Brainerd International Raceway Info

Address: 5523 Birchdale Rd., Brainerd MN 56401 USA
Phone Number: (+)18664444455

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Brainerd International Raceway History

For race fans that have visited Brainerd International Raceway recently, it’s difficult to imagine the facility in 1968 when George Montgomery carved a three-mile racetrack through a wooded area on the south side of North Long Lake. Back then, there were no concrete safety barriers, run-out areas, grandstands, condominiums, food vendors, ticket offices or even restrooms. The facility was nothing more than the track and a very small race “tower,” located in the northwoods that was far from being the vibrant vacation destination and commercial hub that is representative of the Brainerd Lakes Area now. But Donnybrooke Speedway quickly started developing its reputation as a world-class motorsports facility, attracting some of the most popular racing circuits and the biggest names in drag racing, road racing and, eventually, snocross.