Event Info

EVENT DATES : 9/14, 10/5, 10/12, 11/30

FRIDAY NIGHT DRAG THIS EVENT IS DRAG RACING ONLY.
THERE IS NO DRIFT RACING ON THIS DATE.


Time: Gates open at 6:00 pm
Prices: Spectators & Crew: Purchase SPECTATOR & CREW tickets at GATE 2
- Adult $10.00
- Junior $5.00 (ages 13-17 MUST PRESENT VALID SCHOOL ID TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT)
- Children 12 & under FREE!

Racers: Purchase Drag Race entry through GATE 2
- Drag Racing $20.00
- Junior Drag Racing $20.00

 
 
 

Event Schedule

 

Racer Info

Street Drags Schedule will be updated monthly

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday Drag Racing Rules
Not for Team Firebird Events

When?
Gates open @ 6:00pm on posted Friday nights and on Saturday Night - Gates Open @ 5:00pm

How Much?
Spectators admission is $10.00 and children 12 & under are FREE.
To race your vehicle is an ADDITIONAL $10.00

How To Race?
Pass NHRA Safety Inspection per the current NHRA Rulebook, as amended.

MOST IMPORTANT RULE OF ALL:

The speed limit everywhere on the facility is 5 miles per hour, with the obvious exception of the dragstrip itself. This includes the top-end turn-outs, return roads, Tech Inspection area, pits, staging lanes, etc. There are many people, including children, walking around the facility during our night events, and some areas are not lighted well enough for a driver running without lights to see them. Violation of the speed limit will earn you a verbal warning from our Race Crew or Security personnel. Flagrant or repeated violations will earn you an invitation to leave the facility.
Please, SAFETY FIRST!!!

Clothing requirements:
In the interests of fire safety, drivers & passengers of each vehicle that goes down the drag strip must wear:
(1) Long pants – no bare legs
(2) Shirt with shoulders – no tank tops or spaghetti straps
(3) Full-coverage shoes – no sandals or flip-flops

As of January 1, 2007 all helmets must have a Snell 2000 or Better rating.

As of February 1, 2006 all vehicles with an aftermarket power adder, (nitrous, turbocharger, or supercharger) running faster than 13.99 will be required to wear an SFI approved fire jacket


Condensed Excerpts from the 2006 NHRA Rulebook:

The following information will get 99% of cars through Tech Inspection
but there are always some things we can’t foresee. The purpose of Tech Inspection is to ensure your safety and the safety of spectators and race crew. Therefore, the Race Director’s decisions on Tech Inspection matters are FINAL!
1. Seat belts are required (even if your car is so old it didn’t come with belts) and must be securely/properly mounted. Seat belts must be worn when racing.
2. All windows must be present and in good condition (free of cracks). Cars must run with all windows up, sunroofs and T-tops closed. Convertibles must run with the top up.
3. All automatic transmissions must have a functional neutral safety switch. Vehicle may only crank in Park or Neutral. (Note: an ignition kill switch is not enough. The starter must not function when the transmission is in gear.)
4. Doors handles must be functional, inside & out. “Shaved” door handles not permitted unless there is an obvious mechanical means for our safety crew to open the driver and front passenger doors from the outside.
5. Battery cannot be located in driver/passenger compartment (unless meeting all NHRA rules and requirements, consult the NHRA Rulebook or our Tech Crew) and the battery must be securely mounted. No bungee cords, fabric straps, wire, rope, Ty-Wraps, leather belts, etc., are acceptable in place of a proper mechanical battery hold-down.
6. Vehicles with batteries that are relocated from the stock location must have an external master cutoff switch on the outside rearmost portion of the vehicle. This switch must kill ALL electrical functions including the engine. The OFF position of this switch must be labeled for our safety crew. (There are additional requirements for relocated batteries. Please, before you relocate your battery, see our Tech Crew or the NHRA Rulebook for guidance.)
7. Cooling system must have an overflow catch bottle. If your coolant-recovery system is not factory-stock, then the catch bottle must be 16 ounces capacity, minimum.
8. Tires must be in good condition, with at least 1/16 inch of visible tread remaining and no cord showing. Slicks must have visible wear indicators showing.
9. Carburetor must be covered. If your vehicle has no hood, mechanical fan must be removed but electric fans are OK.
10. Helmets: Drivers of all vehicles running 13.99 or quicker, and ALL convertibles regardless of E.T., must wear an SFI-approved helmet with a Snell rating of 2000 or newer. Passengers in convertibles running 14.00 and slower must also wear an approved helmet. (Note: DOT-only helmets are not permitted. SFI-approved helmets are not permitted if the Snell label inside the helmet is missing or illegible. In other words, a Snell-rating on the outside of the helmet is not good enough.)
11. All vehicles must have at least one working taillight, which must be ON for night racing and visible to the Starter from the turn-out at the far end of the track.
12. All hubcaps and trim rings must be removed, unless bolted on. If bolted on, the Tech Crew will ask you to remove one or more caps so wheel stud length may be checked. All wheel studs (not just on the drive wheels) must extend into the hex portion of the lug nut a distance equal to the diameter of the stud.
13. If your rear-wheel-drive vehicle is equipped with slicks and capable of running quicker than 13.00 in the quarter-mile, a driveshaft loop is required. Consult with our Tech Inspectors for specifics.
14. If your vehicle is capable of running quicker than 11.50 in the quarter-mile, please consult with our Tech Inspectors for additional safety equipment requirements.
15. No vehicle may be in motion with the hood up, whether under power or being pushed or towed. Please lower your hood for visibility when moving your vehicle.

The following are additional requirements for motorcycles:
1. Rider must wear a full-face SFI-approved helmet with a Snell rating of 2000 or newer.
2. Rider must wear a leather jacket. (NHRA, as yet, has not approved ballistic-material jackets. Please, wear leather. Also, suede is not acceptable as a “leather” jacket; it doesn’t have the strength to prevent “road rash”.) Riders of bikes capable of running faster than 120 mph in the quarter must wear full leathers; two-piece leathers must fasten together at the waist.
3. Rider must wear full finger leather gloves with no holes.
4. Rider must wear leather shoes/boots that reach above the ankle.
5. Vehicle must have a chain guard extending at least to the centerline of the rear axle. Shaft-drive excepted, of course.
6. Vehicle must have a working taillight visible to the Starter from the turn-out at the far end of the track.
7. Throttle must be spring-return type. Throttle must snap closed when released.
8. Bikes capable of running 10.99 or quicker in the quarter mile must be equipped with a positive ignition cutoff switch (in the low-voltage side of the ignition system) attached to the rider with a lanyard. Cutoff switch will be function-tested during Tech Inspection.
9. Nitrous oxide allowed if bottle is DOT-1800 rated and securely mounted. See NHRA Rulebook or our Tech Inspectors.
10. Operational two-wheel brakes are mandatory. No “dirt bikes” with rear-wheel brake only.
11. No three-wheelers of any kind. Check with our Tech Crew for rules on 4-wheel ATV’s.
For further information, come to the track and talk with our Tech Inspectors. They are here to help you safely enjoy the sport of drag racing. NHRA Rulebooks are on sale for $10.00; read the E.T. Bracket section and the General

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Fan Guide

Will food/beverages be available on site?
Yes.  Concessions will be open during show hours.  Menu varies depending upon event, but soda, water, beer, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, etc. are standard.

Can I bring alcohol to the event?
No.  Per Arizona State Law, no alcoholic beverages can be brought onto the property.

Can I bring an ice chest?
Yes with conditions.  Ice chest must be “six-pack size” or smaller and may not contain glass, alcohol, or other prohibited items.

What can I bring in my ice chest?
See above

I’m in a wheel chair where do I park and how do I get to my seat?
For all major events (non street drag events) there will be a designated parking lot for vehicles showing disabled license plate or hang tag.  For most of our spectator events, there will be a disabled tram running.  This tram stops in the disabled parking lot and at two designated places close to the handicap seating areas.  Please call the Firebird office at 602-268-0200 if you have any question about whether the tram will be at the event.

Can I bring my scooter/golf cart?
No.  Scooters, golf carts, roller skates, barstool racers, and any other type of motorized vehicles are not permitted on the facility.  The only exceptions to this are motorized wheel chairs and mobility scooters for disabled patrons.

Can I bring my dog, cat, or other pet?
No pets are permitted on the facility except for facilitative animals.

Where do I park?
Parking is different for every event, signs will be posted on Wild Horse Pass and Maricopa Road to direct you to the proper gate for your credential.  Once you have entered the facility, security will direct you to approved parking areas.  Parking in unapproved areas will result in vehicle being towed at owner’s expense.

I’m displaying, can I stake my tent?
No.  There is no staking permitted on the property.  Please bring your own tent weights or make arrangements prior to event to rent some from Firebird.

What is the speed limit on site?
The speed limit everywhere on the facility (except the dragstrip) is 5 mph.

I want to advertise for my business or charity, can I hand out flyers?
No material can be distributed on Firebird property without the prior written approval of Firebird management.

I bought my tickets through Ticketforce, Where do I pick them up?
Generally Gate 3 or Gate 1, look for the signs that say Will Call.

If you have any further questions, please contact mkessler@firebirdraceway.com or locate the Firebird Information Booth once on site.

 


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