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SPECTATOR TICKETS: 52nd Ignitor Nitro Opener

Fri May 05, 2023 - Sun May 07, 2023
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The 52nd Annual Ignitor Nitro Opener returns May 5, 6 & 7, 2023. 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 .

Spectator Hours
Friday, May 5
Test Day starting at noon

Saturday, May 6
Spectator gates open: 9 am
Nitro Funny Car qualifying: Noon, 3 pm, 5:30 pm
Concludes: 7 pm

Sunday, May 7
Spectator gates open: 9 am
Nitro Funny Car eliminations: Noon, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Concludes: 5 pm

Racer registration and crew passes will be available online (separate of spectator tickets) starting in mid-March.