MAP Proving Grounds

Turbo Weekend! Import and sport compacts take over BIR

MAP2014Look to BIR for a massive collection of imports and sport compact cars Sept. 11-13. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds is back again this year with a bigger and better show that features drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the road course, a car show and a whole lot more.

 Check out this video from one of last year’s events.

The Proving Grounds features front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive cars and trucks, some of which are turbo charged. The fan favorite has been the drifting competition, where drivers are timed as they navigate through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. Translation: lots of smoke, burnt rubber and screeching.

Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through a course, but they’re slower and more controlled without the skidding. Open lapping – called Time Attack – is on the road course, where cars aren’t racing against each other but race against the clock while gunning for the quickest time.

Drag racing is also very popular as fans get to watch some very quick cars in several classes. It’s not unusual to see some 8- and 9-second cars on the quarter mile. Import bikes have their own class as well.

There’s also a competition for those who want to compete in Triple Track Showdown, where drivers accumulate points by competing in drag racing, autocross and the Time Attack open lapping.

For those who want to compete in the Proving Grounds, click here for details on how to register.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
    9 am . . . Gates open
    1-3 pm . . . Auto X testing
    1-8 pm . . . . Drifting on Turns 10-13 of the road course
    4-7 pm . . . . Auto X Competition

    7 am . . . Gates open
    9:30 am – 6 pm . . . Road Course/Time Attack
    9:30 am – 1:30 pm . . . Drifting Competition
    1:30-2:30 pm . . . Advanced Drivers Tandem Drift Competition
    3-6pm . . . Car Show judging, track infield
    3 – 7 pm . . . Auto X
    7-8 pm . . . Burnout Competition
    9 pm – 1 am . . . DJ music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9:30 am – 6 pm . . . Road Course/Time Attack
    12:30-3 pm . . . Drifting Competition
    5 pm . . . Awards Ceremony
    If you’re interested in competing in any of these events, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.
  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
    9 am . . . Gates open
    Noon-7 pm . . . Testing and time trials

    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am – 6 pm . . . Time trials & qualifying
    7-8 pm . . . Burnout Contest
    9 pm – 1 am . . . DJ music in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am – noon . . . Eliminations
    12:30-5 pm . . . Grudge Style Roll Racing
    5 pm . . . Awards Ceremony – Winner’s Circle

    If you’re interested in racing this weekend, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.

  • Spectator Admission

    Advance tickets are now available online for Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds. Click here to order online or call the BIR Ticket Office. Deadline for buying advance tickets is Sept. 2 for the Sept. 11-13 event. Tickets purchased online can be printed off on your home printer.

    Below are ticket prices for the MAP Proving Grounds.

    GATE PRICESAvailable at the Front Gate

    Friday-Sunday – $50
    Saturday-Sunday – $40
    Single Day – $25

    Kids 12 and under are FREE!

    Single-day tickets
    Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

    Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
    Full-service RV camping in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
    20 amp plug-in are available in some locations:  $30/weekend per plug

    NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

  • Rustic Camping – BIR has 200 acres for rustic camping. Camping is free with a multi-day ticket. 24-hour security is available and clean shower buildings and trailers are conveniently located throughout the facilities. Click here for Camping Rules.

    PleasureLand RV VIP Campground – BIR has 164 full-service RV sites with electric, water and sewer hook-ups. They wrap around a water feature and are a short walk to the drag strip and road course. The cost per site is $35 per night.
    Some locations have 20 amp power, price is $30/weekend per plug

    Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Condos are FULL for both MAP Proving Grounds.

    Off-Track LodgingClick here for a list of our lodging partners.

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