Hi everyone, and thanks for checking in to see what’s happening at MBR! While the 2016 season has not yielded the amount of on-track action we had hoped for, we have continued to stay very busy away from the track by working to put all of the pieces and parts in place for our new Top Alcohol Dragster team. It is a very large undertaking starting up one of these teams from the ground up that requires massive amounts of time and money.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is excited to announce a newly formed partnership with Simpson Performance Products for the 2016 racing season. MBR and Simpson will embark on their first year of official partnership in the NHRA's Top Alcohol Dragster category within the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is excited to announce a continued partnership with Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ (NASDAQ: FDML) Champion® Spark Plugs brand for the 2016 race season. The upcoming season marks a significant milestone as MBR and Champion move into the fifth year of a successful partnership. 2016 will be MBR’s most ambitious season on track as the team prepares to debut its own NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster within the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) has entered a new era. After 3 years of part-time involvement in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series behind the wheel of the Dreher Motorsports A/fuel dragster, the team will move forward with fielding its own Top Alcohol Dragster entry under the MBR banner. Michalek Brothers Racing has taken possession of a 2010 Spitzer Enterprises A/fuel dragster and is in the process of preparing the car and assembling a team for a 2016 debut.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Dreher Motorsports entered the 9th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio on a mission to mix it up with some of the best Top Alcohol Dragster racers in the country on 4th of July weekend. Corey Michalek returned to the driver's seat hoping to feed off the momentum built during the team’s semi-final finish in Houston just a few months back when brother Kyle Michalek was behind the wheel. This marked the first time that the younger Michalek had piloted the Dreher Motorsports A/fueler since bowing out early at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina this past March.
Michalek Brothers Racing driver Corey Michalek appeared on the June 30 edition of WFO Radio NHRA Nitro with host Joe Castello to discuss this weekend's running of the 9th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Michalek Brothers Racing and Dreher Motorsports Head to Norwalk Looking to go to Work Over the Holiday Weekend
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) rolls into the Buckeye State this weekend for its annual stop in Norwalk, Ohio. Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Dreher Motorsports will join forces once again to field an entry in the ultra-competitive Top Alcohol Dragster class at the 9th running of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Over the course of three hot, humid days in Houston, TX, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR), Dreher Motorsports, and the Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) teamed up to post a string of impressive performances en route to a semi-final finish at the 28th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals.
Over the course of five years in the early-2000’s, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) made a habit of turning in dominant performances in the state Texas while working as pit crew members for Mark Thomas Racing. During the span of 2003-2007, MBR racked up an impressive résumé with 2 victories, one runner-up, one semi-final appearance, and one quarter-final appearance. Now, after a 7 year absence from the Lone Star State, MBR arrives in Houston with a hunger to continue their history of success; this time in the driver’s seat.
Michalek Brothers Racing opened their 2015 NHRA campaign this past weekend at the 8th Annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Driving the Dreher Motorsports A/fuel dragster, Corey Michalek came into the event with his sights set on defending his event title from the previous year.
Just under one year ago, Corey Michalek entered his debut race in the NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster class, the 2014 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, behind the wheel of a 3,500 horsepower A/fuel dragster with wide-eyes and a great appreciation for having the opportunity to compete against some of the best Top Alcohol Dragster drivers on the planet. Three days later, a dream was realized when MBR and Dreher Motorsports crossed the finish line at nearly 270mph on Sunday afternoon to take home the Wally trophy in Corey's first ever start.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is excited to announce a continuing partnership agreement with the Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. (KAG) for the 2015 racing season. KAG returns to the team for a second straight year with an expanded schedule, and will serve as the MBR’s primary sponsor for the Charlotte, Houston, and Norwalk national events.
Michalek Brothers Racing & Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion Spark Plugs Brand Renew Partnership for Fourth Consecutive Year
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is excited to announce a continued partnership with Federal-Mogul Motorparts' (NASDAQ: FDML) Champion® Spark Plugs brand for the 2015 race season. Kyle and Corey Michalek won the brand’s inaugural “Search for a Champion” contest in 2012 and have since carried the iconic Champion bowtie branding across the country on the sides of a 270MPH A/fuel dragster. In 2015, MBR and four Federal-Mogul Motorparts brands will once again collaborate to compete within the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
The MBR/Dreher Motorsports A/fuel dragster entry sponsored by the Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) and Champion Spark Plugs qualified #11 amongst a field of 21 of the nation's premier Top Alcohol Dragster drivers at the 8th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH. Taking place over the course of a picture-perfect 4th of July weekend, this was the team’s third NHRA national event appearance as competitors; all of which MBR has successfully advanced to eliminations.
It has only been 44 days since Michalek Brothers Racing pulled off the Summit Motorsports Park property at the conclusion of the 8th annual Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars race, but for brothers and teammates Kyle and Corey Michalek, it feels more like 44 years. The wait, however, comes to an end this weekend as the team, partnered with Dreher Motorsports, returns to Norwalk, Ohio alongside 24 of the best Top Alcohol Dragsters in the country to vie for the coveted Wally that is up for grabs at the 8th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.
Just under one year ago, Kyle Michalek quickly found success in the 270 mph Top Alcohol Dragster class during the the team's debut event at the 2013 Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars NHRA Lucas Oil regional event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH. The team's runner-up finish validated the partnership between Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Dreher Motorsports as a legitimate contender.
Michalek Brothers Racing completed a dream weekend April 11-13 during the 5th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina by picking up the event win in the Top Alcohol Dragster class. Rookie driver Corey Michalek piloted the Champion Spark Plugs A/fuel dragster, prepared by Dreher Motorsports, all the way to the winner’s circle in his competition debut.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is extremely pleased to announce a partnership agreement with the Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. (KAG). KAG will support MBR during the 2014 season and will serve as the team's primary sponsor during the 8th Annual Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars NHRA Lucas Oil regional event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH May 16-18.
Michalek Brothers Racing's (MBR) 2013 season behind the wheel of the Dreher Motorsports A/fuel dragster, albeit brief, was one to remember. Coming out of nowhere, then rookie driver Kyle Michalek qualified #2 and finished runner-up at the team's very first NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in an A/fuel dragster; the NHRA's fastest form of semi-professional competition. Fast forward to July and Kyle went on to make a splash in MBR's NHRA national event debut by successfully qualifying for the field of 16 and gaining the team's first national exposure on the ESPN2 race broadcast. The season wrapped up with test sessions in August and October at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis when Corey Michalek upgraded his competition license to A/fuel, and closed out 2013 with a 5.55 second blast at over 261mph to set himself up for a 2014 debut.
Michalek Brothers Racing & Federal Mogul’s Champion Spark Plugs Brand to Continue Partnership for Third Straight Year
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is excited to once again announce a continued partnership with Federal-Mogul Corporation’s (NASDAQ: FDML) Champion® Spark Plugs brand. The Champion brand will be a prominent associate sponsor on MBR’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series A/fuel dragster entry with additional Federal-Mogul brand support coming from the company’s Fel-Pro® Gaskets and Sealed Power® and Speed-Pro® engine components brands.
In late August of the 2013 NHRA season, Corey Michalek began his A/fuel dragster licensing process during the annual U.S. Nationals test session at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Indianapolis. Behind the wheel of the Dreher Motorsports dragster, and under the tutelage of Randy and Jared Dreher, Corey made 5 runs and ran his first 5 second pass at over 244 MPH to complete all but one of the required license upgrade runs at this time.
The 2014 Search for a Champion contest returns to www.AlwaysAChampion.com on Nov. 1, 2013! Now in its third year, the popular Web-based competition will offer 15 $5,000 Champion racing sponsorships and one $50,000 Search for a Champion grand-prize sponsorship. To enter the contest, grassroots racers must submit a 2-minute video that best demonstrates their commitment to winning a racing title with the help of Champion Spark Plugs.
The Michalek Brothers Racing A/fuel dragster sponsored by Champion Spark Plugs qualified #10 at the 7th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH. This was the team’s first NHRA national event as competitors.
Michalek Brothers Racing is excited to announce its return to NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster competition at the 7th Annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals July 5-7 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH. Coming off of a dream debut race at last month's Mickey Mart Rewards Cavalcade of Stars, this event will be MBR's first entry into NHRA national event competition.
Kyle Michalek Races the Champion Spark Plugs Dragster to Runner-Up Finish in NHRA A/fuel Dragster Debut
Rookie driver Kyle Michalek and the Dreher Motorsports team wasted no time in setting the pace for a break out debut weekend. Kyle went to the top of the class on Friday night during Q1 with a time of 5.398 seconds @ 259.86 MPH which was good enough to put him in the #2 qualifying position. This strong performance was indicative of what was to come for the remainder of the race weekend.