After 30-years, and countless races by professional and amateur drivers alike, Firebird International Raceway, in Chandler, AZ., is closing its doors, per a recent report. The Arizona racing institution has been part of the community since 1983, when Charlie Allen, current owner and president of Firebird International Raceway, opened its doors to the high octane community.
“We have been truly blessed with some of the most amazing sponsors, partners, racers, and fans
during our thirty years in business, and we are grateful for their loyalty and support,” Allen said. “As Firebird International Raceway embarks on its’ 30th and final season, the number one priority will be delivering the absolute best experience and entertainment to each and every one of our many great fans, racers, and partners of the track.”
FIR is the home to many an amateur racer in Arizona. Their popular “Drift N Drags: Run What Ya’ Brung” event offers the chance for anyone, with the proper vehicle, to participate in drag races or drifting competition.
FIR is going out with a bang. In February they will host the National Hot Rod Association Arizona Nationals and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, division 7, event. In March, the final month of FIR, the Lucas Oil Off Road Series kicks off their season.
On March 30th FIR will close its door after hosting the “Firebird Final Event Spectacular”. The grand finale will include monster trucks, jet cars and three decades of high octane memories from the Valley.
“After almost 30 years, it’s incredibly sad to know that we are looking at the end of Firebird
International Raceway,” said Allen. “But let me tell you, it’s been a heck of a great ride.”