BOISE, Idaho -
Also in competition is the 250 AA/Funny Cars of the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series with a test session on Friday followed by qualifying on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday.
Gates at Firebird Raceway open at 9 a.m. each day. Qualifying and time trials start Friday morning at 9 and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. Comp Eliminator qualifying begins at 1 and 4 p.m. on Friday and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.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, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday for adults. Childen15 and younger 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 event is the one of six in Northwest Division competition. The division's Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and the Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event along with the 250 mph AA/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, May 4-6, 2012
SATURDAY, May 5 - Gates open at 9 a.m. Time Trials, Qualifying and Record Runs are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Comp qualifying is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. AA/Funny Car qualifying at 1 and 5 p.m. Round 1 of Eliminations for classes 65 or larger starts at 3 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 6 - Gates open at 8 a.m. Eliminations continue at 9 a.m.
2011 EVENT WINNERS: Robert Harrison, Comp Eliminator; Jackie Alley, Super Stock; Mick Alley, Stock Eliminator; Brian Preszler, Super Comp; Steve Williams, Super Gas; Travis Ringguth, Super Street; Jake Neibayer, Top Sportsman; Mike Henderson, Top Dragster; Al Omond, Sportsman Motorcycle
JEGS ALLSTARS: The best of the best from each of NHRA's seven divisions will compete for a share of the $119,000 point fund from Jegs High Performance. The 2012 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 2012 Jegs Allstars. Points are based on in-division races only.
The winning division's team will share $20,000 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 2012 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.
NORTHWEST DIVISION TOP SPORTSMAN SERIES: The Northwest Division Top Sportsman Series, run in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, is an opportunity for competitors in the Northwest division's 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.