During the early years of Firebird, Kenny
"the Action Man" Goodell was one of the real favorites in both Funny
Car and Top Fuel. This photograph was taken nearly 35 years ago of his very
familar purple and orange flopper. There are many interesting things you can
take from this image including everything from the photographers to the packed
staging lanes (and early terraced grand stands), each getting ready for their
turn at the quarter-mile. Making this year's Halloween Classic even more
special will be the fact that Kenney will be competing for the first-time in
over two decades at Firebird. He will drive the John Floyd Sr.
"Pogo" Anglia throughout the course of the four-day weekend and
field a Junior Dragster for his grand daughter, too. We can't wait to say,
"welcome back" in mid-October.