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DON'T MISS THIS PERFECT GIFT

Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:46:57 AM

Motz _Best2US 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.

 

CHAMPIONS AWARDS BANQUET ANNOUNCED

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.

A TIME OF THANKSGIVING

Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:35:05 PM

Give -thanksHappy 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!

IHRA ANNOUNCES RETURN TO SPORTSMAN NATIONAL EVENT DRAG RACING

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.

IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO 2015 LANE BRACKET SERIES

Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:23:09 PM

Lane DecalThe 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 safety. 

HONORING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:22:08 PM

Veterans Day 2Thank 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!

 

WHITEHEAD FAMILY IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

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.

CHAMPION AWARDS BANQUET ANNOUNCED

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 info@us131msp.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.

GREAT GIFT IDEAS

Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:43:32 AM

Christmas GiftsNot 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 info@us131msp.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 season.

 

SATURDAY TEST & TUNE

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 8. 

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.

8th ANNUAL BUG RUN RESULTS

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."

8TH ANNUAL FALL BUG RUN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 7:26:26 PM

Fall Bug RunThe 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. 

INAUGURAL FUN FORD EVENT SUCCESSFUL

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:50:32 PM

FordToday'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 Muscle.   

 

 

SEASON ENDING BRACKET RACE WINNERS

Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:22:49 AM

A2The 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. 

FUN FORD EVENT THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:01:53 PM

Fun Ford Weekend LogoAnother 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. 

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

Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:01:28 PM

MoneyUS 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 trials 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.

FRIDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE WITH MONSTER MIDNIGHT MADNESS

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.

NITRO JAM RETURNS TO US 131 MSP IN 2015

Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:07:28 AM

Nitro Jam SeriesNORWALK, 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.

MSA SNOW SHOW/AMSNOW SLED SHOOTOUT THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:35 AM

IMG_2644This 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 well.

DRO FUNNY CAR NATIONALS RESULTS

Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:47:16 AM

DM_Wayne Mellinger -Candies -aafcThe 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.   

 

 



TEAM US 131 EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT TITLE

Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:10:56 PM

Bracket Finals 2014US 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 race. 

IHRA SUMMIT TEAM FINALS THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 9:47:10 AM

Division _5 LogoThis 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. 

FUNNY CAR NATIONALS FEATURES DRAGRACINGONLINE.COM AA/FC CHALLENGE

Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 1:48:28 PM

Bowen DROThe 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 Challenge.

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.

ENGINE PRO ENGINE GIVEAWAY THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 1:01:46 PM

EPracingThe 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.



10th ANNUAL FUNNY CAR NATIONALS PRESENTED BY DISCOUNT TIRE

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 8:35:11 AM

Funny Car 1The 10th 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 Dragster!

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY TEST & TUNE

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 your vehicle. 

AMRA HARLEY DRAGS THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:03:59 PM

Nitro Harley 2This 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.

2014 LANE AUTOMOTIVE CHAMPIONS DETERMINED

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:55:59 PM

Lane DecalIn 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. 

LUCKY 13 RACING PROGRAM RETURNS THIS FRIDAY

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 4:36:22 PM

True StreetAttention 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.

 

 

 

GREAT RACING AND CROWDS AT NITRO JAM

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 6:00:57 PM

Ihra CrowdBest. 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.

 

QUALIFYING FOR NITRO JAM FILLED WITH EXCITEMENT

Posted: Saturday, August 09, 2014 - 3:18:02 PM

US-131-HintzOn 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.

 

 

JET DRAGSTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2014 - 4:10:13 PM

Jet GirlsThe 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.



TOP FUEL, PRO STOCK HIGHLIGHT OF IHRA NORTHERN NATIONALS

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 2:35:17 PM

MartinIf 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.

7TH ANNUAL SUMMER BUG RESULTS

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014 - 4:37:31 PM

ASIBug RunThe 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 well. 

 

 

7TH ANNUAL SUMMER BUG RUN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:58:42 PM

Bug Run Flyer 2014US 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.

3RD ANNUAL BERGER CHEVROLET RACERS' REUNION

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:04:11 PM

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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 events. 

 

 

WED TEST & TUNE, FRI MONSTER MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 3:18:57 PM

Monster Energy Logo 2ChrzThis 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 competing.

 

DRAG RACING ICON WILL BE MISSED

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 operator. 

FUN FORD EVENT RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 28

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 6:39:35 AM

Fun Ford Weekend LogoDue 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 event.

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 10:37:14 PM

AmericaHappy 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!

 

SATURDAY TWO BRACKET RACES

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 3:41:25 PM

Lane DecalThis 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.

WEDNESDAY TEST & TUNE

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 drinks.

Gates open at 5pm, gate admission is only $10 and $25 to test your vehicle.

WORLD'S QUICKEST PRO MODS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 11:46:48 AM

De Cerbo &AuxierPDRA 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 points series.

LANE BRACKET SERIES DOUBLE RACE THIS SATURDAY

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 5:52:28 PM

Lane DecalThis 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.

FAST SPRING NATIONALS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 2:10:54 PM

Fast RacesThis 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. 

 

B93 BIRTHDAY BASH THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2014 - 12:43:36 PM

BBash 2014This 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. 

NIGHT OF THUNDER ROCKED SUPER CHEVY SHOW

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - 8:40:48 AM

A May 10_18463For 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. 

 

PMRA RACERS SAW FIRST TIME WINNERS

Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 4:20:18 PM

Adler, Positano, and Catanzaro claim wins during Super Chevy Show at US 131

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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.

 


FIVE CARS TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 5:27:12 PM

Jet DragsterU.S. 131 Motorsports Park's Super Chevy Weekend opened Friday night, and once the smoke lifted from a busy session of professional qualifying runs, it became clear that hot rod heaven has come to Martin Dragway.  Check out five cars you just have to see as Super Chevy continues today and concludes Sunday. 

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SUPER CHEVY SHOW KICKS OFF WITH CRUISE

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:40 AM

2014.SCS.Lingenfelter MediaThe 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.

SUPER CHEVY/NIGHT OF THUNDER RACER SCHEDULE

Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:10:34 AM

PMRARacers 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.  

SUPER CHEVY SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 12:53:18 PM

ChevyThe 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 more. 

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.

NIGHT OF THUNDER NEXT WEEKEND

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:41:50 AM

A March 2013_13009This 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 ¼ mile.

GREAT GM CAR SHOW TONIGHT AT MENARD'S

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 2:54:27 PM

Photo 2There was 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.


 

TOP ET BRACKET RACERS

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 classes. 



BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR MOPARS AT MARTIN

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:18 PM

Mopar 131Beautiful 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.

 

 

 



FRIDAY NIGHT TEST & TUNE OPEN

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 12:41:09 PM

MoparAs 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 Sunday. 

 

 

 

MOPARS AT MARTIN THIS SUNDAY

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:36:24 PM

Mega Mopar Action _CrowdsThis 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. 

MENARD'S CAR SHOW POSTPONED

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!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 11:31:32 PM

Mothers DayHappy 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. Ford

 

 

POPULAR THUNDER NATIONALS MOVED TO NEW DATE

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2014 - 11:57:46 AM

BlossumThe 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." 

ATTENTION GM AND MOPAR CAR OWNERS

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!

BRACKET POINTS STARTED LAST SATURDAY

Posted: Monday, May 05, 2014 - 3:26:28 PM

May1Last Saturday 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 race!

MEGA MOPAR ACTION EVENT AT MARTIN

Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 3:47:59 PM

Mega Mopar Action _CrowdsSave 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. 

BRACKET POINTS RACING STARTS SATURDAY

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 8:50:51 AM

US 131 Revision

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.

TRACK RECORDS AT IMPORT VS DOMESTIC SHOWDOWN

Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 9:20:07 AM

ImportsThis 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 weekend.
 
Full event details will be posted soon.

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. 

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

Christmas

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.