Berlin Raceway fans have a long winter ahead of them before they can return to the half-mile Marne and cheer on their favorite drivers.
However, route management is confident that the wait for the 2022 season will be worth it.
Berlin has released the schedule for next year and ticket prices, and MLive made a list of 10 things you should know below.
1) Berlin’s 72nd season opens on April 16th and marks the first of 24 racing nights in a season that lasts until the season finale Chet Championship Night on September 10th. The races through May 21st will start at 4pm and 6.30pm on May 28th.
2. Track management has prepared a varied schedule for West Michigan fans. A total of 13 different divisions will visit Berlin in spring and summer.
“We made a conscious decision to create a varied schedule for short-distance races across the country as possible,” said Berlin General Manager Jeff Striegle. “I have a feeling we did it.
“We look forward to welcoming 13 different racing divisions that we believe are more than any other short track in the country.
3. The 2022 schedule will have a strong open-wheel flavor. Berlin is bringing back Supermodifieds for a summer double race July 15-16, while the National Modified Tour returns on May 14th. The track has winged sprint races scheduled for July 30th and non-winged sprints for June 11th and August 13th.
“We worked very hard to develop a co-sanctioned supermodified event that used the Midwest Supermodified Association in conjunction with the ISMA (International Supermodifieds Association) supermodifieds,” said Striegle. “This allows us to get supermodifieds from two different organizations, which should be an enormous number of cars.
“There are only two two-day shows that are known to us. There’s the renowned Hy-Miler in Sandusky, Ohio on Sandusky Speedway. And then there is ours. We’ll have a full show on Friday and Saturday while all of our divisions are on duty either Friday or Saturday. “
4. Fans will have many opportunities to see the stars of the West Michigan area with their weekly classes. Super Late Models and 4 Cylinders will run 14 times each, Limited Late Models and Sportsman 16 each, Mini-Wedges 12 and the Vintage Racing Organization of America six.
5. Children up to the age of 15 have free entry on all race nights.
6. Season passes are available starting today and will cost $ 219 each through Monday. Prices will continue to rise as the 2022 season approaches and tops $ 299.
A season ticket includes VIP parking, preferred gate entrance and preferred admission time (30 minutes in advance). Each season pass includes a punch card that offers a free item such as a hot dog or drink every race evening. A pass also includes a VIP coupon that offers a 50 percent discount on a souvenir item, name tag, assigned seat, seat cushion and 10 free tickets.
7. Entry to all regular weekly shows is $ 12 online or $ 15 at the box office on race day.
8. Berlin’s two super late model specials are back. The Money in the Bank 150 will be held on June 8th and the Battle at Berlin 150 on August 10th. Each event will include two qualifying races over 72 laps.
9. The traveling ARCA Racing Series will make their annual trip to Berlin on June 18th. Tickets are $ 20, with $ 5 discount coupons available in Menards stores. Defending champion Daniel Dye is expected to return to defend his title.
10. Berlin has set Outlaw Late Model dates for May 14th and August 27th.
“If it sounds like we’re looking forward to the 2022 season, it’s because we are,” said Striegle. “We feel like we have the most varied schedule and the most aggressive ticket prices of any short haul in the country.”