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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. 

 

 

LUCKY 13 RACING PROGRAM RETURNS THIS FRIDAY

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:03:12 PM

True StreetAttention 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. 

 

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.

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY TEST & TUNE

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 drinks. 

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

FAST SPRING NATIONALS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:10:54 PM

Fast RacesThis 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. 

 

B93 BIRTHDAY BASH THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:43:36 PM

BBash 2014This 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. 

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. 

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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. 

 

 

 

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

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:41:08 PM

MoneyUS 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.

MOPARS AT MARTIN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:36:24 PM

Mega Mopar Action _CrowdsThis 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. 

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!

BRACKET POINTS STARTED LAST SATURDAY

Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 3:26:28 PM

May1Last Saturday 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 race!

MEGA MOPAR ACTION EVENT AT MARTIN

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:47:59 PM

Mega Mopar Action _CrowdsSave 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. 

BRACKET POINTS RACING STARTS SATURDAY

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:50:51 AM

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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.

TRACK RECORDS AT IMPORT VS DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:20:07 AM

ImportsThis 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 weekend.
 
Full event details will be posted soon.

INAUGURAL IMPORT VS DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:15:32 PM

Import Vs DomesticThis 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.

 



FIRST FRIDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE THIS WEEK

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:35:29 PM

131 LogoUS 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 website.

HAPPY EASTER

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:02:58 AM

Happy _easter _background _310318Happy 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!

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY'S TEST & TUNE WAS EXCITING

Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:55:47 AM

Pro TestThis 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.

 

RACING THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19

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. 

OPENING DAY POSTPONED TO APRIL 12

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 excitement!

RACING STARTS APRIL 5

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! 

RACER POINTS ENTRY, PIT SPOTS AND ATI DEADLINE APPROACHING

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.

THE SNOW IS MELTING

Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:15:06 AM

Track Full Of SnowAs 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!

 

BANQUET AWARDS CELEBRATION

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:24:46 AM

IMG_0033The 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 Year. 

 

INAUGURAL IMPORT VS DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:02:57 PM

ImportUS 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. 

 

CHAMPIONS AWARD BANQUET ANNOUNCED

Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 12:18:53 PM

CrossroadsThe 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 131.  

This year's banquet has been moved to a Saturday evening to better accommodate the guests who attend this exciting event. 

10th ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY DISCOUNT TIRE

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:15:42 PM

Funny Car 1Discount 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).

MANY NEW EVENTS ADDED TO 2014 SCHEDULE

Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:40:35 PM

Ticket BoothAs 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!

2014 RACING SCHEDULE RELEASED

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 1:11:32 PM

Frozen TundraThank you Steve Kaminski from www.mlive.com for a terrific news story on our 2014 drag racing schedule.  The US 131 Motorsports Park schedule will be published on this website later today.  See full schedule now at: http://www.mlive.com/autoracing/index.ssf/2014/01/martin_dragway_releases_2014_s.html#incart_river_default

NEW YEAR GREETINGS

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:11:34 AM

Happy _New _Year _2014Happy 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!

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM US TO YOU

Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:03:22 AM

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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!

 

 

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 3:42:20 PM

PresentWant 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!



GIVING THANKS

Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 4:52:16 PM

Hpythank5Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day!  We are thankful for our staff members, sponsors, racers and race fans. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.

WITH SINCERE THANKS

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:06:57 AM

Veterans ' DayToday, 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!

US 131 MSP ANNOUNCES RETURN OF SUPER CHEVY SHOW, MEGA MOPAR ACTION AND FUN FORD ALL NEW FOR 2014

Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 2:04:10 PM

Super Chevy Show Series Logo _Chevrolet PerfUS 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 events nationwide.

MOTOR CITY MAFIA NIGHTMARE ON 12TH STREET

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:32:22 AM

Oct 5 Flyer FrontMotor 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 & Tune.

SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT, MSA SNOW SHOW AND BIKE MANIA IS BACK

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.

US 131 DOMINATES IHRA BRACKET FINALS

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:04:21 PM

Vander PloegUS 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 Carly Truhler. 

THUNDER TEAM FINALS THIS WEEKEND

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.

BOWEN WINS AT US 131 FUNNY CAR NATIONALS EVENT

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:12:00 PM

Bowen FC 2013Michigander 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.

 

TRACY MUCHLER WINS ENGINE PRO GIVEAWAY

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:11:37 PM

US131FC-2REE_3390_20130907_1223REE_3390This 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. 

 

 

MARCH OF DIMES BIKERS FOR BABIES SUNDAY

Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 11:29:42 AM

2013 Bikers PosterThis 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.

 

 

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FUNNY CAR NATIONALS THIS WEEKEND, A FAN AND RACER FAVORITE

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:23 PM

Poverty StrickenThis 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.

6TH ANNUAL ENGINE GIVEAWAY THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:12 PM

Enginepro1This 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 our
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. 

LANE BRACKET SERIES SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:36:13 PM

Lane DecalThe 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 Performance.

POINTS TIGHTEN IN THIS WEEKEND’S NITRO FUNNY CAR CHALLENGE

Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 8:48:13 AM

BowdenThe 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 Cams.

BRACKET FINALS TEAM TO BE DETERMINED THIS WEEKEND AT FUNNY CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY DISCOUNT TIRE

Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 10:27:25 PM

SummitWith 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.

 

AEROQUIP OUTLAW LIMITED STREET SERIES SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 8:18:01 AM

Steve MorrisThis 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.

LAST WEDNESDAY TEST & TUNE OF THE 2013 SEASON

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:07:54 PM

DieselThis 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 price. 

LANE BRACKET COMPETITION HEATING UP WITH ONLY TWO RACES LEFT

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.

FRIDAY TEST & TUNE WITH MONSTER MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:18:12 PM

Monster Energy Logo 2ChrzThis 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 are welcome.

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. 

LAGANA MAKES HISTORY WITH ALL-TIME FASTEST PASS IN IHRA

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:35:13 AM

Saturday Top FuelJust 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 tizzy.

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."

LAGANA WOWS CROWDS AT OPENING NITRO JAM NIGHT

Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:27:03 PM

Dom LaganaFrom 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 ages.

LAGANA BROTHERS LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN IN MARTIN

Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 9:42:41 AM

TOP-FUELThe 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.

 

 

THE FASTEST OF THE FAST

Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 10:09:40 AM

Nitro HarleyYear 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.

MIGHTY MINICK AND THE ‘CHI-TOWN HUSTLER’ GANG

Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 9:55:01 AM

Mike MinickThere 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.

NITRO JAM SEASON HEATS UP THIS WEEKEND AT US 131 MSP

Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013 - 5:54:11 PM

Fuel Altered - Hough 2There 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 one.

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 Perry Harley-Davidson.

KING OF THE TRACK BRACKET RACE THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:22:23 PM

CrownThis 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 winner. 

BLOSSUM RACING ENGINES SPONSORS RACE THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 9:34:31 AM

BlossumengineA 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.

FRIDAY TEST & TUNE, SATURDAY LANE BRACKET SERIES

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 watch. 

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.

CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND AT US 131

Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:35:28 PM

July FourthFriday, 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. 

 

BERNER LOOKING FOR WIN THIS WEEKEND AT US 131

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:47:03 AM

BernerThis 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.

LANE BRACKET RACE THIS SATURDAY

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. 

GREAT RACING CONTINUES IN POINTS

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 temperatures.  

A TRIBUTE TO ALL MOTHERS

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 5:40:31 PM

Not For the Faint of Heart ~ Author Unknown

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

FRIDAY THUNDER NATIONALS MOVED TO SATURDAY

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 11. 

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. 

30th ANNUAL THUNDER NATIONALS PACKED WITH POWER

Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 3:57:26 PM

Nigh TROThis 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 Martin.