Muscle Car Shootout

PirelliEnd Your Summer on a FAST Note

The 26th Annual 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, the Trans Am Series, the SCCA Jack Pine Sprints and a new event, the Pirelli World Challenge.

The Pirelli World Challenge is one of the fastest-growing racing circuits in the country and North America’s top production car-based championships. BIR’s race will feature the Touring TA14_WebCar A and Touring Car B classes in a sprint format with 40-minute races from start to finish on Saturday and Sunday. Fans will see cars like the Honda Civic Si, Mazdaspeed3, VW Jetta, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Mini Cooper, Mazda2, Honda Fit and Kia Rio.

SCCA Pro Racing returns to the Shootout for a 40-lap, 100-mile Trans Am Series race on Sunday, featuring Trans Am, Trans Am2 and Trans Am3 classes, all of which will be on the track at the same time. You can be guaranteed phenomenal racing when these drivers on the track.

Braun12On 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 cars 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.

The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be sharing the road course with the Trans Am Series and Pirelli World Challenge Saturday and Sunday for the Jack Pine Sprints, an annual tradition featuring regional drivers competing in various JackPine_2011classes.

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 Uncle Chunk will provide live music at The Wheelie Bar & Grille.

What a way to end the summer!

PHOTOS (from top)
Pirelli World Challenge – Photo by Mark Weber/PWC
Trans Am Series – photo by Rick Corwine
Muscle Car Series- BIR photo
Jack Pine Sprints – Photo by Rick Corwine

  • Muscle Car Series Schedule

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
    Noon . . . Gates open

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am . . . Time trials begin
    1 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    4 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
    7 am . . . Gates 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 Uncle Chunk in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
    7 am . . . Gates Open
    9 am . . . Eliminations for all classes begin

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

     

  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
    Noon . . . . Gates open

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    8 am . . . . Testing

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
    7 am . . . . Gates Open
    8 am-Noon . . . Car show registration – it’s free!
    8 am . . . . SCCA practice
    9:45 am . . . . Pirelli World Challenge practice
    10:10 am . . . . Trans Am practice
    11 am . . . . SCCA practice
    Noon-3 pm . . . Kids games next to the condos
    12:45 pm . . . Pirelli World Challenge qualifying
    1-4 pm . . . Classic car show behind main Grandstand
    1:25 pm . . . SCCA qualifying
    2:40 pm . . . . Trans Am qualifying
    3:20 pm . . . . SCCA qualifying
    4:35 pm . . . . Pirelli World Challenge Race
    9 pm . . . Live music by Uncle Chunk in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
    8:30 am . . . SCCA 12-lap races
    9:50 am . . . Pirelli World Challenge practice
    10:30 am . . . . Trans Am practice
    11:10 am . . . . SCCA 10-lap race
    12:55 pm . . . Pirelli World Challenge Race
    2:05 pm . . . . SCCA 12-lap races
    4:15 pm . . . . Trans Am Race 40 laps

  • Spectator Admission

    Ticket prices for the 26th Annual Muscle Car Shootout are below. The ticket prices include Muscle Car Series drag racing, Trans Am Series, SCCA Jack Pine Sprints and the Pirelli World Challenge. Tickets are available at the front gate. Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult.)

    General Admission – Available at the Front Gate
    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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