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.
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.