50th Anniversary Season Schedule Announced

Merritt Speedway is pleased to announce their 2018 season schedule. The speedway that has been dubbed “Michigan’s Premier Dirt Track”, will feature full programs of racing entertainment all summer. All eight of Merritt’s weekly divisions will make a return this season, including UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, Pro Stocks, Factory Stocks, Four Cylinders and Mini Wedges. Merritt Speedway has racing every Saturday night from May to September.

Kevin Striegle Resigning from General Manager; will operate own company, Kevtron Media

Kevin Striegle Resigning from General Manager; will operate own company, Kevtron Media

With regret, I would like to announce Kevin Striegle, Merritt General Manager, has submitted his resignation effective February 22. Kevin has been an invaluable asset to the success Merritt Speedway has seen over the last three years since I took ownership. There will be a temporary void in our operations stemming from his departure, but we are excited to see him continue to grow professionally! I would like to thank Kevin for his outstanding work ethic and talent he brought to Merritt Speedway’s drivers, fans and partners. We wish him the very best as he pursues his lifelong dream of operating his own business, Kevtron Media.

 

Michael Blackmer
Owner

Mike's Thoughts - January 22

Mike's Thoughts - January 22

Happy Monday everyone. Wanted to check in today on a few things since we’ve gone awhile without much activity. Hope you are all having a good winter so far.

We’ve had a few sporadic announcements over the last couple weeks regarding our 2018 schedule. If you missed it, we will race on both Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Weekend this year. $1,500-to-win for the B Modifieds on the 26th, and $2,000-to-win for the UMP Late Models and $1,500-to-win for the UMP Modifieds on the 27th!

Mike's Thoughts - December 22

Mike's Thoughts - December 22

You may have noticed over the last several weeks, we’ve been featuring some classic ‘throwback’ pictures from the earlier days of Merritt Speedway. Seeing the positive response to those has been pretty neat, and why we continued to push it. Unfortunately, we are short on pictures that haven’t yet been shared. If you have a vintage picture before 2000, send it over to us via the Facebook page. 

Mike's Thoughts - November 22

Mike's Thoughts - November 22

Good afternoon everyone! I just wanted to take the time and wish ya’ll a very good Thanksgiving tomorrow. Remember to be thankful for all the things in your life that are important to you, and don’t be afraid to express that gratitude as well.

Mike's Thoughts - November 13

Mike's Thoughts - November 13

Last Saturday night, we officially ended the 2017 season with our banquet at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The night went great and I’d like to thank the Soaring Eagle staff for all their hard work on making the event a success. Great food, atmosphere, and all around experience.

Mike's Thoughts - October 23

Mike's Thoughts - October 23

As most of you know, we hosted the Indian Summer Special this past Saturday afternoon! It was a picture-perfect day to say the least, hitting 75 degrees and mostly sunny skies.

Oct. 21 - Indian Summer Special

Merritt Speedway has rescheduled the Indian Summer Special for next Saturday, October 21. The long-range forecast currently shows nice weather, maybe even in the 70’s for next Saturday!