Auto Club Famoso Raceway and Boise's Firebird Raceway have joined together and formed the "Boise-Bakersfield Blitz," a four-race points-earning series for AA/Funny Cars in 2013.
"With nearly a dozen nitro funny cars heading to Boise for the Ignitor next week and the turnout of racers we had last summer for Saturday Night Nitro at Famoso, I think everyone wins with this points series" Blake Bowser, Vice President/GM of Auto Club Famoso Raceway and producer of the March Meet, said of the new points system. "The 'Boise-Bakersfield Blitz' rewards those participating teams for their attendance, taking nothing away from the Heritage Series. We have seen how popular the funny car class has become for our spectators at both tracks."
The four funny car events include two of Famoso Raceway's Saturday Night Nitro Shows on June 15 and July 13 as well as Firebird's 43rd NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor on April 26 - 28 and the 42nd Pepsi Nightfire Nationals on August 8 - 11.
The California Hustler '77 Firebird from Paso Robles, CA driven by Robert Overholser.
"We are very excited to help launch the 'Blitz' for all the nitro funny car teams starting off with the upcoming NAPA Ignitor Nitro Opener next week here at Firebird," Bill New, Firebird Raceway General Manager, said in a press release regarding the event. "Together, the 'New Crew' and Bowser family have pledged to add extra incentive into our events. It's our way of saying thanks to the teams that support our Boise and Bakersfield special nitro events. With the keen sense of nitro history behind our two venues, we thought the timing was just right to introduce the all-new 'Blitz'."
For more information visit www.famosoraceway.com/ or www.firebirdraceway.com/