Some of the best Funny Car racers in the world have made appearances at Woodburn Dragstrip. Seen here is “Gentleman” Hank Johnson hailing from Marysville, Washington. This photo dates back to sometime in the early 80’s. Hank Johnson was the first driver to record a 5 second run at Woodburn Dragstrip way back in 1977. Hank recorded that history making run in his Mr Auto Supply sponsored Top Fuel Dragster while winning the Winston World Championship Series now known as the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Upon closer inspection, you will identify the starter as none other than Jay Livingston. Also visible is the beverage stand on the east side as well as the Winston Drag Racing banners visible on the grandstand support. You do not have to look far to see many improvements and changes that have been made, including concrete guard rails and additional bleacher seating.