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Brainerd International Raceway

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 1, 2018
Racing: Muscle cars, Superbikes on stage during Muscle Car Shootout this weekend at BIR
September 1, 2018 - 1:30am
August 20, 2018
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
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 16, 2018
Calendar of events: Aug. 16-26, 2018
August 16, 2018 - 4:30am
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
Screen grab from https://www.nhra.com/schedule/2018/nhra-mello-yello-drag-racing-series/lucas-oil-nhra-nationals
Get Ready: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
August 13, 2018 - 2:23pm
Leah Pritchett
NHRA: Pritchett looking for another near-perfect BIR
August 13, 2018 - 1:08pm
July 7, 2018
Steve Brings lifts off from the starting line in the Pro ET class during a bracket drag race at Brainerd International Raceway earlier this season.
Racing: Bracket drag racers start second half of season at BIR
July 7, 2018 - 8:00am
June 27, 2018
Rick Schmidt burns his tires before hitting a 6.020 run in the Memorial Day Weekend event at Brainerd International Raceway. Submitted photo.
Drag Racing: Show and Go set for this weekend
June 27, 2018 - 3:00am
June 14, 2018
Lakes Jam 2018 is the sixth annual iteration of the festival -- a series of open air performances by rock and country artists, including boogie rocker George Thorogood. Submitted Photo / George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Bad to the Bone: Thorogood to bring raw, unfiltered performance to 2018 Lakes Jam
June 14, 2018 - 8:00am
Joe Schellbach races in the Semi-Pro Oval class during the Wet and Wild Weekend at Brainerd International Raceway.
Racing: Wet & Wild Weekend offers trifecta of racing at BIR
June 14, 2018 - 6:00am
June 12, 2018
Authorities seize cocaine and handgun: Hutchinson man arrested
June 12, 2018 - 6:00am
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