Northern Michigan Speedway

Northern Michigan Speedway

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What gear do u street stock guys run
Went to Northern Michigan speedway Saturday night. Ran the 1/4 mile asphalt track. Had a great time would like to get more karts involved. Going back Saturday please give Charlie a call at 989-348-5725 leave message I’ll get back with you.
Does Northern Michigan Speedway allow manual transmissions? Because I checked in with Whittemore Speedway about eligibility of our car and was told that "We don’t allow manual transmissions". I am very disappointed to hear that. I'm pretty sure we can run at NMS.
Is there going to be any races this summer at all???
Thanks for all the help you have given me last session definitely used all. DCL sponcer truck would like to wish you a happy off session and will see you in May. Thanks again to don sevenski and his team and all of my help could not have done it without you guys I don't say it enough but you guys rock.. And a really big shout out to all the really good pictures from turn 4 fans you guys rock keep up the good work......
What's new for 2020??
Banquette?
Bon Fire at the track?
Season awards?
What's the scoop?
So are we racing on the 10th? And if not is the 24th still the season Championship and the last race of the season? Can we get a update on the points standings please.

Thank you.
Will you have a test and tune this Wednesday and what time does it start if you do. Coming from crooked Lake
thank you
$1000.00 Ford Ranger 4cyl Manual. Race Seat, interior all gutted, Battery and Gas Tank moved to rear. Full roll cage. needs up to date harness and transponder.
Can you post a explanation of how points are awarded please? Thank you.
Starting to count our pennies in anticipation of the 2019 season. Looking forward to any information on the timing system, necessary radio equipment etc...

Racing every Saturday night May 20 th through Aug.24 2019
Time Trials start at 5:00p.m. Racing begins at 7:00 p.m. Adults $10.00
Child 12 & under $5.00
Under 5 FREE
Seniors $8.00
Pit Pass $25.00

Operating as usual

03/23/2021
03/07/2021

We already have 1 driver ready to go and another getting close .. if you have a late model and are ready, post picture below in the comments..

[03/07/21]   **Exciting Announcement**
Northern Michigan Speedway is excited to announce the return of the Limited Late Models for the 2021 Racing Season.. Here is what you need to know.. Trying to keep it simple and a little bit easier on the pocket book.

Limited Late Model Class 2021

1. MUST BE A SEALED CT 350-602 CRATE MOTOR
Max CFM -750 Maximum engine set back at 4 inches.
2 or 4 Barrel .

2.- Headers with muffler
Rev Limiter 6000 RPM Chip

3.- Minimum weight 2650

4.- ALL standard safety equipment required.. fuel cell, fire extinguisher etc..NO EXCUSES if your not sure inquire with the Don before coming to the track.

5.- Wheels can be 8 or 10 inches.. tires MUST be American Racers 9 or 10 inch slick.

** NO TIRE SOFTENERS ALLOWED!!

Any car that is too radical or too fast, it will be up to the tracks discretion whether you will be allowed to race.

We are bringing this class back because there are a lot of Late Models laying around from the past and present that just need a little TLC. This is a good way to bring them back to life and put on a good show..
Any questions please feel free to contact the track (Don Sevenski)
Hope to see you all soon.. The snow is melting and we're all getting that itch..

03/07/2021

*BREAKING NEWS*

Very excited to announce the limited late models will be making their return in 2021! More pictures details / rules will be posted No later than tomorrow.

09/12/2020

Interview with Kart driver #11 Charlie Bertram

Driver describing Kart engine specs and more
*Video courtesy of TURN 4 FANS Photography©

[09/05/20]   Qualifying times from last night.

4 cylinders
#21 Nate Gagnon- 17.67
#44 RJ korff- 17.71
#25 Hope Vincent- 17.83
#T34 Joe Tuffts- 18.23
#3.27 Jeff Clabby- 18.55
#31 Richard Gokee- 18.72
#55 Kanin Evans- 18.76
#911 ?? 22.87

Factory stock
#11.11 Chuck Thunder- 16.60
#5 Rick Sommer- 16.97
#87 Mike Vincent- 17.06

Pro-Stock
#19 Michael Evans jr.-15.95
#02 Chuck Pemberton- 16.09
#43 Larry Warner- 16.43

Mini-wedge restricted
#15 Isabella Chandler- 10.96

Mini wedges unrestricted
#91 Sawyer Zink- 7.84
#19 Clinton Chandler- 8.18

[09/04/20]   ⚠️ READ PLEASE

As promised...Dash for the Cash.......

Friday night, September 4th, we will be doing Dash for the Cash. Each group (4 cylinders, sports mods, ABC, ) will have a chance to win $100 for the fastest time. Each person will have 4 chances to get the fastest time in their category. Whoever achieves the fastest time will walk away with $100. These fast times will also be the qualifying times for the races on Saturday. **Mini-Wedges will be dash for a trophy .**

And spectator races Friday night. $30 to enter register at the pit gate get a band. You'll have four chances to bring home the money. If someone else wants to drive your car all they have to do is pay $30 and register at the pit gate.
spectators will be able to win $100 cash and bragging rights for having the fastest street vehicle. Bring your car, truck, heck even bring Grandma's van if you think it has what it takes to be the fastest spectator vehicle. Don't forget your helmet.

Gates will open at 5. Time trials will run from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Entry fee on pit side is $30, mini wedge drivers are free, and one parent with each mini wedge driver is $15. The bracelet you receive on Friday night will be good for Friday and Saturday.

Concessions stand will be open pit side only Friday night.

AND FOR THE SPECTATORS....$5 admission on Friday night. Come on out and cheer on your favorite driver. ($5 only applies to Friday night viewing ages 5-105)

Can't wait to see everyone for a fun night!!
🏎🏎🏎🏁🏁🏁

(If you are unable to make it Friday night you will still be able to time in Saturday)

08/30/2020

Trotter Derby : Joe MF Bose

Something new for Northern Michigan Speedway.. check out these guys ..let us know what you think about these slick little rides..

[08/26/20]   **Reminder there is No racing this Saturday 8/29 but we will be open for practice from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Guys and gals wanted the weekend off in preparation for the following weekends race(Fri & Sat Sept 4 & 5) and to work on trailers for the trailer race. Thanks

[08/18/20]   September 5th Trailer race

Hey everyone. We just wanted to let you know that if you wish to participate in the trailer races you will need to have either a boat on a trailer, a pop-up camper, or a full camper. If you would like to participate but don't have a camper, we have one for you. $30 to Register at the pit gate, sign up and get a band . You must have a helmet. If you have a question as to what constitutes a trailer for the trailer race give us a shout. We will be more than happy to answer your questions.

[08/18/20]   Get those 2021 planners out and ready folks... Save the dates!!!

🏁🏁🏁 2021 Race Schedule 🏁🏁🏁

May 28 - Dash for the Cash (Time trials, band, and bonfire)
May 29 - Season Opener (Full show)
June 12 - Full Show
June 26 - Full Show
July 2 - Dash for the Cash (Time trials, band, and bonfire)
July 3 - Full Show (Fireworks following show)
July 16 - Dash for the Cash (Time trials, band, and bonfire)
July 17 - Mid-season Championship
July 31 - Full Show
August 14 - Full Show
August 28 - Full Show
September 3 - Dash for the Cash (Time trials, band, and bonfire)
September 4 - Season Championship with Trailer Races

[08/18/20]   As promised...Dash for the Cash.......

Friday night, September 4th, we will be doing Dash for the Cash. Each group (4 cylinders, sports mods, ABC, ) will have a chance to win $100 for the fastest time. Each person will have 4 chances to get the fastest time in their category. Whoever achieves the fastest time will walk away with $100. These fast times will also be the qualifying times for the races on Saturday. **Mini-Wedges will be dash for a trophy .**

But we are not done. On this night spectators will be allowed to earn $100 cash and bragging rights for having the fastest street vehicle. Bring your car, truck, heck even bring Grandma's van if you think it has what it takes to be the fastest spectator vehicle.

Gates will open at 5. Time trials will run from 6 pm - 9 pm.
Entry fee on pit side is $30, mini wedge drivers are free, and one parent with each mini wedge driver is $15. The bracelet you receive on Friday night will be good for Friday and Saturday.

Concessions stands will be open.

AND FOR THE SPECTATORS....$5 admission on Friday night. Come on out and cheer on your favorite driver. ($5 only applies to Friday night viewing ages 5-105)

Can't wait to see everyone for a fun night!!
🏎🏎🏎🏁🏁🏁

(If you are unable to make it Friday night you will still be able to time in Saturday)

[08/17/20]   Hello Racers and Race fans.. race season is starting to wind down. Only two more weekends to turn left and cheer on your favorite racer.

🏁 August 22 - Full Show
🏁 September 5 - Season Championship: Full Show with trailer races.

***** Special Announcement *****
🏁🏁 September 4- Dash for the Cash 🏁🏁
Stay tuned tomorrow for more information!!!

08/15/2020

After talking to the weather station and looking at the weather radar I have No choice but to cancel the races for today. Rain is going to come in and stay until late evening.

08/11/2020

Sport Mod points 2020

08/11/2020

Mini-Wedge points 2020

08/11/2020

Pro-Stock V-8 points 2020

08/11/2020

Factory/Pure Stock points 2020

08/11/2020

4-Cylinder points 2020

08/08/2020

[08/08/20]   Yes! We are racing tonight. Spoke to the weather station and the rain is going to move out early so there might be some rain moving in but clearing up for this afternoon and evening. We want to do everything we can to get the show in as the season winds down.
See everyone at the track.
🏁🏁🏁

08/05/2020
08/04/2020

There will be another intermission interview this weekend this one is with former Northern Michigan Speedway driver the one & only #9 Brian Howard by announcer and former race car driver Randy Handwerk.

[08/04/20]   4-Cylinder Pure Stock Rules 2020
RULES

Pure Stock 4-Cylinder

NORTHERN MICHIGAN SPEEDWAY



NOTE: RACECEIVERS and TRANSPONDERS MANDATORY! All drivers will be required to operate a raceceiver during all hotlap sessions, qualifying and race events. These devices will be used for on-track safety notice, disciplinary action and line-up procedures.
Raceceiver is to be tuned to 454.0000.

Any driver who does not have a Raceceiver on, or operational, will be instructed to leave the track. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Radios and mirrors ARE NOT permitted.

There will be NO WARNINGS given out for bad behavior such as; No throwing a fit on the racetrack or pit area NO jumping on the track officials, NMSW officials, scorers, flagman or track owner. No going to another pit to argue this includes driver, crew and anyone. You WILL NOT exit your car on the track.

1) This is not a “bump & run” class, demolition derby or “enduro”. This is a beginner class and it will be run as all other classes are run at this race track.

2) Parents or guardians of those under 18 must sign a waiver/release for the minor and bring their birth certificate. The track owner has the final say in determining if he feels the participant is ready to try racing.

3) Cars/trucks must be 1966 or newer, front or rear wheel drive, 4 cylinders, non turbo charged, passenger cars, station wagons, or compact trucks. 4-wheel drive trucks are allowed if one drive shaft is disconnected (front or rear). Maximum wheel base is 108”, except for station wagons. Mini-vans are allowed. All cars must pass inspection.

4) ALL glass must be removed (interior & exterior). Windshields are mandatory (safety glass). No rear view mirrors. All exterior trim must be removed. All flammable material, excluding dashboard, must be removed. Racing seat is mandatory. Aftermarket 5-point seat belt required - must be secured to the roll cage. Doors must be welded shut. Hood and trunk must be secured with hood pins for easy access. OEM latches must be removed/disabled. All holes in floor pan and firewall must be covered. Fenders may be trimmed (not excessively) to remove rust. Front fenders may be cut out. Stock appearing bumpers required, and may be welded in place. Bumper ends must be capped to prevent hooking of bumpers. Spoilers/non-functinald hood scoops are allowed.

-- Passenger seat allowed - must follow same rules as for drivers seat - must be racing seat, 5-point seat belt, window net, door plate and roll cage. Extra steering wheel or bar recommended for passenger to hang on to.

5) Tires: Stock tires and wheels only - 60 series D.O.T. maximum; no slichs allowed; maximum 7” wide rims. Off-set rims allowed. 16” tires may run - max. 7 ½” rims. Or American Racer 23.7, 13” or 14” treaded tire. No Falcon tires. No Directional Tires allowed!

6) Mufflers: Mandatory. Catalytic converter may be removed. Maximum 100Db at 100 feet. Any good muffler is allowed, but if muffler falls off, car will be black-flagged. Exhaust pipe 2” O.D. maximum.

7) Steering & Suspension: Stock only - no modifications; camber adjustments allowed on front wheels.

8) Cooling system: Any stock radiator allowed - must fit in stock brackets. 180-degree fan shroud required. An overflow container mounted in engine compartment is required. No anti-freeze, only water, in radiator.

9) Fuel Cell: All cars must use a cell type fuel tank mounted to the trunk floor with a minimum of two 1”x1/16” straps in ech direction, bolted through the floor using doubler plates or installed in a safely constructed manner between the frame rails. Tanks must be sealed off from drivers compartment by metal plate. No bottom draw tanks allowed. Maximum size of tank is 8 gallons. Cars equipped with electric fuel pumps must install a toggle type switch, clearly marked in a bright contrasting color, at the base of the drivers “A” pillar. Oil pressure switch for fuel pump mandatory - shut-off or mercury switch.

10) Roll bars/cage: Minimum 4-point roll cage is mandatory (full cage is recommended), constructed of at least 1.5” O.D., .095” side wall roll bar steel tubing. No exhaust pipe tubing or water pipe. It is mandatory that the roll cage be welded or bolted to 1/8” thick, 6”x6” steel plate and bolted to floor pan using doubler plate under floor pan. Drivers door must have at least 3 roll-bar-type bars welded to roll cage and covered with a minimum 18”x24”x1/8” thick steel plate. Mandatory foot plates must be 10”x30”x1/8” thick steel. No offset cages. All roll cages must pass inspection.

11) Numbers; Must be at least 18” high, in a contrasting color to car; must have numbers on driver and passenger door. Time keepers must be able to read numbers.

12) Window nets: Window nets, with quick release mechanism, required on drivers window.

13) Clothing: Fire retardant racing suit (1-piece or 2-piece) is mandatory. Helmet support (neck brace) is mandatory. Fire retardant gloves and shoes are strongly recommended.

14) Helmet: Mandatory - 85 snell or better.

15) Fire Extinguishers: Mandatory - a charged 2-pound minimum ABC or BC rated steel fire extinguisher with gauge must be mounted in a quick release bracket within reach of the driver.

16) Engines: 350 or 500 cfm holley carburetors allowed.

Fuel injection - must be for year and make of vehicle

Throttle body/multi-port fuel injection carburetor - must be for year and make of vehicle

Adaptor plate allowed

No aluminum heads on Mustangs and Ford Rangers.

Maxiumum Cut on heads is 125 thousands



17) Weight; All cars - 2300 lbs. Track officials may add 100 lbs or reduce air intake to slow car up to equal out class.

18) Air intake restrictors and adaptors may be used in cars to reduce

horsepower.

[08/04/20]   Factory & Pro-Stock Rules 2020
RULES

Factory & Pro-Stock

NORTHERN MICHIGAN SPEEDWAY



Race-receivers and Transponders are Mandatory.



There will be NO WARNINGS given out for bad behavior such as; No throwing a fit on the racetrack or pit area NO jumping on the track officials, NMSW officials, scorers, flagman or track owner. No going to another pit to argue this includes driver, crew and anyone. You WILL NOT exit your car on the track.

The ABC Stock Car Division is designed to allow the competition of many different variations of stock cars which are currently racing at most local short tracks in Michigan and surrounding areas or have raced in the past.
The most common classes of cars are typically known as Sportsman, Street/Factory Stock, and Pure Stock. Other names for allowable classes to compete in this series might be Pro Stock, Super Stock, Factory Stock and Lead Sled.
This division is designed for current up to date race cars as well as what many consider to be old and outdated race cars.

The basic ABC Stock Car is V8 powered and rear wheel drive. Teching in this division is very easy since all areas of enforcement are clearly visible. Teardowns are not needed in this division. In addition to the requirement of V8 and RWD, there are some ultimate limits to what is allowed. Those limits are covered in these rules. Even though there is a very wide range of cars allowed in the ABC Division, the basic concept allows everyone to be competitive because of the feature race format. The generic ABC name is derived from the features that will be run, A-main, B-main, and C-main. The format allows for an unlimited number of cars to race since additional features can be added. The ABC concept allows everyone to be able to compete in a feature along with other drivers and cars of similar speed. There are no consi races or semi features. Everyone qualifies for a feature, the A-main, B-main, or C-main, depending on the qualifying times. (or D-main, E-main, etc)

THE MOST IMPORANT RULE IS THIS:
Any car that is deemed too radical and too much outside of the rules of typical stock car classes (by components or speed) that can be found competing at various other area tracks will not be allowed. With that said, the rules for this series are fairly open, but will be controlled by Northern Michigan Speedway officials if necessary. Interpretation of these rules is for the track officials and their decision is FINAL!

NOTE: RACECEIVERS MANDATORY! All drivers will be required to operate a raceceiver during all hotlap sessions, qualifying and race events. These devices will be used for on-track safety notice, disciplinary action and line-up procedures.
Raceceiver is to be tuned to 454.0000.

Any driver who does not have a Raceceiver on, or operational, will be instructed to leave the track. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Radios and mirrors ARE NOT permitted.

ELIGIBLE CHASSIS
1. Factory production uni-body cars

2. Factory stock full frame cars.

3. Stock front sub frames from front of forward steering box mount rearward to 2” past rear lower control arm mount must remain stock with tubed center and rear sections.

Must have stock crossmember. Crossmember may be altered for fuel pump location.

ABSOLUTELY NO TUBE FRONT CLIPS, NO FABRICATED FRONT CLIPS.

4. Minimum wheel base is 102 inches

BODIES
1. The most important rule here is that bodies MUST REMAIN AS STOCK APPEARING AS POSSIBLE. This means that cars must have all body panels (hood, roof, deck lid, fenders, doors, quarter panels, nose, and tail) that would be seen on any street legal production car/truck. Any cars that do not look like a stock car/truck will not be legal.

2. Rear panels must be fully enclosed from top of rear deck to bumper and from left quarter panel to right quarter panel.

3. Maximum overall width of any part of the car is 82 inches

4. Bodies may be factory stock production, fabricated stock appearing, or template style. Again the key point is to keep it stock appearing.

5. Bodies may be constructed of sheet metal, aluminum, or fiberglass, Plastic nose/tail bumper covers OK.

6. Nose Rule: Noses must be stock appearing or ABC template style. NO outlaw asphalt or dirt late model noses. Noses must be vertical, not laid back.

7. Tail Panel Rule: Tails must be stock appearing or ABC template style. Tails must match nose and roof. IE: truck to truck, car to car.

8. Roof must include A and B pillars of original type design for that roof and must be centered on the body. IE: Monte to Monte, Camaro to Camaro. No Outlaw teardrop roof with A or B pillar added.


BRAKES
1. Must have working brakes at all four wheels

2. In-cockpit brake adjusters are permitted

ENGINES/TRANSMISSIONS
1. Must be production style cast iron block with cast iron heads. NO ALUMINUM HEADS.

2. GM Crate engine option for 350/350 hp. P.N.88958602 including spec. carburetor allowed.

3. Wet sump with internal oil pump only. NO DRY SUMP ENGINES

4. Any intake with any single 2bbl or 4bbl carburetor.

5. Engine set back to be measured at balljoint centerline closest to foreward most spark plug on engine. set back is not to exceed 4" rearward from the foreward most spark plug. engines in the 2.01" range to 4" range are to carry an additional 25# of ballast anchored with 1/2" bolts. chassis with more than 4" of set back are ineligible for competition.

6. No magneto ignitions.

7. Any stock manual or automatic transmission. Must have working reverse gear.

8. Bert/Brinn/other racing transmissions OK

EXHAUST
1. Headers allowed

2. single or dual exhaust OK.

3. Mufflers are mandatory

4. Exhaust must exit behind driver and may not pass through driver compartment

5. Must be able to pass 100 decibel test.

SAFETY
1. Four post roll cage of quality construction/welding is required. Cage must be constructed of round tubing and may not be black pipe material. Must be welded, not bolted together

2. Center section of cage must have at least 4 door bars on left side and at least 3 on right side.

3. Left side of cage must have 1/8 inch minimum steel plate welded on. Plate must extend front upright to rear upright and from top door bar to frame rail

4. All bars within reach of any part of the drivers body must be padded with approved roll bar padding

5. Steering shafts must have a minimum of 2 U-Joints or collapsible steering column.

6. Aluminum racing seat properly mounted to roll cage is required

7. Properly mounted five point racing/safety harness is required. Harness must have a date tag and be no older than 5 years old

8. Properly mounted window net with quick release is required on the driver’s side

9. A racing fuel cell is mandatory, stock gas tanks are not allowed. If the bottom of the fuel cell is located below the bottom of the frame rails, it must be protected with a steel hoop properly welded to the frame behind the cell

10. Front and rear firewalls must be completely sealed from the driver's compartment

11. Battery must not be located in the driver's compartment

12. Master shut off switch to main battery cable must be placed near driver, preferably on the A pillar, for easy access by driver and safety crew is mandatory

13. Dbl layer fire suit or sgl layer fire suit and helmet required (see general rules)

14. Gloves, race shows, Neck brace/Hans device highly recommended.

15. Fully charged and properly mounted fire extinguisher is mandatory; 2.5 lbs. minimum.

SPOILER
1. Maximum spoiler dimensions are 6 ½” X 60”

2. Spoiler must be centered on rear deck.

3. Supports made of small tube or bar material ok, but must be no higher than the top of the spoiler.

4. No verticals allowed on spoilers, strut or strap style supports only.

SUSPENSION (FRONT)

1. Tubular upper control arms allowed.

2. Stock steel lower non-adjustable control arms only.

3. Screw jacks allowed.

4. No Coil over shocks allowed.

5. No rack and pinion steering allowed.

SUSPENSION (REAR)

1. Upper and lower control arms may be adjustable.

2. Coil over shocks allowed. Shocks must be fully contained with no external components, lines, canisters, etc.

3. Screw jacks allowed.

4. Stock four link OK

5. Three link ok.

6. Quick change rear end cars will be considered as an A car division, ford 9 inch OK

7. All steering boxes factory mounted will be considered a B and a C Class.

TIRES
A-Class: allowed to run Hooser D 800, Hooser 970, or American Racer 970. Visiting cars may run their track tires.

B-Class: American Racer 970, Visiting cars may run their track tires.

C-Class: American Racer 970, Visiting cars may run their track tires.

B AND C cars on any trophy night HAVE to run American Racer tires

WEIGHT
1. Minimum weight, with driver in race trim, is 3200lbs for all cars.

2. Any added weight must be secured with two ½ inch bolts and may not extend below the bottom of the frame rails at any point. All weight must be painted white and have car number clearly marked on it



WHEELS/HUBS
1. Steel made for racing wheels with a maximum width of 8 inches.

2. Wide 5 hubs OK.

3. One inch minimum lug nuts, studs must be flush with outer edge of lug nut

4. Car will be deemed unsafe for racing if more than one stud on any wheel is broken

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Adults $10.00
Child 12& under $5.00
Under 5 FREE
Seniors $8.00
Pit Pass $30.00

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*BREAKING NEWS*
Interview with Kart driver #11 Charlie Bertram
Trotter Derby : Joe MF Bose
4-cylinder feature 7-11-2020 last lap
July 4th race weekend!
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