Season finale features drag racing, enduro races

The final spectator event of the season is this weekend as the Bracket Drag Racing Series determines its series champions while the World Racing League spends two days on the road course for a pair of endurance races.

Saturday is a significant day of racing for 300-plus drag racers competing in the Bracket Drag Racing Series. It’s the annual NHRA All Access Challenge, commonly called the “Wally Race.” The winners of all six classes – Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman, Pro Bike/Sled, Comp Trophy and Street Trophy – will take home a coveted Wally trophy, like the ones that the stars of the NHRA win.

BrianJohnson_WDrag racers in the three Junior Dragster classes get in on the action, too. They’ll be competing Saturday in the annual NHRA Summit Racing Junior Drag Racing League Challenge, where winners will claim their own Wally trophy. The Junior Dragster classes is for racers ages 8-18.

While drag racers would love to add a Wally to their trophy case, most are gunning for a series championship as well. They’ve been accumulating series points over the previous 10 races, culminating in this weekend’s race for the title. Winners are determined both Saturday and Sunday, giving racers two more shots at earning valuable points. Fans can expect some high-intensity racing.

Over on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course, the World Racing League will have a pair of endurance races. Saturday features an eight-hour endurance race while Sunday’s race is a seven-hour affair.

IMGP8248_wDaily admission is $25 and kids 12 and under are free. Parking is free and on-site rustic camping is free with a multi-day ticket.