Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:23:09 PM
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
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:22:08 PM
Thank 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!
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.
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
email@example.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.
Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:43:32 AM
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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."
Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 7:26:26 PM
The 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.
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:50:32 PM
Today'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
Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:22:49 AM
The 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:01:53 PM
Another 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:01:28 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park is hosting a $2000.00
to win race in Top ET & Modified this
Saturday, September 27 with Street awarding a
winning payout of $350.00. Gates will open at 9am with time
beginning at 10am 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 9:38:00 AM
Come and enjoy the last Friday night Test & Tune of the 2014
season with us this Friday. More Test & Tune events will
be run on Saturdays in October from 12 noon until 6pm, see schedule
for dates. We will also host a Monster Midnight Madness this
Friday where at 8pm the gate prices go down to $5 to watch and $15
to race until midnight! The Lucky 13 presented by HammerHead will
also take place where street cars can race for no additional fees
to win $100 cash and $50 for runner-up. Gates open at 5pm on
Friday, $25 for tech card and $10 to watch.
Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:07:28 AM
NORWALK, 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.
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:35 AM
This 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
Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:16 AM
The 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.
Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:10:56 PM
US 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
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:47:10 AM
This 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.
Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 1:48:28 PM
The 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
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.
Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 1:01:46 PM
The 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.
Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:35:11 AM
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
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
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:03:59 PM
This 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.
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:55:59 PM
In 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.
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:36:22 PM
Attention 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.
Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00:57 PM
Best. 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.
Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 3:18:02 PM
On 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.
Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 4:10:13 PM
The 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.
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:35:17 PM
If 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.
Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:37:31 PM
The 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
Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:58:42 PM
US 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.
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:04:11 PM
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
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:18:57 PM
This 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
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
Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 6:39:35 AM
Due 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
Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 10:37:14 PM
Happy 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!
Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 3:41:25 PM
This 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.
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
Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test
Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 11:46:48 AM
PDRA 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
Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:52:28 PM
This 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.
Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:10:54 PM
This 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.
Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:43:36 PM
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.
Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:40:48 AM
For 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.
Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 4:20:18 PM
Adler, Positano, and Catanzaro claim wins during Super Chevy Show
at US 131
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.
Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:27:12 PM
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:40 AM
The 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.
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:34 AM
Racers 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.
Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:53:18 PM
The 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
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.
Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:41:50 AM
This 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
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:54:27 PM
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.
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
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:18 PM
Beautiful 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.
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:09 PM
As 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
Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:36:24 PM
This 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.
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!
Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:31:32 PM
Happy 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.
Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 11:57:46 AM
The 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."
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!
Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 3:26:28 PM
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
Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:47:59 PM
Save 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.
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:50:51 AM
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.
Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:20:07 AM
This 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
Full event details will be posted
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 3:15:32 PM
This 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.
Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:35:29 PM
US 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
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 8:02:58 AM
Happy 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!
Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 7:55:47 AM
This 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:15:06 AM
As 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!
Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:24:46 AM
The 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
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:02:57 PM
US 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.
Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 12:18:53 PM
The 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
This year's banquet has been moved to a Saturday evening to
better accommodate the guests who attend this exciting
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:40:35 PM
As 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!
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 1:11:32 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:11:34 AM
Happy 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!
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:03:22 AM
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!
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 3:42:20 PM
Want 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!
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 4:52:16 PM
Enjoy your Thanksgiving
Day! We are thankful for our staff members, sponsors, racers
and race fans. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:06:57 AM
Today, 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!
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 2:04:10 PM
US 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
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:32:22 AM
Motor 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 &
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.
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:04:21 PM
US 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
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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:12:00 PM
Michigander 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:11:37 PM
This 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.
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 11:29:42 AM
This 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.