Plus Triple Engine Jet Truck, Jet Dragsters, Nostalgia Funny Cars and Dragsters

August 1, 2019

MARTIN, Mich. – Larry Dixon is one of the most successful drag racers on the planet, a second-generation Top Fuel driver and three-time NHRA World Champion who’s driven for some of the most prominent names in the sport including Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, Alan Johnson and Australian racing czar Santo Rapisarda.

If you want to see Dixon race this season, though, the only place to do so is at Michigan’s fastest track, US 131 Motorsports Park.

His competition license indefinitely suspended by the NHRA in a dispute that compelled him to file a lawsuit seeking legal relief, Dixon will take advantage of US 131’s affiliation with the rival IHRA to participate Aug. 9-10 in the track’s annual Northern Nationals.

Dixon will duel with track record-holder Dom Lagana of Scarsdale, NY, veteran Pat Dakin of Dayton, Ohio and the IHRA’s all-time biggest winner, Clay Millican of Drummonds, Tenn., in a four-car showdown in which the all-time records for the quarter-mile distance (4.420 seconds by Michigan native Doug Kalitta on May 23, 2004 in Chicago and 338.35 miles per hour by Lagana on Aug. 12, 2017 at US 131) likely will be in jeopardy.

In addition to the Top Fuel dragsters, the event also will feature Jerry McCart’s triple jet engine “Home Wrecker” Ford truck, the Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters driven by Michigan native Elaine Larsen and Marine Corps vet DeWayne Hill, eight nostalgia front-engine Top Fuel dragsters, nostalgia nitro Funny Cars and eight nostalgia alcohol Funny Cars.

Adult tickets purchased in advance at www.us131msp.com are $15 Friday and $30 Saturday.  That’s $5 off the price at the gate.  Children 6-12 are $10 each day. Children five and under are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.