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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
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
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
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
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
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
NICKLES WINS 2nd WIN

NICKLES WINS 2nd WIN

8/7/2020
Auburn, MI – Jac Nickles (Harrod, OH) takes advantage of a late caution to grab his 2nd feature win of the season at Tri-City Motor Speedway. Rolling out 7th to qualify, Nickles set a fast time of 12.774 seconds which was .142 seconds quicker then 2nd quick qualifier Justin Ward (Benzonia, MI) who put in a lap time of 12.916 seconds. Mack Erickson (South Boardman, MI), Tom Hunt (Ithaca, MI) and Lindsey Erickson (South Boardman, MI) rounded out the top 5 qualifiers. In the Engler Machine &...more
2021 LIGHTNING SPRINT SCHEDULE

2021 LIGHTNING SPRINT SCHEDULE

1/31/2021
Merrill, MI – 2021 Season looks bright for the fast and popular Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by Maxima Racing Oils! GLLS will be visiting 10 Michigan dirt tracks this summer, with 20 races spaced out over 12 weekends. There are 8 double header weekends and fou single race weekends. GLLS kicks off the season on Friday, May 21 in Auburn, MI at Tri-City Motor Speedway. On Saturday we travel 52 miles east to the thumb of Michigan for our first ever visit to Silver Bullet Speedway. We...more
GLLS Begins Season at Tri-City

GLLS Begins Season at Tri-City

5/20/2021
Auburn, MI (Thursday, May 20, 2021) - The Great Lakes Super Sprints Presented by Engine Pro and ARP (GLSS) are returning to action this Friday night at Auburn, Michigan's Tri City Motor Speedway. The stop marks the first of three total trips to the 3/8ths mile oval in 2021. Plus, GLSS will be accompanied by the Great Lakes Lightning Sprints Presented by Maxima Racing Oils (GLLS) as they kick off their new season. GLSS is returning to action after a week break following a showdown with the...more
NAIDA WINS OPENER AT TRI-CITY

NAIDA WINS OPENER AT TRI-CITY

5/23/2021
Auburn, MI – The Great Lakes Lightning Sprints presented by Maxima Racing Oils kicked off their ambitious 20 race season at Tri-City Motor Speedway Friday night; Which will find them at 10 different Michigan tracks this summer. With some new clay laid down earlier in the week, GLLS rolled out to be the first cars to hit the track. Jac Nickles (Harrod, OH) set fast time with a 12.485 second lap. He bested that time during his Engler Machine & Tool Heat Race win with a 12.22 second lap which...more
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