Saturday: Nitro School, fireworks, 2 rounds of nitro qualifying

Saturday’s a big day for drag racers who are trying to bust into the top 16 for Sunday’s elimination rounds. The racing really starts heating up.

Fans have some exciting opportunities on Saturday. Class is in session for the NHRA’s Nitro School. NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart and Funny Car driver Del Worsham will be on stage in the pit area where fans can gather and learn a little about what makes nitro cars tick. It’s entertaining, fun and educational, and it always attracts a big crowd. But better yet, it’s free!

Fans also have a chance to meet some of the stars of the NHRA during the Mello Yello Autograph Session in Mello Yello’s midway display. Get autographs from Tommy Johnson Jr., Shawn Langdon, Drew Skillman and Cory Reed.

The day ends with yet another incredible fireworks display. BIR is always known for putting on a pyrotechnics show that could wake up the dead. This year will be no different!



9 am         Sportsman Eliminations
9 am-8 pm    Helicopter Rides
9:30 am         Nitro Alley Midway Opens
10:45 am       Nitro School in pit area – with Del Worsham & Alan Reinhart
11:15 am       Mello Yello Autograph Session with Tommy Johnson Jr., Shawn Langdon, Drew Skillman
& Cory Reed, at the Mello Yello midway display
Noon              Top Alcohol Qualifying
12:45 pm       Pro Stock Motorcycle & Car Qualifying
1:30 pm         Nitro Qualifying
2:45 pm         Top Alcohol Eliminations – Round 1
3:45 pm         Pro Stock Motorcycle & Car Qualifying
4:30 pm         Nitro Qualifying
8:30 pm         Live music by Waves Collide
11 pm              Live music by Uncle Chunk
Dusk              Fireworks


Nitro School


Mello Yello Autograph Session
Mello Yello Autograph Session