Series championships, Wallys on the line this weekend

With series championships, Wally trophies and prize money at stake, car counts are expected to be high this weekend for the finale of Brainerd International Raceway’s Bracket Drag Racing Series.

It’s the sixth and final weekend of the series, which means drivers who are gunning for a series championship have one last shot at points and a chance to earn the title of series champion.

All drivers, including those out of contention, also have a chance to win a Wally trophy like those that the NHRA pro drivers win. Saturday’s race is the annual National Dragster Challenge, where drivers in six of the 10 series classes have a rare chance at winning a Wally trophy by finishing first in their class. The classes involved are Super Pro, Pro ET, Sportsman, Pro Bike/Sled, Comp Trophy and Street Trophy.

Last year’s winners were Larry Wiebusch in Super Pro, Brandon Schmall in Pro ET, Dale Richter in Sportsman, Jayne Bode in Pro Bike/Sled, Nick Arnold in Comp Trophy and Josh Luberda in Street Trophy.

Racing starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with one round of time trials followed by elimination rounds until winners are determined at the end of each day.
BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as racers compete in dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters. More than 250 drivers are expected to compete this weekend.

Daily admission is $20 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Click here for more details of the Bracket Drag Racing Series.