Sterling Heights, MI (Thursday, June 11, 2020) - Another race weekend is upon the Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) crew and this weekend has potential to be one of the busiest of the 2020 season. With the reopening of many tracks across the state of Michigan, MCRP will cover nearly 600 miles of Michigan highway to officiate three events in two days at three tracks. MCRP will provide Safety, Timing and Scoring, and Media services for an exciting trifecta of racing duties.
On Friday, June 12th, officials from all three departments will travel to Auburn, Michigan for the season opening events for Tri-City Motor Speedway. Having been granted permission to open their gates by local authorities, Tri-City will kick off the 2020 season with the first event for the Lane Automotive Allstar Performance Merritt/Tri-City Late Model Challenge Series Supported by American Ethanol (Challenge Series). The event boasts a $3,000 pay-day for the driver who can collect the feature win. Fans can enjoy live timing and scoring on the Race Monitor Mobile app and at www.race-monitor.com. In addition to the Safety and Timing and Scoring officials, MCRP’s Horsepower Happenings co-host, Rich Frantz will be on location, providing pre-race coverage on Facebook, event updates on Twitter, and post race interviews. Grandstands open for Tri-City Motor Speedway at 4:00 p.m. and the first green flag of the evening waves at 7:45 p.m.
Also on Friday, MCRP’s media department will also be in action in Lake Odessa, Michigan at I-96 Speedway for their season opener. Kicking off their 2020 campaign alongside I-96 is the Great Lakes Super Sprints (GLSS) with a $2,000 to win main event. MCRP’s Zach Hiser will be calling all of the GLSS action and fans can follow along with a live audio broadcast on the GLSS Race Monitor event available on the Race Monitor Mobile App and at www.race-monitor.com. Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. and racing starts at 8:00 p.m.
Action continues on Saturday as all three departments come back together at Lake City, Michigan’s Merritt Speedway for the second night of the Challenge Series. Saturday evening, $5,000 is on the line during the fifth night of competition from the speedway. The Late Model division at Merritt has seen four different winners in their first four weeks. Fans can also enjoy live timing and scoring on the Race Monitor Mobile app and at www.race-monitor.com. Hiser will be back on location at Merritt Speedway to continue the coverage of the Challenge Series on the Horsepower Happenings Facebook and Twitter Pages. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with racing action at 6:00 p.m.
The Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) Timing and Scoring officials along with the MCRP Safety Team will be on hand throughout the entire season at Merritt and Tri-City Motor Speedway. Join the MCRP conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #MCRP. Learn more about their services by logging on to www.motorcityracing.co
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Story by - Zach Hiser, Motor City Racing Promotions