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Fired up: Idaho’s largest                      (Nostalgia Comp), Dale Riha (Nostalgia         of several sponsors,                           up to date on news and schedules for
motorsports event, the Pepsi                   Gas), Rick Kenan (Nostalgia Hot Rod-           ThisIsBracketRacing.com has assembled          upcoming high-dollar races. The site
Nightfire Nationals, will return for           Friday), and Steve Marquis (Nostalgia Hot      a prize package for the top finishers in       also has a featured track and racer of
the 38th time to Firebird Raceway Aug.         Rod-Saturday).                                 2009. The 2009 BTE Rankings champion           the month as well as a forum for area
13-16. A record $182,000 in cash will be                                                      will receive a complete BTE Top                racers to chat. In the forum, each
on the line in the Professional and            Association news: Oregon’s                     Sportsman/Top Dragster Powerglide              track in the area has a place for their
Bracketeer                                                   Woodburn Dragstrip recently      transmission along with a carbon-fiber         racers to go and meet fellow
championships.                                               held its annual Fire &           K&N scoop. The champ will also receive         competitors.
Aligned with                                                 Thunder race, and the event      a trophy and decals signifying their
the NHRA Hot                                                 was headlined by the Pro         accomplishment. The second-place               Correction: Tim Irwin accepted
Rod Heritage                                                 Nostalgia                        finisher will earn a Dominator                 the NHRA Best Appearing Car award at
Racing Series,                                               Association, which               carburetor courtesy of Advanced                the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA
the Nightfire                                                provided exciting side-by-side   Product Design, and the third-place            Nationals on behalf of the Moser
will feature a                                               racing. Saturday’s qualifying    winner will take home a BTE torque             Engineering Super Comp team. In a
16-car Nostalgia                                             was led by Mike Boertje, of      converter of their choice. By scoring his      previous issue, we incorrectly stated
Funny Car field                                              Corvallis, Ore., who ran a       sixth NHRA national event victory of           that Irwin accepted the Best Engineered
and Nostalgia                                                6.71 at more than 203 mph.       the season in Seattle, Dan Fletcher has        Vehicle award, which went to the
Fuel Dragster program with national                          On race day, No. 5 qualifier     taken a commanding lead in the                 Adkins Race Cars Super Comp entry
points and records on the line. The event      Mike Peck took the win over Todd Miller.       standings. Second-place Tommy Phillips         driven by Ricky Adkins.
will also host the nation’s longest-running    In the final round, Peck ran an                is the only other driver who has
major bracket tournament, Bracketeer,          impressive 6.81 to beat Miller, who red-       had a share of the lead since
which dates back to 1976. The Bracketeer       lighted. Peck’s road to the final included     March; he has scored four NHRA
program will pay $5,000 to each night’s        consistent six-second passes to beat Mike      national event wins.
winner. Racers will also have an               Boertje and Dewayne Sanders. Miller took           Division 6 racer Wade
opportunity to win $20,000 overall in          out Rick New and Lloyd Hamilton en             Hansen has created a Web site
conjunction with the National                  route to the final round.                      dedicated to bracket racers in
DRAGSTER Challenge. In addition, the                                                          the Northwest,
event will offer racing in Pro, Heavy, and     Overseas success:                              BracketRacingNW.com.
Snow/Bike and a Top Fire class for the         Longtime Division 7 Top Alcohol Dragster       Hansen’s goal is to keep
12 quickest full-body cars to take on the      driver Larry Miersch recently made a           Northwest Sportsman racers
12 quickest open-wheel entries. To pre-        trip overseas to work on his former
enter or to purchase tickets, write to New     A/Fuel Dragster that he sold to Derek
Crew, P.O. Box 1398, Eagle, ID 83616 or
call 208-938-8986; fax, 208-938-8961; Web
                                               Flynn’s England-based Gold RV team.
                                               Racing in Top Methanol Dragster, which
                                                                                                 NHRA extends fan-relief
site, www.firebirdonline.com.                  is equivalent to NHRA’s Top Alcohol
                                               Dragster class, the team made FIA                   initiatives for Indy
Nostalgiafest: Illinois’ Cordova               history. It won the event in Alastaro,
                                                                                                       HRA has extended 
				
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Description: Aligned with the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, the Nightfire will feature a 16-car Nostalgia Funny Car field and Nostalgia Fuel Dragster program with national points and records on the line.
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