No ticket to the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Aug. 15-18 at Brainerd International Raceway? No problem, you can still be part of the festivities and meet the drag racing stars of the NHRA.
During Race Week, a number of drag racers will be making free public appearances throughout the Twin Cities and Brainerd, giving fans a chance to get autographs, take photos and visit with their favorite racers. Below is a list of those appearances. Check back to this page often for updates on when and where additional appearances will be.
OK Tire Store in Randal
Driver Terry McMillen and his Top Fuel dragster will be at the OK Tire Store in Randal to sign autographs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
NAPA Auto Parts in Crosslake
Funny Car driver Ron Capps will be at the NAPA Auto Parts store in Crosslake for an autograph session from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Mills Ford in Baxter
Legendary Funny Car driver John Force, his Funny Car-driving daughter Courtney, his dragster-driving daughter Brittany and fellow Funny Car driver Bob Tasca will all be at Mills Ford in Baxter for an autograph session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.
Menards in Baxter
Mark Martino and his Pro Stock car will be at the Menards store in Baxter signing autographs and meeting fans from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.
Cub Foods in Baxter
Pro Stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens will be at Cub Foods in Baxter from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. There will be prizes, food, giveaways and more. Enders-Stevens won the Pro Stock class last year at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at BIR.
Mall of America
Top Fuel Dragster drivers Morgan Lucas and Brandon Bernstein will be in the New Market Square at Mall of America from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 for an autograph session. The West Market Square is next to Nickelodeon Universe. A free wristband is required for those who want autographs. The wristbands are available in the West Market Square beginning at 3 p.m.
Circle K Stores
Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson will make appearances at the Circle K stores in Elk River and Shoreview on Wednesday, Aug. 14. He will be in Shoreview from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in Elk River from 3-5 p.m.