Rubber Match

A deserted back street. Some chick drops a scarf to start the deadly joust. Everybody scatters as the cops close in . . . Wait, those are the cops. Yes, it's a mad world, especially at Firebird International Raceway, where Phoenix Five-O's modified cruiser sometimes bests the best of the public's dragsters. "I've seen him do it," says Firebird spokesperson Anna Hackett, who keeps us all safer by promoting Friday Night Drags and other legal-but-thrilling events. "We are a sanctioned track," Hackett says. "It's not a grudge-match thing; it's really kids that want to show the performance of their vehicles and the skills of their driving."
Fridays, 6 p.m., 2005
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson