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(231)362-3439 [email protected] Physical Address: 13991 Potter Rd., Bear Lake 49614 Mailing Address: P. O. Box 19, Kaleva, MI 49645. Northern Michigan Dragway opened Memorial Day Weekend 1970 as Manistee County Dragway. Owner Tom Ledford and his brother, the Late Jim Ledford, built the Dragstrip on their family farm 3 miles North of Kaleva. In 2009 Tom and Sharon Ledford celebrated the 40th Race Season at .

Kaleva- In their 45 years of drag racing facility operation, Northern Michigan Dragway owners Tom and Sharon Ledford have seen some great weekends. They can easily recollect jam-packed race events in each decade, along with some lean times when it seemed the business was in jeopardy. On October 15, 1961, Nick Bakewell, a school teacher from Akron, Ohio, set a new Michigan acceleration record with a blast of 228.187 MPH in his Jet Star Dragster jet-powered car. The drag strip, return road, and staging area were completely resurfaced in 1964. The drag strip closed in 1968 and sat vacant until bought by Jim and Mary Ledford.

You must log in to continue. Log into Facebook. Log In. ORIGINAL MUSCLE CARS FEATURED AT FUNNY CAR NATIONALS. Nostalgia Drag Racing League Shares Stage with Nitro Burners and Jet Dragsters~Four of the winners of this year.

Northern Michigan Dragway. Location: Bear Lake, MI. Description: 1/8 mi Asphalt Drag Strip. View Track's Profile. Northern Michigan Speedway. Location: Muskegon, MI. Description: 1/4 mile Asphalt Drag Strip & 3/8 mile Clay Oval. View Track's Profile. Tri-City Motor Speedway. Location: Auburn, MI. Description: 3/8 Mile Dirt Track Racing. Northern Michigan Dragway - 3 Miles North of Kaleva, Michigan. An 1/8 mile asphalt dragstrip features E.T. Bracket Racing, E.T Street Bracket Racing and 2 of the North's Heads-Up Programs 'After Hours Street Drags' and 'Night Moves'.

6/11/2018 Kaleva, MI - Super weather conditions brought out another great showing of racers and fans to Northern Michigan Dragway. Over 170 race entries battled it out Saturday night at TNT Points Event #6. The Mikus family of racers had possibly their most memorable night of racing in their storied race career.