A picture of Justin Ward’s #8 Sprint car reminded me of someone I know whose color scheme is very close to Ward’s. This curiosity compelled me to look at the Hirams Lightning Sprint series but also noted they are not microsprints per se but a 1,000cc 4 cylinder division with Japanese motores.
The Hiram Sprints race at five different tracks and the rules for the division are listed on the site, so please check out the page and websites. http://www.hiramslightningsprints.org/results—standings.html.
One of the best things about short track racing is that you can find these kinds of programs in most states and these drivers and tracks have sponsors, so please check them out too and patronize the many businesses and say, “Thanks” to the drivers and everyone else who make these events possible.
I mentioned earlier the similarity between Justin Ward’s car and my friend who races 410 Sprints in Pittsburgh and nationally at the Sprint Car Hall-of-Fame in Knoxville, Iowa. Sprint car racing is sprint car racing and the Hirams series is a quality circuit at quality tracks, so give it a try.
The wings may be different sizes and the engines but the spirit and dedication remains the same.
8649 E. M113
Fife Lake, MI 49633
Track Info: www.cherryraceway.com | (231) 468-1477
2060 Berlin Fair Dr.
Marne, MI 49435
Track Info: www.berlinraceway.com | (616) 677-5000
Crystal Motor Speedway
8315 Sidney Road
Crystal, MI 48818
Track Info: www.crystalmotorspeedway.com | (989) 235-5200
4430 East Houghton Lake Road
Lake City, MI. 49651
Track Info: www.merrittspeedwaymi.com | 231-328-7223
Tri City Raceway
85 W Wheeler Rd.
Auburn, MI 48611
Track Info: www.tricityracetrack.com | (989) 316-6804
The all Michigan series have their stars put on a very good show and with the popularity of sprints growing it is no wonder judging by the competition here.
There are also the local shows at each track including Late Models, Modifieds and Sprints and the ever present regular stocks — a fan favorite.