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US 131 MOTORSPORTS PARK SET TO INCREASE WEEKLY PAYOUTS IN 2018

There have been no increases in either racer entry fee or payout in over 15 years at US 131 Motorsports Park, but that is getting ready to change. New for the 2018 racing season will [...]

IHRA Summit SuperSeries Returns With $200,000 Program

The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Summit SuperSeries, the largest and most prestigious bracket racing program in drag racing, will return for a 17th straight year in 2018. The $200,000 program is the World Championship [...]

DIVERSE 2018 SCHEDULE SET FOR US 131 MOTORSPORTS PARK

Harleys and hot rods.  Chevies and Snowmobiles.  Funny Cars and fuel dragsters.  Conjure up a thundering horde of Pro Modifieds, toss in a half- dozen window-rattling jet cars and add a wheelstander or two and [...]

VILLEMURE, WHELPLEY FALL BUG RUN WINNERS

Another All-Villemure Final Round in Eleventh Annual Event at US 131 Andy Villemure of Holland got another one over his dad in the Pro class and James Whelpley of Marion dominated the Street category in Sunday’s [...]

Forecasted Rain for Saturday Cancels Season Ending $2K Bracket Race

After last week’s postponement of the Season Ending $2K Bracket Race, as we were hoping for better weather this Saturday, the weather is once again calling for much precipitation. Unfortunately, this will end the Season [...]

MOPARS EARN TITLE SWEEP IN U.S. 131 ‘BATTLE OF BRANDS’

Hicks, DeHaan Get the Hardware in Combined Fun Ford-Mega Mopar Event   MARTIN, Mich. – It was a Mopar sweep of US 131’s annual “Battle of the Brands” as J.R. Hicks of Fort Wayne, Ind., [...]

Friday’s Test & Tune along with Saturday’s $2K Bracket Race Postponed

US 131 Motorsports Park has been blessed with eight straight weekends of great racing weather and the West Michigan weather is putting an end to that with its forecast for tonight and tomorrow, October 6-7.  [...]

‘BATTLE OF THE BRANDS,’ FORD VERSUS MOPAR AT US 131

Drag Race, Swap Meet, Vender Midway, Separate Car and Truck Show Awards Muscle car mania returns this Sunday, October 8 to US 131 Motorsports Park where Cobra Jet Ford Mustangs will duel with Hellcat Dodge Challengers in [...]

AMSNOW SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT, ‘DASH FOR CASH’ AT US 131

Bracket Motorcycles, 150 Mile-an-Hour Snowmobiles in Unique Dual Event Defending Pro Stock champion Louie Wirbel of Marion is among a host of snowmobile racers expected to swap one hard surface for another this week to [...]

TOP BRACKET RACERS AT US 131 FOR IHRA TEAM FINALS

Racers from Six States and Canada Battle for Cash and ‘Ironman’ Hardware MARTIN, Mich. – The best bracket racers in the Great Lakes region descend upon US 131 Motorsports Park this week to battle for [...]

LAGANA’S RUN AT US 131 AMONG THE BEST IN ¼ MILE HISTORY

How good was the Lagana brothers’ 4.485 second, 338.35 mile per hour run during Saturday’s Funny Car Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park?              It was just one tick off the IHRA world record [...]

LAGANA, JETS, MCINTIRE SHINE AT FUNNY CAR NATIONALS

Scott Taylor Wins American Racers Runoff by .005 of a Second Over Alan Connors Dom Lagana stopped the quarter mile timers at a track record speed of 338.35 miles per hour, John Lawson got a [...]

‘EASTERN RAIDER’ RUNNY CAR: FROM NITRO V-8 TO JET POWER

‘EASTERN RAIDER’ FUNNY CAR: FROM NITRO V-8 TO JET POWER Jet Funny Cars Join ‘Nitro Ninja,’ NDRL and Jet Truck at US 131’s Funny Car Nationals Connecticut native Al Hanna always has been a big [...]

AFTER WINNING INDY, LAGANA BROTHERS CELEBRATE AT US 131

‘Nitro Ninja” Dragster, Nostalgia Funny Cars, Jet Truck Highlight Funny Car Nationals MARTIN, Mich. – When most working Americans get a day off, the last thing they want to do is anything that reminds them [...]

GARY HUNT’S US 131 RACER OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY AEROQUIP

BRUISCHART CLOSES WITH A FLOURISH IN LANE SERIES 12 Round Wins on Final Weekend Fuel Best Ever No. 2 Finish in Modified Allegan’s Al Bruischart never planned to be a drag racer.  When he bought [...]

MCINTIRE, BOWEN, ROMINE, ‘BLUE MAX’ BATTLE AT US 131

Fuel Coupes, Jets, NDRL Circuit Also Part of 13th Annual Funny Car Nationals Mike McIntire Jr. of Chesterland, Ohio, whose “McAttack” 1970 Chevy Camaro set the world record for nostalgia Funny Cars last March at Bakersfield, Calif., [...]