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2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

All race tickets include free pit passes and free parking unless stated otherwise.

 


2nd ANNUAL IMPORT VS DOMESTIC CHALLENGE ~ TBD

2nd annual event featuring local Domestic racers taking on local domestic racers.  Many classes being run throughout the event.  9am gate each day, adult GA prices are $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday or a two-day pass for $40.

 

MEGA MOPAR ~ May 17, Sunday

All Mopar show including Car Show, Swap Meet and Drag Racing.  Adult GA is just $15 children 12 and under are FREE.  Gates open at 8am and drag racing time trials at 10am.

 

SUPER CHEVY featuring SATURDAY NIGHT OF THUNDER ~ May 29-31, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

All chevy show returns featuring the famous car show on Saturday and Sunday, large swap meet, Lane Automotive Bracket Series points race on Saturday as well as the All Chevy drag racing event (including all GM makes) on Sunday.

 

Nitro will fill the air at Martin during the Night of Thunder Show, as there will be two Top Fuel Dragsters as well as a pair of Nitro Fuel Altards blasting down "The Fastest Track in Michigan". This years event will include the return of the wild and crazy Super Charged Thunder group including "Blastro Van"

 

Each event here at US 131 MSP is not complete without a flame throwing jet and there is no exception here as Al Hanna will be bringing all THREE of his cars, two funny cars and the Queen of Diamonds dragster.  In addition the King of Quake Jet powered Kenworth will shake the ground as Bob Motz propells down "The Fastest Track in Michigan" at over 200MPH.

 

Friday gates open at 4:30, a test and tune for event racers will take place  from 6pm until 11pm.  Cost to test and tune is just $25, adult GA prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate, children 6-12 are just $5.

 

Saturday gates open at 8am, Lane Backet Series time trials begin at 9am with eliminations at approximently 1:30pm. Top Fuel and Jets runs at 7pm and 9pm.  Cost for adult GA tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, children 6-12 are $5 in advance and $7 and the gate.

 

Sunday gates open at 9am, Super Chevy drag racing time trials begin at 10am, 1pm approximant start time for elminations. Adult GA prices are $15 children 6-12 are $5.

 

Top Fuel Motz

 

23RD ANNUAL B-93 BIRTHDAY BASH ~ June 13-14, Saturday and Sunday

This is the midwest's largest free Country Music Festival created by Clear Channel's B-93 radio station.

 

Complimentray GA tickets will be distributed at various radio remotes prior to the event.  Visit b93.com for details on these locations.

 

Two-day parking passes are required to be purchased in advance to the event at us131msp.com.  Cost is $60.

Reserved VIP seats may also be purchased at us131msp.com, you must also purchase your two-day parking pass.

 

B-Bash

 

FAST MUSCLE CAR DRAGS ~ June 19-20, Friday and Saturday

Step back in time with these spectacular classic muscle cars just as they were in the good old days even running on bias ply tires.  This event features beautiful American made muscle cars.

 

Friday & Saturday adults are $20 each day children 6-12 are $7.  The event runs from 9am-5pm each day.

 

PDRA SUMMER DRAGS ~ June 26-27, Friday and Saturday

This event features the baddest, most extreme door cars in the world.  Featuring Pro Extreme Pro Mods, Pro Nitrous Pro Mods, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Pro Jr Dragster and Top Jr Dragster.  All racing is contested on the 1/8 mile and if you have never seen these pro mods before you won't want to miss this!  These are the baddest Pro Mods to hit "The Fastest Track in Michigan".

 

Gates open at 10am each day.

 

Friday qualifying rounds at 3pm and 6:30pm

Saturday qualifying round at 12 noon eliminations to follow.

 

Thursday test and tune viewing is just $10.

Friday and Saturday General Admission is $25 (There will be a $10 off coupon in the market place for a $15 general admission ticket).

 

Free Parking!

 

ADRL

 

FUN FORD ~ July 12, Sunday

Fantastic all Ford show featuring car show, swap meet and drag racing.

 

Gates open at 8am, with time trials beginning at 10am.

 

Adult tickets are just $15, children 12 and under are free.


8TH ANNUAL Summer BUG RUN Open to ALL German makes ~ July 19, Sunday

Exclusive VW event featuring beautiful car show, swap meet, vendors and VW drag racing. Gates open at 7am to vendors only, all others gates open at 9am, time trials begin at 10am, race starts at 12 noon, 2:30 car show awards announced, car show winners parade at 3 pm. Adult tickets are $12, children ages 6-12 are only $5. No extra fees for vendors or to participate in the swap meet and car show.

Bug Run Spring

 

 

AMRA ALL HARLEY DRAGS ~ July 25-26, Saturday and Sunday

All Harley drag racing at its finest featuring Nitro burning Pro Fuel Harleys!  Event also includes a ride in bike show, swap meet and biker games.

 

2ND ANNUAL BOTTM BULB BASH / JR DRAGSTER BONANZA ~ August 1-2, Saturday & Sunday

Bottom bulb racing is the core racing class accross the country, there are no electronics allowed (other than a trans-brake).  Racers that are inculded in this are Modifed and Street racers from IHRA and Pro and Sportsman from NHRA, no box cars allowed.  Bottom Bulb refers to when the drivers leave the starting line.  This is a two-day event paying a guaranteed winning purse of $3000 for Saturday and $2000 for Sunday.  There is a second chance gamblers race each day as well.

 

In addition Jr Dragsters will be competing in two seperate age brackets as well as a heads-up index class each day.

 

Gates open at 9am daily with time trials begining at 10am.  $150 two-day race entry fee or $125 Saturday and $100 for Sunday for Bottom Bulb racers, $60 two day entry or $45 for either Saturday or Sunday for Jr Dragster classes.  Crew and GA are $25 for two-day pass or $15 per day.

 

INAUGURAL MIDWEST JR DRAGSTER SUPER SERIES ~ August 28-30, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

US 131 MSP will host one of seven events for this prestigious Jr Dragster Series.  This event is followed and raced by now Top Fuel pilot Antron Brown.  This event has a class for all Jr Dragsters ranging from 6yr old beginners to 17 yr old master Jr Dragster racers.

 

Friday is a time for racers to get familar with the new venue on the circuit with a scheduled Test and Tune for Friday evening.

 

Saturday will feature an Outlaw 330 class, heads up index racing 13.90, 11.90, 8.90 and 7.90.  There will also be a Sportsman bracket race.

 

Sunday's racing will be pairing racers up by age group to compete against each other, 6-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs, 10-12yrs and 13 and up.  Also included will be a Super Quick all run 330 bracket race, in conjuction with this race will be a Quick 16.

 

The Jr Dragster racers are the future of the sport of Drag Racing, be sure to come out and see where the future starts.  GA pricing is $35 for the weekend or $15 daily, racing entry is $75 for Outlaw 330.  $50 for Saturday Sportsman class and $35 for all other classes.  Racers may compete in more than one class per day.

 

IHRA NORTHERN NITRO JAM ~ August 7-8, Friday & Saturday

This year's IHRA Northern Nitro Jam will feature an eight car qualified field of Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars that are vying for a world championship.  Additional Nitro fumes will be coming from an eight bike qualified field of Top Fuel Harleys.  The return to the IHRA's foundation returns as Pro Modifieds and Mountain Motor Pro Stock will be competing.  This event will again be showcasing the four lady racers from the Larson Racing Team.  All of these ladies will be pilioting Jet Powered Dragsters.  In addition the kids will not want to miss the twin engine jet propelled Fire Truck.  Returning the the Northern Nitro Jam with the Amsoil Pro Am Series are seven different Sportsman classes all competing to be the IHRA World Champion in their respective catergory.

 

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 or $25 at the gate and Saturday advanced price is $25 or $30 at the gate.  Children 6-12 are just $10 each day, 5 and under are free.

 

Funny Car Nat

 

 

11th ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY DISCOUNT TIRE ~ September 11-12, Friday & Saturday

Dom Lagana will return in his 330 MPH Top Fuel Dragster!

This popular event features a "Blast from the Past" with an eight-car qualified field of Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car, four Nostalgia Nitro Fuel Altereds, AA Gassers, Great Lakes Gassers. This event will be capped off with the legendary Jet Truck of Bob Motz.

Friday adult tickets purchased in advance are $10 or $15 at the gate, children ages 6-12 are only $5 and children under six are free.

Saturday adult tickets purchased in advance are $19 or $25 at the gate, children ages 6-12 are $5 in advance or only $7 at the gate and children under six are free.

Funny Car 1

 

AMSNOW & SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT PRESENTED BY AEROQUIP AND BIKE MANIA ~ September 26-27, Saturday & Sunday

On track activities will feature the Aeroquip Outlaw Sled Series featuring seven-second snowmobiles, Pro Stock Snowmobiles, as well as several sportsman classes for snowmobiles and motorcycles on Saturday and Sunday.  Friday will consist of an open test and tune.

Adults are $12 each day, children ages 6-12 are $5 each day, children five and under are FREE.

Amsnow

9TH ANNUAL FALL BUG RUN ~ October 4, Sunday

Exclusive VW event featuring beautiful car show, swap meet, vendors and VW drag racing. Gates open at 7am to vendors only, all others gates open at 9am, time trials begin at 10am, race starts at 12 noon, 2:30 car show awards announced, car show winners parade at 3 pm. Adult tickets are $12, children ages 6-12 are only $5. No extra fees for vendors or to participate in the swap meet or car show.


Ron Easton