Birch Run Speedway
Birch Run Speedway

Birch Run Speedway
Birch Run, MI

Track Information


4/10 Mile




633 ft.

Birch Run Speedway opened in 1948 as a 1/3 mile dirt oval. The track spent its opening decade plus as a dirt track before being paved in the early-1960s.

The track experienced consistent growth over the decades, under the ownership of the Doering and Scrivo families, with a Figure 8 course being built through the in-field pit area, moving that area to outside of the 1/3 mile oval.

The Kern family took ownership in 1996 and the Speedway then saw its greatest period of growth. A luxury VIP box was built at the top of the main grandstands, new bathrooms were installed, brand new stadium-quality lights were installed to replace to outdated system previously there, a new tech barn was built in the pits and the most noticeable addition was the building of a progressively banked 4/10s mile oval.

At the conclusion of the 2008 season, the Kern family announced their intentions to retire as track operators, handing over the reins of the facility to Jeff Parish's company Checkered Flag Promotion. They ran the track successfully until season completion in 2011. The Kern family resumed operations again in 2012.

In 2017 the track was purchased by local car dealer Andy Suski and renamed the Birch Run Speedway & Event Center. Though the facility name has been changed the big ovals in the middle are still called the Dixie.

Fan Info

  • Tents and campers (no hookups)
  • No coolers allowed
  • ATM on site
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Partially paved parking
  • Grandstand seating
  • WiFi information unavailable

Family Info

  • Enclosed family seating
  • No play area
  • No family restrooms

Pit Info

  • Fans allowed in pits
  • Pit concessions available
  • No electricity in the pits
  • Fuel available at the track
  • Check-in information unavailable
  • Pits located outside the track
  • Paved pit surface
  • Tires available at the track