MCRP Begins Holiday Weekend Thursday

Sterling Heights, MI (Wednesday, July 1, 2020) - The Independence Day Holiday is one of the busiest American holidays on the calendar and Motor City Racing Promotions officials are not immune to the trend, with a full three days of racing action set to kick off on Thursday. This weekend MCRP officials will service four tracks in two states while celebrating our nation's independence.

The weekend begins Thursday from Auburn, Michigan’s Tri-City Motor Speedway for the first Great Lakes Super Sprints event at Tri-City in 2020. Also on the schedule is the first-ever event for the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints, IMCA Modifieds and Street Stocks. The SFI Certified MCRP Safety Team will be on hand for the evening’s events as will the MCRP Media Department providing announcing services for the Great Lakes’ Family of Sprint Cars.

On Friday, teams head north to Lake City, Michigan for night number one from Merritt Speedway. Friday’s program features Heats and Odd/Even races including $1,500-to-win DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and $2,000-to-win DIRTcar UMP Late Models. The MCRP Safety Team will unload for Friday’s events at Merritt, with Horsepower Happenings’ Rich Frantz hitting the road for Kalamazoo.

Horsepower Happenings will be stationed at the season opening Intimidator 100 from Kalamazoo Speedway. Fans can find updates on the Outlaw Super Late Model action by following the Horsepower Happenings Twitter feed @HPHpodcast. Fans can expect to hear from the winner of the Intimidator 100 on Monday’s episode of Horsepower Happenings.

Saturday a large number of officials are on deck for a packed day of racing. The MCRP Safety Team returns to Merritt Speedway for the final night of the weekend featuring a $10,000-to-win Lane Automotive Allstar Performance Late Model Challenge Series Supported by American Ethanol event. Merritt is also boasting a $1,500-to-win prize for every other division racing Saturday night (UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks) plus the Midwest Dirt Front Wheel Drives will be on hand. Horsepower Happenings’ Rich Frantz will be on location Saturday with a Race Day Preview with Brian Osborn on the Horsepower Happenings Facebook page and updates throughout race day on the Horsepower Happenings Twitter feed.

MCRP Officials will also be in Nashville, Tennessee for the 63rd Opening Night from Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS). Members of the MCRP SFI Certified Safety Team are working together with Safety Officials from NFS in 2020 to provide an elite safety service for Nashville drivers. NFS fans will be treated to a full eight division racing program including Pro Late Models, Super Trucks, Limited Late Models, Street Stocks and more. Fans who cannot attend the race in person can find a Pay-Per-View broadcast at, with live timing and scoring plus audio coverage of the event available on the Race Monitor Mobile app or

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