Saturday night, July 22nd, is the date for the Pre-Nightfire Warm Up & Gold Cup races. It’s an action-packed day and night of racing for a multitude of race classes. 

The Pre-Nightfire offers a key stop in the four-race NHRA Division 6 Land of the Leaders Challenge for Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Sled/Bike, Jr. Dragster and Jr. Street.

This event also marks the final opportunity to earn Gold Cup round points for Team Firebird and the Summit E.T. Finals (considering the Nightfire offers daily premium fixed points for SP, Pro & S/B). The 2023 Finals will be staged at Woodburn Dragstrip over Labor Day weekend.



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


Super Pro tech card: $90 online ($100 day of the event)
Pro tech card: $70 online ($80 day of the event)
Sled/Bike tech card: $55 online ($65 day of the event)
Junior Dragster tech card: $40 online ($45 day of the event)
High School or Junior Street tech card: $20 online ($25 day of the event)
Tech card: choice of SM, Alum., Out. St., St. Bike, Fact. Mus., Sup. Shift., St. Trk.: $40 online ($45 day the event)
Annual permanent number/license card: $10


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


Early Bird 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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Defending Pre-Nightfire champions include:

  • Super Pro
    Bob Seamons
  • Pro
    Chris Wingert
  • Sled/Bike
    Jacob Wood
  • Sportsman
    Brandon Hilliard
  • Jr. Dragster
    Journey Morrell
  • Jr. Street
    Miley Raga
  • Outlaw Street
    Ashley Day
  • Street Truck
    Gene Boyett
  • Street Bike
    Scott Grondahl
  • High School
    Kaden Tucker
  • Factory Muscle
    Pam Zollinger
  • Super Shifter
    Richie Pedraza
  • Alumni
    Troy Pecht