British Drag Racing Hall Of Fame

About the Hall of Fame

British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Limited is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under no. 10387951 and whose registered office is 227 Cassiobury Drive, Watford WD17 3AN

Directors: Beverly Bradbury, Jeremy Cookson, Ian Hart, Robin Jackson, Lesley Wright.

The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame was established in 2006 to recognise significant contributions and achievements in the sport of Drag Racing in Britain. The Panel of Selectors consists of club and track officials, promoters, former racers, journalists and enthusiasts, all long associated with the sport. The Panel convenes annually to nominate candidates for induction into the Hall of Fame. Nominees are inducted at a Gala Dinner usually held in November, but in special circumstances may be inducted at race events or on other occasions if deemed appropriate. Inductees receive a commemorative trophy known as a ‘Bootsie’ – a crystal tablet containing an image of the late Allan ‘Bootsie’ Herridge, a racer and engineer of great distinction from the sport’s earliest days – and an exclusive gold, enamelled membership badge.

Eligibility for induction into the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame is extended to any individual or group of individuals who have driven, ridden, owned, designed, built, maintained, prepared, promoted, officiated, supported or taken part in any capacity connected with British Drag Racing, and to organisations which have played a notable and distinguished role in the sport. Inductees shall have been retired from the sport for at least three years or have been engaged at the highest level for at least 20 years, or otherwise be recognised for their significant contribution. Inductees are characterised by mastery of their particular fields and by the courage to innovate.

BDRHoF Honorary International Ambassadors

We salute our overseas friends and supporters who have kindly agreed to serve as our Honorary International Ambassadors:

Eileen Daniels 

Ron Hope 

Traci Hrudka 

Fred Miller 

Bob Muravez

Sharon Muravez 

Carl Olson  

Donna Garlits


The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame thanks these individuals who have contributed their services:

Nick Pettitt, Historical Consultant 

Keith Lee Images

Roger Gorringe, Nitro Exposure 

Simon Groves

Andy Rogers (Tog)

Darren West, Power Race Graphics

Steve Trice

Phil Cottingham

Andy Barrack (Deceased)

Brian Taylor

Panel of Selectors

Lesley Wright

Honorary Chair
Former Secretary: Santa Pod Racers Club

Graham Beckwith

Former commentator and event MC
Santa Pod Raceway & York Dragway

Jeremy Cookson

Former Marketing Manager, Shakespeare County Raceway. Editor: HOFtalk

Phil Cottingham

Spectator Representative
Former Marketing Manager: Carter Motorsport

Philip Evans

Member: FIA Drag Racing Commission
Chair: Motorsport UK Speed Events Committee

Robin Jackson

PR: Motorsport UK British Drag Racing Championship. Media rep: Santa Pod Raceway

Keith Bartlett

CEO: Santa Pod Raceway
Chair: Drag Racing Europe AB

Keith Lee

Author, photojournalist, historical consultant. Former commentator: Santa Pod Raceway 

Ian Marshall

Secretary: Santa Pod Racers Club
Chief Starter: Santa Pod Raceway

Ian Messenger

Former Dragbike Racer
BDRHoF website administrator


Darren Prentice

Track & Race Operations Manager: Santa Pod Raceway. International Race Director

BDRHoF Management & Advisory Group

Lesley Wright

Honorary Chair

Jeremy Cookson

Membership Liaison

Phil Cottingham

Events Co-ordination

Philip Evans

Special Motorsport Liaison

Robin Jackson

Media/Public Relations

Bev Bradbury

General Secretary & Treasurer

Simon Groves

Company Secretary

Andy Wheeler

Gala Audio/Visual

Ian Hart


Nigel Payne

Transport Liaison

Julian Parsons

Technical Services

Tony Thacker

Gala Compere & Script

Jordan Payne

Gala Logistics