Lake Odessa, MI (Friday, July 30, 2021) - For the sixth time this season, the Great Lakes Super Sprints Presented by Engine Pro and ARP are set for a weekend double-header in the Great Lakes Region. With less than 10 events remaining in the 2021 season, the race is on to become a GLSS Champion, and it’s down to a pair of would-be first-time champs and a veteran of the sport.
Friday night, GLSS will unload at a familiar place, Lake Odessa’s I-96 Speedway. Friday night’s race marks the fifth time this season GLSS has graced the 3/8th mile facility with 360 Sprint Car action. So far in the first four races, four different drivers have gone to victory lane, collecting their first wins of the season at the wicked fast race track. Ryan Ruhl kicked off the season with a win before Matt Covington won the GLSS/ASCS show in May; Brad Lamberson collected his first career GLSS win in June before Max Stambaugh kicked off a weekend sweep of GLSS action during the Fourth of July weekend.
Heading into the weekend, the Championship Points battle is down to three drivers searching for the top prize. Stambaugh, Ruhl, and Dustin Daggett are all within 33 points of one another. Stambaugh is the current points leader with a pair of wins this season. Ruhl and Daggett pace the entire field with a total of three feature wins each and seven top fives each. The difference between them and Stambaugh is their top 10 finishes. Stambaugh has finished in the top 10 during each GLSS event so far this season - meanwhile, Ruhl has nine top 10s and Daggett has eight.
A new element will be thrown into the equation this weekend as well. The Series will make a trip to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The track is typically known for its 410 and 305 Sprint car racing along with neighboring Attica Raceway Park. During Saturday night’s show, however, the GLSS regulars will hope to be quick learners of the track in an effort to find victory lane during the only trip to Ohio this season.
Racing Friday night begins at 8:00 PM at I-96 Speedway with Qualifying set to take place around 7:00 PM. Then on Saturday night, racing at Fremont Speedway takes the green flag at 7:00 PM with Qualifying on tap for 6:00 PM. Gates open at both tracks at 4:00 PM.
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Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Jim DenHamer