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2014 Schedule of
Upcoming Events:

NAPA Auto Parts
44th Annual
Ignitor Nitro Opener
presented by
Peterson Chevrolet
NHRA Lucas Oil
Drag Race Series

Schedule-Admission

Thursday, April 24th
Gates Open: 9 am
Open Racer Parking: 9 am
Tech Inspections: 10 am – 6 pm
Testing begin at: 2 pm
Secure Facility: 7 pm
Adults: $15
15 & under: Free
Friday, April 25th
Gates Open: 8 am
Time Trials & Qualifying: 9 am
AA/Nitro Funny Car
Qualifying: 4 pm
Secure Facility: 8 pm
Adults: $15
15 & under: Free
Saturday, April 26th
Gates Open: 8 am
Time Trials & Qualifying: 9 am
AA/Nitro Funny Car
Qualifying: 1 & 5 pm
Secure Facility: 8 pm
Adults: $22
15 & under: Free
Sunday, April 27th
Gates Open: 8 am
Sportsman Elimination: 9 am
Special Award
Presentations: Noon
AA/Nitro Funny Car Eliminations
at:1, 2:45 and 4:30 pm
Event concludes: 5 pm
Adults: $22
15 & under: Free


Fairly Reliable Bob's
Club Challenge Series #1
May 2
Opens: 2 pm
Race: 6:30 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

United Dairymen of Idaho
Spring High School &
Alumni Series #1

presented by CWI
May 4
Opens: 8 am
Race: 2 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

Open Test Day
May 10
Opens: 10 am
Testing: 11 am-4 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

34th Annual
Snap-On Tools
Oldies But Goodies
Drags

May 31, June 1

Little Caesars
Pizza 37th Annual
Famous
Fox Hunt

June 20-21

42nd Annual
Pepsi Nightfire
Nationals

August 7-10
Granddaddy
Drag Race of
the Year!

NAPA Auto Parts
Halloween
Classic XXI

October 8-12

For a more detailed
roster of events, click
at the top of our
front page under the
Schedule button.

SEASON OPENER
FLYER (PDF)
IGNITOR OPENER
ENTRY FORM (PDF)




Rules Update
 
 
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This site last updated on:
04/23/2014 9:17:18 AM




44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts
IGNITOR NITRO OPENER
presented by Peterson Chevrolet - NHRA Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series

All of us can almost feel the energy and excitement building for this weekend’s official kickoff of the 2014 NHRA Drag Racing Season at Firebird. Now is the time to make your plans to be a part of the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener on Thursday-Sunday, April 25th thru 27th. We’re all but ready to swing open the turnstiles for our first major racing weekend of the season.

Headlining the Ignitor will be the return of AA/Nitro Funny Cars in the Stinker Stores Nitro Knockout. The Opener is a key point’s event in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. In addition, it marks the first stop for sportsman competitors in the Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series and a premium point’s event in the Boise Muffler Gold Cup Series. For your convenience, specific hours and admission prices are detailed below.

Hours & Admission
Thursday, April 24th

Gates Open: 9 am
NHRA/Gold Cup Testing Runs: 2 pm – 6 pm
Gates Close: 7 pm
Adults Pit Side: $15
Kids 15 & Under: Free

Friday, April 25th

Gates Open: 8 am
NHRA Record Runs & Qualifying: 9 am
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 4 pm
Gates Close: 8 pm
Adults Pit Side: $15
Kids 15 & Under: Free

Saturday, April 26th

Gates Open: 8 am
NHRA Record Runs & Qualifying: 9 am
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 1 pm & 5 pm
Gates Close: 8 pm
Adults Pit Side: $22
Kids 15 & Under: Free

Sunday, April 27th

Gates Open: 8 am
Sportsman eliminations: 9 am
AA/Nitro Funny Car Eliminations: 1 pm
Sportsman Elimination: Afternoon
AA/Nitro Funny Car Semi-Finals: 2:45 pm
AA/Nitro Funny Car and NHRA Lucas Oil Finals: 4:30 pm

Adults Pit Side: $22
Kids 15 & Under: Free

All adult and kids tickets are sold at the entrance upon arrival. Open to all racers who would like to post-enter at the front gates during the hours noted (above). For more ticket information, Firebird hotline: 208.938.8986. Firebird is located 5 miles north of Hwy 44 on Hwy 16 (just follow the highway directional signs), northwest of Eagle.

FAMOSO AND FIREBIRD TEAM UP FOR AA/FUNNY CAR “BLITZ”

We are excited to launch the start of the Boise Bakersfield Blitz, a special four-race series for racers in the AA/Funny Car class. Rewarding points based on qualifying, the events include the Ignitor and Nightfire races at Firebird, along with the two Saturday Night Nitro races in Bakersfield set for 6/28 and 9/6. The championship will be crowned at AAA Auto Club Famoso Raceway at the final event in September. The defending champion is Dan “the Man” Horan who edged Robert Overholser in the Don Nelson “California Hustler” in the inaugural year of the program.
 
Both the New Crew and Bowser family are committed to helping further endorse and promote all the Funny Car teams who support both the Boise and Bakersfield dragstrips.
 
Points are earned based upon funny-car qualifying positions in reverse order. For example, in an 8-car show the #1 qualifier earns 8 points, #2 earns 7 points, #3 earns 6 points and downward through the qualified field; a 16-car field is awarded the same way with the #1 qualifier earning 16 points. 10 points are awarded for simply showing up with a nitro funny car and passing tech at each event. A perfect attendance bonus of 5 points goes to those funny car teams who are present at all four events.
 
We thought you'd like to see the official "fresh off the press" 2014 artwork for this year's chase. T-shirts will be available in the Firebird Sport Shops during this weekend's Ignitor.








































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