Powercruise offers modified car enthusiasts a place to drive your tough street, race, drift or show car, in a safe and controlled environment while allowing you to do all the things you’re not allowed to do on the streets or anywhere else for that matter. This page is to answer any questions you have about being an entrant at Powercruise, so please take a moment to read through the information provided.  If we have missed anything, email us with any additional questions at  info@powercruise.com

We have also put together for entrants, a Driver Briefing Clip to show you what you can & can’t do on the track so everyone can have a wild & safe time at Powercruise. Powercruise Driver Briefing Clip  



So you want to enter to drive your car at Powercruise, well you need to complete an entry form/registration form to enter the event.  You must be 18+ and hold a valid drivers licence

You can complete the online entry form, pay via credit or debit card (mastercard or visa only), then submit the form to us. 

We now have a fully automatic online entry form where you can submit your entry, process your credit card transaction all in one place, to make entering Powercruise faster and easier for everyone!  When entering online, please DO NOT Refresh your page or press Back at any stage, and do not press submit more than once - or you may submit your entry and charge your credit card multiple times.

Once you have submitted your online entry form you will receive an automated purchase invoice on email, and attached to that email will be your official Powercruise Entrant Letter.  VIP Entrants will be sent their Entrant Confirmation Letter from our office so it will come a bit later for our VIP Entrants.

The Entry Forms must be completed in full and One Entry Form per driver is required. If you want another driver to drive your car, they must then complete and pay for an additional Entry Form to be able to drive your car at Powercruise. 

All Powercruise Entrants must submit a picture of your car either along with your mailed form and payment or simply e-mail it to info@powercruise.com but we also ask you to copy and paste this info and complete it as well in your e-mail so I can match up the details.

When e-mailing car pictures please send this info as well.

Your full name, Address, Vehicle Registration/License plate, & Cell Number

Attach 4 photos please. 1 front outside of car, 1 side outside of car, 1 interior, 1 engine bay. Please make sure they are good clear current photos.  We can only make a determination based upon the photos you send us.

Pictures that are mailed to us will not be returned.  Once you have e-mailed your pictures you will receive a reply letting you know if there may be some issues with your car or simply saying thank you for sending the pictures to us.  If there is a question about the car we will get back to you immediately.

All Unregistered cars MUST send pictures of your car to Powercruise before being allowed to attend the event.


All entrants must view the 5 minute drivers briefing DVD before they will be allowed to drive on the track, the drivers briefing session will outline what behaviour is and is not welcome on the track.  All of this information is also outlined in the Event Guide which we have emailed to you orwww.powercruise.com .  Driver briefing will start Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend, please check your program for times. The Driver Briefing Room is located at the bottom of the BIR Condo Building, behind the Powercruise Merchandise Stand, check your map for exact location. 

Over the weekend there will be hours of cruising, so spectators can jump in their mates car, and cruise the track alongside hundreds of likeminded petrolheads… that’s what Powercruise is about after all… doing all the things you’re not allowed to do anywhere else! However there are a few special requirements all passengers should be aware of… All passengers who want to get on track in the cruising sessions MUST be at least 13 years of age and each passenger must have an Official Powercruise Passenger Wristband. Official Powercruise Passenger Wristbands are available at The Powercruise Merchandise Stand at the event. All passengers must complete the Powercruise Passenger Waiver Form and pay the $5 fee, once this is done Powercruise Staff will issue you a Powercruise Passenger Wristband. Please read carefully below below to ensure you meet the requirements: All Persons 18yrs of age and older MUST provide Photo ID and fill out and sign the indemnity form, and pay the $5 fee and a Passenger Wristband will be provided. No matter your age, No Photo ID = No passenger wristband. Persons 13 years of age and over, but younger than 18 years of age, must have a PARENT present to sign the indemnity form on their behalf. Powercruise staff needs to sight both the parent’s and the child’s photo ID which must also show the child’s date of birth. Powercruise staff may also request to sight the other ID listing both the Parents and Childs Names as proof of relationship. Powercruise reserve the right to request further identification or documentation if the requirements are not satisfied. Powercruise staff will only accept the legal parent to sign on behalf of a minor to be a passenger – we will NOT accept other family members, day carers/guardians, neighbours, family friends etc. Passenger wristbands can only be issued on the day at Powercruise. We do not accept notes, letters or permission via phone from parents if they cannot attend - Both the Parent and the Minor must be present at the event at the same time to complete the paperwork under the instruction of a Powercruise Staff Member. Persons 12 years of age and younger are unfortunately too young and cannot be a passenger in a vehicle at Powercruise. Admission is Free for Kids 12 & Under Powercruise Passenger Rules & Requirements are not flexible or negotiable. Passenger Wristbands do not entitle that person to drive. Event Admission is additional to Passenger Wristband $5 Fee. Passengers are not permitted to ride in cars during the competition driving events, only during the cruise sessions. Helmets and safety gear is not required to ride in a car during the cruise sessions, but passengers are required to wear a seatbelt at all times. All passengers must be suitably restrained to the satisfaction of Powercruise Staff and Officials. All Passenger Wristbands are issued at the discretion of Powercruise Staff and Powercruise Staff reserve the right to decline or retract passenger’s wristbands at their discretion at any time. Passenger wristbands must be kept on for the duration of your time at the Powercruise Event. Any cut or tampered wristbands are null and void and will be confiscated without discussion. Passenger sign on will also be available at the Powercruise Accreditation Office at the event for any parents that are attending just to sign their child up, the accreditation office is located outside the venue so this can be done without parents having to go into the event and pay admission 

Powercruise management prefers that no alcohol is consumed while the track is in action.  Alcohol is not permitted within the pit areas during this time.   Breath testing will take place for entrants wishing to enter the track for any of the track activities. All entrants must read 0.00 on the breathalyzer, if you are an entrant and you blow over 0.00 you will excluded from driving until you can blow a 0.00 on the breathalyzer.  After 6pm feel free to have a drink anywhere you wish, remember to drink responsibly and don’t find yourself on the wrong side of the law.  ATV Drivers must not drive under the influence. ATV & Vehicle shutdown will be at 9pm each night, or earlier if it is deemed necessary, as Powercruise entrants your behaviour will determine if shut down is earlier or not.



We offer discounted Entry Fees with cut off dates to make it more affordable for everyone, however we do enforce Entry Fee Cut Off dates.  When mailing your entry form please make sure the postmark date on the envelope is no later than the dates listed above to receive the discounted pricing.  Postmark dates after the Entry Fee Cut Off dates will result in our office contacting you to let you know you have missed the discounted rate for that date.

If you wish to have multiple drivers for the one car each driver will need to submit an entry form and pay the entry fee.  Remember, once you are an entered driver you can drive any other entered car at Powercruise (with the owner's permission of course). The same rule applies for 1 person wishing to enter 2 cars, please complete and entry form and pay the entry fee for each car. 


Powercruise is generally for registered cars simply because we would expect the cars to be at a road worthy standard however f your car is purely a track car we do accept unregistered cars depending on the situation.


If your car is supercharged or has a roll cage or any other out of this world modifications that wouldn’t allow it to be run on the streets, then yes this qualifies. If you have an awesome looking street machine that can be registered but isn’t due to affordability or time constraints, then yes this also qualifies. If you have a drag car or circuit race car that has a minimum of 2 front seats with applicable seat belts and working brake lights and an exhaust that runs at least to the diff with some sort of mufflers, then yes this is what we often allow so long as the car is presentable and the crowd will like to see it.

If you have a backyard thrasher with a v8 in it with exhausts exiting through the hood or anything with pipes straight out of the headers and no interior, then this example does not qualify for unregistered entry into Powercruise.

So you can see we look at all situations on their own merit so if you think your car qualifies for unregistered entry into Powercruise, please e-mail us your details, the reasoning behind why the car is unregistered and make sure you send at least 4 pictures as show above in the entry section please. This will help in making the decision quicker and easier. The e-mail address to send the pictures of your unregistered car to is info@powercruise.com

Please ensure you send this information before you send your entry form. All enquiries will receive a response and if your application has been accepted, we will send you a confirmation email that you will need to attach to your entry form when you send it. If you’re not sure either way, you can of course call us here at the Powercruise Office on 1-800-701-3188 and we’ll be happy to assist you.




Safety Inspection For ALL Entrant Vehicles

Cars entered into Powercruise must be in a good presentable standard, Powercruise is a car show after all!   This means cars need to be complete inside and out (includes a bonnet, front and rear bumper bars and tidy presentable interior), and be fully painted (no undercoat), and no mis-matched panels.

All Entrant vehicles must go through a Safety Inspection before being given access to the track. The Safety Inspection will take place in the lanes in front of the Accreditation Office. Once the car has been inspected, you will receive a SAFETY INSPECTION PASSED sticker which will be added to your official Entrant sticker. This means your car now has access to participate in the Powercruise track activities. Acceptance is at the promoters discretion, if you are unsure if your car meets the standards please scroll up and submit your car images via email with plenty of good clear quality photos and information about the car.  The entrant is responsible for making sure their car meets these requirements.

  • Basic safety checks of the vehicle including: Brake Lights, A legal amount of tread on the tires, Battery Clamps, No Fuel or Oil Leaks, All Wheel Nuts Secured Firmly, Front & Rear Brakes (exceptions for Burnout Only Entries)

  • All vehicles must have at least 2 seats (Driver & passenger seat)

  • Cars must have 4 wheels, and no open wheel style vehicles

  • Seatbelts must be fitted and in good working order. A seatbelt is compulsory for all drivers & passengers going out on to the track. NO EXCEPTIONS. If your car didn’t come with seat belts and you haven’t had any fitted, it won’t be allowed on track.

  • Powercruise recommends against the use of wheel spacers and/or similar products

  • Powercruise recommends the owner/driver of any convertible cars has/uses roll over protection

  • Noise emission must not exceed 95dBa. (Exceptions do apply to some cars, please call for info) while noise is generally not an issue unless there is a complaint, we do ask that all cars run some form of exhaust/mufflers

  • No holes in firewall

  • No body damage or structural rust.

  • The starting of any vehicles engines using primer bottles (bottle of fuel squirting into the induction system of an engine) of any kind is strictly prohibited. Anyone who need to start their car this way will have to redesign their car to start without a primer bottle

  • All Entrants/Drivers/Vehicles are accepted at the discretion of the promoter.

  • All Vehicles will a roll cage must comply with our roll cage padding requirements.

  • If your car has a roll cage and you wish to take 3 passengers in the back, all 3 back seat passengers must be fitted with a Lap Sash seatbelt – that is, a seatbelt that secures you across your waist and from across your shoulder.  If your car has a roll cage and only the 2 seats on the side of the car are fitted with Lap Sash seatbelts, then you’re OK to cruise with passengers in those seats only.  If your car has a roll cage and only the middle seat is fitted with Lap Sash seatbelts, then you’re OK to cruise with a passenger in that seat only.   If your car has a roll cage and your seats in the rear have LAP Belts only, then no one is permitted in the rear of the car.


Safety equipment for competition events – Neck to wrist to ankle non-flammable type clothing, an Approved helmet & enclosed footwear. (NO NYLON CLOTHING)

  • Enclosed Footwear is required for Cruise Sessions and Driving Events

  • No hub caps, wheel trims or wheel weights

  • Tires must be in good condition. No recapped tires or retreads. (Re-grooved slicks are permitted)

  • There must be no loose objects in the vehicle or boot space.

  • No Passengers permitted in competitive events (unless otherwise specified)











NEW RULES relating to roll cages in cars for cruising at Powercruise. If your car does NOT have a roll cage, then this does not apply to your car.

Any car fitted with a roll cage no matter if it’s CAMS, ANDRA or any other approved method must have roll cage padding on all metal surfaces that are above the dash line of the car; in other words, wherever a person’s head might impact in the event of an accident will require roll cage padding fitted. Soft padding MUST be used and must be about 10mm thick and secured to the metal bars. Drag racing approved SFI padding is NOT permitted as it is designed for a helmet to hit it. Please also take note of the drawing below. If your vehicle is fitted with a cage that extends through the rear passenger area (as shown by the red lines) you are not allowed any passengers in the rear of your vehicle whether they have the required seat belts or not. If your cage follows the roof line of your vehicle please see the rules regarding seat belt requirements below. NEW RULES on seatbelts in cars fitted with roll cages now apply.

The main point here is if you have a cage, then you’re going to have a taxi bar and/or cross over the top bar fitted. We cannot have anyone in the back seat of a vehicle with a roll cage that does not comply with the above seat belt regulations as, in the event of an accident, the rear seat passenger might hit their head on the taxi bar if they only have a LAP BELT on, so anyone in the back of a car fitted with a roll cage must always have a full Lap Sash seat belt fitted or they will not be permitted to go out in the cruise session.


As it says on the entry form we require a photo of all cars entering into each Powercruise event, this applies to both Registered & Unregistered Cars. You can either print out your photos and mail them with your entry form, or you can fill out your details in the form below, upload your pictures and submit them to us. Using this online form is our preferred method of sending us your car pictures.

Submit your photos by emailing usa@powercruise.com

Once you have submitted your photos to us you will receive an auto reply email so you know we have got your pictures. We will contact you if there is a problem or if we need more info, so if you don’t hear from us after the auto-reply email that is a good thing! That means your car is OK to enter Powercruise!

If you have problems submitting your pictures here and it doesn’t work, you can email the pictures to us at info@powercruise.com, just make sure you have all of the info on your email that we request above. Please be mindful of the size of the images you send us.



Camping is available at all Powercruise Brainerd MN.  We supply hot showers that are cleaned as often as required which is pretty often considering the large numbers of campers at our events. There are also ample ladies and men’s toilets spread around the venue. This includes both demountable building type toilets as well as portable individual toilets for more urgent matters!!. Camping is available for both entrants and spectators and can be paid at the gate on your arrival in addition to your general spectator entry or prepaid on entry forms if required.

The Camping fees for entrants is additional to any advertised entrants fees. Spectators wishing to camp will need to purchase the 3 Day Season + Camping pass, this is the only pass that permits spectators to camp whether you are staying for only one night or three nights. You can purchase Season + Camping passes from our website or at the gate on the day. 

The Entrants Camping/Overnight Fee is $15 per night.

Powercruise does not book campsites, we don’t hold sites for anyone. Camping is a first come first served. Check the venue maps for the allocated camping areas please. Some areas may not be permitted to have cars in them and some are so please make sure you read the map at the bottom of this page for all the info.  No camping on Sunday night please as the event closed at 5pm we ask that everyone leaves the venue by 6pm.

Serviced RV sites are available at BIR, to book your site please book and pay BIR direct. The site fee you pay to BIR covers only your RV site & hook ups, your tickets are not included in that fee.



Powercruise offers Condo’s for rent at BIR during Powercruise. There are only 6 so they will go fast.Condo's sell first come first served.

Download the Condo Booking Form SOLD OUT

Complete the application and send it back to the Powercruise office by email to: info@powercruise.com 



Powercruise Downloadable Venue Map HERE




Powercruise produces an Event Guide which is an entrants best friend.  It will answer all those questions about where to go and what to do and also has a lot more information in it than what can be found on the website so have a read and if you have any further questions please e-mail or call us anytime.


Download Event Guide HERE




​VIP Entrant Package is for the discerning enthusiast who wants to make the most of their weekend with the Powercruise crew. No other entry ensures you as much track time as a VIP Entrant sticker, with a dedicated VIP entrance to the cruising sessions ahead of all the other cars in marshalling.

As well as coming and going as you please, you'll also get front-of-the-line access to all the competition events including the burnouts, off-street racing, powerskids and drifting.

The VIP Experience bundles all your expenses into one easy to manage payment. It covers your drivers/car entry with camping each night, a weekend buddy pass with camping also, VIP Track access for cruising sessions and the practice sessions of the competitive events, as well as a pit area for VIP Entrants to share and so that after a long day behind the wheel you can bunker down and enjoy the Powercruise nightlife. The VIP Experience is your chance to still get maximum track time at Powercruise!

VIP Packages for 2020 are available now via our online entry form




There is a huge range of trophies, prize money and prizes up for grab at every Powercruise event thanks to our valued sponsors.

 All prize money is paid by check. If you are not present at trophy presentation we will not give your trophy or prize money to a friend. We will post your Trophy and Prize money if applicable to you within 14 days after the event.

All unpresented prize money checks will be cancelled within 14 days of the event if they have not been presented. This is for the security of the entrant of course. Powercruise posts uncollected trophies and prize money checks at the entrants risk. If either is lost in the post or stolen while in the entrants hands, Powercruise will not be responsible and will not be reissuing a new trophy or prize check if applicable. We suggest you hang around for trophy presentations or ask a staff member if you have won a prize if you have to get on the long road home before the presentations start.

Download the Trophy & Prize Money List here



Cars break, parts don’t turn up, and unforeseen circumstances do happen.  What options do you have:-

  • Change your car details to your daily driver or to a friend's car so you can still get out  on the track for some awesome fun. You can change the entered vehicle but the entered driver must remain the same

  • Got no other car to drive? Then transfer your entry to a spectator pass/es so you can still get in and watch (or give them to friends or family).

  • Not able to come at all.  That is a real bummer. A refund of the entry fees minus a $40 administration fee can be given.  We must receive the withdrawal in writing, either by email or mail 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the commencement of the event. 

  • If you are a VIP Entrant, please discuss your options with our staff

No refunds will be given for any reason from 2 weeks prior to the event.  Entries are not transferable, so you cannot change the entered driver or transfer your entry to a friend or to another even next year.

Please read the Powercruise full Terms and Conditions which can be found at the bottom of this page and also on the Powercruise Entry Forms.









The use of drones is strictly prohibited at Powercruise Events. Unless specifically permitted by Powercruise Management, Drones or any kind of remote piloted, unmanned or model aircraft are not permitted to be used at any time and doing so could result in immediate eviction from the circuit and/or confiscation of the drone until the end of the event, and/or destruction or confiscation of any and all memory cards, footage, images or files obtained. This rule applies regardless of the size, use or purpose of the drone.

Any drone owners/pilots caught flying or filming without permission will be responsible to the full extent of the law and be personally liable in the event of any damages, injuries or anything deemed caused by the presence of that drone.



All drivers must be a minimum of 18 years of age and hold a current drivers licence. Learner’s permits are not permitted. Entered vehicles must be road registered, unregistered vehicles at promoter’s discretion by application.

Once an Entry Form and payment are submitted to Powercruise, your entry cannot be transferred to another Entrant/Driver, another event or to credit.  Entrants are permitted to change the entered vehicle at accreditation, but once through accreditation and safety check, the car cannot be changed. Entrants are permitted to drive other entered vehicles.     Your vehicle and current drivers licence must be presented at the Accreditation Office.  All vehicles will undergo a safety inspection. It is still the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to ensure that the vehicle is adequately prepared for the event. This includes but is not limited to steering, brakes, “especially pads and fluid” and brake lights, battery clamps and all other safety equipment fitted including seat belts windows etc all shall be in excellent working order.    

The only acceptable blood alcohol reading for entrants at Powercruise is 0.00. Random breath testing will take place throughout the event.     Entrants are required to wear enclosed shoes while driving on the track.  For competition driving events including Off Street Racing, Drifting, Powerskids & Burnouts, all entrants are required to wear helmets, enclosed footwear and non-flammable clothing with full coverage from ankle to wrist to neck.  All Entrants/Participants are required to follow all Powercruise Staff and/or Official’s directions promptly and to full compliance.

Due to the contract terms between Powercruise Promotions and the venue, the venue will always be open and the Powercruise will always go ahead.  The event will never be cancelled or postponed due to rain or any other reason. The full standard entrant fee into Powercruise is $160. Powercruise offers discounted rates with cut off dates so to make it more affordable for everyone. By pre entering you understand that you have paid a discounted fee and therefore understand the following conditions apply. A refund of entry fee less a $40 administration fee will be given if the entry is withdrawn in writing before 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the event.  ViP Entry Packages, Special Event, Promotional, Limited or Partial Entries are non-refundable.  Full price entries are accepted online and on the day at the entrant’s discretion and there will be no refunds due to inclement weather, broken down vehicles or for any other reason.  Any pre entrants that do not attend the event for any reason understand that they have willingly forfeited their entry fee and there will be no refund and they are not transferable.  All Purchases/Entrant Fees are to be paid in full upfront and all sales are final and not contingent on any other factors.  The entry fee includes entry to the event for 1 driver and 1 vehicle for all events except the Dyno Comp & overnight camping. Camping and the Dyno comp incur an additional fee. 

All Entrants/Drivers/Vehicles are accepted at the discretion of the promoter.  The promoter has the right to terminate my participation in the event at any stage for whatever reason he and/or she sees fit.  Entrants who have had all armbands removed due to their misbehaviour on or off the track must take responsibility for their actions and there will be no exchanges or refunds.     Upon Entering Powercruise your contact information, phone number & email address will be added to our Marketing Databases/E-newsletter database, if you do not wish to receive E-newsletters from us please let us know.  By entering/attending this event you agree that Powercruise may use photographs or video footage taken of yourself or your vehicle during the event for publicity purposes including DVD production, television commercials merchandise or for future Powercruise events promotion with no eligibility for compensation.    If you are another event promoter copying our terms and conditions because you are too lazy to write your own, you are a loser.  Powercruise reserves the right to alter, extend, delete or change event, event/venue layout, and/or event program which in some circumstances may reduce activities without notice for any reason, including inclement weather, including but not limited to ending scheduled cruise sessions early if there are not enough cars on track or misbehaviour.    

Any damages caused (wilfully or unwilfully) to any property belonging to anyone including but not limited to, race track walls, track surface, safety barriers, fences & signage in the event of an accident, must be paid for. The vehicle/vehicles in question, and/or any prizes/prize money will be retained as collateral until full payment is made. Entrants are responsible for their actions on and off the track at all times.  Police may be involved if required.  Powercruise Insurers cover personal Injury but not property.     Any antisocial or violent behaviour by anyone inside the venue will not be tolerated; this will result in you being evicted from the venue and reported to the police if necessary with no refunds.     Any person caught driving/attempting to drive a vehicle on the track without the correct armbands or vehicles stickers will cause the entrant/vehicle owner to lose their driving privileges and all track access stickers will be removed from the vehicle. Entrants are responsible for their own, and their passengers actions/behaviour. Police may be involved if required.  If your car breaks down on track, or requires towing for any reason, Powercruise staff/volunteers will tow/recover your car in good faith and will take all care possible when towing or recovering your vehicle, however Powercruise Staff and Volunteers take no responsibility for any damage that may occur during this process, or at any time at Powercruise.  Powercruise Entrants should educate themselves in proper towing procedures.   Only approved Powercruise Staff/Volunteers will conduct vehicle tows/recoveries from track, by entering Powercruise you accept the risks involved with towing or recovering your car. Entrants are not permitted to arrange their own tows/recoveries from the circuit enclose.

Important notice, anyone who performs a donut on track whether intentional or unintentionally at any time for any reason during cruising must be aware that this is considered dangerous no matter the circumstances and could result in all driving privileges being instantly revoked without warning for the remainder of the event.

By submitting an entry form and/or participating in anyway, you acknowledge and agree to all Powercruise Terms and Conditions of Entry outlined on this entry form, the Disclaimer, and the Powercruise Event Guide.