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Firebird celebrates 50th season with Nightfire Nationals Heritage Series event

In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.
10 Aug 2017
Posted by NHRA.com staff
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In celebration of Firebird Raceway’s historic 50th year, the Nightfire Nationals returns to the famed Idaho track Aug. 11-13 for a race marks a key stop for both Funny Car and Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. Leading the charge will be the two top-ranked teams of Jim Murphy in Top Fuel and Jason Rupert in Funny Car.

The event will also play host to open fields of both AA/Fuel Altereds and Pro Modifieds, along with four Jets and the Outlaw Wheelstander.

An event record 57 pre-entered Professional teams (including 35 nitro cars) will be participating at Firebird’s “signature event” from 18 states and Canada. Qualifying will take place at 2 and 7 pm on Friday followed by the final session at 2 pm on Saturday. First round of eliminations is set for Saturday night at 7 pm. Eliminations continue Sunday at 2 p.m.

Adding significance to Firebird’s “signature event” is the Bracketeer Series, as five sportsman classes will vie for a record $85,000 in payouts throughout the four-day weekend.

Learn more at www.firebirdonline.com or contact the Firebird hotline at 208-938-8986.