FIREBIRD CEL­E­BRAT­ING 50 YEARS OF DRAG RACING

Drag Racer - - Update Quarter-mile -

FROM SIM­PLE BEGIN­NINGS, FIREBIRD RACE­WAY HAS ES­TAB­LISHED IT­SELF AS ONE OF THE PRE­EM­I­NENT DRAG RACING FA­CIL­I­TIES IN THE GREAT NORTHWEST. OPEN­ING IN 1968, THE IDAHO RACING COM­PLEX HAS BEEN OP­ER­ATED BY THE NEW FAM­ILY SINCE ITS IN­CEP­TION. Look­ing back, the grand opener was quite a day in Firebird his­tory as the Hemi

Un­der Glass wheel­stander per­formed in front of a crowd so large they had to close the gates when they ran out of park­ing.

Sta­ples on the Firebird drag racing sched­ule in­clude the

Ig­n­i­tor and Night­fire events. Don

Prud­homme was the first Funny

Car cham­pion of Firebird’s oldest event back in 1971. This year’s NAPA

Ig­n­i­tor Nitro Opener will re­turn on May 5-7.

Rec­og­nized as Firebird’s sig­na­ture event, the Pepsi Night­fire Nationals will be staged dur­ing the Aug. 10-13 week­end.

To learn more about Firebird’s golden an­niver­sary sea­son, check out Fire­bir­don­line.com.

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