Michigan’s Fastest Track Plays Host to Drag Racing, Car Show, Food and Music~

More than $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs this weekend at Michigan’s fastest track, $10,000 of it earmarked for the those most successful in the featured Quick 32 portion of Imports vs. Domestics “Showdown Michigan” at US 131 Motorsports Park.

The two-day event doubles as a celebration of the Latin car culture with grudge races, audio contests, specialty food vendors, a car and truck show and live music.

Pro 8th and Outlaw 632 titles will be decided on the eighth-mile course with Imports vs. Domestics Quick 32 and three Index classes (8.50, 10.00 and 11.50) all running the standard quarter mile.  There also will be racing in an Open Bracket class and a Jr. Dragster class.

David Fallon Jr. of Belleville is expected to defend his Outlaw 632 title. Ryan Sammut of Port Colborne, Ontario, won last year’s Quick 32 championship when Muskegon’s Steve Morris was guilty of a final round foul.  Also expected back is David Sherbondy of Laporte, Ind., the only double-up winner ago, and his daughter, Riley, who was a Jr.  Dragster semifinalist in a race won by Alayna Thompson of Grand Haven

Gates open on both Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m.  Event times have been altered to run later in the day due to the heat.  A Friday test session will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will precede two rounds of qualifying, the first at 7 p.m. and the second qualifier following the first.  Another qualifying round, Q3 at 12 noon on Saturday and the final qualifier at 3 p.m. will set the fields for eliminations at 5 p.m.  Car show registration will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday with a “best of show” reveal at 5 pm.

Adult admission is $25 per day with children 12 and under free when, accompanied by a ticketed adult.  VIP motorhome parking is $75 for the weekend, electric pit spots are $100 and VIP car, truck and SUV parking available for $10 daily.


MARTIN, Mich. – Results from the 2023 Imports vs Domestics Showdown Michigan event at US 131 Motorsports Park:

OUTLAW 632 – David Fallon Jr., Belleville, .027, 4.225, 170.52 mph, def. Vince Khoury, New Baltimore, Md., .000, 4.476, 159.29 mph.  Semifinalist – Nicole Liberty, Wales.

QUICK 32 – Ryan Sammut, Port Colborne, Ontario, 1.548, 18.987, 60.80 mph, def. Steve Morris Muskegon, foul.  Semifinalists – Jomar Gomez, Dorado, Puerto Rico, and Juan Illanas, St. Cloud, FL.

8.50 INDEX – Brian Acton, Pierson, .161, 8.569, 143.54 mph, def. Roger Wardell, Caledonia, .101, 8.675, 155.44 mph.  Semifinalist – Mark McGill, Potterville.

10.00 INDEX – Hunter Scholten, West Olive, .065, 10.067, 128.83 mph, def. Greg Scher, Wyoming, .058, 10.078, 138.38 mph.  Semifinalist – Jorge Ivis, Detroit.

11.50 INDEX – David Sherbondy, Laporte, Ind., .188, 11.768, 104.63 mph, def. Rico Reckz, Grand Rapids, .201, 11.868, 100.29 mph.  Semifinalist – Hiram Rios, Zion, Ill.

QUAD RACER – Christian Omar Santos, Goshen, IN, .081, 6.162 on a 5.900, no speed recorded, def. Jadryan Rosario, Grandville, .362, 6.604 on a 6.500, no speed recorded.  Semifinalists – Xavier Rosario, Jenison, and Peter Amato, Byron Center.

BRACKET – David Sherbondy, Laporte, IN, .093, 5.073 on a 5.030 target, 121.42 mph, def. Carlo Amalbert, Elkhart, IN, .482, 8.722 on an 8.650, 76.22 mph.  Semifinalists – Phil Thompson, Grand Haven, and Johnny Torres, Kenosha, WI.

DRAGSTER – Alayna Thompson, Grand Haven, .081, 7.884 on a 7.900, 81.80 mph, def. Allie Stockwell, Kalamazoo, .101, 7.592 breakout on a 7.610, 82.86 mph. Semifinalists – Riley Sherbondy, Laporte, IN, and Brock Evans, Whitmore Lake.