What this photo may give up in terms of quality and contrast is certainly made up for in terms of historical significance. This photo was emailed to us by Scott Weber with Stor-It Self Storage LLC. We believe this image is from the `78 Nightfire 500, the same year Raymond Beadle won the outright title of Firebird’s biggest race of the season. The Blue Max Nitro Funny Car is pictured here racing against the Monza of “Nitro Nick” Harmon. Beadle would go onto sweep three NHRA World Championship titles (1979-1981) and countless event titles. The Texan retired from racing in 1989.