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 May 29, 2015 - Sunday May 31, 2015
Brainerd
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip with the Slowpokes Car Club on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course Sunday. It?s the second of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends, which feature 250-plus drivers competing in 10 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 3, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 3, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 5, 2015 - Sunday Jun 7, 2015
Brainerd
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 race. It?s 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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 10, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 12, 2015 - Sunday Jun 14, 2015
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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jun 13, 2015
Brainerd
Join us for the fourteenth annual Sour Grapes Races held in the beautiful 540 acre Northland Arboretum. The course is challenging, but beautiful. Your hard work will be rewarded with a T-shirt, finisher token and post race refreshments. Our unique setting makes this a family favorite. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Wednesday Jun 17, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 17, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 19, 2015 - Sunday Jun 21, 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
Friday Jun 19, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 24, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 26, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jun 27, 2015
Baxter
The goal of this event is to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate people about breast health as well as to recognize and celebrate breast cancer survivorship. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 1, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 3, 2015 - Sunday Jul 5, 2015
Brainerd
The 29th Annual PleasureLand RV 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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 3, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 8, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 10, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jul 11, 2015 - Sunday Jul 12, 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: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 15, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 17, 2015 - Sunday Jul 19, 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: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 17, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Jul 18, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 22, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 24, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 29, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 31, 2015 - Sunday Aug 2, 2015
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Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 31, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 5, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 5, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 7, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 8, 2015 - Sunday Aug 9, 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. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 8, 2015
Brainerd
The Brainerd Jaycees will be dropping Rubber Duckies off the Laurel Street Bridge (by the Brainerd Fire Station) at 1 pm. The duckies will swim down the Mississippi River to Kiwanis Park where the race ends and the first 35 duckies will win prizes. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 12, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Aug 14, 2015
Pine River
The ducks are ceremoniously dumped into the Pine River below the dam at the blast from a shotgun. Then they power paddle downstream 100 yards to the finish line. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Saturday Aug 15, 2015
Brainerd
The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for the Donnybrooke 12 Hour Classic. Teams of four drivers will race for 12 straight hours in a marathon endure on BIR?s original 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course. It?s entertaining racing for the whole family and the pits are always open. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Aug 19, 2015
Nisswa
Join us every Wednesday this summer and RACE A TURTLE for fun and prizes! ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Thursday Aug 20, 2015 - Sunday Aug 23, 2015
Brainerd
The NHRA features the world?s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans and an experience like no other. ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing, Premier Annual Events
Friday Aug 28, 2015 - Sunday Aug 30, 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: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Aug 31, 2015
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 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
Wednesday Sep 2, 2015
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 & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, 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 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