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IF IT WALKS, RUNS, OR ROLLS . . . IT RACES!

BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY
& EVENT
CENTER

All roads lead to the Birch Run Speedway and Event Center at 10945 Dixie Highway in Birch Run, Michigan, 48415 (989-624-9778). The race track and event center, formerly known as the Dixie Motor Speedway, is conveniently located off Interstate 75. Take Exit 136 (Birch Run Rd/M-83) East toward Frankenmuth to Dixie Highway. Turn left (North) onto Dixie Highway. Visitors to the Birch Run Speedway and Event Center may also want to take advantage of several other attractions in close proximity to the track, shopping at the Birch Run Premium Outlets or sightseeing in picturesque Frankenmuth, and a variety of options for food and lodging nearby.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY

RATED “E” for EVERYONE

The Birch Run Speedway offers action-packed entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere. Whether you are a seasoned race fan or new to the racing scene, this is the place to be! A quick glance around the stands will confirm that racing is RATED E for EVERYONE, young families with small children, grandparents, couples, singles. Special pricing for Seniors (60+), Veterans, and First Responders, and Kids-12 and under are always FREE! Kids, big and little, who arrive early line up to take a FREE spin around the race track in an old school bus! Great food at reasonable prices, hamburgers, Koegel hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, snacks, Coke products, adult beverages, and clean, accessible restrooms. Make RACE NIGHT a FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

GO FOR THE WIN

Do you have photos or memorabilia of the Dixie Motor Speedway from years gone by that you would like to share? We want to create a Wall of Fame to commemorate the past history of this great track. If you have items that you would like to see displayed, contact General Manager Mike Szukhent at the track (989-624-9778).

WHAT’S NEXT?

SEASON OPENER: Birch Run Speedway & Event Center will host the first race of the JEGS-CRA All-Stars Tour on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Kick off the 2018 racing season in Birch Run as we celebrate the eighth season of competition for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, and the 70th anniversary of the track. There will be an open practice session for racers on Saturday, April 28th with practice, qualifying, and the 100 lap feature event on Sunday afternoon, April 29th. Mark your calendars, and watch for more information as it is released.

AT THE TRACK

WELCOME TO THE SPEEDWAY

We are working hard behind the scenes to make your experience the best ever. Being courteous to your fellow spectators, respectful to competitors, and disposing of trash in the receptacles provided will ensure that everyone has a good time. For your comfort and convenience, you may want to bring a blanket, cushion, or stadium seat, a jacket (it can get chilly once the sun sets), or a rain poncho. Ear protection is strongly recommended, especially for babies, young children, and those with sensory issues. Thanks for coming, and enjoy your night at the Speedway.

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ABOUT US

PAST: The Dixie Motor Speedway located at 10945 Dixie Highway in Birch Run, Michigan opened in 1948 with a 1/3 mile oval. The dirt track was paved in the 1960’s, and a Figure 8 Course was later added to the infield. After the Kern family took over in 1996, the Speedway continued to grow in popularity and possibilities with the addition of a 4/10 mile, progressively banked, asphalt oval short track.

PRESENT: The Dixie Motor Speedway has a new name and a new owner. For more information, check out the story on ABC-12 News. The roar of racing returns to the BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY & EVENT CENTER with the season opener, EVE OF DESTRUCTION, on FRIDAY, JUNE 30th, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

FUTURE: New owner, Andrew Suski and General Manager Michael Szukhent are making plans to improve the 49 acre site in Birch Run Township, and expect to expand events in the future to include a flea market, farmers’ market, craft shows, and outdoor concerts. Follow us on Facebook for news and information about upcoming events as we gear up for the 70th anniversary of the track in 2018, and WATCH US GO!

EVENTS

  • April 29-JEGS-CRA All Stars Tour
  • June 8-Masters of the Pro's 200
  • RACE
    SCHEDULE

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    RACE
    RESULTS

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Chain Gang Race – Justin Pepitone & Gerald Persails, Jr.
    Spectator Drags – Kristopher Thiele
    Push Race – Justin Pepitone & Gerald Persails, Jr.
    Flag Pole Race – Nate Stanford
    Figure 8 Enduro – Cam King
    Figure 8 Bus Race – Mike Szwed
    Figure 8 Trailers – Cam King

    Congratulations to all our Racers!

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    RACERS

    DID YOU KNOW that these notable alumni once raced at the Dixie Motor Speedway?
    Mike Eddy – Seven-time American Speed Association; Champion
    Joy Fair – Hall of Fame driver and Midwest legend
    Cy Fairchild – Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame driver
    Benny Parsons – 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion
    Junior Hanley – Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame driver
    Ed Howe – Founder of Howe Racing Enterprises
    Parnelli Jones – 1963 Indianapolis 500 Champion
    Brad Keselowski – 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion
    Click below for short bios of your favorite Birch Run Speedway racers.

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    PHOTOS