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International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Showing

Andy Bolig - September 27, 2013 01:13 PM


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2013 Ceremony will be televised Sunday (Oct 6) at 1:00PM

The International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, based at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing (Ocala, Fla.) has announced the 2013 Induction Ceremony will be televised on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM PDT), on the VELOCITY channel (a Discovery channel).

The production was done by the well-known automotive television production company, Masters Entertainment Group owned by Ted Jones (Bristol, Tenn.) and was taped on March 14, 2013 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites (Gainesville, Fla.), the ceremony honored Dave Boertman, Wally Booth, Bernie Fedderly, Harry Hibler, the Hirata, Hobbs & Vodnik Top Fuel team, K.S. Pittman, Dick Rosberg and Louis Senter for their accomplishments and contributions to the sport of drag racing.  Additionally, noted historian Robert C. Post was honored with the Founders Award.

An All-Star group of presenters included four current and former World champions: 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel Champion Antron Brown, Funny Car Champion Jack Beckman and Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson; plus former NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car World Champion John Force. Other presenters were: US Nationals Top Fuel Champion (1980) Terry Capp, Track Owner/Event promoter Steve Earwood, National Dragster Senior Editor/Artist and drag racing historian John Jodauga, Funny Car driver Bruce Larson, Engine Builder Ed Pink and NHRA - Wally Parks Racing Museum curator Greg Sharp.    

Individual tickets and corporate table sponsorship programs for the 2014 installation dinner are available for immediate purchase. A table sponsorship costs $1000, which includes seating for ten with logo on the table, a banquet program listing, and inclusion in 2015 promotional brochures, a pair of free passes to the Don Garlits Drag Racing Museum plus logo placement on the banquet DVD credits. Table sponsors will receive a DVD of the evening’s event, and additionally, each sponsor will be recognized from the stage during for the televised portion of the event. Individual seating tickets will be available at $100 each. Major and supporting sponsorship programs are also available.  For ticket and sponsor information, please contact Donna Garlits at the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing at (352) 245-8661 or visit