The Thunder at the Lakes is an NHRA Division 5 race that features some of the best Sportsman drag racers in the country who are chasing divisional points for a chance to win a national championship. This race is also part of BIR’s Superweek, which includes the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals that starts the very next day.
It’s the second of six weekends for the Bracket Drag Racing Series, with two days for eliminations – Saturday and Sunday – following Friday’s Test & Tune Day. Fans will see some of the best amateur drag racing the Upper Midwest!
The Bracket Drag Racing Series is on the dragstrip for the final race of the season, with series championships on the line. Saturday’s race is the annual Wally Race, where most of the class winners take home Wally trophies. Autocross competition is running on the Pro Pad on Saturday, and there will be Standing Start on the road course Sunday.
Imports and sport compacts invade BIR this weekend for drifting, autocross and open lapping on the road course. Because of restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to limit the number of drivers, crew members and spectators, so register right away.
Aussie-style cruising show.
The MAP Proving Grounds has largely been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be limited drifting and autocross but there will be no spectators allowed and no camping.
MAP Proving Grounds
It’s the biggest motorsports race in the Midwest featuring the best drag racers on the planet and fire-belching dragsters that fly down the track at 320+ mph. The pits are always open, on-site camping, live music and much more.
PleasureLand RV Center will take over BIR for its Brainerd RV Show & Sale, featuring over 200 RVs and campers for sale. The show is free and open to the public.
PleasureLand RV Center Show Information
The Slowpokes car club is on the 2.5-mile Competition Road Course for a full-day driving event. It’s a great chance to polish your riding skills. Open to all drivers, Slowpokes just requires that all drivers are at least 18 years old and have completed a high-speed driving school, like the BIR Performance Driving School.