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BIR's Show & Go returns as Fourth of July tradition

Posted: July 2, 2013 - 11:29am

The NAPA Auto Parts Show & Go has been a Fourth of July tradition at Brainerd International Raceway for the last 27 years, and this year’s event will show fans why Show & Go continues to be one of the most popular races at BIR each year.

This year’s event is July 5-7 and will feature drag racing, Superbike racing, a classic car show, fireworks, live music, kids activities, on-site camping and more.

At center stage, the second leg of the three-race Muscle Car Series will be on the drag strip for three days of intense racing by drivers battling for series championships. Fans will be treated to cars showing off huge horsepower and mind-blowing speeds, especially the cars competing in the Heads-Up Classes: Pro Outlaw, Outlaw, Real Street, True Street and the new 660 Outlaw Street Class. Fans can expect to see speeds over 200 mph and 6-second runs.

The CRA’s main event will be at 3 p.m. Saturday during a three-hour Team Challenge race. Otherwise, most of the racing is eight-lap sprints Saturday and Sunday, with practice sessions on Friday. Superbike racing starts at 9 a.m. daily.

There will be plenty to see and do off the track as well. Saturday’s schedule includes activities for kids from noon to 3 p.m., a classic car show from 1-4 p.m., a fireworks display and live music.

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