Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) turned in the most successful performance at the NHRA U.S. Nationals in three tries by recording a first round win over the 2021 event champions, Jackie Fricke and Finke Racing, this past Sunday in Indianapolis. MBR used a 5.293 second pass at 271.08MPH to defeat Fricke’s 5.304 second lap at 270.70MPH. This round win marked MBR’s first time ever advancing to the quarter-finals at the NHRA’s most prestigious national event.
After a 3-race stint inside home state borders, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) heads to Indianapolis riding a wave of momentum. MBR will square off against 21 of the nation’s best Top Alcohol Dragster entries as they make their third appearance at the NHRA’s crown jewel event, the Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) captured their third win at Summit Motorsports Park’s famed Night Under Fire event by running a 5.391 second pass at 270MPH in the final round to defeat Mike Hepp’s 5.663 second 247MPH effort. MBR has now won the Top Alcohol Dragster title during the 2018, 2019, and 2022 editions of the event.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is prepped for their fourth trip to Summit Motorsports Park’s (get directions) famed Night Under Fire event. In a year that has seen the team reel off a national event win and a 5.18 second lap, the level of intensity for going into a race has never been higher. This year’s edition will feature a head-to-head showdown under the lights between MBR’s Fund That Flip/Empowerment Alliance A/fuel dragster vs. Mike Hepp’s eBay Motors blown top alcohol dragster.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is preparing for a midseason homestand with this weekend’s JEGS SPORTSnationals at National Trail Raceway (get directions) just outside of Columbus, Ohio. The historic central Ohio facility will welcome some of the nation’s best Top Alcohol Dragster drivers and teams for a nearly week long event that will crown champions by Sunday evening, and MBR is eager to fire up their Fund That Flip / Empowerment Alliance A/fuel dragster so close to home.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) was dealt an early exit at the 2022 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio when Madison Payne narrowly crossed the finish line first in the opening round of eliminations by .007 seconds; a margin of victory of less than 3 feet. The first round loss once again denied MBR their first round win at an NHRA sanctioned event at Summit Motorsports Park since 2015’s runner-up finish.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with Burnyzz Speed Shop for the remainder of the 2022 NHRA racing season. MBR and Burnyzz will hit the track together for the team’s 5 remaining events of the season including 3 races in Ohio and solo stops in Indiana and Texas.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) officially enters the busiest part of their 2022 schedule as the team kicks off a three-race tour in Ohio at this weekend’s NHRA national event in Norwalk. MBR travels to Summit Motorsports Park (get directions) after a nearly two month break following their most recent event at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) clawed their way through the field at the 2022 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals to capture their first national event win as car owners and second national event win overall. MBR has now been to 4 NHRA national event final rounds, 3 of which have come at the palatial zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Just over one year after Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) pulled out of the gates of zMAX Dragway with a severely wounded motor and a charred racecar, the team returns to the spectacular Charlotte, North Carolina facility looking to rewrite the story. MBR will once again compete at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals and the action kicks off this Friday afternoon when qualifying gets under way.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with SJK Machine for the 2022 NHRA racing season. MBR and SJK Machine will hit the road together for 6 events in the upcoming season making stops in North Carolina, Ohio (3), Indiana, and Texas.
Michalek Brothers Racing Runs Career Best Elapsed Time En Route to Quarter-Final Finish at 2022 NHRA Gatornationals
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) closed out a marathon week in Gainesville, Florida with a top half qualifying position and a round win at the 2022 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) heads south to Gainesville, FL this weekend to kick off their 2022 campaign at the prestigious Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals. This first stop marks the start of MBR’s most ambitious campaign to date where the team will compete in 7 events contested in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Texas from March to October.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is proud to announce a newly formed partnership with Right Trailers for the 2022 NHRA racing season. MBR and Right Trailers will hit the road together for 7 events in the upcoming season making stops in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Indiana, and Texas.
The last time Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) sent their Fund That Flip / Empowerment Alliance A/fuel dragster rocketing down the zMAX Dragway quarter-mile, the team was on a record-breaking pass before the run ended in carnage due to a broken crankshaft and a resulting oil fire prior to reaching the finish line.
The Dodge//SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals will be remembered as a bittersweet weekend for Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR). MBR had a career weekend on track in Indianapolis showing impressive performance and consistency running elapsed times of 5.290, 5.299, 5.297, and 5.292 seconds at speeds of up to 279.32MPH — all of which were the quickest and fastest runs the team has made to date. These performances reset the team’s quickest elapsed time by .027 seconds and highest speed by over 8 miles per hour.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is prepared for a big finish to their 2021 racing season, and it starts this Thursday at the NHRA’s most prestigious and longest-running event on tour: the Dodge SRT NHRA U.S. Nationals. Labor Day Weekend has become synonymous with drag racing’s biggest stage as NHRA competitors head to Indianapolis to begin their final push to decide class championships. For MBR, “The Big Go” marks an opportunity to continue building on the performance found at their most recent outing in Norwalk, Ohio.
For the third time in 4 years, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Gutierrez Brothers Racing put on a side-by-side show in front of a record-breaking crowd during the 44th running of the Kelly Services Night Under Fire in Norwalk, OH. In the event’s lone show round, J.P. Gutierriez’s 5.29 second lap at 266MPH edged out MBR’s 5.38 at 271MPH prior to an area-wide power outage forcing an early completion to the evening.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) kicks off the second half of their season in grand fashion at Summit Motorsports Park (GET DIRECTIONS) this Saturday, August 7 at the 44th running of the track’s famed Night Under Fire event. For one night only, MBR and Gutierrez Brothers Racing (GBR) will line up their 270MPH Top Alcohol Dragsters head-to-head under the lights in front of a capacity crowd in Norwalk, OH.
In a bounce-back weekend following major damage to the team’s Fund That Flip / Empowerment Alliance sponsored A/fuel dragster at the team’s previous event in Charlotte, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) qualified for the 15th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH before being defeated by the #2 qualifier, Jasmine Salinas, in the first round of eliminations.
After an up and down weekend to kick off the 2021 season at the NGK/NTK Four Wide Nationals in Charlotte, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) returns to action this weekend at the 15th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, OH. This event will mark the team’s first NHRA event in MBR’s home state since running the 2018 edition.
It was a weekend full of ups and downs for Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) to kick off the 2021 season at zMAX Dragway just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. MBR’s Fund That Flip / Empowerment Alliance entry qualified in the #10 position with a 5.317 second lap at 268MPH, the team’s quickest elapsed time to date, and was out front in its first round matchup until a crankshaft failure ended the team’s attempt to earn their spot in Sunday’s semi-final round. To add insult to injury, a resulting oil fire just past the finish line in the first round of eliminations caused sizable damage to MBR’s A/fuel dragster that will need to be repaired prior to the team’s next outing.
After a nearly 4 year absence, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) will once again make the tow down I-77 to the home of two of the team’s most successful national event appearances. In just 3 races at the famed North Carolina facility, MBR has battled their way to the final round twice, including a victory at the 2014 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.
The Empowerment Alliance Begins Partnership with Summit Motorsports Park and Michalek Brothers Racing in 2021
Summit Motorsports Park and Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) are proud to announce a joint partnership with The Empowerment Alliance beginning in the 2021 racing season. The Empowerment Alliance will become the official “American Energy Independence” partner of Summit Motorsports Park and a major associate sponsor on the MBR A/fuel dragster at 6 races in 2021.
After a successful partnership debut between Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) and Fund That Flip in 2020, MBR is stocking up on the inventory required to attempt the most ambitious schedule in team history. The team will kick their efforts into high gear with six appearances in Ohio, North Carolina, and Indiana in 2021.