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MAPerformance's Proving Grounds 2014 @ Brainerd International Raceway!


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Are you looking to hit the track in Autocross, Drifting, Drag Racing, or Time Attack but don't want to pay all the fee's and registration while being unsure if it's for you? Fear not, as MAPerformance's Proving Grounds 2014.1 and 2014.2 allow you to experience all that registered racing has to offer, at a fraction of the cost!

Proving Grounds is held at Brainerd International Raceway in Brainerd, MN. The first of two weekends will be June 20-22, 2014 with the second of the two weekends occuring September 5-7, 2014. Events are available for drivers of all skill levels in Imports and Sport Compact cars with varying performance levels. Classes help separate the weekend warrior from the trailer queen, making this event fun for all! Furthermore, the Triple Track Showdown will crown the ultimate racer, challenging the driver in Drag Races, Auto-X, and Time Attack events! Do you have what it takes to the Proving Grounds 2014 TTS Champion?

Classes are typically divided up based on Induction and Engine Performance, however some restrictions apply. The main idea is to let everyone have an equal opportunity to win their categories! More information can be found by visiting the Drag Racing, Auto Cross, Road Course, and Drifting class pages!

Is it your first track day? No worries. Make sure your tire's have plenty of tread, your brakes are strong enough to handle the high heat environment of HPDE, your suspension is up to date (no blown struts!), and your engine fluids are full. Lastly (and most importantly) you'll need proper head protection that is 2005+ Snell approved. Everything will be inspected at the track, so be prepared!


Proving Grounds is a huge event that is tons of fun for the whole family! You won't want to miss out on this track-day. So head on over to MAPerformance.com/pg for more information, and get registered for the weekend!​


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That would be awesome! ^

The more footage the better. We'll share it on our Facebook and give you props too! Can never have enough media / freelance photography at events like this to help spread the word! Speaking of spreading the word, we've finalized the flier for the event. Feel free to spread this around social media and help get the word of mouth out!



This year was the year I wanted to come since I've got a nice new car that I'm not worried about getting me there and back, but I'll be at Road America that weekend :(

Will there be a second one in the fall this year?


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Re: MAPerformance's Proving Grounds 2014.2 @ Brainerd International Raceway!

Alright, we've gotten everything ironed out for Proving Grounds 2014.2. The biggest changes we've made this time around are that we're opening the gates early on Friday morning to offer racers more time on the track, for the same price! This is a huge value for folks that come up to race the entire weekend. We will also be running a "grudge style" race event for the first time on Sunday. This will be roll style racing, so it evens the odds for a lot of racers!

Here is the schedule for those interested! We're super excited for Proving Grounds 2K14.2!

2014.2 Event Schedule

Friday, September 5th
Gates Open at 9 AM

Drag Racing – $25 Single day
Registration: 9 AM – 6 PM (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 10 AM – 7 PM
Qualifying Time Trials / Test & Tune: Noon – 7 PM

Auto X– $25 Single day
Registration: 9 AM – 4 PM (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 10 AM – 7 PM
Driver’s Meeting (Turn 9 / Under Bridge): 12:15 PM
Testing (Stop watch timing): 1:00 PM – 3 PM
Intermission: 3 PM – 3:30 PM
Drivers Meeting (Turn 9 / Under Bridge): 3:30 PM
Competition (Advanced timing): 4 PM – 7 PM

Drifting – $80 Fri-Sun 3 Day Pass
Registration: 9 AM – 6 pm (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 10 AM – 8 PM
Drivers Meeting (Road Course Paddock): 12:15 PM
Drifting Turns 10-13 Live: 1 PM – 8 PM

Saturday, September 6th
Gates Open 7 AM
Tire Changing Station Open 8 AM – 9 AM, 6 PM – 8 PM

Car Show – FREE (register at the In Car Nation table out front of the condo’s)
Registration & Parking: Noon – 3 PM
Judging: 3 PM – 6 PM

Drag Racing – $25 single day
Registration: 8 AM – 6 PM (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 8 AM – 6 PM
Qualifying Time Trials: 9 AM – 6 PM
There will be a burnout contest at the end of racing.

Auto X – $25 single day
Registration: 8 AM – 3 PM (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 1 PM – 5PM
Driver’s Meeting 2:30 PM
Course is Hot: 3 PM – 7 PM

Drifting – $25 single day
Registration: 8 AM – 8 PM (Shirt Shack)
Tech: 8 AM – 3 PM
Driver’s Meeting (Turn 9 / Under Bridge) 9 AM
Pro Pad Goes Live: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Advanced Drivers Tandem Drift Competition: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Road Course / Time Attack
Tech: 7:30 AM – 9 AM
Driver’s Meeting: 9 AM (Road Course Paddock)
Track Is Hot: 9:30 AM – 6 PM
Burnout Competition – FREE (register at the In Car Nation table out front of the condo’s)
Burn ‘em up: 7 PM – 8 PM on the drag strip
Musical Entertainment
Wheelie Bar: 9 PM – 1 AM

Sunday, September 7th
Gates Open 7 AM
Tire Changing Station Open 8 AM – 9 AM

Drag Racing
Eliminations 9 AM – Noon

Grudge Style Roll Racing – $20 single day (Must Pass Drag Tech)
Registration: 8 AM – Noon (Shirt Shack)
Drivers Meeting: Noon (Staging Lanes Behind Condo’s)
Racing: 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Drifting – $25 single day
Registration: 8 AM – 1 PM (Shirt Shack)
Driver’s Meeting: Noon (Turn 9 / Under Bridge)
Course is Hot! 12:30 PM – 3 PM
Road Course / Time Attack
Tech: 7:30 AM – 9 AM
Driver’s Meeting: 9 AM (Road Course Paddock)
Track Is Hot: 9:30 AM – 6 PM