Racing

Racing

Brainerd is home to the Midwest’s largest racetrack, Brainerd International Raceway, which hosts the best drag racers on the planet each August during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. From May through October, BIR hosts a range of racing events , such as the NASCAR K & N Pro Series, the Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race, SCCA Pro Racing’s Trans Am Series, Muscle Car Series drag racing, SCCA’s Harvey West Classic, Central Roadracing Association Superbike Racing, IWA Watercross racing and much more. Nearly every weekend you will find racing events at Brainerd International Raceway. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get behind the wheel as well, including the Wednesday Night Drags – Street Legal Style program and the BIR Performance Driving School.

Events Calendar - Racing

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 1, 2014 - Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while lovable $500 junkers are on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend for the ChumpCar World Series. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 2, 2014 - Sunday Aug 3, 2014
Brainerd
The ChumpCar World Series - North America's home for $500 race cars and endurance racing - is on the schedule for a double race July 20-21, featuring seven-hour endurance races each day. On the drag strip is the Bracket Drag Racing Series. ... read more
Categories: Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Aug 14, 2014 - Sunday Aug 17, 2014
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway will find itself in the center of the drag racing universe again Aug. 14-17, 2014 surrounded by the world?s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other. It?s the 33rd Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 22, 2014 - Sunday Aug 24, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 23, 2014
Brainerd
Ages 6-16. Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Sunday Aug 24, 2014
Baxter
The Lakes Country Triathlon is a fund raising event coordinated by the Baxter Kiwanis Club, who in turn directs all monies collected toward helping youth and other non-profits in our community. The Triathlon has been shortened for the first time this year, in part as an attempt to be more family-friendly, and also to allow a wider variety of people to participate. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Fundraising Event, Family Activity, Racing, Health and Wellness
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 29, 2014 - Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Brainerd
The 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 5, 2014 - Sunday Sep 7, 2014
Brainerd
The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will showcase drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the Competition Road Course, a car show and a whole lot more. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Sep 10, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 19, 2014 - Sunday Sep 21, 2014
Brainerd
The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, while fans are treated to wet and wild racing on Lake BIR, courtesy of International Watercross Association. On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. On Lake BIR, watch as snowmobile racers compete in drag racing and oval racing on open water! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Sep 24, 2014
Nisswa
This event is a long standing tradition in the Nisswa community that draws a huge crowd each week for family fun. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Sep 27, 2014 - Sunday Sep 28, 2014
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while Ducati has a Track Day on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend. Bracket Drag Racing features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Sep 27, 2014
Brainerd
Ages 6-16. Participants must be registered no later than noon Friday, prior to each race. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing