Firebird was founded by the late Bill New and his wife Ellanor back in 1968. The expansive drag racing facility was built from scratch paralleling Highway 16 frontage in a direction from south to north. Hosting nearly fifty racing days each season, the NHRA member track traditionally begins each season in April and continues through the end of October. In total, literally tens of thousands of fans and racers attend events every season.
Operated today by the second generation of the New family, sometimes referred to as the New Crew, each of them are dedicated to following the same motto, “We strive to provide a clean, first-class venue for the racers and spectators to enjoy our sport. Often called the Firebird experience, we will go out of our way to create affordable and action-packed fun for your entire family.
Furthermore, we jump start each race season with the Boise Roadster Show staged at Expo Idaho. As Idaho’s largest motorsport’s event, the show is a three-day and night ISCA-sanctioned rod, custom and truck show that traditionally falls on the second weekend of March.
In the first person, meet the management team who help to run the Firebird race track:
- Scott New, General Manager
- John New, Facilities Manager
- Brad New, Marketing Director
- Debbie New, Track Administrator
If you have interest in joining the Firebird team, please fill out the link to the job application and either email it or fax to 208 938-8961.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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8551 Hwy 16 Eagle, ID 83616
48th Annual Pepsi Nightfire Nationals
Here’s your chance to score tickets to the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals. You can WIN a Family Pack of Four (4) tickets good for the final day of eliminations on Sun., Aug. 11th. It's Funny Cars, Top Fuel, Fuel Altereds, Pro Mods, Jets, Outlaw Wheelstander and the largest bracket tournament of the year in the great northwest. Help us "share" this post with friends and you will be eligible for a drawing to win one of four sets of Family Ticket Packs (admission good for 4). We will draw four names randomly from everyone who “shares” this Facebook post. Deadline to enter: 5 pm on Monday, Aug. 5. Good luck!Posted by Firebird Raceway on Monday, July 29, 2019
Thanks to Fox 9 news anchor Roland Beres for shooting this feature piece called "Laying Rubber" for the upcoming Pepsi Nightfire Nationals this weekend at Firebird.Posted by Firebird Raceway on Sunday, August 4, 2019
Quick takes from Midnight Drags at #firebirdraceway.Posted by Firebird Raceway on Sunday, July 21, 2019
Quite a variety of racers participating in the Midnight Drags presented by our friends at Peterson Chevrolet tonight. #firebirdracewayPosted by Firebird Raceway on Saturday, July 20, 2019
Jet Cars at Firebird
On behalf of the entire New family and our staff, big thanks to all the fans, racers, sponsors and anyone else that attended the 2019 edition of the 42nd Annual Fox Hunt. At the same time, we'd also like to wish all the Dad's - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!Last but not least, we are grateful to the support of sponsors Little Caesars, Bronco Motors, Good Vibrations Motorsports, 96.9 The Eagle KKGL and others who helped endorse this year's Fox Hunt, an annual tradition every June at Firebird Raceway.Posted by Firebird Raceway on Sunday, June 16, 2019