Thunder at the Lakes returns this weekend at Brainerd International Raceway, featuring some of the country’s best Sportsman drag racers and kicking off MegaWeek for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals.
Thunder at the Lakes is a points race for the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division and is one of 44 scheduled across the country this season. Drivers are battling for series points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.
Drivers from BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series competed well during last year’s Thunder at the Lakes. Brett Speer won the Super Stock class, Ben Line won Stock Eliminator and Kyle Lundberg won Sportsman Motorcycle. Runners up were Ron Mattson in Stock Eliminator, Ed Shaughnessy in Super Comp, Ronnie Luberda in Super Street and Michael Freischel in Top Sportsman.
Other categories on this weekend’s schedule include Comp Eliminator, Super Gas and Fineline Graphics Madcap Racing Top Dragster.