Kellogg Field - Battle Creek MI

Address: 15551 S Airport Rd
City: Battle Creek
State: MI
Zip: 49015
County: Calhoun
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General Information:

Source: Carl Chapman

Kellogg Field was and still is a airport. In the fifties (56,57) drags were held on the west side on a unused taxi way. To get to the strip you had to drive outside the Air Nat. Guard Base fence off Dickman Rd. It was a one lane dirt road. I think races were held on Sat. and maybe Sun. Anyone could race if you passed checks and qualified in your class. Seems it only lasted a couple of years, then they moved to Martin.

Info Updates:
12/30/2013 - Garrett Pierce
Recently came into possession of a couple of artifacts which imply this venue was open at least as late as 1960 and possibly later. I found an old trophy from a 1960 event held there at the swap meet in the k-zoo fairgrounds this past September. The trophy reads Cereal City Rod & Custom Drag Strip 1960. I also acquired a T-shirt which was made from an old poster at a swap meet in Gilmore's museum in August. The date on the shirt is Oct. 2, 1960 and I emailed a photo of this to this site. I hope this brings more stories about the history of Kellogg Field out of the woodwork, into public domain. There is history all around us, we just need to learn of it all.
10/17/2009 - Nate Stuch
I know that John Grivens the fromer owner of 131 had a lot to do with that old place. I would try too look up guy named: David Crane in the Battle Creek area. He is an old drag racer and has a small museum of drag racing and would be your best source of info on tacks in this area.
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Kellogg Field - FROM MARK
FROM MARK
Kellogg Field - OLD SHIRT FROM GARRETT PIERCE
OLD SHIRT FROM GARRETT PIERCE
Kellogg Field - STUFFED ANIMAL FROM CONNIE PLEASE SUBMIT INFO IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT
STUFFED ANIMAL FROM CONNIE PLEASE SUBMIT INFO IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT
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