Saturday night, July 24th 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. Racing will continue until 10:30 pm.

The Pre-Nightfire marks the fourth 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 (11.99 or quicker)
Pro (7.50-13.99)
Sportsman (12.00 and slower)
Sled/Bike (13.99 or quicker)
Junior Dragster (5 – 17 year olds)
Jr. Street (13 – 16 year olds)
Outlaw Street (muffled, DOT-Street Tires)
Street Truck (muffled, DOT-Street Tires)
Super Shifter (stick shift)
Factory Muscle (2004 and newer, Detroit cars)
High School (11.00 and slower, High School i.d., non-restricted driver’s license)
Alumni (10.00 and slower)


Super Pro (online): $80; day of event: $90
Pro (online): $65; day of event: $75
Sled/Bike (online): $45; day of event: $50
Junior Dragster (online): $35; day of event: $40
High School or Junior Street (online): $15; day of event: $20
Alumni, Outlaw Street, Factory Muscle, Street Truck, Street Bike, Super Shifter (online): $35; day of event: $40
Test only (online): $80 (SP), $65 (Pro), $45 (S/B), $35 (SM)
Annual permanent number/license card (online): $8; day of event: $10


Adults (online): $13; day of event: $15
Ages 6-12: $5
Ages 5 & Under: Free


Racer early gate opening: 9 am
Spectator gates opens: Noon
Racing: 5:00 pm
Concludes: 10:30 pm


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(Fill-In and Printable Tech Card link)

TECH CARD: As a convenience to both you and Firebird’s tech team, please completely fill out the .pdf form on your computer (click on hyperlink above, both sides) and print. Please bring printed copy to this event to expedite the inspection process.