Governor’s Fishing Opener comes to BIR

Brainerd International Raceway is a major sponsor of the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener, which is being held May 8-10 at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake.

The Governor’s Fishing Opener is a major media event each year as hundreds of members of the media from throughout the country attend the festivities to help Minnesota celebrate the start of the walleye and northern pike fishing seasons, as well as the state’s tourism season. Gov. Mark Dayton and other state leaders will be on hand for three days of events, some of which are open to the public.

BIR is sponsoring the event this year and is offering visiting members of the media an inside look at the track and the motorsports that take place here. On Thursday, they’ll get a chance to go through the classroom portion of the Performance Driving School, followed by a session on the Competition Road Course in one of the school’s Spec Racers. There is also a lunch for media on Friday during BIR’s first race of the season – Bracket Drag Racing Series and CRA Superbike racing.

Check out the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener website for more details.