AKA Manistee County Dragway
Eighth-mile dragstrip in Manistee County. Owned & operated by Tom & Sharon Ledford. Track managers Wayne & Brian Ledford. Track first opened Memorial Day 1970. TSI timing system. Fully lighted for night racing. 30 acre paved expansion spring 2017. 120' new concrete launch pad for 2016 season. New concrete burn boxes, expanded staging lanes and tower expansion in 2018. Complete resurfacing of race track from 60' to finish line in 2021 in addition to more paved pit roads, return roads and staging lanes.
The 2022 racing season is set to begin this Saturday at Northern Michigan Dragway, with the first of three early-season Test 'n Tune events. Racers and fans are eager to get back to racing action.
The season will once again be packed with exciting events from April through to the season finale on October 1st.
NMD would like to welcome many new sponsors who have come aboard for the season. Authentic 231 in Manistee has claimed title sponsor of the main bracket racing series, featuring sixteen races. Khoury Racing Engines, based in Kalkaska, is the new Bracket I class sponsor. Bracket II will also feature a new name, with Micro Auto Group coming aboard as sponsor from their Traverse City location. SK Customs in Thompsonville is returning for Pro Trophy as well as Eriksen's 131 of Boyne Falls for Street Trophy. All American Graphics of Bear Lake has taken the title sponsorship for Advanced Juniors, while ModuGo Shipping Containers of Ann Arbor returns for the Mini Junior class. Grand Rapids Machine Repair will also pick up the sponsorship once again for the crowd-pleasing Top Doorslammer class.
Street Nights, the popular 6-race series, will have a brand-new co-sponsorship in Statewide Towing and WTCM. Chicks on Slicks will again be sponsoring the self-titled all-female racing division and Performance Paint in Battle Creek will back the Kevin Dean Memorial High School division. NMD is excited to welcome Dublin General Store in Wellston as the backer of the six race Rider Class series (motorcycles and snowmobiles).
Racing action starts at 2 pm on Saturday April 23rd and 30th. The full race schedule can be found at many local business locations, online at NorthernMichganDragway.com, or by calling (231)218-2657. NMD is located 3 miles north of Kaleva at 13991 Potter Rd.
Attached Photo - Maryland racer Marc Williams (Leonardstown) competed with his dragster at the 23rd Annual Mopars Against the World event. Chauntel Lorenz of Traverse City picked up the win in this match-up, with her family's '69 Camaro.
Brian & Rebecca Ledford
Track Manager & Promotions