Here's a vintage shot of the Firebird pit area circa 1971. As you can see from this nostalgic shot out of the John Corn's photo album, the pits are 100% dirt and sand. Some of you might remember that the pit gate (for access into the pit area) for the first two decades was right down by the Pennzoil sign hanging in the foreground on a fence line. When you blow this picture up, it's even more interesting when you see there's not a car in sight newer than `71...go figure!!!! In addition, there's not a single trailer in the pits, only tow bars. Thanks to Emmett's Johnnie Corn for giving us an opportunity to share photos from his early collection from time-to-time.