Springport, MI (Thursday, January 13, 2022) - After a 2021 season that saw the facility reach all time highs, Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway is looking at a 2022 schedule that doubles down on those successes with some added excitement to raise the bar.
The season kicks off with the annual non-points event, The First Call, on Saturday, April 23. After being a showcase for the Modifieds Powered by NOS Energy, it will transition back to its roots with a $1500 to win event for the Auto Lab Late Model Sportsman and Port Stocks as well. The event kicks off with a special 5:30pm start time to get the season kicked off.
The points season opens the following Saturday, April 30, headlined by the Modifieds Powered by NOS Energy. The following week May 7 will see the first appearance of the season for the NAPA Outlaw Super Late Models.
Each of the weekly divisions will have their showcase events as well during the campaign.
The Riverside Gear/T&N Dairy Kreme Mini-Wedge kids will be featured alongside the return of Monster Truck Throwdown, which brought in a sell out crowd for the first time ever at the 32 year old facility. Also they will be a part of the tracks lone event in the month of September with an special invitational, held alongside a Port Stock Enduro and a MCR Dwarf Cars visit.
“These kids are the future, and we really want to give them the spotlight a few times this year” said track owner Curt Ainsworth.
The Russ Densmore Memorial will feature the Dragon Racing Fuel Street Stocks in a $1700 to win event on July 16, celebrating the late founder of the Speedway, Michigan Motorsport Hall of Famer Russ Densmore.
The Old Glory Freedom Celebration also returns to highlight Indepence Day, with a $4500 to win event for the Modifieds Powered by NOS Energy Drink, as well as a $2500 to win Auto Lab Late Model Sportsman special. In addition the event is always capped off with a gigantic fireworks display.
The Battle at the Port returns for the second straight year, this time moving from Sunday to Saturday with the NAPA Outlaw Super Late Models and the MCR Dwarf Cars tagging along as well.
The season ends with the 33rd Anniversary of the Michigan Cup on October 7-9.
“We’ve got more news coming, but this year is gonna be a big one!” said Ainsworth.
Springport has also debuted an all new website, which can be monitored for updates and announcements as the season nears at SpringportSpeedway.com.
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