Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trans-Am returns to BIR

For the first time since 1989, the SCCA Trans-Am series will make a stop in Minnesota at the Brainerd International Raceway.

The race will be this Sunday (Sep 5th) on the new 13 turn 2.5 mile competition road course, they will race 36 laps which is 90 miles.

The pre-race driver autograph session begins at 12 noon and the race itself begins at 2:45pm.

The Trans-Am series has a long and storied history that goes back 42 years, and BIR hosted some big events with some big name drivers competing. Paul Newman won his first race during a Trans-Am event at BIR back in 1982.

Admission prices are $20 per day for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. One ticket gets you into both the road course race and the racing at the Muscle Car shootout at the drag strip as well.

We will have Gary Curtis lead instructor and director of the Performance driving school at Brainerd International Raceway on "Speedtalk on 1360" with Jason and Dean Saturday (Sep 4) from 10-11am on KRWC radio and http://www.krwc1360.com/

*Photo by Mark Weber/SCCA

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