2018 Bracket Drag Racing Series expands to 8 weekends!
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 11 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season.
In 2018, racers in the Bracket Drag Racing Series will have four additional changes to generate series points. The series was expanded from six weekends and 12 races to eight weekends and 16 races. Each weekend includes eliminations on both Saturday and Sunday. Each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. Class winners will be determined at the end of both days so the intensity will be ratcheted up!
All weekends include testing and Jackpot racing on Friday. Look to the racer page for details!
Each class races for full points, with trophies and payouts each day. The winners of the Super Pro and Pro ET classes race off in the Super Pro/Pro ET Shootout for a guaranteed $2,000 to the winner and $1,000 for the runner up!
For those who want to try bracket drag racing, there are racing categories that accommodate street cars and bikes. You don’t need a high-powered dragster to compete in the bracket program. Click here to check out the classes and the rules and regulations. Or contact us directly.
Click here to view the point standings for each class.
The 2018 schedule:
Drag racing only this weekend
Dual Event Weekend with drag racing and a Private Event on the road course
Dual Event Weekend with drag racing and BMW Car Club on the road course
Dual Event Weekend with drag racing and Road Closed Promotions hosting motorcycle track days Saturday and Sunday
Dual Event Weekend with drag racing and CRA Superbike Racing
Dual Event Weekend with drag racing and the World Racing League on the road course for endurance racing
Grand Finale of the Bracket Drag Racing season!
Bracket drag racing has been part of BIR’s racing program for over 30 years and has turned out some of the Midwest’s top amateur drag racers, many of whom have gone on to race professionally. It’s an exciting form of racing that created a unique community, where racers and their friends, families and fans enjoy a weekend at the track and a chance to socialize with others with a passion for racing. But it also means some highly competitive drag racing for fans.
Bracket racing is a handicapped form of competition where two vehicles of varying performance potentials can race on a potentially even basis. The anticipated elapsed times for each vehicle are compared, with the slower car receiving a head start equal to the difference of the two. With this system, virtually any two vehicles can be paired in a competitive drag race.