When the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt rolls into the sleepy small town of Montpelier, Indiana on Saturday Night, June 6th, the event will feature a true epic battle drawing Ohio’s and Michigan’s finest winged sprint car drivers to the Indiana 1/4 mile bullring. The Border War 2 event will sanction the Ohio based K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders against the Michigan based Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt bringing two separate sanctioning bodies to one single race. The event will mark the first time that NRA and SOD have co-sanctioned an event at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.
The 2014 iteration of the Border Wars saw a tremendous battle with Ohio outlaw, Greg Wilson (Benton Ridge, Ohio) picking up the feature win from the 12th starting position besting Delphos, Ohio’s Shawn Dancer and California heavy hitter, the Hurricane, Randy Hannagan (from 7th). The race saw 4 different leaders during the green to checkers 25 lap feature event. For the former All Star Circuit Champion, Wilson, it was a bit of homecoming as Montpelier was the site of his first career sprint car win nearly 20 years earlier. Grand Ledge, Michigan driver, Dustin Daggett, is the defending Sprints On Dirt Series Champion while Bellfontaine, Ohio’s JR Stewart heralded NRA Sprint Championship honors. Both series have posted a variety of winners thus far in 2015 including Dustin Daggett, Randy Hannagan, Max Stambaugh, Kyle Sauder, Jared Horstman, JR Stewart, Butch Shroeder, and Ryan Ruhl. Dustin Daggett currently leads the chase for the SOD Championship while Max Stambaugh by virtrue of two wins leads the chase for the NRA Championship.
Also, joining the program will be the popular UMP Modifieds, Super Streets, and Thunder Cars. The UMP Modifieds have posted three different winners in three races with Todd Sherman, Tony Anderson, and Randy Lines all picking up wins. Tony Anderson is currently the points leader in both the UMP Modifieds and Super Streets while Ervin Turner is currently leading the Thunder Car Division.
The Montpelier Motor Speedway, which began racing in 1903 and hosted its first automobile race in 1915, is one of America’s oldest remaining racing facilities. Sprint car racing first came to Montpelier in the late 1940’s in the form of “Big Cars”. While the east central Indiana ¼ mile clay oval has a historic past, the facility has seen many major modern upgrades the past four seasons including new restrooms and bleachers along with the addition of many safety features such as a new catch fence system along with a new front stretch wall, lighting system, and runoff area. The Montpelier Motor Speedway commonly competes weekly on Saturday Nights with its popular Modified and Stock Car divisions, and is also the host to the popular Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget series..
General Admission will be $15 with Kids (12 and Under) – FREE!
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K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders vs Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt – Winged Sprint Cars
Gates Open – 3:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:00 PM
Racing – 6:30 PM
General Admission – $15
Kids (12 and Under) – Free
Pit Pass – $30
RaceCeivers – Default frequency 454.000
Westhold Transponders- May be used on Sprint Cars only – Transponder and mount will be provided to the first 45 entries not already possessing a yellow Westhold unit.
Pit Parking – Sprint cars teams will park on the south end of the pits near the track. Sprint cars will be started near this area and will enter the track on the backstretch and exit on the front stretch.
Work Area – The Montpelier Motor Speedway has a work area located near the track exit. The car must not exit the area and all work must be completed in the chute indicated by a red barrier. The work area is only available during the A/B Mains.
Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Top 10 Points
1. 2M Dustin Daggett
2. 49T Gregg Dalman
3. 7K Kyle Pitts
4. 27 Brad Lamberson
5. 1A Mark Aldrich
6. 11R Chase Ridenour
7. 16 Ryan Ruhl
8. 24 Eric Smith
9. 31 Andy Tuenessen
10. 19 Brett Mann
NRA Sprint Invaders Top 10 Points
1. 6M Max Stambaugh 756
2. 17 Jared Horstman 730
3. 6S JR Stewart 712
4. 83 Kyle Sauder 712
5. 10X Dustin Stroup 696
6. 23 Devon Dobie 676
7. 22H Randy Hannagan 670
8. 28H Hud Horton 636
9. 11 Tim Allison 630
10. 49 Shawn Dancer 610
– Size – ¼ Mile Clay Oval
– Built in 1903 – First Auto Race 1915
– Total Montpelier Motor Speedway seating – 3200
– Family Seating Section (located behind the flag stand) – Consumption of alcohol not permitted in this area.
– Fully stocked souvenir stand (includes MMS T-Shirts, Hoodies, Pictures, and MMS Programs)
– Fully stocked family/kid souvenir stand (includes kid’s toys and novelties, racing flags, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc… Items starting at .50/$1.00)
– New Men and Women’s restroom located behind the main grandstands. Pit side restroom is men only.
– Concession stand (wide range of food and sides and cold/hot drinks) located behind the main grandstands. Duel lines to purchase food available from spectator area. Picnic tables spread throughout the facility.
– Beer garden – Wide range of cold adult beverages and Coke/Pepsi products. ID required. The carry-in of coolers or alcohol is prohibited due to insurance and state regulation codes.
East Central Indiana (I69 Exit 264)
Montpelier Motor Speedway
700 South Jefferson
Montpelier, Indiana 47359
Track Phone – 765-728-8210
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