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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.

 

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

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 8:25:05 AM

MoneyUS 131 Motorsports Park will be hosting a $2000.00 to win race in Top ET & Modified this Saturday, August 24 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 Modified, Top ET, Street and the Aeroquip Performance Outlaw Limited Street Series.    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.

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.

2ND ANNUAL BERGER CHEVROLET RACERS' REUNION

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 2:36:53 PM

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This Saturday, August 17 is the 2nd Annual Berger Chevrolet Racers' Reunion at US 131 Motorsports Park.   This year's coordinator, Jim Luiken's, has made significant enhancements to the day's events. 

 

 

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.

WEDNESDAY TEST & TUNE

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 - 7:37:10 AM

This Wednesday, July 24 is an open Test & Tune from 6pm-10pm.  Gates open at 5pm, $1 hotdogs at the US 131 Grill until 8pm, only $10 to watch and $25 to test your vehicle.  As always the track staff is on hand to explain any racing terms and racing procedures. 

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.  

BRACKET POINTS RACING AND OUTLAW SLEDS START SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:36:35 PM

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This Saturday, June 1, marks the fifth bracket race of the year 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 Advnced Jr. Dragster.  An added feature this week is the Aeroquip Outlaw Sled Series, which will also be contested this Saturday.  This is a great chance to see snowmobiles on asphalt racing competitively.

DOUBLE LANE BRACKET RACE W/MIDWEST SPORTSMAN SERIES

Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:05:44 AM

With this weekend's celebration of Memorial Day, US 131 Motorsports Park has planned a Lane Automotive Bracket Bonanza. This weekend will kick off with a Friday night Test& Tune from 6pm-11pm open to everyone, Saturday will consist of two separate bracket races. The Midwest Top Sportsman will also be competing in a separate race on Saturday.

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.

 

 

6TH ANNUAL SPRING BUG RUN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 - 2:09:50 PM

Bug Run PCUS 131 Motorsports Park hosts its 6th Annual Spring Bug Run presented by B&L Sand Toys this Sunday, May 5, 2013.  This exclusive VW event 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. The North Coast VW Drag Racing Association will also be competing.  Racers may also enter into a Gambler's Race or just have fun driving down "The Fastest Track in Michigan" with fun runs for $10.

 

 

 

 

 

30TH ANNUAL THUNDER NATIONALS GEARING UP

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:14:29 AM

PMRAThe Thunder Nationals on May 10-11 will be the first stop for PMRA, Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and PBSS drag race series.  The 2013 season gets underway with the Thunder Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park for the Pro Modified Racing Association, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series.

This will be the second trip for the three drag race series at the popular Michigan quarter-mile facility. Last year Jack Grainy of North Tonawanda, NY won the PMRA race over Eric Latino of Whitby, Ontario. The Martin race will be the start of the PMRA's ninth season of Pro Modified action.

SUNDAY TEST & TUNE, NOT SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 9:25:14 AM

Due to the large amount of rainfall the track has received and that is still expected to come, Test & Tune will be moved from Saturday to Sunday, April 21.  The gates will open at 9am for ATI appointments and track time will be from 12 noon- 6pm.  Gate admission is only $10 and $25 to make as many runs as you would like during track time.

PERSEVERANCE

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 1:02:26 PM

Perseverance: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties or opposition : steadfastness. That was the track staff and racers tjhis past Sunday, April 14, at the track! Thank you to all who came out to what turned out to be a beautiful day at the track!

TEST & TUNE THIS SUNDAY, NOT SATURDAY

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 9:14:38 AM

With the cold temperatures and precipitation forecasted for this Saturday, April 13, US 131 Motorsports Park management has decided to move Saturday's Test & Tune to Sunday, April 14.  "The temperature is expected to still be at the freezing point at 12 noon on Saturday,"  stated Jason Peterson General Manager of US 131 MSP.  Peterson continued, "With the forecasted temperatures being 12-20 degrees warmer on Sunday this would make conditions more enjoyable."

APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS

Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:58:11 PM

BlossumMay is going to be busting with blooms, parachute blooms, during the Thunder Nationals May 10-11!  We are looking forward to being on the track again this Saturday from 12 noon-6 pm. Only $10 to watch and $25 to make as many runs as you can.

THE TRACK IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 6:24:25 PM

TodayUS 131 Motorsports Park officially opened its track today, Saturday, April 6, a day that track staff, racers and fans have been counting down for months.  The skies were overcast and there was a terrific tail wind that made for great racing times on the track. 

The track will be open each Saturday in April from 12 noon- 6 pm.  Adult admission is only $10, children ages 6-12 $5 and children under six are free.  Racers can make as many runs as they like for only $25 from 12 noon - 6pm. 

RACING THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 8:09:05 AM

US 131 Motorsports Park will open this Saturday, April 6 with its first Test & Tune of the season.  Many have been counting down the days until the track opens and this Saturday's weather is forecasted to have a high temperature near 60.  Gate admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, children under six are free.  Anyone can make runs down The Fastest Track in Michigan for only $25 from 12 noon-6 pm. 

RUSSELL WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:54:12 PM

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Fellow racer Greg Russell of Ravenna, MI lost his short battle with lung cancer.   Russell and his wife, Maureen, were loyal racers who always shared a smile with others.  They were both well liked and Greg be missed both on the track and off. 

RACING NEXT SATURDAY

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:00:51 PM

Open racing starts next Saturday, April 7, with Test & Tune and at the time of this writing the weather is predicted to be beautiful!  With temperatures expected to be in the 50's and up Michiganders will be out and on the track.  Gates open at 11am, with open track time from 12 noon- 6pm.  Gate admission is only $10 for adults, children ages 6-12 are only $5 and under six are free.  Tech cards are $25 for unlimited time runs from 12-6pm.

RACING STARTS IN 17 DAYS

Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:11:37 AM

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It's official today is the first day of Spring.  Even though it is still snowing in Southwest Michigan folks at US 131 Motorsports Park are counting down the days until racing starts.  Racing starts in only 17 days to be exact. 

Jason Peterson US 131 MSP General Manager stated, "This time last year the temperatures were in the 80's and we were able to open the track early.  However, we all know that this is Michigan and we look forward to April."  US 131 MSP will host its first Open Test & Tune to anyone on Saturday, April 6 from 12 noon- 6pm.  Gate admission is only $10 for adults and racers are $25 to come and run their vehicles down "The Fastest Track in Michigan!"  Open Test & Tune is held each Saturday in April from 12 noon-6pm.  The track's first large event is slated for May 10-11 the Thunder Nationals where fans will be treated to 300+ miles per hour Top Fuel Dragsters and the "Queen of Diamonds" Jet Dragster.

US 131 MSP LAUNCHING MOBILE APP

Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2013 - 10:40:55 PM

In keeping with the latest technology for its customers, US 131 Motorsports Park is launching its Official US 131 Motorsports Park Mobile App.  This free mobile app can be used with any smart device by Android and Apple users.

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SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 17, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:10:22 PM

The Second Annual US 131 Dragway Racers' Reunion is going to be held on Saturday, August 17th, 2013 at the US 131 Motorsports Park. Many exciting new details will be announced in the coming weeks and months. But for now, just save the date!

RACER POINTS ENTRY, PIT SPOTS AND ATI SIGN UP HAS BEGUN

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:31:43 PM

US 131 Motorsports Park will kick off its 2013 season in six weeks from this Saturday, February 23 with an open Test & Tune.   Racers may now sign up to enter the Lane Automotive Bracket Series points program, reserve their annual pit spot and/or sign up for the ATI, Advanced Technical Inspection appointments.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:39:58 AM

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We love drag racing, our racers, fans, sponsors and glad you are a part of US 131 Motorsports Park.  We look forward to seeing you this year!

RACING ONLY EIGHT WEEKS AWAY

Posted: Friday, February 08, 2013 - 3:04:12 PM

Even though it looks like this at The Fastest Track in Michigan today, we will be racing in only eight weeks on Saturday, April 6 from 12 noon-6 pm.  Be sure to make plans to see Top Fuel Dragsters at the Thunder Nationals on May 10-11.  Tickets are now on sale.

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AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE SPONSORS NEW OUTLAW LIMITED STREET SERIE

Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 10:05:46 AM

US 131 Motorsports Park is pleased to announce that Aeroquip Performance will be the exclusive sponsor of a three race series for the 2013 racing season.  "We were looking for ways to diversify our racing activities here at US 131 Motorsports Park," stated General Manager Jason Peterson.   "The heads-up racing across the country is in various stages of popularity, in an effort to appeal to the largest number of not only local racers, but racers that are willing to travel 2-3 hours we feel that the Outlaw Limited Street class best fits", said Peterson.

RACING STARTS IN NINE WEEKS

Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2013 - 5:53:53 PM

No need to feel like the picture depicted on these butterflies.  Punxsutawney Phil, America's most famous groundhog, did NOT see his shadow today.  Either way we'll be racing in NINE weeks!

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2nd ANNUAL RACER REUNION

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 10:11:16 PM

US 131 Motorsports Park celebrated its 50th Anniversary last year which included a Racer Reunion with Martin racers from the 60's-90's.  It was a historic moment with many memories shared, bench racing and show cars exhibited.  With the success of the Reunion the 2nd Annual Racer Reunion is being planned now.  Stay tuned for details on how you can see a part of Martin's living history.

2012 SPECIAL AWARDS FOR LANE AUTOMOTIVE BRACKET SERIES

Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 5:14:51 PM

Each season the racers that participated in the Lane Automotive Bracket Series vote for their peers for special awards for the past racing season.  With the banquet approaching quickly it is again time to let the voting commence.  As in past years racers are going to be able to vote for one racer in the following areas: Sportsman of the Year, Most Improved Racer, Most Improved Jr Dragster Racer of the Year and Hard Luck.  Click Here To Vote 

Be sure to get your tickets for the February 1st banquet by calling the office at 269-672-7800 Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm.  The cost is just $30 per person and includes a fun-filled evening with a delicious meal.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 12:00:32 PM

May you all have a blessed New Year filled with good health, happiness, and safe racing! We look forward to seeing you at The Fastest Track in Michigan!

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CHAMPIONS AWARDS BANQUET ANNOUNCED

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:59:35 AM

The 2012 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids just north of the track on US 131.  Immediately next to the Conference Center you will find a terrific Holiday Inn Express & Suites with an indoor water park and great amenities which includes a complimentary hot breakfast.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OURS TO YOURS

Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 10:07:41 PM

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 9:50:55 PM

On 12/12/12 US 131 Motorsports Park started a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway for their friends both on Facebook and those without Facebook accounts who emailed info@us131msp.com and signed up for this fun Giveaway.  Winners were chosen randomly and given fun prizes each day.

We appreciate all those who played and encourage everyone to look for more fun ways to enjoy US 131 Motorsports Park all year long.

The complete list of winners and prizes are listed here:

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:12:35 AM

The 12 days of Christmas giveaways starts on 12/12/12.  To be eligible please go to our Facebook page and "like" us.  If you do not have a Facebook page send an email to info@us131msp.com with the subject 12 Days.  We will announce the winners each day.  No need to send more than one email and if you are on Facebook please do not send us an email for the giveaways because duplicate entries will not be accepted.

Have a fun and enjoy this Christmas season from your friends at US 131 Motorsports Park!

PEARL HARBOR DAY

Posted: Friday, December 07, 2012 - 7:59:28 AM

December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day when we remember all those who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  God bless the family and friends who were left behind.

2013 SCHEDULE RELEASED AND TICKETS ON SALE NOW UP TO 30% OFF

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:53:09 PM

Cyber MondayUS 131 Motorsports Park has released its 2013 schedule and once again there is something for everyone.  Race fans will want to mark their calendars for big events such as the Thunder Nationals on May 10-11, Nitro Jam on August 9-10 and the Funny Car Nationals on September 6-7.  The Lane Automotive Bracket Series, Wednesday and Friday Night Test & Tune as well as other special events are scheduled. 

Order your tickets now and save up to 30% on all special events.  Click Here

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING

Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:04:54 PM

Give -thanksHappy Thanksgiving to all of our racers, sponsors and drag racing fans.  We are thankful for this past year and look ahead to the 2013 season.  We look forward to seeing you at The Fastest Track in Michigan!

PERFECT GIFTS AVAILABLE

Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:10:41 AM

PresentsUS 131 Motorsports Park has the perfect gift for your special someone.  One size really does fit all! Gift certificates available for those on your Christmas list in any amount. Where else can you buy a 300+MPH gift in Michigan? USA Made. Call 269.672.7800 or email info@us131msp.com to place your order.

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 8:25:29 AM

Veterans ' DayToday we honor our veterans and the many sacrifices that they have made for our freedom in this beautiful country, America. Words cannot express our gratitude and thankfulness for each one and to their families. Thank you and may God bless America and you!

FINAL TEST AND TUNE FOR 2012 THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 1:55:35 PM

Sadly, the final event for the 2012 racing season is upon us.  Anyone can race down The Fastest Track in Michigan this Saturday, November 10th.  Open Test and Tune runs from 12 noon until 6 pm with the gates opening at 11:30 am.  Cost is $25 to race, only $10 to watch, children ages 6-12 are only $5 and children five and under are free.