Proving Grounds 2.0 is on!
Close out summer and drift into fall. PG2 will feature autocross, drifting and road course. We have a limited number of racer, crew and spectator entries. All driver registrations will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug 13, so grab your spot early! Road Course and autocross participants will register on Motorsports Reg. A link will […]
Track time is available! It’s more affordable than you think.
Get off the couch and get on the gas! BIR has always had many opportunities for people to try their hand at high performance driving, but now groups of all sizes can schedule an affordable play day on our 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. The COVID-19 pandemic has freed up some track time here at BIR […]
New event! Drag racers have a shot at $10,000
BIR has added a new drag race – the Brainerd $10K Bracket National – on Aug. 14-16 to replace the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, which was postponed. The new race gives drivers a chance to win $10,000 Saturday and Sunday. Friday is a Test & Tune Day with a 32-Car Shootout. Saturday and Sunday will […]
Max Niesen is BIR’s 2020 King of the Track!
When Max Niesen won his way to Winner’s Circle in Sunday’s Pro Bike/Sled class at Brainerd International Raceway, he never imagined that those three rounds were just warm-up for something bigger. Later that afternoon, he won four more races against the top racers in BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series, earning him a second trip to […]
Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals is postponed; no date set
Brainerd International Raceway announced today that the 39th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals that was scheduled for Aug. 13-16 will be postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic-related reasons. A new date has not been set. The NHRA resumed its racing schedule last weekend at the E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Indianapolis. With Indiana’s state guidelines, […]
Reno proved unbeatable last weekend, even by his wife
If you race in the Bracket Drag Racing Series, you don’t want to get paired up with Reno Loeffelholz. Loeffelholz was unbeatable last weekend, driving his 1968 Mustang to seven straight races on Saturday and then matching his efforts on Sunday with seven more wins. Along the way, he swept the Pro ET class and […]
Drissi wins Jed Copham Memorial Race
Tomy Drissi took advantage of Ernie Francis Jr.’s mid-race misfortune to win Sunday’s Ryan Companies presents the Jed Copham Tribute Weekend at Brainerd International Raceway. The victory marked Drissi’s ninth overall Trans Am win (four in the West Coast Series, five in the National series) in Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli competition. Francis Jr. pulled to an […]
Skeen races to TA2 win Sunday; Duluth’s Archer takes 8th
Mike Skeen pulled away on a late restart and went on to win the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli TA2® Powered by AEM race Sunday. Duluth’s Dylan Archer, who was racing for the first time in the Trans Am Series, finished 8th. A late caution flag set up a nine-lap sprint to the finish. […]
Dylan Archer to Make Trans Am Debut this weekend
The Archer racing legacy that began in 1972 will add a new chapter this weekend when 21-year-old Dylan Archer rolls onto Brainerd International Raceway’s road course for the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli weekend of racing. It will be Archer’s debut in the historic racing circuit, and one in which his father, Bobby Archer, […]