The New Crew at Firebird Raceway outside of Boise, Idaho, has completed upgrades and improvements at the facility, work that began Firebird following the final event of the season in late-October.
A-1 Quality Concrete, earned the bid to handle the concrete finishing, which involved 220 tons of concrete over a 430-foot distance from behind the starting line and down track to create a full concrete surface "wall to wall" to the 600-foot mark.
Additionally, this Fall new asphalt went into several pit area roadways and at the head of staging. Compulink also installed the new TruSTART system and added start-line dial in boards.
Dedicated to further enhancing the Firebird facility, general manager Scott New said, “My two brothers John and Brad, along with everyone in the New family are committed to providing racers and our fans a better place to race each and every season. As we countdown to our celebration of 50 years in drag racing in 2017, we are excited about reaching a new milestone in Idaho motorsports.”
The 2017 season schedule will be highlighted by the track's 47th annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor, which is aligned with both the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series in Division 6 and the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series on May 5-7, 2017. The track’s signature event, the 46th Pepsi Nightfire Nationals, will return August 10-13, 2017.