For the third time in the past four years, Firebird Raceway was voted the NHRA Track of the Year during the NHRA Banquet staged at the Doubletree Hotel near the SeaTac Airport in Seattle. Firebird was also recognized (the 58-member team) for winning the Northwest Track Team title at the Summit E.T. Finals, the seventh such feat by the western Idaho/eastern Oregon based team.

In addition, Jackie Alley collected her Lucas Oil World Championship Jacket following her amazing season in Super Stock. At the same time she was voted NHRA Division 6 Sportsman Driver of the Year and took home the hardware for her Super Stock divisional crown, too. She attended the banquet with her husband Mick and two daughters Courtney and Brittany. Christopher Northup also attended the evening with his Dad Sam. Christopher earned the Division 6 High School title from his big victory over Labor Day weekend at the Summit E.T. Finals.

The Firebird facility was proud to also accept the award for the National Dragster Media Award presented on behalf of National Dragster editor Phil Burgess.

Images by Rich Carlson Photography


For many, the Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires, is a great place to kick those winter blues. Set for March 8-11, at Expo Idaho, the show helps to jump start the motorsport’s season with all kinds of top-notch cars, trucks, bikes and much more.

At the same time, we will again host an NHRA chassis certification for race cars (capable of running 9.99 or quicker). Conducted in the Fairgrounds main spectator parking lot, NHRA certification member Kerry Jorgensen will conduct the chassis day on Saturday, March 10th. Advance registration is recommended by calling the Firebird offices at 208 938-8986 (or dropping us an email), so we can add your car to the list.

We also plan to offer an opportunity to secure your NHRA Extended Tech Inspection on the same day (and location) as the chassis certification. Please notify us if you’d like to have us put your name on the sign-up list.