TEAM FIREBIRD CONQUERS ALL CHALLENGERS!
Amazing, remarkable, incredible, positively the BEST - are all phrases that
help to describe the emotion of the entire Firebird team following a seventh
Track Team Championship on Sunday of the Summit E.T. Finals. Our last victory
came in 2009 (title number 6 in Woodburn). For the past two years, Firebird
racers have been in pursuit of a seventh Division 6 title. True to the track
slogan dating back to the winter of `09, our mission has been: “Revin’ for
Seven”, and a unified effort helped earn the championship crown in 2011. The
Firebird racers had to hold off quite a number tracks, including P.I.R. for the
first three or four rounds, then cross-division rival Woodburn in the last
stages of the race to virtually bring the championship and the national Wally
trophy back to its western Idaho home.
We want to tip our hat to both Jeff Higgins and Christopher Wingert for making
it to the final three (semi’s) in both Super Pro and Pro. If you haven’t seen
the round-by-round results just yet, swing over to: www.dragracecentral.com
to see all the detailed stats and numbers. We also want to recognize Christopher
Northup for winning the Division 6 High School title on behalf of Borah High
School on Saturday. Northup became only the second Team Firebird High School
racer to win a divisional title (Courtney Alley was the first for Eagle High two
Racers attended this year’s rotating Bracket Team Finals from seventeen NHRA
On behalf of everyone who participated or attended the Finals, thanks from the
entire New Crew and our Staff. We’re all very grateful for your support.
Last but not least, Congratulations to everyone on the Firebird Team. After
forty-four years of operating Firebird—Sunday, September 4, 2011, was one of the
all-time highlights in track history. It was especially rewarding since it was
just two weeks after track general manager Bill New turned 77 and it was
Firebird’s 7th team title. Put simply, it was a job well done.
CHAMPIONS OF THE
Super Pro eliminator
*alternate for Schaefer, Sun.