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