The Firebird Raceway is on the National Register of History Places, which is amazing as almost everything you see in Star is no more than a few decades old. Located in the foothills of Star, Idaho and on the Way to Emmett, the The Firebird Raceway is an NHRA drag racing track that opened in 1968 and is managed by descendants of the founding couple, Bill and Ellanor New.
Many of the events at the raceway are now in their fifth decade or more, and the big events on the agenda are the Fox Hunt in June and the Nightfire Nationals, Idaho’s premiere racing event, in August.
During the season there’s a program of other events at the track, like swap meets and car shows, often coinciding with racing action.
Make sure to bring a blanket or cushion to sit on and if you aren’t comfortable with loud sounds ear protection is a good idea too.