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

Saturday Feb 25, 2017 - Sunday Feb 26, 2017
Radar run on Upper South Long Lake off of Hwy 23 to Leisure Lane. Hosted by Brainerd Snodeo Club and Paradise Shores Bar and Grill. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Apr 24, 2017 - Monday Oct 9, 2017
Here's the chance you've been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Apr 24, 2017
Here's the chance you've been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Apr 24, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Apr 24, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 3, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday May 5, 2017 - Sunday May 7, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday May 8, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday May 12, 2017 - Sunday May 14, 2017
Whether you?re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 17, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday May 19, 2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday May 22, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Racing
Monday May 22, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Sunday May 28, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2017 season Memorial Day weekend. The 9th Annual Street Car Showdown is a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip . . . ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Friday May 26, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday May 26, 2017 - Sunday May 28, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday May 31, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jun 5, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jun 5, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Jun 9, 2017 - Sunday Jun 11, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 9, 2017 - Sunday Jun 11, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jun 10, 2017
Brainerd
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times. ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Fundraising Events, Family Activity, Racing, Health & Wellness, Premier Annual Events
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
If you've ever wondered what it's like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you'd like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here's your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 14, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Jun 16, 2017 - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jun 19, 2017
Here's the chance you've been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jun 19, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it's like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you'd like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here's your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jun 28, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Jun 30, 2017 - Sunday Jul 2, 2017
Baxter
Show & Go featuring Muscle car series drag racing ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Festivals & Celebrations, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jun 30, 2017 - Sunday Jul 2, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Jul 7, 2017 - Sunday Jul 9, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 7, 2017 - Sunday Jul 9, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jul 10, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jul 10, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Tuesday Jul 11, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jul 15, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jul 15, 2017 - Sunday Jul 16, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Saturday Jul 15, 2017
Have you ever wanted to take a trip down the BIR drag strip? Well, now's your chance! It's your choice; you can take the Ride of Your Life in a 2-Seater Dragster, reaching speeds of over 140 mph in 9 seconds, in a full 1/4 mile pass or you can control your own destiny by jumping behind the wheel of a real Dragster and propelling yourself down the 1/4 mile strip, reaching speeds of approximately 130 mph in 10 seconds! ... read more
Categories: Recreation, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 21, 2017 - Sunday Jul 23, 2017
Whether you?re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 21, 2017 - Sunday Jul 23, 2017
Brainerd International Raceway?s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes ... read more
Categories: Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Friday Jul 21, 2017 - Sunday Jul 23, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Jul 24, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Jul 24, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Tuesday Jul 25, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
If you?ve ever wondered what it?s like to race your own car on a championship drag strip, or if you?d like to know how to get into competitive drag racing, here?s your chance. The Wednesday Night Drags ? Street Legal Style is the perfect way to either test the waters of competitive drag racing or just have some fun with your buddies ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Aug 4, 2017 - Sunday Aug 6, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Monday Aug 7, 2017
Here?s the chance you?ve been waiting for. Your heart beats faster. You grab the steering wheel in anticipation. Driving will never be the same again. Welcome to the BIR Performance Driving School. ... read more
Categories: Community Events, Family Activity, Racing
Monday Aug 7, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Friday Aug 11, 2017 - Sunday Aug 13, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing
Thursday Aug 17, 2017 - Sunday Aug 20, 2017
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Categories: Recreation, Racing