UNITED DAIRYMEN SPRING HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
High School #1
Kaden Fagen, Weiser High, .011, 15.76 (15.73 dial) 87.26 def. Jacob Rogers, Middleton High, .083, 13.11 (12.99 dial) 101.84.
Semi-Bryne Bowins, Meridian High.
Quarter-Wayne Johnson, Mtn. View High, Douglas Hessenthaler, Renaissance High.
High School #2
James Thowart, Middleton High, .452, 16.39 (16.30 dial) 84.92 def. Rene Coddens, Eagle High, -.010 redlight, 17.11 (17.15 dial) 82.84.
Semi-Jacob Geier, Columbia High, Madison Fetty, Middleton High.
Quarter-Brandon Johnson, Middleton High, Garrett Schofield, Emmett High, Dakota Weston, Emmett High.
Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .204, 10.45 (10.41 dial) 127.26 def. Mike Toal, Meridian, -.109 redlight, 13.07 (12.76 dial) 115.91.
Semi-Rocky Nelson, Nampa, Mike Ritz, Boise.
Quarter-Ryan Resinkin, Emmett, Joe Witherspoon, Caldwell, Noel Burkovsky, Boise.
David Meimann, Middleton, .095, 14.38 (14.27 dial) 93.31 def. Mark Baird, Boise, .072, 16.74 (16.60 dial) 82.37.
Semi-Judd Trolard, Fruitland, Ashton Davis, Middleton.
Quarter-Brent Downing, Weiser, David Wesely, Kuna, Nick Ragsdale, Boise, Nick Phillips, Weiser.
Michael Jaggers, Middleton, .005, 8.68 (8.67 dial) 73.01 def. Casey Youngstrom, Caldwell, .284, 11.74 (12.04 dial) 50.70.
Semi-Paige Harris, Meridian.
Quarter-Andres Chavez, Nampa, Jessica Seguira, Caldwell, Alexis Pisca, Caldwell.
Don Trafford, Nampa, .074, 9.50 (9.54 dial) 143.90 def. Liz Micheletty, Kuna, -.061 redlight, 9.93 (9.89 dial) 142.63.
Semi-Scott Grondahl, Nampa.
Quarter-Mike Smith, Kuna, John Lininger, Boise, Dave Allen, Meridian.
Sarah Mason, Meridian, .246, 10.21 (10.17 dial) 130.47 def. Martin Porreca, Boise, -.019 redlight, 13.36 (13.39 dial) 94.08.
Semi-Richard Lally, Boise, David Meimann, Middleton.
Quarter-Brady Jesser, Boise, Rob Coddens, Eagle, Tom Ash, Meridian, Mike Ritz, Boise.
Ashton Davis, Middleton, .052, 18.32 (18.23 dial) 70.42 def. Nick Phillips, Weiser, .269, 15.82 (15.76 dial) 86.88.
Semi-Richard Zollinger, Nampa.
Quarter-Chad Foruria, Emmett, Rene Coddens, Eagle.
Mike Smith, Kuna, .097, 16.13 (16.18 dial) 85.21 def. Mike Dome, Boise, .130, 14.25 (14.34 dial) 92.64.
Semi-Pam Zollinger, Nampa.
Quarter-Stephanie Meimann, Middleton, Deborah Anderson, Long Beach, Wash., Zeke Johnson, Nampa.
Glen Phillips, Middleton, .236, 16.82 (12.67 dial) 66.06 def. Jonathan Palmer, -.019 redlight, 13.65 (13.67 dial) 101.52.
Semi-Todd Martell, Boise.
Quarter-Tom Hopper, Jamieson, Ore., Rich Pedraza, Boise.
FAIRLY RELIABLE BOB’S CLUB CHALLENGE SERIES #1 RESULTS
Club Bracket #1
Shannan Compton-Gaynor, Not About The Money, .081, 11.28 (11.27 dial) 114.32 def. Tim Shaw, Melba Outlaws, .151, 10.26 (10.26 dial) 130.03.
Semi-Bill Muchow, Melba Outlaws.
Quarter-Kevin Petty, Mopar Mafia, Lynn Johnston, Melba Outlaws, Phillip Comegys, PSI Racing.
Club Bracket #2
Lisa Johnson, Naughty Girls, .031, 12.07 (11.99 dial) 111.11 def. Sharlene Lancaster, Melba Outlaws, .091, 11.62 (11.50 dial) 111.51.
Semi-Chris Jaggers, PSI Racing.
Quarter-Terol Rasmussen, Melba Outlaws, Nick Marsala, The Barons, Debbie Phillips, Naughty Girls.
Club Bracket #3
David Meimann (pictured above), Modern Rodders, .128, 13.22 (13.21 dial) 107.01 def. Travis Sterling, Melba Outlaws, .047, 13.04 (13.06 dial) 95.54.
Semi-Glenn Watts, Not About The Money.
Quarter-Ashton Davis, Team Suckafish, Annette Shumway, Hot Shots, Kenny Ray Richey Jr., Flying Brick.
Club Bracket #4
Eric Anderson, Venom Racing, .072, 13.50 (13.34 dial) 96.81 def. Janet Barrett, PSI Racing, .494, 13.54 (13.53 dial) 101.02.
Semi-Jacob Rogers, Mopars Unlimited.
Quarter-Jason Shipp, Flying Brick, Sean Piper, Outsiders.
Club Bracket #5
Danielle Booher (pictured above), Modern Rodders, .120, 15.50 (15.44 dial) 92.32 def. Jim Bennett, Mopar Mafia, .070, 16.38 (16.40 dial) 81.00.
Semi-Sabra Rasmussen, Melba Outlaws.
Quarter-Kevin Griffin, 3800 Club, Mike Huetson, Down n Dirty.
SUNDAY: STINKER SEASON OPENER TITLES COLLECTE BY BARNHART, THOMAS, RUSH, BIEBUYCK AND BURKE
Results from the Stinker Stores Season Opener at Firebird on Sunday, April 19, 2015:
Mark Barnhart, Emmett, .030 reaction time, 7.66 elaped time (7.64 dial in) 161.05 miles per hour def. Jim Cox, Weiser, .077 r.t., 8.74 (8.72 dial) 144.27.
Quarter-Rayce Kidd, Mike Coltrin.
Eighth-Cody Hiatt, Sean Shaffer, Marissa Kidd, Mark Kidd
Jason Thomas, Meridian, .065 r.t., 10.20 (10.19 dial) 130.28 def. Doug Wikfors, Eagle, .037 r.t., 11.46 (11.47 dial) 114.02.
Semi-David Deming, Richard Rush.
Quarter-Alison Burnop, Levi Burlile, Stan Deming.
Eighth-Greg Sabatino, Tom Davis, Chad Campbell, Trevor Murdock, Shane Bernal, Randy Mayer, Carl Youngstrom.
Tyler Rush, Star, .011 r.t., 13.17 (13.15 dial) 91.19 def. Lucas Hull, Middleton, .059 r.t., 12.13 (12.16 dial) 111.95.
Semi-Kristi Shawver, Adam Wurtz.
Quarter-Tiffany Burger, Lynde Fischer, Troy McDonald, Ron Wurtz.
Eighth-Susan Wikfors, Rich Davis, Stephanie Meimann, Ashton Davis, Amanda Luckow, Mike Ritz, #391.
Isaac Biebuyck, Nampa, .079 r.t., 10.55 (10.50 dial) 118.89 def. David Wood, Eagle, -.013 redlight, 10.00 (9.91 dial) 129.25.
Semi-Chase Bittick, Jacob Wood.
Quarter-Craig Jensen, Ashton Davis, Dave Allen.
Carl Youngstrom, Caldwell, .057 r.t., 9.59 (9.60 dial) 139.44 def. Randy Mayer, -.016 r.t., 10.01 (10.05 dial) 132.80.
Semi-Kevin Petty, Ron Wurtz.
Quarter-Bruce Glascock, Phyllis May, Denise Clark, T.J. Smith.
Levi Burke, Bates, Ore., .031 r.t., 8.06 (7.99 dial) 72.17 def. Casey Youngstrom, Caldwell, .325, 10.36 (10.35 dial) 62.24.
Quarter-Layne Fiscus, Andres Chavez, Ty Sasser.
Ryan Resinkin, Emmett, .094 r.t., 10.94 (10.87 dial) 119.90 def. Dan Hurlbert, Eagle, .035 r.t. 12.14 (12.15 dial) 107.15.
Quarter-Brady Jesser, Noel Burkovsky, Joseph Karnes.
Mike Smith, Kuna, .158, 11.95 (11.91 dial) 109.72 def. Gerard Stanberry, Boise, -.104 redlight, 9.54 (9.49 dial) 142.87.
Quarter-Jay Mendes, John Lininger.
Ryan Resinkin, Emmett, .009 r.t., 10.91 (10.90 dial) 122.10 def. Gary Kruger, Nampa, -.051 redlight, 12.65 (12.70 dial) 104.30.
Semi-Kristi Shawver, John Burke Jr.
Quarter-Kristin Forrey, Brady Jesser, #W608.
Richie Pedraza, Boise, .019r.t. 12.34 (11.65 dial) 115.83 def. Glen Phillips, Middleton, -.017 redlight, 12.87 (12.87 dial) 107.78.
Semi-Jonathan Palmer, Jason Waites.
Quarter-Dylan Robinson, Richard Pedraza, Terra Keller.
SATURDAY: SCHMALL, DEMING, DAVIS, DOWNARD AND JAGGERS SCORE WINS 12TH ANNUAL SEASON OPENER
Results from the Stinker Stores Season Opener on Saturday, April 18, 2015:
Andy Schmall, .011 r.t., 11.02 (10.83 dial) 100.31 def. Dan Lafferty, Wendell, -.001 redlight, 7.44 (7.38 dial) 166.85.
Quarter-Tom Elliott, Tom Malicki.
Eighth-Mike Scarpelli, Steve Reynolds, Marissa Kidd, Rod Page, Blu Hayball.
Stan Deming, Nampa, .021 r.t., 10.50 (10.52 dial) 122.79 def. Jerry Hodges, .049 r.t., 10.19 (10.22 dial) 127.20.
Semi-Glenn Watts, Madison Eden.
Quarter-Andy Strunk, Brent Borchers, Trevor Murdock.
Eighth-Sue Reynolds, Jim Coryat, Rick Sayers, Chad Campbell, Larry Hale, Dan Tuttle, Levi Burlile.
Terry Downard, Plumer, winner by default def. Michael Larson, Nampa, disqualified.
Semi-Stephanie Meimann, Joseph Karnes.
Quarter-Jonathan Palmer, Jeff Fetty, David Meimann.
Eighth-Luke Jacobson, Lynde Fischer, Steve Wingert, Shannon Dougal, Glen Phillips, Lee Zimmerman.
Ashton Davis, Middleton, .103 r.t., 13.04 (12.98 dial)-91.42 defeated David Kletzien, Boise, .025 r.t., 9.51 (9.49 dial) 139.01.
Semi-Chad Hofert, Don Trafford.
Quarter-Gerard Stanberry, Deb Bittick, Craig Jensen.
Doug Wikfors, Eagle, .054 r.t., 11.50 (11.49 dial) 113.57 def. Ron Wurtz, Caldwell, .149, 12.57 (12.56 dial) 99.94.
Semi-Marcia Randall, Kevin Petty.
Quarter-Joel Schneewels, Doug Wikfors, Greg Buckert, Ed May.
Michael Jaggers, Middleton, .004 r.t., 8.70 (8.74 dial) 70.45, defeated Harley Hawker, Wellsville, Utah, .370 r.t., 12.80 (12.96 dial) 47.87.
Quarter-Layne Fiscus, Ty Sasser, Mayson Hawker.
Rex Petersen, Boise, .003 r.t., 12.24 (12.00 dial) 107.27 def. Dan Hurlbert, Eagle, .234 r.t., 12.22 (12.16 dial) 109.66.
Quarter-Shannon Dougal, Debbie Phillips.
Gerard Stanberry, Boise, .048 r.t., 9.51 (9.53 dial) 144.34 def. David Kletzien, Boise, .062, 9.47 (9.51 dial) 147.13.
Quarter-Jay Mendes, Mike Smith.
Ryan Resinkin, Emmett, .160 r.t., 10.92 (10.98 dial) 116.71 def. Ryan Miller, Boise, .104, 14.80 (14.87 dial) 92.85.
Semi-Brady Jesser, Kristin Forrey.
Quarter-Rob Coddens, Ricky Johnson, Terry Downard.
Judd Trolard, Fruitland, .100 r.t., 14.55 (14.60 dial) 93.91 def. Todd Martell, Boise, -.104 redlight, 12.64 (12.55 dial) 98.19.
Quarter-Terra Keller, Jonathan Palmer.
Positively beautiful weather made for a post card perfect day of testing for a wide variety of cars, trucks, dragsters, roadsters, sport compacts, motorcycles, sleds and junior dragsters. With temperatures in the mid-50’s under cloud free skies, quite a number of racers not only nailed down career quickest performances, but a big number of competitors joined the 100 MPH Club, too. The race on April 12th marked the final Pre-Season Test Day, which was presented by Larry H. Miller Subaru, as all eyes focus on the Stinker Stores Season Opener, which is set for April 18-19.
SPRING WARM UP & SWAP MEET
The 21st edition of the American Classifieds Spring Warm Up & Swap Meet attracted quite a turnout of racers, vendors, buyers and fans. In fact, vendors came from nine states and Idaho to sell, trade, barter parts, cars and collectibles during the first weekend of April. Following a party cloudy and breezy opening on Friday, skies dawned rather dark and ominous as a brief morning shower paved the way for broken skies, which arrived by afternoon.
Quite an array of racers attended the second of three pre-season test days. With temperatures in the mid-50’s, the day proved to be very quick as most everyone carded between five and seven laps by day’s end. The last day to test before the Stinker Season Opener will take place on Sun., April 12th.
2015 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT’S SERIES
GOLD CUP RACING dates back to 1971 when Firebird awarded Track Championships for the very first time. Fast forward some forty plus years to today and we honestly couldn’t be any more excited than we are right now for the 2015 season. It has all the makings of being one of the best ever. We take pride in offering Gold Cup Championship racing on a variety of dates for Super Pro, Pro, Sled/Bike & Sportsman, in addition to Junior Dragster eliminator. We’d like to pass along our appreciation to Boise Muffler for endorsing the 2015 Season-End Championship. At the same time, special thanks to eliminator sponsors: Kidd Performance & Dyno, Performance Solutions, and United Oil for their commitment to the Firebird racing program.
Additionally Firebird will field of team of 60 racers at the Summit E.T. Finals, which will be hosted by Firebird over Labor Day weekend. The top 60 racers from Firebird will compete against race teams from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, British Columbia, and Alberta, for the Divisional championship.
Gold Cup racing starts in April and continues through October.
Good luck to everyone pursuing Gold Cup titles this season. If this past year is any indication of what great drag racing is all about, we can’t wait to see how the new season unfolds in the coming weeks and months.
Your friends, The NEW CREW
2015 GOLD CUP PURSE
Super Pro Eliminator (Entry fee: $60 – 7.00–11.99)
Guaranteed Purse based on number of entries:
$750 to win, $300 runner-up, $100 semi, quarter $40 (39 & more)
$650 to win, $300 runner-up, $100 semi (33–38 entries)
$550 to win, $275 runner-up, $80 semi (28–32 entries)
$450 to win, $225 runner-up, $60 semi (23–27 entries)
$400 to win, $200 runner-up, $50 semi (19–22 entries)
$350 to win, $150 runner-up, $40 semi (15–18 entries)
$300 to win, $125 runner-up, $30 semi (12–14 entries)
$250 to win, $100 runner-up (9–11 entries)
(8 or fewer entries will be Compensating Guaranteed Pro-Rated Purse)
Pro Eliminator (Entry fee: $40 – 9.00–13.99)
Guaranteed Purse based on number of entries:
$500 to win, $250 runner-up, $60 semi, $45 quarter (56 & more)
$450 to win, $200 runner-up, $50 semi, $35 quarter (50–55 entries)
$400 to win, $175 runner-up, $50 semi, $25 quarter (44–49 entries)
$400 to win, $175 runner-up, $50 semi (38–43 entries)
$375 to win, $175 runner-up, $25 semi (33–37 entries)
$300 to win, $150 runner-up, $25 semi (28–32 entries)
(27 or fewer entries will be Compensating Guaranteed Pro-Rated Purse)
Sportsman Eliminator (Entry fee: $30 – 12.00 & Slower)
$100 to win, $40 runner-up, $30 semi
Sled/Bike Eliminator (Entry fee: $35 – 7.50–14.99)
Guaranteed Purse based on number of entries:
$250 to win, $100 runner-up, $50 semi (21 & more)
$200 to win, $80 runner-up, $40 semi (17 – 20 entries)
$125 to win, $50 runner-up, $30 semi (13 – 16 entries)
$100 to win, $40 runner-up, $20 semi (9 – 12 entries)
$75 to win, $30 runner-up (7 – 8 entries)
(6 or fewer entries will award plaques to winner & runner-up)
In the event that adverse weather or unfavorable economic conditions drastically reduce entry counts in SP, Pro or SB, purses may be pro-rated accordingly.
Junior Dragster (Entry fee: $25 – NHRA membership required)
Trophy (Entry fee: $30 – 11.00–slower)
2015 BOISE MUFFLER
GOLD CUP POINTS YEAR-END BONUS
KIDD PERFORMANCE & DYNO SUPER PRO ELIMINATOR
5th Place.. ROC..150.00..TROPHY
6th Place.. ROC..TROPHY
PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS PRO ELIMINATOR
5th Place.. ROC..150.00..TROPHY
6th Place.. ROC..TROPHY
UNITED OIL SPORTSMAN ELIMINATOR
5th Place.. ROC..TROPHY
6th Place.. ROC..TROPHY
5th Place.. ROC (& 6th)..TROPHY
ROC=Top 6 Qualify for Race of Champions Qualifier at the Team Finals
JUNIOR DRAGSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNIOR CHAMPION..JACKET..$150 SAVINGS BOND..TROPHY
2nd Place..$100 SAVINGS BOND..TROPHY
BOISE MUFFLER GOLD CUP ELIMINATORS
KIDD PERFORMANCE & DYNO SUPER PRO ELIMINATOR…For all vehicles running 7.00-11.99, optional staging-full tree (.5 tenths-electronics permitted). Dial-in’s (as outlined above) are required to fall within these ET breaks. Firebird will run eliminations utilizing the Compulink Crosstalk program. Both top lights will fire at the same time in eliminations, which will allow the faster car to cross-over on their side of the Christmas tree, since a shield is in place from the top bulbs down. As the quicker car, if you do not wish to crossover, Crosstalk off (N) is indicated by a minus sign on the scoreboard in front of your dial in (ie: 8.25N for the faster car) and the Christmas tree will countdown in standard sequence.
PEFORMANCE SOLUTIONS PRO ELIMINATOR (or HEAVY)…For all vehicles running 9.00-13.99, optional staging-full Christmas tree (.5 tenths-electronics not permitted). Dial-in’s (as outlined above) are required to fall within these ET breaks.
UNITED OIL SPORTSMAN ELIMINATOR…For all vehicles running 12.00-slower, optional staging-full tree (.5 tenths-electronics not permitted). Dial-in’s (as outlined above) are required to fall within these ET breaks. Per Division 6 policy, starting line two-steps are not permitted in the Sportsman class. No transbrakes.
SLED/BIKE ELIMINATOR… Open to all bikes and drag sleds running 7.50-14.99, optional staging-split tree (.5 Full//.4 Pro-electronics not permitted). The Sled/Bike Points Series will be contested at the specified Gold Cup race dates. Note: all regular Sled/Bike racers will be required to maintain a legible Dial-In/Number board or plate throughout season.
JUNIOR DRAGSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
Firebird will offer a class for Junior racers this season. The class will be known as Junior Dragster. Trophies will be awarded for first and second in class at Junior events. Note: All Junior race cars must attach Dial-In Boards to the car, so that it is clearly visible to the Tower. Courtesy staging recommended, not required.
Trainee (age 5); Youth (age 6-7) outlined in the NHRA Junior Dragster Rule Book.
Ages 8 and 9 (Minor 12.90-Up)*; dial-in restricted to 12.90 or slower at any event. A birth certificate is required for a ‘first year’ 8 year old competitor unless participant has, in hand, a valid NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League participant card and Jr. Drag Racing League membership card. Any racer running quicker than a 12.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker than a 12.70 ET again at the same event, car and driver will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any racer running quicker than a 12.50 ET at any time during an event regardless of car (whether in competition or testing) will be immediately disqualified for the remainder of the event. So be extra careful in experimenting with new engine/equipment at any event. The above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether the infraction(s) occur during time trials or eliminations.
Ages 10 to 12 (Major 8.90-Up)*; dial-in restricted to 8.90 or slower at any event. Any 10- to 12-year old racer running quicker than an 8.70 ET at any time during an event will receive one warning. If the same racer runs quicker than an 8.70 ET again at the same event, car and driver will be disqualified for the remainder of the event. Any racer running quicker than an 8.50 ET at any time during an event will be immediately disqualified for the remainder of the event. The above penalties will be imposed regardless of whether the infraction(s) occur during time trials or eliminations.
Age 13 to 17 (Advanced 7.90-Up); dial-in restricted to 7.90 or slower at any event. Breakout rules apply. During time trials/qualifying, any run between 85.00 and 89.99 will not be disqualified. However, any run over 85.00 mph in eliminations is immediate DQ. Any run over 89.99 at any time is a DQ. A run between 7.50 and 7.699 gets one warning. Another run under 7.70 is a DQ. Any run under 7.50 is an automatic DQ. To race at the advanced level (down to 7.90 ET), Firebird requires minimum of one full year of Junior driving experience. If a driver has no previous experience in Jr. Drag Racing, the driver must successfully demonstrate driving proficiency (singles).
Flags are mandatory on all Junior Dragsters when ever they are being towed or moved. Flags may be removed in your pit area and at the head of the staging lanes near the starting line. They must be replaced in the recovery area as you arrive to retrieve your Junior entry.
SUMMIT E.T. FINALS – “Wouldn’t EIGHT be GREAT!”
TEAM FIREBIRD… A total of 60 racers will qualify to compete for Team Firebird at the Summit E.T. Finals on Sept 3-6, at Fireibrd. Registered racers will earn points throughout the season, with the final qualifying stop set for August 16. At the conclusion of this event, qualifiers will be accepted to join our Team from each class as follows: SUPER PRO-14, PRO-20, SLED/BIKE-6, SPORTSMAN-10, HIGH SCHOOL-2, and JUNIORS (8 top point finishers).
For those of you who may not have competed before, the Summit E.T. Finals is one of the most prestigious NHRA sportsman events of the entire season. The race offers more than $40,000 in prize money, along with contingencies, NHRA Gold Cards, and Wally trophies.
DIVISIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS…The qualifiers for the Race of Champions (“a special race within a race” on Saturday) will be comprised of the top 6 finishers in SP, PRO, SLED/BIKE and SM. This R.O.C. on Saturday pits the top finishing racers in the Northwest Division. Should a tie occur following the final event on August 16, the following tie-breaker method (if necessary) will decide the finishing order. First tie-break: number of Gold Cup races you have competed in, second tie-break: most number of wins during season, Third tie-break: most number of runner-ups, etc.
SUMMIT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS…Each champion during Saturday’s Race of Champions will earn a spot in the Summit National Championships in Pomona, CA, in November. All winners (SP, PRO, SLED/BIKE & SM) will earn $3,500 for making the trip to the Finals at the L.A. Country Fairplex. All four racers will have an opportunity to run for $5,000 to win in all four classes. One racer from each of the 7 NHRA Divisions (7 racers per class) will qualify for this season-closing race.
GOLD CUP POINTS RACE INFORMATION
POINTS…The Gold Cup Championship Series is offered at selected dates throughout the 2015 season. To run the series, a registration fee is accessed and the deadline for registering and receiving points for the duration of the season is May 31, 2015 (after which you’ll receive points from the date forward of when you register). These events are set-up with 16 pts. for entering/qualifying and 10 pts. per round won. To calculate your points, should you win a 6 round event, you would give yourself 16 pts. to enter and 60 pts. (6 rounds), then add the two together for a race total of 76 points for that event.
To earn entry points at a Gold Cup event, the registered driver/rider must purchase an entry at the front gates, go through tech, have tech card processed, and subsequently follow around to the start-line with the intent to race on that day/weekend of Gold Cup competition. Should misfortune strike and you break, you will still receive your entry points. If you break prior to this, no points will be awarded. In addition, if you break as noted above and do not appear in the first round of eliminations (where round pts. are officially tabulated), you will need to secure a “Broken Points Card” from Sport Shop, fill it out and turn it into a Firebird Tech Official, to receive your entry points.
PREMIUM POINTS…Racers at the NAPA Ignitor in April will receive a fixed 31 premium points; and at the Halloween Classic (31 prem. pts.). Each premium point’s day will also count towards your Championship Attendance Points (explained below).
CHAMPIONSHIP ATTENDANCE POINTS…Based on the number of times you race at Firebird this season, you’ll be rewarded with bonus points applying in SP, Pro & SB based on: 3 events – 25 pts., 6 events – 25 pts., 9 events – 25 pts., and 12 events – 25 pts. In Sportsman, you’ll receive bonus points through 9 events (not 12).
W-9 TAX FORM…Should you have the good fortune of earning more than $600 (either cumulative throughout the season or at one event), you will be required to fill out and submit a W-9 tax form to Firebird prior to disbursement of payout.
LADDERS FOR ELIMINATIONS…Using the Compulink timing system, ladders will be established by a variety of options. Ladders may be created based on reaction time of winning racers or how close a racer runs to his or her dial-in. We’ll mix it up throughout the season to add a little variety to our ladder system.
JUNIOR POINTS SERIES
POINTS…The Junior Championship at Firebird will follow the same layout as our companion Gold Cup program. Regular events will offer 16 pts. to enter, 10 per round win. The only difference is in the bonus races, which will be set-up to reward participation in the following manner: 3 events – 25 pts., 6 events – 25 pts., and 9 events – 25 pts. Registered Juniors will also qualify to compete as a member of Team Firebird at Rocky Mtn. Raceway at the NHRA Western Conference Nationals. Qualifiers will be based on point accumulation. In addition, Juniors (the top eight in points) will earn a spot on the Firebird Team to compete at the Summit E.T. Finals on Sept. 3-6, 2015. All Junior point’s races are outlined in the track schedule.
Firebird Hotline: (208) 938-8986
Fax: (208) 938-8961
Contact us in writing at: P.O. Box 1398, Eagle, ID 83616.
To learn more about the sport of Drag Racing and what it takes to compete, we highly recommend picking up a 2015 Handbook at the first event (from the Firebird Sport Shop-Souvenir Store) you attend this year. The Handbook not only contains pertinent details about “How to go Drag Racing”, but also provides an in depth look at the rules and procedures surrounding our sport. The 2015 Handbook is free of charge. We would be glad to email you a .pdf file of the Handbook if you would prefer. In addition, we recommend securing an NHRA Rule Book. These books can be purchased for $10 at the Firebird Sport Shop.