BIRCH RUN SPEEDWAY
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.
AT THE TRACK
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.
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!read more
EVE OF DESTRUCTION – Friday, August 4, 2017
CHAIN GANG/PULL Race – Maverick Morrow and Shane Fogarty. SPECTATOR DRAGS – James Bonter. PUSH Race – Justin Pepitone and Gerald Persails, Jr. FLAG POLE Race- Heat #1 – Danny Smith. FLAG POLE – Heat #2 – Brad Kennedy. FLAG POLE FINAL – Gerald Persails, Jr. BURN-OUT contest – Cole Schmidt. Figure 8 ENDURO – Josh DeLong. Figure 8 BUS Race – Gerald Persails, Jr. Figure 8 TRAILERS – Josh DeLong. Congratulations to all our 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
Stay tuned for short bios of your favorite Birch Run Speedway racers.