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: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:36:35 PM
This Saturday, June 1, marks the fifth bracket race of the year
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 Advnced Jr.
Dragster. An added feature this week is the Aeroquip Outlaw
Sled Series, which will also be contested this Saturday. This
is a great chance to see snowmobiles on asphalt racing
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:05:58 AM
This Friday, May 31, US 131 Motorsports Park
will conduct the Monster Midnight Madness after open Test &
Tune. This popular street scene competition offers
late night racing and discounted gate fees. Including How to
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: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:05:44 AM
With this weekend's celebration of Memorial Day, US
131 Motorsports Park has planned a Lane Automotive Bracket
Bonanza. This weekend will kick off with a Friday night
Test& Tune from 6pm-11pm open to everyone, Saturday will
consist of two separate bracket races. The Midwest Top Sportsman
will also be competing in a separate race on Saturday.
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
Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 - 2:09:50 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
hosts its 6th Annual Spring Bug Run presented by B&L
Sand Toys this Sunday, May 5, 2013. This exclusive VW
event 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. The North Coast VW Drag Racing
Association will also be competing. Racers may also enter
into a Gambler's Race or just have fun driving down "The Fastest
Track in Michigan" with fun runs for $10.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:14:29 AM
The Thunder Nationals on May 10-11
will be the first stop for PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series,
and PBSS drag race series. The 2013 season gets underway with
the Thunder Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park for the Pro
Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the
Pro Bike & Sled Series.
This will be the second trip for the three drag race series at
the popular Michigan quarter-mile facility. Last year Jack Grainy
of North Tonawanda, NY won the PMRA race over Eric Latino of
Whitby, Ontario. The Martin race will be the start of the PMRA's
ninth season of Pro Modified action.
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 9:25:14 AM
Due to the large amount of rainfall the track has received
and that is still expected to come, Test & Tune will be moved
from Saturday to Sunday, April 21. The gates will open at 9am
for ATI appointments and track time will be from 12 noon-
6pm. Gate admission is only $10 and $25 to make as many runs
as you would like during track time.
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 1:02:26 PM
Perseverance: continued effort to do
or achieve something despite difficulties or opposition :
steadfastness. That was the track staff and racers tjhis past
Sunday, April 14, at the track! Thank you to all who came
out to what turned out to be a beautiful day at the
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:14:38 AM
With the cold temperatures and precipitation forecasted for this
Saturday, April 13, US 131 Motorsports Park management has decided
to move Saturday's Test & Tune to Sunday, April 14. "The
temperature is expected to still be at the freezing point at 12
noon on Saturday," stated Jason Peterson General Manager of
US 131 MSP. Peterson continued, "With the forecasted
temperatures being 12-20 degrees warmer on Sunday this would make
conditions more enjoyable."
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:58:11 PM
May is going to be busting with
blooms, parachute blooms, during the Thunder Nationals May
10-11! We are looking forward to being on the track again
this Saturday from 12 noon-6 pm. Only $10 to watch and $25 to make
as many runs as you can.
Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 6:24:25 PM
Motorsports Park officially opened its track today, Saturday, April
6, a day that track staff, racers and fans have been counting down
for months. The skies were overcast and there was a terrific
tail wind that made for great racing times on the track.
The track will be open each Saturday
in April from 12 noon- 6 pm. Adult admission is only $10,
children ages 6-12 $5 and children under six are free. Racers
can make as many runs as they like for only $25 from 12 noon -
Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 8:09:05 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park will open this Saturday, April 6 with
its first Test & Tune of the season. Many have been
counting down the days until the track opens and this Saturday's
weather is forecasted to have a high temperature near 60.
Gate admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12,
children under six are free. Anyone can make runs down The
Fastest Track in Michigan for only $25 from 12 noon-6 pm.
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:54:12 PM
Fellow racer Greg Russell of Ravenna, MI lost his short battle
with lung cancer. Russell and his wife, Maureen, were
loyal racers who always shared a smile with others. They were
both well liked and Greg be missed both on the track and
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:00:51 PM
Open racing starts next Saturday, April 7, with Test & Tune
and at the time of this writing the weather is predicted to be
beautiful! With temperatures expected to be in the 50's
and up Michiganders will be out and on the track. Gates open
at 11am, with open track time from 12 noon- 6pm. Gate
admission is only $10 for adults, children ages 6-12 are only $5
and under six are free. Tech cards are $25 for unlimited time
runs from 12-6pm.
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:11:37 AM
It's official today is the first day of Spring. Even
though it is still snowing in Southwest Michigan folks at US 131
Motorsports Park are counting down the days until racing
starts. Racing starts in only 17 days to be exact.
Jason Peterson US 131 MSP General Manager stated, "This time
last year the temperatures were in the 80's and we were able to
open the track early. However, we all know that this is
Michigan and we look forward to April." US 131 MSP will host
its first Open Test & Tune to anyone on Saturday, April 6
from 12 noon- 6pm. Gate admission is only $10 for adults and
racers are $25 to come and run their vehicles down "The Fastest
Track in Michigan!" Open Test & Tune is held each
Saturday in April from 12 noon-6pm. The track's first large
event is slated for May 10-11 the Thunder Nationals where fans will
be treated to 300+ miles per hour Top Fuel Dragsters and the "Queen
of Diamonds" Jet Dragster.
Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 10:40:55 PM
In keeping with the latest technology for its customers, US 131
Motorsports Park is launching its Official US 131 Motorsports Park
Mobile App. This free mobile app can be used with any smart
device by Android and Apple users.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:10:22 PM
The Second Annual US 131 Dragway Racers' Reunion is going to be
held on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at the US 131 Motorsports Park.
Many exciting new details will be announced in the coming weeks and
months. But for now, just save the date!
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:31:43 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park will kick off its 2013 season in six
weeks from this Saturday, February 23 with an open Test &
Tune. Racers may now sign up to enter the Lane
Automotive Bracket Series points program, reserve their annual pit
spot and/or sign up for the ATI, Advanced Technical Inspection
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:39:58 AM
We love drag racing, our racers, fans, sponsors and glad you are
a part of US 131 Motorsports Park. We look forward to seeing
you this year!
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 - 3:04:12 PM
Even though it looks like this at The Fastest Track in Michigan
today, we will be racing in only eight weeks on Saturday, April 6
from 12 noon-6 pm. Be sure to make plans to see Top Fuel
Dragsters at the Thunder Nationals on May 10-11. Tickets are
now on sale.
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 10:05:46 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park is pleased to announce that Aeroquip
Performance will be the exclusive sponsor of a three race series
for the 2013 racing season. "We were looking for ways to
diversify our racing activities here at US 131 Motorsports Park,"
stated General Manager Jason Peterson. "The heads-up
racing across the country is in various stages of popularity, in an
effort to appeal to the largest number of not only local racers,
but racers that are willing to travel 2-3 hours we feel that the
Outlaw Limited Street class best fits", said Peterson.
Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013 - 5:53:53 PM
No need to feel like the picture depicted on these
butterflies. Punxsutawney Phil, America's most famous
groundhog, did NOT see his shadow today. Either way we'll be
racing in NINE weeks!
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:11:16 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park celebrated its 50th Anniversary last
year which included a Racer Reunion with Martin racers from the
60's-90's. It was a historic moment with many memories
shared, bench racing and show cars exhibited. With the
success of the Reunion the 2nd Annual Racer Reunion is
being planned now. Stay tuned for details on how you can see
a part of Martin's living history.
Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 5:14:51 PM
Each season the racers that participated in the Lane Automotive
Bracket Series vote for their peers for special awards for the
past racing season. With the banquet approaching quickly it
is again time to let the voting commence. As in past years
racers are going to be able to vote for one racer in the following
areas: Sportsman of the Year, Most Improved Racer, Most Improved Jr
Dragster Racer of the Year and Hard Luck. Click Here To
Be sure to get your tickets for the February 1st banquet by
calling the office at 269-672-7800 Monday through Thursday from 9am
to 4pm. The cost is just $30 per person and includes a
fun-filled evening with a delicious meal.
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:00:32 PM
May you all have a blessed New Year filled with good health,
happiness, and safe racing! We look forward to seeing you at The
Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:59:35 AM
The 2012 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing
Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at
the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids just north of the
track on US 131. Immediately next to the Conference Center
you will find a terrific Holiday Inn Express & Suites with an
indoor water park and great amenities which includes a
complimentary hot breakfast.
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 10:07:41 PM
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 9:50:55 PM
On 12/12/12 US 131 Motorsports Park started a 12 Days of
Christmas Giveaway for their friends both on Facebook and those
without Facebook accounts who emailed email@example.com and signed
up for this fun Giveaway. Winners were chosen randomly and
given fun prizes each day.
We appreciate all those who played and encourage everyone to
look for more fun ways to enjoy US 131 Motorsports Park all year
The complete list of winners and prizes are listed here:
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:12:35 AM
The 12 days of Christmas giveaways starts on 12/12/12. To
be eligible please go to our Facebook page and "like" us. If
you do not have a Facebook page send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
subject 12 Days. We will announce the winners each day.
No need to send more than one email and if you are on Facebook
please do not send us an email for the giveaways because duplicate
entries will not be accepted.
Have a fun and enjoy this Christmas season from your friends at
US 131 Motorsports Park!
Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 - 7:59:28 AM
December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day when we remember all those who
lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor. God
bless the family and friends who were left behind.
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:53:09 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
has released its 2013 schedule and once again there is something
for everyone. Race fans will want to mark their calendars for
big events such as the Thunder Nationals on May 10-11, Nitro Jam on
August 9-10 and the Funny Car Nationals on September 6-7. The
Lane Automotive Bracket Series, Wednesday and Friday Night Test
& Tune as well as other special events are scheduled.
Order your tickets now and save up to 30% on all special
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:04:54 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all
of our racers, sponsors and drag racing fans. We are
thankful for this past year and look ahead to the 2013
season. We look forward to seeing you at The Fastest
Track in Michigan!
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:10:41 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park has the perfect
gift for your special someone. One size really does fit
all! Gift certificates available for those on your Christmas list
in any amount. Where else can you buy a 300+MPH gift in Michigan?
USA Made. Call 269.672.7800 or email email@example.com to place
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 8:25:29 AM
Today we honor our veterans and the many sacrifices
that they have made for our freedom in this beautiful country,
America. Words cannot express our gratitude and thankfulness for
each one and to their families. Thank you and may God bless America
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 1:55:35 PM
Sadly, the final event for the 2012 racing season is upon
us. Anyone can race down The Fastest Track in Michigan this
Saturday, November 10th. Open Test and Tune
runs from 12 noon until 6 pm with the gates opening at 11:30
am. Cost is $25 to race, only $10 to watch, children ages
6-12 are only $5 and children five and under are free.
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:07:55 PM
World Finals weekend LIVE on IHRA.com
Sportsman Spectacular, Summit SuperSeries, Tournament of
Champions all live! Watch Rick Baad from Mattawan and
reigning 2012 US 131 MSP track champion compete for the Summit
Superseries Championship in Box ET. We wish you well
NORWALK, Ohio~ Thanks to a collaborative effort between the
International Hot Rod Association and Motor Mania TV, the IHRA is
pleased to announce that the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World
Finals from Memphis International Raceway will be broadcast live on
IHRA.com the weekend of October 12-14.
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 11:23:40 AM
6th Annual Fall Bug Run on Sunday was once again met
with perfect blue skies, bright sunshine and beautiful leaves
displaying autumn's brightest colors. Many Volkswagen
cars, buggies and buses came out to enjoy Michigan's only exclusive
VW event hosting a car show, swap meet, new parts vendors and drag
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 - 4:51:49 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park will be hosting a $2000.00 to win race
in Top ET & Modified this Saturday, September 29th
with Street offering a winning payout of $350.00.
Gates will open at 9am with time trials
beginning at 10am with Jr. Dragsters followed
directly by Modified, Top ET and Street. We will be
following the same format as the Lane Automotive Bracket Series
with two scheduled time runs and a run for the money. There
will be first round buy backs for all classes (except Jr
Dragsters). 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.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:18:20 PM
Motorsports Park hosted the Division 5 Thunder Summit Team Finals
presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering over the weekend,
welcoming five teams to the Michigan facility. Host team U.S. 131
Motorsports Park won the overall team standings by a whopping 35
points over Grand Bend Motorplex, while Rick Baad (Top), Mark
Gubinski (Mod) and Ryan Paquette (Junior) advanced to the Summit
SuperSeries World Championships in Memphis in October.
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:09:37 AM
past Saturday night during the 8th Annual Flagstar Bank
Funny Car Nationals there was a moment filled with much
excitement and disappointment as there were 20 racers all hoping to
win the brand new racing engine courtesy of Engine Pro, Dart
Machinery, Performance Engineering and others but there could only
be one winner.
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:39:16 PM
and remember the civilians, firefighters, policemen, military
personnel and the like who experienced first-hand the tragedy of
events that assaulted America 11 years ago. We now know this
as 9/11. May the Lord bless and protect America!
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:39:20 PM
After the completion of the final Lane Automotive Bracket Series
during this past weekend's 8th Annual Flagstar Bank Funny Car
Nationals, places were finalized and set for the team that will
represent US 131 MSP at this weekend's Thunder Team Finals event
that is hosted here at US 131. Please click "read more" to see
names of racers that will be representing and competing during this
prestigious event and for the complete schedule.
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 6:29:09 PM
This Saturday night 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 11:06:21 AM
This weekend's 8th
Annual Flagstar Bank Funny Car Nationals will be a Blast from
the Past. With numerous Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Nostalgia
Alcohol Funny Cars, Nitro Fueled Altereds and the Great Lakes
Gassers this event is one where fans will experience the good ol'
days just like fans did in the 1960's and '70's. Pure nitro
and nostalgia racing at its best!
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:59:20 PM
ShowDown in Motown presented by Lil Tony is Martin's largest
Grudge Race yet! This Saturday's race features four shootout
races. Gates open at 1:00pm on the track from 3:00-12
midnight. Admission is $15, children 10 & under $5.
Bouncy House for our youngest guests will be available!
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:35:52 AM
Test & Tune with Fun 'n Grudge this Friday, August 24.
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 $2,000 to win in Top ET and Modified.
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 - 10:32:35 PM
Martin racers from the 1960's, 70's and 80's will converge at
The Fastest Track in Michigan this Saturday for an unforgettable
bench racing afternoon. It's a Martin Racer Reunion and with
the US 131 Motorsports Park celebrating its 50th
Anniversary there hasn't been a better time to bring them all back
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 1:21:31 PM
U.S. 131 Motorsports Park hosted a Division 3 Summit Racing
Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL double event over the
weekend featuring a Nitro Jam and Tournament of Champions qualifier
plus double Pro-Am points race for Division 3 racers. Below are the
complete results from that event.
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:21:42 PM
It all came down to one
night. After seven stops, nearly 10,000 miles logged and
a ton of racing, the chase for Nitro Jam's professional
championships all came down to Saturday's competition at the
CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park.
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 2:13:41 PM
tour wraps up season on August 10-11 with championships on the line
at CarSafe Northern Nitro Jam. Get ready Michigan;
championship nitro racing is back at Martin.
For the second year in a row US 131 Motorsports Park will be the
sight of the Nitro Jam season finale as championships are decided
in all four touring nitro classes plus sportsman racers will be
competing in a double Pro-Am plus a spot in the Summit Racing
Equipment Tournament of Champions presented by AMSOIL at one of the
biggest sportsman national events of the year at the CarSafe
Northern Nitro Jam August 10-11 at Michigan's fastest track.
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 5:01:23 PM
Unfortunately, the track was dry and we were ready to race but
the rains are here again. Tonight's CarSafe Northern
Nitro Jam has been cancelled. Saturday's weather looks great
and we are on the track at 9am, Fan Fest at 5:30pm with Nitro Jam
at 7pm until 10pm.
Today's (Friday) tickets may be used for entry into this
event on Saturday, August 11. If you have reserved seats for
Friday you may bring them Saturday to the main office at US 131
Motorsports Park for reassignment.
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 - 6:07:12 PM
Attention racers please keep in mind that the Nitro Jam/Pro Am
and ET parking will begin at 9am this Friday morning. Please
do not arrive at the track until Friday morning. There is
limited space in the staging area that will not
accommodate multiple rigs at the front gate. We will be
opening multiple gates Friday morning to accommodate all racers
into the property in a timely manner. Thank you, Jason
Peterson General Manager.
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2012 - 9:27:35 PM
This Friday, August 3rd is the ever
popular Monster Midnight Madness. This program was
developed five years ago in an effort to take illegal street racing
off the streets and onto the track in a legal, accurate and safe
environment. The program has proven to be very successful in
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:30:22 PM
Test & Tune & Leinenkugel's Ladies Night is Wednesday,
August 1. Gates will open at 5pm with track time from 6pm to 10pm.
This is a great opportunity to have some fun and camaraderie with
your friends. Bring out the ladies as they save $5 per tech card
and there will be food and drink specials just for them. Cost to
race your vehicle is just $25, ladies $20, spectator cost is $10
for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under are
Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 7:47:14 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park's bracket racers known as the Lane
Automotive presented by Mr. Gasket Bracket Series will again be
able to run in front of the crowds during the IHRA Northern Nitro
Jam on August 10-11, 2012.
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:03:05 PM
Scotty Richardson is returning with his Drag Racing School to US
131 Motorsports Park this Friday, July 20. "We still have a
limited number of spaces available for this year's class," stated
Richardson. "We were all set to have our first school here at
'The Fastest Track in Michigan' and Mother Nature chimed in causing
the cancelation of the school in 2011." The class consists of
a sit down style classroom with instruction from Scotty in the
morning followed by an on the track experience with your racecar
practicing what has been "schooled" earlier in the day.
Please call Scotty at 817-804-2487 if you would like to be a part
of this terrific program.
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 11:25:56 AM
Bob Rahaim couldn't have picked a better place for his first
American Drag Racing League (ADRL) win. Racing at his home
ADRL track, the Pro Nitrous standout delivered an incredible
performance in front of a huge gathering of friends and family,
going a career-best 3.797 at 197.10 miles per hour on Saturday to
beat Pat Stoken in the finals of the Summer Drags VIII at U.S. 131
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 8:23:40 PM
American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Pro Nitrous driver Doug
Riesterer is trying for his third straight win in the class, and
the talented Texan got off to a strong start on Friday at US 131
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 2:14:11 PM
The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) makes its return to US
131 Motorsports Park for the Summer Drags VIII on July 13-14. It is
the sixth of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
With new classes, a World Championship format and expanded
family fun midway, there is considerable excitement and
anticipation surrounding the world's premier eighth-mile drag
racing league as it returns to US 131.
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 2:09:35 PM
In keeping with the state-of-the-art recognition at US 131
Motorsports Park in Martin, MI the track's General Manager Jason
Peterson recently purchased a new tire drag to enhance its track
preparation. Fast Chassis Inc. from Mt. Washington, KY
designed this new, now favored piece of equipment.
Posted: Friday, July 06, 2012 - 4:17:26 PM
ADRL Returns To US 131 Motorsports Park For The Summer Drags
VIII. The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) makes its return
to US 131 Motorsports Park on July 13-14. It is the sixth of
10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2012 - 10:42:09 PM
A Monster Midnight Madness was scheduled for this Friday, June
15. Because of the nice Friday evening weather a Monster
Midnight Madness has now been scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, June
16. That means only $5 to get in after 8pm!
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 2:48:45 PM
On the track this Friday and Saturday US 131 Motorsports will
look as it did when it first opened. Nearly 100 muscle cars
will be competing for the ultimate bragging rights of who will be
the last car standing. Watch your favorite brand of muscle
run 9, 10 or 11 seconds on Michigan's Fastest Track while
maintaining a showroom stock appearance. This is a memorable
event and one that shouldn't be missed if you long for the good
ole' days of pure muscle.
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:33:32 PM
Last weekend's Summer Showdown with the P.R.M.A. was a terrific
event with Pro Modified cars, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro
Bikes and Pro Sleds coming from the US and Canada. With the
return of the Top Fuel Dragsters from May's Thunder Nationals being
rained out, this made the Summer Showdown spectacular.
Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 8:11:45 PM
Racing continues today
at US 131 Motorsports Park for PMRA,
Quick 32 Sportsman Series,
and PBSS in drag race event
Qualifying sessions for the Pro Modified Racing
Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto
Parts, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco
Performance Products were held at US 131 Motorsports Park
Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 5:32:00 PM
CAYUGA, ONTARIO (June 6, 2012) - One of drag racing's greatest
ambassadors does her talking on the track with her supercharged Top
Dragster, but off the track Melanie Simmons spends her time talking
to fans and the media about her sport.
Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - 9:31:59 AM
The Summer Showdown featuring the sport's most exciting class
and drag racing's most impressive exhibition vehicle is scheduled
for this Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, at US 131 Motorsports
Park. 300+ miles per hour Top Fuel Dragsters, erratic Pro
Mods and the spectacular 200+ miles per hour Jet Truck of Bob Motz
are the featured highlights in the annual Showdown that is combined
with the rescheduled Thunder Nationals.
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 11:33:45 AM
PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series,
and PBSS to race at famous Michigan track June 8-9
The next event for the Pro Modified Racing Association, the
Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts, and the Pro
Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products
will be the Summer Showdown at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin,
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 11:15:38 AM
It was just brought to our attention that the Midwest Top
Dragster Series dissolved last night and is no longer a series and
will not be running at US 131 MSP this weekend. However, the
Midwest Top Sportsman Series will be here racing this Saturday and
Sunday. No further details are available at this time.
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:59:53 AM
Beautiful,clear skies were a welcomed sight on May 6 for the
exclusive VW 5th Annual Bug Run event. US 131 MSP was
pleased to host the NCVWDRA, North Coast VW Drag Racing Association
to its race along with addition to the car show and swap meet there
was something for every VW fan.
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 7:56:59 AM
With this weekend's celebration of Memorial Day US 131
Motorsports Park has planned a Lane Automotive Bracket
Bonanza. This weekend will kick off with a Friday night Test
& Tune from 6pm-11pm open to everyone, Saturday will consist of
two separate bracket races and a third bracket race on
Sunday. The Midwest Top Sportsman and Top Dragster Series
will also be competing in separate races on Saturday and
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 12:09:54 PM
This Saturday US 131 MSP completed its first Lane Automotive
Bracket Race presented by Aeroquip and Mr. Gasket.
Jason Jensen, Tony Whitehead Sr., Steve Mesik, Merideth Snyder and
Colin Conner were all victorious in their respective classes.
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 12:49:30 PM
The much anticipated 29th Annual Thunder Nationals
were rained out this past Saturday after a terrific Friday night
qualifying of the Top Fuel Dragsters. Dom Lagana of
Scarsdale, NY qualified in the number one position running 4.679 at
315.96 MPH, second place was Bruce Litton of Indianapolis, IN
running 4.758 at 294.42 MPH, third place was Scott Palmer of
Branson, MO running 4.783 at 299.23 MPH and fourth place was Dale
Creasy Jr. of Beecher, IL driving Chris "The Greek" Karamesines
dragster at 9.135 and 89.07 MPH.
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 10:02:15 AM
This weekend's 29th Annual Thunder Nationals has a
way to get up to three children 12 and under in FREE! For
Friday tickets go online to the official US 131 MSP website and
purchase your tickets, each adult ticket includes up to three
children's tickets FREE. For Saturday tickets stop by any
participating location while supplies last and pick up your coupon
from Dr. Pepper to get up to three children's tickets FREE.
Just look for Dr. Pepper products at the locations listed
Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 12:43:37 PM
The perfect day at the races awaits you and your family and
friends in the newly created Champions Club created for VIP's just
Our exclusive Champions Club is available for the 2012 Thunder
Nationals on May 12, Summer Showdown on June 9 and Funny Car
Nationals on September 8. Advanced tickets on sale for all three
events are available now in our tower section A, B, and C.
Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 10:55:10 AM
The perfect day at the races awaits you and your family and
friends in the newly created Champions Club created for VIP's just
Our exclusive Champions Club is available for the 2012 Thunder
Nationals on May 12, Summer Showdown on June 9 and Funny Car
Nationals on September 8. Advanced Ticket on sale for all three
events are available now on our website in the tower sections A, B
Posted: Friday, May 04, 2012 - 4:51:30 AM
With spring weather returning once again and hopefully to stay
in Southwest Michigan, US131 Motorsports Park has four days of
events planned for the first week of May. This Wednesday is
the Test & Tune with Leinenkugel's Ladies Night, Friday Test
& Tune, Saturday Lane Automotive Bracket Series race #1 and
Sunday is the 5th Annual Spring Bug Run.
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:39:12 AM
As US 131 MSP heads into its 50th year of operation,
the management along with its newly elected Drivers Committee has
met twice this year discussing the weekly Lane Automotive Bracket
Series track rules. It has been mutually agreed to alter a
couple of aspects of race day operations.
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:28:17 PM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Eaton Corporation will be the presenting
sponsor for American
Snowmobiler magazine's new Outlaw Asphalt Drag Sled Series.
The series will begin on May 5, 2012, at the US 131 Motorsports
Park in Martin, MI., where the starting line is named Aeroquip
Alley in recognition of Eaton's longtime support of the track.
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:18:15 PM
This legendary event is known as the one that kicks off the
racing season and what could be better than to include the fresh
smell, sights and sounds of Top Fuel Dragsters burning the ever
popular nitro-methane? The 29th Annual Thunder
Nationals is returning on May 11-12, 2012.
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 3:27:39 PM
US 131 MSP will be open for Test & Tune this Saturday,
March 31st. Keeping with the early March format,
tech cards for Test & Tune will be just $35 and can be
purchased in the staging lanes on Saturday. Crew and
Spectators are FREE. We will be on the track from 12 noon to
6 pm. Limited concessions will be available.
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 9:39:23 AM
With the summer like conditions US 131 MSP management took
advantage and scheduled an unheard of March test and tune for this
past Sunday March 18th. There were 35 plus cars that took advantage
of this never seen before event. Vehicles participating ranged from
Mustang street cars to Matt Berch and Pete Berner in their ADRL
Xtreme Pro Stock's.
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 5:45:14 PM
With the summer like atmosphere in Michigan, US 131 Management
has decided to open its gates this Sunday the 18th for an
unheard of March test and tune from 12noon - 6pm. Those wishing to
participate for this special March test and tune can pre enter for
the event by calling the track office at 269-672-7800
Wed-Fri and pay the advanced price of just $35, the price will
be $45 the day of the event. Spectator and Crew are FREE!
We hope to see you at "The Fastest Track in
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 5:44:36 PM
Designed as a championship program for bracket
racers around the world, the Summit SuperSeries has crowned nearly
two dozen champions and awarded over $1 million in cash and prizes
since 2002 and now, through the continued partnership of Summit
Racing Equipment, the IHRA is pleased to announce a brand new
Summit SuperSeries program for Junior Dragster racers beginning
with the 2012 racing season.
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 5:41:02 PM
In an effort to listen to our racers, US 131 MSP Management has
elected to relocate the two races that were previously scheduled
for Saturday September 1st. A second race will be added to
Saturday May 26th and the other to Saturday July 21st. See
our website schedule page for the complete 2012 racing
Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 - 6:06:52 PM
It is that time of year again. In preparation for the
2012 Lane Automotive Bracket Racing season competitors are already
signing up to secure this season's reserved pit spots, signing up
for the year-long points program and scheduling a time slot for
their Advanced Technical Inspections, ATI. These will again
be performed during each test and tune event in April.