2016 Schedule

Below are the major events upcoming on BIR’s 2016 schedule. Check back often for updates on additional events.

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Event & Date
Apr 2016
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GSTA Rod & Customer Spectacular

April 9-10 - The Gopher State Timing Association's (GSTA) 60th Annual Rod & Custom Spectacular is the place to be to see the nastiest collection of hot rods and customs from throughout the Midwest. It's at the Minnesota State Fair Coliseum and BIR will be there with a booth. Stop by!
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

April 29-May 1 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 2016
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BIR Performance Driving School

May 2 - 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

May 4 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
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Bracket Drag Racing Series

May 6-8 — It's the first two races of the 12-race Bracket Drag Racing Series on the drag strip. Racing on Saturday and Sunday, with a Test & Tune on Friday.
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High School Supermileage Challenge

May 9-10 - The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is sponsoring the 28th 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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PleasureLand RV Center Show

May 11-14 - PleasureLand RV Center will take over BIR for its Brainerd RV Show & Sale, featuring over 200 RVs and campers for sale. The show is free and open to the public.
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CRA Superbike Racing

May 13-15 — The Central Roadracing Association brings its crazy brand of Superbike Racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
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BIR Performance Driving School

May 16 - 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

May 18 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting as well.
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Bracket Drag Racing & Slowpokes & World Racing League

May 20-22 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the drag strip for the second of six weekends. Eliminations are Saturday AND Sunday. The Slowpokes Car Club is on the road course Friday, followed by the  World Racing League for two endurance races.
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SCCA Competition Racing License School

May 25-27 - 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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8th Annual Street Car Showdown

May 27-29 — The three-race Muscle Car Series kicks off on the drag strip while the SCCA shows off regional racing on the road course.
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BIR Performance Driving School

May 30 - 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.
Jun 2016
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

June 1 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
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BMW Car Club - North Star Chapter

June 3-5 — The BMW Car Club of America's North Star Chapter will be on BIR's road course all weekend for a private event.
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Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota

June 6 - The Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota is on the road course for a private club event.  
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Bracket Drag RacingCRA Superbike Racing & IWA Watercross

June 10-12 — 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 13 - 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 14 - 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

June 15 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting as well.
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MAP Proving Grounds

June 17-19 — 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. 9-11.
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Lakes Jam

June 22-26 - Help us rock BIR during this three-day music and camping festival.
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Zalusky Advanced Riding School

June 25-26- 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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BIR Performance Driving School

June 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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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

June 29 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes autocross as well.
Jul 2016
Ron Keith led the field en route to his Trans Am2 win.

30th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go

July 1-3 — A Fourth of July tradition, Show & Go features Muscle Car Series drag racing, NASA road racing and the event's finale: Trans Am Series racing. Fireworks, live music, classic car show, on-site camping.
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Slowpokes Car Club

July 4 - The Slowpokes Car Club is on the road course for a private driving event.
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Bracket Drag Racing & Zalusky Riding School & Track Day

July 8-10 — The fourth of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends will be on the drag strip, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. The Zalusky Advanced Riding School and Road Closed Promotions' Track Day will be on the road course Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
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BIR Performance Driving School

July 11 - 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 12 - 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

July 13 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting, as well.
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CRA Superbike Racing

July 15-17 — The Central Roadracing Association brings its crazy brand of Superbike Racing to BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

July 22-24 - 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

July 25 - Develop valuable driving skills and learn about your vehicle's dynamics to help you in everyday driving conditions but also to evade danger and protect you and your passengers in life-threatening situations.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

July 26 - 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

July 27— Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes Autocross as well.
Steve Roehrs reached the quarterfinals in Pro ET.

Bracket Drag Racing Series & ChumpCar World Series

July 29-31 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series returns to the drag strip for races 9-10, including a Test & Tune on Friday. The ChumpCar World Series is on the Competition Road Course for endurance racing.
Aug 2016
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Powercruise

August 5-7 — 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 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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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

August 9 - 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.
Bruno Massel won the Comp Eliminator Class during last year's Thunder at the Lakes.

Thunder at the Lakes

August 12-14 — 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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35th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

August 18-21 — 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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CRA Superbikes & MSRA

Aug. 26-28 — Central Roadracing Association brings its thrilling brand of Superbike Racing to the Competition Road Course while the Minnesota Street Rod Association has it's Super Secret Fun Run.
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BIR Performance Driving School

August 29 - 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

August 31 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes Autocross as well.
Sep 2016
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28th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

September 2-4  — A wild Labor Day tradition at BIR, featuring the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and thrilling SCCA road racing on the road course. Plus live music and a classic car show. Great way to end summer!
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Zalusky Advanced Riding School

September 5 - Zalusky Advanced Riding School provides 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

September 7 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting as well.
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MAP Proving Grounds

September 9-11 — 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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BIR Performance Driving School

September 12 - 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

September 16-18 - 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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Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota

September 19 - Check the Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota for more details!  
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CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Watercross

September 23-25 — 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 26 - 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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Bracket Drag Racing Series

Sept 30-Oct 2 — It's the final two races of the 12-race Bracket Drag Racing Series. This race will determine series champions in 10 racing classes so the competition will be intense. Eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with Test & Tune on Friday.
Oct 2016
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Glacier Lakes Quattro Club

October 8 - The Glacier Lakes Quattro Club is on the track this weekend for a private club event.
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BIR Performance Driving School

October 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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