7th Annual Street Car Showdown

BIR’s Memorial Day racing is a Street Car Showdown

Braun12Brainerd International Raceway hosts the first major race of the 2015 season Memorial Day weekend. The 7th 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 cars top 200 mph and run at 6-7 seconds.
It’s intense drag racing that brings race fans back year after HarveyWest14_2year.

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 regional racers to BIR for the annual Harvey West Classic. You’ll see a variety of race cars piloted by some of the top amateur road racers in the Midwest. Road racing is Saturday and Sunday. It’s preceded by the SCCA Competition Racing License School, which is how racers can get licensed to compete in SCCA races. The school runs May 20-22 at BIR and includes both classroom instruction and on-track sessions.

PHOTOS

Muscle Car Series Drag Racing – BIR photo
SCCA Harvey West Classic racing – Photo by Rick Corwine

  • Harvey West Classic Schedule

    Thursday, May 21
    10 am . . . . Gates open
    8 am . . . . SCCA Competition License Racing School on road course

    Friday, May 22
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    8 am . . . . Final day of SCCA Competition License Racing School

    Saturday, May 23
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    8 am . . . . Practice sessions
    9:10 am . . . . Qualifying sessions
    Noon-3 pm . . . . Kids Games in Concession Area
    1:15 pm . . . . 10-lap races
    6 pm . . . . Racing concludes

    Sunday, May 24
    7 am . . . . Gates open
    8 am . . . . Practice sessions
    9:10 am . . . . Qualifying sessions
    1:15 pm . . . . 10-lap races
    6 pm . . . . Racing concludes

    Note: All times are subject to change. Tune into 87.9 FM for racing action.

  • Muscle Car Series Schedule

    Thursday, May 21
    10 am. . .Gates open

    Friday, May 22
    7 am . . . Gates open
    10 am – 5 pm . . . Time Trials
    1 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    4 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

    Saturday, May 23
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am . . . Time trials begin
    11 am. . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    Noon – 3 pm . . . Kids Games in Concession Area
    1 pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
    7 pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps around the 3.1-mile road course

    Sunday, May 24
    7 am . . . Gates open
    9 am . . . Elimination rounds begin for all classes

    Note: All times are subject to change. Tune into 105.3 FM for racing action.

  • Spectator Admission
    Ticket prices for the 7th Annual Street Car Showdown are below. The ticket prices include the SCCA Harvey West Classic and the Muscle Car Series – one ticket gets you in to see both events. Tickets are available by phone and at the front gate. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

    General Admission – Available at the Front Gate

    Superweek – $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.

    ** Multi Event Weekend - Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see two great events this weekend – the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and the SCCA Harvey West Classic on the Competition Road Course.

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

    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.

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

  • Rustic Camping – BIR has 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.

    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.

    Some sites have 20 amp power, price is $30/weekend per plug

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

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