A Fourth of July Tradition that features Trans Am Series racing
The 29th Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a Fourth of July tradition for race fans, and this year will be no different. It’s a full weekend of thrilling racing, featuring Muscle Car Series drag racing and National Auto Sport Association (NASA) road racing, and culminating with the grand finale: the Trans Am Series’ Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic.
In addition to great racing action, fans will also be treated to a classic car show, live music, a spectacular fireworks display,
kids activities and on-site camping.
A major change in this year’s racing program includes the addition of the Trans Am Series’ Ryan Companies Independence Day Classic, which used to be the premier event during BIR’s GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend. Now, Show & Go fans will be treated to a 40-lap, 100-mile race that will be televised on CBS Sports Network at 11 a.m. July 25. A packed field of 50 cars are expected for the race, including last year’s winner, Doug Peterson, runner-up Amy Ruman and notables Adam Andretti (Mario Andretti’s nephew) and Duluth racing great Tommy Archer.
Also on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course this weekend will be NASA and its exciting brand of road racing. NASA features a variety of race cars and high performance street cars. It offers instruction at BIR prior to the event for drivers who want to give racing a try.
On the drag strip, the Show & Go features some phenomenal drag racing by the seven Heads-Up classes that will be battling in the second race of the three-race Muscle Car Series. Fans will be treated to some serious horsepower that produces runs of 6-7 seconds and speeds over 200 mph. It’s intense drag racing that brings race fans back year after year.
Drivers in the Muscle Car Series are competing for series points, prize money, and ultimately, a series championship. The race features the cars in Pro Outlaw, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street, True Street and the new 660 Outlaw Street. The race will also highlight 10 Index classes, the winners of which have a separate run-off to crown the Index Class Champion. Three Strip Eliminator classes, Truck Eliminator, and Manual Transmission class round out the race schedule. It’s a full weekend of racing, with qualifying that runs Friday and Saturday, and eliminations on Sunday.
The Show & Go wouldn’t be the same without a bunch of other activities off the track. A classic car show will be on display in front of the brick condos on Saturday. A spectacular fireworks display Saturday night and live music by Waves Collide completes the weekend.
It’s three great racing events for the price of one!
Muscle Car Series Drag Racing – BIR photo
Trans Am Series photo by Rick Corwine