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One of the greatest racing events at MIS today

Published 6:00am Saturday, November 7, 2009

BROOKLYN – The greatest racing events in the state annually take place at Michigan International Speedway.

These events don’t just include auto racing.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Lower Peninsula Cross Country Finals will be held at MIS on Saturday, with hundreds of the state’s top high school boys and girls cross country runners hitting the track for the 14th straight year. With thousands of competitors, fans and their families converging on MIS, the MHSAA Cross Country Finals has grown into another major racing event for the Irish Hills track.

Although the competitors don’t race on the actual two-mile MIS oval, the 3.1-mile course (5K) begins in the infield, continues throughout the back woods, campgrounds and parking lots just east of the track and finishes in the tri-oval near the actual start/finish line used for NASCAR races. Gates for the finals open at 7:30 a.m. with the first race beginning at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $7 per person. A full schedule of events and other meet information can be found at

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