Snocross Snowmobile Race at Brainerd International Raceway
January 6-7, 2007
Brainerd, MN Snocross snowmobile race action returns to Brainerd International Raceway and the Brainerd Lakes Area January 6th and 7th 2007. The 2nd annual BIR World Power Sports Association regional tour event is predicted to attract over 500 race entries. The earlier race dates this year will not be competing with any WPSA national race and makes possible even more racer participation than in 2006.
Location at BIR will be in an area formerly used for family camping. The track will be almost 3 times longer than it was in 2006. Spectator bleachers have already been installed at the site. The track area has been designed for both Snowcross and Motocross events. The assure that the snow is in top condition for Snowcross races, BIR has purchased a snow making equipment.
Again this year if need, plastic windbreakers and bleacher heaters will be used. Heated refreshment tents and vendor displays are all part of the spectator attractions.
Joni Ebert, race spokesperson said that according to WPSA officials, the 2006 Brainerd race was attended by more spectators than any other WPSA regional event. Ebert noted that with the combination of BIR's new Snowcross/Motocross race and the high level of spectator attendance, there will be a good possibility that within a year or two this Brainerd Lakes Area BIR Snowcross race will be a designated as a national event. With such designation comes even greater spectator attendance and national television coverage.
Spectator gate admission for the BIR race is $15 for the weekend or $10 for one day. Admission for ages 6 to 16 is $5 per day with free admission for those under age 6.
Co-chairs for the BIR WPSA Snocross race are Joni Ebert, Bob Sullivan, Heidi Rogge, Scott Quick and D.J. Dondelinger. Net proceeds from the race will be donated by the race committee to the Central Lakes College softball program.
Major sponsors for the rage are Mills Fleet Farm, Dondelinger Chevrolet Toyota, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, the Brainerd Baxter Lodging Association and Brothers Motosports.
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401