GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

Sterling_WEnd Your Summer on a FAST Note

The 28th Annual Gopher State Timing Association (GSTA) Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. The event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale and the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints, as well as live music, a classic car show and much more.

On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series will be wrapping up the season, as drivers duke it out for series championships. The seven Heads-Up Classes will be center stage, featuring JackPine_2011cars with huge horsepower that can get down the track in 6-7 seconds and crank out speeds of 200+ mph. It’s heads-up drag racing at its finest, featuring some of the fastest cars in the Midwest.

On BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be hosting the Jack Pine Sprints that features regional drivers competing in various classes.

There’s a lot happening off the track this weekend as well. On Saturday, a classic car show will be on the infield behind the main grandstand, and live music by Blackout will be at The Wheelie Bar & Grille.

This event is sponsored by the Gopher State Timing Association (GSTA).

What a way to end the summer!

Jack Pine Sprints – Photo by Rick Corwine

  • Muscle Car Series Schedule

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
    10 am
    . . . Gates open
    3:30 – 8pm . . . Shirt Shack

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
    7 am . . . Gates open
    7 am – 6 pm . . . Shirt Shack open
    9 am . . . Time trials begin
    1 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    4 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
    7 am . . . Gates open
    7 am – 6 pm . . . Shirt Shack open
    8 am-Noon . . . Car show registration – it’s free!
    9 am . . . Time trials begin
    Noon-3 pm . . . Kids games next to the condos
    1 pm . . .  Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    1-4 pm . . . Classic car show behind main Grandstand
    4 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    7 pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps on the 3.1-mile road course
    9 pm . . . Live music by Blackout in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
    7 am . . . Gates Open
    7 am – 2 pm Shirt Shack open
    9 am . . . Eliminations for all classes begin

    *All times are subject to change. Tune to 105.3 FM for all the action.

     

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
    10am . . . . Gates open
    3:30 – 8 pm . . . Shirt Shack

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    7 am – 6 pm . . . Shirt Shack open

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    7 am – 6 pm . . . Shirt Shack open
    9 am . . . Practice sessions
    10 am . . . Qualifying sessions – 5 groups, 6 laps each
    12:10 pm . . . Touring Sessions – $10 per car – open to fans
    1 pm . . . Qualifying sessions – 5 groups, 6 laps each
    3:15 pm . . . Racing – 5 groups, 12 laps each
    7 pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps on the 3.1-mile road course
    9 pm . . . Live music by Blackout in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
    7 am . . . Gates open
    7 am – 2 pm . . . Shirt Shack open
    9 am . . . Practice sessions
    10 am . . . Qualifying sessions – 5 groups, 6 laps each
    12:10 pm . . . Touring Sessions – $10 per car – open to fans
    1 pm . . . Qualifying sessions – 5 groups, 6 laps each
    3:15 pm . . . Racing – 5 groups, 12 laps each

     

  • Spectator Admission

    Tickets are available for the GSTA Muscle Car Shootout at the front gate. Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult.)

    General Admission
    Thurs-Sun – $85
    Fri-Sun – $70
    Sat-Sun – $45
    Single Day admission – $25

    Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing.  Anyone remaining after ticket expiration will be fined or prosecuted.

    Camping- Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased. RV sites in the full-service PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $40 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up.

    20-amp power is available in some sites, 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. Cost is $250 per night plus tax. Call for availability and reservations.

    ** Multi Event Weekend - Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see three great events this weekend.

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

  • Rustic Camping – BIR has more than 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 $40 per night.

    20 amp power is available in some sites, 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. Cost is $250 per night. Call for availability and reservations.

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

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