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September 17, 2018
Race fans cheer as packs of turbo-charged cars roar by during twilight drifting Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of  the MAP Proving Grounds at Brainerd International Raceway. The twilight drifting event was a special feature during a weekend of racing at the track. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video play button
Twilight Drifting
September 17, 2018 - 5:00am
September 7, 2018
Nathan Olson launches his Camaro from the starting line at Brainerd International Raceway last weekend on his way to winning three races during the Muscle Car Shootout. Submitted photo
Auto Racing: Olson gets trifecta, Schmidt breaks 5 seconds during Muscle Car Shootout at BIR
September 7, 2018 - 7:00am
September 4, 2018
Super Stocks race Sunday, Sept. 2, at North Central Speedway during the Mighty Axe Nationals. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Stock Car Racing: Kendall III wins twice at Mighty Axe
September 4, 2018 - 7:00am
September 1, 2018
Racing: Muscle cars, Superbikes on stage during Muscle Car Shootout this weekend at BIR
September 1, 2018 - 1:30am
August 24, 2018
Baby Bootlegger raced during the golden era of Gold Cup racing. She brought the Gold Cup back East with her win in 1924, and kept it there with another win a year later. She competed again the next two years before the rules were changed. Submitted photo
Boat show in Brainerd lakes area brings out best of bygone era
August 24, 2018 - 5:00am
August 23, 2018
Coming Friday: Boat show brings out the best
August 23, 2018 - 3:30pm
August 20, 2018
Waves from the crowd at Sunday's Lucas Oil Nationals at B.I.R. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
KLICK! Photo Gallery - NHRA Nationals candids Sunday Aug. 19
August 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Top Fuel driver Billy Torrence's crew celebrates at the starting line after Torrence's first career win Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Racing: Elder Torrence steals spotlight at Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
August 20, 2018 - 8:44am
Stock Car Racing: Point titles in 2 classes to be decided in season finale
August 20, 2018 - 2:30am
August 18, 2018
Antron Brown (far lane) drove his Top Fuel dragster to top qualifying spot with a 3.789 and reaching 325.45 mph Friday, Aug. 17, of the 37th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Gallery
Racing: 37th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals; Smith breaks track speed record
August 18, 2018 - 11:00am
August 17, 2018
Chaplin Russ Elzy, Racers for Christ, mingles among the racers Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Brainerd International Raceway. A racer himself, he moves from car to car offering his support  to the racers. He remembers the old days at Brainerd International Raceway, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
50 years of family: Racers, spectators celebrate brotherhood at BIR's 50th anniversary
August 17, 2018 - 5:00am
August 14, 2018
Former Brainerd International Raceway General Manager Dick Roe (left), former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and former BIR owner Jerry Hansen show a photo of the track in 1975. Submitted photo
Racing: Roe reflects on key events while general manager at BIR
August 14, 2018 - 8:00am
August 13, 2018
Leah Pritchett
NHRA: Pritchett looking for another near-perfect BIR
August 13, 2018 - 1:08pm
Stock Car Racing: Good luck motors Kendall to victory at NCS
August 13, 2018 - 4:30am
July 23, 2018
AJ Viehauser (26V), Josh Beaulieu (22B), Luke Hines (17) and Justin Jones (69) race Saturday, July 21, in a Modified heat at North Central Speedway in Barrows. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Stock Car Racing: Fletcher, Virkus running hot at North Central Speedway
July 23, 2018 - 3:00am