Berlin Raceway at first glance appears to be your typical short track, a paved oval slightly less than a half-mile in length.
In reality, for drivers, the 7/16-mile track in Marne, Michigan, is one of the toughest the ARCA Menards Series visits in 2021.
Berlin is classified as an oval even though its rounded straightaways give drivers the feel of a circle. There is no time for rest on the nine-degree banked straights before diving into the 13-degree corners.
Oh, and the backstretch wall? It does not exist. Which can be convenient as it relates to the damage cars could sustain hitting a wall, but the lack of a barrier often leads to drivers losing position as they slide into the grass.
Below is everything to know about Berlin Raceway as the ARCA Menards Series visits for the 31st time.
Track Profile: Berlin Raceway
|Banking||13 degrees in turns; nine degrees in straightaways|
Chester Mysliwiec and his family opened Berlin Raceway, located within the Berlin Fairgrounds, as a dirt track in 1951. In 1966, track was paved and configured as the 7/16-mile oval we recognize today. It was repaved in 1990.
Berlin had been hosting successful grass roots racing for 50 years when the West Michigan Whitecaps purchased the track in 2001 and invested in the infrastructure. The improvements included new restrooms, a sound system, private party areas, a catch fence and other amenities to ensure Berlin would remain the premier track in the Midwest and become the most fan-friendly.
The West Michigan Whitecaps in 2008 sold the least of the track to businessman Michael Blackmer, who after making even more structural improvements sold it to DBD Ventures in 2011.
In 2014, Berlin Raceway became Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex with a multi-million dollar facility upgrade and additional events like concerts and monster truck shows. Berlin became a NASCAR-sanctioned Home Track in 2016.
These days, Berlin hosts racing every Saturday night from April through September. The divisions include Super Late Models, Outlaw Late Models, Limited Late Models, Sportsman, 4 Cylinders, Vintage Racing and Mini Wedges.
The ARCA Menards Series first raced at Berlin in 1958 (twice).
ARCA Menards Series races at Berlin Raceway
|2018||08-25-2018||ARCA Menards Series||Joe Graf Jr.||Results|
|2017||07-01-2017||NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (Now ARCA Menards Series East)||Todd Gilliland||Results|
|2016||08-06-2016||ARCA Menards Series||Dalton Sargeant||Results|
|2015||08-08-2015||ARCA Menards Series||Grant Enfinger||Results|
|2014||08-09-2014||ARCA Menards Series||Grant Enfinger||Results|
|2013||08-10-2013||ARCA Menards Series||Erik Jones||Results|
|2012||08-11-2012||ARCA Menards Series||Chris Buescher||Results|
|2011||07-09-2011||ARCA Menards Series||Matt Merrell||Results|
|2010||08-07-2010||ARCA Menards Series||Joey Coulter||Results|
|2009||07-25-2009||ARCA Menards Series||Justin Lofton||Results|
|2008||07-26-2008||ARCA Menards Series||Scott Speed||Results|
|2007||07-07-2007||ARCA Menards Series||Brian Keselowski||Results|
|2006||07-15-2006||ARCA Menards Series||Brian Keselowski||Results|
|2005||07-16-2005||ARCA Menards Series||Joey Miller||Results|
|2004||07-03-2004||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|2003||05-24-2003||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|2002||07-20-2002||ARCA Menards Series||Fred Campbell||Results|
|2001||09-22-2001||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|2000||07-15-2000||ARCA Menards Series||Tim Steele||Results|
|1999||07-10-1999||ARCA Menards Series||Frank Kimmel||Results|
|1986||08-02-1986||ARCA Menards Series||Bob Keselowski||Results|
|1973||08-17-1973||ARCA Menards Series||Bob Senneker||N/A|
|1970||07-03-1970||ARCA Menards Series||Ramo Scott||N/A|
|1968||05-29-1968||ARCA Menards Series||Andy Hampton||N/A|
|1964||09-04-1964||ARCA Menards Series||Iggy Katona||N/A|
|1962||06-29-1962||ARCA Menards Series||Harold Smith||N/A|
|1960||06-24-1960||ARCA Menards Series||Don White||N/A|
|1959||06-12-1959||ARCA Menards Series||Bob James||N/A|
|1959||05-15-1959||ARCA Menards Series||Bob James||N/A|
|1958||09-12-1958||ARCA Menards Series||Nelson Stacey||N/A|
|1958||07-25-1958||ARCA Menards Series||Les Snow||N/A|