Brainerd International Raceway and Resort, home of the 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, is located at 5523 Birchdale Rd. in Brainerd, Minnesota. It’s popular among NHRA fans that enjoy camping thanks to the availability of camping and other recreational activities like fishing.
The facility is more than 40 years, and consists of a quarter-mile drag strip, a 3.1-mile road course, and a 2.5-mile road course. The drag strip dates back to 1969, and also hosts weekly action. The road courses have hosted SCCA, Trans-Am, and Superbike series, and also hosts NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West.
Brainerd International Raceway and Resort hosts a variety of special events each summer, and the 2013 season is no exception. Some of the major events on the schedule: the SCCA Regional/National Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, May 24th through 26th; the Thunder at the Lakes NHRA divisional race featuring Top Alcohol Dragsters and Funny Cars, June 1st and 2nd; the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, August 15th through 18th; and the SCCA Trans-Am Series, August 30th through September1 1st. Tickets are on sale now at www.brainerdraceway.com.
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