When Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) pulls to the starting line for Q1 on Friday afternoon at the 2018 NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in Norwalk, OH, it will have been 3 years since the team last crossed the finish line in the Buckeye State while taking home a runner-up finish to Chris Demke. While the goal remains the same, a lot has changed since that Sunday afternoon in 2015.
It is with great pride that we announce our newly formed partnership with Energize, LLC., the marketing brainchild of Summit Motorsports Park’s Bill Bader Jr. This partnership will be on full display at both the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (June 22-24) and Summit Motorsports Park’s popular Night Under Fire event (August 11).
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® brand will unite once again in 2018 after agreeing to an extension of their mutually beneficial partnership for the seventh consecutive year. MBR and Champion's partnership, born from a grand prize winning entry in Champion’s inaugural “Search for A Champion” contest in 2012, has continued to grow on an annual basis and is now featured on a national stage in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
Momentum, paired with some fortunate breaks on both Saturday and Sunday, helped pave the way for MBR and the Champion Auto Parts A/fuel dragster to secure a spot in the final round against Shawn Cowie, the current #2 ranked Top Alcohol Dragster in the world. Michalek Brothers Racing battled their way past Justin Ashley, Brandon Greco, and Alan Bradshaw in 3 closely contested races to square off with Cowie in the final race of the weekend with the Wally on the line.
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) returns to North Carolina this weekend for its annual stop at Bruton Smith’s spectacular zMAX Dragway facility, and Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is set to roll out the Champion Auto Parts sponsored entry for the first time in NHRA National Event competition.
After sitting idle for over two years to build an A/fuel dragster operation from nearly the ground up, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) turned in a passing performance in their first weekend back on track in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
2 years, 1 month, and 3 days. A timeframe that continues to grow with each sunrise, but one worth noting as the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to Indiana for the second time in 2017. It’s been that long since Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) last pulled off the track in Norwalk, OH with a runner-up finish at Summit Motorsports Park’s 2015 national event. While it’s hard to put into perspective how much has changed since that day, MBR’s hunger for competing at the NHRA’s highest levels of racing remains steadfast.
Michalek Brothers Racing & Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® Brand Extend Partnership for Sixth Consecutive Year
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® brand will hit the track together in 2017 after agreeing to a contract extension for the sixth consecutive year of their mutually beneficial partnership. Since winning Champion’s inaugural “Search for A Champion” contest in 2012, MBR’s partnership with Champion has prospered and the team now competes on a national stage in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
List out the times you have been handed something that truly changed your life. Odds are you’re here and you’re reading this because you are in the position we were five years ago. You feel like you’re one break away from proving to the racing community that you’re among the best in the world when the green flag drops or when the amber light flashes.
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 Top Alcohol Dragster category within the NHRA’s 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.