Turbo Weekends! Import and sport compacts take over BIR
If you’re looking for anything other than import and sport compact cars at BIR Sept. 6-8, you won’t find it. 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.
For 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.