NIGHTFIRE NA­TION­ALS: CEL­E­BRAT­ING FIRE­BIRD’S 50TH AN­NIVER­SARY IN BOISE

Drag Racer - - Quarter-mile Update -

THE 46TH PEPSI NIGHTFIRE NA­TION­ALS SAW 35 NITRO CARS COM­PET­ING IN FUNNY CAR, FUEL AL­TERED AND TOP FUEL, PLUS 17 PRO MODS THRILLED THE NEARLY SOLD OUT FRI­DAY AND SATUR­DAY CROWD.

Rain halted the three pro classes. Win­ners will be de­cided at the Cal­i­for­nia Hot Rod Re­union. In Top Fuel: Jim Mur­phey vs. Adam Sorokin; Funny

Car: Ja­son Ru­pert vs. Ryan Hodg­son; Pro Mod: Ed Thor­ton Jr. vs. Mike Mag­gio.

The race also fea­tured an $85,000 purse for the Merid­ian Au­to­mo­tive & Ma­chine Brack­e­teer Se­ries. The nightly Brack­e­teer champs were: Tim Wal­lace, Brad Pat­tan and Tom Clark. The four-night over­all point’s cham­pi­onships were awarded to Brack­e­teer Mike Coltrin, Pro Chad Camp­bell, Heavy Stephanie Frisch, Sled/Bike Zak Pe­draza.

ROBERT GRICE

MATT LEVONAS

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