(Lake City, MI – 11-25-15) – Merritt Speedway’s 2016 schedule continues to take shape as the snow begins to fall in Michigan. The speedway, which will be in its second year of ownership under Mike Blackmer, will continue to host multiple outside divisions and traveling series next season, coupled with special races and nights recognizing the tracks seven weekly divisions.
The Allstar Performance Michigan Dirt Cup Modified Tour will compete at Merritt Speedway on three separate occasions in 2016. The 2nd Annual Merritt Speedway Showdown on Wednesday, June 8 will mark the tours first appearance on the season. Last years edition of the midweek special turned out to be the speedways largest event in its long history, with hopes that the second annual show is similar. The Wednesday event for the Michigan Dirt Cup Modifieds, along with each of the other two races will be point events for the series as well as for Merritt’s Modified division.
Saturday, August 20 will be the tours second trip to Merritt, joining the Sprints on Dirt, MTS Sprints, and others for Open Wheel Night. And finally, the Gene Kregear Championship Weekend will host the Dirt Cup Tour, on Saturday, September 3rd. All three of the Dirt Cup race dates mark a few of the tracks largest and events of 2016, with the buzz surrounding the June 8th races, open wheel night spectacular, and the huge championship weekend finale on Labor Day weekend.
“The Dirt Cup Tour is certainly one of the best run racing series that competes anywhere in the Midwest,” stated Mike Blackmer. “When they come, we know that things are going to be done correctly and some of the states best drivers will be on hand to race as well. We look forward to hosting them again several times next season.”
Merritt Speedway, which opened in 1968, hosts weekly racing from mid-May through Labor Day weekend every year. For more information, find them on Facebook or visit the Merritt Speedway website.