For the first time, members of the 1996 Packers team that won Super Bowl XXXI will get together for a reunion party. They'll celebrate with each other and Green Bay fans at Great Lakes Dragaway on Sept. 2, during the annual Time Machine Nationals event over Labor Day weekend.
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We talked to Gilbert Brown about everything from his extensive charity work and anti-bullying advocacy to teammate Brett Favre's Hall of Fame induction and his thoughts on the Packers 2016 chances, as well as coaching Green Bay's lingerie football team, his love of fried chicken and why he likes Milwaukee.
The Memorial Weekend Classic returns to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove next weekend. The event will include the standard races as well as a free kids' carnival called "Leroy Butler Day at the Races" on Sunday. The carnival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. and Butler will be there promoting his anti-bullying campaign.
Off County Highway KR in Union Grove sits the longest, continuously operating drag strip in the United States. The Great Lakes Dragaway, long a haven for professional and amateur racers alike, is celebrating its 60th birthday this year and hopes its the dawn of a new era of entertainment at the facility.
"Sunday, Sunday, Sunday - and Saturday, too!" The Great Lakes Dragaway is one of the most well-known race tracks in the country. Started in 1955 by "Broadway" Bob Metzler, the one-quarter-mile drag strip continues today under the guidance of Randy Henning.
After a full day of racing in Union Grove on Saturday, a line of Favre jerseys will be strung behind the starting line. Then, Great Lakes Dragaway staff will set them aflame with a 300 mph jet car!