Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:24:46 AM
The 2013 Champion Awards Banquet was
a great celebration this past Saturday night! Thank you to
all who came and enjoyed this great night. Congratulations to
all of our champions and special award winners! Champions are
Dave Lorentz-Top ET, Jeff Green-Modified, Don Kinney III (not
pictured)-Street, Zach Barr-Advanced Jr. Dragster and Aaron
Falor-Beginner Jr. Dragster. Special award winners are Cory
Lamb-Hard Luck Award, Jeff Green-Sportsman of the Year, Kevin
Groeneveld-Most Improved Driver of the Year, Carly Truhler-Jr.
Dragster Driver of the Year and Samuel Peterson-Rookie of the
Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:02:57 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
is pleased to announce the Inaugural Import vs. Domestic Showdown
to be contested on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, 2014.
This event will feature a Quick 16, Quick 32, FWD class, Bracket
classes and a Car Show. Special guest appearance by Geronimo
Racing and music guests Orquesta Tradicion.
Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 12:18:53 PM
The 2013 Lane
Automotive/ Aeroquip Bracket Racing Champion Awards Banquet will be
held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the beautiful Crossroads
Conference Center in Grand Rapids north of the track on highway US
This year's banquet has been moved to a Saturday evening to
better accommodate the guests who attend this exciting
Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:15:42 PM
Discount 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).
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 4:40:35 PM
As you can see winter is in full
force. However, inside US 131 Motorsports Park's office there
has been much work taking place. The 2014 schedule has been
released and fans, sponsors and racers will be pleased with the
many new events that have been added to this year's racing season
schedule. Get out your calendar and write down the
events you plan to experience, and it is an experience! We can
hardly wait to see you at The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 1:11:32 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 9:11:34 AM
Happy New Year to
you! May you be blessed with good health, happiness and
prosperity all through the New Year. We have many new
exciting events and the return of some spectacular
ones planned for 2014. We look forward to seeing you at
The Fastest Track in Michigan!
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 11:03:22 AM
Christmas Greetings from the staff of US 131 Motorsports
Park. May you enjoy this beautiful Christmas season. It
will be a gorgeous white Christmas here at US 131 MSP. Thank
you for your support and we look forward to seeing you in 2014!
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 3:42:20 PM
Want to give
or receive the perfect gift? Give something they will love
and can experience! It's the ideal size, very convenient and
we have many for your budget. A US 131 Motorsports Park Gift
Certificate! Just send us a message or call the office from
9am-4pm Monday-Friday 269.672.7800. Gift Certificates are
good all year in 2014. Happy shopping!
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 4:52:16 PM
Enjoy your Thanksgiving
Day! We are thankful for our staff members, sponsors, racers
and race fans. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:06:57 AM
Today, Monday, November 11 we honor
all of America's veterans. Thank you for your loyal
dedication and service. Thank you to your family and friends
who also make sacrifices while you are serving our great country.
God bless you!
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - 2:04:10 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park once again,
proving it offers something to everyone, has added the return of
the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford and Mega Mopar Action. All
these events are comprised of the Manufacturer Series which has 33
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 11:32:22 AM
Motor City Mafia and Slouch
Productions presents Nightmare on 12th Street Grudge
Race next Saturday, October 5 at US 131 MSP. Gates
open at 9am with grudge racing starting at 11am. General
admission pricing is just $20, children 10 and under are
free. Tech cards for running on the track are $45.
Please note that this event is a Grudge racing event.
Unlike US 131 MSP regular bracket races or Test &
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 11:04:26 PM
Eaton Corporation recently announced it will again feature
Aeroquip performance products with its title sponsorship role at
the third annual combined Michigan Snowmobile Association's Snow
Show & Swap Meet and the American Snowmobiler magazine's Super
Sled Shootout and Bike Mania. Power for the entire outdoor
show will be provided exclusively by Yamaha Generators.
Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:04:21 PM
US 131 Motorsports Park
dominated the Division 5 Summit Racing Equipment Team Finals
presented by Amsoil held this past weekend. For the
second consecutive year Team US 131 won against five other tracks
in competition. Not only did they win the
championship they also took the wins in three classes, Top ET,
Bernie VanderPloeg, Modified, Louie Hall, Street, Dan Smith and
finishing with a runner-up in the Jr. Dragster class was
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:38:09 AM
This weekend September 12-15, the Summit Racing
Equipment Team Finals presented by Amsoil will be held at US
131 Motorsports Park. There will be six teams competing
against one another and only one track will hold the title of the
Thunder Team Finals Champion. Last year's champions were Team
US 131 Motorsports Park who dominated the field and that's what
they are shooting for again this weekend.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:12:00 PM
Michigander Shawn Bowen,
driving his family's "Violator" Firebird AA/FC, won the Mickey
Thompson Tires DragRacingOnline.com AA/FC
Challenge during the 9th Annual Funny Car Nationals held Sept. 6-7
at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:11:37 PM
This past Saturday night during the
9TH Annual Funny Car Nationals presented by Discount
Tire there was a moment filled with much excitement and
disappointment as there were 20 US 131 Motorsports Park racers all
hoping to win the brand new racing engine, valued at $20,000,
courtesy of Engine Pro presented by Pro-Filer Performance Products,
assembled by Performance Engineering and others but there could
only be one winner.
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 11:29:42 AM
This Sunday, September 8, US 131 Motorsports Park
will host the March of Dimes Bikers for Babies. The March of
Dimes raises awareness on premature babies and prevention.
Riders from all over southwest Michigan will converge at Martin for
a terrific catered meal by Texas Roadhouse, live music, silent
auction, vendors and drag racing. Only $20 to enter into the
event and $10 to drag race. Come and support this fun event
with a cause.
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:23 PM
This 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.
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 12:31:12 PM
This 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
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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:36:13 PM
The 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
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 8:48:13 AM
The 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
Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 10:27:25 PM
With 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.
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 8:25:05 AM
US 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
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
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 8:18:01 AM
This 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.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:07:54 PM
This 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
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.
Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013 - 2:36:53 PM
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.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:18:12 PM
This 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
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.
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:35:13 AM
Just 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
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."
Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 8:27:03 PM
From 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
Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2013 - 9:42:41 AM
The 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.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 10:09:40 AM
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.
Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 9:55:01 AM
There 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.
Posted: Monday, August 05, 2013 - 5:54:11 PM
There 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
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
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:22:23 PM
This 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
Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 9:34:31 AM
A 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.
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
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
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.
Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:35:28 PM
Friday, 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.
Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:47:03 AM
This 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.
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.
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
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 1:36:35 PM
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
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.
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 5:40:31 PM
Not For the Faint of Heart ~ Author
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
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
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.
Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 3:57:26 PM
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
Posted: Friday, May 03, 2013 - 2:09:50 PM
US 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.
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:14:29 AM
The 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.
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.
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
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."
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:58:11 PM
May 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.
Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 6:24:25 PM
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 -
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.
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 3:54:12 PM
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
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.
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:11:37 AM
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.
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.
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!
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
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:39:58 AM
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 10:07:41 PM
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 email@example.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
The complete list of winners and prizes are listed here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 - 10:53:09 PM
US 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
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 3:04:54 PM
Happy 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!
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:10:41 AM
US 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 email@example.com to place
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 8:25:29 AM
Today 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
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.
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:07:55 PM
World Finals weekend LIVE on IHRA.com
Sportsman Spectacular, Summit SuperSeries, Tournament of
Champions all live! Watch Rick Baad from Mattawan and
reigning 2012 US 131 MSP track champion compete for the Summit
Superseries Championship in Box ET. We wish you well
NORWALK, Ohio~ Thanks to a collaborative effort between the
International Hot Rod Association and Motor Mania TV, the IHRA is
pleased to announce that the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World
Finals from Memphis International Raceway will be broadcast live on
IHRA.com the weekend of October 12-14.
Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 11:23:40 AM
6th Annual Fall Bug Run on Sunday was once again met
with perfect blue skies, bright sunshine and beautiful leaves
displaying autumn's brightest colors. Many Volkswagen
cars, buggies and buses came out to enjoy Michigan's only exclusive
VW event hosting a car show, swap meet, new parts vendors and drag
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:18:20 PM
Motorsports Park hosted the Division 5 Thunder Summit Team Finals
presented by AMSOIL and Moser Engineering over the weekend,
welcoming five teams to the Michigan facility. Host team U.S. 131
Motorsports Park won the overall team standings by a whopping 35
points over Grand Bend Motorplex, while Rick Baad (Top), Mark
Gubinski (Mod) and Ryan Paquette (Junior) advanced to the Summit
SuperSeries World Championships in Memphis in October.
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 9:09:37 AM
past Saturday night during the 8th Annual Flagstar Bank
Funny Car Nationals there was a moment filled with much
excitement and disappointment as there were 20 racers all hoping to
win the brand new racing engine courtesy of Engine Pro, Dart
Machinery, Performance Engineering and others but there could only
be one winner.
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:39:16 PM
and remember the civilians, firefighters, policemen, military
personnel and the like who experienced first-hand the tragedy of
events that assaulted America 11 years ago. We now know this
as 9/11. May the Lord bless and protect America!
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:39:20 PM
After the completion of the final Lane Automotive Bracket Series
during this past weekend's 8th Annual Flagstar Bank Funny Car
Nationals, places were finalized and set for the team that will
represent US 131 MSP at this weekend's Thunder Team Finals event
that is hosted here at US 131. Please click "read more" to see
names of racers that will be representing and competing during this
prestigious event and for the complete schedule.
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 6:29:09 PM
This Saturday night 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.
Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 11:06:21 AM
This weekend's 8th
Annual Flagstar Bank Funny Car Nationals will be a Blast from
the Past. With numerous Nostalgia Nitro Funny Cars, Nostalgia
Alcohol Funny Cars, Nitro Fueled Altereds and the Great Lakes
Gassers this event is one where fans will experience the good ol'
days just like fans did in the 1960's and '70's. Pure nitro
and nostalgia racing at its best!
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 12:59:20 PM
ShowDown in Motown presented by Lil Tony is Martin's largest
Grudge Race yet! This Saturday's race features four shootout
races. Gates open at 1:00pm on the track from 3:00-12
midnight. Admission is $15, children 10 & under $5.
Bouncy House for our youngest guests will be available!