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Great Lakes Edition: In the Blink of an Eye

It is amazing how many things can change in just a week’s time. Proof of this is evident when following the Great Lakes Super Sprints series coming off their most recent weekend of competition. […]

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Great Lakes Edition: Hope and Enthusiasm Prevalent Leading Into Opening Night at Butler

Saturday night Butler Motor Speedway will open their gates for racing for the 70th season with newfound excitement courtesy of an ownership change during the off season. Tim Wilbur’s Christmas surprise was revealed officially to the racing world that his family had purchased the 3/8-mile oval in Coldwater, Michigan. Since that day there seems to be a level of positive energy building up to opening night I have not seen since Denny Donaldson took over the facility back in the early 90’s. […]

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Great Lakes Edition: All Sprint Car Weekend Coming Up at I-96

One of my favorite racing weekends from the 2019 season was the first appearance of the American Sprint Car Series National Tour at I-96 Speedway. That weekend was circled on my 2020 calendar to cover because of the proximity and to see a series that had only made one previous appearance in Michigan would be received by the race fans. […]

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Great Lakes Edition: Tylar Rankin Finally Breaks Through to Victory Lane

Fourth generation race car driver Tylar Rankin from Coldwater, Michigan made headlines last week picking up the feature win with the Sprints on Dirt series at Butler Motor Speedway on Saturday. When you look at Tylar Rankin’s career statistics to date you will not find a long list of wins. Instead you will find a winding road with a little success in some higher profile moments with the potential of more wins in the future. […]