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AMERICAN MADE MUSCLE WITH SUPER CHEVY AND FUN FORD

Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 3:07:59 PM

Am Muscle 12x 24US 131 Motorsports Park will be celebrating American Made Muscle on July 10-12 with the Super Chevy Show Friday-Sunday and Fun Ford on Sunday.  See these two fantastic events outside of Detroit where one can enjoy the sights and sounds of authentic American Made Muscle cars.  Saturday evening will include the 300+ miles-per-hour "Queen of Diamonds" Jet Dragster and vintage Pro Stock racecars.   

AHLI, STOKEN, PITTMAN CLAIM SUMMER DRAGS PRO MOD TITLES

Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:42:55 PM

StokenTricia Musi Drops Narrow Decision in PDRA Top Sportsman Final at US 131

 

The euphoria of a record-shattering qualifying round gave way to reality Saturday at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park where the second annual PDRA Summer Drags proved as much a test of endurance as of power and performance.

 

Racers who on Friday were part of one of the most electrifying qualifying sessions in Pro Modified history, one in which Pat Stoken of Eureka, Mont., became the first Pro Nitrous driver to cover the eighth mile distance in fewer than 3.70 seconds, were greeted Saturday by rain that, regrettably, washed away at least some of Friday's magic.

 

PRO MODS INVADE US 131 IN 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER DRAGS

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:13:25 AM

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The global impact of extreme motor racing's hottest new format will reverberate this week (June 26-27) at US 131 Motorsports Park where drivers from as many as 25 states, four Canadian provinces, Australia, Sweden, Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait will convene for the fifth round of racing in the 2015 Professional Drag Racers Association Series.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:43:29 PM

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NPD FAST SPRING NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:04:53 PM

Fast RacesThis Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20 the NPD, (Nationals Parts Depot) 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. 

OPEN TEST & TUNE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT

Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56:49 PM

This Friday and Saturday, June 19-20 US 131 Motorsports Park will host an Open Test & Tune.  Anyone can come out and race down The Fastest Track in Michigan or just spend your evening with us.  Friday Test & Tune runs from 6pm-11pm.  Racer fees are $25 and $10 to watch. Then Monster Midnight Madness begins at 8pm until midnight where fees drop to $15 for racers, $5 to watch. This is catered to street cars where racers can have fun in a safe environment and stay off the streets.

BASH DAY TWO CANCELLED

Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:33:37 AM

Bash RainUnfortunately, due to the large amount of rain, 4.8" and still counting, in the past 18 hours and with threatening weather still occurring, Birthday Bash Day two has been cancelled.  Customers who purchased parking passes may use them one day at next year's Birthday Bash and all purchased reserved seats for Sunday will be refunded.

B93 BIRTHDAY BASH THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:57:07 PM

2015 BashThis weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14 is the 23rd Annual Birthday Bash at US 131 Motorsports Park.  Parking passes and free tickets are available at Gun Lake Casino in Wayland.  This is the Midwest's largest free Country Music Festival.  Saturday performances include Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Maddie and Tae, Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr. and Jackie Lee. Sunday includes performances from Montgomery Gentry, Frankie Ballard, Sam Hunt, Raelynn, and Cadillac Three.  Fans must have tickets and parking passes to enter.  Visit www.b93.com for full details. 

BAD WEATHER FORECAST HAS DISAPPOINTING CONSEQUENCES

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:39:54 AM

US 131 Motorsports Park Super Chevy Show / Night of Thunder Postponed by Rain Threat

The Super Chevy Show & Night of Thunder event, which was to have been contested this weekend at US 131 Motorsports Park on May 30-31, has been postponed - not by rain or severe weather, but by the threat thereof.  And therein lies the source of track manager Jason Peterson's frustration.  "People are more than ever making plans based on weather forecasts.  It is unfortunate that our business is so reliant on not only the "real" weather, but also the forecasted weather.  With such a nice show planned and so many people traveling a good distance to attend this weekend, we feel that it is in the best interest for all to reschedule this event for later in the year."

REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:11:57 PM

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2ND ANNUAL SLOUCH SHOOTOUT THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:51:50 PM

Grudge BikeThis Saturday Slouch Productions presents the 2nd Annual Slouch Shootout.  Reigning champion Fast Eddie will be defending his title.  There are three classes featuring Heavyweight Shootout with $5,000 to win (free entry), Mid-West Shootout $1,000 to win and True Middleweight Shootout is $250 buy in, winner takes all.  Entry fee for cars and bikes is $45, $20 for spectators, children 10 and under are free.  Gates are open from 9am-12 midnight.

 

MOPARS AT MARTIN WINNERS

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:31:15 PM

Thurston 15The 2nd Annual Mopars at Martin had gorgeous show cars, great drag racing and there were some unique parts to be bought from the swap meet sellers who came out.  The day was met with beautiful weather and a great day to be at The Fastest Track in Michigan!

Local Mopar racer John Thurston of Otsego, drove his lovely wife Donna's 1970 Challenger into the Engine Pro Winner's Circle winning the Street class.  Thurston defeated Kyle Wanamaker of Martin.  Top/Mod combo class winner Jeff Weets from Morrison, IL defeated Bill Meece of Plymouth, IN.

BRUISCHART HOPES TO 'DUST' COMPETITION

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:19:06 AM

Al BruischartRegular racer at US 131 Motorsports Park, Al Bruischart of Allegan hopes to win this Sunday's Mopar event.  See full story at mlive.com: READ MOPARS AT MARTIN.

 

 

$2K TO WIN IN TOP ET & MODIFIED THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:18:56 AM

MoneyUS 131 Motorsports Park is hosting a $2000.00 to win race in Top ET & Modified this Saturday, May 15 with Street awarding a winning payout of $350.00.  Gates will open at 11am with time trials beginning at 12 noon with a run order of Modified, Top ET, Jr. Dragsters and Street.    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.

FRIDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE WITH MONSTER MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:16:41 AM

MclawThis Friday, May 15 we willl host an open Test & Tune and Monster Midnight Madness.  The gates open at 5pm, on the track at 6pm, $10 to watch and $25 to race or test.  At 8pm Monster MM starts.  It is only $5 to watch and $15 to race until 12 midnight!  Those who come in before 8pm are welcome to stay until midnight. 

HammerHead will host the HammerHead Housing 1250 for street cars who can race to win $100 and $50 to the runner up.  This is free to enter, is a 12.50 index class, regular tree and first round will begin at 9pm.  This replaces last year's Lucky 13 and is sure to be fun!  US 131 staff will be on hand to answer any questions and to help with your knowledge of drag racing.

MOPARS AT MARTIN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 9:22:49 AM

Mega Mopar Action _CrowdsThis Sunday, May 17 US 131 Motorsports Park will host the 2nd Annual Mega Mopar Series featuring a 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. 

DOMESTIC NARROWLY BEATS IMPORT

Posted: Friday, May 08, 2015 - 4:20:40 PM

KlineThe 2nd Annual Import vs. Domestic event had a full field in the Quick 32 class with 16-qualified Domestic cars and 16-qualified Import cars.  Only one would be left standing and that was local racer Jimmer Kline of Wyoming in the Go Fast Productions built racecar.  Kline narrowly defeated Roger Martinez of Shawnee, KS when both cars ran 7.47 elapsed time on the quarter mile.  Kline beat Martinez with a better reaction time on the starting line.  

2ND ANNUAL IMPORT VS DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN

Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:37:41 PM

Import1Beautiful weather is forecasted for this weekend's 2nd Annual Import vs. Domestic Showdown on Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3.  This event will feature racing in a variety of classes proving there is something for everyone.  Classes that will be contested are Quick 32 Heads Up, Bracket 1, Bracket 2, King of the Streets Motorcycle Grudge, Jr. Dragster and a Motorcycle and Car Show.  Special music guests include Somos Uno and La Orquesta Tradicion.

FIRST POINTS RACE OF THE SEASON

Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:45:39 PM

Today's first Lane Automotive Bracket Series race was met with chilly temperatures.  Determined racers and fans came out and were treated to great racing and warmer temperatures when the sun came out from behind the clouds. Congratulations to all of our winners, especially Kelly Smith of White Cloud who earned his way into two finals. Modified winner Paul Filip of Kalamazoo defeated Kelly Smith of White Cloud, Top ET winner Kelly Smith of White Cloud defeated Chad Six of Eaton Rapids, Street winner Russell Sage of Plainwell defeated Donnie Hagar of Clark Lake, Beginner Jr. Dragster winner Tobyn Will of Welding defeated Logan Nap of Lawton and Advanced Jr. Dragster winner Hunter Acha of Interlochen defeated Jerin Jameson of Plainwell and Second Chance winner Lexie Akers of Dorr defeated Paul Stewart IV of Paw Paw.

SATURDAY FIRST BRACKET POINTS RACE

Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:29:58 PM

Lane DecalThis Saturday, April 25 is the first Lane Automotive Bracket Series points race of the 2015 season.  Along with Lane Automotive, Mr. Gasket and Aeroquip Performance sponsor this growing bracket series with 12 races scheduled for this year.

 

BEAUTIFUL TEST AND TUNE

Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:45:01 PM

T&T2015This past Saturday was the perfect day for Test & Tune.  Many racers and fans came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and drive down The Fastest Track in Michigan!  Thank you to all who came out.  We look forward to this weekend's Friday night Test & Tune and the first Lane Automotive Bracket Series race this Saturday.

 

LOCAL RACER WINS ROCKINGHAM'S PDRA EVENT

Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:33:53 PM

Samuel PDRAA frequent racer from US 131 Motorsports Park, Samuel Peterson of Richland, competed in the second annual "Roar at the Rock" PDRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham, NC.  Peterson competed in the Top Jr. Dragster class and took home the win and the prized hardware.  This race attracted Pro Modified drivers and teams from 22 states, the Middle East, Sweden and Canada, but when the tire smoke cleared Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, the two big winners were planning to be home for dinner.

STILL MAKING MEMORIES AFTER 53 YEARS

Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 7:48:50 AM

4Many of our racers and fans remember when Martin Dragway, no named US 131 Motorsports Park looked like this picture.  Legends raced here for many years and legends still return to race on "The Fastest Track in Michigan".  Check out our Special Events dates to see championship drag racing.  US 131 Motorsports Park is proud to say, that after 53 years and counting, we are still making memories.  We look forward to seeing you!

TEST AND TUNE THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 7:27:41 AM

This Saturday, April 11 marks the second Test & Tune at US 131 Motorsports Park this year.  We will be on the track from 12 noon to 6pm.  This is open to anyone with a valid driver's license.  For only $25 you can race your vehicle down "The Fastest Track in Michigan" as many times as you would like.  Gate admission for spectators is $10, children ages 6-12 are only $5, children under six are free.

The US 131 Grill will be open serving fresh foods and a variety of drinks.  We look forward to seeing you!

SUPER CHEVY SHOW TV SERIES

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:38:02 PM

Fans of the Super Chevy Show have three opportunities for their cars to be featured on an episode of the new Super Chevy Show television series that will begin airing October 2015. Each episode will feature three segments as well as on-site recognition at the car show awards ceremonies and a special display area, sponsored by Duracell Automotive Batteries, Original Parts Group (OPGI) and RockAuto.com.

WHEELS UP WEDNESDAY

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:37:57 AM

Richard HutchinsThis photo was taken at the IHRA Northern Nationals Nitro Jam.  Do you have a cool photo taken at The Fastest Track in Michigan? Send it to info@us131msp.com and we might feature you! 

Happy Wheels up Wednesday!

 

OPENING DAY IN FOUR WEEKS

Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 11:48:33 PM

TodayIn only four weeks the first open Test & Tune of the season is scheduled.  Anyone can race down The Fastest Trak in Michigan on Saturdays in April on the 4th, 11th & 18th. The cost is $25 for unlimited testing, $10 to watch and children ages 6-12 are only $5. 

We look forward to seeing you.  Until then we will enjoy watching the snow melt! 

 

 

RACERS GET YOUR PIT SPOT, POINT ENTRY & ATI APPT

Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 2:55:05 PM

It is that time of year again.   In preparation for the 2015 Lane Automotive Bracket Series 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.

2014 CHAMPIONS AND RACERS HONORED

Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 1:55:07 PM

Thank you to all who came out to honor our Lane Automotive Bracket racers at this past Saturday night's Champion Awards Banquet.  It's always a treat to see everyone during the winter months here in southwest Michigan. A record amount of snowfall starting falling after Saturday's banquet.  We received nearly one foot at the track in one day!

Champions honored were Top ET back-to-back Champion Dave Lorentz of Benton Harbor, Modified Champion Matt Nap of Kalamazoo, Street Champion Steve Mesik of Plainwell, was also tied for second place in the Top ET class, finished in seventh place in Modified running in all three classes.  Mesik also took home the Sportsman of the Year award voted upon by his peers. Advanced Jr. Dragster Champion Ally Muchler of Grass Lake, also won Jr. Dragster Driver of the Year and Beginner Jr. Dragster Champion Jayden Jameson of Plainwell.  Jameson also was voted Rookie of the Year by her peers.  The Hard Luck award went to Rusty Baad and Most Improved Driver went to Keenan Conner.

CHAMPIONS AWARD BANQUET ANNOUNCED

Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 3:03:15 PM

CrossroadsThe 2014 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the beautiful Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids north of the track on highway US 131.  Tickets are selling quickly.  Be sure to reserve your seat by calling the office by Thursday, January 22.  Racers, crew and fans feel free to send in your favorite pictures from the track to info@us131msp.com.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US TO YOU

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:58:10 AM

Happynew Year 2015Happy New Year from US 131 Motorsports Park! We are thankful for the many gifts that we were given this past year and look forward to this coming New Year. May you be blessed with prosperity, good health, peace and happiness in the New Year. May all your conflicts be resolved and your ailments be cured. May the Lord bless you richly in all areas of your life.

Have a safe New Year and we look forward to seeing you!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 6:45:03 PM

Merry CLove, peace and happiness ~ may all these blessings and more be yours this Christmas season.  Merry Christmas from US 131 Motorsports Park.  The Fastest Track in Michigan!

 

 

DON'T MISS THIS PERFECT GIFT

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:46:57 AM

Motz _Best2US 131 Motorsports Park is pleased to announce that advanced discounted tickets are now on sale for its two US 131 MSP produced events for the 2015 racing season.  The first event is the Super Chevy Saturday Night of Thunder on May 30-31 and the second event is the 11th Annual Funny Car Nationals on September 11-12.

 

CHAMPIONS AWARDS BANQUET ANNOUNCED

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:45:28 AM

The 2014 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids 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.

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:35:05 PM

Give -thanksHappy Thanksgiving!  We are thankful for our staff, racers, sponsors and drag racing fans.  Thank you for this past year.  We look forward to the 2015 season and seeing you at The Fastest Track in Michigan!

IHRA ANNOUNCES RETURN TO SPORTSMAN NATIONAL EVENT DRAG RACING

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:17:31 PM

The International Hot Rod Association is excited to announce that it will be returning to national event-style drag racing for its sportsman competitors beginning in 2015 with increased payouts, contingency and prestige at Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events across North America.

IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO 2015 LANE BRACKET SERIES

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:23:09 PM

Lane DecalThe Lane Automotive Bracket Series Driver's Committee met this past Tuesday to discuss the 2014 racing season as well as getting a sneak peak at the 2015 schedule.  Discussions included on ways to improve on an already successful bracket racing program.  The main focus of the meeting was around time management and track safety. 

HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:22:08 PM

Veterans Day 2Thank you doesn't seem to say enough.  We are forever thankful to all those who have served, are currently serving and to your family and friends for your great sacrifice.  God bless you and America!

 

WHITEHEAD FAMILY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 7:07:29 PM

It is with great sadness to learn that we have lost one of our bracket racing family members. Myra Whitehead, wife of fellow racer Tony Whitehead Sr., has lost her battle with cancer.  Tony and Myra shared 42 years of marriage together.   Myra was much loved by many at the track and in her church.  It is a blessing to know this family. We are praying for you all and may you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

CHAMPION AWARDS BANQUET ANNOUNCED

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:13:17 PM

Champion Awards Banquet announced for our 2014 Lane Automotive Bracket Racing Series! Save the date, January 31, 2015 at the beautiful Crossroads Convention Center south of Grand Rapids. Please send your racing photos to info@us131msp.com. It's always a great time to see our racing friends in the middle of winter while celebrating our Champions and catching up with one another! Further details will be posted here in the future.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:43:32 AM

Christmas GiftsNot to be a drag, we only have eight weekends until Christmas!  The perfect gift that fits everyone, is always the right color and goes with anything is a gift certificate for the 2015 racing season at US 131 Motorsports Park.  You can purchase one by emailing info@us131msp.com and we can contact you or call the office at 269.672.7800 to place your order Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. You can designate a specific event or just purchase the gift certificate good for the recipient to use at any time during the 2015 season.

 

SATURDAY TEST & TUNE

Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:39:25 AM

This Saturday, November 1 we will host an open Test & Tune from 12noon- 6pm.  Gates open at 11am, $10 for spectators, children ages 6-12 are only $5, and under six are free.  Anyone can race or cruise down The Fastest Track in Michigan for $25 as many times as you can.  US 131 will have additional open Test & Tune events on November 1 and November 8. 

The US 131 Grill will be NOT be open this Saturday or next Saturday, November 8.  Come and see us as we wind down the 2014 racing season.

8th ANNUAL BUG RUN RESULTS

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:37:43 AM

What started out as a cool Sunday for the 8th Annual Bug Run turned out to be a gorgeous day as the air temperature climbed to 62 degrees and the track heat was pushing 90 degrees. This gave VW competitors almost perfect racing conditions. With mostly sunny skies, the conditions were excellent for the 70+ car show enthusiasts as well. "What a wonderful day to finish out our competition racing of our 2014 season," stated Jason Peterson US 131 MSP General Manager. "The Fall Bug Run was the last scheduled event that involved a competitive race; the remaining events are scheduled Test and Tunes through the month of October into the first two weeks of November weather permitting."

8TH ANNUAL FALL BUG RUN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 7:26:26 PM

Fall Bug RunThe 8th Annual Fall Bug Run is this Sunday, October 12.  The weather is forecasted to be beautiful with blue skies and beautiful as the tree leaves change here in southwest Michigan. We are expecting many Volkswagen cars, both water and air cooled, buggies and buses to come out and enjoy Michigan's only destination that hosts an exclusive VW event with a car show, swap meet, new parts vendors and drag racing.  Returning this year, special thanks to Appletree Automotive in Mears, MI, is the East Coast Pro Racing Association who is bringing their most competitive Pro Stocks to add further action on the track. 

INAUGURAL FUN FORD EVENT SUCCESSFUL

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:50:32 PM

FordToday's Inaugural Fun Ford Event completed the month of September racing here at US 131 Motorsports Park.  With beautiful Ford vehicles in the car show, great parts in the swap meet and fast Fords on the track it was a great day to be celebrating American Muscle.   

 

 

SEASON ENDING BRACKET RACE WINNERS

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:22:49 AM

A2The last bracket race of the 2014 season was completed last night under beautiful skies and with tough competition, which isn't new at US 131 MSP.  However, one thing new was the track's new Accutime Timing System.  The system worked flawlessly and winners were crowned in all five classes with $2000 to win in Top ET and Modified.  There was a slight delay due to a strange power outage, but thankfully Great Lakes Energy found the solution quickly. 

FUN FORD EVENT THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:01:53 PM

Fun Ford Weekend LogoAnother American Muscle event is coming to The Fastest Track in Michigan this Sunday, September 28. The Fun Ford event features a beautiful car show, Blue Oval horse-powered drag racing and a swap meet.  All this will all take place starting at 8am when the gates open and time trials begin at 10am. 

NITRO JAM RETURNS TO US 131 MSP IN 2015

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:07:28 AM

Nitro Jam SeriesNORWALK, Ohio - The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making the IHRA one of the only truly international motorsports series.

MSA SNOW SHOW/AMSNOW SLED SHOOTOUT THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:35 AM

IMG_2644This Friday and Saturday, September 19-20 kicks off the MSA, Michigan Snowmobile Association, Snow Show at US 131 Motorsports Park.   This grand event features new and vintage snowmobiles where you can buy, sell and trade at the huge swap meet.  View the newest snowmobiles, ATV's and UTV's from some of the best names in the business.  There's even a classic car show on Saturday.  Friday-Sunday you won't want to miss the 25th Annual American Snowmobiler Magazine Super Sled Shootout.  You will see many professional sleds race down The Fastest Track in Michigan, some in seven seconds!  There will be several motorcycle classes as well.

DRO FUNNY CAR NATIONALS RESULTS

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:16 AM

DM_Wayne Mellinger -Candies -aafcThe 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire was met with beautiful weather on Saturday, September 6 and many fans, racers and sponsors turned out for this well-known nostalgic event.   

 

 



TEAM US 131 EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT TITLE

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:10:56 PM

Bracket Finals 2014US 131 Motorsports Park earned its third consecutive title winning the IHRA Division 5 Summit Super Series.  With 11 tracks from seven states and Canada competing the competition was tough.  Special mentions go to Ally Muchler who won the Jr. Dragster Race Of Champions.  Muchler will now go to Memphis, TN to compete for the Jr. Dragster Summit Super Series Champion.  Jeff Green was so close to the Summit Super Series No Box Race of Champions victory when he finished in second place.  Mitchell Smith was the runner-up in the Street category and Jason Peterson, US 131 General Manager was the runner-up in the Track Operator's race. 

IHRA SUMMIT TEAM FINALS THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:47:10 AM

Division _5 LogoThis event is where 12 tracks from the IHRA Division 5 will all converge upon US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin this Thursday-Sunday, September 11-14 to compete against one another to see which track will hold the winner title of this Division.  US 131 MSP has won this honorable title for the past two years. 

FUNNY CAR NATIONALS FEATURES DRAGRACINGONLINE.COM AA/FC CHALLENGE

Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 1:48:28 PM

Bowen DROThe Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire will be held this Friday and Saturday, September 5-6 at the historic US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.  This stellar event features the 5-second, 250-mph Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars of the Hedman Husler Hedders DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC Challenge.

Going into this event, racer Shawn Bowen from Grand Blanc, Mich., driving the "Violator" Pontiac Firebird, is leading the points and looking for his third series championship.  Bowen won the Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire event last year.

ENGINE PRO ENGINE GIVEAWAY THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 1:01:46 PM

EPracingThe much anticipated Engine Pro Engine Giveaway presented by Pro-Filer Performance Products assembled by Performance Engineering will be held this Saturday, September at 6:30pm prior to Saturday's 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire pre-race ceremonies.  One very happy racer will walk away with a $14,000 brand new racing engine.



10th ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY DISCOUNT TIRE

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:35:11 AM

Funny Car 1The 10th Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount Tire will be held next Friday and Saturday, September 5-6 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).  Special feature will also include the return of Dom Lagana in his 330 MPH Top Fuel Dragster!

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY TEST & TUNE

Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:53:52 AM

This Wednesday, August 27 and Friday, August 29 is an open Test Tune at US 131 Motorsports Park.  This Wednesday happens to be the last Wednesday night Test & Tune of the 2014 season so you won't want to miss it!

These are open to anyone from 6pm-10pm 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 drinks. 

Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test your vehicle. 

AMRA HARLEY DRAGS THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:03:59 PM

Nitro Harley 2This Saturday and Sunday, August 23-24 US 131 MSP welcomes the AMRA, American Motorcycle Racing Association.  This is the only American Motorcycle Sanction in the United States.  This terrific event features NITRO fuel drag racing, numerous drag racing classes, a bike show, a biker build-off competition and vendors.

2014 LANE AUTOMOTIVE CHAMPIONS DETERMINED

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:55:59 PM

Lane DecalIn last Saturday's rain shortened race the heavily contested 2014 Lane Automotive Bracket Series season came to an end.  Dave Lorentz was the only driver that had no worries coming into the event as he had locked in his second consecutive Top ET Championship.  There was a tie for second place between talented, multi-class racer Steve Mesik and the past multi-champion Rusty Baad. 

LUCKY 13 RACING PROGRAM RETURNS THIS FRIDAY

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:36:22 PM

True StreetAttention true street car racers, there is a special race just for you this Friday during our Monster Midnight Madness.  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.

 

 

 

GREAT RACING AND CROWDS AT NITRO JAM

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00:57 PM

Ihra CrowdBest. Fans. Ever.  There was a great crowd at this past weekend's Nitro Jam event at US 131 Motorsports Park.  There was even better racing on the track.  Where else can you go in Michigan and see side-by-side 300+ miles-per-hour Top Fuel Dragsters?  No where but at US 131 Motorsports Park.  They don't call it The Fastest Track in Michigan for nothin' (sic). 

 Thank you to all the great fans, wonderful racers and sponsors who came out to this terrific event.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

QUALIFYING FOR NITRO JAM FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT

Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 3:18:02 PM

US-131-HintzOn one of the fastest tracks in the entire country in cars very familiar with the US 131 Motorsports Park quarter-mile, the usual suspects were expected to rule the day in IHRA's Mountain Motor Pro Stock class Friday during the opening night of the annual IHRA Northern Nationals.

 

 

JET DRAGSTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 4:10:13 PM

Jet GirlsThe all-new Jet Technology Center, presented by Larsen Motorsports and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will walk fans through what it takes to engineer, design, fabricate and paint professional race cars. Now, you will witness Larsen Motorsports Jet Dragsters being built, before they race at Nitro Jam! Learn the intricacies of the General Electric J-85 engines used in jet racing with actual full-size, live cut-away jet engine demonstration models.



TOP FUEL, PRO STOCK HIGHLIGHT OF IHRA NORTHERN NATIONALS

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:35:17 PM

MartinIf you are looking for that intense, nitro-burning, 320 mph kick that only comes from watching a pair of Top Fuel Dragsters go down a dragstrip, then the IHRA and US 131 Motorsports Park have just the event for you.

The only appearance of Top Fuel Dragsters in the United States with the International Hot Rod Association's (IHRA) Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series will take place at the IHRA Nitro Jam Northern Nationals August 8-9 at US 131 Motorsports Park as the class joins four other professional categories in the final national event before the World Finals.

7TH ANNUAL SUMMER BUG RESULTS

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:37:31 PM

ASIBug RunThe 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 well. 

 

 

7TH ANNUAL SUMMER BUG RUN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:58:42 PM

Bug Run Flyer 2014US 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.

3RD ANNUAL BERGER CHEVROLET RACERS' REUNION

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:04:11 PM

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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 events. 

 

 

WED TEST & TUNE, FRI MONSTER MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:18:57 PM

Monster Energy Logo 2ChrzThis 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 competing.

 

DRAG RACING ICON WILL BE MISSED

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 operator. 

FUN FORD EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 28

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 6:39:35 AM

Fun Ford Weekend LogoDue 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 event.

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 10:37:14 PM

AmericaHappy 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!

 

SATURDAY TWO BRACKET RACES

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 3:41:25 PM

Lane DecalThis 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.

WEDNESDAY TEST & TUNE

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 drinks.

Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test your vehicle.

WORLD'S QUICKEST PRO MODS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 11:46:48 AM

De Cerbo &AuxierPDRA 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 points series.

LANE BRACKET SERIES DOUBLE RACE THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:52:28 PM

Lane DecalThis 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.

NIGHT OF THUNDER ROCKED SUPER CHEVY SHOW

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:40:48 AM

A May 10_18463For 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. 

 

PMRA RACERS SAW FIRST TIME WINNERS

Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 4:20:18 PM

Adler, Positano, and Catanzaro claim wins during Super Chevy Show at US 131

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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.

 


FIVE CARS TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:27:12 PM

Jet DragsterU.S. 131 Motorsports Park's Super Chevy Weekend opened Friday night, and once the smoke lifted from a busy session of professional qualifying runs, it became clear that hot rod heaven has come to Martin Dragway.  Check out five cars you just have to see as Super Chevy continues today and concludes Sunday. 

http://www.mlive.com/autoracing/index.ssf/2014/05/five_cars_to_watch_at_martin_d.html#incart_river



SUPER CHEVY SHOW KICKS OFF WITH CRUISE

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:40 AM

2014.SCS.Lingenfelter MediaThe 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.

SUPER CHEVY/NIGHT OF THUNDER RACER SCHEDULE

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:34 AM

PMRARacers 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.  

SUPER CHEVY SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:53:18 PM

ChevyThe 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 more. 

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.

NIGHT OF THUNDER NEXT WEEKEND

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:41:50 AM

A March 2013_13009This 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 ¼ mile.

GREAT GM CAR SHOW TONIGHT AT MENARD'S

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:54:27 PM

Photo 2There was 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.


 

TOP ET BRACKET RACERS

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 classes. 



BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR MOPARS AT MARTIN

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:18 PM

Mopar 131Beautiful 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.

 

 

 



FRIDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE OPEN

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:09 PM

MoparAs 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 Sunday. 

 

 

 

MENARD'S CAR SHOW POSTPONED

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!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:31:32 PM

Mothers DayHappy 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. Ford

 

 

POPULAR THUNDER NATIONALS MOVED TO NEW DATE

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 11:57:46 AM

BlossumThe 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." 

ATTENTION GM AND MOPAR CAR OWNERS

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!