It was like taking a step back in time during the Pepsi Nightfire when none other than Dale Pulde picked Firebird as the site to debut his "War Eagle" AA/Funny Car. The Trans Am was built to help resurrect or recreate a slice of yesteryear. Pulde ran very strong during his open competition debut, but his weekend came to early end during the second round of racing with no oil pressure. Considering he was the first Funny Car driver to race at Firebird nearly 41 years ago, it was sure a thrill to have him return to Firebird in front of a big Nightfire audience.