NHRA Heritage Nitro Funny Cars headline 44th Annual NAPA Ignitor Opener

NHRA Heritage Nitro Funny Cars headline 44th Annual NAPA Ignitor Opener

BOISE, Idaho –The oldest professional racing event in the Pacific Northwest, the 44th Annual NAPA Auto Parts IGNITOR returns to Firebird Raceway, Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, 2014. The double header weekend of racing will offer points in both NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series and the Lucas Oil Drag Race Series with upwards of 400 racers expected [...]

Chrome-Worx Ultra Cars - Blasts Out West with Dan Lafferty

Chrome-Worx Ultra Cars – Blasts Out West with Dan Lafferty

When John Parkes of Chrome-Worx Ultra Cars and Dan Lafferty of Wendell, Idaho talked, it became “Cool on Steroids”. For those of you who know either one of these guys, you know their eye for extremely cool stuff is off the charts, and when they put their heads together, well… it just took off. As [...]

Bill New passes away

Bill New passes away

Saying goodbye to someone is never easy. For all of us in the New family, we are sad to report the passing of the patriarch of the New family, Billy Joe New. Born in Bisbee, Arizona on August 16, 1934, Bill passed away at home from natural causes on February 11, 2014, with his entire [...]

Lamb Ready to Begin Title Defense

Lamb Ready to Begin Title Defense

When Justin Lamb pulls into the water box at the Pomona Fairgrounds for this weekend’s season-opening NHRA Winter Nationals, he’ll do so as the reigning NHRA Stock Eliminator world champion. Lamb, at just 26 years of age, clinched the 2013 title by the slimmest margin possible, 1 single point, on the strength of a late [...]

Mia Tedesco to Compete in Top Alcohol Dragster this Season

Mia Tedesco to Compete in Top Alcohol Dragster this Season

Pittsburg, PA: As Mia Tedesco continues her ascent through the NHRA Lucas Oil Series ranks, she’ll add a new category to her resume in 2014. Tedesco, a 20-year-old driver of the recognizable C.A.R.S. Protection Plus backed machines, has earned valuable experience and achieved immense success in Super Comp, Super Gas, Top Dragster, and a multitude [...]

Levonas named NHRA Division 6 director

Levonas named NHRA Division 6 director

Matt Levonas has been named director of NHRA’s Northwest Division. In his new position, Levonas will conduct and oversee drag racing activities at the 19 NHRA member facilities in the Northwest Division, providing consultation to all track operators in the division, as well as supervising development of new racetrack activity. “We are fortunate to have [...]

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Returns to Scenic Pacific Raceways

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Returns to Scenic Pacific Raceways

KENT, Wash. — The NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is ready to bring its thundering excitement to the Northwest’s premier drag strip, Pacific Raceways, Aug. 2-4. The 26th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries is the final race in the NHRA’s Western Swing – a grueling stretch of [...]

42ND ANNUAL PEPSI NIGHTFIRE NATIONALS RETURNS AUGUST 8TH-11TH

42ND ANNUAL PEPSI NIGHTFIRE NATIONALS RETURNS AUGUST 8TH-11TH

Boise,ID- Set for August 8th-11th, the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals, Firebird’s “crown jewel” event is shaping up to be one outstanding racing event. We can’t wait for the return of Firebird’s signature event. This year’s race is loaded with tons of heavy hitters. A vast array of competitors in both the Professional and Sportsman ranks are [...]

Woodburn NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned

Woodburn NHRA Lucas Oil winners crowned

WOODBURN, Ore. – Champions were crowned today for the Les Schwab Tries Challenge NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and the fourth round of the 2013 NHRA Northwest Division season that included Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car, Comp Eliminator and the rest of the classes that encompass the nationwide series. Racers in the Lucas [...]