Berlin Raceway‘s 58th season is set to begin on Saturday night at the .438-mile oval race track, which is located in Marne, Michigan. Raceway officials are expecting this years racing season to be bigger and better than ever before, with drivers arriving from both local divisions and visiting traveling series, a corresponding car count increase and subsequently more fans making their way to see all the great racing action from the stands. Already all five of Berlin’s local racing divisions are jam-packed with competitors and the resulting action should be great.
The Berlin Raceway has already received a record turn-out of 91 cars for the first test-n-tune of the season, which took place last Saturday. The practise run enabled drivers to run their cars on the track for the four-hour open practise session to enable them to make any necessary adjustments before the season gets underway. A second and final test-n-tune took place on Thursday and the track will officially open for the season on Saturday, April 12.
There will be plenty of action this season with the De-Jay Slick Truck Pro Stock, the top-level Coors Light Late Model, the Engine Pro Super Stock and the Instant Cash Advance Sportsman divisions of the racing series. And that is just for the first week! The second week, starting April 19, will feature the all-new Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder division – a much cheaper division that will allow even more promising rookies to take to the speedway. However, the main events that everyone is looking forward to are the ASA Series, the ARCA Series, “The Chet”, the Boyne at Berlin and the Open-Wheel Extravaganza. The Open-Wheel Extravaganza will include Auto Value Super Sprints, ISMA Supermodiefies and a triple sanctioned midget event. Other races include the Short Track Trucks, the Wolverine Outlaw Midget Series, the Vintage Racing Organization of America and the open-wheel Auto Value Super Sprints.
There will also be plenty of family-friendly fun in the form of fireworks, free kids nights, school bus races, food and drink specials, trash can bowling, the faster pastor race and number of amateur races. Fans from fourteen years of age and up will be allowed to enter the pits on race days this year, so youths will be able to enjoy a special treat. Why not book your ticket now to make sure that you don’t miss out on this spectacular four-week racing extravaganza? Tickets are on sale now and can be bought online or at the raceway, as well as at the Fifth Third Ballpark box office.