A 40-member drag racing team representing BIR will compete against teams from 15 other tracks in the NHRA’s annual ET Finals competition. BIR took third last year but looks to improve on that this year.
The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds returns for the second of two weekends this season. Imports and sport compacts turn BIR into a turbo-charged playground, with drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping and a lot more.
Bill Krech earned his first win in Pro Outlaw while Jake Delmonico returned to the Winner’s Circle in Outlaw during the GSTA Muscle Car Shootout, which is the grand finale of the three-race Muscle Car Series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glen DeMenge beat out 51 other Stock/Super Stock drag racers Saturday to win the Midwest Class Racers’ Paul Bunyan Classic. It was part of the Bracket Drag Racing Series, which only has one weekend left.
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!
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!