MAP Proving Grounds

Turbo Weekends! Import and sport compacts take over BIR in 2014

MAP_Burnout12If you’re looking for import and sport compact cars at BIR the weekends of June 20-22 and Sept. 5-7, you will definitely find them. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will showcase drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the Competition Road Course, a car show and a whole lot more.

The Proving Grounds features front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive cars and trucks, some of which are turbo charged and can cover the quarter mile in 8-9 seconds. Import bikes will have their own classes on the drag strip as well.

MAP_Drag12For those who want to compete in the Proving Grounds, click here for details on how to register.

MAP will have two events at BIR this year. The first one was in June. Check out this video from the June event.

Although drag racing is a popular part of the program, the drifting competition was a fan favorite. Cars are timed as they drive 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 is on the road course, where cars aren’t racing against each other but are timed and can challenge themselves.

 

 

  • 2014 Schedule

    FRIDAY, JUNE 20
    Noon . . . Gates open
    4:30-7 pm . . . Auto X testing
    6:30-8 pm . . . Drifting on Turns 10-13 of the road course

    SATURDAY, JUNE 21
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9:30 am – 6 pm . . . Road Course/Time Attack
    9:30 am – 4 pm . . . Drifting Competition next to Condos
    1:30-2:45 pm . . . Advanced Drivers Tandem Drift Competition
    4:30 – 7 pm . . . Autocross
    7-8 pm . . . Burnout Competition
    9 pm – 1 am . . . DJ music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille
    SUNDAY, JUNE 22
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am – noon . . . Car Show registration
    11:30 am – 3:30 pm . . . Road Course/Time Attack
    Noon – 3 pm . . . Car Show judging
    12:30-3 pm . . . Drifting Competition
    1:30-2:45 pm . . . Advanced Drivers Tandem Drift Competition
    4 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.
  • Drag Racing Schedule

    FRIDAY, JUNE 20
    Noon . . . Gates open
    4-7 pm . . . Open drag racing & tuning

    SATURDAY, JUNE 21
    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

    SUNDAY, JUNE 22
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am – noon . . . Car Show registration
    Noon – 3 pm . . . Car Show judging
    9 am – noon . . . Qualifying
    Noon – 4 pm . . . Eliminations
    4 pm . . . Awards Ceremony

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

  • Spectator Admission

    Below are ticket prices for the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds.

    Advanced tickets for Friday-Sunday are now available online for both events. Click here to buy online and save!
    Deadline for advanced tickets to MAP 1.0 is June 11.
    Deadline for advanced tickets to MAP 2.0 is Aug. 27.

    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.

    Camping
    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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