Rob Meservier of Thunder Bay, Ontario, with his 1968 Chevelle. He competed in last years race and finished fourth in the Pro Outlaw Class.
Outlaw drag racing and high-performance race cars will be on tap May 21-23 during Brainerd International Raceway's second Dual Event Weekend of the season.
On the quarter-mile drag strip, the second annual Street Car Showdown will feature ultra-quick drag cars that crank out the kind of horsepower that generates wheelstands on the starting line.
On the Competition Road Course, the National Auto Sport Association brings its high-flying brand of competitive road racing to the track for the NASA Midwest Regional Race.
Fans can watch both events for a single ticket. Once inside BIR, they can go back and forth between tracks as often as they want. Racing will go on rain or shine.
The Street Car Showdown will include the Outlaw Street Car Series, which features the "fast five" classes: Pro Outlaw, Outlaw, King Street, Real Street Unlimited and Real Street Natural. Fans will be treated to speeds of 200-plus mph and 6- to 7-second times, as well as the traditional four-lap cruise around the Donnybrooke Road Course for the King Street and Real Street classes to prove their street manners.
This is the second season for BIR's Outlaw Street Car Series, which is a three-race series where drivers compete for series points and a track championship. The Street Car Showdown is the first race of the series, and it also includes eight Index Classes. The winners of the Index Classes will race against each other, with the winner being named Index Class Champion.
BIR is hosting the NASA Midwest Regional Race for the first time. Set for Saturday and Sunday only, the event includes practice laps, qualifying and racing both days on BIR's 2.5-mile, 13-turn Competition Road Course.
Fans will see a wide range of high-performance cars, including Porsches, BMWs, Roadsters and muscle cars such as Mustangs, Camaros and Firebirds. Most of these cars will be driven by seasoned drivers who will come from across the country to compete for series points.
For those who'd rather race than watch, NASA is offering a school Friday, May 21, for those who want to get licensed to race Saturday and Sunday. It's an all-day school that combines classroom and on-track instruction. For more information, contact the BIR Performance Driving School at (866) 511-7606.
On Saturday and Sunday, NASA is also offering a driving school that's open to anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of high-performance driving. Those who participate in this program can't race and aren't timed on the track, but they do get to drive on the race track.
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