Sprints On Dirt Restructuring, Will Not Tour In 2020

The Sprints on Dirt Series will not touring in 2020. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – Sprints on Dirt Owner Ed Kennedy has announced the series will not go on tour this year as the organization seeks a new strategy for 2021 and beyond.

In a statement, Kennedy also confirmed that Sprints on Dirt Series Director has departed the organization.

“After much thought and consideration, the SOD series will not compete as a traveling series in 2020,” Kennedy said in his statement. “Throughout the course of this year, we will work on a refresh of the strategy and direction of the series to develop towards a strong future. Specifically, we will work towards building a new leadership team and competition structure that better aligns the series towards long-term stability for our competitors, teams, tracks, partners, and fans that have supported the series throughout our 40+ year history. We will look to do this in collaboration with other series and organizations willing to work together for the collective good of the sport and all stakeholders.

“As part of this transition, we have parted ways with 2019 Series Director Dave Muzzillo and will immediately begin the search for a visionary leader that can develop and execute our plans for the future. Finally, we will sanction one race at the end of the 2020 season where we will reveal the revised strategy and direction for the SOD series in 2021 and beyond.”

Launched in 1980, the Sprints on Dirt has toured largely around the Michigan area and the surrounding states. Muzzillo had been a part of the organization since August of 2018.

Chad Blonde is the most recent series champion, claiming the title with six victories in 2019.