Talk about some history – this is the original photo from the Firebird pit area in 1968 of one of the first two Funny Cars to race at the raceway. Looking back almost four and a half decades, it was Al Karnes Dodge Charger AA/Funny Car match racing a seventeen year old kid by the name of Dale Pulde. This all took place in Firebird’s second month of operation, August of `68. Special thanks to Ken Rhodes for taking this shot and Rick Hale sharing it from his historic photo library.