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Michalek Brothers Racing Eliminated by the Narrowest of Margins at Dodge NHRA Nationals

Michalek Brothers Racing Eliminated by the Narrowest of Margins at Dodge NHRA Nationals

In a weekend marred by electrical gremlins and wet, humid conditions, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) suffered a first round loss at the hands of Brandon Greco by .0003 seconds, approximately 1 inch, while racing side-by-side at over 268MPH.

Michalek Brothers Racing Locked in for Maple Grove

Michalek Brothers Racing Locked in for Maple Grove

Michalek Brothers Racing’s (MBR) sophomore season of team ownership comes to a conclusion this week at the Dodge NHRA Nationals in Reading, Pennsylvania. In a year of mixed results, including a win at the 41st annual Kelly Services Night Under Fire, MBR heads east on a mission to close out the year strong while building momentum going into the 2019 season.

Michalek Brothers Racing Wins 2018 Night Under Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing Wins 2018 Night Under Fire

On a night that saw more fans pack their way through the gates than any other night before in the storied history of Summit Motorsports Park, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) walked away with the hardware in their first appearance at the 41st running of the Kelly Services Night Under Fire. A record-breaking sold out crowd of over 40,000 fans saw a hotly contested battle between the MBR A/fuel dragster entry and Gutierrez Brothers Racing's (GBR) blown alcohol dragster.

Kiko Landscape Design Joins Michalek Brothers Racing

Kiko Landscape Design Joins Michalek Brothers Racing

An announcement that is over 20 years in the making is now official. Kiko Landscape Design has joined Michalek Brothers Racing as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2018 season aboard the team’s 4,500 horsepower A/fuel Dragster.

MBR Primed for Under the Lights Showdown at 2018 Night Under Fire

MBR Primed for Under the Lights Showdown at 2018 Night Under Fire

Brothers vs. brothers. Injected nitro vs. blown alcohol. Ohio vs. Michigan. On Saturday, August 11, the storylines will be plentiful. For one night only, Michalek Brothers Racing and Gutierrez Brothers Racing will line up their 270MPH Top Alcohol Dragsters head-to-head under the lights in front of a capacity crowd at the famed Summit Motorsports Park.

Michalek Brothers Racing Bows Out Early in Norwalk

Michalek Brothers Racing Bows Out Early in Norwalk

In a weekend plagued by persistent rain showers, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) was unable to gain traction in their opening race of the 2018 season.

Michalek Brothers Racing Energized for First Ohio Race Since 2015

Michalek Brothers Racing Energized for First Ohio Race Since 2015

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.

ENERGIZE, LLC partners with Michalek Brothers Racing

ENERGIZE, LLC partners with Michalek Brothers Racing

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 & Champion Auto Parts Extend Partnership for 2018

Michalek Brothers Racing & Champion Auto Parts Extend Partnership for 2018

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing Earns Runner-Up Finish at NHRA Carolina Nationals

Michalek Brothers Racing Earns Runner-Up Finish at NHRA Carolina Nationals

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing Looks to Close Out 2017 on a High Note

Michalek Brothers Racing Looks to Close Out 2017 on a High Note

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing has Successful Debut in Indianapolis

Michalek Brothers Racing has Successful Debut in Indianapolis

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.

Indianapolis Marks the Start of a New Era for Michalek Brothers Racing

Indianapolis Marks the Start of a New Era for Michalek Brothers Racing

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 & 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.

Search for a Champion Victory Stories – 2012

Search for a Champion Victory Stories – 2012

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing 2016 Midyear Status Update

Michalek Brothers Racing 2016 Midyear Status Update

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 and Simpson Performance Products Begin Partnership in 2016

Michalek Brothers Racing and Simpson Performance Products Begin Partnership in 2016

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.

Champion Spark Plugs and Michalek Brothers Racing Renew Partnership for Fifth Consecutive Year

Champion Spark Plugs and Michalek Brothers Racing Renew Partnership for Fifth 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 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 to Field Top Alcohol Dragster Entry in 2016

Michalek Brothers Racing to Field Top Alcohol Dragster Entry in 2016

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.

Corey Michalek Posts Runner-Up Finish to Defending National Champion, Chris Demke, in Norwalk

Corey Michalek Posts Runner-Up Finish to Defending National Champion, Chris Demke, in Norwalk

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 Appeared on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro (6/30)

Michalek Brothers Racing Appeared on WFO Radio NHRA Nitro (6/30)

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

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.

Kyle Michalek Has Strong Performance in Houston Debut

Kyle Michalek Has Strong Performance in Houston Debut

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.

Kyle Michalek Looks to Build on Past Texas Success in 2015 Debut

Kyle Michalek Looks to Build on Past Texas Success in 2015 Debut

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 Bows Out Early at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Michalek Brothers Racing Bows Out Early at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

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.

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