Battle Creek SpeedFest - A Head to Head 1/4 Mile Shootout During an Air Show - July 1-4

Battle Creek Speedfest, Michigan’s only head to head 1/2 mile shootout, taking place July 1-4th. Can you imagine racing you car head to head on a runway during an air show with thousands of people cheering you on? Bring out the whole family! More info at



Daily Participants $150.00 - Includes Driver and 2 additional passes.  1 parking pass in Speedfest designated parking.  Good only for one day.  

Weekend Participants $325.00 - Includes driver and 2 additional passes.  1 parking pass in Speedfest designated parking.  Good for all 3 days.  

Additional admission/pit passes - Additional passes can be bought online.  These passes can be bought when registering to participate in the half mile.  Cost is $10 for either day or $30 for weekend pass.  This will include 1 parking pass ($15 savings).  Must be bought while registering to receive free parking pass.  You can purchase tickets on site at the main gate.  Pit pass will only be available for team members.  Pit area will be open to all spectators for 3 hours each day. TBA.  


All participants must go through tech inspection prior to running the half mile.  This will be done once you arrive.  Pre-Tech inspection form will be available prior to arriving.  This will speed up the process and get you all set up to run. 

We will have daily drivers meeting each day before first run.  

All entrees includes 3 passes including driver and 1 parking pass in designated area.  If support vehicle needed to go on track for vehicle please email us for prior approval.  

We will be running 3 sessions per day.  TBD.  1 pass in AM and 2 in PM.  We will have a long break between 2nd, and 3rd session due to the main Air Show attraction.  At this time pit area will be open to all spectators.  

Camping is available.  Visit 

Will be limited amount of participants each day.  Once we fill up there will be a waiting list.  Those who decide to want to register on site can only if we have room.

Tents will be allowed.  You can only use weights to keep the tents down.  You can also utilize the grass area behind where you’ll pit at and here you can use several methods to keep the tent from flying away.  I must warn you we are at an airport with high winds at times. So please make sure your tent is securely secured or Airport security will ask you to bring it down.  

Drivers tent/lounge will be available with water and snacks.  Food will be available to be purchased.  You can also enjoy some of the locals food booths in the show area.  

All participants will have to wear proper credentials and or escorted by a staff member when outside of the designated show area.  

Food and drink can be brought in coolers.  No grills are allowed.  No alcohol beverages will be allowed.  Can be purchased at several beer tents in the show area.  

No DRONES are allowed on airport grounds.  If used you will be asked to put it away and or taken away from Airport Security.  Please don’t attempt to use this on site.  This is a working airport and planes will be flying in and out through out the day even those not part of air show.  This is FAA rules.  

No ATV’s, Scooter and or unauthorized golf carts will be used on airport grounds.  If you must use one please email us and we will have to get prior approval from Airport Security.   

We are working on having VP Fuels attend with a variety selection of race fuel for sale at wholesale prices.  Will have better idea closer to the event date.  Will keep you informed.  

No refunds due to weather and or incident that occurs during the event.  If Battle Creek Speedfest is canceled prior to the event date and Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festivals continues, we will refund all the participants.  Registration can be transferred in case you cannot make the event.  Email email us prior to doing so.  

There will be a designated entrance for all Vendors and Participants.  Times TBD.  Gates are not open at all times.  Only few times per day due to airport security.  Earliest you can enter is at 7am.   Gate 20 is going to be the designated gate and plenty of room for Semi trucks to enter.  It’s located off Helmer Rd.  

All will enter through Gate 15 or 16.  We will have a designated area for all Speedfest support vehicles.  Must have approval prior to event date.  Special pass will be given at Check in. More info