Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:37:31 PM
The 7th Annual
Summer Bug was held this past Sunday and the weather was terrific.
Many VW enthusiasts came out to enjoy the beautiful cars, racers
and vendors who made this event great. This year all German
makes were invited and it was a treat to see them here as
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:58:42 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park hosts its 7th
Annual Summer Bug Run this Sunday, July 20. This exclusive VW
event, now open to ALL German makes, features a beautiful car show,
swap meet, car corral, vendors and drag racing. There are two
drag racing classes, Pro/ Super Pro/Modified and Street.
Racers may also enter into a Gambler's Race or anyone can just have
fun driving down "The Fastest Track in Michigan" with fun runs for
an additional $8.
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:04:11 PM
This Saturday, July 19 is the 3rd Annual Berger
Chevrolet Racers' Reunion at US 131 Motorsports
Park. Once again this year's coordinator, Jim
Luiken's, has made significant enhancements to the day's
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:03:12 PM
Attention true street car racers,
there is a special race just for you at every Friday Monster
Midnight Madness this year. Hammerhead Housing is sponsoring
this heads up Lucky 13 class where the winner will walk away with
$100 cash and the runner-up will earn $50.
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:18:57 PM
This Wednesday we are hosting an open Test &
Tune from 6pm-dusk, until approximately 9:30pm. Friday is
also an open Test & Tune from 6pm-12 midnight. However,
this Friday is also a Monster Midnight Madness, which means only $5
to get in after 8pm and $15 to race down The Fastest Track in
Michigan! The Lucky 13 presented by HammerHead will also be
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 2:59:34 PM
One of the true icons of our sport passed away on July 4, 2014.
Tom Haggin offered assistance to hundreds of drag strips over the
years through his timing and P.A. systems. He was a true gentleman
with a great sense of humor and always welling to assist any track
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 6:39:35 AM
Due to a schedule
conflict, the Fun Ford event at US 131 Motorsports Park has been
rescheduled to Sunday, September 28. This Inaugural event
features a beautiful car show, swap meet, car corral and drag
racing. Stay tuned for further details on this fantastic
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 10:37:14 PM
Happy Birthday America! Enjoy
your Fourth of July as we celebrate our Independence Day!
We'll be at the track Friday and Saturday. See our
posts below for details.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 3:41:25 PM
This Saturday will feature TWO Lane
Automotive Bracket Series races on July 5. Gates open at 9am,
on the track at 10am with Modified, Top ET, Jr. Dragsters and
Street. The first race starts at approximately 1:30pm, the second
race will begin following the first race until approximately 11pm.
Only $15 to watch, children ages 6-12 are $5 and children
under six are free.
Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:20:43 AM
This Wednesday, July 2nd US 131 MSP will conduct a
Wednesday Night Test & Tune. This is open to anyone from
6pm-9:30pm on Wednesday. As always the track staff is on hand to
explain any racing terms and racing procedures. The delicious 131
Grill will also be open and ready to serve you fresh food and cold
Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 11:46:48 AM
PDRA returns to US 131 Motorsports Park for the
Summer Drags. The Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA)
makes its return to The Fastest Track in Michigan this Friday and
Saturday, June 27-28. It is the fourth of eight races on the
2014 PDRA Tour, marking it the half point in this well-known racing
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:52:28 PM
This Saturday, June 21 US
131 Motorsports Park has planned a Lane Automotive
Bracket Bonanza presented by Mr. Gasket and Aeroquip.
Saturday will consist of two separate bracket races. Gates open at
9am, time trials begin at 10 am in this run order: Modified, Top
ET, Jr. Dragsters and Street. The first race starts at
approximately 1:30pm and the second race will follow immediately
after the first race.
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:40:56 PM
This Wednesday, June 18th marks the first Wednesday
Night Test & Tune of the 2014 season. Friday, June
20th is also an open Test Tune. These are open to
anyone from 6pm-9:30pm on Wednesday and from 6pm-11pm on
Friday . As always the track staff is on hand to explain
any racing terms and racing procedures. The delicious 131
Grill will be open and ready to serve you fresh food and cold
Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:10:54 PM
This Friday and Saturday, June 13 and
14 the FAST Spring Nationals will bring some of the most
beautiful American made muscle cars to US 131 Motorsports
Park. The FAST organization hosts a large group of
Factory Stock racers who put on a show that you make you think you
are reviving the Muscle Car era all over again.
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:43:36 PM
weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8 is the 22nd Annual
Birthday Bash at US 131 Motorsports Park. Parking passes and
free tickets are available today, Thursday, June 5 at Gun Lake
Casino in Wayland from 4pm-6pm. This is the Midwest's largest
free Country Music Festival. Saturday performances include
Dierks Bentley, Colt Ford, Lucy Hale, Jerrod Niemann, Parmalee,
Eric Paslay. Sunday includes performances from Justin Moore,
Danielle Bradbery, Cadillac Three, Brett Eldredge, Will Hoge, Chase
Rice and Cole Swindell. Must have tickets and parking passes
to enter. Visit www.b93.com
for full details.
Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:40:48 AM
For those who were
fortunate enough to attend the Night of Thunder and Super Chevy
Show, this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, were treated to
beautiful show cars and trucks and fantastic drag racing in a
variety of classes.
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 4:20:18 PM
Adler, Positano, and Catanzaro claim wins during Super Chevy Show
at US 131
Round two saw first-time winners in the Pro Modified Racing
Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike &
Sled Series during the Super Chevy Show held at US 131 Motorsports
Park at Martin Michigan over the weekend.
Winning his first PMRA race was Randy Adler, while Tony Positano
captured his first Quick 32 Sportsman Series win, and Mark
Catanzaro rode to his first PBSS victory.
Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:27:12 PM
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:40 AM
The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet
Performance returns to U.S. 131 Motorsports Park this
weekend, May 30 - June 1. To celebrate, Bowtie fans are being
offered a rare opportunity as part of the Lingenfelter Collection
Super Chevy Show Kick-Off Cruise. The Lingenfelter Collection in
Brighton, Michigan is opening its doors exclusively to the Super
Chevy Show car show participants.
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:34 AM
Racers are gearing up for this weekend's return of
the renowned Super Chevy Show, May 30-June 1. There is
an open Test & Tune on Friday and a benefit to racers competing
in Sunday's race can enter the Bonus Race on Saturday in
preparation for Sunday's race. Classes available are
Drive Duracell.com Bracket One/Top ET/Electronics, Bracket
2/Modified/No Electronics, D.O.T. Street and Jr. Dragsters,
Beginner and Advanced.
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:53:18 PM
The renowned Super Chevy Show is returning to
Martin's US 131 Motorsports Park this Friday-Sunday, May
30-June 1. This prestigious event is coming back with it's
gorgeous car show, GM powered drag racing, swap meet and car
corral. New to this event is two events combined into
one! The Night of Thunder will be here Friday and Saturday
night featuring Nostalgia Nitro Top Fuel and Altereds, PMRA Pro
Mods, Top Dragsters, three jet-powered vehicles and
To kick off the Super Chevy weekend there will be a beautiful
Lingenfelter Cruise starting in Brighton at 11:30am and cruise to
US 131 Motorsports Park on Friday, May 30.
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:41:50 AM
This terrific event, formerly known as the
Thunder Nationals is now the Night of Thunder, will be held in
conjunction with the legendary Super Chevy Show on May 30 and May
31. Nitro will still fill the air at the Night of Thunder on both
Friday and Saturday nights as there will be Nostalgia Nitro Fueled
Altereds, a pair of Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragsters, the return of the
PMRA, Pro Modified Racing Association, which features the baddest
Pro Mods vying for an eight-car qualified field running in the full
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:54:27 PM
a lot of excitement at tonight's Car Show at Menard's in Wyoming,
MI. There were 60 beautiful GM cars who came out tonight to
promote the return of the Super Chevy Show next Friday-Sunday at US
131 Motorsports Park. The weather was gorgeous and thank you to all
who came out.
We look forward to seeing you next
weekend! Please see details on this fantastic Chevy event on
the previous news release on this site.
Posted: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 12:35:54 PM
Attention Top ET racers, a decision was made last week to change
from running your class on the ¼ to running on the 1/8 mile.
In hindsight this decision was not made in the correct manor.
There should have been a Driver's Committee meeting to have a
detailed discussion on this subject and then have time for racer
feedback. With this we would like to publically apologize for
this decision. Moving forward starting with this weekend's
Lane Bracket Series double race Top ET will be run on the ¼
mile. Keeping in mind that at any time if track conditions or
weather dictates the need for an adjustment, the track
officials can make the call to change to 1/8 for any or all
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:18 PM
Beautiful day for Mopars at Martin
today, Sunday, May 18. Drag Racing, Car Show, Swap Meet,
Car Corral, Mega Mopar Magazine is here and the Official Mopar
Souvenirs Trailer is here! We will be racing until
approimately 4pm. Come see these beautiful cars both on the
track and off.
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:09 PM
As you can see the Mopars are out
testing tonight Friday, May 16 getting ready for the Mopars at
Martin on this Sunday. Yes, that is the sun shining in this
picture! We will be racing all weekend. Lane Automotive
Bracket Series tomorrow and the Mega Mopar Series is on
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:41:08 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park will be
hosting a $2000.00 to win race in Top ET & Modified this
Saturday, May 17 with Street offering a winning
payout of $350.00. Gates will open at 11am with time trials
beginning at 12 noon with Jr. Dragsters followed
directly by Street, Modified and Top ET.
There will be first round buy backs for all classes (except Jr
Dragsters, second chance race offered). Top ET and Modified entry
fee is $60, Street is $35, Jr Dragsters is $25. Crew and
spectators are $12 with children ages 6-12 only $5 for
admission and children under six are free.
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:36:24 PM
This Sunday, May 18 US 131 Motorsports Park will
host the Inaugural Mega Mopar Series featuring a Hemi Shootout, Car
Show, Swap Meet, Vendors and Mopar Drag Racing. Admission is
$15, children 12 and under are FREE. Car Show admission is
$35 and includes two people for admission, dash plaque and goodie
bag. Swap Meet and Vendors are $40 for a 20 x 20 space
and includes one admission ticket. Swap Meet and Vendor gate
only open at 7am. Gates open to all others at 9am, time
trials at 10am.
Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:12:41 PM
Unfortunately, due to
weather tonight's Menard's event for Mopars and GM vehicles has
been postponed to next Wednesday, May 21st from 5pm-7pm. We look
forward to seeing all the Mopar enthusiasts this Sunday, May 18th
at the Mega Mopar Action Series where Mopars will be at Martin! Car
show, swap meet and drag racing will be this Sunday. Gates open at
9am, on the track at 10am, car show ($35 to enter, includes two
people) awards at 3:00. Admission is only $15 for adults, children
12 and under are free!
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:31:32 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all of the
women who have made a loving, positive, unforgettable difference in
a child's life. Today is your day and we celebrate you!
"There is no undertaking more challenging, no responsibility more
awesome, than that of being a mother." President Gerald R.
Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 11:57:46 AM
The Thunder Nationals has historically
been this weekend, the second week of May, for nearly three
decades. This year it has found a new date, a new name with a
new event added to this already exciting race. One may ask
the reason for the new changes to this event. Jason Peterson
General Manager of US 131 Motorsports Park states, "Quite honestly
the weather has rarely been kind to this great event. For the
past 10 years we only saw one year where Friday and Saturday were
dry and warm. We have had rain most years and even saw snow
flurries a few years ago."
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 4:10:23 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
is looking for beautiful cars of any age to display at
Menard's to promote our upcoming Mega Mopar and Super Chevy
Shows. Anyone who brings a car to show on May 14 will receive
a free admission or a ride-along pass for the Super Chevy Show
or Mega Mopar Action event, (If you are not participating in
the car show at the event at the track this ticket will get you in
the gate, if you are in the car show, it will get a companion
through the gate). Mega Mopar Series is on May 18 and Super Chevy
on May 30-June 1. See READ MORE on how to earn your free
ticket to these events!
Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 3:26:28 PM
night marked the first bracket points race in the Lane Automotive
Bracket Series presented by Mr. Gasket Co. and Aeroquip
Performance. Winners this past Saturday were multi-track
champion Rusty Baad in Top ET defeating Monte Morey, Modified
winner Matt Nap defeating Tim Howard, Street winner Mitchell
Smith defeating Ron Hagar, Advanced Jr Dragster reigning Champion
Zach Barr defeated Meredith Snyder, Beginner Jr Dragster winner
Trinity Morris defeated first year racer Conner Jensen
and Second Chance Jr winner Samuel Peterson def Allison
Starbuck. See you all next Saturday for the next points
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:47:59 PM
Save the date Mopar fans Sunday, May 18 is an
event created just for you. Great all Mopar show including
car show, swap meet and drag racing. Special drag racing
feature will include a Hemi Super Stock race. Adult general
admission just $15, children ages 12 and under are FREE.
Gates open at 8am drag racing time trials at 10am.
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:50:51 AM
This Saturday, May 3, marks the first bracket race of the 2014
racing season in the Lane Automotive Bracket Series presented
by Mr. Gasket Co. and Aeroquip Performance. This Series
features five classes, Top ET, Modified, Street, Beginner
and Advanced Jr. Dragster. These racers are vying for
the track championship that will be determined by points earned at
each race now through August.
Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:20:07 AM
This past weekend's Inaugural Import
vs Domestic Showdown was a great event. One racer
had even a better time, Ken Bosch doubled up and won in both
classes. Bosch defeated Dan Evenhouse in the Quick 32 class
and then Bosch went on to defeat Jeff Klimp in the Bracket class. The
rotary cars were amazing and track records were broken.
Seeing those cars running nearly 200MPH was a site to
see! Not something we get to see every day. We look forward
to seeing them again! Thank you to all who came out this past
Full event details will be posted
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:15:32 PM
This Saturday and Sunday,
April 26-27 US 131 Motorsports Park will host the Inaugural Import
vs. Domestic Showdown. This event features a Saturday car
show, five different classes in bracket drag racing, music guests
Orquesta Tradicion and guest appearance by Geronimo Racing.
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:35:29 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park will host its
first ever Friday night Test & Tune in April this Friday, April
25. Not only is this the first Friday night Test & Tune
of the 2014 season, it is the first Friday that the US 131
track has ever been open in April. Typically Friday Test
& Tune has begun in May.
The reason for opening early this year is in preparation for the
first event on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, the Inaugural
Import vs. Domestic Showdown. See further details on this
exciting new event on the official US 131 Motorsports Park's
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:02:58 AM
Happy Easter, Happy Resurrection Sunday, Happy
Spring, Happy Day! Whatever today means to you, we hope you
enjoy it and this beautiful Michigan sunshine. Have a great
week and we hope to see you soon!
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:55:47 AM
This past Saturday's Test & Tune
was filled with much excitement as new paint was shown on racecars,
new motors, new racecars, refreshened racecars and many new racers
getting their license passes. The sun shown all
day while racers reconnected after a long winter and much
needed break from the cold temperatures.
The next open Test & Tune is this Friday, April 25 from
6pm-11pm. Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is $10 and $25 to
test. Children ages 6-12 are only $5, under six are free.
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:27:37 PM
What a great way to start off Easter weekend at The Fastest
Track in Michigan for open Test & Tune. The weather is
forecasted to be in the mid-60's and sunny, beautiful April racing
weather! Gates open at 11 am, on the track from 12
noon-6pm. Admission is $25 for tech card, $10 to watch and
children ages 6-12 are only $5.
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 3:03:10 PM
Unfortunately, due to the wet grounds and the amount of rainfall
we are currently receiving and more rain predicted tomorrow on
Friday, we have postponed our Opening Day until next Saturday,
April 12. Gates open at 11 am, on the track from 12 noon
until 6pm for Open Test & Tune. It's only $12 to watch
and $25 to race down The Fastest Track in Michigan!
The track staff has been anticipating this Saturday for months
and will look forward to next Saturday with even greater
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 4:50:30 PM
That's right, the snow is finally melting! Our first Test
& Tune of the 2014 racing season is scheduled for Saturday,
April 5 from 12 noon until 6pm. Anyone can come out and drive
down The Fastest Track in Michigan for only $25. Admission to
watch is only $12 for adults, children ages 6-12 are $5, children
under six are free.
Like our Facebook page and check out the photos
of the track drying. Sun please keep shining and warm
temperatures keep coming!
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:14:31 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park will kick off its 2014 season in less
than four weeks on Saturday, April 5 with an open Test &
Tune. Yes, we are optimistic that the snow will be gone
as everyone is ready for Spring to begin! Racers still have
time to enter the Lane Automotive Bracket Series points program,
reserve your annual pit spot and/or sign up for the ATI, Advanced
Technical Inspection appointments.
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:15:06 AM
As you can see the snow
was as high as the concrete walls on the track, that's over three
feet tall! Less than four weeks until the first Test
& Tune of the season on Saturday, April 5. Warm
temperatures and sunshine keep on coming. We look forward to seeing
you soon at The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:24:46 AM
The 2013 Champion Awards Banquet was
a great celebration this past Saturday night! Thank you to
all who came and enjoyed this great night. Congratulations to
all of our champions and special award winners! Champions are
Dave Lorentz-Top ET, Jeff Green-Modified, Don Kinney III (not
pictured)-Street, Zach Barr-Advanced Jr. Dragster and Aaron
Falor-Beginner Jr. Dragster. Special award winners are Cory
Lamb-Hard Luck Award, Jeff Green-Sportsman of the Year, Kevin
Groeneveld-Most Improved Driver of the Year, Carly Truhler-Jr.
Dragster Driver of the Year and Samuel Peterson-Rookie of the
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:02:57 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
is pleased to announce the Inaugural Import vs. Domestic Showdown
to be contested on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014.
This event will feature a Quick 16, Quick 32, FWD class, Bracket
classes and a Car Show. Special guest appearance by Geronimo
Racing and music guests Orquesta Tradicion.
Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 12:18:53 PM
The 2013 Lane
Automotive/ Aeroquip Bracket Racing Champion Awards Banquet will be
held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the beautiful Crossroads
Conference Center in Grand Rapids north of the track on highway US
This year's banquet has been moved to a Saturday evening to
better accommodate the guests who attend this exciting
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:15:42 PM
Discount Tire will once
again present the 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals to be
held on Friday and Saturday, September 5-6, 2014 at US 131
Motorsports Park. This distinguished event has a
remarkable Nitro line up including the DRO Series featuring
Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Funny Cars, Great Lakes Nostalgia
Funny Cars, Great Lakes Gassers, AA Gassers, Fuel Altereds and Lane
Automotive Bracket Racing Series (no points).
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:40:35 PM
As you can see winter is in full
force. However, inside US 131 Motorsports Park's office there
has been much work taking place. The 2014 schedule has been
released and fans, sponsors and racers will be pleased with the
many new events that have been added to this year's racing season
schedule. Get out your calendar and write down the
events you plan to experience, and it is an experience! We can
hardly wait to see you at The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 1:11:32 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:11:34 AM
Happy New Year to
you! May you be blessed with good health, happiness and
prosperity all through the New Year. We have many new
exciting events and the return of some spectacular
ones planned for 2014. We look forward to seeing you at
The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:03:22 AM
Christmas Greetings from the staff of US 131 Motorsports
Park. May you enjoy this beautiful Christmas season. It
will be a gorgeous white Christmas here at US 131 MSP. Thank
you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2014!
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 3:42:20 PM
Want to give
or receive the perfect gift? Give something they will love
and can experience! It's the ideal size, very convenient and
we have many for your budget. A US 131 Motorsports Park Gift
Certificate! Just send us a message or call the office from
9am-4pm Monday-Friday 269.672.7800. Gift Certificates are
good all year in 2014. Happy shopping!
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 4:52:16 PM
Enjoy your Thanksgiving
Day! We are thankful for our staff members, sponsors, racers
and race fans. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:06:57 AM
Today, Monday, November 11 we honor
all of America's veterans. Thank you for your loyal
dedication and service. Thank you to your family and friends
who also make sacrifices while you are serving our great country.
God bless you!
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 2:04:10 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park once again,
proving it offers something to everyone, has added the return of
the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford and Mega Mopar Action. All
these events are comprised of the Manufacturer Series which has 33
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:32:22 AM
Motor City Mafia and Slouch
Productions presents Nightmare on 12th Street Grudge
Race next Saturday, October 5 at US 131 MSP. Gates
open at 9am with grudge racing starting at 11am. General
admission pricing is just $20, children 10 and under are
free. Tech cards for running on the track are $45.
Please note that this event is a Grudge racing event.
Unlike US 131 MSP regular bracket races or Test &
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:04:26 PM
Eaton Corporation recently announced it will again feature
Aeroquip performance products with its title sponsorship role at
the third annual combined Michigan Snowmobile Association's Snow
Show & Swap Meet and the American Snowmobiler magazine's Super
Sled Shootout and Bike Mania. Power for the entire outdoor
show will be provided exclusively by Yamaha Generators.
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:04:21 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
dominated the Division 5 Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals
presented by Amsoil held this past weekend. For the
second consecutive year Team US 131 won against five other tracks
in competition. Not only did they win the
championship they also took the wins in three classes, Top ET,
Bernie VanderPloeg, Modified, Louie Hall, Street, Dan Smith and
finishing with a runner-up in the Jr. Dragster class was
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:38:09 AM
This weekend September 12-15, the Summit Racing
Equipment Team Finals presented by Amsoil will be held at US
131 Motorsports Park. There will be six teams competing
against one another and only one track will hold the title of the
Thunder Team Finals Champion. Last year's champions were Team
US 131 Motorsports Park who dominated the field and that's what
they are shooting for again this weekend.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:12:00 PM
Michigander Shawn Bowen,
driving his family's "Violator" Firebird AA/FC, won the Mickey
Thompson Tires DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC
Challenge during the 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals held Sept. 6-7
at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:11:37 PM
This past Saturday night during the
9TH Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount
Tire there was a moment filled with much excitement and
disappointment as there were 20 US 131 Motorsports Park racers all
hoping to win the brand new racing engine, valued at $20,000,
courtesy of Engine Pro presented by Pro-Filer Performance Products,
assembled by Performance Engineering and others but there could
only be one winner.
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 11:29:42 AM
This Sunday, September 8, US 131 Motorsports Park
will host the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. The March of
Dimes raises awareness on premature babies and prevention.
Riders from all over southwest Michigan will converge at Martin for
a terrific catered meal by Texas Roadhouse, live music, silent
auction, vendors and drag racing. Only $20 to enter into the
event and $10 to drag race. Come and support this fun event
with a cause.
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:23 PM
This weekend's 9th Annual Funny Car
Nationals presented by Discount Tire is an event that fans and
racers look forward to in Martin each year. Take a step back
in time and experience nitro the way it was in the "good old
days". The DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge will feature
an eight-car qualified field of nostalgia nitro funny cars, other
cars include alcohol funny cars, fuel altereds, AA gassers and the
Great Lakes Gassers which will all converge at "The Fastest Track
in Michigan" this Friday and Saturday, September 6-7. An
added feature will be the addition of the Lagana Brother's 330 MPH
Top Fuel Dragster.
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:12 PM
This Saturday night,
during the 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount
Tire, one extremely joyful racer will walk away from US 131
Motorsports Park with a brand new 565 cubic inch Big Block Chevy
engine, valued at nearly $20,000, courtesy of the terrific sponsors
who support this coveted prize.
"Without Engine Pro, Pro-Filer Performance Products and
Performance Engineering this opportunity wouldn't be available to
racers. In addition to these sponsors we have many others
who have given parts to make this engine complete, with the
exception of the fuel and ignition systems," stated US 131's
Marketing Director Stephanie Peterson.
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:36:13 PM
The last bracket point's
race of the season is this Saturday, September 7. We have a
full day of great racing and look forward to the 2013 track
champions being crowned in each of the five classes run in the Lane
Automotive Bracket Series presented by Mr. Gasket and Aeroquip
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 8:48:13 AM
The 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals
presented by Discount Tire is this weekend, September
6-7 at historic US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin,
Michigan. This well-known event features the 5-second,
250-mph nitro funny cars of the Mickey Thompson Tires
DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge presented by COMP
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 10:27:25 PM
With the points battles
not yet determined in all five Lane Automotive Bracket Series
classes, this weekend's final points race will determine the
overall 2013 track champions as well as the team that will
represent US 131 MSP at the IHRA Thunder Team Finals September
12-14 hosted at US 131 MSP.
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 8:18:01 AM
This Saturday the Aeroquip
Performance Outlaw Limited Street Series will also be competing in
addition to the Lane Bracket Series. This is a heads-up class
where cars compete on the 1/8th mile in some of the
best, most competitive racing for bragging rights.
Gate admission is only $12 for adults, children ages 6-12 are
only $5 and children under six are free. Gates open at 11am,
time trials begin at 2pm with three qualifying rounds and then
eliminations. For racing rules please see www.us131msp.com/racer-info/outlaw-rules.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:07:54 PM
This Wednesday, August 21
is the last open Test & Tune of the 2013 season. Of
course Friday Test & Tune will still be held until the end of
August. But for Wednesdays this is the last one. The
weather is going to be gorgeous and the $1 hot dogs will be
hot! After 8pm the $1 hot dogs will go back to their regular
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:37:24 PM
The Lane Bracket Racing Series competition is filled with
passionate racers all wanting to get to the top. In the Top
ET and Modified classes the racers all want to be in the Top 10 to
be eligible for the brand new racing engine by Engine Pro presented
by Pro-filer Performance Products and Performance Engineering that
will be awarded during the 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented
by Discount Tire on Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:18:12 PM
This Friday, August 16, US 131 Motorsports
Park will conduct the Monster Midnight Madness after open Test
& Tune, featuring $1 hot dogs (6pm-8pm).
This popular street scene competition offers late night
racing and discounted gate fees. Including How to Race
brochures, US 131 Motorsports Park staff will be on hand to
explain terms, procedures and rules. All clubs
Discounted admission rates start at 8pm until 12 midnight. Entry
fee only $5 per person and only
$15 to race.
Customers may come at 5pm when the gates open and race starting
at 6pm for $25 and $10 to watch. Children ages 6-12 are $5
and children under 6 are FREE.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:35:13 AM
Just moments after crossing the finish line
Saturday night during round one of the CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam
presented by Perry Harley Davidson at US 131 Motorsports Park, Dom
Lagana leapt from his car and sent the IHRA safety crew into a
Was Dom's Top Fuel Dragster on fire? Was there an issue no one
could see? Then the call came in from top end, "don't worry
guys, he is just celebrating."
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:27:03 PM
From an amazing Top Fuel
final to an earth-shattering side-by-side jet truck run to close
the evening, Friday's CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam presented by Perry
Harley Davidson opener at US 131 Motorsports Park was one for the
Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 9:42:41 AM
The year was 2003.
Clay Millican was still king of the IHRA Top Fuel ranks and
there was little anyone could do about it. Millican won 10 out of
12 races that year on his way to a runaway victory in the
championship over Bruce Litton, his third of six in a row.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 10:09:40 AM
after year some of the fastest laps run during the IHRA season take
place on the pristine surface at US 131 Motorsports Park.
From Pete Gallen's earth-shattering 5.55-second nostalgia Funny
Car run in 2011 to the single fastest Top Fuel pass in IHRA history
by Bruce Litton in 2007 at over 328 miles per hour, US 131
Motorsports Park is known as the place where the fastest of the
fast come to play. And this weekend records will once be
challenged in several of IHRA's premier classes including Nitro
Harley, Fuel Altered and Top Fuel.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 9:55:01 AM
There was a time where the
"Chi-Town Hustler" was the most well-known and feared Funny Cars in
the sport of drag racing.
Driven by Pat Minick and joined by Chicago buddies Austin Coil
and John Farkonas, the "Chi-Town Hustler" was a fierce competitor
on the match racing scene, sometimes traveling to nearly 100 races
in a single season. With Minick behind the wheel, the Chicago-based
team kept a grueling schedule throughout the 60s and 70s before the
match racing scene began to dry up and teams resonated toward
competition on a national tour.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013 - 5:54:11 PM
There are certain things
you just don't drive past. You don't drive past a McDonald's during
Monopoly, even if you just ate dinner. You don't drive past a nice
car for sale on the side of the road when you're looking for
Adding to that list, you don't drive past US 131 Motorsports
Park in Martin, Michigan - at least not August 9-11. The track is
hosting the 32nd annual CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam presented by
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:22:23 PM
This Saturday, August 3 US 131 MSP has
added a fun day of bracket racing. We will be conducting a
guaranteed payout for the Box and No box classes with $1000 to win,
$400 runner-up, $200 semi-finalist and $75 to quarter-finalist with
a $50 entry and a $20 first round buy-back. There will then
be a run off between the Box and No Box winners for an extra $200
to win and a special trophy for the "King of the Track" title
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 9:34:31 AM
A non-points bracket race
has been added to the 2013 schedule for this Saturday, August
3 with the addition of a special Jr. Dragster race.
Craig Blossom of Blossom Racing Engines will award $300 to a
special winner in a "King of the Hill" race. Participants are
determined by four cars which include the winner of the Beginner
Jr. Dragster class, the winner of the Advanced Jr. Dragster class,
the winner of the Second Chance race and the first round loser with
the best losing package in the Beginner and Advanced classes.
Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 2:56:56 PM
Test & Tune with Fun 'n Grudge this Friday, July 19th.
Anyone can race down "The Fastest Track in Michigan!" no matter
what type of vehicle you may have. Sports car, motorcycle or
mini-van all are welome! Only $25 to race and $12 to
Saturday, July 20 is the Lane Automotive Bracket
Series where guys and gals are competing for the honor of track
champion in five classes, Top ET, Modified, Street, Jr Dragster
Beginner and Advanced. Only $12 to watch.
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:35:28 PM
Friday, July 5 Open Test
& Tune from 6pm-11pm. Gates open at 5pm, gate admission
is $10, $25 to race down The Fastest Track in Michigan. $1
hotdogs at the US 131 Grill until 8pm!
Saturday, July 6 DOUBLE Lane Bracket Race featuring Aeroquip
Outlaw Sled Series. Gates open at 9am, time trials for all
classes at 10am. The first race will begin at approximately
2pm with racing until late Saturday night. Only $15 gate
admission which includes both races. Children ages 6-12 are
only $5 and children under six are free.
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:47:03 AM
This weekend, Saturday and
Sunday, June 29-30, Pete Berner will enjoy his home stop on
the ADRL tour - the Summer Drags
at US 131 Motorsports Park. Each year this is an
event that Berner looks forward to as a chance for local fans,
friends and family to attend and cheer him on.
Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 9:50:28 PM
This Saturday, June 22, racers will continue their points
chase for the track championship in the Lane Automotive Bracket
Series presentedy by Mr. Gasket Co. and Aeroquip Performance.
This Series features five classes, Top ET, Modified, Street,
Beginner and Advanced Jr. Dragster for our younger racers ages 8-17
years of age.
Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2013 - 9:01:39 PM
Thankfully the weather forecasts were incorrect yesterday
and today. Last night, Friday's Test & Tune
went without a hitch and today's Lane Automotive
Bracket Series with Aeroquip Performance Outlaw Sled
Series was greeted with partly sunny skies and beautiful
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 5:40:31 PM
Not For the Faint of Heart ~ Author
To those who gave birth this year to
their first child-we celebrate with you
To those who lost a child this year - we mourn with you
To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and
wear the badge of food stains - we appreciate you
Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 9:11:15 PM
Rain put a damper on this Friday's festivities, no pun intended,
at US 131 Motorsports Park as many were set to see Top Fuel
Dragsters during the 30th Annual Thunder Nationals. All
Friday tickets will be honored tomorrow on Saturday, May
Gates open at 9am, time trials for bracket cars are 10am, PMRA
Pro Mods, Quick 32 and the Pro Bike Sled Series will qualify at
11:30am and 2pm. The ever popular nitro-methane burning Top
Fuel Dragsters will run at 4pm, 7pm and 9pm followed by the "Queen
of Diamonds" Jet Dragster.
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 3:57:26 PM
week's Thunder Nationals on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 could be
the best one yet. That says a lot considering this is the
30th year for this renowned event. Top Fuel
Dragsters racing side-by-side on the ¼ mile will once again make
their only appearance in Michigan at US 131 Motorsports Park in