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2016 Drag Racing Season:

46th Annual
NAPA Auto Parts
Ignitor Nitro Opener
presented by
Peterson Chevrolet
Division 6 Lucas Oil
Drag Race Series
April 28-30, May 1
Detailed Schedule
Listed (Below/Right)

Open Test Day and
Grudge Racing

Sat., May 7
Opens: 10 am
Testing: 11 am-4 pm
Test card: $30
Permanent Number: $7
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

Peterson Chevrolet
Late Night Drags
Sat., May 7
Opens: 6 pm
Grudge racing:
7 pm - 11 pm
Grudge card: $20
Permanent Number: $7
Adults: $9
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

Fairly Reliable Bob's
Club Challenge Series #1
Fri., May 13
Opens: 2 pm
Race: 6:30 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

United Dairymen
Spring High School &
Alumni Championships

presented by
Idaho's News Channel 7
Sun., May 15
Opens: 9 am
Racing: 2 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & under: Free

More date are listed at:
2016 Schedule

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This site last updated on:
4/29/2016 7:41:25 AM


46th Annual NAPA Auto Parts
presented by Peterson Chevrolet - NHRA Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series

All of us can almost feel the energy and excitement building for one of Idaho’s biggest Spring-time sporting events, the official kickoff of Firebird’s 49th season of NHRA Championship Drag Racing. It’s almost time for the 46th edition of the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Nitro Opener on Thursday-Sunday, April 28-30, May 1. We’re all but ready blow the lid right off the first major professional racing weekend of 2016.

Headlining the Ignitor will be the return of AA/Nitro Funny Cars in the Stinker Stores Nitro Knockout. As the oldest drag racing event in the Pacific Northwest when Don “the Snake” Prudhomme won the inaugural event back to 1971, the Ignitor is the second stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. This year’s field includes the #1, #2, #3 and #5 ranked Funny Cars in the national standings, along with many of premiere teams in the west.

AA/Funny Car Pre-Entry Roster (current ranking)
1. Kris Krabill, “Northwest Hitter”, Tacoma, Wash., car owner: Bucky Austin
2. Steven Densham, “Teacher’s Pet”, Oceanside, Calif., car owner: Gary Densham
3. Dan Horan, “Patriot”, Rancho Cascades, Calif.
5. Cory Lee, “California Hustler”, Oceanside, Calif., car owner: Don Nelson
7. Richard Townsend, “Nitroholic”, Oakdale, Calif., co-owner: Dustin Davis
10. Don Hudson, “Sizemore Construction Special”, Atascadero, Calif.
Ryan Hodgson, Sturgeon County, Alberta, car owner: Ron Hodgson
Chris Davis, “Old School Nitro”, Spokane, Wash.
Tim Boychuk, “Happy Hour”, Edmonton, Alberta
Wally Giavia, “G-Men”, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Scott Stanger, “Bad Manners”, West Point, Utah
Jon Rice, “Nitro Spud”, Pocatello, Idaho

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
Friday, April 29

Gates Open: 8 am
NHRA Record Runs & Qualifying: 9 am
Comp Qualifying: 11:30 am and 2 pm
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 4 pm
Gates Close: 8 pm
Adult Spectator Pit Side: $15
Spectator 15 & Under*: Free

Saturday, April 30

Gates Open: 8 am
NHRA Record Runs & Qualifying: 9 am
Comp Qualifying: 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
AA/Nitro Funny Car Qualifying: 1 pm & 5 pm
Gates Close: 8 pm
Adult Spectator Pit Side: $20
Spectator 15 & Under*: Free

Sunday, May 1

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
Adult Spectator Pit Side: $20
Spectator 15 & Under*: Free

All adult and kids tickets are sold at the entrance upon arrival. Spectator tickets are not the same as *Adult and *Child Crew passes (that carry restricted area access) and pricing is noted on the entry application for the Ignitor. For more ticket information, contact the 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. To learn more timing information as the days count down, swing by the track's popular Facebook site.


Affording racers an added opportunity to compete at this year's NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet, the NAPA Gamblers race will be contested on Friday afternoon-evening. We will play host to a Box, No Box, and Sled/Bike bonus race. The "race within a race" will be offered for an entry fee of: $100 (Box), $75 (No Box), and $50 (Sled/Bike). The payout will be compensating guaranteed based on the total number of entries in each class (80% payback). You'll be able to capture a card to run the class at the Sport Shop starting on Friday morning, April 29.

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