ERIE, Mich. – After a 20-year absence, the Sprints on Dirt will return to Indiana’s Gas City I-69 Speedway on June 14.
The race will give Sprints on Dirt competitors a two-day weekend, traveling up I-69 to Butler Motor Speedway Saturday. More details about the weekend will be released later.
Located approximately 70 miles north of Indianapolis, Gas City I-69 Speedway opened in 1986. After operating for a few years, the track went dormant until 1996. Then, for several years, various promoters rented the facility for special events only.
Motorsports executive Jerry Gappens, a Kokomo, Ind., native, leased the facility in 2018 and returned to a full season schedule of weekly racing and special events. Gappens has brought new vitality to the racy quarter-mile dirt oval.
Mark Broughman, father of Sprints on Dirt competitor Zac Broughman, won the last Sprints on Dirt race at Gas City on Sept. 24, 1999. Sprints on Dirt was scheduled to compete at the speedway on May 21, 2010, but the event was rained out.