Brainerd International Raceway

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  • $10-$150 in advance, $10-$200 at gate. Prices vary depending on event, day, camping, & other amenities.

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  • Located 5 miles north of Brainerd on Hwy 371.

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  • Ticket office: M-F 9am-5pm. Visit our Web site for complete information on schedules, tickets, events, etc.

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Bracket Drag Racing Series

    Bracket Drag Racing Series

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Brainerd International Raceway's Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the most exciting amateur drag racing in the Upper Midwest. During the 8-weekend series, 250+ drivers compete in 11 classes in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. They battle for prize money, series points and a chance at a series championship. Each weekend includes eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with winners crowned each day. Great family fun, and the pits are always open. On-site camping is available, including full-service RV sites. Look for Dual Event Weekends with exciting racing on BIR's Competition Road Course as well. One ticket gets you into both events!

  2. ChumpCar World Series

    ChumpCar World Series

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The ChumpCar World Series, featuring $500 junkers, will be at BIR for two eight-hour endurance races. Teams of drivers will race for eight straight hours Saturday and Sunday in a pair of wacky marathon enduros on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course on Saturday and then the 3.1-mile Donnybrooks Road Course on Sunday. the Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience will be on the drag strip Friday and Saturday for ride-alongs in real dragsters. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Daily admission is $20. Kids 12 and under are FREE! ChumpCars race rain or shine.

  3. CRA Superbike Racing

    CRA Superbike Racing

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The Central Roadracing Association brings exciting Superbike racing to BIR's road courses five weekends this summer. Watch as racers challenge the tight turns on BIR's road courses, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It's amazing watching these riders fly around the road course. CRA shares BIR with other events on the following weekends:
    June 16-18 - Wet & Wild Weekend with drag racing & IWA Watercross - snowmobile racing on open water!
    July 20-22 - With Bracket Drag Racing
    Aug. 31-Sept. 2 - GSTA Muscle Car Shootout, with Muscle Car Series drag racing
    Sept. 21-23 - Wet & Wild 2.0 with IWA Watercross
    One ticket gets you in for all the action. On-site camping is available, including 164 full-service RV sites. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

  4. Drift Mentality

    Drift Mentality

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Drifting is described as cars speeding through a cone-lined course in controlled skids. Brainerd International Raceway is only location in the state where you can watch drifting or try it yourself. Drift Mentality is for those who want to give it a try to perfect this entertaining driving event.

  5. GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

    GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The 30th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is an excellent way to cap off your summer, with wild drag racing and a crazy Superbike racing. It's the third and final drag race in the Muscle Car Series, featuring cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. This race will determine series champions, so the intensity level will be red-lining. The Competition Road Course will be busy with the Central Roadracing Association Superbike racing. Off track, fans will be treated to a classic car show, live music and more. On-site camping is available. One ticket gets you these great events and every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping is available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

  6. MAP Proving Grounds

    MAP Proving Grounds

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Import cars and sport compacts invade Brainerd International Raceway for two weekends this season: June 8-10 and Sept. 14-16. Drag racing, drifting, autocross, open lapping, car shows, burnout contests and much more await fans. The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds will feature front-, all- and rear-wheel-drive, turbo-charged imports and sport compacts. Don't miss this one! On-site camping available. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

  7. PleasureLand RV Show & Go

    PleasureLand RV Show & Go

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The 32nd Annual PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a great Fourth of July tradition, offering fans a chance to see ridiculous head-to-head drag racing action as well as wide-open wheel-to-wheel racing on BIR's road course. The second race in the three-race Muscle Car Series is on the drag strip this weekend, with cars that can run over 200 mph! The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be on the road course all weekend for wild road racing action. The event includes a classic car show, fireworks and live music. Two great racing events for the price of a single ticket! On-site camping and RV sites available. Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE!

  8. Powercruise

    Powercruise

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Powercruise returns to Brainerd International Raceway. It's the premier modified car event in the U.S., known as the place where you can do everything with your car that you’re not allowed to do anywhere else. Powercruise allows YOU to drive YOUR car on BIR's race track along with other like-minded petrol heads in the cruising sessions. You can cruise next to the toughest modified street machines, hot rods, imports and drag cars, whether they're turbo charged, supercharged, nitrous injected…all with your family and friends in the car with you! The weekend includes events like powerskids (longest rolling burnouts), off-street drags (old-style street flag drop), drifting, burnouts Aussie style, Dyno comps, Show & Shine, Miss Powercruise stage shows and heaps more fun stuff. On-site camping is available.

  9. Street Car Showdown

    Street Car Showdown

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Brainerd International Raceway's 2018 Muscle Car Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend with the 10th Annual Street Car Showdown, a display of raw speed and power on the quarter-mile drag strip. The Showdown is the first race in the three-race series, featuring cars that can run 6-7 seconds at over 200 mph. They have the kind of horsepower that yanks their front end off the ground when they launch from the starting line. The event also includes the Sports Car Club of America's (SCCA) Harvey West Classic on the 2.5-mile road course. It features great wheel-to-wheel racing action. Two exciting events for the price of a single ticket! Daily admission is $25. Kids 12 and under are FREE! On-site camping.

  10. Thunder at the Lakes - NHRA Divisional Drag Race

    Thunder at the Lakes - NHRA Divisional Drag Race

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Brainerd International Raceway hosts some of the top NHRA Sportsman drag racers in the country during the 2018 Thunder at the Lakes. This is one of BIR's most exciting drag races of the year and features many racers who stay at BIR to compete the following weekend during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Every ticket includes a pit pass. On-site camping is available.

  11. Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

    Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling the action. Gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 5pm and ends at dusk. Seven Wednesdays on the schedule this year. In addition to drag racing, BIR will alternate between offering drifting and autocross as well.

  12. Wet & Wild Weekend

    Wet & Wild Weekend

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    Drag racing, Superbike racing and watercross combine for a monster weekend at Brainerd International Raceway for a pair of Wet & Wild Weekends. Watercross is snowmobile racing on open water. Snowmobiles drag race across Lake BIR and compete in oval racing by skipping across the water as they make laps around floating markers. Sit on the shoreline and soak it all in - great entertainment for the whole family. The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the dragstrip and the Central Roadracing Association brings intense Superbike racing to the road course.
    The September Wet & Wild Weekend does not include drag racing.
    One ticket gets you in to see all this action.

  13. World Racing League

    World Racing League

    5523 Birchdale Rd
    Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
    Call: (218) 824-7223
    Toll Free: (866) 444-4455

    The World Racing League is back at BIR for a pair of endurance races Saturday and Sunday. Teams of drivers will compete on BIR’s 2.5-mile road course for eight hours on Saturday and seven hours on Sunday. It’s entertaining racing for spectators and a chance for drivers to try their hand at endurance road racing. Put a team together, find a car (just about any will do) and hit the track! The Bracket Drag Racing Series will be on the drag strip that weekend as well.

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