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August 22, 2016
Papa John visits BIR
August 22, 2016 - 9:55pm
August 19, 2016
Persistence pays: Ambitious Crosby graduate now employed by NHRA racing team
August 19, 2016 - 7:22pm
August 16, 2016
Wisconsin natives Barry Barker (left), Jimmy Blazer and Johnny Hammen hang the ceremonial Camp Pallet banner Tuesday at their compound, which consists of several campsites at Brainerd International Raceway. The friends have gathered 25 years at Camp Pallet, which derives its name from the wooden pallets that are burned every night until the end of the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals this weekend at the track. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Videoplay button
Camp Pallet burning it up at BIR
August 16, 2016 - 8:54pm
June 30, 2016
Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham rolled out his race car Thursday. Copham will be racing  in the Trans-Am Series TA1 class of this weekend's  BIR Pleasureland Show & Go. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Back to his roots: BIR owner Jed Copham races this weekend
June 30, 2016 - 8:27pm
June 27, 2016
Driver Greg Schmidt sits in his car while his dad and crew chief Al Schmidt talks Wednesday at Paradigm Automotive in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
"Bad Influence": Racing from the heart
June 27, 2016 - 8:46am
June 23, 2016
Scott Martinson races at Brainerd International Raceway in the International Watercross Association’s snowmobile watercross racing on Saturday. (Brainerd Dispatch, Kelly Humphrey)
RACING: Inspiring Ramsey man races watercross at BIR
June 23, 2016 - 10:11pm
September 25, 2015
Fallen trees are evident around Brainerd International Raceway in this photo taken a day after the July 12 supercell thunderstorm. Tree loss within a 60-acre forest to the north of BIR may be to blame for increased noise for neighbors. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Crow Wing County Board: Start your engines B.I.R. ... after 9 a.m.
September 25, 2015 - 8:17pm
August 17, 2015
August 17, 2015 - 8:48pm
July 21, 2015
NHRA: Things heating up as Lucas Oil Nationals approaches
July 21, 2015 - 8:53pm
July 17, 2015
Mike and Janice Kiley of St. Joseph continue raking and moving cut wood Friday in their backyard within the Donneybrook Association on North Long Lake. The couple said they lost all the trees in their yard and trees have also damaged the Brainerd International Raceway fence abutting their property. Chelsey Perkins/Brainerd Dispatch
Neighbors helping neighbors: Storm makes a tight-knit community even closer
July 17, 2015 - 10:20pm
Deb Van Roy (left) and Mike Peterson pull branches from the back of their trailer Thursday at Brainerd International Raceway as they drop off storm debris for a storm debris bonfire. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
Supercell Aftermath: An altered landscape
July 17, 2015 - 9:07am
July 15, 2015
BIR opens doors to storm debris, plans giant bonfire
July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
May 20, 2015
Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance students Adam Nowak, of Silver Lake, (back left), and Nick Feela, East Bethel (back right), help Pine River High School students operate the Caterpillar simulator during the 27th Annual Supermileage Competition Monday at BIR.  Students are (in front) Leighton Kangas and Devyn Richards, both of Pine River.
CLC students help Pine River High School racers
May 20, 2015 - 10:06am
August 22, 2014
Jamie Dietman (center) guides Phil Schuler (left), NHRA crew chief, and Tommy Johnson Jr., NHRA Top Fuel driver, during a fishing trip last weekend during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals last weekend at Brainerd International Raceway.
What's Up Outdoors: See you at the races
August 22, 2014 - 10:37pm
August 18, 2014
Three injury crashes at BIR Saturday
August 18, 2014 - 8:35pm