DRAG, DYNO, PULL TEST AND EVENT FACILITY IN RURAL INDIANA
Wagler Motorsports Park & JL Audio factory tour
To continue to push the development of high-performance diesel motorsports to the next level and beyond, the team at Wagler Competition Products led by Jeremy Wagler has purchased Lyons Raceway Park in Lyons, Indiana, and is renaming it Wagler Motorsports Park. The 1/8-mile dragstrip will undergo much more than a name change; it will become a private motorsports testing facility and will still host a number of special events throughout the 2018 season.
The track was built in 1996 and continues to be in excellent shape for 1/8-mile drag race testing and events. To expand on the grounds’ usefulness to performance enthusiasts of all kinds, the WMP team is adding a sled pull track and professional dyno-tuning facility, Critical Calibration, Inc. Located about an hour and a half from Indianapolis International Airport and ten miles off Interstate 69 in rural Indiana, the facility is a great location for race and pull teams to test conveniently and discreetly to take their operation to the next level. We look forward to being there for the Wagler Diesel Competition on June 8 and 9. UDBG
The track has nice grandstands set near the start line to catch all the action off the line. We look forward to seeing the pull track that the Wagler Motorsport Park team will be putting in before the Wagler Diesel Competition in June.
We caught the Wagler shop truck in action on the drag strip last summer when it was still using the turbos along with the supercharger. Wagler Motorsports Park is capable of handling big-power rigs like the shop truck, as well as Jeff Lutz’s Mad Max in the far lane.
During the Wagler Gas vs. Diesel Shootout, Ryan Milliken yanked the front tires into the air with his Cummins Nova on more than one pass. In fact, he lifted the tires more than once in a pass on his way to the win. The Nova seemed to like the track and we’re sure it will be even better next time with Kurt Johnson of Total Venue Concepts managing the traction for test sessions and events.
Super Stock class trucks like Johnny Gilbert’s Stainless Diesel rig and Lavon Miller’s Firepunk Diesel entry took to the track as well.