Press Release from May 22, 2011 – Bow Tie Challenge and Upcoming Events at Northern Michigan Dragway


Sunday 5-22-2010

1st Annual Bow Tie Challenge at Northern Michigan Dragway

-Kaleva, MI
Northern Michigan Dragway hosted this past weekend their Inaugural “Bow Tie Challenge”. Starting on Friday Night with After Hours Street Drags a Head-Ups Racing Program billed as a “Run Whatcha Brung, and Hope ya Brung Enough” style of event, where people can take their vehicles right off the street and Grudge Race Under the Lights against their friends in safe environment. Friday’s race also featured Street Legal Trophy Eliminations broken down in Time Indexes.

The “Bow Tie Challenge” is a Bracket Race similar to the “Mopars Against the World” Event held annually at Northern Michigan Dragway, the only difference is that Chevy (BowTies) were match up against all other makes (World). Time Trials for the Saturdays Night’s “Bow Tie Challenge” ran for about an hour before the rains set in, most racers and race fans waited on hand until all that could be done was postponed until Sunday Morning. With the track dried and prepped Time Trials resumed Sunday at 10am for the “Bow Tie Challenge” Bracket Race. Racers and Race Fans were awarded with nearly 7 hours of excellent racing on Sunday, starting with Rain Postponed Main Event, directly followed by the Bracket Race already schedule for Sunday. The “World” won the Bragging Rights for the 1st. ever Bow Tie Challenge with a score of 62 to 52 but many of the top prizes went to Chevy Drivers, including a $1,000 winner Phil Gunther of Benzonia.

Northern Michigan Dragway has just completed it first major event of the 2011 season and next weekend there is more racing for fans to enjoy. Starting Saturday May 28 for “Night Moves” with Time trials at 7pm/Eliminations 9pm. “Night Moves” is Similar to “After Hours Street Drags” were racers can Run what they Brung, and it also includes the Pro Racers running Heads-Up as well. $10 to Watch, $5 children (ages 8-13), Race $10, Pro $$ Race $20.
Racing continues Sunday May 29 with Bracket Racing with Time trials at 6pm and Eliminations at 8pm. $10 to Watch, $5 children (8-13) (Monday May 30 raindate if unable to race Sunday TT 11am/Race 1pm)
More Information on these events and others at, on Facebook at or on Twitter @NMDragway
Northern Michigan Dragway Phone # 231.362.3439 and E-mail