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12th Annual HOT ROD Drag WeekTM Sells Out 400 Spots in 17 Minutes

HOT ROD Network gears up for Drag Week™ September 11-17 LOS ANGELES – From selling out registration in record time to 5-second quarter-mile runs at over 200mph, HOT ROD Drag Week 2016 is all about fast. Put on by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, an unprecedented 400 cars...
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MATT LUTTRELL MAKING THE MOST OF HIS ‘ROAD TRIPS’

GARY HUNT’S US 131 RACER OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY AEROQUIP MATT LUTTRELL MAKING THE MOST OF HIS ‘ROAD TRIPS’ Some oval racers tow a couple miles to race for 150.  Drag racer Matt Luttrell, owner of The Speed Shop, the popular Ypsilanti source for all things...
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‘CHI-TOWN HUSTLER,’ ‘FRANTIC FORD’ AT FUNNY CAR NATIONALS

Bob Motz and ‘The Original Jet Truck’ also at US 131 in Final Michigan Appearance   MARTIN, Mich. – It may be the 21st century, but on Sept. 9-10 it’ll be difficult to convince those attending the 12th annual Funny Car Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park that...
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IHRA Thunder Team Finals Team Composition Finalized

With the Lane Bracket Series season coming to a close in the very near future, it is time to start focusing on the IHRA Thunder Team Finals event scheduled for September 15-18 right here at US 131. The 2016 team US 131 will be comprised of the following cars counts...
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Records Broken, Veteran Champions and a First-Time Winner at the Season Finale

The Northern Nationals was not short on suspense and unexpected twists and turns throughout the day and night. The International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) season-ending professional finale came down to the final runs and teams having to overcome some challenging...
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FAMILY FUN LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The US 131 Motorsports Park staff is continually planning activities for Labor Day weekend’s event. In addition to the final three points races scheduled for the ... See more

FAMILY FUN LABOR DAY WEEKENDThe US 131 Motorsports Park staff is continually planning activities for Labor Day weekend’s event.  In addition to the final three points races scheduled for the weekend, one on Saturday and two that will be run simultaneously on Sunday, Friday evening will kick off this fun weekend with a scheduled Test & Tune from 6pm until 11pm.  During the Test & Tune time on Friday there will be a bonfire at 8:30pm along with an entertaining family outdoor movie for the “kid at heart” and our younger racers and race fans to enjoy.  Saturday we will get started at 9am with time trials for race number one of the weekend.  Later Saturday evening there will be a Pot Luck dinner for all, (bring your favorite dish or food item), family focused games as well as a golf cart only race, (no scooters, ATV’s, etc.) or a Pit Poker Run.  Sunday there will be one time trial then round one of race two of the weekend, followed by round one of race three for the weekend.  We will alternate between races all day following the same pattern as a normal one-day race.We look forward to celebrating Labor Day weekend with you!
12th Annual HOT ROD Drag WeekTM Sells Out 400 Spots in 17 Minutes HOT ROD Network gears up for Drag Week™ September 11-17  LOS ANGELES – From selling out registration in record time to 5-second quarter-mile runs at over 200mph, HOT ROD Drag Week 2016 is all about fast. Put on by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, an unprecedented 400 cars will race in this popular annual event presented by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive.  Competitors will be put to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and more than 1,000 miles covered in the same car, with the same engine, to determine who will earn the title Fastest Street Car in America. Some of the most amazing vehicles in the world will be on display as participants will register times at four drag strips.   “Drag Week is the ultimate test of both racer and car. As if covering five tracks and 1,000 street miles in five days isn’t challenging enough, drivers can expect some of the fiercest street-legal competition on four wheels, said Evan Perkins, HOT ROD Magazine Editor-in-Chief. “Drag Week’s unique and challenging racing format, draws only the most diehard of racers and crews. No quarter is given and none is expected.”   But it’s not just about clocking the lowest elapsed time on the strips; the racers will also have to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city. The crew at HOT ROD will require photographic evidence from each entry that drivers are adhering to the prescribed route. Thus, drivers will be on the clock for five straight days and must remain alert to all rules.  The first stop of the competition – National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio – will be open Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration, tech inspection and test and tune. Spectators can see the field of competitors as they undergo tech inspection then take the track for some test time prior to the first day of racing – Monday, Sept. 12, also at the National Trail Raceway.     HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2016 RACING SCHEDULE (Daily end times as stated or until complete)  Day 1 Racing - Monday, Sept. 12 – National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 2 Racing - Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 3 Racing - Wednesday, Sept. 14 – US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 4 Racing - Thursday, Sept. 15 – Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)  Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 5 Racing (Finals) - Friday, Sept. 16 – National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH)  Gates open at 11 a.m., racing hours from 12p.m. to 9p.m.    PARTICIPANT INFORMATION  While registration has closed, participants wishing to be added to a wait list can email dragweek@hotrod.com with the subject line, “HRDW Wait List.” Open spots will be given in order of wait list emails received.    SPECTATOR INFORMATION  Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up for all race days – Sunday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 15. Admission is $15 for the Finals on Friday, Sept. 16. Kids 12 and under can attend free each day with paid adult. Tickets will be available at each individual track. Follow the action at HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2016 on Twitter using #hotroddragweek. Learn more about Drag Week™ at www.hotrod.com/events.   About HOT ROD Network HOT ROD has been the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. Today, the authoritative HOT ROD media footprint connects with more than 5 million individuals per month. The HOT ROD Network includes HOT ROD and HOT ROD Deluxe print and digital magazines; HOTROD.com; the two largest events of their kind, HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week; two monthly YouTube shows Roadkill (averaging a million-plus views per episode) and the new HOT ROD Garage; 2.2 million Facebook fans, plus multiple active Twitter and Instagram accounts; and broad licensing of HOT ROD branded products.  HOT ROD is part of TEN: The Enthusiast Network and its family of enthusiast brands. About TEN: The Enthusiast Network  TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.   HOT ROD Drag Week contact: Jeff Dahlin General Manager, Hot Rod 310-531-9881 jdahlin@enthusiastnetwork.com  Media contacts: Andy Wilson, Bohlsen Group 317-602-7137 awilson@bohlsengroup.com
Happy Wheels Up Wednesday Race Fans!
This coming weekend August 26-28 US 131 will be playing host the Protect the Harvest Midwest JR Dragster Series.  This event features the future of the sport of drag racing with 150+ entries competing in several different races through out the weekend.  Friday gates will open at 10am with a scheduled Test & Tune from 5pm until 11pm, Friday night will also feature a early bird gamblers race.  Saturday's racing will feature all Pro tree racing from Outlaw 330 racing, pro index racing and a $1000 to win Pro Sportsman race.  Sunday will feature Full tree bracket racing with a Q16, age group racing then an all run sportsman race paying $1000 to win.
Sunny skies at US 131!  Come on out for our Test & Tune w/ Venom Midnight Madness.  We have only have one more VMM for the 2016 season...  Gates open at 5pm, on the track from 6pm-12 midnight.  Come & race down The Fastest Track in Michigan, just to say you did! :)  $25 to race & $10 to watch until 8pm, then it's just $15 & $5 to watch.
9 hours ago
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FAMILY FUN LABOR DAY WEEKEND
The US 131 Motorsports Park staff is continually planning activities for Labor Day weekend’s event. In addition to the final three points races scheduled for the ... See more

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FAMILY FUN LABOR DAY WEEKENDThe US 131 Motorsports Park staff is continually planning activities for Labor Day weekend’s event.  In addition to the final three points races scheduled for the weekend, one on Saturday and two that will be run simultaneously on Sunday, Friday evening will kick off this fun weekend with a scheduled Test & Tune from 6pm until 11pm.  During the Test & Tune time on Friday there will be a bonfire at 8:30pm along with an entertaining family outdoor movie for the “kid at heart” and our younger racers and race fans to enjoy.  Saturday we will get started at 9am with time trials for race number one of the weekend.  Later Saturday evening there will be a Pot Luck dinner for all, (bring your favorite dish or food item), family focused games as well as a golf cart only race, (no scooters, ATV’s, etc.) or a Pit Poker Run.  Sunday there will be one time trial then round one of race two of the weekend, followed by round one of race three for the weekend.  We will alternate between races all day following the same pattern as a normal one-day race.We look forward to celebrating Labor Day weekend with you!
12th Annual HOT ROD Drag WeekTM Sells Out 400 Spots in 17 Minutes HOT ROD Network gears up for Drag Week™ September 11-17  LOS ANGELES – From selling out registration in record time to 5-second quarter-mile runs at over 200mph, HOT ROD Drag Week 2016 is all about fast. Put on by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, an unprecedented 400 cars will race in this popular annual event presented by Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive.  Competitors will be put to a grueling test over five days of drag racing and more than 1,000 miles covered in the same car, with the same engine, to determine who will earn the title Fastest Street Car in America. Some of the most amazing vehicles in the world will be on display as participants will register times at four drag strips.   “Drag Week is the ultimate test of both racer and car. As if covering five tracks and 1,000 street miles in five days isn’t challenging enough, drivers can expect some of the fiercest street-legal competition on four wheels, said Evan Perkins, HOT ROD Magazine Editor-in-Chief. “Drag Week’s unique and challenging racing format, draws only the most diehard of racers and crews. No quarter is given and none is expected.”   But it’s not just about clocking the lowest elapsed time on the strips; the racers will also have to drive their vehicles on a specified route from city to city. The crew at HOT ROD will require photographic evidence from each entry that drivers are adhering to the prescribed route. Thus, drivers will be on the clock for five straight days and must remain alert to all rules.  The first stop of the competition – National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio – will be open Sunday, Sept. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for registration, tech inspection and test and tune. Spectators can see the field of competitors as they undergo tech inspection then take the track for some test time prior to the first day of racing – Monday, Sept. 12, also at the National Trail Raceway.     HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2016 RACING SCHEDULE (Daily end times as stated or until complete)  Day 1 Racing - Monday, Sept. 12 – National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 2 Racing - Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Summit Motorsports Park (Norwalk, OH)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 3 Racing - Wednesday, Sept. 14 – US 131 Motorsports Park (Martin, MI)   Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 4 Racing - Thursday, Sept. 15 – Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, IN)  Gates open at 7:30 a.m., racing hours from 8 a.m. to 2p.m.   Day 5 Racing (Finals) - Friday, Sept. 16 – National Trail Raceway (Hebron, OH)  Gates open at 11 a.m., racing hours from 12p.m. to 9p.m.    PARTICIPANT INFORMATION  While registration has closed, participants wishing to be added to a wait list can email dragweek@hotrod.com with the subject line, “HRDW Wait List.” Open spots will be given in order of wait list emails received.    SPECTATOR INFORMATION  Admission is $10 for ages 13 and up for all race days – Sunday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 15. Admission is $15 for the Finals on Friday, Sept. 16. Kids 12 and under can attend free each day with paid adult. Tickets will be available at each individual track. Follow the action at HOT ROD Drag Week™ 2016 on Twitter using #hotroddragweek. Learn more about Drag Week™ at www.hotrod.com/events.   About HOT ROD Network HOT ROD has been the most recognized brand in the world of high-performance cars since the iconic American magazine was founded in 1948. Today, the authoritative HOT ROD media footprint connects with more than 5 million individuals per month. The HOT ROD Network includes HOT ROD and HOT ROD Deluxe print and digital magazines; HOTROD.com; the two largest events of their kind, HOT ROD Power Tour and HOT ROD Drag Week; two monthly YouTube shows Roadkill (averaging a million-plus views per episode) and the new HOT ROD Garage; 2.2 million Facebook fans, plus multiple active Twitter and Instagram accounts; and broad licensing of HOT ROD branded products.  HOT ROD is part of TEN: The Enthusiast Network and its family of enthusiast brands. About TEN: The Enthusiast Network  TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier transmedia network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 60 websites, 50 publications, 50 annual events, the Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video-on-demand service, as well as the world’s largest automotive and action/adventure sports media platforms, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.   HOT ROD Drag Week contact: Jeff Dahlin General Manager, Hot Rod 310-531-9881 jdahlin@enthusiastnetwork.com  Media contacts: Andy Wilson, Bohlsen Group 317-602-7137 awilson@bohlsengroup.com
Happy Wheels Up Wednesday Race Fans!
This coming weekend August 26-28 US 131 will be playing host the Protect the Harvest Midwest JR Dragster Series.  This event features the future of the sport of drag racing with 150+ entries competing in several different races through out the weekend.  Friday gates will open at 10am with a scheduled Test & Tune from 5pm until 11pm, Friday night will also feature a early bird gamblers race.  Saturday's racing will feature all Pro tree racing from Outlaw 330 racing, pro index racing and a $1000 to win Pro Sportsman race.  Sunday will feature Full tree bracket racing with a Q16, age group racing then an all run sportsman race paying $1000 to win.
Sunny skies at US 131!  Come on out for our Test & Tune w/ Venom Midnight Madness.  We have only have one more VMM for the 2016 season...  Gates open at 5pm, on the track from 6pm-12 midnight.  Come & race down The Fastest Track in Michigan, just to say you did! :)  $25 to race & $10 to watch until 8pm, then it's just $15 & $5 to watch.
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