The wildest cruising show on the planet is back again!

Cruise, race, drift and skid – Brainerd International Raceway is once again set to come alive to the sound of huge horsepower running wild as hundreds of entrants take to the track Aug. 2-4 for Powercruise.

Unique in the world of car and driving events, Powercruise is a weekend-long horsepower party that lets entrants drive their cars the way they were built to be driven, without fear of breaking the law. Featuring cruising sessions, burnouts, off-street racing and the always exciting powerskid competition, Powercruise is something for all fans of modified cars to enjoy.

There’s spectacular off-track entertainment, too, including Show-n-Go awards, a Horsepower Dyno Shootout as well as the ever-popular Miss Powercruise Competition to keep everyone busy over the action-packed three-day event.

Cruise sessions allow entrants to drive their cars alongside some of the toughest automotive hardware in the land. Muscle cars, hot rods, imports, drag cars, blown, bottled, turbo-charged and naturally aspirated, and everything in between can be found on-track with their petrol head owners able to take passengers along for the ride of their life.

In addition to the cruising sessions, Powercruise features some wild demonstrations of horsepower during the Powerskid Contest where entrants fry the tires off their car in a straight line for as far as they can. There’s also the Off-Street Drags, which runs like an old-style street drag, and drifting, tire-popping “Aussie-style” burnouts, a show and shine and much more.

For more information or if you want to enter your car and participate in some of the events, click here.

7 am . . . Gates open
Noon – 2 pm . . . Powercruise on road course
2:30-5 pm . . . Powercruise on road course
5-6 pm . . . Burnout Contest
9 pm – 1 am . . . DJ music in The Wheelie Bar & Grille

7 am . . . Gates open
9-11 am . . . Powercruise on road course
11 am – Noon . . . Miss Powercruise Contest
Noon – 1 pm . . . Powerskid Competition
1-2 pm . . . Drifting Practice/Exhibition
2-3 pm . . . Off-Street Racing Practice
3-6 pm . . . Powercruise on road course
6-7 pm . . . Burnout  Finals
9 pm – 1 am . . . Live Music TBA

7 am . . . Gates open
9 am – 4 pm . . . Show & Shine sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts
10 am – Noon . . . Powercruise on road course
12:30-1 pm . . . Drifting Finals
1-2 pm . . . Powerskid Finals
2-3 pm . . . Off-Street Racing Competition
3-5 pm . . . Powercruise on road course
5:30 pm . . . Awards Presentation

Spectator Admission

Rustic Camping – BIR has more than 200 acres for rustic camping. Camping is free with a multi-day ticket. 24-hour security is available and clean shower buildings and trailers are conveniently located throughout the facilities. Click here for Camping Rules.

Full-Service RV Sites – BIR has 164 full-service RV sites with electric, water and sewer hook-ups. They wrap around a water feature and are a short walk to the drag strip and road course. The cost per site is $40 per night. – Click Here to purchase VIP (Full Service) Campsites for Powercruise

Off-Track LodgingClick here for a list of our lodging partners.

To register online as a participant, click here.

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