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This is Southeast Michigan — auto and boat racing is in our blood.

When you’re this close to Michigan International Speedway, it’s hard to deny that racing is a part of the local culture. In addition to the state’s premier NASCAR venue, Jackson hosts stock car, modified and late model races at Springport Motor Speedway. Try your hand at the sport in a go-kart or sprint car on Jackson Speedway’s paved and dirt tracks. Or, head to Grass Lake for a different kind of adrenaline rush: Hydroplane Boat Racing. For more than 30 years the Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association (MHRA) has brought its annual power boat races here to tally up points in the race for the association's annual driver of the year trophy!

Looking for some historic transportation? Jackson is home to several great museums which feature almost everything from rails to roads. 

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