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

Monday May 5, 2014
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 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 7, 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 May 9, 2014 - Sunday May 11, 2014
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip while high-flying Superbike racing takes 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. During the 12-race series, 250+ drivers compete in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 21, 2014 - Friday May 23, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Education, Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 21, 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 May 23, 2014 - Sunday May 25, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday May 30, 2014 - Sunday Jun 1, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday May 31, 2014 - Sunday Jun 1, 2014
Brainerd
Thunder at the Lakes rumbles into Brainerd International Raceway from May 31-June 1, with the chance to give race fans a look at some of the best Sportsman drag racers in the country and some thrilling road racing on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. ... read more
Categories: Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 4, 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 Jun 6, 2014 - Sunday Jun 8, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jun 9, 2014
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 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Racing
Friday Jun 13, 2014 - Sunday Jun 15, 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 the International Watercross Association. On the road course, Superbike racers challenge the tight 13 turns on BIR's 2.5-mile Competition 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
Friday Jun 13, 2014 - Saturday Jun 14, 2014
Crosby
With the snow slowly melting away and the temperatures rising, its time to think about the summer race season. What better race could there be than the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival?s Miner?s Mountain Cross Country Race, presented by the City of Cuyuna? Not only do you have a fun and challenging course, but its part of one of the most fun festivals around. Have a grand old time racing with your friends and then join them for all the Sweet Cuyuna Festin? later on. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 18, 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 Jun 20, 2014 - Sunday Jun 22, 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
Monday Jun 23, 2014
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 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Racing
Saturday Jun 28, 2014 - Monday Jun 30, 2014
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: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 4, 2014 - Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Brainerd
The 28th Annual Show & Go is a Fourth of July tradition for race fans, and this year will be no different. The 2014 edition of the Show & Go (July 4-6) will be a Dual Event Weekend featuring Muscle Car Series drag racing and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing on BIR?s 13-turn, 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. ... read more
Categories: Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 4, 2014 - Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 11, 2014 - Sunday Jul 13, 2014
Brainerd
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! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jul 14, 2014
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 5-speed Spec Racers to put your new knowledge to the test. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Event, Racing
Wednesday Jul 16, 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 Jul 18, 2014 - Sunday Jul 20, 2014
Brainerd
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture and Entertainment, Recreation, Community Event, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jul 26, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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