Round 2 of Brainerd International Raceway’s Wet & Wild Weekend is this weekend and features Superbike racing on the road course and snowmobile racing on open water. It’s a crazy weekend of racing at BIR.
The International Watercross Association (IWA) returns to BIR for its final race of the season. Racers have their sights set on series championships after this weekend, so the racing will be intense. Watercross racing is rapidly growing in popularity at BIR because of its unique gravity-defying nature. Snowmobiles compete in drag racing and oval racing around floating markers. They start on shore, just a matter of feet from the water’s edge, and skip across the water with the riders shifting their weight to turn the sled. The riders finish the race back on shore.
Do they sink? Of course. After the race is over, a pontoon picks them out of the water and deposits them back on shore where the sled is typically ready for the next heat. Racing is Saturday and Sunday.
The Central Roadracing Association (CRA) brings its thrilling brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s historic 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course for it’s fifth and final racing weekend of the season at BIR. In addition to six-lap sprints, the CRA’s program includes a five-hour endurance race Sunday afternoon for its grand finale.
When the CRA raced on the Donnybrooke Road Course in July, Kyle Ohnsorg set a track record by hitting 197 mph on the mile-long straightaway. His lap time of 1:39.412 was also a track record.
The CRA will be on the track Friday for practice sessions, followed by six-lap sprints on Saturday. Sunday’s schedule includes practice in the morning and the five-hour endurance race starting at 11:45 a.m.
Daily admission is $25 and kids 12 and under are free. On-site camping is free with the purchase of a multi-day ticket.