Mark your calendars today for the weekend of October 2-6, 2024, which marks the date for the NAPA Auto Parts Halloween Classic.

No other event all season long matches the sheer volume and quantity of racing that takes place during the last major racing stop of the season. Full of all kinds of surprises, the Halloween Classic has become one of Firebird’s grandest happenings.

We can’t wait for the return of trick or treating to kid’s games, along with all the other fun and activities planned for Classic XXXI. If you can only attend one day of the event, Saturday, October 5, 2024, is the big day! We will offer games for the kids, a kid’s costume contest, pumpkin carving, coloring contest, and trick or treating from trailer to trailer thru the pit area. Adults will get an opportunity to show off their costumes (contest) following the conclusion of the Air Show on Sat. night.

The wild Air Firebird Wheelstanding super show returns center-stage on Saturday evening. The event will also crown a Classic Grand Champion, which will pit the major eliminator winners at day’s end Sunday.

The Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout returns, too. The fastest open wheelers will square off with the quickest full bodied rides.

Make your plans today to be a part of our final major event of the season, Classic #31 this coming October. Here’s a quick video flashback from our 30th Anniversary weekend in 2023 (below).

Defending Classic champions include:

  • Classic Grand Champion/Heavy
    Matt Roderick
  • Super Pro
    Aaron Broncho
  • Pro
    Shannon Campbell
  • Sportsman
    Tyler Rush
  • Sled/Bike
    Jesse May
  • Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout Champion/Full-Bodied
    Tom McGuire
  • Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout/Open Wheel
    Todd Coltrin
  • Super Roller
    Trevor Harkema/Cody Hiatt
  • No Box Hi Roller
    Richard Rush/Luke Arneson
  • No Box/Gambler
    Jarid Fuller/Zak Pedraza
  • Sled/Bike Gambler
    Brady Jenkins/Mathew Fredericks
  • Air Firebird Wheelstanding Champions
    Steve Stuart/Tracy Hawker
  • Club Grand Champion
    Tyler Rush
  • Junior Dragster-Saturday
    MacKenzie Higgins, Austin DuBose, Kenley Pracht, Camryn Stocker, Ava Olivarez, Summer Field
  • Junior Lightning
    Braxton Bann
  • Junior Thunder
    Rexton Bird
  • Last Chance
    Valerie Jo Hodson
  • Sled/Bike Gambler
    Travis Washburn

Special Awards

  • Bader Family Founder’s Award – Robert Glembocki and famiy
  • Best Appearing Car – Kelly Thelen
  • Best Appearing Open Wheel – Ray Gaetz
  • Best Appearing Altered/Roadster – Ted Anno
  • Best Appearing Bike – Clay Pollitt
  • Best Appearing Jr. Dragster – Braxton Bann, Lewiston
  • Long Distance – Brent & Valerie Jo Hodson, Woodbury, Tenn., 2,004 miles
  • Top Gun Open Wheel Low Qualifier – Lee Petty, 4.06.
  • Top Gun Full Bodied Low Qualifier – Rod Belsham, 4.41.
  • Best Decorated Pit Area – Leann Day (Circus), Heap Herders (Saloon City), Robert Glembocki (Castle), Phelps/Nations (Lightning McQueen and Mater-Radiator Springs), Kristi Shawver (Red-Light Grave Yard) and Linda Panunzio (Haunted Scene).
  • Best Decorated Vehicles – Katy Phelps (Lightning McQueen), Bryce Perkins (Nightmare Before Christmas) and Jed Dubach (Snoopy Golf Cart).
  • Best Appearing Staff Costumes – Bryan Smith (Honest Abe), Kyle Jones (Hulk Hogan), Misty Kramer (Hunter), Jason Humphries (Joker), Gary Himes (Scarecrow) and Dennis Law (Popeye).
  • Costume Contest (Adults) – Funniest: Zack Fuller (Big Judy), Most Original: Waterman, Bann & Holbrook (Willow family), Couples: Tami Shaffer & Nanette Cox (Barbie & Ken), Sexiest: Sara Fifelski (French Maid), Honorable Mention: Dory Hooper (Papa Smurf) and Lindsey Judy (Harley Quinn).