Sponsored by American Home Shield, the Plymouth Arrow flopper of Ed "the Ace" McCulloch takes on the Mustang II of Twig Zeigler (far side) at the `78 Nightfire 500. With chief starter Rocky Chuch at the button and a big crowd on hand, McCulloch & Zeigler were two of a field that included nearly a dozen nitro Funny Cars and another 6-8 blown alcohol plastic fantastics, many of which were coming off major one night shows in Portland and Seattle. Photo by Rich Carlson