Qualifying Change for May Aeroquip Heads Up Event


Friday, May 3rd is a GO for racing.

We are making a change to the program to ensure we finish before it gets too cold. There will only be two qualifying sessions for all classes. We will move into eliminations after qualifying.

We hope to see eliminations start by around 6 PM with this change.

We will do our best to keep the program moving quickly, however, we will still take our usual prep times to give you the best racing surface that we can. The best way to help us move the program along is to come to the lanes when we call you and suit up when you know your class is coming up.

See you all tomorrow for a day of wicked fast racing!

The Wait Is Over: Aeroquip Heads Up Friday, May 3rd

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Months of frigid cold and endless snow has led to this, the first Aeroquip Heads Up Race of the season! As much as drag racing fans don’t like winter, it gives these race teams a chance to work on their programs and come back faster, better, and stronger.  

To make this May event even better than ever, we now have Total Venue Concepts coming in to prep the track, and for every Heads Up race this year. If you weren’t sure if you should be here, I’m telling you that you will be MISSING OUT if you aren’t. These cars are going to be wicked fast.  

The jaw dropping speeds of Mechanical Heating & Cooling Run What Ya Brung cars. The Earth-shaking Ground Control Property Services Outlaw 10.5 cars, well… and truck. The wheels up racing in VP Racing Fuels Drag Radial. Liberty’s Gears All Motor who show just how fast you can go without a power adder, SPOILER ALERT: it’s unbelievably fast. The so close you can hardly call it racing of Holbrook Racing Outlaw 632. The zip of the OSDRA/Mott Powersports Sled classes. The no room for error Amsoil Open Comp field. The get up and go of the Diamond Pistons Motor City Muscle Challenge class.

The First Friday Aeroquip Heads Up program brings racers in from all over region. If you want to prove you’re fast, this is where you need to be. If you want to see some of the fastest cars around go head to head, this is where you need to be. If you like to be bored, this isn’t the race for you. If you like edge of your seat racing, this is the place for you. If you want to GET EXCITED, here’s the time and place:


Milan Dragway

Friday, May 3rd

Spectator gates open at 2 PM

Qualifying starts at 2 PM

Eliminations around 7 PM

Aeroquip Heads Up Competitor: Bob Adel

Bob Adel is coming to the August Aeroquip Heads Up race looking to set some personal best numbers in the Diamond Pistons Outlaw 10.5 class. His current best is a 4.25 at 175 MPH. The 1993 “Under Pressure” Twin Turbo Mustang is definitely under some pressure with Bob Adel looking for a new personal best. 

Aeroquip Heads Up Competitor: Brandon Wakeling

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Brandon Wakeling is one of the Mechanical Heating & Cooling Run What Ya Brung competitors. He ran his personal best ET in July when the 1941 Willys Pro Mod went 4.20 in the 1/8 mile. He said he is feeling unsure and overwhelmed coming into the August event, but we’re sure he’s just being hard on himself because the car always puts on a great show. 

Aeroquip Heads Up Competitor: Mike Barran

Two time VP Racing Drag Radial Champion and current points leader Mike Barran will of course be here with his 1985 Chevy Camaro. This car and driver always perform. We’re never disappointed with the show this duo puts on. Currently Barran’s best pass is a 4.31 at 182 MPH. Mike has 3300 pounds of American made muscle built for one reason and one reason only…. to WIN! The purpose built race car succeeded in June, but went out a little earlier in July. Can it fulfill its lifelong goal and finish at the top this month??

Aeroquip Heads Up Competitor: Matt Reese

Matt Reese will be bringing his 1988 Ford Mustang in the VP Racing Drag Radial class. With a current personal best of 4.74 at 155 MPH he’s already going fast, but coming into this August edition of our Aeroquip Heads Up Series Reese is feeling positive that he will improve upon his current best. We’re definitely excited to see what he can do. 

Aeroquip Heads Up Competitor: Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington is another racer looking to set a new personal record on Friday night in the Diamond Pistons Outlaw 10.5 class. With all these record seeking racers, the competition is going to be fierce. The heat and humidity might make it a little tough during the day, but when the sun goes down all bets are off. The Harrington crew is looking to take their personal best from a 4.02 at 197.88 MPH into the 3’s. Wow!