Sterling Heights, MI (Friday, July 24, 2020) - The final weekend in July has the potential to be one of the busiest and most exciting for Michigan Auto racing fans in recent memory. Not only will late model fans enjoy the Lane Automotive Allstar Performance Tri-City/Merritt Speedway Late Model Challenge Series Supported by American Ethanol double-header, but the Great Lakes Family of Sprint Cars are in action this weekend as well with a pair of double-headers - and Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) will be on hand for all of the action.
The Late Model Challenge Series returns Friday night at Auburn, Michigan's Tri-City Motor Speedway. The winner will boast a $3,000 pay-day. Travis Stemler comes into the event as the Challenge Series points leader, with Rusty Schlenk and Chad Finley hot on his heals. Dona Marcoullier sits in fourth in the Challenge Series Points Standings, and has multiple Tri-City wins already in 2020. MCRP will be on-hand with their SFI Certified Safety Team, Driver Registration officials and Timing & Scoring. Fans can find official Challenge Series coverage on the Horsepower Happenings Facebook page, and in race updates on Twitter @HPHpodcast.
Friday also serves as a huge night for sprint car racing in Michigan with the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) and the Great Lakes Traditional Sprints (GLTS) invading Lake Odessa, Michigan's I-96 Speedway for the first double-feature event for the Great Lakes sanction. Coldwater, Michigan's Ryan Ruhl will be looking to grab the GLSS points lead from Jared Horstman just one week after Ruhl went to victory lane at Butler Motor Speedway. For the GLTS, this marks just their second event in the COVID-19 shortened season - their first at Silver Bullet Speedway back in June where Brian Ruhlman collected his first career Sprint Car win. MCRP Media Director, Zach Hiser will be on hand calling the Great Lakes action.
Saturday, the Late Model Challenge Series heads to Lake City, Michigan's Merritt Speedway for another $3,000 to win affair. It's anyone's race to win at Merritt with the Speedway seeing multiple drivers go to Victory Lane in the Late Model division this season. Rusty Schlenk collected the latest Challenge Series win from Merritt also taking a $10,000 check with him. St. Johns, Michigan native Chad Finley has been on a roll at Merritt lately with four wins this season. MCRP will again be on-hand with their SFI Certified Safety Team, Driver Registration officials and Timing & Scoring. Fans also can find official Challenge Series coverage on the Horsepower Happenings Facebook page, and in race updates on Twitter @HPHpodcast.
For the Great Lakes Family of Sprint Cars, two-out-of-three divisions will again be in action Saturday, albeit at different tracks. GLSS crews will travel north to Muskegon, Michigan's Thunderbird Raceway for their first stop at the Raceway this season. In 2019, Bellevue, Michigan native, Gregg Dahlman went to Victory Lane besting Andrew Scheid and Dustin Daggett. Also on Saturday, GLTS teams will head across the state to Silver Bullet Speedway for their second stop at the Owendale, Michigan speedway.
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