t nailed down the exact payout,” said Miles. “The purse will be similar to the (ASCS Sprints on Dirt), with a few changes.”
ASCS SOD coordinator Mike Strevel reinforced that both the Renegade Series and the ASCS Sprints on Dirt are working together with the non-sanctioned events using ASCS Sprints on Dirt officials.
“Barry (Miles) is a really big sprint car fan and is looking to grow the program he started last year,” said Strevel. “We’re working together to make sure that none of the dates conflict with our schedule, and that has held up the release of the SOD schedule while we work out all of the details.”
Other facilities that could land Miles dates are rumored to be Mt. Pleasant, Winston Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Speedway.