Berlin Raceway - Marne MI

Address: 2060 Berlin Fair Drive
City: Marne
State: MI
Zip: 49435
County: Ottawa
Number of visits to this page: 25602
General Information:

Source: Web

In 1950 Chester Mysliwiec and family started a racing tradition. Berlin Raceway, as he named it, has seen it all through the years. From its humble dirt track beginnings, Berlin Raceway, now a 7/16 mile paved oval, has grown into one of the premier short tracks in America.

Berlin Raceway has one of the strongest fan bases for grass roots racing in the nation. Berlin has packed in thousands of race fans a year for 50 years. Over 5 million race fans have spent their Saturday nights at this legendary track.

Not only have race fans of all ages enjoyed the track, but drivers like Tim Steele, Jack Sprague and Bob Senneker have honed their driving skills on what Johnny Benson Jr. claims as "one of the most difficult tracks in the country."

In 2001, the West Michigan Whitecaps purchased the track and invested funds in the infrastructure, building new restrooms, a new sound system, new catch fence and other amenities to make Berlin Raceway not only the premier facility in the Midwest, but also the most fan-friendly. The racing hasnt suffered either. With partners like NASCAR Winston Cup driver Johnny Benson, Berlin Raceway has kept the racing extremely competitive. The goal of Berlin Raceway is to continue to provide exciting racing and an affordable experience in a clean, safe environment.

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Info Updates:
5/12/2014 - Kevin Corbat
opening three weeks are going smoothly amid the ongoing renovations, new seats tower over the track, and new press boxes/ spotter stand is well on its way to be completed by mid-june, pictures coming soon.
4/9/2014 - Kevin Corbat
New seats that formerly occupied turn three at Michigan International SPeedway are being installed on the front straight away, replacing the former wooden grandstands, as well as increasing capacity. The season opener is April, 26th, races start at 6:oo.
1/17/2011 - Michael Jay
Mike Miller was also a Pit Steward at Berlin from 1970-1976 when he was involved in a motorcyle accident - He returned to Berlin in 1978 and then retired after the season to try the Professional Bowler's Tour.
10/27/2008 - Garrett
Oh yeah, I remember this place! Who wouldn't? ANYONE who was ANYONE ran at this track over the years. With a plethora of names like Benson (both Jr. & Sr.), The Seneker bros., The Moulders, Joy Fair, Ed howe, and on and on, if you ever seen a race at this track, you would remember it. This track is/was what Flat Rock/Mt. Clemons were/are to the east siders to the guys here on the west side of the state. This was THE track. Numero uno. Today, it is known more for ASA racing and Pro Cup events, but back in the day this was the place to watch Super Mods on ashphalt! OH they were fast and so awesome! I would love to watch stuff like that around here these days. The closest thing to it for the laymens would be the old Silver Crown cars. These guys were that fast and this was 30+ years ago. And they used to come out 50 or a 100 strong on the BIG nights. I remember waiting for an hour (Dad was griping the whole time) to get out of the place after a night of racing there. I really need to go up there and watch something again.
1/18/2008 - Randy
Berlin Raceway opened in 1950 as a dirt track. New ownership took over in 2001 and has invested extensively in upgrading the track infrastructure.
2/7/2005 - Jan Garrett
What was Nolan Johncocks home town?
12/29/2004 - Chris Fobbe
As the 2005 Berlin Raceway schedule was released, the American Speed Assocaiation (ASA) was not on the schedule because of dwindling atendance.
7/27/2003 - Web
In 1950 Chester Mysliwiec and family started a racing tradition. Berlin Raceway, as he named it, has seen it all through the years. From its humble dirt track beginnings, Berlin Raceway, now a 7/16 mile paved oval, has grown into one of the premier short tracks in America.

Berlin Raceway has one of the strongest fan bases for grass roots racing in the nation. Berlin has packed in thousands of race fans a year for 50 years. Over 5 million race fans have spent their Saturday nights at this legendary track.

Not only have race fans of all ages enjoyed the track, but drivers like Tim Steele, Jack Sprague and Bob Senneker have honed their driving skills on what Johnny Benson Jr. claims as "one of the most difficult tracks in the country."

In 2001, the West Michigan Whitecaps purchased the track and invested funds in the infrastructure, building new restrooms, a new sound system, new catch fence and other amenities to make Berlin Raceway not only the premier facility in the Midwest, but also the most fan-friendly. The racing hasnt suffered either. With partners like NASCAR Winston Cup driver Johnny Benson, Berlin Raceway has kept the racing extremely competitive. The goal of Berlin Raceway is to continue to provide exciting racing and an affordable experience in a clean, safe environment.
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Berlin Raceway - 1953 FROM JERRY
1953 FROM JERRY
Berlin Raceway - OLD PHOTO
OLD PHOTO
Berlin Raceway - TRACK
TRACK
Berlin Raceway - BERLIN PANORAMA FROM KEVIN
BERLIN PANORAMA FROM KEVIN
Berlin Raceway - OLD AD
OLD AD
Berlin Raceway - BERLIN WRECK FROM BRIAN NORTON
BERLIN WRECK FROM BRIAN NORTON
Berlin Raceway - BERLIN PACE CAR FROM BRIAN NORTON
BERLIN PACE CAR FROM BRIAN NORTON
Berlin Raceway - GENE EDING 1974 BERLIN FROM BRIAN NORTON
GENE EDING 1974 BERLIN FROM BRIAN NORTON
Berlin Raceway - FROM ROBERT KRUPA
FROM ROBERT KRUPA
Berlin Raceway - FROM ROBERT KRUPA
FROM ROBERT KRUPA
Berlin Raceway - WINTER 2007
WINTER 2007
Berlin Raceway - WINTER 2007
WINTER 2007
Berlin Raceway - WINTER 2007
WINTER 2007
Berlin Raceway - GRAND OPENING 1951 FROM JERRY
GRAND OPENING 1951 FROM JERRY
Berlin Raceway - AERIAL PHOTO
AERIAL PHOTO
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