The British Drag Racing Hall of Fame (BDRHoF) has gained another supporter with Straightliners Events announcing that it is joining the list of businesses sponsoring the Gala Awards Dinner being held at the historic Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey on November 18th. The event will see drag racing pioneers honoured with induction into the Hall of Fame and the presentation of the Lucas Oil Global Achievement Award plus Sydney Allard Media Awards for photo journalism, written journalism and video journalism.
Straightliners Events is established over 20 years ago by Trevor Duckworth. Its ethos was to make motorsports sprint and speed events more accessible to motorcycle enthusiasts by removing much of the red tape yet retaining the safety and all other aspects of a motorsports event that enforced rider and spectator safety. It has opened doors to thousands of motorsports enthusiasts and spawned a cult following of not only motorcycle fanatics but also the car tuning fraternity.
Trevor has spent 47 years in the sport and holds 27 World Records and numerous British National Records over 1/4 mile, kilo and mile - on both two and three wheels. His Straightliners Events business continues to grow and is now involved with a range of meetings that encompass Championship Sprints, Drag and Drift meetings and Speed Events. The venues include Santa Pod Raceway, East Kirkby (Lancashire Raceway), York Raceway, East Jurby on the Isle of Man, Elvington, Pendine Sands, Dakota Raceway in Devon and Spitfire Raceway in Cornwall.
Trevor Duckworth said, “There is a great deal of cross over between those attending Straightliners Meetings and the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame Gala Awards Dinner. Many of its members compete at our meetings and of course drag racing in the UK grew out of sprint and speed events. Both organisations celebrate the roots of drag racing in our different ways and we are pleased to add our support to what has become a fabulous occasion with the spotlight shining on the sport’s pioneers”.
BDRHoF Limited CEO Brian Taylor said, “It’s always good to welcome a new sponsor - particularly one that has broadened the opportunities for sprint and speed events to take place throughout the country. Straightliners meetings provide a key entry point to the sport, being accessible from Yorkshire to Cornwall and Wales to the Isle of Man.
They also give out-and-out drag racers the chance to try out other forms of straight line motorsport. Looking back, many drag racers went to Bonneville in the USA and people like Dennis Priddle, Clive Skilton, Tony Densham and John Hobbs all set records at Elvington. Today, quite a few of our two wheeled drag racing legends find the more relaxed atmosphere of these events a welcomed addition to their drag racing schedule and very useful for final tuning. The Gala could not exist without sponsorship and I thank Trevor for his support”.
The BDRHoF is now taking reservations for the 2017 Gala Awards Dinner by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 01933 279102. This year the tickets are priced competitively at £65.00 each and this includes a pre-dinner reception and table wine. The event always sells out well in advance, so if you would like to join us for the occasion we suggest you make your reservation sooner rather than later. On receiving your reservation you will be given the procedure to book rooms at the negotiated room rate that includes breakfast and VAT as well as parking.
On-going news about the Gala, sponsors and other events in which the BDRHoF is involved will be published on the British Drag Racing Hall of Fame website, www.britishdragracinghof.co.uk, www.eurodragster.com and on Facebook and Twitter.