BIR’s Memorial Day racing is a Showdown
Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2014 season Memorial Day weekend. The 6th Annual Street Car Showdown is a double-header with the kick-off for the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the return of the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series features an impressive display of power and speed, featuring the seven Heads-Up classes. Some of the car top 200 mph and run at 6-7 seconds. 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.
On the Competition Road Course, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) brings national and regional racers to BIR for the annual Harvey West Classic. You’ll see a variety of race cars piloted by some of the country’s top amateur road racers.
The band FlashMob! provides live music Saturday night at The Wheelie Bar & Grille.
Muscle Car Series Drag Racing – BIR photo
SCCA Harvey West Classic racing – Photo by Rick Corwine