Thunder at the Lakes brings BMWs, top Sportsman drag racers to BIR
Thunder at the Lakes rumbles into Brainerd International Raceway June 5-7, with the chance to give race fans a look at some of the best Sportsman drag racers in the country and some entertaining action on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. Gates open at 7 am Friday morning!
Thunder at the Lakes, featuring the NHRA West Central Division’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, has been a mainstay at BIR for decades. Fans are treated to super-competitive drag racing in 12 classes: Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Sportsman Motorcycle, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and two Junior Dragster classes (Saturday only). Fans will see dragsters, cars, motorcycles and snowmobiles on the track.
Thunder at the Lakes is a chance for drag racers in the NHRA’s West Central Division to compete for divisional points and a shot at a national championship. The West Central Division stretches from Wyoming to Wisconsin and from Colorado to Kansas, and includes parts of Canada. Test & Tune is Friday, qualifying is Saturday and eliminations are Sunday.
BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course will be busy all weekend as well with the BMW Car Club on track. Club members will be testing themselves and their cars against the challenging 13-turn track.