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Roger Bateman competed in the Top Alcohol Funny Car division at last year’s Thun

RACING: National road race returns to BIR


It’s been 10 years since the Sports Car Club of America brought a national-level road race to Brainerd International Raceway, but after a successful SCCA regional race last year, the car club chose BIR as a site to showcase top drivers from across the country who are competing for series points. 

The SCCA Memorial Day Classic will be Saturday and Sunday on BIR’s 2.5-mile Competition Road Course. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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