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Brainerd International Raceway: Races & Events

BIR has built a reputation as a world-class raceway. Located right in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Brainerd International Raceway offers great entertainment for all ages. Road racing, drag racing, and motorcycle racing events are just the beginning. Races and race events at BIR often include live entertainment from great bands. Many of the events also feature other activities such as car shows and fireworks.

Ticket Sales & Questions: BIR Ticket Office Local: 218-824-7223 - Toll Free: 866-444-4455

BIR Races & Events 2014
   
Bracket Drag Racing Series
May 9-11, June 6-8, June 28-29, July 18-20, Aug 1-3, Sept 27-28
Drag Racing
Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle during eliminations both Saturday and Sunday with winners crowned each day
   
ChumpCar World Series
Aug 2-3
Road Racing
Lovable $500 junkers are on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend for the ChumpCar World Series. The ChumpCars will compete in seven-hour endurance races Saturday and Sunday. Great family fun, and the pits are always open.
   
Central Roadracing Association (CRA) Superbike Racing
May 9-11, June 13-15, July 18-20, August 22-24, Sept 19-21
Road Racing
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action.
   
IWA Watercross
June 13-15, Sept 19-21
Fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of International Watercross Association. Watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water!
   
Lakes Jam
June 26-28
Lakes Jam is an annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area for a weekend of fun.
   
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals - 33rd Annual Event
August 14-17
Drag Racing
The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals features the world's fastest cars, the most skilled drivers and a legion of crazy race fans who can't get enough of the thunderous power pumped out by an 8,000-horsepower dragster flying down the drag strip at over 300 mph. Behind the wheel are the biggest names in drag racing: John Force, Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Ron Capps, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and many more. Every ticket includes a pit pass where you can see crews tear down and rebuild cars between runs, and where you can meet your favorite drivers for autographs. Get your tickets today for the hottest motorsports event in the Upper Midwest. Advance tickets on sale through July 16.
   
MAP Proving Grounds
June 20-22; Sept 5-7
Drag Racing
Import cars and sport compacts invade Brainerd International Raceway. Drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows and much more await fans. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will feature front-, all- and rear-wheel-drive, turbo-charged imports and sport compacts.
   
Muscle Car Shootout
Aug 29-31
Drag Racing
The 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and an incredible road racing lineup. It's the third and final drag race in the Muscle Car Series, with drag cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. This race will determine series champions, so the intensity level will be red-lining. The 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will be packed full with incredible racing action: the Pirelli World Challenge Championships are Saturday and Sunday, the Trans Am Series races on Sunday and the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints is Saturday and Sunday. Off track, fans will be treated to a classic car show, live music and more. One ticket gets you these great events and every ticket includes a pit pass. Racing is rain or shine on the road course.
   
Performance Driving School - Open Driving
May 5, 19, 30; June 9, 23; July 14, 28; Aug 4, 25; Sept 8, 22; Oct 6
Road Racing
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high-performance driving and then send you out onto BIR’s road course where you can use your own car or one of the school’s 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. Different packages available.
   
Powercruise
July 11-13
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to Brainerd International Raceway this year. It's known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions, where you can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie-style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff.
   
SafeGuard Threat Protection Driving Course
May 15-16
Road Racing
SafeGuard is a two-day program where students master driving exercises to give them a thorough understanding of their vehicle’s dynamics. An emphasis is on developing driving skills to safely evade dangerous situations while protecting your passengers. Learn from professional driving instructors at BIR’s Performance Driving School. Three-day advanced courses are available as well.
   
SCCA Competition License Racing School
May 21-22
Road Racing
Complete this two-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition Racing License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
   
Show & Go
July 4-6
Drag Racing
The 28th Annual Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition at BIR, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. On the drag strip, the second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series features cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph! The road course will be busy all weekend with the Cheerios Racing Great North Legends Cars and regional SCCA road racing. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music Saturday night. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! SCCA races rain or shine.
   
Street Car Showdown
May 23-25
Drag Racing
Brainerd International Raceway's 2014 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 6th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race Muscle Car Series, featuring the seven Heads-Up Classes, with cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, which features drivers from across the country in great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! SCCA racing goes on rain or shine.
   
StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens
June 10, 24; July 15; Aug 5
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. The program is offered through Brainerd International Raceway’s Performance Driving School.
   
Thunder at the Lakes - NHRA Divisional Race
May 30 - June 1
Drag Racing
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race. This is one of BIR's most exciting races of the year and features many racers who compete during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in August.
   
Wednesday Night Drags
May 7, 21; June 4, 18; July 2, 16, 30; Aug 27; Sept 3
Drag Racing
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burnout box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 5 p.m. and ends at dusk. Nine Wednesdays are on the schedule this year.
   
Zalusky Advanced Riding School
June 29-30, Sept 1
Road Racing
Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Track Days provide riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types! Register to learn the finer points of superbike racing or watch all the action from the bleachers.
 
 
     
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5523 Birchdale Road ~ Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218-824-7223 ~ Toll Free: 866-444-4455
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