End Your Summer on a FAST Note

The 32nd Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. Sponsored by the Gopher State Timing Association, the Sept. 4-6 event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale on the drag strip and ridiculous Superbike racing via the Central Roadracing Association (CRA) on the road course, as well as live music, a classic car show and much more.

On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series will be wrapping up the season, as drivers duke it out for series championships. The seven Heads-Up Classes – Outlaw Pro Mod, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street, 660 Outlaw Street, and 660 Limited Street – will be center stage, featuring cars with huge horsepower that can get down the track in 6-7 seconds and crank out speeds of 200+ mph. It’s heads-up drag racing at its finest, featuring some of the fastest cars in the Midwest. Time trials and qualifying are Friday and Saturday, with eliminations on Sunday. The race also highlights 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.

On BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, the CRA is hosting Superbike racing, with practice on Friday and practice and racing on Saturday and Sunday.

There’s a lot happening off the track this weekend as well. On Saturday, a classic car show will be on the infield behind the main grandstand, and The Wheelie Bar & Grille will host live music.

This event is sponsored by the Gopher State Timing Association (GSTA).

What a way to end the summer!

 

Muscle Car Series Schedule

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
10 am. . . Gates open
3:30 – 8pm . . . Shirt Shack

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 6pm . . . Shirt Shack open
10am . . . Time trials begin
11am . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
1pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
4pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 6pm . . . Shirt Shack open
8am-Noon . . . Car show registration – it’s free!
9am . . . Time trials begin
11am . . .  Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
Noon-3 pm . . . Kids games next to the condos
1pm . . .  Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
1-4pm . . . Classic car show behind main Grandstand
4pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
7pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps on the 3.1-mile road course
9pm . . . Live music in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
7am . . . Gates Open
7am – 2pm Shirt Shack open
9am . . . Eliminations for all classes begin

*All times are subject to change. Tune to 105.3 FM for all the action.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
10am . . . . Gates open
6:30pm – 8pm . . . . CRA Racer Registration

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
7am . . . . Gates open
7am – 9:30am . . . . CRA New Rider School
8am – 10am . . . .  CRA Racer Registration
8am – 2pm. . . . CRA Tech @ Tech Barn
9:30am . . . . Mandatory Rider’s Meeting
10am – 11:30am . . . . Open Practice
11:30am – 12noon . . . . New Rider’s Practice
1pm – 1:20pm . . . .  New Rider’s Practice
1:20pm – 2:40pm . . . . Open Practice
3pm – 4:30pm . . . . Open Practice
4:30pm – 4:45pm  . . . . New Rider’s Practice
4:50pm – 5:05pm . . . .  Michelin Cup Qualifying Round 1
5:05pm – 5:20pm . . . . Michelin Cup Qualifying Round 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
7am . . . . Gates open
9-10am . . . . Open Practice
10:10am – 11:30am . . . . Supersport Sprints
11:30am – noon. . . . Michelin Cup 1
1-1:30pm . . . . Michelin Cup 2
1:30pm – 3:10pm . . . . Superbike Sprints
3:30pm – 3:50pm . . . . Formula 40
3:50pm – 5:20pm . . . . Grand Prix Sprints
9pm – 1am . . .  Live music in the Wheelie Bar & Grille

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
7am . . . Gates open
9-10am . . . .  Practice
10:10am – noon . . . . Supersport Sprints
1-3pm . . . . Superbike Sprints
3:20pm – 3:40pm . . . . Formula 40
3:45pm – 5:15pm . . . . Grand Prix Sprints

 

Spectator Admission

Advance tickets are available online at discounted prices but online sales end at noon Sept. 2Click here to order tickets online. You can now print tickets from your home computer. Tickets are also available at the BIR Ticket Office by calling 1-866-444-4455 or at the Front Gate. 

General Admission
Thurs-Sun – $90 (Online) / $95 (Phone/Gate)
Fri-Sun – $80 (Online)  / $85 (Phone/Gate)
Sat-Sun – $55 (Online) / $60 (Phone/Gate)
Single Day admission – $30

Single-day tickets are valid from 7am to one hour after the completion of racing.  Anyone remaining after ticket expiration will be fined or prosecuted.

Camping- Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased. RV sites in the full-service PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $45 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up.

20-amp power is available in some sites, price is $30/weekend per plug

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 plus tax. Call for availability and reservations.

** Multi Event Weekend – Don’t forget that your ticket gets you in to see three great events this weekend.

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 between the days purchased. 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 $45 per nightClick here for a VIP campground map.

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.

Electricity – Some campsites have 20 amp power. The price is $30/weekend per plug.

Off-Track Lodging – Click here for a list of our lodging partners.

GSTA Muscle Car Shootout Racers

Below are links for those who will be racing during the GSTA Muscle Car Shootout. Click on the link to access more information about rules, regulations, purses, etc.

Muscle Car Series Drag Racing

Central Roadracing Association Superbike Racing

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