Race Recap – IWA Brainerd, MN


Photos and Caps: Trent Maurer

The International Watercross Association rolled into Brainerd this past weekend for the Wet and Wild Spring Event at Brainerd International Raceway. BIR seems to be a fan favorite event with a great facility that puts you up close to all the action. Although the weekend was definitely wet with over 2 inches of rain, the racers and fans stuck it out to give us some of the best races we’ve seen so far this season.  


Trevor Fjosne is the only 4-stroke out on the water for oval racing so far this season.


Joe Schellbach also had a good weekend making it to the Pro-Open Oval final


David Fischer making his sleds shine after the races on Sunday.


Dale Lindbeck now has back-to-back wins in Pro-Stock Ovals with a great show of racing this weekend.


Krista Maki-Zurn excited about her 1st place in Womens 800 Ovals.


BIR owner Jed Copham had some good runs on the pond this weekend making it to the final.


David Fischer and Dale Lindbeck going bar-to-bar in Pro-Stock.


Pro-Open flying of the line.


BIR is a very tight and technical coarse that puts fans up close to the action.


Shawn Zurn and Joey Strub collide after a tight turn and a bad bounce off of a buoy. Both drivers were ok.


Zurn and Strub were a little cautious going into the finish line buoy.


Jeff Fischer had a good weekend making it to the Pro-Open Oval Final.


Jason McPheeters flying around the corner in a very close Pro-Stock heat race.


Gina Lamb laying down in the corner of the Women’s 800 Open Oval Final.


Joey Strub always makes for a good picture at BIR. Strub decided to try his hand in freestyle after jumping a buoy during Saturday’s races.


Mike Simmons made both of his Finals this weekend but has yet to find that top spot.


Warren Burger had some good runs in his heat races on Saturday.


Brian McCurdy Jr. with his son Austin McCurdy taking a victory lap after both racers took the top spot in Pro Open Ovals and Semi-Pro Open Ovals.






  1. krista Maki-Zurn

    June 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Awesome photos Trent! Thank you so much! This will be a great picture to buy for my race memories! 1st checkered flag! Kmz176

  2. Dawn

    June 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Great photos, Congrats to Krista Maki-Zurn on your 1st place win!