The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is delighted to announce that Junior Drag Racers will again be honoured when the Gala Awards Dinner takes place on Saturday 19th November at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel, Heathrow Airport.
The Hall of Fame Gala is the most prestigious night of the year for Britain’s drag racing community. Last year, for the first time, the top three Junior Dragster and Junior Drag Bike finishers in the UK National Championship were invited, with their parents, to attend the occasion for their accomplishments to be recognised before the gathering of distinguished guests from Europe and America. 2016’s young drivers and bikers will share the evening with the new Hall of Fame inductees along with leading figures from the States such as Don Schumacher and Paula Murphy, who brought the first American Funny Cars to Santa Pod in 1973, and the founding president of the FIA Drag Racing Commission, Carl Olson.
BDRHoF chairman Stu Bradbury commented, “While the Hall of Fame’s prime purpose is to recognise drag racing achievements of the past, we’re particularly pleased to welcome and celebrate the rising new generation of racers too, and we salute the sponsors whose generosity and foresight have allowed us to create this opportunity. It’s a wonderful thought that some of today’s young achievers might one day, perhaps, return to the Gala stage for induction into the Hall of Fame in their own right.”
Charlotte Bradford, 2015 Lucas Oil Junior Dragster UK National Champion
Once again, the Junior tables at the Gala will be sponsored by the following;
Atlantic Fluid Tech Ltd
The Santa Pod Racers’ Club
The young racers can expect to take home some valuable mementoes of the occasion.
The Hall of Fame is grateful to Lizz McCarthy and Wayne Jackson for their help with arrangements.
Paige Wheeler and Billy Everitt, runner up and third place in Lucas Oil Junior Dragster UK Championship
News about the Gala and other events will be published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website, www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk, and at www.eurodragster.com, the sport’s premier website in Europe. The names of 2016’s inductees into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame will be announced on these sites during Santa Pod Raceway’s Dragstalgia meeting, 15th-17th July. 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame’s founding and the admission of its first members. The Gala Awards Dinner was first presented in 2014.
Liam Holgate (right), Louis Davies and Stacey Reed, top three in the 2015 Junior Drag Bike UK Championship
Photo credits: Grace Roaf (Charlotte Bradford), Andy Wheeler (Paige Wheeler/Billy Everitt) and Allan Davies (Junior Drag Bike top three)
2016 Gala Tickets
Ticket prices for the 2016 BDRHoF Gala Awards Dinner remain unchanged at £60 per person. Corporate tables of 10 are available at £580. To reserve tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Stu Bradbury on 01933 279102.