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RACING: NHRA to celebrate 60 years at BIR

The NHRA will celebrate its 60th anniversary season by turning back the clock and showcasing the sport’s rich tradition with displays, autograph sessions, and meet-and-greets with the legends of drag racing and much more Aug. 18-21 when it visits Brainerd International Raceway for the 0th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals

Race day on Sunday will start with an exclusive Track Walk led by Forrest Lucas. From pioneering racing lubricants to his incredible support of drag racing at all levels, few people have made the impact on drag racing that Lucas has. Join Forrest for a walk down the Brainerd International Raceway race track on Sunday morning as he shares his favorite drag racing memories. All Sunday ticket holders are welcome to join the Track Walk. 

On Saturday, fans will have an opportunity to get autographs from NHRA legends Warren Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Tom Hoover in a special NHRA 60th anniversary Autograph Session.  

Race fans can frequent or simply ‘like’ the NHRA Facebook page to receive updated news regarding details of the many 60th-themed ticket promotions being offered and specific activities planned at each of the remaining 10 events on the 2011 schedule.

Tickets for the 30th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals are on sale at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber at the Welcome Center south of Brainerd on Highway 371 or at the gate the days of the event.  For more information call 1-866-444-4455.