By Ryan Schlehuber on May 03, It was rejuvenated and renamed to its current name by Jim and Mary Jo Ledford when they bought it in To this day, the race, which will be July 31 to Aug. The race track, now in its 49th year, opened the season with a couple of weekend test and tune events at the beginning of April, but has since been put on hold owing to inclement weather.
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John Grivins raced a series of Ford Stock Eliminator cars during , and at midwestern drag strips like Stanton, Michigan and Osceola, Indiana. Bitten by the drag racing bug, and with access to an ideal location, he decided to build his own drag strip in Forty years later John sold the facility to Alec Pinsonneault who engineered one of the most thorough overhauls ever seen of a motorsports complex. This is the story of the birth and rebirth of one of the most famous and successful drag strips in America. Although the sport had begun a decade before on the West Coast, it had taken a while for it to reach middle America. Simultaneously at this time a new divided highway was being built that connected Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The new road was built through open farm country approximately a mile west of the previous two-lane road.
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The track is being forced to keep noise levels below a certain amount, and this means that all cars must run mufflers, so doesn't work for what we do. Jacque Labelle tired hard to get a exception for our race but with a law suit still standing was unable to do so. We have cancelled the event, but will make the Saturday only of the Bracket Finals at I car a points race as well as the two days at Napierville, and the four days at Luskville Dragway. This is very disappointing for many including myself who where looking forward to going too Point Rouge for the first time ever. But it is also very much with what I have been warning people about, the loss of our race tracks, and how everyone has to fight to keep theirs alive.
See dragstrip website for race schedule and details. Originally known as Martin Dragway, the track underwent a complete 14 million dollar renovation and reopened in the spring of The Motorsports Park offers first class accommodations to all visitors.