Welcome to the Merrill Ice Draggers website!

  • We host the FASTEST 1/8th mile drag AUTO racing on ICE in the world! 
  • WORLD RECORDS - 141.6 mph. &  5.431 e.t.
From "Rubber Tire" class to "Outlaw" class,  we have racing for everyone!
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-Map-HERE
Visitor Information: Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce:  1- 877-907-2757  OR

For more information call  (715) 218-9668

Merrill Ice Drag Merchandise!

Hats, long & short-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts & hoodies, including children's sizes hats & shirts
CALL 715-571-0872 OR there will be a mdse trailer on the ice at the races.


Thanks to our official
10.0 Class Sponsor!

Lee's Piggly Wiggly
3404 E Main St.
Merrill, WI 54452

(715) 536-8365

Thanks to our                   

Exclusive Communications Sponsor!
Northway Communications Inc.
105 East Oak Street
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 842-0841


Thanks to our Fuel Sponsor!

Open 24/7
Pine Ridge Mobil
3350 E. Main St.
Merrill, WI   54452-8958
(715) 536-3455


Thanks to our official 2017

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


Thanks to our official
4x4  Rubber Tire Sponsor!

3000 E. Main St. Merrill, WI
A Set of tires (4) valued at up to $600 will be awarded to the Championship Winner of the 4x4 Rubber Tire Class.


Tues. Dec. 6 @ 7:00pm


2609 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI


2016 Championship Standings listed under "Points" "2016"


2017 Race Dates!


Registration: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
No early admittance into gate!
Arrive early to TECH line closes : 11:00 AM!
Driver's Meeting:  11:30 AM!
Racing: starts at: 12:00 noon!
Pit Pass Admission:
Adults:  $12
Kids 6-14:  $7
Under 6-Free
Spectator Area - Free parking along fence-NO sticker required.
Parking in State Park parking lots WILL require sticker

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

Cub Scouts food vendor on site!

Test & Tune Day .........................................Sat. Jan. 21

Race Day "Mayor's Choice Award"...........Sat. Jan. 28

Race Day "Memorial Race"........................Sat. Feb.4

Race Day "MID Volunteer Appreciation"...Sat. Feb.11

Race Day- Championship..........................Sat. Feb. 18

Grudge Match/Bracket Races & Banquet.Sat. Feb. 25

Map & Directions  in left-hand column

Hearing protection is recommended

Please note the NEW times for Registration,
  Tech Line & Driver's Meeting times!!!!
ALSO look at the updated & changed rules for
2017 to make sure you are still legal in your class!!!
Let your friends/family know!


Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to place poles, fence & prep the track!!!!!
"Got  Nailies?" Even if you don't, run your rubber-tire street car or truck!



Learn how to register for our races.

More Information

Ready, Set, Go!

Rule Book

View and print the current rule book.

Click Here

waiting to start


Check out our elapsed time and mph records.

View Records


Featured in Car Craft Magazine Sept. 09' issue!

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