The NIGHTFIRE is Idaho’s premiere motorsports event.

The Nightfire returns to Firebird on August 8-11, 2019. Looking back in time, many of the greats have raced at our “Signature Event of the Year”. Drivers like John Force, Don “the Snake” Prudhomme, Ed “the Ace” McCulloch, Tom “the Mongoose” McEwen, “240 Gordie” Bonin and others have collected Nightfire hardware dating back to the beginning.

The drama and excitement of Nitro will be showcased on Friday through Sunday. Professional classes include: AA/Funny Car, AA/Fuel Dragster, AA/Fuel Altered and Pro Modified eliminators. The Nightfire will also showcase the earth-shaking, fire-blasting Jets and the wheelstanding “Outlaw” Stagecoach, too.

Part of a big weekend of racing, Friday is Family Night presented by our friends at The Blower Shop and Idaho’s News Channel 7. Professional qualifying will take place at both 2 and 7 pm, and your ticket is good for both exciting sessions.

Hundreds of racers from 15 states and Canada will battle in the All Access Bracketeer Challenge presented by IWS Sales for a combined purse topping $185,000.

Defending Nightfire champions include:


    AA/Fuel Dragster
    Mendy Fry

  • AA/Funny Car
    Jason Rupert
  • Tater Baker AA/Funny Car
    Shawn Bowen
  • AA/Fuel Altered
    Dan Hix
  • Xtreme Pro Modified
    Ed Thornton Jr.
  • Bracketeer
    Mark Barnhart, Dan Lafferty, Dale Green, Mike Coltrin
  • Pro
    Brandon Umberger, Brandon Umberger, Lucas Hull, Jake Guadagnolo
  • Heavy
    Tom Davis, Zak Pedraza, Bill King, Chris Hopper
  • Sled/Bike
    David Wood, David Wheeler, Paul Vaughn, Don Trafford
  • Bracketeer Consolation
    Shannon Boepple, Justin Cooper, Will Carnell
  • Pro/Heavy Consolation
    Stan Deming, Chris Hall, Andy Schmall
  • Lucas Oil Top Fire Overall (Open Wheel)
    Brad Todd
  • Lucas Oil Full Bodied
    Jeremy Wilson
  • Bracketeer Allstar Dash
    Blu Hayball
  • Pro Allstar Dash
    Brandon Umberger
  • IMS Sales Bracketeer 4-Day Champions
    Mike Coltrin, Brandon Umberger, Joe Witherspoon, David Wood

Tickets will be available and on-sale beginning February 1, 2019, by calling the Firebird hotline at 208 938-8986.