A pair of jet dragsters will entertain race fans this weekend shortly after the end of qualifying Friday and Saturday night. Tony Franco’s jet dragsters fly down the quarter-mile track at 316 mph and under 5 seconds.
The stars of the NHRA have rolled into Brainerd for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. This weekend’s event is critical for most of the teams, which means the intensity will be ratcheted up dramatically. That’s great news for race fans!
Five drag racers who regularly race at BIR won their classes Sunday during the Thunder of the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race. The race attracted some of the top Sportsman drag racers from throughout the country. The race signaled the start of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Megaweek.
Thunder at the Lakes NHRA Divisional Race is this weekend, signaling the start of BIR’s new MegaWeek, where fans can buy a ticket that gets them into Thunder at the Lakes plus Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals next week. It’s the 12 Days of Drag Racing, and only at BIR.
Brad Haugaard is Brainerd International Raceway’s 2016 King of the Track! He beat Brad Harder in the finals of the King of the Track showdown Saturday. The King of the Track race was part of the fifth Bracket Drag Racing Series weekend.
The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip this weekend, with the featured event being the annual King of the Track race. Meanwhile, the ChumpCar World Series is on the road course for two 7-hour endurance races.
Kyle Ohnsorg set a track record at BIR last weekend during the CRA’s Framstad Cup. Adam Bastien then won the event. It was the third of five CRA racing weekends at BIR. Read more for complete results. The next CRA weekend is Aug. 26-28.
Brian Johnson was a double winner last weekend during the Bracket Drag Racing Series event. He also moved into first place in the standings in both classes, with only two weekends left in the series. All the classes are tight at the top of the standings.
The Bracket Drag Racing Series will be on the drag strip this weekend for the start of the second half of the season. Meanwhile, the Zalusky Advanced Riding School is on the road course Saturday, and Road Closed Promotions is hosting a Track Day for bikes on Sunday.
The second leg of the three-race Muscle Car Series concluded Sunday during the PleasureLand RV Show & Go, with the possibility of a sweep in four of the seven Heads-Up classes. Ray Fuchs, Dennis Orr, Robert Wilczek and Brian Carpenter are hoping to make it three straight Labor Day weekend.