Treasure Valley Motor Sports Calendar

April 26, 2013 

FIREBIRD RACEWAY(DRAG RACING)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

What: The 43rd annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor featuring 250 mph AA/Funny Cars and more than 400 racers in the NHRA Division 6 Lucas Oil Drag Race Series.

When: Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. Funny Car qualifying starts at 4 p.m. Friday. Saturday Funny Car qualifying is at 1 and 5 p.m., and Funny Car finals start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $15 adults (Friday), $22 adults (Saturday & Sunday) and free for children 15 and younger.

Location: Five miles north of Highway 44 on Highway 16. Following the signs, approximately 10 minutes northwest of Eagle.

Web: firebirdonline.com

MERIDIAN SPEEDWAY (OVAL RACING)

SATURDAY

What: Hornet Enduro 2013 in memory of Art "The Animal" Heath.

When: Gates open at 4 p.m., qualifying starts at 5 p.m. and racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors and military, $6 children ages 7-11 and free for children 6 and younger.

Location: 335 S. Main St., Meridian

Web: meridianspeedway.com

PLEASANT VALLEY RACEWAY

SUNDAY

What: Western Idaho Motocross Series round No. 1.

When: Gates open at 9 a.m., practice starts at 10 a.m. and racing begins at 11 a.m.

Admission: $5 for adults and free for children 5 and younger.

Location: 10 miles south of Boise on Pleasant Valley Road, take I-84 exit 52.

Web: pleasantvalleyraceway.com

SNAKE RIVER KARTERS

SUNDAY

What: SRK points race No. 1.

When: Gates open at 8 a.m. and qualifying starts at 11:45 a.m.

Admission: $8 for a pit pass and bleacher seating is free.

Location: Glen Morgan Track, Can-Ada Road, Star

Web: snakeriverkarters.com

SANDHOLLOW RACEWAY PARK

SUNDAY

What: Outlaw Kart racing for Bandits, Box Stocks, Hot Rods, 125s, Junior 500s, Desperados, 500s and 250 Midgets.

When: Gates open at 11 a.m. and racing starts at noon.

Admission: $6 adults, $4 seniors and children ages 10-15. Free for children 9 and younger.

Location: 10 miles west of Caldwell, take I-84 exit 17

Web: outlawkart.com

OWYHEE MOTORCYCLE CLUB

SUNDAY, MAY 5

What: OMC Spring Classic

When: Gates open at 7 a.m., practice starts at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m.

Admission: $10 adults and $5 for children ages 6-12, seniors and members. Children 5 and younger are free.

Location: 6600 Cartwright Road, Boise

Web: omcracing.com

FIREBIRD RACEWAY'S IGNITOR FUNNY CAR FIELD

QUICKEST EIGHT QUALIFY FOR SUNDAY'S ELIMINATIONS

Jason Rupert, 41

Hometown: Anaheim, Calif.

Car: "Black Plague" 1969 Camaro

Quick bit: Two-time NHRA Hot Rod Heritage world champ and defending Ignitor winner.

Kris Krabill, 36

Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Car: "Northwest Hitter" 1979 Firebird

Quick bit: A three-time Nightfire champion, sweeping the title in August at Firebird.

Tim Boychuk, 50

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Car: "Troy Lee Designs/Castrol" 1977 Trans Am

Quick bit: No. 1 in the NHRA Heritage Funny Car standings after winning the season opener.

Mark Sanders, 51

Hometown: Maple Valley, Wash.

Car: "Mr. Explosive" 1970 Mustang

Quick bit: After sitting out the past season after a mid-track crash, Sanders returns with a new Mustang.

Twig Zeigler, 68

Hometown: The Dalles, Ore.

Car: "Twig Zeigler" 1974 Satellite

Quick bit: A veteran of more than five decades, including a win in the inaugural Nightfire.

Dennis LaCharite, 41

Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Car: "Back 'n Black" 1969 GTO

Quick bit: A contractor by trade, LaCharite is a former winner of the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Columbus, Ohio.

Roger Garten, 67

Hometown: Fallbrook, Calif.

Car: "War Horse" 1973 Mustang

Quick bit: The West Coast Funny Car racer in the '70s returns with a car that emulates what he originally raced.

Dan Horan Jr., 40

Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.

Car: "Old Glory" 1969 Mustang

Quick bit: Having raced a variety of cars over two decades, Horan Jr. now competes with a red, white and blue Mustang.

Robert Overholser, 35

Hometown: Fresno, Calif.

Car: "California Hustler" 1977 Firebird

Quick bit: The new Trans Am makes its Ignitor debut with a rookie driver.

Tom Padilla, 46

Hometown: Arlington, Wash.

Car: "Red Dragon" 1972 Satellite

Quick bit: Padilla makes his Firebird debut behind the wheel of veteran fuel tuner Dave Benjamin.

Wally Giavia, 64

Hometown: Klamath Falls, Ore.

Car: "G-Men" 1979 Challenger

Quick bit: Giavia is making his first appearance at Firebird in more than 20 years.

Scott Stanger, 42

Hometown: West Point, Utah

Car: "Bad Manners" 1973 Barracuda

Quick bit: This is the first race for Stanger in his new 'Cuda after several seasons racing a Fiat Topolino altered.

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