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CASCADDEN WINS AT CRYSTAL

CASCADDEN WINS AT CRYSTAL

8/1/2020
Crystal Lake, MI – Brendon Cascadden (Travers City, MI) hits the trifecta tonight as he sets quick time, wins his heat race and wins the feature as the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints made their first appearance at Crystal Motor Speedway. On an overcast afternoon, that presented a tacky track for these quick ¾ sized winged sprints, Cascadden didn’t disappoint as he recorded a 14.825 second lap with an average speed of 91 mph! Mack Erickson (South Boardman, MI) set second quick with a 14.839...more
BIG MACK BAGS WIN

BIG MACK BAGS WIN

7/22/2020
Merritt, MI – Mack Erickson (South Boardman, MI) takes his first win of the season with Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by Maxima Racing Oils. Saturday, July 18th the Lightning Sprint class made their first visit to Merritt Speedway of the 2020 Season. In 2018 and 2019, this class was a weekly class and were regulars at Merritt. In the Fall of 2019, Great Lakes Lightning Sprints was formed as a traveling group to start visiting other local dirt tracks around the state and potentially...more
JAC NICKELS WINS INAUGURAL RACE

JAC NICKELS WINS INAUGURAL RACE

7/2/2020
Auburn, MI – The 31 car of Jac Nickels (Harrod, OH) hit the trifecta tonight for the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints inaugural race at Tri-City Motor Speedway. Nickels was fast qualifier out of 18 cars, setting a blistering 12.833 second lap around the 3/8ths mile track. He also won the Engler Machine & Tool Heat race by 3.826 seconds before going on to win the A-Main by nearly 5 seconds! Starting the season on July 2nd is challenging enough for teams that haven’t been able to get out and...more
SIMULATED RACING A REALITY

SIMULATED RACING A REALITY

4/26/2020
Merrill, MI – This week Great Lakes Sprints owner, Barry Marlow, announced the formation of an online Iracing league called Great Lakes SIM Racing Series. Marlow had discussions a year ago about forming a winter league, but with the formation of Great Lakes Lightning Sprints and the purchase of Michigan Traditional Sprints last fall, it didn’t happen. With the help of Tim Nickles of TimsSims in Lima, OH, Wicked Cushion eSports and Roger Wagner of Dirt Racing Network, the new series...more
EVOLUTION OF A LOGO

EVOLUTION OF A LOGO

2/15/2020
Merrill, MI – Designing a logo is fun stuff! The logo you design will be the identity of the organization and what gives people their first impression of the group they’re dealing with! With that being said, we have decided to make the round Great Lakes Sprints Logo our new combined series logo. When we started Great Lakes Super Sprints in the fall of 2015, we went to work on our first logo. The Oval shape was the initial winner, arching the letters GLSS across the top of a winged sprint...more
MT PLEASANT SPEEDWAY ADDED

MT PLEASANT SPEEDWAY ADDED

2/14/2020
Merrill, MI - Mount Pleasant Speedway gave Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by Maxima Racing Oils and Great Lakes Traditional Sprints presented by Comp Cam a Valentines present today adding 4 total dates for the upcoming 2020 Season! Friday, May 29th will be the Lightning Sprints first visit to Mt Pleasant for the season, giving us a double header weekend. On Saturday, May 30th we will be "Taking Over" Crystal Motor Speedway rounding out our weekend. GLLS will make their second visit...more
GLLS 2020 PAYOUT & POINTS FUND ANNOUNCED

GLLS 2020 PAYOUT & POINTS FUND ANNOUNCED

1/21/2020
Merrill, MI - Great Lakes Lightning Sprints (GLLS) presented by Maxima Racing Oils Is excited to announce our 2020 driver payout schedule for our inaugural season. All of our shows, unless specified, will be $500 to win and $150 to start the A-Main. When we run a B-Main, GLLS members running the B, but missing the Transfer to the A-Main will still go home with $125. GLSS presented by Maxima Racing Oils is also pleased to announce a $5,000 points fund to be paid out to the top 12 finishing...more
Great Lakes Super Sprints Acquires MTS, Starts Lig

Great Lakes Super Sprints Acquires MTS, Starts Lig...

10/2/2019
Story originally posted on TJSlideways.com By T.J. Buffenbarger (October 2, 2019) — The Great Lakes Super Sprints will expand its footprint for the 2020 season after it was announced they will acquire the Michigan Traditional Sprints series and start a series for Lightning Sprints. GLSS president Barry Marlow and now former head of Michigan Traditional Sprints Joey Irwin confirmed with TJSlideways.com that MTS will now fall under the umbrella of the Great Lakes Super Sprints under the moniker...more
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