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MONTREAL, September 16, 2015 – Thirty eight of Canada’s drag racing legends will be inducted into the newly formed Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame at the inaugural Gala starting at 5:30 pm on October 9, 2015 at the Hotel Universel in Montreal.
“The recognition of world-class Canadian drag racing legends, all under one roof, is long over due,” says John Scotti, Founder of the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame. “I am very excited about this achievement for the sport and look forward to sharing it with others who will visit the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame” museum as well.
The 28 living and 10 posthumous legends who are being inducted include, racers, crew chiefs, mechanics track officials, promoters, and sponsors from Victoria, B.C. to Poole’s Corners, P.E.I who have made a lasting impact and significant difference in the development of the sport of Drag Racing in Canada and elsewhere.
During inaugural Gala, most of the 28 drag racing legends being inducted will be attending the Gala. They will be honoured with the custom tailored ‘Blue Blazer’ bearing the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame logo and the personalized Hall of Fame ring.
“It is a dream come true to see great ones of our sport getting the recognition they deserve for their extraordinary achievements, contributions and efforts for the sport of drag racing,” says Bob Aubertin, Director.
To be nominated into the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, candidates must have actively been engaged at the top level of their categories for more than 25 years and have made a tremendous contribution to the sport. They must also reside or be an expatriate of Canada.
About the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame
The Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that will be based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 2014, by John Scotti, President of John Scotti Automotive Group, its mission is to recognize the professionals in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro-Stock and Sportsman categories.
A complete list of the inductees to the Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Fame, will be presented on stage at the Gala evening.
About Drag Racing
Drag racing is the Fastest and Quickest form of Professional motorsport racing in the world today. Professionally built and driven race cars that compete, side by side, at speeds of over 332 mph (534.30 Km/h) in a Top Fuel.10, 000 H.P. dragster in less than 3.680 seconds across the finish line. The race follows a short, straight course from a standing start over a measured distance, most commonly ¼ mile (1,320 ft (402 m), with a shorter 3/16 mile (1,000 ft (305 m)) for Nitro methane powered Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars.
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