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Mon, 21 Apr 2014, 10:58 AM

NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor Arrives at Firebird Raceway
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing





BOISE, Idaho -

Firebird Raceway will host the kick off to the NHRA Northwest Division with the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor on April 26-28, 2013. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event is one of 44 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000.

The Ignitor is also the second stop for Nostalgia Funny Car and the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. Funny Car qualifying will begin on Friday at 4 pm, followed by the final two qualifying runs on Saturday, which are set for 1 and 5 pm. The Nitro finals will get underway with round 1 at 1 pm on Sunday. Headlining the open eight-car qualified field will be the reigning Ignitor and two-time NHRA Heritage national champion Jason Rupert from Yorba Linda, Calif.

Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 8 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 a.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying begins at 1 and 4 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Eliminations will start Saturday afternoon for larger classes and continue Sunday at 9 a.m. for all classes.

Tickets for the Ignitor are $15 Friday, $22 Saturday and $22 Sunday for adults. Children 15 and under are admitted free.

Firebird Raceway is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44. For more information call the track, (208) 938-8986, or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Fact Sheet

WHAT: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series the first of six events in Northwest Division competition where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. Categories include Comp Eliminator, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The division's RH RacecarsTop Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event as will the Nostalgia Funny Cars of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series.

WHERE: Firebird Raceway, Boise, Idaho. Track is located on Highway 16, five miles north of Highway 44.

WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 25-27

SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, April 25 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials, Qualifying and Record Runs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Comp qualifying is scheduled at 1 and 4 p.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualifying is at 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, April 26 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Time Trials, Qualifying and Record Runs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Comp qualifying is scheduled at 11 a.m. Nostalgia Funny Car qualifying begins at 1 and 5 p.m. Round 1 of Eliminations for classes 65 or larger starts at 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, April 27 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.

TICKETS:
GENERAL ADMISSION/PIT PASS -- $15 Friday, $22 Saturday, $22 Sunday. Children 15 and under are admitted free. For more information please call Firebird Raceway, (208) 938-8986 or visit www.FirebirdOnline.com.

2013 EVENT WINNERS: Adam Bowdish, Comp Eliminator; Les Norton, Super Stock; Jody Lang, Stock Eliminator; Tom Gresham, Super Comp; Kevin Griffiths, Super Gas; Josh Dalymple, Super Street; Shawn Herbst, Top Sportsman; Dan Lafferty, Top Dragster; Craig Jensen, Sportsman Motorcycle

BONUS PROGRAMS:
NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES POINTS FUND: a $519,000 point fund from Lucas Oil, which will be shared by 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series divisional, regional and national champions. Regional awards include $10,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions with Divisional awards of $3,000 to the champions in both Competition and Super Stock; $2,000 each to the champions in Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street. The seven national champions will share a bonus of $135,000.

JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $124,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2014 Jegs Allstars event will culminate a year-long points battle between drivers in each of NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series' eight classes as well as Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. The top points earner in each category will qualify to represent his/her division at the 2014 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.

The winning division and regional teams will share $25,000 and individual awards include $7,000 each to the Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car champions, $6,000 to champions in Comp Eliminator and Super Stock, $5,000 to Top Sportsman and Top Dragster champions, and $4,500 to the Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, and Super Street champions. Runners-up in all categories will earn $2,000 apiece. Each Allstars competitor will also receive a share of a $25,000 towing fund to get to the event.

Event sponsor, Jegs High Performance, is offering a "double up" bonus to Jegs Allstars participants. Any 2014 Jegs Allstars champion who also wins the national event will have his/her Allstars prize doubled.

NHRA SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE SERIES presented by HARLEY-DAVIDSON: The NHRA Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley-Davidson, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in NHRA's Sportsman Motorcycle class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $14,000 champions' purse posted by Harley-Davidson will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers in NHRA divisions that host Sportsman Motorcycles.

RH RACECARS TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Northwest Division RH Racecars Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Top Sportsman class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.

NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP DRAGSTER SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Dragster Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division's Top Dragster class to earn points toward divisional championships. The $3,500 champions' purse will be paid to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place points finishers.





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