2017 Schedule

Below are the major events upcoming on BIR’s 2017 schedule. Check back often for updates on additional events.

Click on the RED event name for more details.

Event & Date
Jul 2017
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Slowpokes Car Club

July 3 - The Slowpokes Car Club is on the road course for a private driving event.
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Bracket Drag Racing Series & Road Closed Bikes

July 7-9 — The fourth of six Bracket Drag Racing weekends will be on the drag strip, with eliminations both Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a Test & Tune day. Road Closed Promotions will host motorcycle track days Saturday and Sunday on the road course to polish your riding skills.
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BIR Performance Driving School

July 10 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

July 11 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

July 12 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting, as well.
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ChumpCar World Series & Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

July 15-16 - The ChumpCar World Series will be on BIR's road course for The Brainerd Challenge, back-to-back 8-hour endurance races. Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience is on the drag strip Saturday only. Experience drag racing as a driver or during a ride-along.
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Zalusky Advanced Riding School

July 17 - Zalusky Advanced Riding School provides riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types! ZARS will be on BIR's 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course.
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Deadline for advance tickets to Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

July 19 - The deadline to buy discounted advance tickets to the 2017 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals is July 19. Buy online or by phone or in person, but buy today and save!
Steve Roehrs reached the quarterfinals in Pro ET.

Bracket Drag Racing Series & CRA Superbike Racing

July 21-23 — The Bracket Drag Racing Series returns to the drag strip for races 9-10, including a Test & Tune on Friday and elimination rounds Saturday and Sunday. The Central Roadracing Association will be on the road course for thrilling Superbike racing.
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BIR Performance Driving School

July 24 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

July 25 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

July 26 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes Autocross as well.
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

July 28-30 - The Nord Stern Porsche Club of America is on the track this weekend for a private club racing event. Memberships to the club are welcome.
Aug 2017
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Powercruise

August 4-6 — Powercruise is the wildest cruising show on the planet, with Aussie-style drag racing, burnout contests, drifting, stage show and, of course, lots of cruising for anyone who signs up to participate.
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BIR Performance Driving School

August 7 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
Bruno Massel won the Comp Eliminator Class during last year's Thunder at the Lakes.

Thunder at the Lakes

August 11-13 — Thunder at the Lakes features the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series on the drag strip with a test day on Friday.
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36th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

August 17-20 — It's the biggest motorsports race in the Midwest featuring the best drag racers on the planet. The pits are always open, on-site camping, live music and much more.
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CRA Superbikes & MSRA

Aug. 25-27 — Central Roadracing Association brings its thrilling brand of Superbike Racing to the Competition Road Course while the Minnesota Street Rod Association has it's Super Secret Fun Run.
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BIR Performance Driving School

August 28 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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StreetSmart Advanced Defensive Driving Course for Teens

August 29 - It's a day-long program to provide your teens with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roadways. Learn how to emergency brake, recover from hydroplaning and skidding, and a whole lot more.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

August 30 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes Autocross as well.
Sep 2017
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29th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

September 1-3  — A wild Labor Day tradition at BIR, featuring the grand finale of the Muscle Car Series on the drag strip and thrilling SCCA road racing on the road course. Plus live music and a classic car show. Great way to end summer!
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Zalusky Advanced Riding School

September 4 - Zalusky Advanced Riding School provides riders with opportunities for advanced motorcycle rider training. Riders of all skill levels are welcome as well as all bike types! ZARS will be on BIR's 2.5-mile Competition Road Course.
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Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style

September 6 — Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style is open to anyone who wants to run BIR's world-class drag strip. All you need is a street-legal car, $25 and a helmet. Run the track as many times as you want until dusk. This event includes drifting as well.
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MAP Proving Grounds

September 8-10 — Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drag racing, drifting, autocross, lapping, burnout contests, car shows, stage shows and a lot more.
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BIR Performance Driving School

September 11 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

September 15-17 - The Nord Stern Porsche Club of America is on the track this weekend for a private club racing event. Memberships to the club are welcome.
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Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota

September 18 - Check the Suburban Corvette Club of Minnesota for more details!  
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CRA Superbike Racing & IWA Watercross

September 22-24 — A wild weekend with the Central Roadracing Association on the road course for three days of Superbike racing. The IWA is on Lake BIR for two days of snowmobiles racing on open water.
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BIR Performance Driving School

September 25 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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Bracket Drag Racing Series & World Racing League

Sept 29-Oct 1 — It's the final two races of the 12-race Bracket Drag Racing Series. This race will determine series champions in 10 racing classes so the competition will be intense. Eliminations both Saturday and Sunday, with Test & Tune on Friday. The World Racing League will be on the road course for endurance racing.
Oct 2017
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Audi Club - Glacier Lakes

October 7 - The Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Audi Club is on the track.
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BIR Performance Driving School

October 9 - Discover pure performance driving at the BIR Performance Driving School. Shift from racing fan to a real race car driver in one day. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of high performance driving.
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