Firebird’s “signature event”, the 52nd Annual Nightfire Nationals presented Bi-Mart returns Friday-Sunday, August 4-6.
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The race marks a key stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series for both AA/Funny Car and AA/Fuel Dragster. Leading the charge in Funny Car will be the defending Nightfire champion Bobby Cottrell at the wheel of the Austin & O’Brien “Northwest Hitter” Camaro.
In Top Fuel, Tyler Hilton will be headed west to Idaho from his home state of Ohio. The father and son team is currently the point’s leader after NHRA Wally Parks Nostalgia Nationals in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The fan favorite AA/Fuel Altereds will be battle it out at the Nightfire, too. The field will be led by quite an ensemble of race teams including the March Meet winning “Nitro Mamba” roadster owned by John Leso and piloted by Mark Whynaught.
The event will also showcase the spectacular wheelstanding Jelly Belly Stagecoach of Ed “the Outlaw” Jones.
Fire blasting Jet Cars, both “Hocus Pocus” and the “Ice Man”, will help light up the skyline under the lights on Friday-Sunday, too.
The famed Bracketeer Series returns with a record guarantee cash purse on the line over all three days and nights. The event is open to all racers, including categories for: Bracketeer (Super Pro), Pro, Sled/Bike, Pro Comp and Heavy, along with the popular Lucas Oil Top Fire eliminator. Top Fire will qualify the quickest 16 open wheelers and the quickest 16 full-bodied rides, with an overall champion crowned during Sunday’s Prime Time Finals.
This year’s Nightfire will pay a guaranteed winner’s prize of $10,000 to win on each of the three nights in Bracketeer (Super Pro).
Racers will also compete in the NHRA.TV CHALLENGE three-day point’s series, with the overall champions taking home a coveted Wally statues.