Drag Racing, Bike Rodeo, Concert Highlight AMRA Michigan Nationals


MARTIN, Mich. – What happens when America’s most iconic motorcycle manufacturer hooks up with Michigan’s fastest racetrack?  That’s a question to be answered this weekend when US 131 Motorsports Park plays host to the AMRA All-Harley Michigan Nationals.


Harley-Davidsons of every shape, size and description, from off-the-assembly-line stock models to the wildly erratic Pro Fuel bikes, will compete for points and prize money on the quarter mile racecourse while, off the track, fans can catch the Harley bike rodeo, the biker build-off competition and, on Saturday night, live music from Crossroads Resurrection.


It’s all Harleys, all-the time starting with an open test-and-tune session from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, qualifying starting at 12 noon Saturday and single elimination racing beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.


Adult admission for the three days is $35.  Single day tickets are $15 and a Saturday-Sunday combo is $25.  Children 6-12 are $5 per day.


Point leader Dennis Fisher of Dayton, Ohio, will lead a field of 200 mile per hour Pro Fuel bike riders that also is expected to include Gary Stroud of Valparaiso, Ind., winner last month at Bowling Green, Ky., former series champion Rocky Jackson of Youngsville, La., and James Hoffman of Edwardsburg, Mich.


In Funny Bike, Billy Jackson, known to Harley rivals as “Billy Jack,” will resume his points duel with Rich Vreeland of Bloomsburg, Pa.


The host state’s best shot at a title could come in Pro Mod where Clayton Danford of Wyoming is expected to battle point leader Ryan Oehler of Bloomsburg, Ill.  Champions also will be crowned in Super Gas, Pro Gas, Super Comp, Super Pro, Modified, Street, Hot Street and Outlaw Street classes.ProFuel