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.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) returned to action this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Denso Spark Plugs NHRA U.S. Nationals, turning in a performance with mixed results. The Fund That Flip sponsored A/fuel dragster made a 5.37 second run on Thursday evening — the team’s best run in NHRA competition, but was unable to improve on that performance the rest of the weekend before being defeated in the first round of eliminations by Matt Cummings.
It’s been an extended off season for Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR), but the countdown clock strikes zero this weekend. MBR will use the long holiday weekend to go toe-to-toe with the nation’s best Top Alcohol Dragster teams, and to kick off a new era by debuting their brand new partnership with Fund That Flip — a fast, reliable capital provider for experienced real estate investors who are rehabilitating residential properties.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) heads into the 2020 race season with high levels of optimism and excitement. Coming off a career best run at MBR’s most recent outing, the team is hard at work preparing for a return to NHRA National Event competition in 2020 and 2021. The catalyst behind these opportunities is the brand new primary partnership with Fund That Flip, a leader in providing short-term loans to experienced real estate investors.
On a day that was highlighted by events off the racetrack, Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) successfully defended their Night Under Fire title from 2018 in front of Summit Motorsports Park’s largest single-day crowd in the track’s storied history. MBR used two strong performances in the ENERGIZE A/fuel dragster during the show rounds, including a 5.37 second opening lap at 268MPH and a 5.31 second lap at 239MPH under the lights, to narrowly edge out J.P. Gutierrez and the rest of the MGM Grand Detroit team. The final lap of the night was quick enough to reset MBR’s quickest E.T. as the team continues to inch closer to the 5.2-second performance barrier.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) returns to competition at Summit Motorsports Park on Saturday, August 10 to defend their Top Alcohol Dragster title from the 2018 Night Under Fire. The MBR A/fuel dragster will roll out of the trailer donning the Stephanie Andrews Michalek commemorative decal for the first time, and friends and family will be wearing identical pins to come together as one to celebrate Steph’s life.
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) roars into Central this weekend for race 1 of 6 of the 2019 NHRA North Central Regional tour. Each year as the season gets underway, some of the best Top Alcohol Dragster teams in the country square off just outside of Columbus, OH to begin their march towards a regional championship. For the series’ first of two visits to the Buckeye State in 2019, a familiar partnership will be re-established.
Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) heads into 2019 with a new perspective, humbled by the love and support of family and friends, and the overwhelming embrace from the racing community far and wide.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.