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Firebird Raceway
Firebird Raceway

RACER ENTRY: 52nd Ignitor

Thu May 04, 2023 - Sun May 07, 2023
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The 52nd Annual Ignitor presented by The Blower Shop returns over the May 5-7 weekend. The Ignitor is the oldest major drag racing event in the northwest featuring the opening stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Nitro Funny Car Series.

Event Details

Firebird Raceway is a full-service NHRA Drag Racing facility offering FUN for your entire FAMILY. By purchasing your tickets online, you will secure an admission credential, along with access to the pit area where all the action takes place. Parking for this event is free.

Beginning in 1968, Firebird today is recognized and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Although the track retains much of its original ambiance, vibe and character, Firebird is a first-class venue that fans of all ages can enjoy. We offer a wide range of delicious food and beverages, along with walk-in merchandise stores full of colorful shirts, sweats, hats and more. Since 1971, the Ignitor has been Firebird's official nitro opener every Spring for better than five decades .

Ignitor Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 4
Gates open: Noon
Gates close: 8 pm

Friday, May 5
Gates open: 8 am
Testing: Noon
Gates close: 8 pm

Saturday, May 6
Gates open: 8 am
Time trial (1): 9 am
Gold Cup eliminations: 11:30 am
Nitro Funny Car qualifying: Noon, 3 pm, 5:30 pm
Concludes: 7:30 pm

Sunday, May 7
Gates open: 8 am
Gold Cup eliminations: 9 am
Nitro Funny Car eliminations: Noon, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Concludes: 6 pm

Ignitor run order: Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro-Open Wheel, Super Pro-Full Bodied, Pro Comp, Sled/Bike.

To request a pre-entry application for the AA/Funny Car Heritage Series class, please email: [email protected]