SOD to Merritt Speedway for MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge

Sprints on Dirt SOD Top Story

Sprints on Dirt SOD Top Story

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Erie, MI (June 13, 2016) – Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP rolls into Merritt Speedway this Saturday, June 18th, for the first race of the five-race MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge (BLC). The MAHLE/Clevite BLC has its own point fund paying the top five with the driver earning the most points being awarded $1,000. In addition, heat race sponsors Engler Machine & Tool, Lane Automotive, and COMP Cams will pay their respective heat race winners $100.


Merritt Speedway has been turned into one of the premier dirt tracks in Michigan by owner/promoter Mike Blackmer, former track manager of Berlin Speedway in Grand Rapids, Michigan.       The speedway ran its first Sprints On Dirt race in 1980, SOD’s first season. Last year’s August SOD race was won in exciting fashion by Dan McCarron who came from his sixth starting position to the win with his 305 cubic inch motor.


For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to For more information about Engine Pro, go to For more information about ARP, go to       The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at


Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you 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), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor).       In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Maxim Racing, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.