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 Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race, 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

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Wednesday May 2, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Racing
Friday May 11, 2018 - Sunday May 13, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Friday May 18, 2018 - Sunday May 20, 2018
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the second of eight weekends of racing this season ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday May 21, 2018
Brainerd
Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 23, 2018
Brainerd
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle... ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday May 25, 2018 - Sunday May 27, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Friday Jun 1, 2018 - Sunday Jun 3, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Monday Jun 4, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 6, 2018
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Friday Jun 8, 2018 - Sunday Jun 10, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 15, 2018 - Sunday Jun 17, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Monday Jun 18, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Tuesday Jun 19, 2018
Brainerd
StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Wednesday Jun 20, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 27, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Friday Jun 29, 2018 - Sunday Jul 1, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Wednesday Jul 4, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 6, 2018 - Sunday Jul 8, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jul 7, 2018
Crosslake
Grandpa's Run for the Walleye ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness
Monday Jul 9, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 11, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 13, 2018 - Sunday Jul 15, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 18, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 20, 2018 - Sunday Jul 22, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jul 23, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Tuesday Jul 24, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 1, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 1, 2018
Brainerd
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Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 3, 2018 - Sunday Aug 5, 2018
Baxter
Powercruise, the premier modified car event in the country, returns to Brainerd International Raceway this year. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Racing, Health & Wellness
Monday Aug 6, 2018
Brainerd
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 Brainerd International Raceway'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. Different packages are available. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 8, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 10, 2018 - Sunday Aug 12, 2018
Baxter
Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top Sportsman drag racers in the country this weekend during Thunder at the Lakes, an NHRA Division 5 drag race. It features many racers who compete next weekend during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 15, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Aug 16, 2018 - Sunday Aug 19, 2018
Baxter
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 a 10,000-horsepower dragster flying down the drag strip at over 300 mph. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 22, 2018
Nisswa
Turtle races every Wednesday this summer. Race a Turtle for fun and prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 25, 2018 - Sunday Aug 26, 2018
Baxter
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) is at Brainerd International Raceway Saturday and Sunday for the Jack Pine Sprints, which features two full days of wheel-to-wheel road racing on BIR’s road course. Both days start with practice sessions, followed by qualifying and then 15-lap races for all classes, On-site camping is available, including full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Aug 27, 2018
Baxter
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Tuesday Aug 28, 2018
Baxter
StreetSmart is a day-long program to provide teens with the skills, tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads. They learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, avoid hazards at high speeds, and a lot more. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 29, 2018
Baxter
The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street-legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on Brainerd International Raceway's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross, which is a timed event through a cone-lined course. Experienced drivers will be on hand to answer questions. Autocrossers and drag racers can make as many runs as time allows. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 31, 2018 - Sunday Sep 2, 2018
Baxter
The 30th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing, insane Superbike racing, live music, a classic car show and more. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 7, 2018 - Sunday Sep 9, 2018
Baxter
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip this weekend, while the World Racing League is on the road course for a pair of endurance races. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Racing
Monday Sep 10, 2018
Baxter
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 14, 2018 - Sunday Sep 16, 2018
Baxter
Import cars and sport compacts take over Brainerd International Raceway for a wild weekend of drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows, burnout contests and much more. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 21, 2018 - Sunday Sep 23, 2018
Brainerd
The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to Brainerd International Raceway’s road course, while the International Watercross Association’s snowmobiles are on Lake BIR for drag racing and oval racing on open water ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Sep 24, 2018
Baxter
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Sep 28, 2018 - Sunday Sep 30, 2018
Baxter
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the final race in the eight-weekend series. It’s also the “Wally Race,” for drivers in six classes, and for the three Junior Dragsters classes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Oct 8, 2018
Baxter
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Oct 22, 2018
Baxter
Shift from racing fan to a real racecar driver in one day during the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing