Turbo Weekend! Import and sport compacts take over BIR

Look to BIR for a massive collection of imports and sport compact cars Sept. 14-16 for the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds 2.0, which is back again this year with a bigger and better show that features drag racing, drifting and autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the road course, a car show and a whole lot more.

A special addition to this year’s event is the appearance of the super popular 1320Video, which will be at the Proving Grounds shooting video for its website and YouTube channel. If you’re not familiar with 1320Video, you should be (4.5 million Facebook likes, 1.7 million YouTube subscribers, etc.). They shoot the best street car videos, with drag racing and street racing highlights from around the world. And they’re always looking for unique and creative builds to feature. So get to BIR for the MAP Proving Grounds, pop your hood and watch for the 1320Video crew.

The Proving Grounds features turbo-charged cars and trucks. The fan favorite is the drifting exhibition, where drivers navigate through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. Translation: lots of smoke, burnt rubber and screeching.

Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through a course, but they’re slower and more controlled without the skidding. Open lapping – called Time Attack – is on the road course, where cars aren’t racing against each other but race against the clock while gunning for the quickest time.

Drivers can also compete in the Triple Threat Showdown, where they accumulate points in drag racing, auto cross and open lapping for an overall winner. It requires a light level of driving skills and a pretty amazing car.

The burnout contests are a huge hit as well, as drivers burn their tires right off the rims, sending a blanket of smoke across the track.

Daily admission is $25 and parking is free.

Drag racing is also very popular as fans get to watch some very quick cars in several classes. It’s not unusual to see some 8- and 9-second cars on the quarter mile. Import bikes have their own class as well.

There’s also a competition for those who want to compete in Triple Track Showdown, where drivers accumulate points by competing in drag racing, autocross and the Time Attack open lapping.

Thursday, September 13
5 pm . . . Gates open

Friday, September 14
9 am . . . Gates open
Noon . . . Drag Racing
1 pm . . . Drifting
2 pm . . . Autocross
Saturday, September 15
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Drag Racing
9:30 am . . . Drifting Competition
9:30 am . . . Time Attack (open lapping from standstill)
1:30-2:30 pm . . . Advanced Tandem Drifting Competition
3-6 pm . . . Car Show
3 pm . . . Autocross Competition
7 pm . . . Burn-out Contest
Sunday, September 16
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Drag Racing
9:30 am . . . Time Attack (open lapping)
12:30-3 pm . . . Drifting
If you’re interested in competing in any of these events, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.

Thursday, September 13
5 pm . . . Gates open

Friday, September 14
9 am . . . Gates open
Noon . . . Testing, Time Trials & Qualifying

Saturday, September 15
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Time Trials, Qualifying
3 pm . . . Car Show
7 pm . . . Burn-out Contest

Sunday, September 16
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Elimination Rounds
12:30 pm . . . Grudge Style Roll Racing

If you’re interested in racing this weekend, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.

Spectator Admission

Tickets are available at the front gate for the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds.

Below are ticket prices for the MAP Proving Grounds.

Thu-Sun – $85 / $80 (if purchased online)
Fri-Sun – $75 / $70 (if purchased online)
Sat-Sun – $50 / $45 (if purchased online)
Single Day admission – $25

Kids 12 and under are FREE!

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets expire one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service RV camping in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground are an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up
20 amp plug-in are available in some locations:  $30/weekend per plug

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. 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 $35 per night.
Some locations have 20 amp power, 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. Condos are FULL for both MAP Proving Grounds.

Off-Track LodgingClick here for a list of our lodging partners.

MAP Proving Grounds Drivers

The Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds is open to drivers. Click Here to learn how you can compete at the Proving Grounds and what’s required.

Click on the different events below to learn more about how you can participate in each.

Autocross – Test your driving skills against the clock by maneuvering your car though a cone-lined course as quickly as you can without wiping out a bunch of cones. It’s tougher than you think! Pre-registration required. Click here for details.

Drifting – Drifting is always the crowd favorite during the Proving Grounds, as cars take on a cone-lined course in controlled skids. Pre-registration is required.

Drag Racing – Cars and bikes take on BIR’s quarter-mile drag strip in several different classes. Find the class that is best for you and what the requirements are for you and your car/bike. Pre-registration required. Click here for details.

Open Lapping – BIR’s road course will be busy with the High Performance Driving Experience. This is a non-timed, open lapping event with 20-minute sessions. Pre-registration required. Click here for details.

Triple Track Showdown (TTS) – This is a combination of drag racing, autocross and open lapping. A combined score from all three events will determine the winner of each class. Pre-registration is required. Click here for details.

Track Attack (Standing Start Shootout) – This is a single-lap event on the road course, from a standstill. Just you, the track and a clock. It doesn’t get any better than that. Click here for details.

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