Goodyear Champions Challenge July 3rd preview

The Sprints On Dirt and Hartford Speedway Park are proud to play host to the 1st annual Goodyear Champions Challenge on July 3rd. Six sprint car champions from various parts of the country will run five laps around the high banked 1/2 mile. Fred...

The Sprints On Dirt and Hartford Speedway Park are proud to play host to the 1st annual Goodyear Champions Challenge on July 3rd. Six sprint car champions from various parts of the country will run five laps around the high banked 1/2 mile. Fred Devall from Competition Tire West, located at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI came up with the idea. "We wanted to be a bigger part of the annual King of Michigan Event." Stated Devall. "This is a great event for racers all over the Midwest, and we simply want to make the event a little better. We are looking forward to some of the best 360 racers from different parts of country gathering here at our home track in Michigan."

Dustin Daggett from Portland, MI will take part in the event as the returning King of Michigan Champion. Daggett has claimed the two previous King of Michigan events, and is looking for his third this weekend. With 11 SOD feature wins over the last three seasons, the 20 year old will be strong all weekend.

Ronnie Beale from Toledo, OH will take part as the 2002 Sprints On Dirt Champion. Beale gathered four feature wins in the 2002 season, all on short tracks. Beale is looking to break out of his big track "slump" with a win at Hartford.

Mike Dussell from Rising Sun, OH will enter as the 2002 National Racing Alliance Champion. Dussell came up for the SOD season championship in 2002 and stole the show. Dussell will be another contender to take the fourth annual King of Michigan event.

Keith Dempster from Alton, Ontario Canada will enter as the 2002 Southern Ontario Sprints Champion. Dempster is a former Can-Am Midget series champion, as well as a two time Southern Ontario Sprints Champion. He was also nominated for the 2000 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Rookie of the Year.

Erin Crocker from Wilbraham, Massachusetts will enter the event as the 2002 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame 360 Wild Card award winner. She took home 5 Empire Super Sprint victories in 2002, and has always been fast anywhere she races.

Mike Woodring from Eden, New York is coming to Michigan as the 2002 Empire Super Sprints Champion. Woodring currently has eight ESS championships to his credit. Woodring will be looking for his first Sprints On Dirt victory.

The Goodyear Champions Challenge will bring together four different series champions for one five lap race. A complete Sprints On Dirt program paying $1000 to win, and $200 to start will also take place July 3rd. Then on July 4th, the fourth annual, Sprints On Dirt, King of Michigan. This event paying $4000 to win and $400 to start should bring racers from all over the country looking to claim the big money. Then on July 5th, the Sprints On Dirt will move to Butler Motor Speedway for the 2nd of two SOD/ NRA challenge events. Dustin Daggett won round number one at Limaland Motorsports Park, but the NRA Invaders are looking for some redemption. For complete information on the entire weekend of Sprints On Dirt racing, be sure to log on to the official Sprints On Dirt web site at http://www.sprintsondirt.com

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Erin Crocker