In the early days of Firebird, dragsters were few and far between. In fact, it’s hard to remember more than one or two that would compete in our weekly program during the 1970’s. One in particular was this very short wheel based digger known as the “Gravedigger” campaigned by Jeff Shafer (or at least this is who we think who owned and drove the car at the time). At times, the slingshot was quite a handful to drive. Unfortunately it took a turn for the worse one race morning and nailed the guardrail just past the Christmas tree, bending up the front end pretty good and ending its days on the strip.