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

Friday Sep 4, 2015 - Sunday Sep 6, 2015
Brainerd
The 27th 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, featuring drag cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 11, 2015 - Sunday Sep 13, 2015
Brainerd
Import cars and sport compacts invade BIR. 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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Sep 14, 2015
Brainerd
Shift from racing fan to a real race car 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 Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. ... read more
Categories: Education, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 18, 2015 - Sunday Sep 20, 2015
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: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Sep 26, 2015 - Sunday Sep 27, 2015
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, featuring 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. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Oct 3, 2015
Kick off your Homecoming weekend and participate in the annual 5K/10K run/walk whose proceeds benefit Warrior Athletics, Arts, Academics & Activities. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Oct 24, 2015
Crosslake
They did the dash...they did the monster dash..it was a Crosslake smash! On Saturday, October 24, 2015 the Crosslake Parks and Recreation Department will host the 6th annual Crosslake Monster Dash. The event will feature a 5K fun run/walk and the Children's Spirit Sprint. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Service, Festivals & Celebrations, Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness