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2014 Final Event
this Season:

Last Blast Drag Race
of 2014!
Sunday, Oct. 26
Opens: 10 am
Testing: 11 am - 4 pm
Adults: $12
6-12: $3
5 & Under: Free

Looking Ahead to 2015:

     March 12-15, 2015
     43rd Annual O'Reilly
     Boise Roadster Show
     presented by
     Les Schwab Tires
     Expo Idaho - Boise

     May 14-17, 2015
     45th Annual NAPA
     Ignitor Nitro Opener
presented by
     Peterson Chevrolet

     August 13-16, 2015
     44th Annual Pepsi
     Nightfire Nationals

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

Rules Update
At the Track
Firebird Safety Team
Race Control Tower
Jet Track Dryer

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This site last updated on:
10/20/14 8:32:21 AM


Anticipation is riding high for this Sunday's Last Blast of 2014. We can't wait to offer runs down the quarter-mile for the final, last, concluding (take your choice) event of the season. 

We will open the gates at 10 am, followed by unlimited time runs and grudge racing from 11 am until 4 pm.

As a token of appreciation for everyone who has supported the track this season, we're offerin' $1 beers, .50 cent Pepsi drinks, and $1 hot dogs! - if this isn't a good enough reason to come out for the season closer, we're not sure what to say. Come on out even if you don't plan to race or test, just hang out with the rest of the Firebird gang, share stories about the past season, and have FUN!!!

The test fee is $25. Adult admission is $12, kids 6-12 $3, and 5 & under free.


We'd like to encourage you to vote for your favorite racers to help us decide who is selected for our annual Special Awards, which will be presented at the 47th annual Firebird Award's Banquet on Saturday, November 22nd. Anyone can vote – racers, families, crew and fans alike. Just send your votes to (by copying the categories below and pasting your choices into your email) or fax us your votes at 208.938.8961. Your votes will help decide each of the following award categories:

Most Improved Driver:
Outstanding Crew:
Rookie of the Year:
Best Appearing Vehicle:
Outstanding Perseverance:
Top Lady Competitor:
Bracket Racer of the Year:

Send us an email and we'll send you along an invitation to this year's Banquet. We also plan to randomly draw one name at the Banquet to win the Perfect Light Club Treasure Chest, so there’s another reason not to miss the Banquet festivities this year, especially if you’re a member of the “Triple O” club.


All of us were very sorry to learn about the recent passing of drag racing legend Raymond Beadle. The man who helped make the "Blue Max" insignia one of the most well known Funny Cars of all time will long be remembered for quite a number of visits to Firebird in the 70's and 80's. Beadle was an extraordinary businessman. He not only brought major league sponsorship into the sport, but was also one of the all-time kings of merchandising with his brand of "Blue Max" apparel, many pieces of which are still among the most cherished and sought after (from cool t-shirts to amazing embroidered caps to hat pins...and much more) even to this day. He was as fierce on the race track as he was a merchandiser, too. Beadle was a multiple NHRA World Champion, in additon to a fondly remembered Nightfire 500 Funny Car victory back in 1978, too. This win at Firebird came right at the beginning of Raymond's incredible string of victories, which propelled him to 3-straight NHRA Funny Car World Championships from 1979-1981. Beadle was the one who was the first to topple four consecutive NHRA national titles by "the Snake" Don Prudhomme (who won from 1975-1978). The black `n white image above was emailed to us by Scott Weber (Stor-It) a couple years ago from a Nightfire event in the late-70's with Beadle in the foreground along side "Nitro Nick" Harmon.

It's never easy saying goodbye to someone, but we will definitely carry with us many memories of one of the all-time greats this sport has ever seen. Rest in Peace Raymond.

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