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Firebird Raceway

RACER ENTRY: Ignitor Opener

Thu Apr 29, 2021 - Sun May 02, 2021

The 50th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet returns over the May 1-2 weekend. The Ignitor is the oldest major drag racing event in the Pacific 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 five decades .

In accordance with Firebird's Health and Safety Plan, physical and social distancing will be encouraged throughout the facility including the grandstands. Make yourself familiar with our protocols on the Firebird website:

Ignitor Gold Cup Flyer:

Ignitor Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 29
Gates open: Noon
Gates close: 8 pm

Friday, April 30
Gates open: 8 am
Testing: Noon
Gates close: 8 pm

Saturday, May 1
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 2
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, Sled/Bike.

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