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Brainerd International Raceway – BIR

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5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
218-824-7223 https://www.brainerdraceway.com/

May 2022

Street Legal Drags & Drifting

May 25
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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Sports Car Club of America (SCCA)

May 28 - May 29
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The SCCA offers competitive amateur road racing and will be at BIR three weekends this year. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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June 2022

BMW Car Club

June 3 - June 5
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The BMW Car Club’s events include a high-performance driving school and open lapping. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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IWA Watercross Racing

June 4 - June 5
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The International Watercross Association (IWA) is bringing snowmobile watercross racing to BIR again this summer for two Wet & Wild Weekends. ​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…

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Slowpokes Car Club

June 6
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Performance driving for experienced drivers. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Street Legal Drags & AutoX

June 8
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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MAP Proving Grounds

June 10 - June 12
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Proving Grounds is our turbo rodeo for imports and sport compact cars at BIR. It features drifting, autocross and open lapping on the road course. The Proving Grounds features turbo-charged cars and trucks. The fan favorite is the drifting exhibition, where drivers navigate through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. It’s an amazing display of car control – and they make it look so easy! Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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CRA Motorcycle Racing

June 17 - June 19
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly…

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Street Outlaws

June 17 - June 18
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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No Prep Kings is the newest series in the Street Outlaws franchise. We’re moving off the street and onto a rough and relentless track. No Prep means that nothing has been done to the track to help the drivers out. These roads are rough and untested. But in this competition, one race is just a small battle in a much larger war. As our racers battle at tracks across the country, they will earn points depending on how well they…

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Hairball ROCKS Brainerd, MN!

June 22 @ 9:00 pm
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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@ Lakes Jam All ages welcome! Special Guests: The Crown Jewels Show: 7:00 pm Hairball: 9:00 pm Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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2022 Lakes Jam

June 23 - June 25
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Lakes Jam is a annual event that unites rock and country music fans from all walks of life and brings them together in the Brainerd Lakes area! Located in lakes country on the grounds of Brainerd International Raceway, the area boasts beautiful scenery and allows Lakes Jam to offer optimal camping and weekend fun.  Founded in 2012, Lakes Jam intends to deliver a line-up from an array of excellent live performing artists every year. Each year will be different, fresh…

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Street Legal Drags & Drifting

June 29
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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July 2022

PleasureLand Show & Go

July 1 - July 3
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The PleasureLand RV Show & Go is a Fourth of July tradition for race fans, with a three-day schedule featuring drag racing, road racing, fireworks, a classic car show, live music and more. The event is July 2-4. ​The main event will be on the dragstrip where the Muscle Car Series will be pounding the pavement for three days. It’s phenomenal drag racing featuring the seven Heads-Up Classes, which treat fans to serious horsepower that produces 6- to 7-second runs…

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Slowpokes Car Club

July 1
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Performance driving for experienced drivers. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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PleasureLand RV Show

July 6 - July 9
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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PleasureLand RV Center will take over BIR for its Brainerd RV Show & Sale, featuring over 200 RVs and campers for sale. The show is free and open to the public. PleasureLand RV is your premier RV dealership in Minnesota. Specializing in quality new and used RVs from some of the top manufacturers including, Keystone, Crossroads, Dutchmen, Itasca, Skyline, Prime Time, Grand Design, Forest River, Palomino, and Thor RVs. With six convenient locations in Minnesota including, St Cloud, Ramsey, Long Prairie, and Brainerd; and…

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Porsche Club of America

July 8 - July 10
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Events include a high-performance driving school, autocross and club racing. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Street Legal Drags & AutoX

July 13
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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CRA Motorcycle Racing

July 15 - July 17
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly…

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Bracket Drag Racing Series

July 15 - July 17
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season. Bracket drag racing has been part of BIR’s racing program for over 30 years and has turned out some of…

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MotoAmerica Superbike Racing

July 28 - July 31
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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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) How about 190 mph superbikes and some family fun? MotoAmerica Superbikes at Minnesota is coming July 28-31, 2021. Enjoy practice and qualifying on Friday plus all-day racing Sat & Sun!  5 classes of road racing – Superbikes, Supersport, Stock 100,…

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August 2022

Powercruise

August 5 - August 7
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Drag 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…

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Street Legal Drags & Drifting

August 10
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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CRA Motorcycle Racing

August 12 - August 14
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly…

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Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

August 18 - August 21
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The fastest show on Earth returns to Brainerd International Raceway in 2022 for the 40th Annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. The world’s best drag racers will be on display and serving up a steady diet of nitro-fueled drag racing. Here’s what you get: The world’s best drag racers, the fastest cars, the most insane race fans anywhere and an experience like no other. Every ticket comes with a pit pass, so fans can watch teams tear down their race cars…

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AutoX Only

August 24
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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IWA Watercross Racing

August 27 - August 28
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The International Watercross Association (IWA) is bringing snowmobile watercross racing to BIR again this summer for two Wet & Wild Weekends 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…

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Street Legal Drags, Drifting

August 31
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

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September 2022

GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

September 2 - September 4
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The 32nd Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. Sponsored by the Gopher State Timing Association, the Sept. 4-6 event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale on the drag strip and ridiculous Superbike racing via the Central Roadracing Association (CRA) on the road course, as well as live music, and much more. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Slowpokes Car Club

September 6
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Performance driving for experienced drivers. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Street Legal Drags & AutoX

September 7
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

Find out more »

MAP Proving Grounds

September 9 - September 11
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Proving Grounds is our turbo rodeo for imports and sport compact cars at BIR. It features drifting, autocross and open lapping on the road course. The Proving Grounds features turbo-charged cars and trucks. The fan favorite is the drifting exhibition, where drivers navigate through a course mostly in controlled (or uncontrolled, in some cases) skids. It’s an amazing display of car control – and they make it look so easy! Autocross is similar in that drivers are timed as they maneuver through…

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Porsche Club of America

September 16 - September 18
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Events include a high-performance driving school, autocross and club racing. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Drifting Only

September 21
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Wednesday Night Drags - Street Legal Style program is a chance for anyone with a street legal car, truck or motorcycle to race on BIR's world-class drag strip as many times as you want. You get to use the light tree, the burn-out box and the scoreboard. We even have an announcer calling all the action. If you've ever wondered what it's like to drag race on a world-class drag strip, the Wednesday Night Street Drags is just the…

Find out more »

CRA Motorcycle Racing

September 23 - September 25
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The Central Roadracing Association brings its insane brand of Superbike racing to BIR’s Competition Road Course. Superbike racers challenge the tight road course, taking the corners on two wheels and a knee. It’s a thrill a minute and great racing action. Whether you’re a motorcycle racing enthusiast or not, CRA Superbike Racing is about as intense as it gets. Nothing replaces the sound of bikes screaming around the track and battling for position. Within inches of each other, they’ll fly…

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Bracket Drag Racing Series

September 23 - September 25
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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BIR’s Bracket Drag Racing Series features some of the best amateur drag racing in the country as 250+ drag racers compete in 10 different classes. Fans can see dragsters, cars, trucks, bikes, snowmobiles and Junior Dragsters, all of which are competing for prize money, hardware and all-important series points that go toward series championships at the end of the season. Bracket drag racing has been part of BIR’s racing program for over 30 years and has turned out some of…

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IWA Watercross Racing

September 24 - September 25
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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The International Watercross Association (IWA) is bringing snowmobile watercross racing to BIR again this summer for two Wet & Wild Weekends 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…

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October 2022

Slowpokes Car Club

October 2
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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Performance driving for experienced drivers. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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Audi Car Club

October 7 - October 9
Brainerd International Raceway – BIR, 5523 Birchdale Road
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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This club conducts an annual driving school and lapping events at BIR. Traveling for this event? Find Brainerd Lakes Area Lodging

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