The 35th Pepsi Nightfire attracted quite a variety of drag racing giants, three of which, are pictured here just prior to the Key Bank Saturday Night Thunder. At left, making his first appearance at Firebird in better than 30 years - Dan Richins, driver of the Utah-based "Iron Horse" Top Fueler. Richins won the first NHRA Division 6 World Championship Series Meet in 1969 at Firebird. At right, retired NHRA National Event Director and acting event director of the NHRA Hot Rod Reunion's (and NHRA Museum dignitary) Steve Gibbs, who was attending his third Nightfire in four years. And last but not least, Firebird track owner and operator - Bill New, who just turned 72 on August 16th. Image by Jonathan Adams