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MBR Defeated at U.S. Nationals by 6-Thousandths of a Second

MBR Defeated at U.S. Nationals by 6-Thousandths of a Second

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) raced to a qualifying spot in the top half of the field at the 69th running of the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana. In one of the closest races of the weekend, MBR’s Fund That Flip/Safe-T-Support hot rod led all the way past the 1000’ mark until Jackie Fricke was able to sneak by at the stripe by just .0064 seconds in the opening round of eliminations.

Michalek Brothers Racing Focused And Ready For Norwalk’s Night Under Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing Focused And Ready For Norwalk’s Night Under Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) returns to Summit Motorsports Park (get directions) in Norwalk, Ohio for the second and final appearance of the 2023 season. MBR heads to Night Under Fire with a detailed plan to get their Fund That Flip sponsored hot rod back to making 275+MPH blasts down the racetrack.

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks off Second Half of 2023 Season at Virginia Motorsports Park’s Night of Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks off Second Half of 2023 Season at Virginia Motorsports Park’s Night of Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) heads to Virginia Motorsports park for the first time as car owners this weekend for the track’s massive Night of Fire event to compete for a $10,000 winner payout in the Top Alcohol Dragster Challenge presented by The Empowerment Alliance. As a part of the PDRA ProStars event, competitors will also be competing for the first ever non-sanctioned PDRA 660 man trophy.

First Round Red Light Masks Solid Norwalk Outing for MBR

First Round Red Light Masks Solid Norwalk Outing for MBR

Michalek Brother Racing's (MBR) Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals outing was cut short for the second event in a row due to a red light start in the opening round of eliminations. MBR used two solid qualifying passes during the rain shortened event, including a 5.304 at 272MPH, to qualify in the #12 position for one of the most competitive fields of Top Alcohol Dragsters in NHRA history. A -.165-second false start against eventual event champion Kirk Wolf during round 1 of eliminations ended the team's weekend on Saturday evening.

Michalek Brothers Racing Celebrates 20 Years of Racing This Weekend in Norwalk

Michalek Brothers Racing Celebrates 20 Years of Racing This Weekend in Norwalk

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) kicks their 2023 season into high gear this weekend as they make the quick trip north to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Michalek Brothers Racing Exits Four-Wide Nationals After First Round False Start

Michalek Brothers Racing Exits Four-Wide Nationals After First Round False Start

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) turned in a solid on-track performance at the 2023 Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals posting a 5.271 second pass at over 273MPH during the second round of qualifying to secure the #7 position. MBR's hopes of repeating as defending event champions collapsed during the opening round of eliminations at the hands of a -.021 false start reaction time.

MBR Looking Forward to the Challenge of 4-Wide Competition This Weekend in Charlotte

MBR Looking Forward to the Challenge of 4-Wide Competition This Weekend in Charlotte

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is back in action for the first time in 6 weeks since their season opening semi-final finish at the NHRA Gatornationals in March. MBR heads to zMAX Dragway, a home-away-from-home of sorts, for their annual spring stop at the “Bellagio of Dragstrips” to compete in the east coast’s only 4-wide event.

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks off 2023 with Semi-final Finish in Gainesville

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks off 2023 with Semi-final Finish in Gainesville

The 2023 NHRA national event season opener will go down in history as a story of perseverance for Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR). Over the course of two weeks in Gainesville, Florida, MBR’s Fund That Flip sponsored A/fuel dragster towed to the starting line a total of 10 times and with each lap came an opportunity for the team to learn something about both their 4,500 horsepower hot rod and themselves as a collective group.

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks Off 2023 National Event Campaign in Florida

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks Off 2023 National Event Campaign in Florida

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) returns to action today in NHRA National Event competition as qualifying begins for the 2023 NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL.

Michalek Brothers Racing Locked and Loaded for a Showdown at 2022 Finale in Dallas

Michalek Brothers Racing Locked and Loaded for a Showdown at 2022 Finale in Dallas

Michalek Brothers Racing (MBR) is heading to the Lonestar State to close out their final event of the 2022 season at the Texas Stampede of Speed. MBR will square off against a stacked field of 23 of the nation’s best Top Alcohol Dragsters and it will be the team’s first time competing at the Texas Motorplex located just outside of Dallas.

MBR Advances to Final 8 Cars at 2022 U.S. Nationals

MBR Advances to Final 8 Cars at 2022 U.S. Nationals

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing Prepped for NHRA U.S. Nationals

Michalek Brothers Racing Prepped for NHRA U.S. Nationals

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 Wins 45th Anniversary Night Under Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing Wins 45th Anniversary Night Under Fire

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 Ready for a Saturday Night Showdown at 2022 Night Under Fire

Michalek Brothers Racing Ready for a Saturday Night Showdown at 2022 Night Under Fire

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.

MBR Hits Halfway Point in 2022 Schedule This Weekend in Columbus

MBR Hits Halfway Point in 2022 Schedule This Weekend in Columbus

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 Eliminated by .007 Seconds in Norwalk

Michalek Brothers Racing Eliminated by .007 Seconds in Norwalk

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.

Burnyzz Speed Shop Partners with Michalek Brothers Racing for 5 Events in 2022

Burnyzz Speed Shop Partners with Michalek Brothers Racing for 5 Events in 2022

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 Locked in for 3 Race Ohio Stretch

Michalek Brothers Racing Locked in for 3 Race Ohio Stretch

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 Edges Out Competition for 2022 Four-Wide Nationals Event Win

Michalek Brothers Racing Edges Out Competition for 2022 Four-Wide Nationals Event Win

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing Ready for Four-Wide Redemption

Michalek Brothers Racing Ready for Four-Wide Redemption

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.

SJK Machine Joins Michalek Brothers Racing as Associate Sponsor

SJK Machine Joins Michalek Brothers Racing as Associate Sponsor

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 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 Kicks Off Biggest Year Yet in Gainesville

Michalek Brothers Racing Kicks Off Biggest Year Yet in Gainesville

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 Partners with Right Trailers for 2022 Season

Michalek Brothers Racing Partners with Right Trailers for 2022 Season

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.

Michalek Brothers Racing Returns to Charlotte with Unfinished Business

Michalek Brothers Racing Returns to Charlotte with Unfinished Business

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.

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