Sometimes we forget because of the long layoffs between races but the next Nostalgia drag race with the Hot Rod Heritage Series is the last weekend of April. The NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor will be run at Firebird Raceway in Eagle, Idaho, near Boise on April 26-28.
There won’t be any Top Fuelers or for that matter any other class from the Heritage series — except there will be plenty of Nostalgia Funny Cars on tap. Canadian Tim Boychuck, this years March Meet winner, is said to be one of the many Funny Car teams planning on being in attendance. It should be noted that this will also be a Lucas Oil Division 6 meet; the first of the year for the region.
Eagle is essentially a suburb of Boise with the track only a half hour from downtown Boise. The weather is Idaho isn’t always easy to determine but it’s normally on the cooler side in spring. Expect high temperatures to be in the 60s and 70s with always a chance of a shower, but otherwise it should be pleasant even if cloudy at times.
Hey, if you’re lucky enough to be at the drags this year in Idaho, don’t forget to try the Rocky Mountain Oysters. You’ve never had an oyster like this before — it will put horns on your head.
The next Nostalgia meet after this one on the Heritage series calendar is the National Hot Rod Reunion at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It’s one of the most successful Nostalgia meet east of the Mississippi. Be there!
Daryle W. Hier