The Flying Circus team won both endurance races in last year’s ChumpCar World Se

RACING: ‘Crap cans’ return to BIR for Dual Event Weekend


The ChumpCar World Series, featuring unique race cars affectionately known as $500 hunks of junk, returns to Brainerd International Raceway bringing its wacky brand of road racing for a Dual Event Weekend with the Bracket Drag Racing Series.

Imagine teams of four drivers, one $500 “crap can” and a pair of seven-hour endurance races. That’s what’s in store for fans 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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