TWO-TIME CHAMP RETURNS TO FIREBIRD Reigning NHRA world champion Tony Bartone, above, of Long Island City, N.Y., is No. 1 in the NHRA Top Fuel standings and has won back-to-back Pepsi Nightfire titles. Bartone is also Firebird Raceway’s track record holder at 267.37 mph. Pro qualifying for the 45th annual Nightfire Nationals begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Competition continues through Sunday with a purse topping $185,000. There will be nightly exhibition runs from Ed “Outlaw” Jones in his wheelstanding Stage Coach, and the 280 mph “Warped Speed” and “Warhawk” Jet Funny Cars.
TWO-TIME CHAMP RETURNS TO FIREBIRD Reigning NHRA world champion Tony Bartone, above, of Long Island City, N.Y., is No. 1 in the NHRA Top Fuel standings and has won back-to-back Pepsi Nightfire titles. Bartone is also Firebird Raceway’s track record holder at 267.37 mph. Pro qualifying for the 45th annual Nightfire Nationals begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Competition continues through Sunday with a purse topping $185,000. There will be nightly exhibition runs from Ed “Outlaw” Jones in his wheelstanding Stage Coach, and the 280 mph “Warped Speed” and “Warhawk” Jet Funny Cars. David Fudge Firebird Raceway
TWO-TIME CHAMP RETURNS TO FIREBIRD Reigning NHRA world champion Tony Bartone, above, of Long Island City, N.Y., is No. 1 in the NHRA Top Fuel standings and has won back-to-back Pepsi Nightfire titles. Bartone is also Firebird Raceway’s track record holder at 267.37 mph. Pro qualifying for the 45th annual Nightfire Nationals begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Competition continues through Sunday with a purse topping $185,000. There will be nightly exhibition runs from Ed “Outlaw” Jones in his wheelstanding Stage Coach, and the 280 mph “Warped Speed” and “Warhawk” Jet Funny Cars. David Fudge Firebird Raceway