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November 18, 2018
Kristi Copham, wife of late Brainerd International Raceway owner Jed Copham, lights the first candle during a candlelight vigil and memorial Saturday, Nov. 17, at the track. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Jed Copham memorialized at BIR after death
7 hours 47 min ago
November 13, 2018
Jed Copham (center) speaks on stage during the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in 2018 alongside his wife, Kristi, and son Ayden. Copham was receiving recognition for the 50th anniversary of the track. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
UPDATE: NHRA honors BIR owner Jed Copham's memory - Dead at 46, Copham was innovator at race track, association president says
November 13, 2018 - 10:16am
September 25, 2018
Lakes Jam announces more main stage artists
September 25, 2018 - 10:30am
August 17, 2018
Chaplin Russ Elzy, Racers for Christ, mingles among the racers Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Brainerd International Raceway. A racer himself, he moves from car to car offering his support  to the racers. He remembers the old days at Brainerd International Raceway, which is now celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
50 years of family: Racers, spectators celebrate brotherhood at BIR's 50th anniversary
August 17, 2018 - 5:00am
August 13, 2018
Screen grab from https://www.nhra.com/schedule/2018/nhra-mello-yello-drag-racing-series/lucas-oil-nhra-nationals
Get Ready: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
August 13, 2018 - 2:23pm
August 10, 2018
Graphics - BIR website - https://www.brainerdraceway.com/thunder-at-the-lakes-nhra/#information
Motorsports: Thunder at the Lakes brings country's top sportsman drag racers to BIR
August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 17, 2017
DispatchCast: NHRA at BIR - Past and Present
August 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
July 3, 2017
Deb Shaw is embraced following the death of her husband Mel Shaw, a Trans Am driver who died Sunday in a crash at Brainerd International Raceway. This is the first fatality of a racer on the track in 16 years. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Driver dies in high-speed crash at BIR
July 3, 2017 - 4:20pm
July 2, 2017
Deb Shaw is embraced following the death of her husband Mel Shaw, a Trans Am driver who died Sunday in a crash at Brainerd International Raceway. This is the first fatality of a racer on the track in 16 years. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Driver dies in high-speed crash at BIR
July 2, 2017 - 9:28pm
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