Saturday night, July 25th is the Pre-Nightfire Warm Up & Gold Cup races. It’s an action-packed day and night of racing for a multitude of race classes. 

Early bird racer parking will open at 9 am. Time trials will get underway at 12:30 pm, followed by eliminations at 5 pm.

The Pre-Nightfire marks the third stop (of 4) in the NHRA Division 6 Land of the Leaders Challenge for Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Sled/Bike, Jr. Dragster and Jr. Street.



Super Pro (7.00-11.99)
Pro (9.00-13.99)
Sportsman (12.00 and slower)
Sled/Bike (13.99 or quicker)
Junior Dragster (5 – 17 year of age)
Junior Street (13-16 years of age)
High School
Outlaw Street
Street Bike
Factory Muscle
Super Shifter
Street Truck


Super Pro tech card: $65
Pro tech card: $45
Sled/Bike Ftech card: $40
Junior Dragster tech card: $30
High School or Junior Street tech card: $15
Tech card (choice of Alumni, Out. St., St. Bike, Fact. Mus., Sup. Shifter, St. Truck): $30
Annual permanent number/license card: $8


Adult admission: $12
Ages 6-12 admission: $3
Ages 5 & Under: Free


Early Racer Gates Open: 9 am*
Time Trials start at: 12:30 pm
Racing: 5:00 pm
Concludes: 10:30 pm
*note: raceway gates will open for early parking Sat. morning no later than 9 am (or earlier pending line up off of Hwy 16)




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Important Information to read pertaining to our Events

Similar to our early season events, participants and attendees will be asked to comply with the following protocols:

  • Racers and their crew will be required to park according to social distancing guidelines, which means a 6-foot minimum space will be required between all parking spaces.
  • The Firebird team, which includes our staff and officials, will be encouraged to wear face coverings (and gloves where necessary). Additionally, the Firebird team will make regular use of hand sanitizer, conveniently located throughout the facility.
  • Participants and crew members are encouraged to utilize face coverings when away from their pit area transport/trailer.
  • Tech inspection will be available for the race car driver and up to one crew member per entry. Racers and crew person will be encouraged to wear face coverings during Tech inspection.
  • We encourage filling out our ONLINE TECH CARD at your computer and printing to bring to the track.
  • The Race Control Tower will be limited to essential track staff only.
  • All of Firebird’s restrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers, soap, and hand pumice cleaner. Restrooms will be sanitized before, during and at the conclusion of the race day. Free-standing hand sanitizer dispensers are positioned in many key locations for convenient access by staff, racers and crew.
  • Firebird’s Food & Beverage stand will follow all guidelines in place for food service businesses. A limited menu of packaged food items, along with beverages will be available. Condiments will be provided in packets, rather than self-service stations. We recommend that food and beverage orders be taken back to pit area for consumption. The patio picnic tables have been moved to storage until further notice.
  • The Sport Shop will be open and anyone entering the Sport Shop will be required to follow social distancing guidelines, and our staff will be sanitizing surfaces.
  • Social distancing protocols of a minimum of 6 feet will be strictly enforced in the staging lanes and on the starting line. Congregating in groups along the staging lane fence, on the starting line or in the pita area will not be permissible. Our track staff and Firebird Safety Team will closely monitor these areas in order to prevent unauthorized gatherings.
  • Each racer is required to pre-purchase your race number online in advance of the event (if you do not currently maintain a NHRA number).

As we have mentioned in previously (and just as a reminder), the Firebird staff and management encourage everyone to be familiar with each and every policy outlined above. We will respectfully enforce such policies for the safety, health and well being of all of our guests, crew and track staff.

In the event of inclement weather, updates will be available on this site and on our Facebook page.

For more event information, email: [email protected]