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Brainerd International Raceway

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Address: 5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401-6848
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+1 218-824-7220
09:00 - 17:00
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BIR Performance Driving School

Bring your own car or rent one of the school's sports racers. An adrenaline rush for any automotive enthusiast. Experienced, knowledgeable instructors.

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Tim W
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Bring your own car or rent one of the school's sports racers. An adrenaline rush for any automotive enthusiast. Experienced, knowledgeable instructors.

Thank Tim W
Detroit LAkes
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you can find a weekend where there are multiple types of activities, you can really get your money's worth. This is very fun and can be pretty loud!

Thank Holly B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

I was at BIR for a motorcycle track day through ZARS, a local organization. BIR was great to work with on my end, and the facility was kept clean with easy navigation and bathrooms all over.

Thank Michael M
Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time at the NHRA drags, helpful event staff and volunteers. Too bad trying to leave Sunday was over an hour just sitting in the car watching staff and volunteers leave through their own gate. I would suggest that they stay to direct traffic until the people that paid to be there are on the move.

Thank paulimib
Fargo, North Dakota
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Could do a lot more improvements to make the place more appealing. Granted the national races were there but most of the garbage I seen were overflowing and all the garbage under the grandstand were just blowing around. There were very few picnic tables around the food vendors and the bathrooms could use some improvement.

Thank 81tylerh
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We just spent the last 5 days here. We camped in the "zoo". It was a zoo. The staff did their best with all the rain Brainerd had incurred. The races were amazing and world records were broken. I would suggest to spend the extra and bring a wheeler with you to get around when on the grounds. They offer... More 

Thank Wanda P
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Had lots of fun at NHRA Nationals. Didn't camp, but there was lots of parking to come and go for the day.

Thank Stephanie M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

BIR Super Bike Races scheduled for Friday trails. We were a party of four who thought we would come out to watch the qualifying trials for the races Saturday and Sunday. It was pretty lonely as we were the ONLY spectators watching . We went to four different stations and spent about 2-1/2 hrs watching the bikers who were amazing.... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Had a good time watching friends and family racing their cars. Good family fun. The only problem is the food and drink situation. They need to have more options. It was a hot night, a lot of people were looking for some liquid and something to eat - had to walk under the tunnel to the small bar with limited... More 

Thank NativeDC
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This track is overall fun to go to. There are some weekends where it seems there is just too much going on and the staff have no idea what they're doing. This past weekend, we entered (and left) the track 4 separate times with no one at the gate checking wristbands like they should be doing. Then, when I finally... More 

Thank Megan B

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