Motor Sports

Flat Rock Speedway
The Flat Rock Speedway stands as one of many pieces of motor sports heritage throughout southeast and central Michigan. The Speedway offers weekend racing on its half-mile semi banked oval that also contains a Figure 8 track.

Galesburg Michigan Speedway
Originally built as a dirt track in 1947, racers today rub fenders on a half-mile, paved, flat oval that also contains a figure eight. The Galesburg Speedway remains an important piece of Michigan's rich tradition of motor sports.

Kalamazoo Speedway
The Kalamazoo Speedway features Friday night races on its 3/8 mile high banked paved oval track. Built in 1949, the Kalamazoo Speedway serves as a great piece of the state's racing heritage and has the distinction of being the only Michigan short track invited to host a race as part of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series.

Michigan International Speedway
The Michigan International Speedway is known nationally as the home of NASCAR racing in Michigan. It is an impressive site situated in the pastoral setting of the Irish Hills-Brooklyn area. There are group specials, gift certificates and get-away packages available for racing and music fans

Milan Dragway
Founded in 1963, the Milan Dragway is a half-mile IHRA sanctioned straight drag strip and home to many heart-pounding racing events.

Owosso Speedway
The Owosso Speedway is one of several half-mile oval tracks that celebrate Michigan's motor sports heritage. Located halfway between Flint and Lansing, the speedway hosts races by class on Saturdays throughout the summer.

Spartan Speedway
Since 1958, this paved quarter-mile track has been a driver and fan favorite spot for short track racing.  Summer Friday nights sizzle as local drivers shift gears and slide sideways searching for the edge that will send them to victory. See it all from the stands or get up close and visit pit row.

US 131 MotorSports Park
US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan has been a legendary quarter-mile dragstrip since its construction in 1962. Originally known as Martin Dragway, the track underwent a complete $14 million renovation and reopened in the spring of 2002.

Waterford Hills Raceway
Weekend racers and fans alike find plenty to cheer for at this all volunteer-run track where left isn't the only direction of the day! This unique raceway is dedicated to amateur road racing and all who simply feel the need for speed. Check out the all day races, sign up for driving school or volunteer to lend a hand waving a flag. Any direction you choose is sure to equal a course-ful of fun.

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