Faster Horses Festival
The Faster Horses Festival returns to Michigan International Speedway in 2016 on July 15-17. Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Eric Church will lead the hard hitting lineup along with top acts A Thousand Horses, Alan Jackson, Big & Rich, Jana Kramer, Jon Pardi, Sam Hunt and Travis Tritt. The festival is set to be a prime summer event featuring two stages, nine campgrounds, late night jam sessions, food trucks, water slides and more to highlight the unique summer lifestyle experience in the area. Fans can even camp at the speedway.
Charity Track & Toy Drive
The Charity Track & Toy Drive is on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donate a non-perishable food item or a new, unwrapped toy and take a lap around the track in your own vehicle. The event helps the Brooklyn Food Bank, Toys for Tots and MIS Cares. Photos with Santa for $10 available. Refreshments provided by Americrown and MIS Cares will be available. Weather permitting, no motorcycles.
Michigan International Speedway has been chosen to be the state’s host venue for Tough Mudder in 2016, a hardcore, 12-mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. The Tough Mudder event will take place Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, at Michigan International Speedway.
Spirit of America
Michigan International Speedway is pleased to announce it will continue its tradition of the Spirit of America blood drive on Sunday, September 11. The annual blood drive at the racetrack began as a tribute in 2002 in honor of the victims and heroes of 9-11.
Track Laps - Track Tours
Fans will have an opportunity to drive on the two-mile oval at Michigan International Speedway and then take a behind the scenes tour. In 2016, guests can experience both on the same day as the speedway will host track laps and track tours together.
Obstacle course style races are popular among adults. Now, children get their opportunity to compete in the Art Moehn Chevrolet Childrenz Challenge presented by AOS, RW Mercer and Kelly Experss Marts on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The course, built for accomplishment, not punishment will feature 13 obstacles and finish with a 100-foot slip-n-slide. Children ages 4-8 years old will compete on a 1.5-mile course while children 9-13 will traverse a two-mile course.
Driving schools give fans the opportunity to drive actual stock cars around the two-mile Irish Hills oval at top speeds or just take a two-lap ride with a professional driver around the track.
Formula SAE is an educational competition that challenges university undergraduate and graduate engineering students to design, build and compete in scaled-down, Formula-style autocross race cars.
Michigan Kart Club
The Michigan Kart Club will host a go kart road race at Michigan International Speedway in 2015 on May 21-22 and September 24-25. The MKC had more than 300 entrants from as far away as Texas and Oklahoma a year ago.
Make A Wish
The Wish-A-Mile 300 Bicycle Tour, or WAM as it is affectionately known by riders, is a three-day tour through the state of Michigan beginning on July 28 and ending at MIS on July 31. A special 50-mile ride through the sprawling Irish Hills is July 31.