2014 Schedule of
Gold Cup Showdown
Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman,
Sled/Bike, Juniors, Nostalgia
Opens: 9 am
Race: 2 pm
Under 5: Free
Les Schwab Tires
Best of Detroit
Kidd Performance & Dyno
Super Pro Gold Cup
Points, Chevy Cup,
Mopar Cup, Buick-Olds-
Pontiac Cup, Ford Cup,
Opens: 9 am
Race: 2 pm
Under 5: Free
Open Testing &
Unlimited Grudge Racing
Opens: 10 am
Testing: 11 am - 4 pm
Under 5: Free
NAPA Auto Parts
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BOISE MUFFLER GOLD CUP RACERS RETURN TO ACTION ON SUNDAY
The Boise Muffler Gold Cup chase kicks back into gear on Sunday, September 21st, with a variety of classes on the line. The front entrance will swing open at 9 am, while eliminations will get underway at 2 pm.
Sunday's race is open to all racers whether you'd like to compete in an eliminator or just make testing or practice runs. Racers will vie for points in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Sled/Bike, Junior Dragster, and Nostalgia. Trophy eliminator will be contested, too. Test `n tune runs will be available throughout the morning and afternoon, so why not come out and take advantage of the beautiful weather forecasted for this Sunday's event.
MELBA OUTLAWS, FLYING BRICK AND VENOM RACING LOCK UP 2014 CLUB CHALLENGE SERIES TITLES
Congratulations to the Melba Outlaws, Flying Brick and Venom Racing for nailing down championships this past Friday night in the Silver, Bronze and Copper Cup competition. The Outlaws headed up by Jerry Trolard convincingly dominated the last half of the series, winning by a significant margin over nearest challengers PSI Racing and Down `n Dirty.
In the Bronze Cup standings, Flying Brick brought forth an enthusiastic roster of racers to outdistance the late charge by both the Kuna Knuckle Draggers and Mopar Mafia, both of which tied for second.
The closest battle came down to Venom Racing and the Valley Vettes in the Copper Cup. Remarkably enough (and as painful as it is to report), the Valley Vettes put both Rex Peterson and new face Gary Hodge into two of the five final rounds at race-7. If either one had won the final, they would have won the year-end title. But as fate would have it, both finished runner-up and the overall championship was collected by Venom, who took the final nod by a mere 7 points!
HALLOWEEN CLASSIC XXI PRE-ENTRY BROCHURES NOW AVAILABLE
We just wanted to let you know that It is almost hard to fathom that an entire year has flown by since the last Classic took place at Firebird. Set for five amazing days in October, the 8th thru 12th, the 21st edition of our famed boo bash is just around the corner. Thanks to Gary and Alex (Himes-Charlton Photography) for sharing the images of Monica & Bill; and the two dames from the "Classic" Pirate Ship pictured at left and below.
It’s hands down the single most popular race of the season. There’s more racing in five days than any other event on the Firebird track schedule. First up will be the Club Runoffs on Wednesday. Then there are multiple Bonus Races on Thursday and Friday. The Junior Classic (a specially recognized showcase race on behalf of the Summit NHRA Junior Drag Racing League), which award very unique Junior sized Wally trophies to the champions. And the list of racing and fun activities goes on and on. Plus, it boasts the second biggest sportsman payday next to the Pepsi Nightfire of the entire season at a whopping $45,000-plus in payouts and merchandise.
One fun new idea we will be introducing this year on Tuesday parking day (open to all pre-entered early arrivers) is the inaugural Classic Cornhole competition. Many of you are likely familiar with the bean bag toss game (typically found at tailgate parties) - we thought it would be fun to offer a showdown for both the adults and the kids. If you have one or two, we encourage you to bring your cornhole boards to the event, too (if they'll squeeze into your trailers). We look forward to hosting this during get-acquainted day. Picture at right from the Norwalk (OH) Halloween Classic cornhole contest.
More than anything else that occurs at the Classic - it’s the family atmosphere and all the fun for both young and old that makes this event something special. Remember to bring all the kids on Saturday afternoon for the games, hayrides, coloring contest, costume party and trick or treating. We guarantee—they’ll have a blast.
From the Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout to the Air Firebird Wheelstanding showcase on Saturday night, we’ve certainly loaded the cannons for Classic XXI.
The Classic is also home to the fifth NHRA State Championship for the state of Idaho. You will get an extra special opportunity to chase a title and a very sought after NHRA Wally plaque (in Super Pro, Pro, Heavy, Sportsman and Sled/Bike). This is only available to NHRA member tracks, one per state, and of course Firebird is your exclusive host site. Both of Sunday’s Junior champions will also be recognized as State Champions (and receive Jr. scaled Wally trophies), a significant accomplishment in its own right.
In addition, you will simply not believe the art design for this year’s Classic. The shirts will be officially unveiled on the opening day of the event and they are, to put it mildly, simply unbelievable. We are very fortunate to have thirty-plus year veteran artist Dave Boeldt from MainGate create this year's knockout design—and the shirts are positively FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! Don’t wait too long to get your own copy.
If you'd like an entry emailed to you (or mailed), just drop us a note and we'll send you a .pdf file electronically or go to: http://www.firebirdonline.com/downloads/hallowee-classic-entry.pdf
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