Here's a shot from an early Pro Stock race
featuring northwest racer Mardy Maltais against the Thunder Road Vega out of
Division 7. What makes this photo quite unique is the fact it pre-dates
the construction of Firebird's upper pit area. As you can see in the picture,
the hillside parking was still in place, along with the original wood
grandstands and Newtronics timing system. Look closely and might recognize a
few of the Gold Cup racers in the staging lanes, too, at least those of you
that go back at least twenty-five years.