Bracket Drag Racing Series

2014 Bracket Drag Racing Series features 12 races on 6 weekends!

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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. Fans will 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.

This year’s Bracket Drag Racing Series has a dozen chances for drivers to take home hardware as the series features 12 races on six weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, each class has one round of time trials at the beginning of the day before starting elimination rounds. By the end of each day, class winners will be determined so the intensity will be ratcheted up!

Some weekends include testing on Friday.  Each class races for full points, trophies and payouts each day. Super Pro and Pro classes still battle for a guaranteed $2,000 to win each day!

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 2014 schedule:
May 9-11 – Dual Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing
June 6-8 – Dual Event Weekend with BMW Club Racing
June 28-29 – Bracket Drag Racing Series with Lakes Jam and Zalusky Advanced Riding School
July 19-20 – Dual Event Weekend with CRA Superbike Racing
August 1-3 – Dual Event Weekend with ChumpCar World Series
September 27-28 – Grand finale of the Bracket Drag Racing Series with championships on the line.

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.

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    Daily Schedule

    Thursdays
    5 pm. . . Gate open – only when there is Test & Tune on Friday

    Fridays
    11 am – 6 pm . . . Test & Tune
    No test day then gates open at 5 pm

    SATURDAYS
    7 am-5 pm . . . Shirt Shack hours
    9 am . . . Track opens & time trials begin

    SUNDAYS
    7 am-1 pm . . . Shirt Shack hours
    9 am . . . Track opens & time trials begin

    Times and run order are subject to change. Tune in to 105.3 FM for racing action and announcements.

    Run Order:
    Junior Dragsters, Trophy, (Jackpot starts round 4 pm, if run), Stock/SuperStock, Pro, Bike/Sled, Sportsman, Super Pro, License/Test

    Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman, Bike/Sled and Trophy will have one time trial before the start of each day’s races.

    Stock/Super Stock and Junior Dragsters get one time trial and one qualifying round before each race.

  • Spectator Admission

    Below are ticket prices for the six Bracket Drag Racing Series weekends in 2014. All of the weekends are Dual Event Weekends, which means there’s racing on the Competition Road Course at the same time. You get two great racing events for the price of one! (exception: Lakes Jam)

    General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
    Thurs-Sun $50
    Fri-Sun $40
    Sat-Sun $30
    Single Day $20

    Kids 12 and under are FREE!

    Single-day tickets
    Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

    Camping
    Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
    Full-service RV sites in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
    20 amp plug-in:  $30/weekend

    Condos
    Cost per night: $187.03 which includes tax

  • Rustic Camping – BIR has 200 acres for rustic camping. Camping is free with a multi-day ticket. 24-hour security is available and clean shower buildings and trailers are conveniently located throughout the facilities. Click here for Camping Rules.

    PleasureLand RV VIP Campground - BIR has 164 full-service RV sites with electric, water and sewer hook-ups. They wrap around a water feature and are a short walk to the drag strip and road course. The cost per site is $35 per night.

    Pro Pad/Reserved Pit stalls.  If you reserve your spot we will put your name on it so it is open and ready when you show up.  $300/season with 20 amp electric, $150 without.  Any non reserved pro pad spaces are available for rent per weekend.  $60 with 20 amp electric, $30 without. The season pass earns 1 free weekend!

    Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Cost is $187.03 per night which includes tax. Call for availability and reservations.

    Off-Track LodgingClick here for a list of our lodging partners.