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BERLIN TRACK FACTS


December 31, 2016 - 3:37pm

Berlin Raceway is a 7/16 mile long paved oval race track in Marne, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. It opened in 1950 as a half mile dirt track. Berlin's current track record is 12.765 seconds at 123.24 mph, set by Brian Gerster on 6/13/2015 in a winged sprint car.  Randy Sweet also set the all time quickest lap in his tricked out "Rocket Car" on 6/22/1985 with a time of 12.573 seconds at 125.26 mph.

•  Berlin Raceway takes its name from the city of Marne's original name "Berlin," which was changed due to Anti-German sentiment following World War I.
•  The track is notable for the lack of an outside wall on the back straightaway, a unique feature for a national series. In addition, the short straights make it feel almost circular.
•  In 2016, Berlin Raceway was rented out buy a movie company to film scenes for the upcoming movie "God Bless the Broken Road."

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