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Racing: BIR to host Thunder at the Lakes

Brainerd International Raceway will host the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series West Central Division for Thunder at the Lakes August 11- 13.

The event is one of 45 scheduled across the country where drivers in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman, Fineline Graphics & Madcap Racing Top Dragster and NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series are also in competition.

Tickets for the Thunder at the Lakes at BIR are $25 each day. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information call the track, (866) 444-4455, or visit

Thunder at the Lakes Schedule


Gates Open at 7 a.m.

Test and Tune at 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.


Gates Open at 7 a.m.

Time Trails & Qualifying at 9 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Top Dragster, Comp, and Top Sportsman Qualifying at 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.


Gates open at 7 a.m.

Round 1 at 9 a.m.