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Street Car Showdown

May 26, 2023 - May 28, 2023

BIR hosts the first major race of the 2021 season Memorial Day weekend. The Street Car Showdown kicks off the three-race Muscle Car Series on the drag strip. Featuring an impressive display of power and speed, fans get a steady dose of 200+ mph speeds and times at 6-7 seconds. It’s intense drag racing that brings race fans back year after year.

Drivers in the Muscle Car Series are competing for series points and, ultimately, a series championship. The race features cars in Outlaw Pro Mod, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street, 660 Outlaw Street and 660 Limited Street classes, which make up the Heads-Up classes where both cars launch at the same time with the winner being the first car to cross the finish line. The race also highlights 10 Index classes, the winners of which have a separate run-off to crown the Index Class Champion. Three Strip Eliminator classes, Truck Eliminator, and Manual Transmission class round out the race schedule. It’s a full weekend of racing, with qualifying that runs Friday and Saturday, and eliminations on Sunday.

Prior to the Showdown, BIR is hosting the SCCA Competition Racing License School, which is how racers can get licensed to compete in SCCA races. The school runs May 26-28 at BIR and includes both classroom instruction and on-track sessions.


Drag Racing Schedule:

Thursday, May 26
10am. . .Gates open
3:30pm – 8pm . . . Shirt Shack

Friday, May 27
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 6pm . . . Shirt Shack
10am – 5pm . . . Time Trials
11am . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
1pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
4pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

Saturday, May 28
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 6pm . . . Shirt Shack
9am . . . Time trials begin
11am . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
1pm. . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
4pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
7pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps around the 3.1-mile road course
9pm-1am . . . Live music by Uncle Chunk at The Wheelie Bar & Grille

Sunday, May 29
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 2pm . . . Shirt Shack
9am . . . Elimination rounds begin for all classes

Note: All times are subject to change. Tune into 105.3 FM for racing action.



May 26, 2023
May 28, 2023


Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
5523 Birchdale Rd MN 56401
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
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