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GSTA Muscle Car Shootout

AUG 30-1

The 34th Annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout on Labor Day weekend is a perennial favorite at BIR and is a great way to cap off your summer. Sponsored by the Gopher State Timing Association, the August 30-September 1 event features the Muscle Car Series’ grand finale on the drag strip, as well as live music, and much more.


On the drag strip, the Muscle Car Series will be wrapping up the season, as drivers duke it out for series championships. The seven Heads-Up Classes – Outlaw Pro Mod, "Lakeside Cabinets & Woodworking" Outlaw, "Everything Automotive" King Street, "Holmberg Motorsports" Real Street Unlimited, Real Street Natural, "Zack Novak Construction Inc." 660 Outlaw Street, and "Norm's Tire" 660 Limited Street – will be center stage, featuring cars with huge horsepower that can get down the track in 6-7 seconds and crank out speeds of 200+ mph. It’s heads-up drag racing at its finest, featuring some of the fastest cars in the Midwest. Time trials and qualifying are Friday and Saturday, with eliminations on Sunday. The race also highlights 10 Index classes, the winners of which have a separate run-off to crown the Index Class Champion. Three Strip Eliminator classes, Truck Eliminator, and Manual Transmission class round out the race schedule.

Drag Racing Schedule:


Thursday, August 29
10am. . .Gates open
3:30pm – 8pm . . . Shirt Shack

4pm - 8pm. . . ​Drag Tech

Friday, August 30
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 7pm . . . Shirt Shack
9am – 6pm . . . Time Trials
11am . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
2pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
4:30pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes

Saturday, August 31

7am . . . Gates open
7am – 6pm . . . Shirt Shack
9am . . . Time trials begin
11am . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
2pm. . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
4:30pm . . . Qualifying for Heads-Up Classes
7pm . . . Street Class Cruise – 4 laps around the 3.1-mile road course
9pm-1am . . . Live music by Shirts & Skins at The Wheelie Bar & Grille

Sunday, September 1
7am . . . Gates open
7am – 2pm . . . Shirt Shack
9am . . . Elimination rounds begin for all classes


Note: All times are subject to change. Tune into 105.3 FM for racing action.

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