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FIREBIRD UNVEILS SCHEDULE FOR 48TH SEASON OF NHRA DRAG RACING
Click on the Schedule Button at top of page for the 2015 Calendar!
We have been extra busy this off-season putting all the final pieces in place for what promises to be one of the best schedules in Firebird history. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to block out your favorite events before the official printed version hits your mail box in a month or so.
The color hard-copy brochure is currently being finished, which you’ll be able to keep at your home, in your car and/or your office.
Starting in late-March and continuing through October, we feel the 2015 Schedule offers a wonderful array of quality family-orientated and action-packed events.
Headlined by the grand daddy of `em all, the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals returns August 13th-16th. The planning wheels are already in motion for what is promising to be an extra special weekend of racing as we continue our alliance with the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series. From the day the Nightfire ended last August, we have been steadfastly putting all the ingredients together for what is shaping up to be one of the largest events of its kind in Idaho racing history. The Nightfire will feature AA/Funny Cars, AA/Fuel Dragsters, Pro Modified Doorslammers, and the nationally-acclaimed Bracketeer Series. Without question, this race will continue to earn the right to be recognized as Firebird’s “signature event” this August.
Many recognizable and highly popular events return to the Firebird racing docket ranging from the Fairly Reliable Bob’s Club Challenge Series to the United Dairymen High School & Alumni Championships starting in the Spring and wrapping up in September.
We are also thrilled to jump start the Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series with the longest-running major drag racing meet better known as the Ignitor. The 45th Anniversary Nitro Opener, which is called the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor will help kick-start our major event calendar. The race will feature an open-qualified field of AA/Funny Cars, as racers earn important points in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series at the first stop following the prestigious March Meet in Bakersfield. In addition to all the NHRA traditional classes from Comp through Super Street, Gold Cup racing will be offered in Firebird’s four core categories of Super Pro, Pro, Heavy and Sportsman. All four champions will take home NHRA Wally trophies.
For the first time since 2011, we are excited to be the host track for the Summit E.T. Finals, which will be at Firebird over Labor Day weekend. Hundreds of racers from tracks around the northwest and Canada will take up residency at Firebird from September 2-6, 2015.
Looking a little further down the road, the major event schedule will close with a bang, too, as the NAPA Halloween Classic XXII returns on October 7th-11th.
Last but certainly not least, be sure and mark the dates March 12th-15th on your planning calendar, too. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires always helps to kick off the automotive calendar in the Treasure Valley at Expo Idaho. Best of all, Firebird will have a booth in the show again this year and you can learn all the latest news and information as the countdown kicks into gear for the fast approaching race season.
So don’t wait any longer, go ahead and click on the Schedule button at the top of our website or you can preview the SCHEDULE to see the entire, simplified version of the 2015 Calendar of Events in greater detail. Enjoy!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THREE FIREBIRD RACERS WHO RECEIVED AWARDS AT THE NHRA NORTHWEST DIVISION BANQUET
A trio of Firebird racers won awards at the Division 6 Award’s Banquet on Saturday night, January 10, at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Wash. In a three-way tie, Chandler Steen collected the Land of the Leaders Wally trophy in Junior Thunder. In Sportsman, Luke Jacobson earned the Land of the Leaders Wally. Both racers will also be receiving jackets for winning the 4-race Land of the Leader Challenge in the Northwest Division.
And hot off his Division 6 #5 finish in the Lucas Oil Drag Race Series Super Comp class, Garrett Quinlan, right, earned the Sportsman Rookie of the Year acrylic Wally award. Quinlan was also the big winner of the $7,500 top prize in the Bracketeer class at the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals this past August. Gordon Boven was also recognized for his second place finish in the Super Street division.
Northwest Division track meetings were also conducted over the course of two days by Division 6 Director Matt Levonas and Vice President-Sales & National Event Marketing Glen Cromwell. In addition, training and testing was offered by Division 6 Tech Consultant Dave Schaffel as part of the SFI Certification program.
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