Brainerd International Raceway is the largest racetrack in the Upper Midwest and may offer the most diverse motorsports schedule anywhere. With a world-class drag strip and two road course configurations (one is 2.5 miles and the other is 3.1 miles), BIR hosts drag racing, road racing, endurance racing, drifting and autocross competitions, cruising events, and car shows. It even has a small lake in the campground for watercross, where snowmobiles race on open water. BIR is also home of the BIR Performance Driving School, which offers driving programs, including one-day classes for those who want to learn how to handle a car at high speeds. But the main draw at BIR is the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, which makes its stop at BIR in August each year. The world's best drag racers pilot the fastest dragsters on the planet in front of 100,000 crazy fans. The facility also features 12 Deluxe Condominiums and The Wheelie Bar & Grille, a full-service bar and grill. Rustic camping is encouraged in a campground that includes 164 full-service RV sites. Before you head to Brainerd, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Brainerd road trip tool , to make sure you see all that Brainerd has to offer, including Brainerd International Raceway.
Brainerd International Raceway Reviews
Many events schedule. Went to MAP Proving grounds. Good access to camping areas. Recommend small vehicle to access to grounds (scooter). Restaurant and camping food supplies close by. Saturday is the.... more »
The last time I was here was in 1971 so there are definitely some changes. It's easy to find with lots of signage. I drove in and took a quick look. Drag racing is the big thing here now. I used to... more »
It's a lot MORE exciting to BE THERE, than watching it on TV. You actually 'FEEL' the cars as they run down the track!!! We RV camped in the 'ZOO' camp ground there -- fantastic to sit & watch all the DECKED-OUT personal vehicles ride by all evening!!! We meet the most wonderful people in the 'Zoo' each year!!! Very WONDERFUL experience for all!!! !! !
One of the nicest track facilities for racing motorcycles, there's nice trails and abundant views of the nicest turns. Staff are friendly and helpful. Good food, but little options for gluten free patrons.
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