IWA Watercross skips into BIR for Wet & Wild Weekends

The International Watercross Association (IWA) is bringing snowmobile watercross racing to BIR again this summer for two Wet & Wild Weekends: June 5-7 and Sept. 18-20. For the first weekend, the IWA will team up with the Bracket Drag Racing Series on the quarter-mile track, the North Star BMW Car Club on the road course and the Minnesota Autosport Club on the pro pad for two days of competitive autocross. IWA racing and autocross are Saturday and Sunday only, but all four types of racing will take place simultaneously, making for a gigantic weekend of motorsports for fans. A single ticket gets you in to see all four events.

Watercross is crazy fun racing that you can’t miss. Lake BIR, the pond in the middle of BIR’s PleasureLand RV VIP Campground, is transformed into a race track for snowmobiles as they race on open water. There will be drag racing (from one shore across the lake to the other) and oval racing, where racers make four or five laps around floating bouys. Eight classes will race: Pro Open, Pro Stock, Semi Pro Open, Semi Pro Stock, Women’s Ovals, Mod Drags, 800 Drags and 600 Drags.

For the Sept. 18-20 Wet & Wild Weekend, the IWA snowmobiles will provide the entertainment on Lake BIR Saturday and Sunday while the Nord Stern Porsche Club of America will be on BIR’s historic 3.1-mile Donnybrooke Road Course, with Porsche sports cars flying around the 10 turns starting Friday. This is a Dual Event Weekend, where one ticket gets fan into both events.

Fans get all of that for a single ticket. Daily admission is $30 buy only $10 on Sunday – Not applicable for September.

The daily schedule for the IWA Watercross weekends will involve qualifying and racing on Saturday and Sunday.  Check out www.iwaracing.com


9 am . . . . Drag racing starts with time trials and then elimination rounds.

9 am . . . . Drag racing starts with time trials and then eliminations rounds.

Spectator Admission

Below are ticket prices for the two Wet & Wild Weekends. Tickets are available online, by phone or at the Front Gate.

General Admission 
Thurs-Sun $60 – Not applicable for September Event
Fri-Sun $55
Sat-Sun $40
Single Day $30

Kids 12 and under are FREE! (Kids must be accompanied by an adult.)

Single-day tickets
Single-day tickets are valid from 7am to one hour after the completion of racing. Anyone remaining and found by security will be asked to leave for the remainder of the evening and will not be allowed to purchase a next-day ticket until the following morning.

Basic camping is included in multi-day tickets between days purchased.
Full-service camping in the PleasureLand RV VIP Campground is an additional $35 per night and include power, water & septic hook-up

Electricity – 20 amp plug-in available in some locations:  Price is $30/weekend

Cost per night: $187.91 includes tax

NOTE: All admission & camping sales are FINAL. No refunds.

Rustic Camping – BIR has 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.

PleasureLand RV VIP Campground – 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 $35 per night.

Condos – Stay at BIR in style. We have 12 on-site deluxe condominiums that are two-bedroom and two-bath with full kitchen, spacious living room, fireplace and deck. Call for availability and reservations.

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

To compete during the Wet & Wild Weekends, click on the appropriate links below:

IWA Watercross

Bracket Drag Racing Series 

North Star BMW Car Club

Minnesota Autosports Club

Nord Stern Porsche Club of America

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