International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Presenters Announced
Includes 3 NHRA Full Throttle 2012 World Champions! Please read the official press release below for more details.
Don Garlits announced the presenters for the induction ceremonies of the 23rd Annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame, Presented by the National Hot Rod Association and Summit Racing Equipment to be held at the Paramount Hotel & Suites in Gainesville, Fla. on Thursday, March 14, 2013. The group includes five NHRA Full Throttle World Champions, including the three newly crowned champions in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock.
“I am extremely pleased with the all-star list of presenters for the 2013 induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame dinner,” said Garlits. “I am particularly gratified to be able to have three of the professional category champions on stage as presenters, which is the first time we’ve had this occur!
“The presenters are All-Stars in their own right, well qualified to present their particular inductee.
“I believe the group of presenters will be entertaining, informative and will leave a very strong impression on the audience.”
The presenter headliners are NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel Champion Antron Brown, Funny Car Champion Jack Beckman and Pro Stock Champion Allen Johnson. Two former NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car World Champions, John Force and Robert Hight will also be presenters. The other presenters are: 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.
The 2013 class of inductees and the presenter are:
Dave Boertman Presented by Allen Johnson
Wally Booth Presented by John Jodauga
Bernie Fedderly Presented by John Force and Robert Hight
Harry Hibler Presented by Ed Pink
Hirata, Hobbs & Vodnik Presented by Jack Beckman
K.S. Pittman Presented by Greg Sharp
Dick Rosberg Presented by Steve Earwood
Louis Senter Presented by Antron Brown
The Founders Award honoree, Dr. Robert Post, PhD. will be presented by Bruce Larson.
The induction ceremonies begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM, with dinner served at 7:00 PM (Eastern). Legendary NHRA Announcer Bob Frey will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.
Associate sponsors of the induction banquet are VR-12, National Parts Depot, Commercial Power Cleaners, Inc. and Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar service, parts and customer-care brand.
Corporate table sponsorship programs are available. A table sponsorship costs $1000, which includes seating for ten with logo on the table, a banquet program listing, and inclusion in 2014 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 are available at $100 each.
Ticket details and additional information are available by calling or emailing Donna Garlits at: (352) 245- 8661 or (877) 271-3278 toll free, fax (352) 245- 6895, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Don Garlits Drag Racing Hall of Fame is recognized as a 501(c)3 educational not-for-profit organization.