2018 Schedule

Below are the spectator events on BIR’s 2018 schedule. Check back often for updates on additional events.

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Event & Date
Feb 2018
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BIR Racer Banquet Weekend

February 23-25  - The annual BIR Racer Banquet is set for Saturday, Feb. 24 at Cragun's Resort. Guests can attend just the banquet or stay the weekend and enjoy snowmobile trail rides or other recreational opportunities at Cragun's and around the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Apr 2018
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BIR Performance Driving School

April 23 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

April 27-29 The Nord Stern Porsche Club of America is on the track this weekend for a private club racing event. Memberships to the club are welcome.    
May 2018
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

May 2 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the drag strip as many times as you want until dusk.
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Bracket Drag Racing Series

May 4-6 — It's the first two races of the 16-race Bracket Drag Racing Series on the drag strip. Racing on Saturday and Sunday, with a Test & Tune on Friday.
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BIR Performance Driving School

May 7 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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CRA Superbike Racing

May 11-13 — The Central Roadracing Association brings its crazy brand of Superbike Racing to BIR's 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course.
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High School Supermileage Challenge

May 14-15 - The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is sponsoring the 30th Annual High School Supermileage Challenge, which features more than 50 high schools and over 100 student-built cars that compete for fuel efficiency. This is not open to the public.
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Bracket Drag Racing Series & Slowpokes

May 18-20 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the second of eight weekends this season. Eliminations are Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a Test & Tune day. On Friday, the Slowpokes will be on the road course for a club event.
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BIR Performance Driving School

May 21 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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SCCA Competition Racing License School

May 23-25 - Complete this three-day school and you'll receive a full SCCA Regional Level Competition License. This license allows you to enter any SCCA regional or Vintage Racing event. The school combines classroom instruction with on-track driving. Sign up today!
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

May 23 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. You can drag race or drift until dusk.
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10th Annual Street Car Showdown

May 25-27 — The three-race Muscle Car Series kicks off on the drag strip while the SCCA shows off regional racing on the road course.
Jun 2018
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Bracket Drag Racing & BMW Car Club

June 1-3 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip, with eliminations Saturday and Sunday. The BMW Car Club is on the road course.
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BIR Performance Driving School

June 4 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

June 6 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk.
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MAP Proving Grounds

June 8-10 — Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drag racing, drifting, autocross, lapping, burnout contests, car shows, stage shows and a lot more. A second weekend is Sept. 14-16.
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Wet & Wild Weekend

June 15-17 — A wet & wild triple event! The Central Roadracing Association's insane brand of Superbike Racing is on the Competition Road Course, while the Bracket Drag Racing Series features races 5 and 6 on the drag strip. IWA Watercross features snowmobiles racing on Lake BIR.
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BIR Performance Driving School

June 18 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

June 19 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Lakes Jam

June 21-23 - Help us rock BIR during this three-day music and camping festival.
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Zalusky Advanced Riding School

June 23-24 - The Zalusky Advanced Riding School provider riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types!
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

June 27 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk.
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32nd Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go

June 29-July 1 — A Fourth of July tradition, Show & Go features Muscle Car Series drag racing and SCCA road racing. Fireworks, live music, classic car show, on-site camping.
Jul 2018
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Bracket Drag Racing & Road Closed Bikes & Slowpokes

July 6-8 — The fifth of eight Bracket Drag Racing weekends will be on the drag strip, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a Test & Tune day. The Slowpokes Car Club is on the road course Friday, and Road Closed Promotions will be hosting motorcycle track days Saturday and Sunday to polish your riding skills.
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BIR Performance Driving School

July 9 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

July 10 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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ChumpCar World Series & Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

July 13-15 - The ChumpCar World Series will be on BIR's road course for The Brainerd Challenge, back-to-back 8-hour endurance races. Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience is on the drag strip Friday & Saturday. Experience drag racing as a driver or during a ride-along.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

July 18 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk.
Steve Roehrs reached the quarterfinals in Pro ET.

Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing

July 20-22 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series returns to the drag strip for races 9-10, including a Test & Tune on Friday and elimination rounds Saturday and Sunday. The Central Roadracing Association will be on the road course for thrilling Superbike racing.
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BIR Performance Driving School

July 23 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

July 24 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

July 27-29 - The Nord Stern Porsche Club of America is on the track this weekend for a private club racing event. Memberships to the club are welcome.
Aug 2018
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

August 1 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at drifting. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk.
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Powercruise

August 3-5 — Powercruise is the wildest cruising show on the planet, with Aussie-style drag racing, burnout contests, drifting, stage show and, of course, lots of cruising for anyone who signs up to participate.
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BIR Performance Driving School

August 6 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
Bruno Massel won the Comp Eliminator Class during last year's Thunder at the Lakes.

Thunder at the Lakes

August 10-12 — Thunder at the Lakes features the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on the drag strip with a test day on Friday.
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37th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

August 16-19 — It's the biggest motorsports race in the Midwest featuring the best drag racers on the planet. The pits are always open, on-site camping, live music and much more.
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BIR Performance Driving School

August 27 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

August 28 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

August 29 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip or try their hand at autocross. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk.
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30th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

August 31-September 2  — A wild Labor Day tradition at BIR, featuring the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and thrilling CRA Superbike racing on the road course. Plus live music and a classic car show. Great way to end summer!
Sep 2018
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Bracket Drag Racing Series & World Racing League

Sept 7-9 — It's the seventh of eight weekends for the Bracket Drag Racing Series, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. The World Racing League will be on the road course for endurance racing Saturday and Sunday.
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BIR Performance Driving School

September 10 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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MAP Proving Grounds 2.0

September 14-16 — Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drag racing, drifting, autocross, lapping, burnout contests, car shows, stage shows and a lot more.
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Wet & Wild Weekend 2.0

September 21-23 — A wild weekend with the Central Roadracing Association on the road course for three days of Superbike racing. The IWA is on Lake BIR for two days of snowmobiles racing on open water.
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BIR Performance Driving School

September 24 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
Oct 2018
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

October 5-7 - The Nord Stern Porsche Club of America is on the track this weekend for a private club racing event. Memberships to the club are welcome.
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BIR Performance Driving School

October 8 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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Audi Club - Glacier Lakes

October 13-14 - The Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Audi Club is on the track.
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BIR Performance Driving School

October 22 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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