MAP Proving Grounds

Two Turbo Weekends! Import and sport compacts take over BIR

MAP_WLook to BIR for a massive collection of imports and sport compact cars Sept. 9-11 for the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds, which 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.

The Proving Grounds features turbo-charged cars and trucks. 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.

248pxby201pxWebDrag 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.

Photo courtesy of SDE


  • Thursday, Sept. 8
    5 pm . . . Gates open

    Friday, Sept 9
    9 am . . . Gates open
    1 pm . . . Drifting
    1 pm . . . Autocross Testing
    4 pm . . . Autocross Competition
    Saturday, Sept. 10
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9:30 am . . . Drifting Competition
    9:30 am . . . Time Attack (open lapping – standstill)
    1:30 pm . . . Tandem Drifting
    3 pm . . . Car Show
    3 pm . . . Autocross Competition
    7 pm . . . Burn-out Contest
    9 pm-1 am . . . DJ music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille
    Sunday, Sept. 11
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9:30 am . . . Time Attack (open lapping)
    12:30 pm . . . Drifting
    If you’re interested in competing in any of these events, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.
  • Thursday, Sept. 8
    5 pm . . . Gates open

    Friday, Sept. 9
    9 am . . . Gates open
    Noon . . . Testing, Time Trials & Qualifying

    Saturday, Sept. 10
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am . . . Time Trials, Qualifying
    3 pm . . . Car Show
    7 pm . . . Burn-out Contest
    9 pm-1 am . . . DJ music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    Sunday, Sept. 11
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am . . . Elimination Rounds
    12:30 pm . . . Grudge Style Roll Racing

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

  • Spectator Admission

    Tickets are available at the front gate for the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds.

    Below are ticket prices for the MAP Proving Grounds.

    Thursday – Sunday – $60

    GATE PRICESAvailable at the Front Gate

    Thursday – Sunday – $70
    Friday-Sunday – $60
    Saturday-Sunday – $45
    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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