Racing

Brainerd has long been Minnesota's racing destination with two great race tracks surrounded by all that the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer. Our Brainerd hotels & RV Park offer you the perfect centralized location to access both tracks and everything else that the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer.

Brainerd is home to the upper Midwest's largest racetrack, Brainerd International Raceway, which each August hosts the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, when Top Fuel and Funny Car drivers compete. BIR also is host to the BIR Performance Driving School, Street Smart Teen Driving School, and a variety of other racing.

In addition to BIR Brainerd is also home to North Central Speedway that offers dirt track racing at its finest.

North Central Speedway has 2 kids nights, one in August with a 50 bike giveaway, and another one in August where 100 backpacks full of school supplies are drawn for.  In addition to all their unique and fun Saturday night events they host IMCA Modifieds, Northern Sport Mods, Supers, Mod4s, Stock Cars, Sport Compacts, and NCS Pures.  Enjoy the race from the tailgate area, bleachers, or a comfortable booth. North Central Speedway also hosts World Of Outlaw racing in July and Season Champs in August.

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