Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 8:21:27 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park
will begin the Lane Automotive Bracket Series this Saturday, April
30. This will be the first of thirteen scheduled point's races for
the 2016 season. Racers will be competing for the guaranteed purses
of $1200 to win in Top ET and Modified, $350 to win in Street and
$150 to win in both Jr. Dragster classes, Beginner and
Advanced. US 131 MSP racers are also trying to earn a coveted
spot on the 2016 Team US 131 to compete in the IHRA Thunder Team
Finals. Just as important to our competitors is the fact that all
Top ET and Modified racers will be vying for a spot to race for the
Engine Pro Engine Giveaway to be contested at the famed Funny Car
Nationals presented by Discount Tire on September 10,
Posted: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:51:49 AM
Clara Austin of Lawrence doesn't race, but she might have more
fans this season at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin than anyone
In fact, she made fans for life after what she did
Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 11:53:57 AM
Only 10 days untli the 2016 racing season is officially under way
here at "The Fastest Track in Michigan"
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 8:00:14 AM
Today, Saturday, March 12 a local racing legend and life-long
resident of Kalamazoo, Jerry Arnold will be laid to rest. Arnold
was well-known at Martin 131 Dragway and the current US 131
Motorsports Park as he started drag racing at its conception and
went on to win back-to-back championships in the Modified class in
1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976. He was not only an accomplished
racer here, but went on to win many races nationally, won national
championships and set numerous records in the NHRA.
Under many of Arnold's accomplishments, just to name a few, are
his induction into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1998.
Arnold also was a seven-time NHRA Division 3 Champion in the
Competition Eliminator class. In 2000 he earned the title of
NHRA's World Champion in that same class.
Also, to certainly be noted, he served in the Marines during the
It is evident to those who knew or heard of Jerry Arnold that he
was gifted. If you didn't know him, you have heard of him at the
track. Being a fierce competitor and well-liked by many he will be
missed. Our prayers are with his wife, Cheri and their family and
friends. This is one Champion we will never forget.
Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 4:35:26 PM
US 131 Motorsports
Park will open its gates on Saturday, April 2 for its first
open Test & Tune of the 2016 season from 12
Anyone can make as many runs as time allows for only $25 and
only $10 to watch. Children ages 6-12 are only $5 and
children under six are free.
Open Test & Tune will be held each Saturday in April with
the exception of Saturday, April 30 where US 131 MSP will host the
first Lane Automotive Bracket Series race of 2016. There are
five classes in this series where racers compete against one
another all year for the coveted track championship. The
classes are Top ET, Modified, Street, Advanced Jr. Dragster and
Beginner Jr. Dragster. Gate admission is $12, children ages
6-12 are $5 and under six are free.
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 11:20:12 AM
With the 2016 racing season quickly approaching, US 131
MSP is seeking professional candidates in the following areas on
the weekends: Race Computer Operator, Race Track Operation
and Entrance Gate Worker. We also have these positions open
for during the week and some weekends: Office Manager and Facility
Maintenance. All training is done on-site. To apply please
stop by the track office Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm or
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 11:00:31 AM
IRG Sports + Entertainment™
(IRGSE), proud portfolio company of TPG; parent company to the
International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA); one the fastest-growing
professional racing circuits globally, today, announced that Mike
Dunn has been installed as President of the IHRA organization in
advance of the complete reorganization of the company and its
various operations. Dunn, one of the most successful drivers and
team organizers in the history of motorsports, joins the IHRA after
spending the last 14 years as the face of major league professional
drag racing for ESPN.
Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 8:43:18 AM
131 Motorsports Park is becoming a destination for Jr. Dragster
racing is reflected in the fact that the track has expanded to 21
the number of racing days it will devote to drag racing's next
generation this season while at the same time adding major
sponsorship and additional benefits from Powershield
Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 9:47:56 AM
131 Motorsports Park crowner its 2015 Lane Automotive Bracket
Racing Series Champions at the Fetzner Center in Kalamazoo, MI this
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 3:16:31 PM
Happy Tiresmoke Tuesday
race fans! Looking forward to spending hot summer nights at
"The Fastest Track in Michigan" this racing season. With the
mild Michigan winter it feels like we will be back on the racetrack
We are looking forward to seeing you in 2016!
Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 9:53:05 AM
Peterson, General Manager of US 131 Motorsports Park, hasn't
exceled in racetrack management by being slow on the uptake.
So, when participation in the track's Bottom Bulb
Bash and Jr. Dragster Bonanza doubled from year one to year two, it
didn't take the former Pro Modified driver long to
typically take three-to-five years to develop to their full
potential," Peterson said, "but the Bottom Bulb Bash showed great
promise after just two and we decided it was time to take it to the
next level." Click here for
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:10:57 PM
Due to an
unexpectedly large number of entries in the Top Dragster and Top
Sportsman categories and a growing interest among local and
regional racers, a new "Bracket Bash" class has been added to the
2016 PDRA Pro Modified Series for its return to US 131 Motorsports
Park on June 10-11.
Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 9:40:24 PM
We will be honoring US 131 Motorsports Park's 2015 Champions on
Saturday, January 30, 2016. This year's banquet will be held
at the Fetzer Center on Western Michigan's campus in
Kalamazoo. The Meet and Greet Social Hour will begin at 5pm,
dinner at 6pm with the awards ceremony following.
Cost for the evening is only $32 per person. Please call the
office at 269.672.7800 Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm to make your
reservation. Space is limited, so don't delay!
Congratulations to our 2015 Champions; Top ET Champion Bill
Swain, Modified Champion Mark Howard, Street Champion Donnie Hagar,
Advanced Jr. Dragster Champion Hunter Acha and Beginner Jr.
Dragster Champion Alex Kish.
The GPS address to use for the Fetzer Center is 2350 Business
Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 5:18:21 PM
Happy New Year from US 131 Motorsports
Park! May this year be better than your last year! We hope it
is filled with good health, happiness and prosperity! We look
forward to seeing you at The Fastest Track in Michigan in 2016.
Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 5:18:11 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 9:52:04 AM
US 131 Motorpsorts
Park has been selected as a stop on the 2016 Drag Week event.
"We are very fortinate to again be able play host to this fine
event in 2016" Stated Jason Peterson GM of US 131 MSP. "This
event has grown tremendously sense the last time it was
here." The Fasterst Track in Michigan will be stop number 3
for the competitors on September 14th 2016.
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 11:02:16 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from
our racing family to yours. We take this time to tell you
that we are thankful for you! Without the support of our race
fans, sponsors, racers and US 131 MSP staff, racing at The Fastest
Track in Michigan wouldn't be what it is today. Thank you and
have a very blessed Thanksgiving!
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:56:41 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park is pleased to
announce its 2016 racing schedule packed with numerous events for
Thank you Steve Kaminski of mlive.com for making our winter seem
shorter. This gives us something to look forward to!
Read story here: http://bit.ly/1IdA4Vu.
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 9:26:13 PM
May we all remember that our freedom isn't
"free". Thank you Veterans for all that you have sacrificed
to make America beautiful. God Bless America!
Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 10:50:30 PM
Our thoughts and prayers go to the Brandon Van Walbeck family of
Vicksburg, Mich. Brandon passed away last week in a car accident.
Brandon and his father, Mark have spent many weekends at US 131 MSP
racing. Brandon is a former Jr. Dragster Champion who had graduated
to racing a full-sized dragster. Brandon had a big heart and he
will be missed. We are praying for his parents, Mark and Audrey and
their family & friends.
Friends may meet the family Friday, October 23 from 2-4pm &
6-8pm at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926
South 9th Street. A memorial service to celebrate Brandon's life
will be held at 11am on Saturday, October 24 at the Westside
Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society-Michigan Chapter.
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 11:00:11 AM
After a mid season change
in promoters, US 131 MSP will be hosting a final Lights Out at US
131 Grudge Race this Saturday Oct 10th. The weekend will kick
off with a Friday night Test & Tune gates open at 5pm on track
from 6pm until 11pm. $25 tech card, $10 for adult spectator
and children 6-12 just $5. Saturday gates open at 9am,
drivers meeting at 12 noon. $5000 to win small tire Shootout
will start at 2pm. $45 for all Grudge car entries (no
additional cost for shootout), $20 for GA adult spectator, children
12 and under Free.
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:23:25 AM
Old and New Volkswagens Take Center
Stage for Show-and-Go Festival
Volkswagen takes center stage this week at US 131 Motorsports Park
where the ninth annual Fall Bug Run celebrates "The People's Car"
with a drag race, car show, swap meet and vendors
Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:18:44 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park is
hosting a $2000.00 to win race in Top ET and Modified on the
1/8th mile this Saturday, October 3 with Street awarding
a winning payout of $350.00.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. with time trials beginning at 10 a.m.
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 and Jr. Dragsters entry fee is $25. Crew
and spectators are $12 with children ages 6-12 only $5 for
admission and children under six are free.
Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 1:36:56 PM
HALL, SHILTS, KERRIDGE
WIN BIG IN 26TH SUPER SLED SHOOTOUT
Corey Craig Only
Double-Up Winner in Racing at U.S. 131 Motorsports
MARTIN, Mich. - NHRA Pro Snowmobile standout Glenn Hall just missed
doubling up at the 26th annual AMSNOW Super Sled
Shootout presented by Aeroquip when he was beaten in final round of
the featured Pro Outlaw Eighth Mile Sunday at U.S. 131 Motorsports
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 9:30:23 PM
AMSNOW Super Sled Shootout Shares
Track with G&G Dash for Cash Bike Race
Manager Jason Peterson isn't expecting snow this week (Sept. 25-27)
at US 131 Motorsports Park, but he is expecting
26th annual AMSNOW Super Sled Shootout presented by
Aeroquip is the biggest snowmobile race in the world contested on
something other than snow or ice.
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 9:30:17 PM
With the help of an all US 131 final in Modified,
Team US 131 was able to hold off Team Grand Bend Motorplex for a
five point victory to claim the Division 5 Thunder Summit Team
Jeff Green and Brian Nap squared off in the finals of Mod for
the all US 131 team affair. Green came out on top posting a
.03 light to Nap's -.01 red light to end the race early.
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 2:46:01 PM
Motz 'Original Jet
Truck' Closes Show by Accelerating to 228 Miles Per
Funny Car driver and nitro crew chief Richard Hartman made the most
of an unexpected second chance and won the DRO Nitro Challenge
portion of the 11th annual Funny Car Nationals presented
by Discount Tire Saturday night (Sept. 12) at US 131 Motorsports
Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:27:15 AM
On Off Weekend, Hartman, Lagana Will Race Their Own Cars at US
What do big time drag racing car chiefs like Bobby Lagana and
Richard Hartman do on the rare occasions when they have a weekend
off from the NHRA Mello Yello tour?
Well, they go racing. What else? While their bosses
are relaxing this week in anticipation of the start of the NHRA's
grueling Countdown to the Championship, Lagana and Hartman will
spend Friday and Saturday racing their own cars down US 131
Motorsports Park's high-traction quarter mile during the
11th annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount
Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:43:05 PM
It may look vaguely like a 1998
Kenworth conventional with a sleeper, the kind you see for miles
and miles traveling I-94, but on closer inspection the truck Bob
Motz will drive this week during the 11th annual Funny
Car Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park on Saturday night is
much more aircraft than it is 18-wheeler.
Known simply as "The Original Jet Truck," Motz hybrid is a high
performance paradox. Part truck, part aircraft and part race car,
it has been amazing fans for more than 20 years with an exhibition
described as equal parts showmanship, power and
Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 11:03:20 AM
Former IHRA World Champions Romine, Creasy Among
US 131 Motorsports Park steps back in time this week (Sept.
11-12) with a nostalgic program that's likely to conjure up
memories of a golden era in professional drag racing when erratic
fuel altereds shared center stage with front-motored Top Fuel
dragsters and a strange new breed called Funny Cars.
The 11th annual US 131 Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount
Tire will feature representative vehicles from each of those
disciplines qualifying and racing for a single title in the DRO
Nostalgia Nitro Challenge.
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:34:31 PM
Last weekend's Inaugural Protect the Harvest Midwest
Jr. Dragster Super Series presented by Lucas Oil was a huge
success. Even with a dismal weather forecast and losing the
scheduled Saturday Pro Sportsman race due to rain, there were still
over 320 entries for this first time event.
"This is great start for this event at US 131 Motorsports
Park," stated Marketing/Media Director Stephanie Peterson.
"We typically give an event up to three years to see its potential
and we have done it with this event in its first year. We
have been blessed this year in all of our Jr. Dragster racing
classes having seen tremendous growth from previous
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:34:22 PM
This weekend, August 28-30 US 131
Motorsports Park will host its first all Jr. Dragster event as the
Inaugural Protect the Harvest Midwest Jr. Dragster Super Series
presented by Lucas Oil makes its stop in Martin. This
Inaugural event also sponsored by Torrence Racing, hosts multiple
classes for young drivers ages 7-17 years old.
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 1:17:20 PM
Three Nitro Jam racers scored a pair of victories for the
double-event weekend. The fans in the stands hung on every pass
after Jason Rupert beat the ET and mph record during Friday night
qualifying. All eyes were on every pass the remainder of the
weekend to see if he could back up his astounding 5.551 ET which is
over 1/10th of a second under the current record. As the weekend
closed, Mike McIntire is still the reigning ET and mph record
holder as Rupert could not back up his record by the mandatory 1%
within the same event the initial record is recorded.
Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 1:13:53 PM
The President's Cup
Nationals fueled by Sunoco was concluded Friday, August
7 at US 131 Motorsports Park during the Northern Nationals
presented by Aeromotive after competition was postponed due to
Tropical Storm Bill back in June at Maryland International Raceway.
Matt Bertsch picked up his first ever IHRA Ironman with a Mountain
Motor Pro Stock win.
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 4:20:16 PM
The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) will
make stop number nine on the 2015 Nitro Jam tour at US 131
Motorsports Park. Plan to be in Martin, Michigan August 7-8 to view
one of the most interesting seasons of Nitro Jam competition as
they begin the final stretch of a tight points competition in the
AMSOIL Nitro Funny Car presented by Aeromotive, Mountain Motor Pro
Stock, Crower Pro Modified, Nitro Harley, and Jet Dragster
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:09:53 PM
Nitro Jam Series, the last bastion of Mountain Motor Pro Stock
racing, returns to US 131 Motorsports Park, next
weekend August 7-8, for the IHRA Northern Nationals
presented by Aeromotive with pro championships still up for grabs
in five different classes.
Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 4:09:21 PM
improvements have been completed in time for the IHRA Northern
Nationals presented by Aeromotive August 7th-8th.
Fans and competitors for the upcoming IHRA Northern Nationals
presented by Aeromotive will be in for a treat before they even see
the first racecar thunder down "The Fastest Track in
Michigan". The two-mile stretch of road known as 12th Street
that connects the state of the art racing grounds to M-222 and US
131 highways has undergone a major paving improvement.
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:11:25 AM
Bugs, Buses and Buggies abounded at
US 131 Motorsports Park this past Sunday for the 8th
Annual Summer Bug Run. With a large swap meet, a
stunning car show, competitive drag racing and the first ever at US
131 MSP, a Bug Push, there was something for everyone at this great
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 11:59:28 AM
Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26 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 Pro Fuel drag racing, numerous drag
racing classes, a bike show, biker games, bike rodeo, swap meet,
live bands, biker build-off competition and vendors.
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2015 - 3:27:02 PM
Nap Gets Street Win for
Ford in Racing at US 131 Motorsports Park
Elkhart's Todd Strefling drove his Chevy-powered dragster
past the Ford Ranger of Matt Nap of Oshtemo Sunday to give Chevy a
narrow overall win in the American Made Muscle Showdown featuring
the top performers from the Super Chevy Show and the Ford Fun
Series at US 131 Motorsports Park.
earned the right to represent Chevrolet by outracing the 1963 Chevy
Corvette of Modified winner Stan Jones of Hamilton in a runoff
between class winners.
Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 10:04:47 AM
Super Chevy Show, Ford Fun Series
Share the Track in Rare Dual Event
weekend's Battle of the Brands at US 131 Motorsports Park should be
a bonanza for fans of the American muscle car and all its
By combining the Super Chevy Show, which was rained out on
its original date, with the annual Ford Fun Series on Sunday, the
Michigan track offers fans a rare opportunity to observe two of
America's signature brands competing side-by-side, but separately,
in the kind of competitive environment on which their legends were
Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 10:04:42 AM
131 Motorsports Park will be celebrating American Made Muscle on
July 10-12 with the Super Chevy Show Friday-Sunday and Fun Ford on
Sunday. See these two fantastic events outside of Detroit
where one can enjoy the sights and sounds of authentic American
Made Muscle cars. Saturday evening will include the 300+
miles-per-hour "Queen of Diamonds" Jet Dragster and vintage Pro
Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 3:42:55 PM
Tricia Musi Drops Narrow Decision in PDRA Top
Sportsman Final at US 131
euphoria of a record-shattering qualifying round gave way to
reality Saturday at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park where the second
annual PDRA Summer Drags proved as much a test of endurance as of
power and performance.
on Friday were part of one of the most electrifying qualifying
sessions in Pro Modified history, one in which Pat Stoken of
Eureka, Mont., became the first Pro Nitrous driver to cover the
eighth mile distance in fewer than 3.70 seconds, were greeted
Saturday by rain that, regrettably, washed away at least some of
Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:13:25 AM
903 Inch Motors Deliver Zero-to-220 MPH
Performance in One-Eighth Mile
The global impact of extreme motor racing's hottest new
format will reverberate this week (June 26-27) at US 131
Motorsports Park where drivers from as many as 25 states, four
Canadian provinces, Australia, Sweden, Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait will
convene for the fifth round of racing in the 2015 Professional Drag
Racers Association Series.
Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 10:43:29 PM
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 11:04:53 PM
This Friday and Saturday, June 19
and 20 the NPD, (Nationals Parts Depot) 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: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:56:49 PM
This Friday and Saturday, June 19-20 US 131 Motorsports Park
will host an Open Test & Tune. Anyone can come out
and race down The Fastest Track in Michigan or just spend
your evening with us. Friday Test & Tune runs
from 6pm-11pm. Racer fees are $25 and $10 to watch. Then
Monster Midnight Madness begins at 8pm until midnight where fees
drop to $15 for racers, $5 to watch. This is catered to street cars
where racers can have fun in a safe environment and stay off the
Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:33:37 AM
Unfortunately, due to the large amount
of rain, 4.8" and still counting, in the past 18 hours and with
threatening weather still occurring, Birthday Bash Day two has been
cancelled. Customers who purchased parking passes may use
them one day at next year's Birthday Bash and all purchased
reserved seats for Sunday will be refunded.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 9:57:07 PM
weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14 is the 23rd
Annual Birthday Bash at US 131 Motorsports Park. Parking
passes and free tickets are available at Gun Lake Casino in
Wayland. This is the Midwest's largest free Country Music
Festival. Saturday performances include Jake Owen, Kip Moore,
Maddie and Tae, Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr. and Jackie Lee.
Sunday includes performances from Montgomery Gentry, Frankie
Ballard, Sam Hunt, Raelynn, and Cadillac Three. Fans
must have tickets and parking passes to enter. Visit www.b93.com for full
Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:39:54 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park Super Chevy Show / Night of Thunder
Postponed by Rain Threat
The Super Chevy Show & Night of Thunder event, which was to
have been contested this weekend at US 131 Motorsports Park on May
30-31, has been postponed - not by rain or severe weather, but by
the threat thereof. And therein lies the source of track
manager Jason Peterson's frustration. "People are more than
ever making plans based on weather forecasts. It is
unfortunate that our business is so reliant on not only the "real"
weather, but also the forecasted weather. With such a nice
show planned and so many people traveling a good distance to attend
this weekend, we feel that it is in the best interest for all to
reschedule this event for later in the year."
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 11:11:57 PM
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:51:50 PM
This Saturday Slouch Productions
presents the 2nd Annual Slouch Shootout.
Reigning champion Fast Eddie will be defending his
title. There are three classes featuring Heavyweight Shootout
with $5,000 to win (free entry), Mid-West Shootout $1,000 to win
and True Middleweight Shootout is $250 buy in, winner takes
all. Entry fee for cars and bikes is $45, $20 for spectators,
children 10 and under are free. Gates are open from 9am-12
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:31:15 PM
Annual Mopars at Martin had gorgeous show cars, great drag racing
and there were some unique parts to be bought from the swap meet
sellers who came out. The day was met with beautiful weather
and a great day to be at The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Local Mopar racer John Thurston of Otsego, drove his lovely wife
Donna's 1970 Challenger into the Engine Pro Winner's Circle
winning the Street class. Thurston defeated Kyle Wanamaker of
Martin. Top/Mod combo class winner Jeff Weets from Morrison,
IL defeated Bill Meece of Plymouth, IN.
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 10:19:06 AM
Regular racer at US 131
Motorsports Park, Al Bruischart of Allegan hopes to win this
Sunday's Mopar event. See full story at mlive.com: READ MOPARS AT MARTIN.
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:18:56 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park is hosting a $2000.00
to win race in Top ET & Modified this Saturday, May
15 with Street awarding a winning payout of
$350.00. Gates will open at 11am with time trials
beginning at 12 noon 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: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:16:41 AM
This Friday, May 15 we
willl host an open Test & Tune and Monster Midnight
Madness. The gates open at 5pm, on the track at 6pm, $10 to
watch and $25 to race or test. At 8pm Monster MM
starts. It is only $5 to watch and $15 to race until 12
midnight! Those who come in before 8pm are welcome to stay
HammerHead will host the HammerHead Housing 1250 for street cars
who can race to win $100 and $50 to the runner up. This is
free to enter, is a 12.50 index class, regular tree and first round
will begin at 9pm. This replaces last year's Lucky 13 and is
sure to be fun! US 131 staff will be on hand to answer any
questions and to help with your knowledge of drag racing.
Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 9:22:49 AM
Sunday, May 17 US 131 Motorsports Park will host the 2nd Annual
Mega Mopar Series featuring a 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: Friday, May 08, 2015 - 4:20:40 PM
The 2nd Annual Import vs. Domestic event
had a full field in the Quick 32 class with 16-qualified Domestic
cars and 16-qualified Import cars. Only one would be left
standing and that was local racer Jimmer Kline of Wyoming in the Go
Fast Productions built racecar. Kline narrowly defeated Roger
Martinez of Shawnee, KS when both cars ran 7.47 elapsed time on the
quarter mile. Kline beat Martinez with a better reaction time
on the starting
Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:37:41 PM
Beautiful weather is forecasted for this
weekend's 2nd Annual Import vs. Domestic Showdown on Saturday
and Sunday, May 2-3. This event will feature racing in a
variety of classes proving there is something for
everyone. Classes that will be contested are Quick
32 Heads Up, Bracket 1, Bracket 2, King of the Streets
Motorcycle Grudge, Jr. Dragster and a Motorcycle and
Car Show. Special music guests include Somos Uno and
La Orquesta Tradicion.
Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:45:39 PM
Today's first Lane Automotive Bracket Series race was met with
chilly temperatures. Determined racers and fans came out and
were treated to great racing and warmer temperatures when the sun
came out from behind the clouds. Congratulations to all
of our winners, especially Kelly Smith of White Cloud who
earned his way into two finals. Modified winner Paul Filip of
Kalamazoo defeated Kelly Smith of White Cloud, Top ET winner Kelly
Smith of White Cloud defeated Chad Six of Eaton Rapids, Street
winner Russell Sage of Plainwell defeated Donnie Hagar of Clark
Lake, Beginner Jr. Dragster winner Tobyn Will of Welding defeated
Logan Nap of Lawton and Advanced Jr. Dragster winner Hunter Acha of
Interlochen defeated Jerin Jameson of Plainwell and Second Chance
winner Lexie Akers of Dorr defeated Paul Stewart IV of Paw Paw.
Posted: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:29:58 PM
This Saturday, April 25 is
the first Lane Automotive Bracket Series points race of the 2015
season. Along with Lane Automotive, Mr. Gasket and Aeroquip
Performance sponsor this growing bracket series with 12 races
scheduled for this year.
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:45:01 PM
This past Saturday was
the perfect day for Test & Tune. Many racers and fans
came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and drive down The Fastest
Track in Michigan! Thank you to all who came out. We
look forward to this weekend's Friday night Test & Tune and the
first Lane Automotive Bracket Series race this Saturday.
Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:33:53 PM
A frequent racer from US
131 Motorsports Park, Samuel Peterson of Richland, competed in
the second annual "Roar at the Rock" PDRA Spring Nationals in
Rockingham, NC. Peterson competed in the Top Jr.
Dragster class and took home the win and the prized
hardware. This race attracted Pro Modified drivers and
teams from 22 states, the Middle East, Sweden and Canada, but when
the tire smoke cleared Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, the two big
winners were planning to be home for dinner.
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 7:48:50 AM
Many of our racers and fans remember when Martin
Dragway, no named US 131 Motorsports Park looked like this
picture. Legends raced here for many years and legends still
return to race on "The Fastest Track in Michigan". Check out
our Special Events dates to see championship drag racing. US
131 Motorsports Park is proud to say, that after 53 years and
counting, we are still making memories. We look forward to
Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 7:27:41 AM
This Saturday, April 11 marks the second Test & Tune at US
131 Motorsports Park this year. We will be on the track from
12 noon to 6pm. This is open to anyone with a valid driver's
license. For only $25 you can race your vehicle down "The
Fastest Track in Michigan" as many times as you would like.
Gate admission for spectators is $10, children ages 6-12 are only
$5, children under six are free.
The US 131 Grill will be open serving fresh foods and a variety
of drinks. We look forward to seeing you!
Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:38:02 PM
Fans of the Super Chevy Show have three opportunities for their
cars to be featured on an episode of the new Super Chevy Show
television series that will begin airing October 2015. Each episode
will feature three segments as well as on-site recognition at the
car show awards ceremonies and a special display area, sponsored by
Duracell Automotive Batteries, Original Parts Group (OPGI) and
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:37:57 AM
This photo was taken at the IHRA Northern
Nationals Nitro Jam. Do you have a cool photo taken at The
Fastest Track in Michigan? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we
might feature you!
Happy Wheels up Wednesday!
Posted: Friday, March 06, 2015 - 11:48:33 PM
In only four weeks the first open Test
& Tune of the season is scheduled. Anyone can race
down The Fastest Trak in Michigan on Saturdays in April on the 4th,
11th & 18th. The cost is $25 for unlimited testing,
$10 to watch and children ages 6-12 are only $5.
We look forward to seeing you. Until then we will enjoy
watching the snow melt!
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 2:55:05 PM
It is that time of year again. In preparation for the
2015 Lane Automotive Bracket Series season competitors are already
signing up to secure this season's reserved pit spots, signing up
for the year-long points program and scheduling a time slot for
their Advanced Technical Inspections, ATI. These will again
be performed during each test and tune event in April.
Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 1:55:07 PM
Thank you to all who came out to honor
our Lane Automotive Bracket racers at this past Saturday night's
Champion Awards Banquet. It's always a treat to see everyone
during the winter months here in southwest Michigan. A record
amount of snowfall starting falling after Saturday's banquet.
We received nearly one foot at the track in one day!
Champions honored were Top ET
back-to-back Champion Dave Lorentz of Benton Harbor, Modified
Champion Matt Nap of Kalamazoo, Street Champion Steve Mesik of
Plainwell, was also tied for second place in the Top ET class,
finished in seventh place in Modified running in all three classes. Mesik also took
home the Sportsman of the Year award voted upon by his peers.
Advanced Jr. Dragster Champion Ally Muchler of Grass Lake, also won
Jr. Dragster Driver of the Year and Beginner Jr. Dragster Champion
Jayden Jameson of Plainwell. Jameson also was voted Rookie of
the Year by her peers. The Hard Luck award went to Rusty Baad
and Most Improved Driver went to Keenan Conner.
Posted: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 3:03:15 PM
2014 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing
Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015
at the beautiful Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids north
of the track on highway US 131. Tickets are selling
quickly. Be sure to reserve your seat by calling the office
by Thursday, January 22. Racers, crew and fans feel free
to send in your favorite pictures from the track to email@example.com.
Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:58:10 AM
Happy New Year from US 131 Motorsports Park! We are
thankful for the many gifts that we were given this past year and
look forward to this coming New Year. May you be blessed with
prosperity, good health, peace and happiness in the New Year. May
all your conflicts be resolved and your ailments be cured. May the
Lord bless you richly in all areas of your life.
Have a safe New Year and we look forward to seeing you!
Posted: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 6:45:03 PM
Love, peace and happiness ~ may all
these blessings and more be yours this Christmas season.
Merry Christmas from US 131 Motorsports Park. The Fastest
Track in Michigan!
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:46:57 AM
US 131 Motorsports Park is
pleased to announce that advanced discounted tickets are now on
sale for its two US 131 MSP produced events for the 2015 racing
season. The first event is the Super Chevy Saturday Night of
Thunder on May 30-31 and the second event is the 11th Annual Funny
Car Nationals on September 11-12.
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:45:28 AM
The 2014 Lane Automotive/Aeroquip/Mr. Gasket Bracket Racing
Champion Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015
at the Crossroads Conference Center in Grand Rapids 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.
Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:35:05 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for
our staff, racers, sponsors and drag racing
fans. Thank you for this past year.
We look forward to the 2015 season and seeing you at
The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 2:17:31 PM
The International Hot Rod Association is excited to announce
that it will be returning to national event-style drag racing for
its sportsman competitors beginning in 2015 with increased payouts,
contingency and prestige at Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series events
across North America.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
email@example.com 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: 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.