The heritage behind AA/Fuel Dragster racing at Firebird dates back to the late 60's. One of the early players was Paul Schoenfeld and the famed "Want Bird" front-engined digger. This is a pit scene shot of Paul awaiting his turn down to enter the fire-up lane, which was located at the 700' mark (just to the north of the grassy park behind the lower pit rest room). A push truck helped start all the Top Fuel cars in the early days. This Polaroid photo was taken by Emmett's Johnnie Corn in 1971