GSTA Muscle Car Shootout is fitting end to summer

The GSTA Muscle Car Shootout returns to BIR and features the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and SCCA Jack Pine Sprints on the road course. A classic car show, live music and unique handmade fireworks round out the schedule.

Rains end, records fall, Nationals winners are crowned!

Despite a 3-hour rain delay, NHRA race fans were treated to an insane day of racing Sunday, as national records fell in all four classes as drivers took advantage of cool temps and a strong tail wind to post ridiculous times and speeds.

Beckman smashes Funny Car record, locks down No. 1 spot

Jack Beckman qualified No. 1 in Funny Car after posting the quickest time in NHRA history. Richie Crampton in Top Fuel, Shane Gray in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Bike all head into Sunday’s eliminations No. 1.

Beckman, Langdon, Gray, Hines are quickest qualifiers Friday

The first day of qualifying during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals was incredible, with Jack Beckman ripping off the third fastest Funny Car time in history. Qualifying continues Saturday, with pro sessions starting at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

This weekend: Bracket Drag Racing Series is heating up

With only four more chances to earn series points, drivers in BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series will be going to war this weekend on the drag strip. The point standings are tight, so racing should be intense!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

A hearty THANK YOU from all of us at Brainerd International Raceway to the 200+ individuals who donated their time to help us clean up the track after the July 12 storm. You’re the greatest fans and racers in the world!

Superbike racing is on; Wednesday Night Drags cancelled

The Central Roadracing Association will be racing Superbikes this weekend, as scheduled, Friday through Sunday. The Wednesday Night Street Drags, however, will be cancelled, including the drifting program. All other events after Wednesday will go on as scheduled.

Storm hammers BIR; volunteers needed

Straight-line winds clocked as high as 70 mph ripped through BIR Sunday night, causing extensive damage. Volunteers are needed to help clear trees and debris. Wednesday Night Street Drags this week are cancelled.

Joe Howell is BIR’s 2015 King of the Track!

Joe Howell took home a Wally trophy and the title of King of the Track Saturday during the Bracket Drag Racing Series. Congratulations, Joe! Read more for all the results from the weekend of racing.

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