ERIE, Mich. – Denny Donaldson, along with Bob and Karen Garrett, have partnered to acquire Sprints On Dirt.
The trio are already partners in Butler Motor Speedway.
The long-time supporters of Sprints On Dirt are determined to help sprint car racing thrive in Michigan, not only with their weekly sprint program, but with the opportunity for racers and fans to enjoy SOD’s “beyond limits” traveling series in their area.
Donaldson followed in the footsteps of his very successful father Ralph into racing, winning six Butler championships in three different divisions.
Both Ralph and Denny are members of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.
Bob Garrett is also a second-generation driver, picking up seven track championships. As if that weren’t enough, Garrett also has more than 35 championships as a car owner. His teams are still winning today.
Butler and SOD have worked towards common rules for the benefit of sprint car racing in Michigan. The new acquisition will make the cooperative efforts even more beneficial for Michigan racers.
The partners have a strong drive to keep sprint car racing in Michigan alive and well.
Communication has begun with promoters and potential marketing partners in preparation for the 2021 season.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for racing in general, there is a silver lining for Sprints On Dirt. Speedways and organizations have struggled to finalize schedules, but SOD’s plans were to sit out 2020 anyway.
Therefore, the current situation has given SOD more time to finalize its plans.
Additional details about the return of Sprints on Dirt will be revealed at a later date.