Motor Sports

Auto City Speedway
See "Where the Thunder Rolls" at one of the Midwest's most exciting and friendly asphalt speedways�

Dixie Motor Speedway

East Lansing Kart Track/ Driving School
Beginners and experts from age 5 to 65 rub tires at this kart track for the whole family...

Flat Rock Speedway
Short-track racing zooms into the 21st century at this newly-remodeled speedway...

Galesburg Michigan Speedway
This race track is the original home of school bus racing!

Kalamazoo Speedway
How fast is fast? Discover who holds the fastest lap record of 10.746 seconds at this 3/8 mile high banked paved oval track.

Kart 2 Kart Indoor Karting/Driving School
Can you do a lap in 30 seconds?

Michigan International Speedway
The home to Michigan NASCAR racing, this track has seen all the great drivers. Now you can too!�

Milan International Dragway
Experience the place where Shirley Muldowney holds a track record of 306 MPH in her top fuel dragster...

Owosso Speedway
Engines roar and rubber burns all summer long at this track just outside Owosso

Spartan Speedway
Engines roar at "The track the Stars Call Home," just south of Lansing�

US 131 MotorSports Park
Street cars race down the smooth quarter mile track...

Waterford Hills Raceway
Amateur road racers flock here to squeal around Bluff Bend and Skeethouse Turn before speeding to a photo finish�

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Story of the Week:

Published: 07.01.2015
Dandy Dick Landy, Race Car Legend
By: Robert Tate, Automotive Historian/Researcher
Images: Courtesy of Robert Tate's Collection

Mr. Richard J. Landy was one of the best automotive Stock Car/Drag racing drivers in the country during the 1960's and 1970's. His memorable career and performances covers nearly five decades of automotive racing. Racing fans from all over the world called him Dandy Dick. He and the Sox & Martin racing team dominated their competition which included other racing groups as well as other manufacturers. The popular Hemi engine that was introduced by the Chrysler Corporation during the 1950's helped to launch Mr. Landy's racing career.

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