Turbo Weekend! Import and sport compacts take over BIR

Look to BIR for a massive collection of imports and sport compact cars at BIR Sept. 13-15. It’s the Modern Automotive Performance Proving Grounds, which is back again this year with a bigger and better show that features drag racing, drifting, autocross competitions, burnout contests, open lapping on the road course, a car show and a whole lot more.

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. It’s an amazing display of car control – and they make it look so easy!

Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through a cone-lined 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.

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.

Drivers can also compete in the Triple Threat Showdown, where they accumulate points in drag racing, autocross and open lapping for an overall winner. It requires a high 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 $40 and parking is free.

Thursday, Sept 12
5 pm . . . Gates open

Friday, Sept 13
9 am . . . Gates open
10:30 am-8 pm . . . Drifting (on the Competition Road Course
2-8 pm . . . Autocross

Saturday, Sept 14
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am – 1:30 pm . . . Drifting Competition – Pro Pad
9 am – 6 pm . . . HPDE (open lapping) on the road course
1:30-2:30 pm . . . Advanced Tandem Drifting Competition
2-6 pm . . . Car Show
3-8 pm . . . Autocross Competition
7 pm . . . Burnout Contest – Drag Strip
9 pm – 1 am . . . Musical entertainment outside the condos

Sunday, Sept 15
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am – 1 pm . . . HPDE (open lapping) on the road course
9:30 am . . . Drifting starts on the Pro Pad
2-6 pm . . . Time Attack (open lapping from standstill on the road course)

If you’re interested in competing in any of these events, click on the “Racers” tab to the right for more details.

Thursday, Sept 12
5 pm . . . Gates open

Friday, Sept 13
9 am . . . Gates open
9 am – 1 pm . . . Roll Racing – Qualifying & Test and Tune
1-6 pm . . . Roll Racing – Eliminations

Saturday, Sept 14
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am – 6 pm . . . Time Trials, Qualifying
11 am – Noon . . . Triple Tuner Showdown drag racing
2-6 pm . . . Car Show
7 pm . . . Burn-out Contest
9 pm – 1 am . . . Musical entertainment outside the condos

Sunday, Sept 15
7 am . . . Gates open
9 am . . . Elimination Rounds Start

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.

Click Here to purchase tickets to MAP Proving Grounds – September Event
Online sales end at noon (CST) on Wednesday, Sept. 11 

Below are ticket prices for the MAP Proving Grounds.

Thu-Sun – $100 / $90 (if purchased online)
Fri-Sun – $90 / $80 (if purchased online)
Sat-Sun – $80 / $70 (if purchased online)
Single Day admission – $40 – not permitted to stay on property overnight. Single day tickets EXPIRE (no longer valid) at the conclusion of racing for the day. If you would like to enjoy the Nightlife (includes night drifting and the DJ) events, a MULTI-DAY ticket must be purchased.

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.  Click here for campground map
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

Click here for DRAG Tech specific questions

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 Pre-Registration & Info

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 recommended. 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 Pre-Registration & Info

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 Pre-Registration & Info

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 Pre-Registration & Info

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