It’s almost time for Classic XXVI to return to Firebird!
We’re having a difficult time containing our excitement for the NAPA Auto Parts Halloween Classic. The multi-day boo bash will be here before we know it, Wednesday thru Sunday, October 9-13.
Customary to the Classic, there’s so many activities and fun things planned for this year’s event, it’s hard to list `em all out item-by-item. This is one of the main reasons we print and mail out literally thousands of our four-color brochures to everyone on our extensive data base.
Categories for the Classic include: Super Pro (11.99 & Quicker, electronics-ok), Pro (7.50 – 13.99), Heavy (11.50 to 13.99) and Sportsman (12.00 & Up). All four overall champions will earn Idaho State Championship Wally awards and compete for the Classic Grand Championship, which will award the two-round victor a bonus of $2,000 in cash (above and beyond all other weekend winnings). Sled/Bike riders will also compete for an Idaho State title (which includes a coveted Wally plaque, too). Junior competitors will run in age divisions on Saturday and Lightning and Thunder competing for NHRA Junior Wally trophies on Sunday.
The Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout returns for the 16 quickest full-bodied cars, which will split the competition ladder with the 16 quickest open-wheeled rides. Billed as the “War to Settle the Score”, this ought to be one wild slugfest between many of the fastest rides from Division 5, 6, and 7.
Opening up the five-day event, racers who have competed in the six-race Club Challenge Series this season will get an opportunity to run in the Club Grand Championships. The Sweet 16 (Silver Cup teams) and Dirty Dozen (for the Bronze and Copper clubs) will compete head-to-head before each individual winner moves into the “Race for the Trailer” presented by Quality Trailer Sales. All qualifiers for the Club runoffs are required to have run a minimum of two Club races this season.
A multitude of special bonus races will be offered on both Thursday and Friday, including Super Roller, No Box/Hi-Roller, No Box/Gambler and Sled/Bike Gambler.
If you haven’t got your costume or pit decorations planned out, you’d better start getting the ball rollin’. We’re tossin’ the challenge out to any and all race teams – here’s your chance to blow everyone away on Sat., the 12th with the wildest, most creative, totally over-the-top costume or pit decoration. Come on, let’s get creative!
If there is one event not to miss this season it is CLASSIC #26!
Additionally, all pre-entered teams who plan to park and begin their camp-out at the raceway on Tuesday are welcome to participate in the 5th Annual Corn Hole competition (which will feature a limited field – two people per team) – sign ups will be at the Sport Shop. Corn Hole will be staged in the staging lanes Tuesday evening, Oct. 7th, starting at 6 pm. Please bring your Corn Hole boards and bean bags if you have one (or a pair) so multiple teams can play at one-time.
There’s more in store for all who attend, so if we could recommend one thing…tell your friends, your neighbors, people at work or anyone else for that matter, there’s only one place to be this week and weekend. Every member of the Firebird staff and New family are looking forward to seeing everyone this October.
In case you didn’t receive one in the mail, a pre-entry application can be printed from the link below.