Major Motorsports Happenings this Season
O’Reilly Auto Parts BOISE ROADSTER SHOW presented by Les Schwab Tires (March 7-10) at Expo Idaho
Idaho's largest motorsport's event, the Roadster Show offers a unique blend of over 250 machines in competition for four days and nights at Expo Idaho (at the home of the Western Idaho Fair). The 41st Annual Roadster Show continues to be recognized as one of the nation's premiere ISCA (International Show Car Association) championship auto shows. If you are interested in entering into our car show, please drop us a line and we will forward you an entry form application. Brochures are available for cars, trucks, bikes, and commercial vendor space.
SPRING WARM-UP & SWAP MEET presented by American Classifieds (April 13)
Firebird opens the Drag Racing Season with the biggest automotive Swap Meet in the five-state intermountain west. In addition, the Spring Warm-Up offers non-stop test `n tune grudge racing.
NAPA AUTO PARTS IGNITOR OPENER presented by Dan Wiebold Ford-NHRA Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series (April 26-28)
The longest running professional drag race in the northwest is the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Dan Wiebold Ford. Dating back to `71, Firebird has hosted the first NHRA Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series event of the season, which features national and divisional points and records. Over 400 competitors are anticipated for a purse of better than $160,000, including cash and contingency. In addition, the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series will make a key point’s stop for AA/Nitro Funny Cars on Saturday and Sunday.
SNAP-ON TOOLS OLDIES BUT GOODIES DRAGS (June 1-2)
Featuring cars 1989 and older, the Snap-On Oldies But Goodies Drags features a terrific line-up of gassers, hot rods, customs, trucks, street machines and more. Returning this coming June, the entire event is like a step back to yesteryear. This special event is filled with tons of non-stop good `ole family fun. The headline class will be the 200 mph AA/Supercharged Championships.
FOX HUNT presented by Little Caesars Pizza (June 21-22)
The Little Caesars Pizza Great American Fox Hunt returns on the fourth weekend of June. This special "Night of Thrills" features the dramatic sights and sounds of the electrifying 270 mile per hour Jets. The West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified tour will make the first of two point’s races at Firebird with 240 mph blown and nitrous doorslammers in an open 8-car qualified eliminator. In addition, a terrific line-up of sportsman Gold Cup racing (on both Friday and Saturday nights) will also be on tap for this mid-summer sizzler.
PEPSI NIGHTFIRE NATIONALS (August 8-11)
The state's premiere motorsport's national championship, the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals will return this August even bigger and better than any year previous. Literally the Who's Who in the sport of drag racing have been a part of what is recognized as Firebird's "Signature Event". The featured stars include: AA/Fuel Dragsters, AA/Funny Cars, and the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Association presented by Larry Miller Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram. In addition, the excitement of the Stagecoach wheelstander and Jets will light-up the night-time mega event, too. The Saturday Night Thunder is one of the biggest nights of the entire season where all the Pro Stars compete in their final qualifying attempts. The Prime Time Finals on Sunday evening will culminate the 4-day & night race. In addition, hundreds of racers battle in the National Dragster Bracketeer Challenge presented by Meridian Automotive & Machine offering a combined purse topping $170,000. Idaho's News Channel 7 will present Friday Family Night during the Nightfire, which will take place on August 9th.
NAPA Auto Parts HALLOWEEN CLASSIC XX (October 9-13)
The 20th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Halloween Classic returns over five days and nights. No other event all season long matches the sheer volume and quantity of racing that takes place during the last racing stop of the season. Full of all kinds of surprises, the Classic has become one of Firebird's grandest happenings. From trick or treating to kid's games, and four nights of camping, it is literally a drag racing marathon of fun. The Club Challenge Runoffs will take place Wednesday evening, while the wild Air Firebird Wheelstanding super show returns center-stage on Saturday night. The event will also crown a Classic Grand Champion, which is comprised of the events four major eliminator winners. The Top Gun Shootout returns, too, as the baddest open wheelers take on the quickest full bodied rides. In total, the Classic posts a cash and merchandise purse topping $40,000 as over 500 racers attend our season closing boo bash.
Championship Points Series at Firebird
Boise Muffler GOLD CUP POINTS SERIES (April-October)
Spanning the April to October calendar of events, Firebird Raceway offers thousands of competitors an opportunity to run for the Gold Cup Championship Points Series presented by Boise Muffler. Week-in and week-out, a multitude of races comprise the season-long points competition. Racers will duke it out in the classes of: Kidd Performance & Dyno Super Pro, Performance Solutions Pro, United Oil Sportsman (the Street category), Woody's Sled/Bike, and Junior Dragster classes attempting to score track titles, which will be awarded at the Firebird Award's Banquet on November 23rd. In addition, the top 58 racers following the Pepsi Nightfire will qualify for a spot in the Summit E.T. Finals held at Spokane Valley Raceway in Spokane over Labor Day weekend.
Meadow Gold JUNIOR DRAG RACE SERIES (April-October)
Firebird offers racing for kids 8 to 17 years of age. The Junior Series will see a track championship awarded to the year-end top finisher on a variety of weekends between April and October. To learn more about what it takes to your son or daughter campaign a 5 horsepower Briggs & Stratton powered Junior, please contact the Firebird track offices to learn more details about the program.
Complete Firebird Event Calendar