Great Lakes Traditional Sprints

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Great Lakes Traditional Sprints


Owendale, MI (Saturday, September 02, 2023) -Great Lakes Traditional Sprints presented by PErfit Engine Pro (GLTS) had their final mini track race of the season at Silver Bullet Speedway. What a great night it was out on the track, GLTS really knows how to put on a fantastic show! The night was packed with a thrilling event of high speed racing and an amazing turnout in the stands. To start this right, we would like to say thank you to all the drivers, fans, sponsors, and staff members who came out to the race and supported us.

Steve Irwin from Fenton, MI drew position number 4 in the redraw. Tank Brakenberry drew 1st, RJ Payne second, and Brian Ruhlman third. Steve managed to weave through the field and bring home another feature race win this season!!

Max Frank from Williamston, MI charged a total of 4 positions from 6th to 2nd making him tonight's Hosier Racing Tire Hard Charger!! Steve Irwin also won the MPD Racing Fast Qualifier with a fast lap of 15.552 seconds. Second fastest was Max Frank with a time of 16.184 seconds and third was Brian Ruhlman (Clark Lake, MI) with a time of 16,216 seconds.

Ruhlman takes home the Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race 1. RJ Payne wins the Beacon & Bridge Market Heat Race 2!!

To catch tonight's heat races and features, and all the GLTS races, go to the Great Lakes Super Sprints YouTube page. Be sure to follow the page and follow us on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter! For all the news, schedules, results and points, go to and click on your favorite division.

Next Up! GLTS will be racing at Crystal Motor Speedway on September 16th and our championship night at Hartford Motor Speedway on September 23rd!!

Thank you to our sponsors who are the ones that allow us to a great show to your local tracks. Please help us by supporting the sponsors listed below….
PErfit Corporation
Engine Pro & ARP Racing
Hoosier Racing Tires
Beacon & Bridge Markets
Operating Engineers Local 324
Engler Machine & Tool
Howard Johnsons by Wyndham
Specialty Fuels & Logistics
Environmental Waste & Recovery Service
Precision Engine Works
TC Power Sports

Media Results for 9/2/2023 at Silver Bullet Speedway - Owendale, MI
410 Sprints - Non-Winged 16 Entries

A Feature 1 20 Laps | 00:19:42.947

  1. 0-Steve Irwin[4]; 2. 25-Max Frank[6]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3]; 4. 33-RJ Payne[2]; 5. 26-Dale Hunter[5]; 6. 13-Ian Hunter[8]; 7. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[7]; 8. 89-Chris Pobanz[12]; 9. 00-Mike Galajda[10]; 10. 56-Mark Irwin[13]; 11. 9-Gary Hayward[14]; 12. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr[9]; 13. 48-Andrew Marshall[11]; 14. 23-Tank Brakenberry[1]; 15. (DNF) 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[15]; 16. (DNF) 2T-Bill Murawski Jr[16]

Heat 1 8 Laps | 00:07:27.000

  1. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3]; 2. 0-Steve Irwin[4]; 3. 26-Dale Hunter[1]; 4. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin[5]; 5. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr[6]; 6. 48-Andrew Marshall[8]; 7. 56-Mark Irwin[7]; 8. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr[2]

Heat 2 8 Laps | 00:07:50.000

  1. 33-RJ Payne[2]; 2. 25-Max Frank[4]; 3. 23-Tank Brakenberry[1]; 4. 13-Ian Hunter[3]; 5. 00-Mike Galajda[5]; 6. 89-Chris Pobanz[7]; 7. 9-Gary Hayward[6]; 8. (DNF) 2T-Bill Murawski Jr[8]

Qualifying 1 | 00:27:33.000

  1. 0-Steve Irwin, 00:15.552[6]; 2. 25-Max Frank, 00:16.184[4]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 00:16.216[10]; 4. 13-Ian Hunter, 00:16.611[13]; 5. 99-Craig Sharfenberg Sr, 00:16.668[16]; 6. 33-RJ Payne, 00:16.674[9]; 7. 26-Dale Hunter, 00:16.684[15]; 8. 23-Tank Brakenberry, 00:16.785[11]; 9. 00J-Joseph (Joey) Irwin, 00:16.809[3]; 10. 00-Mike Galajda, 00:16.956[2]; 11. 199-Craig Sharfenberg Jr, 00:16.978[8]; 12. 9-Gary Hayward, 00:17.013[12]; 13. 56-Mark Irwin, 00:17.090[7]; 14. 89-Chris Pobanz, 00:17.129[14]; 15. 48-Andrew Marshall, 00:17.396[1]; 16. 2T-Bill Murawski Jr, 00:17.659[5]

Article Credit: Brooke K. Pulice

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