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GRAND NATIONAL ROADSTER SHOW KICKS OFF 2015 INDOOR SHOW SEASON!
Pomona, California...NASCAR has Daytona, NHRA the U.S. Nationals, and obviously there isn't a need for an introduction when talking about the Indy 500 - it is the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. In the world of ISCA Championship Shows, the granddaddy has to be the Grand National Roadster Show staged in Pomona, Calif., on the same hallowed grounds of both the NHRA Winternationals and World Finals. Held inside and outside the L.A. County Fairplex expansive complex, hundreds of cars come from around the country to show off all the latest builds, creations and designs.
Celebrating 66 years in 2015, the Roadster Show was another knockout affair. From eighteen (yes, 18!!!) different cars gunning for the title of America's Most Beautiful Roadster to all kinds of other stuff, it was another show "for the ages". Originally recognized as the Oakland Roadster Show when it was hosted at the Oakland Coliseum, today it has climbed many, many notches in national significance and stature.
Proud to be aligned by the ISCA dating back to 1973, the O'Reilly Boise Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires is one of several stops during the January to April show season. We're looking forward to hosting our show at Expo Idaho on March 12-15. If Pomona is any indication of what 2015 is going to be like, you'd best brace yourself for one amazing year of fun!
Pictured above, Portland's Greg Meyer was one of the many AMBR contenders with his thirteen year build. The `34 Chevy roadster had one of the most colorful displays on the main floor. The car was built by the A & M Deluxe Customs, which also constructed the `39 Chevy coupe called "Halo" for Jerry Kjensrud, who won the Goldmark in Boise in 2013.
FIREBIRD RELEASES EXCITING LINE-UP EVENTS FOR 48TH SEASON OF NHRA DRAG RACING
Click on the Schedule Button at top of page for the 2015 Calendar!
We have been extra busy this off-season putting all the final pieces in place for what promises to be one of the best schedules in Firebird history. We’re excited to give everyone a chance to block out your favorite events before the official printed version hits your mail box in a month or so.
The color hard-copy brochure is currently being finished, which you’ll be able to keep at your home, in your car and/or your office.
Starting in late-March and continuing through October, we feel the 2015 Schedule offers a wonderful array of quality family-orientated and action-packed events.
Headlined by the grand daddy of `em all, the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals returns August 13th-16th. The planning wheels are already in motion for what is promising to be an extra special weekend of racing as we continue our alliance with the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series. From the day the Nightfire ended last August, we have been steadfastly putting all the ingredients together for what is shaping up to be one of the largest events of its kind in Idaho racing history. The Nightfire will feature AA/Funny Cars, AA/Fuel Dragsters, Pro Modified Doorslammers, and the nationally-acclaimed Bracketeer Series. Without question, this race will continue to earn the right to be recognized as Firebird’s “signature event” this August.
Many recognizable and highly popular events return to the Firebird racing docket ranging from the Fairly Reliable Bob’s Club Challenge Series to the United Dairymen High School & Alumni Championships starting in the Spring and wrapping up in September.
We are also thrilled to jump start the Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series with the longest-running major drag racing meet better known as the Ignitor. The 45th Anniversary Nitro Opener, which is called the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor will help kick-start our major event calendar. The race will feature an open-qualified field of AA/Funny Cars, as racers earn important points in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series at the first stop following the prestigious March Meet in Bakersfield. In addition to all the NHRA traditional classes from Comp through Super Street, Gold Cup racing will be offered in Firebird’s four core categories of Super Pro, Pro, Heavy and Sportsman. All four champions will take home NHRA Wally trophies.
For the first time since 2011, we are excited to be the host track for the Summit E.T. Finals, which will be at Firebird over Labor Day weekend. Hundreds of racers from tracks around the northwest and Canada will take up residency at Firebird from September 2-6, 2015.
Looking a little further down the road, the major event schedule will close with a bang, too, as the NAPA Halloween Classic XXII returns on October 7th-11th.
Last but certainly not least, be sure and mark the dates March 12th-15th on your planning calendar, too. The O’Reilly Auto Parts Boise Roadster Show presented by Les Schwab Tires always helps to kick off the automotive calendar in the Treasure Valley at Expo Idaho. Best of all, Firebird will have a booth in the show again this year and you can learn all the latest news and information as the countdown kicks into gear for the fast approaching race season.
So don’t wait any longer, go ahead and click on the Schedule button at the top of our website or you can preview the SCHEDULE to see the entire, simplified version of the 2015 Calendar of Events in greater detail. Enjoy!
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