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Wed, 16 Dec 2009, 12:06 PM

Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Announces 2010 Season with Addition of New Event in Boise, Idaho
Courtesy of NHRA Communications

GLENDORA, Calif. -- NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series officials announced today the 2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing schedule, which includes an additional event at Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho.

The Napa Auto Parts Ignitor has been added to the event schedule for the 2010 season, and will be held April 30-May 2 at Firebird Raceway. The event will feature Nostalgia Nitro Top Fuel dragsters.

The event addition brings the schedule to a total of nine races for the 2010 season, which will begin with the March Meet, March 5-7 at the famed Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif.

"A fixture at the Ignitor for four decades, we're looking forward to the event celebrating its 40th Anniversary next May with the dramatic sights and sounds of 'Nitro,'" said Bill New, general manager, Firebird Raceway. "As the second stop for Top Fuel in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, we feel this will further enhance and elevate one of the premier events on our racing calendar."

In addition to Boise, the series will make stops at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Calif., The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Sacramento Raceway in Sacramento, Calif., Speedworld Dragstrip in Wittman, Ariz., and will finish the 2010 season where it all began at the California Hot Rod Reunion at historic Auto Club Famoso Raceway.

"We're looking forward to our third year of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series and are grateful for the support shown from our affiliate tracks around the country," said Steve Gibbs of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series. "The series combined with the Hot Rod Reunions and the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum demonstrates NHRA's commitment to maintaining the history of our sport."

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series consists of two nitro categories: Nostalgia Top Fuel dragsters, Nostalgia Funny Cars, and two groups of additional classes. Group 1 includes Jr. Fuel, A-Fuel, AA/Gas, and 7.0 Pro, while Group 2 includes NE I, NE II, NE III, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas and Hot Rod. Each class will run a combination of events in which they will score points toward the championship. Groups 1 and 2 will conclude their points earning events at Speedworld Dragstrip with Champion's presentations taking place at that event. Group 1 cars will continue race at the CHRR as a non-points event for them.

The NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series was developed in 2008 to help preserve NHRA's rich history and tradition while providing racing opportunities for those enthusiasts who enjoy nostalgia drag racing competition.

2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Schedule*

Date Event Location Featured Classes

March 5-7 March MeetAuto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, Calif. TF,FC, Groups 1&2

April 23-25 Sportsman Shootout Auto Club Dragway Fontana, Calif. Groups 1&2

April 30-May 2 Napa Auto Parts Ignitor Firebird Raceway Boise, Idaho TF

May 28-30 Rockabilly Rod Reunion The Strip at LVMS Las Vegas FC, Groups 1&2

June 11-12 Nitro Nite of Fire Sacramento Raceway Sacramento, Calif. FC

July 30-31 Nostalgia Reunion Sacramento Raceway Sacramento, Calif. Groups 1&2

Aug. 12-15 Pepsi Nightfire Nationals Firebird Raceway Boise, Idaho TF, FC

Sept. 3-4 Arizona Fuel & Gas Finals Speedworld Dragstrip Whittmann, Ariz. Group 1&2

Oct. 15-17 California Hot Rod Reunion Auto Club Famoso Raceway Bakersfield, Calif. TF, FC, Group 1*

2010 NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series Affiliated Event June 18-20 Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion Beech Bend Raceway Park

*Non-Points Event for Group 1

* Schedule and categories subject to change

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