Welcome to the Merrill Ice Draggers website!

We host the FASTEST 1/8th mile drag AUTO racing on ICE in the world! 

141.6 mph. & ET- 5.431 WORLD RECORDS!

From "Rubber Tire" class to "Outlaw" class,  we have racing for everyone!


Sat. Jan. 31

We WILL be starting earlier than normal on Sat. Jan. 31!
Driver's Meeting-11:30am SHARP!
(Limited to the 1st 8 to register! See right-hand area photo for description).

Then the normal Running Order (see link under Registration) will be run.

Open Door Slammer & Outlaw classes will make up their runs from last week right after the 9.0 class!

Then it will return to the normal Running Order again.

If you don't have a Running Order card, ask for one or print off the posted picture & be READY TO GO-we want to make sure everyone gets to run this week! Thank you!


Feb. 21-Grudge/Bracket Race!

Please pre-register by Feb. 14 as we will need a 20 car MINIMUM!

$40 Entry Fee-No other fees.

Payout & possible buy-in to be determined.


Just to let you know that we have EXCELLENT ice conditions here with clean access to the ice & spectator area!
Boy Scouts will have their great food out there again also for all to enjoy!
Please remember for everyone's safety no pets or alcohol are allowed in the pits....thank you.

Hearing protection is recommended.
Always looking for an extra hand or 3 to help set-up and/or tear-down. 

The track is located on:

Lake Alexander

*Entrance through Council Grounds State Park
N1895 Council Grounds Dr
Merrill, WI 54452-8563

Follow signs to Boat Landing.

*Get Directions

Visitor Information: Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce

1- 877-907-2757

For more information call Bill at (715) 409-9493


2015 Limited Edition Souvenir

50th Anniversary Calendars!

On sale now!  Only $15!  Includes $12 Adult Pit Pass to any of the 2015 races in Jan. or Feb.!

Contact Bill Bunnell to get yours NOW before they're all gone @ 715-409-9493 or available @ the races (Pit Gate) until sold out!



Anthony Gesick is our new Historian!

He is looking for ANY memorabilia from the past (rule books, stickers, pictures, etc.)

Contact him @ amgesick@ntc.edu or Facebook
903 6th St Mosinee, WI 54455

715-693-2583, cell: 715-301-6166


Looking for Merrill Ice Drag Alumni & Photos! 
Email:  Christine @ dynamo@markerman.com. 
Wanting to make our 50th Anniversary a GREAT one!


Special thanks to our

Exclusive Fuel Sponsor!

Open 24/7

3350 E MAIN ST

Thanks to our new official 

Outlaw Class Sponsor!
14134 County Road F
Athens, WI
(715) 536-6111


5-$100 Merchandise Certificates from

1-$100 & 2-$75 Merchandise Certificates from                              Hilltop Auto Wrecking.

Make an Offer!  Call Bill 715-409-9493


Tues. Feb. 3 @ 7pm.
Kathy & Cal's Club 64
Merrill, WI


Registration: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Arrive early TECH line closes at 11:30 AM!
Racing: starts at 11:45 for Jan. 31 only.

Pit Pass Admission:
Adults:  $12
Kids 6-14:  $7
Under 6-Free
Spectator Area - Free along fence-no sticker required
Parking in State Park parking lots will require sticker

Click on "Registration" and "Rules" link for more info.

Boy Scouts food vendor on site!

Test & Tune Day..........................................Sat. Jan. 17

Race Day "Merrill Winterfest"....................Sat. Jan. 24

Race Day "Mayor's Choice Award"...........Sat. Jan. 31

Race Day "Harv Wenzlick Memorial"......Sat. Feb. 7

Race Day  Championship & "Alumni Racer                  Reunion".......................................................Sat. Feb.14

Race Day Grudge/Bracket Race................Sat. Feb. 21


King of the Hill "Barefoot" Races!

(in addition to our regular races)

2WD ONLY-Sat. Jan. 31

4WD ONLY-Sat. Feb.7

2015 will be our 50th Anniversary Year!
"Got Nailies?" Even if you don't, run your rubber-tire street car & be sure to make plans to help us celebrate!



Learn how to register for our races.

More Information

Ready, Set, Go!

Rule Book

View and print the current rule book.

Click Here

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Check out our elapsed time and mph records.

View Records


Featured in Car Craft Magazine Sept. 09' issue!