Firebird Raceway lights up its Nitro Opener

See all the action as defending champion Kris Krabill of Tacoma, Wash., with his new Trans Am, pictured, competes against a record field at the 45th Ignitor Nitro Opener. The event will open the season at Firebird Raceway with more than 400 racers from 14 states and Canada, who will compete with AA/Funny Cars, cycles, dragsters, door slammers and even drag sleds (converted snowmobiles).

May 15-17, Firebird Raceway, Idaho 16 past Idaho 44. Gates: 9 a.m. daily. Qualifying: 4 p.m. May 15, 1 and 5:30 p.m. May 16. Eliminations: 1 p.m. May 17. $15-$20 at the gate. Free for 15 and younger. FirebirdOnline.com.