Lake City, MI (4-11-17) -- Merritt Speedway officials are pleased to announce the newest partner to the tracks already illustrious group of longstanding sponsors. Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort has agreed to be a leading partner at Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track beginning with the 2017 race season.

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, located in Mount Pleasant, is the top Michigan destination for things across a wide spectrum. From their stunning resort, waterpark, spa, and array of delectable restaurants, to some of the biggest shows and musical events you’ll find anywhere. And don’t forget their beautiful 210,000-square-foot casino floor. Soaring Eagle truly does have it all.

Fans will see Soaring Eagle’s involvement across multiple fronts starting in the coming season. The inaugural Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Independence Weekend at Merritt will take place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, July first, second, and third. The three days of racing will be the most diverse of the tracks 49-year history, and will include the Tony Stewart owned Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions national touring sprint cars on Saturday, American Ethanol Late Models Sunday night, and a monstrous $10,000-to-win feature presented by Allstar Performance with the American Ethanol Modified Tour on Monday night.

Merritt Speedway is known for their special Fan Appreciation night which typically falls over Independence Weekend each year. In 2017, that will return with an incredible $5.00-all-ages grandstand admission on Sunday night to witness the top dirt Late Model competitors in the Midwest compete. Capping off the evening will be Merritt Speedways largest ever fireworks display, all made possible by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Weekend ticket packages for all three days as well as camping information will be released soon.

Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track (#MPDT) welcomes a brand-new division to its three-eighths mile clay oval in 2017. The Michigan Sport Modifieds, which mirror an IMCA-style Mod and rulebook, will carry the name ‘Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Merritt Sport Modifieds’. The new Merritt division has gathered a tremendous amount of interest, and the addition of the class should provide quality entertainment for fans week in and week out.

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is also the presenting sponsor of the Merritt Speedway website, as well as Facebook and Twitter pages and updates. Be sure to visit, search for Merritt Speedway on Facebook, and @MerrittSpeedMI on Twitter. The 2017 season kicks off on Saturday, May 20, and continues every Saturday night through labor day weekend. The season ending Awards Ceremony will be held at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Saturday, November 4.