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2016 Track Schedule »
FIREBIRD UNVEILS SCHEDULE FOR 49TH SEASON OF NHRA DRAG RACING
Click on the schedule hyperlink (just above the Firebird logo - above) to capture the line item listing of our 2016 Calendar!
We have been extra busy this off-season putting all the final pieces in place for what promises to be one of the best schedules in Firebird history. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to block out your favorite events before the official printed version hits your mail box in a few weeks or so.
The color hard-copy brochure is currently being finished, which you’ll be able to keep at your home, in your car and/or your office.
Starting in early-April and continuing through October, we feel the 2016 Schedule offers a wonderful array of quality family-orientated and action-packed events.
Headlined by the grand daddy of `em all, the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals, we will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of our signature racing weekend on August 11th-14th. The planning wheels are already in motion for what is promising to be an extra special weekend of racing as we continue our alliance with the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series. From the day the Nightfire ended last August, we have been steadfastly putting all the ingredients together for what is shaping up to be one of the largest events of its kind in Idaho racing history. The Nightfire will feature AA/Funny Cars, AA/Fuel Dragsters, AA/Fuel Altereds, Doorslammers, and the nationally-acclaimed Bracketeer Series. Without question, this race will continue to earn the right to be recognized as Firebird’s hallmark race this coming August.
Many recognizable and highly popular events return to the Firebird racing docket ranging from the Fairly Reliable Bob’s Club Challenge Series to the United Dairymen High School & Alumni Championships starting in the Spring and wrapping up in September.
We are also thrilled to jump start the Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series with the longest-running major drag racing meet better known as the Ignitor. The 46th edition of the Nitro Opener, the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet will help kick-start our major event schedule. The race will feature an open-qualified field of AA/Funny Cars, as racers earn important points in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series at the first stop following the prestigious March Meet in Bakersfield. In addition to all the NHRA traditional classes from Comp through Super Street, Gold Cup racing will be offered in the Firebird Gold Cup categories of Super Pro, Pro, and Sportsman, with NHRA Wally trophies to each of the winners.
The Little Caesars Pizza Fox Hunt makes a key Summer stop, set for June 17-18, when Bronco Motors helps to present one of the real fun weekends of the season showcasing everything from Jets to Wheelstanders, Funny Cars to a fine line up of Gold Cup competition.
Looking a little further down the road, the major event schedule will close the season with a bang, too, as the NAPA Halloween Classic XXIII presented by the United Dairymen returns on October 12th-16th.
Last but certainly not least, be sure and mark the dates March 11th-13th on your planning calendar, too. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires always helps to kick off the automotive calendar in the Treasure Valley at Expo Idaho. Best of all, Firebird will have a booth in the show again this year and you can learn all the latest news and information as the countdown kicks into gear for the fast approaching race season.
So don’t wait any longer, go ahead and click the hyperlink (above) and you can see the entire, simplified version of the 2016 Schedule in detail. Enjoy!
NHRA Chassis Inspection Seminar to be offered on Saturday of the Roadster Show
For many, the Roadster Show is a great place to kick those winter blues. Set for March 11-13, the show will kick off its 44th year. Not only is it a great event to attend in person, but you can also take advantage of the NHRA Chassis Inspection seminar for all race cars that run 9.99 or quicker (or 135 mph or faster) on the south end of the Fairgrounds facility in main spectator parking lot.
As a courtesy to the NHRA and Firebird personnel who will be present at the Certification day, please give us a shout at 938-8986 (or email us) to have us add your name to the list. There is no extra cost to certify your car aside from the fee for the NHRA renewal/sticker.
In addition, Firebird will have a booth in the Roadster Show, which will give everyone an opportunity to catch up on what’s been going on during an extra busy and active off-season and help to answer any questions you may have for the 2016 Season.
Boise Roadster Show set for weekend of March 11-13, 2016, at Expo Idaho
With the drag racing season coming to a close, we now shift gears towards the forthcoming O'Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show. Presented by Les Schawb Tires, the event has been a staple of the Treasure Valley dating back to the early `70's. Aligned with the International Show Car Association and the Summit Show Car Series, we look forward to helping present Idaho's Largest Motorsport's event over the weekend of March 11-13, 2016.
The event is open to a wide variety of participants. Certainly the show will attract many top rods, trucks, muscle cars and customs, but we also look forward to having a good cross-section of race cars, too. Representation from the world of drag racing, oval track competition or any other form of motor racing is encouraged, so drop us an entry application (and a couple of photos). We love featuring a wide-range of vehicles, including motorcycles every year. It's very easy to submit an entry and the price to participate is just $50 and includes a pair of full-event credentials.
This year's show will be three non-stop days and nights of fun and activities. Show hours this year will be 4-10 pm on Friday, 10 am-10 pm on Saturday and 10-6 pm on Sunday. Move in hours will be Thursday, March 10th, from noon till 9 pm (and final clean-up and detailing) on Friday morning from 8:30 am till noon when the show open to the public.
Capture an electronic (.pdf) file of the Roadster Show entry form by going to: Boise Roadster Show Entry.
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