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Great Lakes Dragaway hosts kids' carnival at Memorial Day weekend races

Published May 16, 2015

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.


Great Lakes Dragaway green flags family fun

Published March 21, 2012

"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.


Want to burn that old Favre jersey?

Published Sept. 4, 2009

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!