Michalek Brothers Racing Prepped for NHRA U.S. Nationals
Third appearance at the “Big Go”
Michalek Brothers Racing heads back to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park hoping to ride the wave of momentum of 4 career best passes at the 2021 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.
“It’s a privilege to be able to compete at this level, and to be able to line up against the best competitors in the class at the most prestigious event on tour is something we do not take for granted,” said Kyle. “We have been chipping away at our setup all year and we have two races left on the 2022 tour. We plan to get after it this weekend at Indy and keep the momentum rolling!”
This year marks the return to the traditional Friday through Monday schedule for the U.S. Nationals and MBR will kick off the event with two scheduled qualifying attempts at 12:00PM and 4:00PM on Friday afternoon. Saturday’s lone qualifying session will be contested at 11:15AM prior to Sunday’s two rounds of eliminations at 9:45AM and 2:15PM. The final four remaining cars will then get the chance to race for the Wally on Labor Day Monday with the semifinals being contested at 12:00PM, and the final round will be run at 1:50PM.
Michalek Brothers Racing returns to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park hoping to recreate their performance from the 2021 Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals where they made four runs in the 5.2-second zone at nearly 280MPH.
“I’m really excited to get back to Indy,” said Corey. “This is the race that really pushed our team to new heights last year when we made our four quickest and fastest runs ever up to that point by dipping into the 5.20s at nearly 280MPH. 2022 has been a great year for MBR, but I wish everyone could see how locked in everyone has been since Night Under Fire. Even though we have had recent success, we have not been satisfied with the performance of the car and there has been a massive effort these past few weeks to ensure that we are able to execute to the level we expect to be able to when we roll the starter for Q1 on Friday. Expectations are high, and we’re doing everything we can to exceed them.”