The memorial day weekend kicks off in Brainerd with a trio or racing events on Saturday May 25, 2013. The drag races were the first qualifiers of the day. These card reach speeds of 200 miles per hour and race the quarter mile in as fast as seven seconds as they thunder down the race track. Here is a taste of the action. The Brainerd International Speedway hosts all sorts of racing events for spectators and participants alike. For you fast and furious types the track hosts Wednesday Night Drags, an event where you can race the drag strip like the pros.