Story by Kyle Larson
R&S Racing Photos
Mich. (June 25, 2014) –
A huge re-opening is set for
Dixie (MI) Motor Speedway on
Friday, June 27 when the Auto
Value Bumper to Bumper Super
Sprints (AVBBSS) and the Main
Event Racing Series (MERS) will
be showcased on the .400-mile
oval on one night of racing.
The AVBBSS will compete in their
fifth event of the season and
Friday’s race marks the first of
two stops at Dixie. In 2013,
Mike Ling and Jo Jo Helberg
earned the feature victories at
the first class facility.
Drivers that have scored feature
victories in 2014 include Jimmy
McCune (Angola), Jo Jo Helberg
(Kalamazoo), Ryan Litt (Toledo)
and most recently Troy DeCaire
Heading into Friday’s program,
five-time series champion Jason
Blonde leads the point standings
after earning two runner-up
finishes and three top fives in
the initial four races. Second
in the standings in 2010 series
champion Kevin Feeney with
rising star Davey Hamilton Jr.
in third position. The remainder
of the top five includes 2013
series runner-up Joe Swanson and
veteran Mike Astraukas.
Two-time Little 500 Champion
Jacob Wilson returns to series
competition after posting a
fifth-place finish in the season
opener at Angola in May. Dustin
Daggett will make his third
appearance of 2014, he is coming
off an eighth-place showing at
Toledo in mid-June.
In addition to Winged Sprint
Cars and Outlaw Super Late
Models, the Vores Compact
Traveling Series will be part of
the racing program.
Racing is scheduled to start at
7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27 and
the track offers free camping.
Admission for Adults is $25,
Senior Citizens $22, Teens
(13-17) $18, Child (6-12) $8 and
Five & under are Free.